Orthodontic Assistant

I began my orthodontic journey in 2011 in central Florida. I started at SVO in 2021 under Dr. Ribarevski. I have worked in every area of the office but truly enjoy working one on one with our patients. Seeing their confidence grow throughout their treatment is the best feeling and the drive behind my dedication.

My family and I have moved here from Florida for my husband’s career. We have been married since 2013, and we have three kids, Matthew, Kara, and Courtney. When I am not at the office or taking care of the kids, I enjoy the sunshine, shopping, and traveling back to Florida as much as I can.


Orthodontic Assistant

I have been in the orthodontic field since 1992. Before starting at SVO, I worked under Dr. Mary Ann Palitti who has now retired. I was blessed to be able to join the SVO team and work alongside our three doctors and team. I love to work with our patients! Having fun, talking, and laughing with them brightens my day!

I have been married since 1984, and my husband and I have two children and five grandchildren. We also have two golden retrievers. In my free time, I love walking in Buhl Park and watching football. Go Steelers!


Orthodontic Assistant

I’ve been an ortho assistant since 1995, and I worked for Dr. Mary Ann Palitti before joining Shenango Valley Orthodontics in October 2021. It’s been such a great experience learning all the new technology SVO has to offer. I enjoy talking and getting to know all the patients and seeing their beautiful smiles at the end of treatment. But most of all, gaining a new family at SVO has been amazing.

I’ve lived in West Middlesex, PA, with my husband since 1979. I have two children and four grandchildren that I love spending most of my free time with. I also enjoy biking, walking, baking, and watching my son coach high school football.


Treatment Coordinator

I graduated from the dental assistant program at Median School of Allied Health Careers in Pittsburgh long ago, and I joined Shenango Valley Orthodontics in 2005 as a dental assistant. I later became the billing coordinator, and recently, I have enjoyed making the shift to treatment coordinator. My primary duties include meeting the new patients for their first doctor evaluation, taking orthodontic records, checking insurance benefit, and presenting the treatment plan and financials devised by the doctor.

It is a pleasure to be in a positive, laid-back, and professional working environment. My hope is that our patients leave here knowing that Shenango Valley Orthodontics is where they will receive the best orthodontic care. The satisfaction in seeing those gorgeous, straight smiles at the end of patients’ treatment is undeniably fun. However, my passion and goal is educating our patients from the very start about proper oral hygiene. Healthy teeth are far more important than straight ones!

My husband and I have been married since 1990, and we have two adult children. Both are married with children of their own. They have given us two grandsons, and a third grandson is due to arrive in the summer of 2022. Being a grandma is even better than I could have imagined!


Office Coordinator & Insurance Billing Coordinator

Before joining SVO in 2013, I was an Orthodontic Assistant and Clinical Supervisor for 11 years. Before that, I graduated from the dental assistant program at the Ohio School of Dental Technology.

I enjoy people, so meeting and greeting patients is a natural fit for me. My duties also include marketing, scheduling, insurance billing, and financials. I especially love being part of a team that creates so many great smiles and helps improve people’s confidence!

I was raised in Hermitage and currently live in Sharpsville. I’ve been married since 1989 to my amazing husband, Pete. We have three beautiful children, Ryan, Kyle, and Rachel, and one precious grandchild, Julia. We are a family that spends a lot of time together enjoying motocross, supercross, bicycling, and beach vacations. In my free time, I enjoy cycling class, reading, shopping, and my trips to South Carolina to visit my daughter.


Insurance Billing Coordinator & Orthodontic Assistant

My jobs here at Shenango Valley Orthodontics include many of the day to day operations at the office. If I am not submitting claims and billing insurance, I am assisting the doctors or helping answer phones. I have been here at SVO since graduating from Ross Medical Center in 2011. I love being able to come to work and know that w make a difference in people’s lives by creating confidence with beautiful smiles.

I married my husband, Jody, in 2000, and we live in Burghill, Ohio, with our two children, Ryan and Katie. I’m passionate about my family and making memories that will last a lifetime.


Orthodontic Assistant

I’m one of Dr. Smith’s orthodontic assistants. My main duties are clinical assisting, sterilization, and taking new patient x-rays, photographs, and 3D intra-oral scans. Before I became his assistant in 2007 after completing a dental assisting program at Great Lakes Institute of Technology, I was actually Dr. Smith’s patient! And my experience with my own braces is what made me fall in love with orthodontics. I want to help others experience the feeling I had when I emerged with a brand new smile.

I live in Conneaut Lake (where I was raised) with my husband, Richie, and our daughters Leah and Bryn!


Office Manager

I graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Accounting. Here at the office, I am the behind-the-scenes person. I take care of the day-to-day operations as well as the accounting, employee management, and marketing. We take great pride in creating beautiful smiles and making our patients and their families feel like they are part of our family.
We are truly blessed with an amazing staff.

In my off-work time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, trips to Disney, traveling, and skiing. Doug and I have been married since 1987 and we have two grown up sons, Zack and Derek. We enjoy spending time with them whenever we can.