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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. 

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Stephanie has been working with us for over twelve years. She was born and raised in the Apollo/Leechburg area.


Office Manager

Mariela has been working for us for over a decade. She is from Guatemala City and attended college there for business administration and computing and received her degree in 2006.

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Office Manager

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

Office Manager

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