Hi, I’m Dr. Roger Abbott, founder. The story began in 1968 when my parents, Jim and Darlene Abbott fulfilled their small-business dreams and bought a motel and gas station in Keene, NY (pop. ~700) right in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. I was a twelve year old “sponge” and was given a front row seat to watch the American Dream. Mom and Dad put me to work right away, they made it FUN!
I found out, in a small town, a handshake is like a legally binding agreement, because you have to live with the consequences. I graduated high school in a class of twelve! I learned to tell the truth even if it hurts, protect your name and to give people more than they expected. In 1973 a military recruiter saw my yearbook and read that my ambition was “to become a dentist.” He offered me a chance to be a dental assistant in the US Army and server near ski locations. I was 17 and jumped at the opportunity. I learned dentistry from the ground up and skied the Rockies and Alps. It was a great experience for a young person. The values that the US military trained into my being have been priceless.
Mother Nature wisely gave me an “incurable sweet tooth.” As a result, I have had tons of dental work and delivered by many different dentists. What an education! I understand dental anxiety at a gut level and you won’t find a more empathetic dentist! I love dentistry, I love serving patients. Our hand-picked staff love making your visits comfortable and enjoyable.