Our Dental Staff - Pittsburgh, PA - Upper St. Clair, PA
Meet the South Hills Dental Arts Team
Upper St. Clair Team
Baps P. – Financial Coordinator Babs P. is our Patient Coordinator.She has been with our office since 1999 and has been in the field of dentistry for around 40 years! Her many duties include, answering the phone, scheduling patients, doing all the New Patient interviews, handling the accounts payable and a variety of other things. When Babs is not in the office, you will find her spending time with her family, especially the 7 grandchildren. Debbie W. – Financial Coordinator Debbie has been one of our financial coordinators since August of 1998. After 16 years of service she decided to reduce her work to 2 days a week so that she could spend more time with her family. She enjoys walking, reading, riding motorcycles with her husband and traveling. Nicole M. – Case Care Coordinator Nicole has been with our office since July of 2014. She handles the treatment plan coordinating and presentation, accounts receivable, social media sites, 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 and spending time with her family and friends.
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 Deb M is our lead Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). She has been with our office since December of 1997 and assists the doctor in providing dental treatment and laboratory duties. She has been a dental assistant for over 20 years in private offices and earned her CDA from The Dental Assisting National Board in 2007. In June 2009, she completed her Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) Certificate from Jefferson Community College in Ohio. Deb and her husband Terry have a daughter, Hannah. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends and also attending her daughters various sporting events. Haley K. – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Haley is one of our Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (EFDA). She has been with our office for 2 years. Haley attended the Bradford School in Pittsburgh for dental assisting and graduated with honors in December of 2013. She earned her EFDA license in July 2014. In her free time Haley likes to run, watch Netflix, and spend time with her family and friends. Kalena – EFDA Kalena is one of our Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (EFDA). She has been with our office since Spring of 2016. Kalena attended the Bradford School in Pittsburgh where she received her EFDA certificate in 2010. Previous to joining our team, Kalena was involved in the dental field since 2007. She is originally from Ohio and moved to Pittsburgh in 2009. In her spare time, Kalena likes to hike, crochet, bake, garden, spend time with her husband Pete, family and friends. Mallory Bio coming soon!
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.
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!
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. When he is not working he enjoys snow skiing with his family, playing with his dog Romulan, and spending time and traveling with his wife.