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Meet Our Dental Team – Pittsburgh, PA • Baldwin

We Love to
Make You Smile

At Dental House of Pittsburgh, each of our team members has extensive experience in the dental industry, and we all share a passion for strengthening our patients’ smiles. Whether you’re calling in to make an appointment or you’re getting your teeth X-rayed, we are here to make sure your visit is comfortable, positive, and productive. Our team can’t wait to get to know you and your loved ones when you come in! Below is some information to help you learn more about us.

Michelle
Front Desk/Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle studied at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and today, her career in the oral healthcare field impressively covers over 30 years! She goes above and beyond to build meaningful relationships with her patients and fellow team members alike.

Michelle and her husband Dr. Verner have four sons (Zachary, Joshua, Samuel, and Jacob) who are her pride and joy, as well as four furry loves (Sebastian, Gracie, Griffey, and Kya). In her free time away from the practice, she enjoys going to country concerts, relaxing on beach vacations with her family, watching her sons’ various sporting events, chilling with her dogs, and having Mexican nights with friends. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she can still do a walkover and a handspring!

Kirstin
Office Manager

Kirstin has been a part of our practice for several years now, and she loves how well the entire team works together each day to inspire smiles! Plus, they always have yummy snacks around. Outside of dentistry, she’s also studied cosmetology at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School.

Kirstin and her husband have four special fur children at home named Ruger, Benelli, Remington, and Savage. She also has two nieces named Emery and Finley who are a HUGE, much-loved part of her life. When she has free time, her favorite hobbies include hunting, fishing, spending quality time with the dogs, and hanging out with her sweet nieces. Here’s an interesting fact about her: in addition to being our office manager, she manages her husband’s business!

Debbie
Front Desk Receptionist

Debbie’s career in the world of dentistry spans almost five years, and she loves that she learns something new every day at Dr. Verner’s practice. While she’s originally from Garden Grove, CA, she’s fortunate to have lived in various parts of the United States, including Dallas, Southern California, and Upper Saint Clair.

Debbie and her husband have been married for over two decades, and they have two sweet rescue dogs at home named Raylan and Canelo. Outside of work, she really enjoys hiking, riding mountain bikes, and traveling – she recently got to go to Paris for her anniversary! Here’s an interesting fact about her: she was born and adopted in Japan. In fact, Japanese is her first language.

Amanda
Registered Dental Hygienist

Amanda studied at the University of Pittsburgh, and her overall career in dentistry spans more than five years now. As one of our dedicated hygienists, she loves having the opportunity to educate patients on the importance of oral health regularly. She also loves spending time with such a great team!

Originally from Salix, Amanda now lives in Southpointe. She is the oldest of three sisters and has a Mini Golden Doodle named Clark at home who is the light of her life. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys playing with her pup, spending quality time with her family, shopping, an hanging out with her best friend Kirstin. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she’s a left-handed hygienist.

Maria
Registered Dental Hygienist

Maria has been working in the dental field for over five years now, and most of that time was spent right here at our office. She completed her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Today, what she likes most about being a hygienist is being able to increase awareness about oral health in her patients while also building a trusting clinician/patient relationship from appointment to appointment.

Maria and her husband Kyle have three children named Jocelyn, Faith, and Grayson who are all her pride and joy. When she has free time away from work, her top priorities are hanging out with loved ones, working out, doing/watching anything sports-related, baking, spending summer weekends at her cabin, going to concerts, and spending fun nights out with girlfriends. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she was adopted from Saint Petersburg, Russia!

Mayson
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Mayson joined Dr. Verner’s team nearly five years ago, and she loves creating beautiful smiles and working alongside such a talented staff! Originally from upper St. Clair, she studied at the Fortis Institute of Erie and the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center.

Outside of work, Mayson and her fiancé recently got engaged in November of 2019, followed by the purchase of their very first home in December! They also have a sweet adopted Goldendoodle named Kodi, and one of his favorite hobbies is taking him on long walks. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she has a fun tooth tattoo.

Zachary
Dental Assistant

Zachary currently has degrees from the University of North Georgia and Duquesne University, and he’ll be working towards his ultimate goal of becoming a dentist in the near future. As one of our assistants, he loves getting to work so closely with his parents, who are Dr. Verner and Michelle! They are his role models, and he can’t wait to follow in their footsteps even further. He also has three younger brothers who are his best friends.

Outside of the dental office, one of Zachary’s biggest passion is baseball and the New York Yankees in particular. He also enjoys working out and playing golf in the summer months. Here’s an interesting fact about him: he and his brothers are all capable of doing a backflip! The family even takes a family picture of them flipping on the beach every single year.

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