Meet Our Team

Photo of Dr. Jan CarlsonJan Carlson, DDS

Dr. Carlson grew up in Oregon and attended Baker University (Kansas) where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. She went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2005. After graduation, she joined the United States Air Force and spent a year in the Advanced Education General Dentistry residency program at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. From there, Dr. Carlson spent time as an Air Force officer and general dentist in the United Kingdom. She then completed a two-year pediatric dental residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Carlson then received assignments to care for military dependent children in Okinawa, Japan and at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. In 2016, she transitioned her military service to the NY Air National Guard. Dr. Carlson is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is married to her husband Andrew and they have two children, Kate and Zach.

Mindy – Dental Hygienist

Mindy attended JCC and earned her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.   After working in office administration for 20 years, she decided to change careers and pursue her passion for helping others.  Mindy earned her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Erie Community College in 2014.  Mindy worked for a general dentist before joining Lakewood Pediatric Dentistry and is extremely excited to be part of the team.  She enjoys providing children with a positive dental experience, focusing on teaching children about home care and developing important lifelong dental habits.

Mindy grew up in Ohio and lived in Virginia before moving to the area in 1994.  She is married to her husband Wayne and is the proud Mom of two children, Kyle and Alyssa.  In addition to taking care of her family, she enjoys boating, golfing, gardening, and running.


Kaitlyn–Dental Assistant

Kaitlyn received her Associate’s degree in Human Services from JCC in 2015.  She also attended FORTIS Institute and received her Dental Assisting Certificate as well.  Upon graduating from her Dental Assisting program, she was able to join our team and continue to be passionate about working closely with others while providing patients with an exceptional experience here at Lakewood Pediatric Dentistry.  In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, running, and spending time with her family.  



Tammie–Dental Assistant

Tammie is a wonderful addition to our team! She attended the Dental Auxiliary of Western NY in 2000 and received her certification in Dental Assisting. Tammie has 14 years of experience in the salon and spa industry, as well and graduated from Toni & Guy Academy of Erie, PA in 2004. Tammie has a strong customer service focus and will roll out the red carpet to ensure that our patients receive excellent care and have a positive experience! In her spare time, Tammie is a proud mother of three children. She enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family.