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About Your Team

Nicole: Practice Administrator

Nicole has been a part of the Verona Dental Care team since May of 2015. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown with her Bachelor Degree in Marketing in 2007, and then went on to obtain her Master Degree in Health Care Management in 2009. She has been working in the field of dentistry for 7 years. Nicole is passionate about dentistry and making sure her patients get the care they deserve. It is Nicole’s main priority to make each patient feel as if he or she is the most important part of Verona Dental Care, because they are!

In her spare time, she cheers on the Pittsburgh Pirates and tries to attend as many games as she can during the season. Nicole’s family, friends and boyfriend play a huge roll in her free time. She also has a 6-year-old Maltese, Bailey, who is a handful, but she wouldn’t trade him for the world.

Jessica: Business Assistant

Although her full name is Jessica, a lot of people call her Jess. Jess recently got married in August, and she and her new husband moved to Pittsburgh in September so her husband could attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The newlywed couple is from a small town in Frederick, Maryland, where they attended school together.

Jess has been in the field of dentistry for over 5 years. She started her career at a small private practice, and then she moved to a very large pediatric dental office. Jess joined Verona Dental Care in October of 2015, and she has been growing and learning ever since. She enjoys being able to help people by putting a smile back on their faces through even the toughest and most emotional of times.

Outside of work, Jess likes to go walking, hiking, biking, fishing and of course, spending quality time with her husband and their families. Jess wants all of her patients to know that if they ever have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask. She loves a challenge, and if she doesn’t know the answer to a question, she will find out as quickly as possible!

Sarah: Business Assistant

Sarah was introduced to the field of dentistry while living in Tucson, AZ, in 2014. She studied at Carrington College and received her Certificate for Dental Assisting. Soon after, she returned to Pittsburgh and completed her X-Ray Certification Examination. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending quality time with her two children and boyfriend, as well as shopping, eating and sports. Sarah likes working in the dental field and helping people with their smiles.

Dallas: Business Assistant

Dallas graduated from Kent State University in 2016. She returned to Pittsburgh and started with Verona Dental Care in September 2016. Although new to the dental field, she is eager to learn all she can and help our patients. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her mom and boyfriend and of course, her 21 pound cat, Larry.

Kate: Registered Dental Hygienist

Kate graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 2007 with a degree in dental hygiene. She has worked in many aspects of dentistry including sales and education, but her passion is patient care. Her favorite thing about being a hygienist is helping her patients feel comfortable and taken care of She has been married for 6 years and has two small kids who keep her busy! In her spare time she likes to bake and decorate sugar cookies.

Linnea: Registered Dental Hygienist

In 2009, Linnea received her Dental Hygienist degree from Youngstown State University, and she also obtained her local anesthesia license the same year. For a little over 6 years, Linnea worked in a private practice in her hometown, Greenville, PA, until she moved to Pittsburgh and joined the Verona Dental Care team. She has been practicing at Verona Dental Care since last April, and she is enjoying the opportunity to expand her responsibilities as a dental hygienist. Linnea loves when her patients leave their appointments feeling taken care of and comfortable.

Outside of work, Linnea enjoys working out, being creative with healthy foods and spending quality time with her friends, boyfriend and large family. She also likes being outdoors, traveling and relaxing.

Flo: Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Flo first met Dr. Gupta when he accompanied a patient of his for an oral surgery procedure. Dr. Gupta’s interest and compassion were what inspired Flo to join his team. Since then, Flo has been a valuable team member of Dr. Gupta’s team for 19 years. In this time, she has assisted with the transformation of patients from initial fear of treatment to expressive gratitude, improved oral health and the formation of beautiful smiles. Flo truly believes her practice strives to offer the best treatment through continuing education and implementing modern techniques and procedures. She has always enjoyed her work and she takes immense pride in making a difference in the lives of her patients.

Flo is a mother of three sons. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and reading. She attended Forbes Technical School and Median School of Allied Health Careers, where she studied to become a Dental Assistant.

Kelsey: Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Not only is Kelsey an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, but she also has her Certified Dental Assisting Certificate. In 2013, Kelsey graduated from Bradford School with her Associate Degree in Specialized Technologies, and she joined the team at Verona Dental Care in July of 2015. Kelsey enjoys placing fillings, helping patients achieve their desired smiles and helping patients realize that being at the dentist may not be as bad as they think it is! Outside of work, she likes playing with her puppy, Bentley, swimming, camping and participating in other “spontaneous, daring things,” including sky-diving, zip-lining and random road trips.

Lisha: Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Lisha is experienced in a variety of different careers, ranging from retail manager to child care teacher. Out of all of these different opportunities, Lisha believes working as a dental assistant has been the most rewarding of all. Lisha says, “Seeing the smiles that walk out the door, knowing that I helped in a small way to make that smile happen, makes me realize I have made the best decision for my future.”

Lisha attended Bradford College in Station Square in the fall of 2014, and she graduated as a Dental Assistant in the fall of 2015. She is more than happy to make your fillings “as gorgeous at you.” When she’s not in the office, she likes to crochet, travel, watch super hero movies and snuggle with her dog, a 13-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, named Dino Jermaine Appa Jones. Lisha feels extremely blessed and honored to be working in a great environment that keeps her motivated and allows her to work with others who are so full of passion about dentistry, as well.