Meet Our Team
James McDonnell, D.M.D.
Dr. James McDonnell, an upstate New York native and graduate of Fairfield and Harvard Universities, currently resides in Malta, NY with his wife and five children. His pediatric dentistry specialty was obtained at The Children's Hospital of Boston where he also developed an easy-going reputation, and warm light-hearted manner that opens children’s hearts and minds for conversations about good oral hygiene and making healthy smiles. (He is also much better looking than Dr. McMahon, especially in a bow tie).
Eric McMahon, D.D.S.
Dr. Eric McMahon born and raised in sunny California, finally came to the "right" coast when he was admitted to Harvard's pediatric specialty training. He now lives happily in Queensbury, NY with his lovely wife and two children. Children from all over "The North Country" appreciate Dr. McMahons' youthful personality and keen sense of humor that immediately puts both patients and parents at ease. His youthful "super-hero-inspired" approach adds fun and enjoyment to the entire workplace. (For the record, he routinely steals jokes from Dr. McDonnell).
Casey Tenniswood, D.D.S.
Dr. Casey Tenniswood, a native of Michigan and graduate of Oakland University and University of Michigan, completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Michigan's Children’s Hospital. Now residing in Saratoga Springs, NY with her husband and three children, Dr. Tenniswood strives to inspire only happy memories of dentist visits. (Kudos for politely laughing at other Drs. jokes that we all know could use much improvement).
Jake Fried, D.D.S.
Dr. Jake Fried is proud to be a graduate of NYU and a native of NY. (Impressively, he logged ten years studying from college through residency at this esteemed university training diligently to specialize in pediatric dentistry). He loves Star Wars and video games (so that explains sightings of "lightsabers" around his chair), but his greatest joy is spending time with his wife and two children. (We are all pretty certain he is THE happiest person on the planet).
Brian Shaughnessy, D.M.D.
Dr. Shaughnessy: Yes, as legend has it, when we first broke ground for The Smile Lodge, we found Doc in our forest being raised by woodland animals (boldly professing his love of excellent oral hygiene). It seems, beavers taught him how to brush, deer explained proper flossing, and mama bear drilled him about improving his eating habits. From forest to Harvard he's surprisingly grown to be an accomplished pediatric dentist completing his specialty training and attracting many followers (human and animal).
Christie Sankowski, D.M.D.
Dr. Sankowski grew up locally in Glenville, NY. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, she completed a pediatric dental residency program at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Dr. Sankowski always provides a caring and comfortable environment for her patients with her kind personality and substantial knowledge of all Disney song lyrics. Dr. Sankowski is residing in Saratoga Springs with her husband and chocolate Labrador retriever.
Megan McMahon, D.D.S.
Dr. Megan McMahon grew up in Queensbury, NY and has worked at the Smile Lodge since she was in high school. While working at a young age she was inspired by her favorite dentist, Dr. McDonnell. She figured if she could have this much fun every day, she would pursue dentistry. Becoming a Doctor in 2015, after earning her Chemistry degree at St. Lawrence University and her dental degree at the University of Pacific in San Francisco, Dr. Megan McMahon returned to her hometown in upstate NY. She married her second favorite dentist in 2012 and together, Drs. Megan and Eric McMahon, enjoy traveling, playing soccer and softball, and spending time with their children.
Laila Hubbi, M.S., D.D.S.
Dr. Laila Hubbi graduated Rutgers University with a double major in Cell Biology & Neuroscience and Political Science. She then continued her education at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey receiving a Master of Biomedical Sciences in 2010. Dr. Hubbi went on to attend New York University College of Dentistry where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery and completed her specialty in pediatric dentistry. While at NYU, Dr. Hubbi had the opportunity to participate in many rewarding outreaches that took her as close as Maine to as far as Nepal!
Dr. Hubbi has recently moved to the Albany area with her husband and daughter Nora to join the wonderful Smile Lodge team. Dr. Hubbi considers her patients an extension of her family. She loves working with children and has a very compassionate and caring personality. Dr. Hubbi is excited to provide a great and relaxing atmosphere where your child will have a positive and happy experience. When she is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and attempting Pinterest recipes and ideas.
Chris Goodell D.M.D
Born and raised in Plattsburgh, NY, Dr. Chris Goodell is happy to be back in the North Country, which he has always considered home. After becoming a member of the Wolfpack at North Carolina State University and then receiving his dental training at Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital, he feels it is finally safe again to tell others that he is a NY Giants fan. He and his wife enjoy swimming, the outdoors, cheering on their alma mater whenever possible, and traveling. Dr. Goodell is lucky to have the chance to work with children on a daily basis because he still feels like a kid himself, and now has an excuse to never grow up.