Our Dental Staff - Pittsburgh, PA - Upper St. Clair, PA
Meet the South Hills Dental Arts Team
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, doing the 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.
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.
Nicole M. – Treatment Plan and Financial Coordinator Nicole has been with our office since July of 2014. She handles the treatment plan coordinating and presentation, financial arrangements, and accounts receivable. Nicole is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. In her free time she enjoys watching Pittsburgh and WVU sports, judging competitive cheerleading/ dance competitions, and spending time with her family and friends.
Carrie-Treatment Plan and Financial Coordinator Carrie has recently joined the team at SHDA and is excited to be a part of such a caring and comprehensive practice. She brings with her greater than 12 years of administrative experience as a treatment and financial coordinator. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with the patients and getting to know them and their families. Carrie has lived with her husband in Jefferson Hills for the past 28 years. She has a daughter who lives in Nashville and a son who lives in Pittsburgh. When not working, Carrie enjoys biking through the trails around Pittsburgh and is an avid Pittsburgh Pirate fan.
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.
Ashlee – RDH Ashlee is our Registered Dental Hygienist at the Upper St Clair location. She has a Medical Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University (2012). She then went on to receive her dental hygiene certificate from the University of Pittsburgh (2015) and graduated Sigma Phi Alpha (National Dental Hygiene Honor Society). Previous to becoming a hygienist, Ashlee spent time working in a dental office in her hometown. Ashlee is also is licensed to administer local anesthesia. In her spare time , Ashlee enjoys watching Netflix, working out, going on walks with her dog Tucker, and spending time with her fiance.
Deb M. – CDA, EFDA- Lead Dental Assistant Debi has been with our office since December of 1997 and assists the doctors in providing dental treatment and laboratory duties. She has been a dental assistant for over 20 years in private offices. In 2007, she earned her Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certificate from the Dental Assisting National Board and in 2009, completed 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 all the new technologies dentistry provides 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. – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Haley is one of our Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (EFDA) and Certified Dental Assistants (CDA). She has been with our office since 2014. 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. She also received training in phlebotomy 2017. In her free time, Haley likes to run and spend time with her family and friends.
Kalena – EFDA- Phlebotomist Kalena 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, and two fur babies Lexie and Roscoe, family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time in nature.
Mallory-EFDA Mallory is one of our expanded functions dental assistants (EFDA). She has been working with us since December of 2016. Also, in December of 2016 she 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.
Arielle-EFDA Bio coming soon!
Andrea-RDH Andrea 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 a dental office. She is licensed to administer local anesthetic.
Andrea is originally from New Castle, and currently resides in Sewickley. In her spare time Andrea enjoys working out, hiking, skiing, running marathons, and watching her favorite sports teams (H2P!). She also enjoys walking her dog, Churchill, with her fiancé, trying new recipes, attending concerts, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.
Ashley- RDH Ashlee is one of the Registered Dental Hygienists at the Upper Saint Clair location. She has been with SHDA since 2015.
Ashlee graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2012 with a Bachelors in Medical Science. She continued her education at The University of Pittsburgh Dental School and received her Dental Hygiene certificate in 2015 and was inducted into Sigma Phi Alpha, which is a National Dental Hygiene Honor Society. Ashlee also is certified to administer local anesthesia.
In her spare time Ashlee enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and cooking!
Sera – Treatment and Financial Coordinator Treatment and Financial Coordinator. Sera got involved in dentistry because she loves helping people and loves to see dentistry change our patient’s lives. Being an integral part of our team she is dedicated to learning everything the dental field has to offer. In her free time Sera enjoys spending time with her family outside camping, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.
Kari – Treatment and Financial Coordinator Treatment and Financial Coordinator. Recently breaking into the dental field has allowed Kari to learn and grow while helping patients achieve optimal dental health. Having a financial background in title closing disbursements has given Kari the know how to create financial certainty for our patients. She is a loving mom to 4 fabulous children and in her free time she enjoys attending her kids sporting events and supporting their educational achievements.
Dave-EFDA/Administrative Team Member Dave graduated form 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.
Amanda – RDH Amanda is our Registered Dental Hygienist at the Ingram/Crafton office where she is our lead hygiene team member. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s, Dental Hygiene program. Amanda became involved with dentistry so she could be a part of giving patients the confidence to smile! Being dedicated to education, Amanda is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Pittsburgh in her free time. She loves spending time and cooking with her boyfriend and family!
Darcy- RDH Darcy is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Dental Hygiene program where she also received her license to administer local anesthesia. She is our lead hygiene team member. In her free time, Darcy likes to travel and spend time with her family and her longhaired chihuahua, Chico.
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. The reason Michelle got into dentistry was because she has always loved helping people. Michelle loves to spend her free time with her son Jayden, dog Roxy, and friends!
Christen – Dental Assistant Christen, our highly qualified Dental Assistant, has been impacting the lives of dental patients since early 2010. Her passion in dentistry stems from the fact that dentistry is always evolving, she loves embracing technology and change. She is the proud mother of a son and a new baby on the way. In her free time, she loves to be active with her son through the many sports he participates in and also has a very large extended family which play an integral role in filling her free time.
Nicole Bio coming soon!
Curtis – Operations Manager for both locations Curtis is our operations manager and joined the group in 2010. He was introduced to dentistry by his father Dr. Steven R Crandall. His first position was as administrative assistant in 2004. He quickly became comfortable with the front office and decided to get more hands on through training as an assistant and lab technician. Now Curtis is the Operations Manager for South Hills Dental Art overseeing 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 daughter.
Hannah-EFDA Hannah attended Career Training Academy in Pittsburgh, PA to become an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA). In her free time Hannah enjoys the outdoors, spending time with my cats, boyfriend, friends and family.
Kelli-DA Kelli has been a dental assistant since July of 2014 where she started to love dentistry. Since then, she has explored all areas of dentistry such as orthodontics and oral surgery. She prides herself in completing continuing education courses to perfect her skills. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts with her boyfriend and friends, and riding atvs.
Michelle-EFDA-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 earned her EFDA Certificate in September 2015. In her free time Michelle enjoys spending time with her two sons Jayden and Christian.