Our Vision Statement
“At Lancaster Smiles, we stand for service to others. Our innovative training and personalized care make a difference in people’s lives, so they feel better about themselves. Our patients share the same values, truly care about their overall health and are committed to the care of their oral health as well. As a team, we are dedicated to always make our patients feel at home. We achieve the highest standards and results by eliminating any obstacles between our patients and the care they deserve. We build our legacy by doing what’s right for you, and to us, that’s what matters most!”
Dr. Michael Funk was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1998 with honors. In addition to continuing his education on a quarterly basis each year, Dr. Funk is a member of the SPEAR® Dental Continuing Education Club. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Lancaster County Dental Society.
Dr. Funk served in the U.S. Army Reserves Dental Corps from 2001 to 2010 when he was honorably discharged as a Major. Dr. Funk was deployed twice during his service as a dentist, providing dental exams, screenings and treating hundreds of soldiers prior to their deployment overseas.
Dr. Funk has been practicing since 2000. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and provides a wide range of care for his patients to help them maintain their beautiful healthy smiles for a lifetime. He has been trained in CEREC single-visit crowns, digital CAD/CAM milling restoration such as crowns, inlays, onlays and implants, ClearCorrect orthodontic clear aligners, NDX nSequence® Guided Prosthetics® and NeoArch™ guided full-arch implant prosthetics (same-day teeth).
He and his wife, Colleen, reside in Lititz, Pennsylvania, with their two cats, Paco and Paul, and their mini Bernedoodle, Murphy. Colleen and Dr. Funk volunteer at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary and avidly play in the USTA and Central Pennsylvania tennis leagues.
Meet Our Team
Please see below for more information on our dental team at Lancaster Smiles. If you have questions regarding our dental services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, please call us today! We will happily address your inquires and help arrange your visit with our dentist, Dr. Michael Funk.
Shawnya Castaneda – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Shawnya has been a dental assistant for 22 years, the last 8 of them practicing as an EFDA. She enjoys the artistic side of being an EFDA and loves to make her patients feel comfortable and confident in their smile.
Shawnya lives in Lancaster with her husband, three dogs and one cat. She also has three grown children, who are pursuing dreams of their own. In her spare time, she loves to swim, ride her Peloton bike, travel and just be outside.
Kelly – EFDA/Certified Dental Assistant
Kelly has more than 16 years of dental experience and has earned her associate degree in expanded functions dental assisting as well as her dental assisting certification. Since 2013, she has loved working in our state-of-the-art office, which allows her to provide her patients with extraordinary restorative care, such as crowns and bridges.
Lisa Lehman – Office Manager
Lisa has worked in the dental field for over 40 years, having earned her dental assisting certification and now working at the front office. She has been with Dr. Funk since 2011 and loves getting to know our patients and working with a great team that always does their best to serve our patients well. Lisa helps each patient who visits our office receive the care they need and feel comfortable and informed.
She and her husband, Daniel, have three married daughters and three adorable granddaughters. Lisa enjoys gardening, photography, traveling, cooking and visiting coffee shops.
Deb Brubaker – EFDA/Dental Hygienist
In 2013, Deb began working at Lancaster Smiles. Since then, she has been providing professional preventive services through her dental hygiene care and educating patients on how to maintain a healthy smile and their oral health care. Deb graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College with her expanded functions dental assisting license, dental hygiene degree and anesthesia license. She enjoys working in our state-of-the-art facility with dedicated and tremendously caring co-workers.
Deb and her husband, Dave, have three married children — Brittany and Brigham, Colin and Haley, Bailey and Connor — and one granddaughter. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, exercising, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Michele Goss – Dental Hygienist
Michele is a 2007 graduate of HACC as a dental hygienist, after working as a dental assistant prior to that. She loves what she does and believes in the value of a healthy smile. When her previous employer retired, she joined our team and feels blessed to work here at Lancaster Smiles. Michele is married and has two married children. Her favorite pastimes are spending time with family, kayaking, crafting and working out.
Lisa Kibler – Dental Hygienist
Lisa joined our dental team in 2018 and provides quality care and education to our guests. She graduated from Harcum College in 2005 and is excited to be part of a practice that provides comprehensive care to every patient. She and her husband, Drew, have four children: two daughters and two sons. Lisa enjoys traveling and spending time with her family in her free time.
Chanel Albright – Receptionist
Chanel joined our team in 2019 and is one of the happy, smiling faces you will meet as you walk in our door. She has worked as a dental assistant and at the front desk and well as being our in-house IT person. Chanel cares about the health and happiness of our guests. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, crafting and spending time with her husband, son and cat.