Meet Our Team
Deb, Registered Dental Hygienist
Deb has worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist at our practice for 30 years! She is originally from Reading, but now enjoys living on a lake in New Jersey. She enjoys nature, hiking, and the outdoors and she can play a mean game of volleyball or poker. The beach is also one of Deb’s favorite places to be. Deb received her dental hygiene degree from Temple University. Her favorite part about being a hygienist at our practice is maintaining her patients’ oral health over the years and building relationships with them.
Theresa, Registered Dental Hygienist
Theresa is the newest member of our team and came to our office with 7 years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Theresa was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated with her degree in dental hygiene from Manor College in 2011. When not caring for our patients she enjoys hiking, spending time with her family, trying new restaurants in the city and playing/watching sports.
Katie, Dental Assistant
Katie has been a certified dental assistant for the past 16 years, the last 5 of which have been at our office. She started her career in North Jersey working for a family friend, and moved to South Jersey in 2006 when she started working in Center City Philadelphia. Katie loves being a dental assistant, taking care of patients, and helping people learn to love their smile. Katie enjoys life with her two sons and spending time at the Jersey shore.
Leta, Dental Assistant & Treatment Coordinator
Leta has worked in the dental profession for over 20 years, the last 15 of which have been at Dr. Laudenbach’s office. Leta serves as our Implant Treatment Coordinator and is our resident expert on the parts and pieces required during implant therapy. She enjoys guiding patients throughout the surgical process. Leta has lived in the Philadelphia area her entire life and enjoys taking advantage of Fairmount Park with her son. On Sundays Leta volunteers her time at her local Catholic Church.
Christine, Dental Assistant
Christine has been a certified dental assistant for over 35 years, 30 of which have been serving Dr. Laudenbach’s practice. Her journey started as a volunteer chairside assistant for a Navy captain in London. Returning to the States, she went on to get her formal training at Old Dominion University’s dental assistant program in Norfolk, Virginia, where she was president of her dental assistant class. In later years, she continued that education at the Community College of Philadelphia. Chris and the field of dentistry have been a perfect match from the very beginning. She cannot think of being in a more challenging and rewarding field where she puts her talents and education to good use. Chris’ outside interests include reading, learning to play Sudoku, watching old movies, and trying to adapt to a healthy lifestyle: body, soul, and spirit.
Valerie, Office Manager
Valerie serves as our Office Manager. She feels lucky to work with such a wonderful staff and enjoys working on special projects for our office as well as maintaining the overall health of the practice. Valerie’s background is in teaching. She taught Science and Spanish at a private school in Philadelphia for 10 years. She received her degree in Biology from Brown University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Education from Arcadia University. Valerie is a native Spanish speaker and enjoys the outdoors, running, yoga, travel, learning new languages, and spending time with her husband and children.