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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 busy college aged young adults. Cheryl stays busy following her children to theatre productions and local sporting activities.


Penny – Administrative Assistant

Penny is the glue that keeps us all together, managing the front desk activities, including controlling the appointment book for the seven clinicians of the practice. You will typically hear her voice first when you make or receive a call from the office, and she will greet you first when arriving for your appointment. Penny joined our office in 1995, where her multi-tasking skills continue to make her a valuable member of our practice. Penny enjoys working with our professional team. She has three children and three 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

I am a 2012 graduate from Allegany College of Maryland with an Associate in Applied Science Dental Hygiene Degree. I also received my Local Anesthesia license when I graduated. I was in a general dentist practice for four years prior to joining Dr. Holden's office. I am very happy that I joined this specialty practice in May of 2016. It has been a great learning experience. 

I enjoy working in a very professional, yet relaxed atmosphere. I look forward to coming to work and getting to know more of Dr. Holden's long term patients as well as new ones. Dr. Holden is an excellent example of what a great periodontist should be. He truly has his patient’s best interest in mind when recommending treatment. My co-workers are very helpful and have welcomed me as if I were here since the practice opened!

I am a mother to two young children. I have a son and a daughter that keep my husband and I busy at home. I enjoy cooking, spending time with family and exercising.


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

Celeste first joined our team in 1995 but then left in 1997 to be with her children. She came back to us, though, in 2009 as a substitute hygienist and rejoined our team full-time in 2012. From the very beginning, she’s always been willing to pitch in wherever she could. She enjoys the camaraderie we all share, and is proud to be a part of such a great team. Celeste is married and has two adult children. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and kayaking. The best part of life is spent with family in the outdoors.


Dotty – Registered Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia License

I am excited to be working with such a caring, quality clinician like Dr. Holden. My joy is to see patients progress to health through teamwork! When I am away from dentistry I like walking in the sunshine, riding the Harley with my husband and chalk drawing with my grandkids.

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.