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Our Team

Cheryl – Registered Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia License, Implant Coordinator, Chair-side/Surgical Assistant, Office Manager

Cheryl supports Dr. Holden and his team by running the day-to-day business and assisting with clinical aspects of the practice, specifically implant case management. She began her dental career in 1981 as a dental assistant while attending college. Cheryl earned her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1984 and joined Dr. Holden in practice shortly thereafter in 1986. She earned her Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia permit in 2010. Cheryl loves working in a relaxed atmosphere with a staff that works very well as a team. She is married and has two adult children.

 

Penny – Administrative Assistant

Penny is the glue that keeps the office together, managing the front desk activities, including controlling the appointment book for the seven clinicians of the practice. She is typically the first voice patients hear when making or receiving a call from the office and the first person to greet patients arriving for appointments. Penny joined our office in 1995, where her multi-tasking skills continue to make her a valuable member of Dr Holden’s practice. Penny enjoys working with a professional team. She has three children and four grandchildren.

 

Nora – Chair-side Assistant

Nora attended CPI and received her dental assisting certificate and later acquired her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant license. She has had the opportunity over the years to work with several dentists in the area and has also had the privilege to teach at CPI as the Program Administrator of the Dental Assisting program. Nora recently joined Dr. Holden and his staff and is excited to start her new journey with him and his very caring team.

Nora is married and has two adult daughters.She enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks, gardening and camping.

 

Melani – Registered Dental Hygienist, Chair-side/Surgical Assistant

Melani is one of several employees who have been with Dr. Holden for over 15 years.  She started her career as a dental assistant while attending college, and began working with Dr. Holden in 1994.  Melani graduated in 1987 from Williamsport Area Community College now known as the Pennsylvania College of Technology.  She is one of our dental hygiene cornerstones.  Her patients often report that she has a gentle, yet effective touch.  Occasionally, you will find Melani assisting Dr. Holden.  She is married and has 2 adult children.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, being active outdoors, traveling, and having fun with friends and family.

 

Leslie - Registered Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia License

In 2012 Leslie graduated from Allegany College of Maryland with an Applied Science Dental Hygiene Degree. She received her Local Anesthesia License upon graduation. Before joining Dr Holden’s office, she worked for four years in a general dentistry practice. Leslie really enjoys working with her patients and creating long term relationships with them. She admires Dr. Holden’s professionalism and appreciates that her fellow staff members work well together with everyone pitching in where needed. Leslie has two elementary school aged children who keep her busy at home. She enjoys exercising, camping and being outdoors.

 

Ashley – Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashley began her journey in the dental field as a dental assistant. She attended a three-year dental assisting course at CPI while in high school. She then attended Pennsylvania College of Technology where she received her Dental Hygiene Degree and is continuing her education to receive her bachelor degree. Outside of the dental world, Ashley enjoys reading, spending time outdoors and crafting new projects. While being a new addition to Dr Holdens office, Ashley is excited to begin her career with such an amazing and supportive team.

 

Celeste – Registered Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia License, Administrative Assistant

Celeste first joined Dr Holden’s team in 1995 but then left in 1997 to be with her children and she came back to the practice in 2009 as a substitute hygienist, becoming full-time in 2012. From the beginning, she has been willing to pitch in wherever needed. She enjoys the camaraderie of her fellow staff members, and is proud to be a part of such a great team. Celeste is married and has two adult children and five grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and kayaking. She feels the best part of life is spent with family in the outdoors.

 

Kay – Lab Coordinator, Dental Assistant

Kay comes to us with over three years in dentistry, specifically endodontics. She is a cheerful and hardworking addition to the office. Kay looks forward to learning more about periodontal health from Dr Holden and his well-rounded staff. When not at work, Kay enjoys walking in the woods, watching ice hockey, Penn State Football and checking out muscle cars.

 

Dotty – Registered Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia License

Beginning as chairside assistant, Dotty’s interest in dentistry was a springboard to earning her associate degree in Applied Arts with a Certificate in Dental Hygiene. Dotty enjoys personal relationships with patients. She is married and has two adult children. In her spare time, she gardens, spends time with her grandchildren and travels with her husband on their Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Restore and Maintain Your Dental Health and Confidence.

We serve a large geographical area stretching from State College, Williamsport and surrounding areas including Bellefonte, Lewistown, Huntingdon, Clearfield, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Altoona, Danville and beyond. Call to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to restoring and maintaining your dental health and confidence.