Enhancing Smiles, Empowering Lives
South Hills Dental Arts
An Unmatched Caliber Of Dental Care in Pittsburgh
Empowered patients make confident, informed decisions. By educating you about your oral health, we can work together to address your unique dental needs and craft personalized treatments to help you achieve a strong smile that lasts.
At South Hills Dental Arts, our team of world-class dental professionals are constantly striving to provide a caliber of care that our Pittsburgh communities have relied on for decades.
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We understand that you lead a busy life, so it's our mission to make it easy for you to find exceptional dental care. That's why we have four conveniently located offices throughout Pittsburgh, each led by a team of compassionate dental experts. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our offices soon!
Dr. Karen Johnson
Dr. Johnson completed her undergraduate education at Indiana University before earning her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the prestigious University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She then completed the renowned General Practice Residency program at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she received exceptional training under the guidance of leading dental experts. Dr. Johnson's advanced training includes crown and bridge, root canal therapy, the pinhole technique, implants, as well as cosmetic and restorative dental treatments.
Dr. Johnson has furthered her education by attending the Pankey Institute, where she studied and treated TMJ and occlusion to provide each patient with long-lasting and functional care. She has also trained with Frank Spear at the Spear Institute in cosmetics and comprehensive restorative dentistry and is a member of the local Spear Study Club.
Recently appointed as a Partner at South Hills Dental Arts, Dr. Johnson now leads alongside Dr. Crandall, ensuring that their patients receive extraordinary care for years to come.
Dr. Steven Crandall
Dr. Steven Crandall
Dr. Crandall graduated from Upper St. Clair High School and completed his BS degree in Pre-Medicine at Pennsylvania State University where he was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honorary Society. He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine in 1983.
His first practice was opened in Cranberry Township in 1984, followed by his Upper St. Clair location in 1985. In 1990 he received his training for placement of Dental Implants, studying under Dr. Jack Hahn. He then completed course work with Dr. Frank Spears at the Seattle Institute where he trained in cosmetics and complex restorative dentistry. From 1995 through 1999 he attended the Pankey Institute in Florida where he learned in detail about occlusal disease and how the teeth can function in harmony with the jaw joints to help people suffering with Tmj problems.
After years of commuting, he sold his Cranberry office in 2001 and practices solely in his Upper St. Clair location. In his pursuit of excellence, he has continued to take additional course work on complex restorative dentistry in all of it’s aspects. He considers himself to be a lifelong student in the pursuit of excellence. In 2004 he added his certification in providing Invisalign® treatment and Cerec restorations. In 2016 he got certified for Pinhole Rejuvenation.
Dr. Hadil Yousef
Dr. Yousef graduated with high honors from dental school, which led her to be selected for a two-year hospital-based general practice residency program at Western Reserve Health in Ohio. During her residency, she received comprehensive training in a broad range of dental procedures, including pre-prosthetic, bone grafting and implant surgeries, sleep apnea, and cosmetic treatments.
Driven by a desire to provide patients with cutting-edge care, Dr. Yousef went through advanced implant and orthodontics training. This led her to achieve several prestigious accolades, including American Academy of Implant Dentistry Associate Fellowship, the International Association of Orthodontics Active Status, and the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship. In addition to being a certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Yousef specializes in traditional wire braces and fast braces. Dr. Yousef is well-versed in TMJ, occlusal therapy, and aesthetic dentistry, having received comprehensive training by the Dawson Academy. She is also certified by the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics to offer Botox and dermal fillers.
After practicing in Florida and Ohio, Dr. Yousef and her husband, a native of Upper St. Clair, moved back to their hometown in 2017. Since then, she has been a proud member of the South Hills Dental Arts team.
Outside of work, Dr. Yousef loves to spend time with her husband and three sons, explore new places together, and try new recipes. She is dedicated to serving her community and is eager to provide the best possible dental care to all her patients at South Hills Dental Arts.
Dr. Samir Gupta
Dr. Gupta was born and raised in the north hills of Pittsburgh. After graduating from Fox Chapel High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree of Science in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh and then earned his DMD from The Kornberg School of Dentistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude with honors in 2018.
Dr. Gupta is committed to transparent communication, patient education, and high quality of care in all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Gupta‘s patients always appreciate his professional integrity and warm demeanor. He is determined to help his patients understand the importance of oral health and its value in overall systemic health.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Gupta has interests in sports, fitness, traveling, and photography. He is happy to be back in his hometown of Pittsburgh, living in the city with his family.
Dr. Kim Janusz
Dr. Janusz received both her undergraduate degree and her postgraduate dental degree from Indiana University.
Dr. Janusz then stayed to start her dental career in Bloomington, IN. While in Indiana, Dr. Janusz participated in many community outreach programs and numerous continuing education courses to further her expertise in the field of dentistry.
Dr. Janusz has received advanced training in many areas of the dental field including crown and bridge, endodontics, implant, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Janusz is now happy to be closer to her family and to call Pittsburgh home
Dr. Liu completed her dental degree from Pitt Dental Medicine in 2021, followed by a one-year General Practice Residency at Wellspan York Hospital. She is a compassionate dentist who is dedicated to providing exceptional oral healthcare to patients of all ages.
She believes in taking a comprehensive care approach to dental health, focusing not only on treating dental issues but also on disease prevention and patient education. Dr. Liu is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She completed a master's course at the Advanced Implant Center, and she has experience in treating patients with special needs and disabilities.
Outside of the office, Dr. Liu enjoys participating in dental outreach programs such as Mission of Mercy to donate her time and expertise to underserved communities. She also likes to spend time with her husband and her puppy, Charlie. Besides English, she is fluent in speaking Mandarin and Cantonese.