Cornerstone Dental Staff

Dr. Stephen P .Klinker D.D.S.
Dr. Stephen Klinker

Dr. Stephen P. Klinker is recognized as distinguished alumni from his alma mater Northern Michigan University where he graduated in 1978 with degrees in biology and business. He then attended Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine studying neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropsychopharmacology. After receiving his degree he then attended The University Of Texas College of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon graduation he moved to Austin Texas where he established a dental practice, and started his oral surgery-training program. He was also instrumental in starting the Veterinary Dental Society at that time.

Since 1984 Dr. Klinker has been involved in cross-cultural medicine starting with the Acoma and Navajo tribes of North America. He then traveled into dangerous war torn Central America leading medical, dental, ophthalmic, and chiropractic teams to provide much needed assistance to the people. He has received numerous awards for Outstanding Volunteerism both domestically as well as internationally. President George Bush recognized these efforts and the coveted Golden Jefferson Award for Outstanding Volunteerism was awarded to Dr. Klinker. He was then nominated as Ambassador to Honduras.

Dr. Klinker has established several non-profit organizations that serve the needs of others through medicine, dentistry, and optometry that are still in existence today. He also serves on the Board of Directors of many other organizations as a leader, director, and active member of those organizations. He is involved in several professional organizations in the areas of veterinary medicine, naturopathic medicine as well as dentistry, including the American Dental Association, Maine Dental Association, and the Kennebec Valley Dental Society.

Dr. Klinker is also a member of the National Ski Patrol, and Medical Advisor, for the State of Maine National Ski Patrol.

Dr. Klinker and his wife Lauren, a registered nurse, have traveled extensively throughout the world taking medical teams into areas where few westerners have been allowed to travel. Through these travels Dr. Klinker has had the opportunity to study medicine from a multitude of practitioners, not only from his teams, but those in the indigenous lands. He has worked from the Mosquito Coast to the Amazon to the Himalayas and has been blessed to develop relationships that allow a trust to be established between the native practitioners and his teams for the mutual good of all. He is establishing health clinics in many countries as well as orphanages and churches. Through these efforts Dr. Klinker has seen and been exposed to virtually all types of medical practices being used today throughout the world. He now blends the knowledge he has obtained form these aspects of medicine to dentistry, in order to treat the whole patient, rather than just teeth.

Dr. Klinker and his wife now reside in Waterville Maine, and are involved in several community activities. We welcome you to the full practice of dental health.

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Lauren, R.N.
Practice Manager

Hello, I’m Lauren, the Practice Manager at Cornerstone Dental.

I’ve lived in Maine since moving from Texas in 2002. This office has been a dream since the beginning and it is a blessing to be involved with an amazing staff that truly cares about our patients!

My education and background is in the medical field, from C.N.A. to E.M.T. to R.N. Previously I have travelled the world, setting up remote medical, dental and eye clinics with Dr. Klinker. While living in Texas, I also worked as an R.N. at a large children’s hospital on the oncology floor. Currently, I am also the Executive Director of an international ministry to widows, with two locations in India. Our four boys are all grown, and I now have three lovely daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. When I’m home, I can be found cooking, reading, shopping or playing with our two dogs, an English Mastiff and a Boxer!

Office Manager

Hi, my name is Traci! I was born and raised in northern Utah. I’ve been able to call Maine my home for over ten years and can’t imagine it any other way! I joined the team at Cornerstone Dental in 2010. Prior to working here, I received a certificate in Dental Assisting from Dental Careers Institute as well as obtaining my Dental Radiography License.

The dental field is a true passion of mine; I am currently serving as the Vice President for the New England Dental Office Managers Study Group (NEDOM), as well as a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (FAADOM).

When I'm not in the office, you'll find me spending time with my amazing husband, Luke, and our three adorable fur-babies, Ellie, George and Piper. I am so blessed to be part of the team at Cornerstone Dental and look forward to assisting you with your dental needs!

Assistant Office Manager

Hello, my name is Missy.  I moved to Maine from a small town in upstate New York in May 2016.  I joined the Cornerstone Dental team in June 2016. Prior to working here, I started my career in the dental field at a dental practice in New York.  I’m in the process of getting certified in Dental Radiology.  I love interacting with and getting to know our patients.

In my free time you’ll find me spending time with my husband, Dean and our two children Ian and Emma.  I enjoying baking and reading.  We also like to go hiking and exploring as a family.  I can’t wait to meet you next time you visit our office!

Registered Dental Hygienist - Clinical Team Leader

Hi, my name is Tiffany. I became a part of the Cornerstone Dental family in 2010. I genuinely enjoy developing lifelong relationships with our patients as their Dental Hygienist. Getting our patients to a point where they know exactly where they are dentally and what options they have is my priority. Once properly educated, a patient can feel comfortable in making decisions to help them reach or maintain their dental health. There is no better feeling that seeing a patient's smile transform their lives. 

In 2015 I became a Wife and a Step-Mother! My husband and I are Registered Maine Guides, so when I'm not in the office you can often find me in the woods or enjoying any other outdoor activity. We also have a beautiful German Shepherd, French Bulldog and more hounds than we know what to do with. I also enjoy spending time with our friends and family, especially my fabulous niece, Bella. I look forward to meeting you and helping you have a positive dental experience!

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Rebecca. I graduated from UMA in 2013 and started working at Cornerstone Dental in November 2013. I look forward to meeting our patients and helping them to have a better understanding of their oral health.

When I am not at work you can find me spending time with family and friends. My son Alex and I enjoy being active with mostly hiking and biking, we enjoy traveling and spending time at the beach.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you to maintain your oral health for a lifetime!

Certified Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Rachael. I am a Certified Dental Assistant and have had the pleasure of being a part of the Cornerstone Dental family since the practice opened in July of 2008. For four years I had the opportunity to help patients in Maryland and Texas and rejoined the team here in the spring of 2017. I genuinely care for my patients and the relationships we have formed over the years.

When I’m not in the office you’ll find me spending time with family and friends. I enjoy exploring all that Maine has to offer from the cuisine to the incomparable scenery.

I look forward to continuing building relationships old and new while assisting you with your dental goals. Seeing a patient’s smile restored is the most rewarding part of my job!

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Donna. Prior to joining the Cornerstone Dental family at the beginning of 2018, I have over 28 years of experience as a Dental Assistant and Office Manager in Madison. I enjoy helping patients understand the correlation between their dental health and medical health.

When I’m not in the office I enjoy sewing, cooking and reading. I have been married for over 41 years and have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to meet your optimal dental health!

Consultant / Certified Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Ashley! I am a Certified Dental Assistant as well as a Consultant for Cornerstone Dental. When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and our four children!

My Favorite part about working in the dental field is watching someone regain a smile that has been lost. With a new smile usually comes a whole new level of self-confidence, which is wonderful to watch unfold.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Sandy, our massage therapist, has been a licensed massage therapist for over nine years. She thoroughly enjoys being part of Cornerstone Dental's wellness program, giving weekly massages to Dr. Klinker and his staff. In addition to her busy private practice out of her home office, she also works for Health Reach giving massage and compassionate touch to Hospice patients.