Meet the Team

 

 

 

Barb

Sterilization Tech

Barb wears several hats in our office. She sterilizes all the instruments and chairs, makes appointments, assists at the front desk, and generally makes the office run more efficiently. Barb enjoys talking with our patients and their parents, and listening to all the interesting stories they have to tell. Barb knows first-hand how excellent Dr. Dahar is as an orthodontist: both of her children got their beautiful smiles right here!

Barb has been married to her high-school sweetheart for 33 years. She enjoys reading, cross-stitch, gardening, and playing on her iPad in her free time.

Bonnie

Orthodontic Assistant

Bonnie assists Dr. Dahar by prepping patients for braces, changing wires, taking impressions, and making retainers. She started working with Dr. Dahar in 2002, though her dental career began in 1979. Bonnie works one on one with each patient and enjoys getting to know everyone as she watches their teeth change with orthodontic treatment.

Bonnie is married with two grown children. Her daughter lives in Virginia and her son lives in Monroeville. She loves spending time with her family and is an avid collector of all things Mickey Mouse.

Carole

Billing Coordinator, Front Desk

Carole works at our front desk, where she prepares monthly statements, is responsible for all payments, and takes care of our office’s banking needs. She joined us more than 20 years ago and has been indispensible ever since! Although Carole stays busy keeping our office up and running, she also takes the time to get to know our family of patients. Carole considers Dr. Dahar to be very considerate and believes he is one of the best orthodontists around because he always goes above and beyond for his patients and employees.

Carole has been married to her best friend for 43 years. They have three wonderful children and four granddaughters. In her spare time, Carole loves to knit, cook, read, and bake with all her grandkids.

Cindy

Dental Assistant

Cindy takes care of our inventory and ordering, in addition to all orthodontic assistant duties. She is X-ray certified, and will also help you with your office needs at the front desk. Cindy has been a witness to Dr. Dahar’s amazing results for 23 years and feels lucky to work with our wonderful team.

Cindy has three amazing grandsons she enjoys spending as much time with as possible. She also has a cat who is her baby. She loves to play golf and be outside in the beautiful weather with her husband. When she has time for relaxation, she enjoys playing the piano.

Holly

Assistant

In addition to assisting Dr. Dahar with orthodontic duties, Holly is also in charge of creating all the exciting contests for our patients. She has worked here for 12 years and truly enjoys seeing our patients’ smiles and their beautiful transformations. Holly feels fortunate to work for such an excellent orthodontist and a great boss in Dr. Dahar. She also loves working with the rest of our team.

Holly resides in Kilbuck Township with her husband Kevin, their two kids, and two cats. In her free time she enjoys shopping, laughing, and a great cup of coffee.

Kay

Assistant

Kay brings 27 years of orthodontic and dental experience to the Dahar family. She’s warm and friendly, and loves working closely with Dr. Dahar, her coworkers, and our patients. With her years of experience and warm manner, Kay makes sure each patient feels at home and understands the treatment.

Kay has been very happily married to her college sweetheart for 16 years. He does, however, have to share her heart with her three kitties. In her spare time, Kay enjoys traveling, going to sporting events, and playing games of chance. She treasures time with her mother-in-law on the family farm, where she grows herbs, vegetables, and lots of flowers. When the cold weather drives her inside, Kay loves reading and all things crafty.

Lorraine

Office Receptionist

From allaying the apprehension of the new patient or parent to celebrating a beautiful smile at the de-band appointment, Lorraine is there for it all. She works in our Zelienople office, where she schedules appointments, answers the phones, and greets patients with a warm and welcoming smile. Lorraine loves the relationships developed with our families and considers them to be the greatest part of her job. Lorraine is married to Dr. Dahar and loves watching his dedication to achieving the best smiles for his patients.

The mother of three children and grandmother of six, Lorraine’s happiest times are spent with family. She and her husband, along with their rescued Yorkshire Terrier Buddy, are always excited to see all the kids come home.

Mercedes

Office Manager

Mercedes serves as our treatment coordinator and is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and insurance. She’s been with us for almost her entire dental career, having joined Smiles by Dahar in 1974. Mercedes loves coming to work every day and helping to change our patients’ lives with a new smile. She also appreciates the chance to work with such a caring, compassionate, and fair human being in Dr. Dahar.

Mercedes enjoys shopping and having coffee with her daughter, watching a good movie with her cat on her lap, and taking long walks in the park with her husband.

Michelle

Front Desk

Michelle works at the front desk answering patient calls and questions, and helping to coordinate their path to a beautiful healthy smile. She joined our team in 2014, but has been part of the Smiles by Dahar family since her children started their treatment in 2004. They owe their awesome smiles to Dr. Dahar’s excellent care!

Michelle lives in Cranberry Township with her husband of 21 years and their two children. She spends her spare time being a hockey mom.

Pam

Secretary, Treatment Coordinator, Educational Coordinator

Pam has been scheduling appointments, investigating treatment and financial arrangements, providing details about our services, hosting dental programs to elementary age students in local areas, and marketing our office to the community for more than 30 years! Pam loves being part of creating beautiful smiles and making the entire experience great for our patients. She takes real pride in knowing she is working with an outstanding orthodontist.

Pam resides in Gibsonia with her husband, who was her high-school sweetheart. They have two grown children and one grandson. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, scrapbooking, doing photography, and walking with her dog, Mandy.

Sara

Treatment Coordinator, Team Manager, IT Specialist, Marketing Guru

Sara acts as a treatment coordinator: She presents treatment plans and makes financial arrangements for our patients. She also works at the front desk, serves as a clinical assistant when needed, and takes care of marketing and computer business. Sara loves getting to know our patients; they always have something to say that makes her laugh. She has worked in the orthodontic field for a long time now, and really believes in the quality of care Dr. Dahar provides. Sarah appreciates that he is very understanding, giving, and above all, family oriented.

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