Dr. James Colocotronis - Meet the Staff


Katherine Saunders-Dental Hygienist

I received my B.S. in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Niagara University in 1990.  After a few years in this field, I decided to change my career.  I received my A.A.S from Onondaga Community College in 1995.  I have been the Dental Hygienist for Dr. Colocotronis since July of that year, and am proud to say so.
I have enjoyed a fulfilling, satisfying career in his office in Canastota.  Not only have I met so many wonderful, interesting people, I feel I know more people in Canastota than the town I actually live in.  I’m honored to have known so many beautiful families in this unique village.

Beyond my career as a Dental Hygienist, I am all consumed by my family.  I am mother to three beautiful, funny, somewhat crazy, creative, energetic, athletic kids.  Constantly on the move, my goals ( at this point) revolve around finding matching socks, maintaining a certain level of chaos, making the perfect meatball, and hiding from my kids so I can read.






Adrienne Tompkins- Dental Assistant

I have had the pleasure working for Dr. Colocotronis as a Dental Assistant since 2008.  I enjoy the fast paced environment, interacting with the patients, and the variety of procedures that are performed at the office.

I reside in Canastota where I spend the majority of my spare time with my family, cooking and enjoying outdoor activities.








Tia Oram-Dental Assistant

My name is Tia and I have been a Dental Assistant for Dr. Colocotronis since 2004, when I received my certificate for Dental Assisting from BOCES in New Hartford.  I love being a member of our dental team and getting to know our patients.

I am married with three children.  I love to shop, read and bowl with friends and family.







Sara Evans Arthur-Office Coordinator

I am the first person you will talk to or meet at our office.  I have eighteen years’ experience in office management and take great pride in helping our patients feel welcome as well as scheduling appointments, managing payments, and expediting the processing of insurance claims.  I will make every effort to make certain your visit to our office is an enjoyable experience.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, gardening, reading, music trivia, and having fun in the empty nest.  Together with my husband Richard, we have nine children and an ever growing number of grandchildren.