Meet The Team
We understand your need to receive treatment in a practice that makes you feel comfortable, safe, and welcome. Please feel free to schedule an appointment or stop by for a complete tour of our practice.
You will get to meet our team, walk through our office and treatment areas, and learn more about the treatments we provide.
“We have an opportunity to provide the highest level of care to the patients in our community and beyond. My favorite aspect of my job is to see the transformations made in our patients’ smiles and know you had a part in changing someone’s life.”
As the office manager since 1998, Carol considers the practice and its patients a part of her family. She thrives on the camaraderie and pride of working in a state-of-the art dental practice. Carol is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers, and she uses this network to share resources and ideas to keep the practice on the leading edge of patient satisfaction.
When she’s not working, Carol is with her husband and her American Eskimo dog. She and her husband love golfing, playing tennis, and traveling to see their son in Las Vegas.
Liz is a master of detail when it comes to administrative duties. Since 2005, she has handled a multitude of day-to-day tasks involved with keeping the office humming along. She has attended numerous seminars and industry workshops to maintain the highest standards of customer service and administrative excellence. Liz enjoys working in the dental field and with patients of all ages.
Liz is a native of Virginia and graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and management.
Michele joined the team in 2017 with a background in medical transcription, having owned her own transcription business for more than 25 years. She enjoys working in a practice that is devoted to exceptional patient care and comprised of a great team of co-workers.
Outside of work, Michele enjoys spending time with family and friends, fitness, and traveling.
Emily joined our office in 2012 and has been assisting our doctors and sterilizing exam rooms and instruments, during her semester breaks from school. She currently attends The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. As the daughter of Drs. Sara and Robert Bentz, Emily is excited about the possibility of one day joining the practice and working alongside them as a fellow dentist.
Outside of school and work, Emily enjoys reading and running in the park with her dog. She is also often in the city going to dinner and enjoying time with her friends, as well as participating in many community service activities like soup kitchens, local neighborhood work projects, and service trips. While still an undergraduate, Emily went to Jamaica, for a dental service trip, with her father Dr. Robert Bentz. She found this to be a very rewarding experience and now attends dental service trips through Pitt Dental.
Marie has been with the practice as a dental assistant since 2015. She enjoys interacting with her patients and the staff. She loves her work and has great compassion and empathy for her patients.
When she is not working, Marie enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.
Dana joined the practice in 2019 with over 30 years of experience as a dental assistant. She takes pride in making her patients feel comfortable and helping them transform their smile. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and gardening.
Eliza joined the practice in April 2012. She has a background in marketing and sales with more than 12 years of experience. Eliza enjoys conducting marketing promotions, events, and patient giveaways. She enjoys working with a team that treats patient care as their number-one priority.
When she’s not at the office, Eliza enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
ON-SITE INDEPENDENT DENTAL LAB CERAMIST
John has more than 35 years of experience in the dental lab industry, with advanced training in implant prosthetics, removable prosthetics, crown and bridge, and cosmetics. He utilizes CAD/CAM technology and laser welding for precision. This technology enables John to minimize patient chair time to expedite treatment. He has taken numerous courses to maintain the highest level of excellence, and worked with the most advanced materials and technology for craftsmanship of exquisite, natural-looking restorations. John enjoys the specialized care he can give to our patients. It brings him great satisfaction to help create a beautiful smile using his artistic abilities.
A military veteran, John has served in the United States Air Force. He spends his free time hiking with his dog.
Shannon joined the practice in 2019 with overs 12 years of experience as a dental hygienist. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and Health Policy and Administration. Shannon feels passionate about working with patients to ensure they are educated about oral health and believes that creating a healthy oral environment contributes to improved overall health outcomes. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
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