Our Dental Staff - Pittsburgh, PA - Upper St. Clair, PA - Sewickley, PA
Meet the South Hills Dental Arts Team
South Hills Dental Arts is comprised of a group of dental professionals that are here to provide a continuum of care that our community can rely on for generations to come. Our organization is continuously sought after by the best doctors and team members that desire to be part of a culture that allows for personal and professional growth and massively contributes to the greater good of society. We pride ourselves on the amazing team members that participate in the following roles; Administrative, EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistants), CDA (Certified Dental Assistants), Phlebotomists, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienists). Please take a moment to learn more about us!
Upper St. Clair Team
Babs P. – Patient Coordinator Babs is our patient coordinator. She has been with us since 1999 and has been involved in the field of dentistry for over 40 years! Her many duties include, answering the phone, scheduling patients, completing new patient interviews, and a variety of other things. When Babs is not in the office, you will find her spending time with her family, especially her seven grandchildren.
Diana – Insurance and Scheduling Coordinator Diana was born and raised here in the Pittsburgh area. She has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She has worked in positions ranging from front desk for an orthodontist to surgical assistant for an oral surgeon. She enjoys working hard and helping people, and credits her work ethic to her father. She lives in Jefferson Hills with her husband and son. She has 3 hardworking grown children and 5 beautiful grandchildren.
Debbie W. – Financial Coordinator Debbie is in her 20th year with our practice as one of our administrative staff. She decided to reduce her days at work in the last few years in order to spend more time with her daughters, grandchildren and husband. She likes to spend her free time traveling, reading, walking, going to the gym and spending time with her family.
Deb M. – CDA, EFDA – Lead Operative Team MemberLead Dental Assistant Debi has been with our office since December of 1997 and assists the doctors in providing comprehensive dental treatment. Debi also has advanced training and knowledge in fabricating high-quality ceramic restorations onsite at our offices and completes numerous other dental laboratory duties. She has been a dental assistant for over 20 years in private offices. In 2007, Debi earned her Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certificate from the Dental Assisting National Board and in 2009, her Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) certificate from Jefferson Community College in Ohio. Debi loves working with our patients and takes great pride in helping them have a positive experience with their dental care. She enjoys learning about the latest advances in dental technology and has had extensive training with digital CEREC cad-cam design through many continuing education courses. In her free time, she likes to read, travel, and spend time with her husband Terry, daughter Hannah, their pug Samson, and family and friends.
Haley K. – EFDA – Phlebotomist Joining us in 2014, Haley is one of our Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (EFDA) and Certified Dental Assistants (CDA). Haley attended the Bradford School in Pittsburgh for dental assisting and graduated with honors in December of 2013. She earned her EFDA license in 2014 and her CDA license in 2016. Additionally, Haley received training in phlebotomy in 2017. In her free time, Haley likes to run and spend time with her family and friends.
Kalena – EFDA – PhlebotomistKalena has been with our office since March of 2016. She earned her EFDA certification in 2010 and became a certified phlebotomist in January of 2017. Kalena has a passion for dentistry and enjoys learning new techniques and technologies to better serve our patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Pete, daughter Lydia, two fur babies Lexie and Roscoe, and family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time in nature.
Mallory – EFDA Mallory joined our Operative Team in 2016 and is one of our Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (EFDA). Mallory graduated from the Bradford School in Pittsburgh, with honors, for dental assisting. When she is not in the office Mallory loves to be crafty, spend time with her nieces, nephews and family, and fish in the summer.
Dave – Lead Administrative Team Member – EFDA Treatment and Financial CoordinatorDave graduated from Bradford School and has held his Expanded Function Dental Assisting license since 2009. He has worked in clinical dentistry since that time while working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, which he earned in 2016 form Robert Morris University. He now takes on an administrative role but still offers his support to the clinical team. Outside of work, Dave loves to be with his wife and daughter, listen to music, play guitar, watch and play sports and cook.
Michelle – Lead Dental Assistant Michelle is our lead dental assistant and has been involved in dentistry since 2008. She was trained through the Expanded Function Dental Assisting program at the Bradford School. Michelle has received advanced training in CEREC cad-cam design and provides high quality porcelain restoration onsite for our patients. The reason Michelle got into dentistry was because she has always loved helping people. In her free time Michelle enjoys spending time with her two sons Jayden and Christian
Emily – Bio Coming Soon!
Nicole – Bio Coming Soon!
Jenna – Bio Coming Soon!
Dana- Dana has been a part of the administration team since July 2019. Her responsibilities include appointment scheduling, conducting new patient interviews, and more. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family.
Cassidy – Cassidy is the financial coordinator at the Sewickley office. Although she is new to dentistry, she is eager to learn and grow! In her free time Cassidy likes to spend time with family, friend, her boyfriend, and their 3 cats.
Andrea- Andrea has been working as a dental hygienist with us since 2017, and is currently at our Sewickley location. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from The University of Pittsburgh in 2006 and went on to receive her Dental Hygiene Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. Andrea started in the dental field in 2002 and has experience in all areas of the dental office. Andrea is licensed to administer local anesthetic to ensure her patients are comfortable. Besides hygiene, Andrea also runs our social media pages. She is originally from New Castle and currently resides in Sewickley with her husband, two children, and dog. In her spare time she enjoys working out, hiking, skiing, races, and watching her favorite sports teams (H2P!). She also enjoys walking her dog, Churchill, trying new recipes, attending concerts, reading, listening to podcasts, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.
Polina- Polina was born and raised in Tallinn, Estonia. She moved to the US in 2013 and has been living in Pittsburgh ever since. In 2019 Polina has graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She also holds local anesthesia license to ensure patients get the most comfortable experience. In her free time she loves spending time with her big family, traveling and camping. Polina, her fiancé and their french bulldog Louie reside in Crafton area. Polina is fluent in English, Russian and Estonian languages. Polina has joined the team in August 2019 and is very passionate about oral hygiene and well-being of our patients.
Tori- Tori graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Dental Hygiene Program in 2015. After receiving her Dental Hygiene Certificate, she went on the complete her Bachelor of Science Degree in 2016. She is also licensed to administer local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. In her spare time, Tori likes to bake, run with her dog, and explore new cities
Amanda – EFDA Bio coming soon
Nicole F. – Dental Assistant Bio coming soon!
Curtis – Chief Executive Officer Curtis started in the dental profession in 2004. His first position was as an administrative assistant at the Upper St. Clair Location. He quickly became comfortable with the administrative department and decided to get more hands on through training as an assistant and lab technician. In 2010, Curtis became the operations Manager for South Hills Dental Arts and in 2018 he moved into the role of Chief Executive Officer. Now he oversees the development and business relations at all locations. When he is not working he enjoys snow skiing with his family and spending time and traveling with his wife and two daughters.