Creating smiles with a gentle touch.
Welcome to Dr. Brad’s, where your child’s dental health is our priority. Our entire team is focused on delivering a comfortable, relaxed and child friendly environment. We understand the importance of establishing good oral hygiene habits early in life. We will provide your child with the education and treatment needed to maintain a healthy smile throughout his or her lifetime.
Wow what a dentists office! Staff are wonderful! And my daughter would love coming here everyday if she could!
Caring and courteous staff, clean, beautiful office. Overall a wonderful environment… We couldn’t be more pleased with our experiences! Thank you everyone!
Meet the Team
Dr. Brad Ecker D.D.S.
Dr. Brad is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where he completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, as well as specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Brad completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Ithaca College.
In addition to his private practice here in Batavia, Dr. Brad is an Attending Dentist at University Pediatric Dentistry and serves as a clinical instructor in the Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry at the University at Buffalo. He also has surgical privileges at the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.
Dr. Brad is a member of the American Dental Association, The New York State Dental Society, the 8th District Dental
Dr. Brad is married and has 4 children, 1
Melessa, Registered Dental Hygienist
My name is Melessa Cleveland and I am one of Dr. Brad’s Dental Hygienists!
I have been cleaning teeth and educating parents and patients about their oral hygiene with Dr. Brad for almost 9 years. I graduated Dental Hygiene School from Erie Community College in 2002, with an Associate in Applied Science Dental Hygiene.
I have an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Human Services from Genesee Community College, N.Y.S.
I am a loving wife to my husband John, and mother of two beautiful daughters, Angelina 9, and Juliana 6. My girls are students at the Pembroke Intermediate and Pembroke Primary Schools. Both of them which I attended as a child, and graduated from.
My hobbies include camping, gardening, baking, riding snowmobiles and four wheelers with my family. My goal as a Dental
Heather, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello, my name is Heather Baleno. I graduated with an Associate in Applied Science, Dental Hygiene as well as an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Monroe Community College in 1997. I have had fun working with Dr. Brad since then. Being a Hygienist here has given me the opportunity to help and educate thousands of children and their parents, both in our office and during school talks. I am now blessed to meet several of my former patients’ children as patients themselves. I also have experience in general dentistry.
I have been married
Lynnette, Registered Dental Assistant
Hello, my name is Lynette Schmieder. I graduated from Monroe Community College in 1983 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I have been happily working for Dr. Brad for 7 years. I live on a dairy farm in Attica, New York with my husband Paul, and children Dustin, Lauren, and Shannon. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, horses, and watching my children play sports.
I also enjoy working with Dr. Brad, all the awesome children and young adults. My goal as a Hygienist is to educate each patient for a lifetime of happiness, fun, and a spectacular smile.
Darlene, Medical Receptionist
I have been with Dr. Brad for one year as a Medical Receptionist. I personally had been in the commercial banking field for 25 years before retiring and taking a much-needed time off.
My husband and
I enjoy skiing, traveling, working in my yard, and Buffalo Bills football games. My husband and I are very involved with our kids and enjoy quality family time together.
Stefanie, Medical Receptionist/Billing
My name is Stefanie Williams. I have worked here at Dr. Brad’s office for 11 years now at the front desk. I love coming to work every day. The office is very bright and cheerful and the staff is very friendly, like a family.
I live within walking distance of the office with my husband Mark, my
Christine, Dental Assistant
My name is Christine Lamkin. I am a graduate of Pembroke High School and Genesee Community College. I have proudly worked for Dr. Brad as an Assistant for the past 24 years and equally proud to be a member of the best pediatric dental team in Western New York. Together, we strive to educate, comfort and offer comprehensive and preventive dental care to all of our patients. I am dedicated to
I live in Batavia with my husband of 23 years and have a wonderful step-daughter. I also have several loving pets. Some of my favorite interests include: Spending time with my family, music, photography, cooking, staying fit, and learning new technology.
Sharon, Dental Assistant
My name is Sharon Riley and I am a Dental Assistant for Dr. Brad. I attended the BOCES Adult Learning Program for Dental Assisting in 1996 and have enjoyed working for Dr. Brad for 20 years.
I live in Alexander with my husband of 38 years. We have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. We love to travel, go camping, hiking, and we are avid card players. I also enjoy reading, cooking, and gardening.
I look forward to many more years of helping our little patients feel at ease in the dental chair.
Why Choose Us?
- We specialize in Pediatric Dentistry
- We have state of the art digital X-rays
- We administer Nitrous Oxide for anxious patients
- We practice high quality ethical pediatric dentistry
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
We use nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, to help our patients relax during their visit. This is minimal sedation, as opposed to heavy sedation, allowing our dentists to be able to ask for important information during dental procedures. You will be awake for the entirety of your visit, but be spared from physical discomfort or stress that may come with dental work. Nitrous sedation is entirely safe and has been proven to be an effective, useful tool in dentistry for several decades.
At J. Bradley Ecker, DDS Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that a dentist appointment can be a frightening, anxiety-ridden experience for many children. Every member of our caring staff will bend over backward to make your child’s experience so comfortable and fun that they will actually be excited to come back!
No matter how well you take care of your teeth, you may end up needing one of our restorative treatments. Whether it’s because of a traumatic injury or dental disease, we are here to help restore the beauty and function of your teeth! In addition to dental implants, our restorative treatments include fillings, crowns, dentures, bridges, implants, root canal therapy and more. At our office you can feel confident that your smile will look and feel as good as ever!
Dr. Brad and his staff have been practicing pediatric dentistry in Batavia since 1992. His vision for his practice since that time has always been to provide a dental home designed especially for children and young adults. Dr. Brad offers a variety of state of the art services including:
Age One Dental Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should visit the dentist within 6 months of the first tooth erupting, no later than their first birthday. At Dr. Brad’s office we make the first visit, and every visit following, a fun, easy experience for you and your child. Your child’s first visit will include a complete examination of his/her mouth along with a dental cleaning and a fluoride treatment. Dr. Brad and his experienced team will take time to discuss any questions you may have. Our goal is to provide you with exceptional care as we guide your child through their growing years and on to healthy adult teeth.
Oral Hygiene Instruction
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems, most commonly, dental cavities, gingivitis, bad breath, and gum disease. Our experienced dental hygiene team will teach you and your child how to properly brush and floss and give you the education to help make healthy nutritional choices.
Our certified dental hygienists aim to remove plaque, tarter and stains that have accumulated on the teeth over time. A fluoride treatment is recommended at this visit and possibly digital x-rays. You can expect Dr. Brad to perform a thorough exam to evaluate your child’s oral health and the growth and development of their face and smile.
When your child comes in for their dental cleaning, a topical varnish will be placed on their teeth following the exam. Fluoride helps strengthen any areas of weakened enamel and can mineralize places that are beginning the process of forming a cavity. Our varnish treatment reduces your child’s cavity risk by over 30% when done twice a year.
Digital x-rays allow the doctor to get a view of your child’s teeth and jaws that he can’t see with his eyes. They help diagnose cavities between your child’s teeth at an early stage often before the cavity breaks the tooth. In addition to detecting cavities, x-rays can detect un-erupted teeth allowing Dr. Brad to evaluate growth and development for potential orthodontic needs. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends x-rays every six months but the treatment may be less depending on your child’s risk for cavities. The amount of radiation by using digital x-rays is very minimal and our team uses caution in protecting and reducing exposure by using lead aprons and up to date equipment.
Tooth colored fillings
Extra care for anxious patients
While some children are calm and comfortable in our pediatric dental office, some may feel anxious during treatment. We offer the following treatment methods:
- Nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas. It works to ease your child’s fears so they can relax allowing Dr. Brad to complete treatment safely and comfortably.
- General Anesthesia is offered to patients that may have special needs, extreme anxiety or extensive decay. It is offered to patients as an out-patient surgery where your child will be unconscious for treatment and in the care of Dr. Brad, an Anesthesiologist and a team of technicians.