Dental Practices

At Dermody, Burke & Brown (DB&B), our expertise extends beyond just accounting, bookkeeping, and taxes. We specialize in providing financial guidance for the dental industry. Whether you need help with basic planning and operations or special projects, we are here to help. Our team of dental accounting professionals and broad network of dental resources provide the experience and industry knowledge necessary to offer your practice the strategies you need to reduce your costs and increase your profits. At DB&B, our goal is to give our dental clients the freedom to focus on the health of their patients while enjoying a healthier financial future.

In the event that an unusual or particularly challenging issue arises for your practice, DB&B's affiliation with Allinial Global allows our team to tap into a wealth of experience from other top financial firms that work with dental practices. Allinial is an association of legally independent accounting and consulting firms that seamlessly share training resources, best practices, information, and expertise. 

Our Dental Practices Services Include:

Accounting and Tax
  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Interim and Year-end Bookkeeping
  • Preparation of Income Tax Returns
  • Tax Law Alerts
Business Advisory Services and Consultation
  • QuickBooks Consulting and Installation
  • Compensation Planning and Review
  • Retirement Plan Design and Implementation
  • Retirement Plan Administration
  • Operational Review and Analysis
  • Information Systems Review
  • Internal Controls/Risk Management
  • Dental Practice Valuations
  • Practice startup Assistance
Eployee Lising

For more information email or call 315-471-9171 to contact:

Carolyn Lawless, CPA

Carolyn Lawless, CPA

Carolyn has over thirty-two years of public accounting experience.  She specializes in tax advisory services including tax planning and preparation for various entities including corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates and individuals. Carolyn also performs reviews and compilations for small businesses in various industries.

Carolyn received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Niagara University.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Carolyn served as treasurer of the Historic Oakwood Cemetery Preservation Association and was an advisory board member of Francis Corp.  She was also past President and a current member of the Estate Planning Council of Central New York.  She was past President and is a current board member of the Central New York Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Central New York, and serves on the finance committee of Our Lady of Hope Church in Syracuse.      


Karen Matticio, CPA, CVA, CFO
Karen Matticio

Karen Matticio, CPA, CVA, CFO

Karen is a Member with Dermody, Burke & Brown and serves as the Firm’s Chief Financial Officer.  She leads the Firm’s Physician and Dental Practice groups and the Business Valuation Practice group. Karen has been with the Firm since graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1990. As a Tax Member, she oversees tax, financial statement and business consulting engagements. Karen has over thirty years of consulting, accounting, and tax experience and provides professional services to a variety of physician practices. She concentrates her practice in the areas of accounting, tax compliance, tax planning and consulting with physician and dental practices, closely-held businesses in construction and manufacturing, and individuals.

Karen is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). She is a past member of the Leadership Council of the Women’s Fund of Central New York and is the past President of the Syracuse Chapter of the NYSSCPA.  She is a sustaining member and past Treasurer of the Junior League of Syracuse.

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