Kristen Lehner Flaherty, DDS

Dr. Kristen (Lehner) Flaherty is a doctor of dental surgery based in New York. Dr. Flaherty grew up here in Saratoga Springs before attending The State University of New York College at Geneseo, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She went on to work in research at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Center for Vascular Biology Research in Boston, MA for several years before earning her doctorate of dental surgery degree from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She then completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the Albany-Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albany, NY.

She is thrilled to be living and practicing here in Saratoga Springs, her beloved hometown. Dr. Flaherty takes the time to ensure every patient in her chair feels comfortable, and leaves with a healthy and happy smile.


What is your area of interest in dentistry?

Restoring of function to improve oral health related quality of life, as well as cosmetic dentistry.

What organizations are you an active member of?

American Dental Association & New York State Dental Association

Where did you grow up and what brought you here?

I grew up in Saratoga Springs. I moved back to be near my family and to enjoy all this area has to offer!

What do you love most about this area?

The lakes and mountains of the Adirondacks! I love to go hiking and camping in the summer and skiing in the winter!

What are you most passionate about professionally?

Working together with patients to formulate the best treatment plan for them. Treating each patient like family and making sure they know how much I care.

What is your favorite activity outside of work?

Anything outdoors! I love to enjoy Sacandaga Lake on a since summer day with my family.

Where can we most likely find you on the weekends?

Spending time with friends and family, my fiancé Nick and our dog, Zuma.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Anything peanut butter!

Reviews & Testimonials

"Staff are amazing! They are so accommodating and super helpful."



"Thank you all for your patience!"



"Excellent as always the entire staff are always so kind and professional at this dentist office, never disappointed."



"SSFD was outstanding. Friendly, helpful and accommodating to our needs. Anyone who is hesitant to go to the dentist willno longer have this fear. Thank you for making my husband feel comfortable."



"Good advice and very professional"



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