About Us

Since opening on the professional campus of Providence Hospital in 1984, Dental Professional Associates has been taking care of patients in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. We strive to create a pleasant, stress-free work environment for our staff, so you’ll be greeted by friendly, familiar faces — some of whom have been with us for 20+ years. Our dentists and the entire team work together toward the same goal of delivering timely, efficient care in a comfortable setting.


Comprehensive Care

We are proud to offer complete dental care, from routine care to orthodontics, root canals, implants and cosmetic dentistry. Doctors Lamb, Davis and Griffin have the training and experience to perform most procedures right here in the office, and patients are only sent to specialists in the necessary but rare case. Our patients tell us they appreciate the convenience and time savings of being treated by their own dentist in familiar surroundings.

Prevention is Key

A fundamental part of our philosophy is that preventive maintenance is essential to good oral health — which is linked to your overall health. The earlier in life we start with preventive dentistry and smart habits, the easier it is to maintain healthy teeth and gums. A small amount of prevention can help you avoid disease of the teeth and their supporting structure … and help reduce your dental expenses over your lifetime. Even if you’ve been less than diligent in the past, it’s never too late to improve your smile.

Two Annual Visits

We recommend two checkups and cleanings per year, which may be covered by your dental insurance plan. During these exams we will look for dental decay, periodontal disease and changes in soft tissue. X-rays are usually taken once a year and we may recommend fluoride treatments.

Regular At-Home Care

The habits you adopt are an important factor in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Among the things you can do:

  • Brush and floss daily
  • Aim for a balanced diet
  • Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Limit your alcohol consumption

Together, regular exams and proper dental hygiene can help preserve your natural teeth
and keep you smiling confidently for a lifetime.


Meet Our Dentists

Michael F. Lamb, DDS

The co-founder of Dental Professional Associates, Dr. Michael Lamb earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 1983, he graduated summa cum laude from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland at Baltimore.

Dustin R. Plunkett, DDS

Dr. Plunkett grew up in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. He attended the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and was presented his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with cum laude honors.

Dr. W. Charles White is a Grand Rapids, Michigan native who attended dental school at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and completed his dental residency at the Washington D.C. Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

I have been a patient of Dental Professional Associates for the past 15 years. I have received excellent dental care. In that period of time, I have had some dental problems occur and I always was able to get an appointment and receive care. I am a patient of Dr. Lamb’s but on occasion I have seen the other dentists who have provided me with excellent care. I know the staff and they are always friendly and caring. Jeff and Julie always let me know what is going on and what they will be doing. Rita keeps me informed about my appointments. Ri and other office staff have been wonderful to me when I come in for my appointments. I highly recommend this practice.