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Patient Managers & Lab Technicians

Patient Managers


 

Catherine

Catherine attended Beattie Technical School’s dental assisting program and graduated from North Allegheny High School in 1982. She has been working in the dental field since 1981 and joined our practice in 1991. Catherine worked part-time while she was raising her family, and switched to full time in 2007.


 

Karen

Karen attended the Median School, and graduated from their dental assisting program. She has been working in the dental field since 1985, and has been with our practice since 1991. Karen enjoys her job because she likes meeting new people and interacting with them every day.


 

Laurie

Laurie’s orthodontic career began in Boston during her high school years. She has been a patient manager with our practice since 1993. Her many years of experience in the orthodontic field make her an asset to our team. Laurie enjoys being part of such a successful practice!


 

Donna

Donna’s dental career began in 1985 at a general dental practice. She started her orthodontic career in 1987, and joined our practice in 1997. When a new patient comes to our office for initial consultation, Donna will take digital photos and digital X-rays. She will also take the initial impressions when a patient decides to begin orthodontic treatment with us. Donna’s outgoing personality and special rapport with patients of all ages makes everyone feel at ease on the first visit with us!


 

Norma

Norma has worked at our office since 1999. She feels that orthodontics is a truly rewarding career because of the relationships we develop with our patients, as well as being able to make beautiful smiles. She is very proud to be part of an orthodontic practice where patient care and a professional approach is a priority.


 

Kristen

Kristen has been our sterilization technician since 1998. She enjoys meeting our patients when she delivers sterile instruments to the clinic. Kristen was married in September, 2007. When she’s not working, she enjoys relaxing and following the Pittsburgh sports teams with her husband. She is an avid Penguins and Penn State football fan as well.


 

Amanda

Amanda has been working in the orthodontic field since 1995 and joined our practice in 2000. She feels that this place is terrific! Patients and co-workers are drawn to Amanda’s upbeat personality. She enjoys her job very much and the part that makes it the most fun is her patients!


 

Gina D.

Gina joined our practice in 2002. She loves working and interacting with the patients and their families. She had such a wonderful experience as a patient here herself that she badly wanted to become a patient manager with the practice, and here she is today!


 

Christie

Christie is a 1996 graduate of Shaler High School. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and finished in 2001 with a degree in Exercise Physiology. Although she does not work in that field now, she enjoys the rewarding career of orthodontics. Christie loves being a part of this practice because of the fun, upbeat atmosphere. Christie is happily married with one son. When she is not working at the office, she is busy designing cakes.


 

Ashley

Ashley attended Penn State and Bradford Dental, where she earned her degree in dental technology. Working in the dental field had always been her dream. The doctors, staff, and most importantly, the patients make her job in orthodontics worth everything it is.


 

Kristen

Kristen’s desire to be an orthodontic assistant became a reality when she joined the GKG orthodontic staff in September of 2014. Kristen had such a great experience during her orthodontic treatment at our practice that it gave her the desire to work in a profession where she could help create beautiful smiles for others. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families, and is glad to be able to work with the wonderful doctors and staff at GKG orthodontics!


 

Hillary

Hillary graduated from Deer Lakes High School in 2011. She was previously a patient in 2010, and had such a great experience herself that she knew she wanted to work here! Joining the team in 2014, Hillary enjoys working for such a successful practice. The doctors, staff, and most importantly the patients make her job very rewarding!


 

Ally

Ally studied at Bradford School where she graduated with a degree in Specialized Dental Technology. She worked in other areas of the dental field before discovering her love of orthodontics when she joined our practice in February of 2015. Ally’s favorite part of working at GKG Orthodontics is getting to see how happy her patients are when they get to show off their new smile!


 

Emily C.

Emily attended the dental assisting program at A.W. Beattie Career Center and graduated in 2014 from Hampton High School. Her dental career began in 2014, and she joined GKG Orthodontics in 2015. She loves being a part of our practice because of the amazing doctors and staff, and also because of the positive atmosphere here! Emily believes that orthodontics is a truly rewarding career!


 

Lisa

Lisa began working in dentistry in 1985, and after working in all aspects of the dental field, decided that she loved orthodontics the most! We were happy to welcome her into the GKG Orthodontics family in 2016. She works closely with the doctors to create beautiful smiles, helping each patient smile bigger and better! Lisa is married and loves spending time with her family and babies. Her other hobbies include camping and riding motorcycles.


 

Emily R.

Emily, a former patient of ours, graduated from A.W. Beattie Career Center and completed her externship through school with GKG Orthodontics. We thought she’d be an excellent addition to our team, so we asked her to stay! Emily works closely with the doctors and helps our patients achieve wonderful smiles. She takes great pleasure in interacting with our patients and getting to know them. Outside the office, Emily loves spending time with her family, friends, and cute puppy, Dixie.


 

Amber

Amber's dental career began in general dentistry in 2013. She joined GKG in 2016 and fell in love with orthodontics. Amber loves interacting with patients and their families. She feels working at GKG has been very rewarding! The doctors and fellow staff members are wonderful! When Amber is not working she enjoys rooting on The Steelers and Penguins, creating art, and spending time with her loved ones.


 

Brittany

Brittany graduated from Riverside High School in 2007, and entered the dental field in 2015. She has fallen in love with her career from the moment she started. The most rewarding part of working at GKG Orthodontics is not only being able to work with such an amazing staff, but being able to see the beautiful smiles she helps create. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her two beautiful children.


 

Lab Technicians

Randy

Randy began his career as a lab technician in 1988 and joined our practice in 1997. He fabricates the orthodontic appliances for our practice, including rapid palatal expanders, dual arch expanders, and bionators.


 

Annette

Annette has worked as our in-office lab technician since 1992. She fabricates all of our invisible retainers. Annette feels that this is a great place to work. She has five grown children, four of whom had orthodontic treatment at our office. As a result, they all have beautiful smiles!

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