Meet the Team

 

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Kristine

Kristine

Office Manager

I have 28 years of experience working in dentistry and have had the pleasure of working with the team at LPDA since 2013. I love being part of a team that is dedicated to continuous learning, the commitment to offer the latest in technology, and the deep caring for the children and teens in our community and beyond. My passion for dentistry stems from the positive impact I've seen it have on patients over the years; today's dentistry can be truly life changing.

My husband, Larry, is a recently retired teacher and we have two beautiful teenage daughters. I enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and watching my daughters play field hockey and tennis.


Kerrie

Kerrie

Expanded Function Dental Assistant

My favorite part of my job is walking a patient through their appointment and seeing them leave with a smile. Helping our patients feel comfortable and at ease while they're with us is my focus. I want each patient to not only feel relaxed here, but to know that they are safe and in good hands. The doctors and the rest of the team are like my second family. Every person here works very hard to make sure our patients have the best experience possible.

My family means the world to me. My husband and I have three children: two girls and a boy. We love spending time at the park and riding our bikes.


Nika

Nika

Certified Dental Assistant

There is nothing better than seeing kids smile! I make sure that our doctors have everything they need to care for our patients, but the best part of my job is making sure that each patient is comfortable. We talk about what's happening with their treatment and help them to relax. The doctors here are super dedicated to the patients they see and spend enough time to get to know them and their families. I love being a part of this team!

When I'm not at work, I spend my free time attending my son's extracurricular activities.


Tammy

Tammy

Dental Assistant

While I joined LPDA in 2012, I have over 32 years of experience as a dental assistant. I love that our practice not only offers the safest, highest level of dental care to our patients, but that we do so in a light-hearted, family-friendly atmosphere. Our patients are always smiling and laughing right along with our staff as we trade jokes and tell stories.

I've been married for 33 years to my husband, Dave, and we have a daughter, Ashley. I enjoy rescuing dogs from local shelters; we now have a two-year-old poodle-mix named Brady. He is the best! I love my family and enjoy spending time with them.


Nancy

Nancy

Dental Assistant

I have over 34 years of experience working in dentistry, and almost ten here at LPDA. I see to it that each patient is made comfortable while in the treatment chair, and I always check in with them to make sure that they're okay with what's happening. I love being around kids and meeting new people, and my work means that happens every day! Our doctors really care about the children in our office, and our team really tries to make their visits as pleasant as possible.

When I'm not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family. I love being outdoors, going to the Jersey shore, playing golf, and reading.


Lauren

Dental Assistant

I graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 2015 and am pursuing my dream of becoming a Dentist; beginning Dental School in the fall of 2017.

My favorite part of my job is getting kids excited about being here. I strive to make appointments a positive and fun experience no matter what the age. I love working with the docs and team at LPDA because everyone brings something unique and great to the table; that together, makes for a well-rounded team that provides excellent patient care while enjoying the friendship of one another.

When I'm not working at the office or studying, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend Chad and our Black Lab Colt. I also love scuba diving and running!   

 


 

Beth

Beth

Dental Assistant

Coming Soon


Nicole

Nicole

Certified Dental Assistant

I received my Dental Assistant training from LCCT in 2015 and joined LPDA in 2016. My favorite part of my job is seeing children leave our practice with a smile; knowing our team gives them the best quality of care in a friendly and fun environment. Having the opportunity to be a part of a great team of dental professionals is what attracted me to LPDA.

When I'm not working, I love spending my time with family and friends and traveling as much as I can!


steph

Stephanie

Clinical Coordinator
Registered Dental Hygienist

I started working as a dental hygienist after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. Since joining LPDA in 2006, I have enjoyed watching the kids grow up through the years. It's very heart-warming to see them get so excited to come to the dentist! I feel very proud to work for all of the doctors at LPDA. They are the best of the best and it is a privilege to work for them. We all work very well together to ease children's fears and anxiety.

I am married to my husband, Joe and we have two sons, Jack and Will. We enjoy spending our free time with family and friends. We spend our summer weekends boating and going to the beach in Fenwick Island, DE.


thao

Thao

Registered Dental Hygienist

I started working in the dental field while I was still in my senior year of high school as an intern, and then working for Dr. Ross as a dental technician. Watching my patient's smile grow with confidence is my favorite. Working in pediatric dentistry, I have the ability to follow the growth and development of the children through the teen years. So, with my knowledge, I can help aid in providing a solid foundation of good oral health for them. It's so difficult to say goodbye to the patients when they graduate from here. It's hard not to get attached! I feel that our doctors and my team are a part of my family. We work hard, we're dedicated, we laugh together, and we do our best to inspire and educate! I am so fortunate.

I am a wife to a wonderful husband and mother to two sweet girls and a golden-doodle. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, especially hanging out with 15 of my nephews and nieces! I love sports cars, reading, traveling, Starbucks, and cooking.


wendy

Wendy

Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated with my degree in dental hygiene in 1989 and filled in at LPDA for a few years before becoming a full-time team member in 2001. What I most appreciate about my job is the interaction with the children, helping them to have a happy experience and helping to ease their anxiety. All the doctors are wonderful with the children and our special needs patients. The staff works as a team to make everything run smoothly.

I am married and have three wonderful children: a daughter, a son, and a step-son. I enjoy spending time with my family, which also includes three dogs!


Brooke

Brooke

Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated with my degree in dental hygiene in 2012 after working as a dental assistant for several years. I joined the team at Lancaster Pediatric Dental Associates in 2015 and it has been great! What I most appreciate about my job is the interaction with the children. I love seeing them having fun and enjoying their dental experience and make every effort to make sure they are walking away with a big smile on their face!  

The team at Lancaster Pediatric Dental Associates works well together; always striving to follow our guiding principle; "Children First".

My husband's name is Zack and we have 2 dogs who are our babies; Bocephus and Sutton. We love outdoor activities and cheering on our favorite team.... Go Steelers!


barbara

Barbara

Registered Dental Hygienist

I began practicing pediatric dental hygiene in Allentown, PA and Buffalo, NY in 1976, prior to moving to Lancaster in 2001. I love helping children to build trust in our team and calm their fears. I also enjoy teaching proper homecare and nutrition to patients and parents. I love the team aspect of this practice and how the children's needs are the most important reason for what we do. I have often been overwhelmed to tears as I witness the compassion our doctors have towards our special needs patients.

In my down time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and gardening. I have been blessed with three beautiful children and three wonderful grandchildren. Our family is very involved in our church, and we make the studying and teaching of the Bible a priority.


bev

Bev

Registered Dental Hygienist

The past 28 years I've spent here at LPDA have been such a blessing. I love interacting with our patients, whether I'm learning about their favorite sports team, movie, or musician. I like to provide a positive experience for all the children, especially the fearful ones, and hear them say "that was fun" at the end of the appointment. I appreciate the respect our team shows to each other. We share in each other's joys and sorrows, laughing and crying together. We also love to eat; cookies are a great treat!

I am married to my husband, Dave. We have three sons and two daughters, all of whom have been home schooled. I teach history one day/week at a home-school co-op during the school year. Dave and I enjoy motorcycle riding in our free time. My deepest desire is to bring glory to my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, 

by everything I do.


 

nancy

Nancy

Registered Dental Hygienist

My dental career began in 1978, when I worked as a dental assistant before continuing my education to become a dental hygienist. I have been a part of LPDA since 1989, working on and off as my family grew. I enjoy getting to know the children and their families, and helping them accomplish and be successful dental patients. Ours is a very professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate staff with whom I greatly appreciate working.

I have been married to my best friend for 30 years, and have had the pleasure of raising four children, the youngest of whom graduated from high school in May, 2014. I enjoy spending time with my family and in service to my church.


Melissa

Melissa

Patient Services Supervisor

I am a Lancaster County native who graduated from YTI and worked as a dental assistant before making the switch to front desk. I maintain the order of our front desk and work with patients to answer any questions they, or their parents, might have. The team here at LPDA is a fantastic group of people who care about what they do. I love working here!

In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, hiking, and exploring downtown Lancaster, among many other places.


Stephanie

Stefanie

Patient Services
Insurance Coordinator

Stefanie has been a member of our team for almost 3 years and loves to provide superior customer service to everyone she meets. She loves that the LPDA team strives to make every patient feel like they are a part of our big, happy family. She has knowledge of all phases of the dental insurance game and love to help parents understand their dental benefits. She loves what she does! Stefanie has worked in the dental field for 13 years and she can't see herself doing anything else but putting a smile on everyone's face.
In her free time, Stefanie loves to take trips to the beach and spend time with her family.


Jess

Jess

Hospital Coordinator

I joined the team at Lancaster Pediatric Dental in 2014. With 16 years of experience in the dental field as an assistant, scheduling coordinator and office manager, I am now thrilled to be coordinating all of the hospital treatment for our patients at LPDA. I love interacting with children and helping their parents to understand the entire process of dental treatment in a hospital setting.

We have such a talented team of knowledgable doctors and I learn something new from them every day. 

I live in Mount Joy with my husband Derek and two sons. Derek and I enjoy watching and supporting the boys as they both participate in football and basketball.


Lynn

Lynn

Communications Coordinator

I make sure our patients' files are kept neat and orderly so our doctors can find the information they need, when they need it. Since they genuinely care about the children in our office, it's my small part to help them spend as much quality time with each individual patient as possible.

I am a native of Lancaster County, but lived in Florida for 15 years and worked in the real estate industry. I'm married with a step-son and granddaughter in Oregon. I have two crazy Chihuahuas, Rubee and Lisa who keep me very busy in my time away from work. I enjoy cooking and exploring new places around the county when I have free time.


Tammy

Leigh Ann

Patient Services Coordinator

I have been working in dentistry for the past 10 years and joined LPDA in 2015. I love interacting with children and enjoy taking part in improving and maintaining their dental health. Our team truly cares about our patients and takes pride in what we do every day!

When I'm not in the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and our black lab Cali and two cats, Archer and Rue. Cooking and trying new recipies is one of my favorite things to do, especially during football season. GO Steelers!


Brittany

New Patient Coordinator

When I brought my daughter Adaleigh to the office for her first visit I knew from the moment I walked through the door that LPDA was a perfect fit for our family and also thought it would be a great place to work!

In 2015 I was thrilled to join LPDA and become part of a team that is truly dedicated to its patients! I love meeting all of our new families and coordinating all of the details for their first visit to our practice. 

I enjoy spending my time away from the office with my husband and daughter and some of our favorite things to do are hiking, taking long walks and visiting new places.

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