Meet Kelly: Office Manager & Assistant
With over 12 years of experience in dental office management, Kelly has seen practice management evolve to become a vital part of a seamless patient experience. From managing insurance, arranging billing and setting appointments, to answering countless questions and providing general help within the practice, there's no telling where Kelly might pitch in during your visit.
She attended the Western School of Health and Business and believes, quite simply, that improving dental health is a key part of maintaining overall health and wellness. Kelly is married and has one lovely daughter, lives in West Newton and enjoys camping, 4-wheeling and spending time with her family.
Meet Denise: Dental Assistant
A drive for a career change in 2014 began with on-the-job training in assisting at a trusted dental practice in Dormont, PA before joining Dental Designs. Along the way, Denise has acquired her RHS Certificate (Radiation Health & Safety) through independent studies that will culminate in earning her CDA Certificate (Certified Dental Assistant) by the end of 2020.
Denise holds a Business Management Degree from Point Park University, and loves seeing the transformation of patients who had previously been embarrassed to smile; helping them regain confidence while restoring their overall dental health. An avid cook and baker, Denise enjoys fishing, biking and spending time with her dogs and her husband.
Meet Taylor: Dental Hygienist
Taylor is beginning her professional career here at Dental Designs and we couldn’t be more thrilled. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, Taylor works across the entirety of our practice whether it’s a thorough cleaning, periodontal screening, dental imaging and recording, or with just about anything we can do to help you brighten, strengthen or support your smile and overall dental health.
She holds a Bachelor’s and Associate’s Degree from the Sarah Whitaker Glass School of Dental Hygiene at West Liberty University, and already has her sights set on earning her Masters in Dental Hygiene. Taylor is most definitely a “people person” who enjoys interacting with patients and teaching them how to better take care of, and love, their smiles.
Meet Mary Ann: Dental Assistant
There’s very little that Mary Ann (affectionately known as Beaver) hasn’t seen or done inside of a dental practice as a Dental Assistant over the course of her remarkable 43 years of experience. From tenured work within orthodontic practices, general dentistry practices and service with the National Guard, Beaver brings unmatched hands-on experience to Dental Designs.
Mary Ann (Beaver) has worked side by side with broad array of orthodontists and dentists and has seen just about every kind of smile imaginable — and still gets incredible satisfaction from simply helping people smile with confidence once again. Beaver brings a warmth and understanding to our practice we cherish. A Washington, PA native, she has three grown children and two grandchildren.