701 N. Hermitage Road, Suite 21 | Hermitage, PA 16148 Map & Directions

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Meet Our Staff

Jan – Front Office Coordinator

I love orthodontics because...

I get to be a member of a team who creates great smiles and improve someone's confidence!

At Shenango Valley Orthodontics...

I am the Front Office Coordinator. Before coming on board at SVO in 2013, I was an Orthodontic Assistant for 11 years and Clinical Supervisor. I enjoy people, so meeting and greeting patients has been easy. My duties go far beyond those and include marketing, scheduling and financials, and I very much enjoy it. I have been welcomed to this enthusiastic and caring team of doctors and staff, and I look forward to being a part of it for many years to come. 

A little about me...

I was raised in Hermitage and currently live in Sharpsville. I graduated from the dental assistant program at The Ohio School of Dental Technology 20-some years ago. I am married to my best friend, Pete, and we have three beautiful adult children: Ryan, Kyle and Rachel. They fill our hearts with pride as we enjoy their many talents in music, motocross, art and cheering. We are a family that spends tons of time together camping at the motocross track, snowmobiling, snowboarding and on beach vacations.

Beth – Orthodontic Assistant & Insurance Billing

I love orthodontics because...

There are no needles! After nearly 30 years’ experience in this field, I still find satisfaction in seeing the product of a straight smile when treatment is completed. That simply never gets boring to me. I enjoy being an instrument in improving our patients’ confidence through a great smile.

At Shenango Valley Orthodontics...

I am the assistant who loves to laugh! Besides assisting, I also perform several office duties, including that of insurance billing. It is a pleasure working in such a positive, laid-back atmosphere with great doctors. My co-workers are the bomb! We are a team and a family!

A little about me...

I grew up in Grove City. I graduated from the dental assistant program at Median School of Allied Health Careers in Pittsburgh back in the dark ages. In 1990, I moved all the way to Mercer after I married my husband, Bob. We have two awesome kids, Jake and Maddie, who we are very proud of. I love dogs (a lot!) and am all about adopting from rescues. Being with family and friends is where I find peace and happiness. My favorite hobby is scrapbooking.

 

 

Christy – Treatment Coordinator & Orthodontic Assistant

I love orthodontics because…

I have always loved working with people. Helping both children and adults feel at ease about orthodontics is important to me. I want our patients to feel comfortable and ask questions about their care. It’s a great feeling to help our patients feel confident about their smile.

At Shenango Valley Orthodontics…

I am the Treatment Coordinator, chairside Orthodontic Assistant and insurance specialist. I am responsible for your records viewed by you, Dr. Smith and Dr. Ribarevski. The records are X-rays, models and photos that our office performed previously on you. I will explain what the doctors found when reviewing the records and what the treatment plan will be. My goal is to make each patient understand the process and feel comfortable enough to ask questions about their treatment. Working in our office is a joy. The doctors and fellow co-workers make it feel like a family, and we always find a way to have a good laugh!

A little about me…

I was born and raised in Hermitage. I now live in Hermitage with my husband, Michael. We have two beautiful daughters, Alyssa  and Hayley, and our French Bulldog  named Chanel. Spending time with my daughters and my husband is what I enjoy the most. We love attending church at New Life Baptist Church. My favorite thing to do is go shopping with my daughters. I have been an Orthodontic Assistant since April 2004.

Heather – Orthodontic Assistant

I love orthodontics because...

I had a great experience when I had braces at Dr. Smith's office. I became more confident about myself, and I want to help others experience that feeling.

At Shenango Valley Orthodontics...

I am one of Dr. Smith's Orthodontic Assistants. My main duties are clinical assisting, sterilization, and taking new patient X-rays, photographs and study models.

A little about me...

I was raised and now reside in Conneaut Lake. I started working with Dr. Smith in August 2007, after completing a dental assisting program at Great Lakes Institute of Technology.

 

 

Traci – Orthodontic Assistant

I love orthodontics because...

I enjoy being able to improve the confidence of our patients by giving them a smile that they are proud of. Confidence is one of the one things that I feel definitely sets people up for success in their future.

At Shenango Valley Orthodontics...

I work chairside and also do most of the lab work, as in making retainers to help our patients keep that beautiful smile for years to come. I have been at Shenango Valley Orthodontics since May 2011. I love my job and co-workers! It is a wonderful feeling waking up in the morning and walking into work with a smile because I love the environment I work in.

A little about me...

I grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and have lived in Burghill, Ohio since 1999. I graduated from the dental assisting program at Ross Medical Center in 2011. My husband, Jody, and I have two children, Ryan who is in middle school, and Katie who is in elementary school. When I am not working, as a family we spend our time being involved with our children's sports (cheerleading, football and wrestling). I am passionate about spending quality time with my family.

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