Cheryl supports the doctors and her team with the day-to-day clinical and administrative aspects of the practice, specifically surgical 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 is married to her husband C.J and has two adult children.
CHERYL – REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST, DENTAL HYGIENE LOCAL ANESTHESIA LICENSE, PERIDONTAL AND IMPLANT COORDINATOR,
Tami - Dental Assistant/Administrative Assistant
Tami entered the dental field in 2009 as an assistant in general dentistry. She received her training on the job. Within a few months of beginning work, she earned her X-ray certification. Tami has spent the last 12 years not only assisting, but also learning other aspects of the dental office including administrative assistant duties. She is always willing to learn new things and to lend a helping hand to her teammates. She is eager to learn everything she can about periodontics. Tami is married and has four daughters. While not at work, she enjoys watching her daughters’ sporting events and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys camping, hunting and fishing.
Anna - Registered Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia License
Anna started her career in the dental field at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology. She went through a 3-year dental assisting program while in high school and graduated in 2015. She then went on to study dental hygiene at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport and graduated with her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2020 and in 2021 earned her bachelor’s degree. She was a hygienist at a general dentist practice for one year before joining Dr Holden’s office. She hopes to do everything possible to help improve the oral health of patients and make lasting positive and professional relationships. In her free time, Anna enjoys drawing with charcoal, painting with acrylics and water colors, and reading.
Ashley - Registered Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia License, Chair-side/Surgical Assistant
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 Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and is continuing her education to receive her bachelor degree. Ashley loves being part of the amazing and supportive team at Dr Holden’s office. Outside of the dental world, Ashley enjoys reading, spending time outdoors and crafting new projects.
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.
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.
Jordan - Registered Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia License, Chair-side/Surgical Assistant
Jordan began her dental journey in high school when she attended Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology for dental assisting. She spent two years assisting chairside before she went back to school for dental hygiene. She attended Pennsylvania College of Technology where she received her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Jordan is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Pennsylvania College of Technology. While not at work, she likes to trail run, ski, and spend time with her two kitties. Jordan is enthusiastic about her career at a very professional office!
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.
Johanna Wilkens – Front Desk Coordinator
My name is Johanna. I am new to the world of dentistry, and I am looking forward to learning and growing in the field. When I am not at work, I enjoy being in the great outdoors, hiking and foraging – or hanging out and watching movies with my family.
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