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Meet Our Team

Our patients and our dental team are why we love our jobs!  Our entire staff is committed to providing you with an exceptional experience from the moment you arrive and throughout your appointment.

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Dentist / Practice Owner

Dr. Merlino has been in practice for over 30 years. She grew up in the Pittsburgh area and now resides in Delmont with her husband Tom and her daughter Leia.

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He studied at University of Miami, class of 1983. He then went to Marquette Dental School and Pitt Dental, graduated class of 1987.



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Dental Assistant

Cathy is Dr. Merlino’s assistant. Cathy has been with us for several years and has close to 20 years of assistant experience.



Julie is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists and has been working with us for over twelve years. She is a native of Johnstown, PA and currently lives in Latrobe with her husband and three children; Alyssa, Emily, and Noah. She graduated from Westmoreland County Community College in 2006 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling whenever possible.


Office Manager

Amy is the Office Manager of our Kiski office. She graduated from college in 2007 with a Nursing Degree, and after having children in 2014 she decided to switch careers to balance home/work life with a better schedule. When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her two children; Bailey and Benjamin and her husband Devin.

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Stephanie has been a hygienist for 20 years and working with us for 18 years. She grew up in the Allegheny Township area and currently resides there with her husband Ryan, daughter Lily, and her fur baby cat Thor. She and her family enjoy vacationing, especially to Disney World. 

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Office Manager

Lauren is the Office Manager of our Delmont office. She graduated from Westmoreland County Community College in 2018 with an Associate in Health Care Management. 

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