Meet Our Dental Team
This collection of lovable goofballs and weirdos is our fantastic dental team! Their friendly personalities, extensive training, and years of experience will ensure that all of your appointments are well-organized, quick, and dare we say, FUN. They’ll always go out of their way to make sure every member of your family feels right at home at every visit. Read on below to say “hello!” to some of the friendly faces you’ll meet here at Summit Family Dentistry.
Melissa, Practice Manager
Melissa has been working in dental offices for at least a decade now, and she loves that every day brings something new and interesting to her plate, whether it’s patients or insurance problems. She studied at Grand Canyon University and is certified in CPR, radiology, infection control, HIPAA, and OSHA.
Melissa hails from Pittsburgh. She has two sons named Weston and Andrew and two daughters named Riley and Doria. She also has a boyfriend named Jim and a Chocolate Lab named Allie. When she isn’t busy at the practice, her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling, and reading. She and her family also have a game night every Tuesday, and they can even complete a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle in under two hours!
Amber, Dental Assistant
Amber has been working in dentistry for two years now, and she’s proud to have been a member of Summit Family Dentistry since its opening. She received her dental education at Great Lakes Institute of Technology, and she is also certified in infection control, radiology, and CPR. Her favorite part of this job is getting to educate people and helping them to get over their fear of the dentist’s office!
Originally from here in Waterford, Amber’s family consists of her son Braxton, her boyfriend Ryan, and her cat Louie. When she has free time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, bowling with friends, working out, and teaching her three year old son.
Carli, Dental Hygienist
Carli entered the dental field in 2015, and she joined our team in 2018. She loves meeting new people and working with a team of professionals to deliver exceptional dental care. Carli is great with our young patients, and she helps people of all ages feel safe and comfortable when they visit our dental office. Carli studied dental hygiene at Fortis Institute in Erie, and in addition to being registered as a dental hygienist, she maintains licensure in local anesthesia, radiology, infection control, CPR, and HIPAA policies and procedures. Originally from Cochranton, PA, Carlie is married to Deven, and while the couple have no children yet, they do enjoy spoiling their two cats, Sid and Louie. She enjoys hunting, fishing, discussing philosophy, listening to music, admiring art, gardening, driving her jeep, and shoe shopping.
Danyele, Dental Assistant
Danyele has worked in dentistry since 2015, and she came to our team in 2018. It’s important to Danyele that she works in a family-oriented atmosphere where patients feel relaxed and comfortable while getting the dental care they need. Danyele studied dental assisting through the Great Lakes Institute of Technology, and she has training in radiology, infection control, and HIPAA policies. Originally from Waterford, Danyele is married to her high school sweetheart, and the couple have two children, Raymond and Marissa. The family also has three dogs, Montana, Tucker, and Harper, and two parrots, Leo and Charleigh. When she’s not hard at work, Danyele enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching her children’s sports teams, crafting, and taking photos.