DENT Neurologic Institute Collaboration


Our group has partnered with Dent Neurologic Institute's Functional Medicine Clinic and their Integrative Program for Cognitive Decline. We provide evidenced based regenerative nutrition therapy for Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer's disease, in collaboration with Dent's outstanding functional medicine team led by Laura Funke, NP, IFMCP. Laura is advanced certified in Functional Medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). We see patients of the clinic at all 4 of our locations, including the Dent Tower (Amherst) and Sterling Medical Center (Orchard Park) where the clinic is located.


In Dent Tower, we are located in suite 401 alongside Dr. Jeffrey I Goldberg, DDS, PLLC. We are extremely fortunate to collaborate with his practice in addition to our work with the Functional Medicine Clinic.


Dr. Goldberg's Orofacial Pain/TMJ program at Dent is one of only a few programs in the nation to be accredited by the American Dental Association. He is a board certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Dr. Goldberg serves on the board of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and as President of the Erie County Dental Society. 


Dr. Goldberg offers treatment for sleep apnea, chronic facial pain, and jaw dysfunction/TMJ using state of the art treatment modalities. These conditions left untreated can lead to poor nutrition and decreased metabolism. Untreated sleep apnea has been shown to cause resistance to weight loss and increased risk for chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and dementia. These carry with them the strong need for Medical Nutrition Therapy, with food as medicine, provided by our Registered Dietitians.


Our experienced dietitian at this location, Noelle Citarella (DeSantis), MS, RDN, CDN, will create a custom nutrition plan for these patients, built to reduce inflammation, pain, and muscle loss of the jaw using functional nutrition therapy. The practice is also joined by Dr. Kristy Frye, Physical Therapist and Vice President of Advanced Care Physical TherapyShe specializes in treatment of the neck, head, and facial pain, as well as spine, and extremity rehabilitation.

As health care professionals who embrace healing and prevention through an integrative and functional approach, we are overjoyed to be working alongside these providers and their programs that offer personalized treatment via conservative and effective measures. 


To learn more about Dr. Goldberg, visit his website by clicking on the link below:

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501 John James Audubon Pkwy, Suite 360

Amherst, NY 14228

Dent Tower, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Suite 401 

Amherst, NY 14226

Sterling Center, 200 Sterling Drive, Suite 201
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Chapin Mansion, 1207 Delaware Avenue, Suite 114

Buffalo NY, 14209



Tricia Sauer, RDN,CDN

(Subject to professional sports seasons)

Audubon Parkway:

Monday: 9:00am-5:30pm

Tuesday:  9:00am-5:30pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:00am-5:30pm

Friday: 9:00am-5:30pm

Noelle Citarella (DeSantis), MS, RDN, CDN

Dent Tower:

Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday:  8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Erica Smolinski, MS, RDN, CDN

Sterling Center:

Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday:  8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Jenny Arnette, MS, RDN, CDN

Chapin Mansion:

Monday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Tuesday:  8:30am-5:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm

© 2012 by Tricia E. Sauer, RDN, CDN

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