Schenectady Pediatric Dentist
At Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry and Battiste Orthodontics, we strongly believe in caring for you or your child in a comfortable, safe, and friendly environment. You will find our team to be welcoming and knowledgeable. We personalize our care to meet your individual needs for orthodontic treatment or pediatric dentistry.
We strive to provide ample time to meet with you to discuss oral health and smile goals. Should you have any questions or concerns during your visit, please let us know. We are happy to work with you to provide the best possible care.
When our team feels that a treatment or therapy is needed, we will discuss it with you first. You will always be a part of the decision-making process regarding care.
We invite you to get to know our doctors and our team. You can also learn more about the Madagascar Ankizy Fund, a service organization that is close to the hearts of both Dr. Matt and Dr. Lindsey.
Meet The Doctors
Dr. Matthew Battiste
Dr. Matthew Battiste enjoys helping shape smiles. His goal is to make decisions with the patient’s best interest at heart. Dr. Matt completed his undergraduate degree at Lafayette College before attending SUNY Stony Brook Dental School for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Matt furthered his studies at the Eastman Dental Center where he earned his Certificate in Orthodontics.
Dr. Matt is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. He maintains a commitment to continuing education by staying up-to-date with the latest ideas and approaches to treatment.
Dr. Matt has been involved with numerous service organizations and outreach programs. He has participated in dental outreach missions to Mexico, Australia, and Madagascar. Both Dr. Matt and Dr. Lindsey are actively involved with the Madagascar Ankizy Fund which aids impoverished children in rural Madagascar. This organization serves as the inspiration for the dinosaur-themed office.
Dr. Matt and Dr. Lindsey have two children and two dogs. Dr. Matt enjoys spending time with his family. He also likes to fish, hike, and play sports. Dr. Matt enjoys all outdoor activities.
Dr. Lindsey Battiste
Dr. Lindsey Battiste, Schenectady Pediatric dentist, understands the importance of laying the foundation for a life of optimal oral hygiene. Dr. Lindsey’s philosophy is to take a preventative approach whenever possible. Her mission is to create a generation of patients who look forward to their dental visit. Dr. Lindsey attended Cornell University for her undergraduate studies, and SUNY Stony Brook Dental School to complete her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. She completed her residency at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health / University of Rochester.
Dr. Lindsey is a member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She also participates in numerous continuing education programs including her involvement with a dental study club at Ellis Hospital.
Dr. Lindsey finds fulfillment in participating in outreach missions. She has been involved in missions to impoverished areas of rural North Dakota. Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Matt are active supporters of the Madagascar Ankizy Fund, which assists children in rural areas of Madagascar. This organization serves as the inspiration for the dinosaur-themed office.
Outside of the office, Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Matt have two young children and two dogs. Dr. Lindsey enjoys walking her dogs, playing tennis, going on hikes, reading, cooking, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.
Meet The Team
April – Treatment Plan Coordinator
I have been in the Pediatric/Orthodontic dental field since 1997. With extensive experience I can really appreciate the quality of Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Matt’s work and the exceptional care this office provides. Outside of work I love spending time with my husband and children. I enjoy hiking, gardening and staying active.
Crystal – Administrative
Crystal is our administrative and financial coordinator. She has extensive experience in healthcare including in administrative duty and insurance coordination. She enjoys helping our patients understand their benefit plans.
Danielle – Reception and Insurance Coordination
I have been working in the dental field with Dr. Matt and Dr. Lindsey for 6 years now. I have really enjoyed the interaction with all of our patients! I love spending time with my husband and three children. My interests include running, various styles of dancing and being a mommy.
Since starting as an administrative assistant, I’ve felt like this place and its people are my family. I love coming to work. I also love seeing all the many patients come through and getting to know them too!
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking with my family and dog, biking, traveling, and singing!
Haley – Hygienist
Hi! I am very excited to be a member of this beautiful office! I have been working as a dental hygienist for three years and love working with children. I look forward to making your child’s first dental experience fantastic! Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, including my dog Brodie. I like to hike, run and travel when I can find the time!
I am so happy and proud to have recently joined the dental team with Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Matt. I have several years experience as a dental hygienist and really enjoy working with children. I am happily married, have 3 grown children and most recently welcomed our first grandchild. With my free time I enjoy reading, boating, and spending time with family and friends on the Great Sacandaga Lake! I look forward to meeting you with your children and guiding them to a future of healthy dental care!
Mary – Hygienist
I am very proud to be one of the newer team members of this beautiful office. I love children and have many years of experience working with children as a dental hygienist. I have two wonderful sons, Matthew and Nicholas. I also have a pug named QC. I enjoy traveling, baking, cooking, spending time with family and going to Broadway shows! I am looking forward to meeting you at your next appointment!
Ellen – Orthodontic Assistant
Hello there! I am very excited to have joined this amazing Team of very talented individuals. Having come into this Team with over 20 years of Orthodontic experience, I am truly blessed to work with them and look very forward to meeting you!
Outside of work, I love spending time with my friends and family. On the weekends, I love to cook and bake which brings them both gathered around my table for food and fun. I also enjoy traveling and sailing on Lake George in the summertime.
Janeen – Orthodontic Assistant
I have been working in the orthodontic field for five years and really love seeing how our patient’s smiles transform over time! I love working with Dr. Matt and Dr. Lindsey. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and four fabulous children.
Diane – Orthodontic Assistant
I have been working in dentistry since 1977 and in the orthodontic field since 1998! I love orthodontics and have been lucky enough to be working with Dr. Matt for the past year. What a fun office!
I have been a dental assistant since 2017 and I feel so lucky to have ended up working in this office! Dr. Matt and Dr. Lindsey are amazing and the staff are all special and caring people. I come from a big Italian family and on my free time I am either with them or training in the gym!
I have been working in the dental field for 21 years and I’ve been lucky enough to work with Dr. Matt, Dr Lindsey and this amazing team for the past 3. One of my favorite parts of my job is watching our patients transform right in front of my eyes!
Outside of the office I enjoy being a wife and mother. I also enjoy challenging myself with exercise, going to my camp and hanging with family and friends!!
Madagascar Ankizy Fund
The goals of the Madagascar Ankizy Fund (“Ankizy” means “children” in the Malagasy language) are to build schools and hold dental clinics in remote areas of Madagascar. The Madagascar Ankizy Fund was founded in 1998 by paleontologist Dr. David W. Krause, a professor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University. The Ankizy Fund is committed to improving the lives of Malagasy children.
- ALL children have a right to basic health care and an education
- Take pride in being a low-overhead non-profit
- Develop personal relationships with donors and supporters
Dr. Matt and Dr. Lindsey are both proud supporters of the Ankizy Fund and have been involved with numerous fundraisers and outreach programs. Dr. Matt has traveled to Madagascar, Australia and Mexico volunteering dental services. Dr. Lindsey has spent time on Native American Reservations in South Dakota, volunteering as well.
The Madagascar Ankizy Fund was established in 1998. Founder, Executive Director, and renowned paleontologist, Dr. David Krause has led numerous paleontological expeditions all over the world. In 1993, he fulfilled a childhood dream and journeyed to the remote island of Madagascar to search for Cretaceous fossils. Dave found a treasure-trove of nearly complete fossil dinosaurs, crocodiles, amphibians, and even mammals. His early field crews spent time searching for these fossils and camping near the village of Berivotra in northwestern Madagascar.
Shortly after beginning work there, Dave and the members of his expedition found themselves surrounded by children who were observing their work. Along with the remarkable fossils that they were finding, they also found some of the most abandoned and destitute children in the world—children who couldn’t read and write, children who’d never been seen by a doctor or dentist and were dying of easily treatable ailments.
It became clear that the paleontologists were in a unique position to help these children. They were amazed to discover that $500 USD would pay the salary of a teacher for an entire year, and that $300 could buy school supplies for a year. With this knowledge in hand, members of the field crew came together with several, relatively small donations, and The Madagascar Ankizy Fund was born.
The status of healthcare in Madagascar is desperate and declining. The country-wide averages for health care professionals are 24 physicians and 2 dentists for every 100,000 people. This means little in many rural areas where there is a complete absence of health care facilities.
For more information please visit www.ankizy.org.
Schenectady Pediatric Dentist
1019 Keyes Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12309
We’re located on Keyes Avenue off Upper Union Street on the border of Niskayuna and Schenectady.
Monday: 8:30am – 4pm
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 8am – 6pm
Thursday: 8am – 6pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4pm