Just one of the many aspects that makes Dr. Maria Cavalier’s dental practice so wonderful is the staff. Dr. Cavalier’s dental team has all the attributes necessary to make our patients feel right at home as soon as they walk in the door. We pride ourselves in providing exception general and cosmetic dentistry services while treating patients like family. We know what it is like to sit in a dentist’s chair, and every effort is made to ensure your comfort and calmness. We will explain the work that needs to be done in great detail and answer any and all questions you may have regarding your treatment. We treat you the way we expect to be treated when we’re in your position.
Jennifer, office manager, began her career in dentistry 31 years ago as a dental assistant. She then continued on as a licensed Expanded Functions Assistant and is x-ray certified. Training with some world-renowned dental labs, she did a lot of lab work for the office. After learning and working in many areas of the practice, she became the Office Manager 20 years ago. Jennifer’s goals are to keep the office running smoothly and keeping the patients happy. Jennifer and other staff members keep current on the latest advances in dental technology through continuing education. Jenn and her husband have one son and two beautiful grandchildren.
Tracy, dental hygienist, has been practicing since she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia in 1987. She has been with Dr. Cavalier for 19 years. Tracy works full-time and is completely dedicated to all aspects of dental treatment. She specializes in periodontal treatment and preventative measures.
Tammy, dental hygienist, has been practicing for 28 years and has been with Dr. Cavalier for most of her career. She has an associate’s degree from Allegany College in Cumberland, Maryland and enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially working with our new Invisalign cases and using our new 3D imaging. She and her husband have three children and reside in Latrobe. Her oldest Lindsay, is also a hygienist. Her son Brandon is a student at UPJ and her youngest, Sarah, is a student at Duquesne.
Kim, dental assistant, has been in the field for 15 years and has been with our staff for 5 ½ years. She is very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and is great with the patients. She has 2 children and 3 beautiful grandchildren.
Bonita, our expanded functions dental assistant has been in the dental field for 17 years. While here, she has acquired many skills. She assists Dr. Cavalier and has various lab skills and techniques. Bonita has been through LVI training and has attended many courses already. Bonita and her husband are raising two teenage boys along with several furry babies. She is currently in the process of attending WCCC to acquire a Dental Hygiene degree/license.
Linda, our patient coordinator, is new to our dental team. She has 30 years in the dental field and is very knowledgeable with billing. Linda is great with patient rapport. She is married with 2 daughters and loves the outdoors.