Meet the dental team at Pi Dental Center!
As a Practice Administrator, Maryellen wears many hats behind the scenes at Pi. Besides being responsible for company finances, she also oversees all aspects of our dental center operations. Maryellen grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from LaSalle University. She joined the Pi team in 2006 and continues to be amazed at the transformation that occurs in not only a patient’s appearance but personality and lives when their smiles are restored and healthy! When not in her office at Pi, Maryellen keeps busy enjoying time with family and friends, reading, visiting antique and salvage stores for her next project, and volunteering for a local rescue.
Linda came to Pi Dental Center in 2009 as Executive Secretary to provide administrative support for the Pi doctors. Having worked in several business environments over the years, she brings a wealth of administrative experience and organization to the team. “Since this is the first opportunity I have had to work in a clinical setting, it is very impressive to witness the level of expertise and care that the Pi doctors and staff provide to our patients.” In her spare time, Linda enjoys spending time with family and friends, doing home improvement projects, reading, and gardening.
Amy joined the Pi team in 2013 as a Certified Dental Assistant with 15 years of experience. In addition to dental assisting, Amy fills the role of Assistant Clinical Manager. The most rewarding aspects of working at Pi are being a part of changing people’s lives by remaking their smiles and working with some of the most talented doctors in the profession. When not in the office, Amy loves making memories with her husband and children by going to the beach, camping, attending sporting events, and just being together!
Julia became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1995 after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Manor College and has spent her entire career here at Pi Dental! She is a member of the ADHA (American Dental Hygienists Association), PDHA (Pennsylvanian Dental Hygienist Association), and Who’s Who of America. Her professional calling is to serve people and develop lasting relationships by promoting health and wellness while delivering professional dental hygiene care. She was born and raised in Chernovtsy, Ukraine. When not at Pi, she can be found volunteering at her children’s school or on a tennis court. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, and cooking.
While everyone at Pi Dental knows her as Shirley, her given name is Aracelis. Shirley wears many “hats” here at Pi. Hired in October 1989 as a chairside Dental Assistant, she has been entrusted with many other titles over her 25+ years. Purchasing the office and dental supplies, as well as the office and dental equipment, are her primary tasks, which she enjoys tremendously and takes seriously. She shops diligently, ensuring practice dollars are spent wisely on quality products. In her many years at Pi, she’s seen faces come and go but is happy to say she loves the people she works with. Married since 1976, she has 4 grown children and 12 grandchildren. Shirley’s family is quite international, adding some spice to her life with “never a dull moment” as their motto. Her favorite hobbies are reading and gardening. For Shirley, gardening is therapy! She loves traveling to see her Italian and Hungarian grandchildren. She is grateful for Skype and technology that keeps her close to her loved ones here in Pennsylvania and abroad.
Pat has held several positions at Pi, including chairside assistant, front desk manager, and her current position as the Director of Patient Relations. She is an EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) and began her career in a general dental practice. That experience and advanced training led her to seek a more challenging opportunity with Pi Dental Center over 25 years ago. Most of Pat’s time is happily spent in the business office with patients discussing treatment options to help them achieve their dental goals. “Since we all know money doesn’t grow on trees, it is my job to explain financing options, so treatment can be staged to meet one’s budget. Our patients go through life-changing transformations; it is our responsibility to make them as comfortable as possible so they return to Pi for many years to come. These folks become our extended family and it is always a pleasure to welcome them back for regular checkups, see them doing so well and catch up.” Those who know her best will tell you that Pat is just as passionate about her family, including her husband of over 33 years and two grown sons. They share their comfortable home with their rescue dog, a Pit Bull who steals all of their hearts!
Dolly is an RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) who joined the Pi team in 2013. With 20+ years of clinical experience, Dolly provides post-surgical oral hygiene evaluations of many of our patients. She gets to appreciate the patient’s new smile with them as they share their journey that brought them to Pi Dental. Dolly also administers the ZOOM tooth whitening procedure with patients. She earned her degree at Community College of Philadelphia and has been practicing clinical hygiene ever since. Out of the office, you will find her on the baseball field, basketball court, or on the beach with her family and friends.
Nancy Gausz joined Pi Dental Center as a Master Ceramist and Dental Technician in 2016. Nancy has worked in the Dental Technology field for over 30 years and is excited by the ever-evolving role of the dental ceramist. During the last decade, outstanding advances in the development of CAD/ CAM for digital dentistry. Nancy enjoys her position as an in-house ceramist at Pi Dental Center. Working directly with the doctors and staff to bring the best results in ceramic restorations, including chairside custom shading, and providing extra care and convenience to the patient. She hopes to continue to learn, grow and change with the wave of new technologies. In her free time, Nancy enjoys reading as well as creating wire-wrapped jewelry pieces and costume jewelry redesign. She is a mom to two grown children and lives in Bucks County, Pa.
Chris joined Pi Dental Center in 1987, just four months after the center’s grand opening. As a computer specialist, she worked with the doctors and staff in transitioning the office from antiquated to advanced computer technology systems and digital applications. Chris manages Pi Dental Center’s computer hardware, software, x-ray, CAT scan, and photo equipment. Her responsibilities include marketing, website design and maintenance, email newsletter and blog publications, computer graphics and database maintenance. The revolutionary dental technology and doctor’s skill that enable Pi Dental Center to give patients new smiles and brighter lives inspires Chris. Three of Chris’s objectives for the Pi computer department are to ensure security and accuracy of patient data, simplicity of computer operations, and clarity of digital communications. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University. In her spare time, she is an amateur photographer and is active in her community.
Andrea joined the Pi team in 2004 as a chairside assistant. In 2009, she earned her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) and EFDA (Expanded Function Dental Assistant) license. Andrea is an integral part of the surgical team assisting with the Teeth in a Day® procedures. She also is the office’s OSHA Coordinator and teaches dental terminology at Cabrini University, Radnor, PA. Andrea serves as a coach for competitive local cheerleading teams for many years. Besides dentistry, her loves in life is her two wonderful children and her husband. The family loves nature, crafts, art, and exploring everything in life the Creator can offer.
Daryl joined the Pi team in 1992 shortly after graduating from Manor College. She is a Pennsylvania State Board certified EFDA (Expanded Function Dental Assistant). Daryl enjoys all aspects of working on patients from their initial new patient exam, general dental procedures, implant surgery to full reconstruction of their entire mouths. In her free time, she likes to work out and spend time with her two daughters and husband. Happy Hour with her close friends is a weekly routine. This helps to create the perfect balance for work and play!
As the Chief Technician of Pi’s In-house Lab, Toni stays very busy making sure all our patients’ smiles are just right. She joined the Pi team in 1987 and has been helping to change people’s lives through their smiles ever since. Toni grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended Penn State Ogontz campus and graduated from Lyons Technical Institute Dental Lab Technology Program in 1986. In her spare time, Toni loves spending quality time with her granddaughter.
Tina is our newest member of the Pi family. Tina speaks Italian and is a licensed Beauty Professional which fits perfectly with our practice. When not in the office, Tina is passionate about her children — making sure that they are always taken care of. In her spare time, Tina likes to cook, spend time with family and friends, and travel to anywhere that is warm.