Our Dental Staff - Pittsburgh, PA - Upper St. Clair, 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.
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.
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.
Arielle-EFDA Arielle is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She graduated from All State career School with honors in Philadelphia in 2013. She came to Pittsburgh in the fall of 2017. During the year Arielle enjoys mountain biking and hiking with her boyfriend. You will almost always find Arielle in nature in her spare time. She also enjoys yoga, travel, and food.
Ashlee – RDH Ashlee is one of our Registered Dental Hygienist at our Upper St Clair location. She received her Medical Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University and then went on to receive her Dental Hygiene certificate from the University of Pittsburgh, Ashlee, 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 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 husband.
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. Additionally, she is licensed to administer local anesthetic to ensure her patients are comfortable. 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.
Lorina- RDH Lorina graduated hygiene school in 2012 from Westmoreland county community college. She married her high school sweetheart, Brandon. They have two boys, Aiden and Luca.
Lorina enjoys riding bikes, swimming, and family time. She also enjoys painting and cooking.
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.
Kelli – Treatment and Scheduling Coordinator Kelli supports our patients with their treatment and scheduling needs. Kelli started as a dental assistant in July of 2014 and quickly recognized her love for dentistry. Since then, she has explored all areas of dentistry such as orthodontics, oral surgery and General Dentistry. 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.
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 and cares for our patients to ensure they receive complete care during their routine hygiene wellness appointments as well as when providing periodontal therapy. 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. 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
Amanda – EFDA Bio coming soon
Nicole F. – Dental Assistant Bio coming soon!
Hannah – Dental Assistant 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.
Curtis – Operations Manager 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 administrative department 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 Arts 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.