Meet The Team
Periodontics Office in Philadelphia, PA
Leta, Lead Front Office Receptionist & Treatment Coordinator
Leta has over 23 years of experience in dentistry, with over 18 years as a key member of our team. For many years Leta has served as a dental assistant for every type of treatment in our practice. As a result Leta understands every step of your planned care and is an empathetic and expert personal advisor before, during and after your treatment. Leta enjoys connecting with patients on a personal level and helping them achieve the care that they need and deserve. 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.
Jessica, Front Office Receptionist
Jessica will probably be the first voice you hear on the phone at our practice and is a wonderful resource in helping you schedule your next appointment. She is a friendly face at the front desk and will happily welcome you into our office. Jessica comes to our practice with over 5 years of dental receptionist experience at other multi-specialty dental offices in Philadelphia. When not in the office Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Kiya, Front Office Receptionist
Kiya is the most recent addition to our team. She is a native Philadelphian who currently resides in New Jersey with her family. She comes to us with 4 years of experience in dentistry. She enjoys welcoming patients to the office and making sure that they are up to date with their next visit to see us. In her free time she enjoys stand up comedy and watching animated movies with her daughter. She also enjoys traveling and experiencing new foods. Kiya looks forward to meeting you the next time you are in the office!
Valerie, Office Manager
As our office manager Valerie is involved in almost every aspect of our practice. Valerie enjoys the opportunity to connect personally with patients and feels fortunate working with such a wonderful team of caring professionals. 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.
¡Se habla español! Valerie le puede ayudar.
Danielle, Public Relations Coordinator
Danielle serves as our Professional Relations Coordinator. You will have an opportunity to meet her when attending further education or social events hosted by our office. She has grown up in the dental industry. As a young child she watched her father and role model build his own dental laboratory and then worked in his lab as an adult. She has worked for Henry Schein in the Zahn division as part of their Business Development Team in the digital materials and implant sales department. When she is not working for the office she co-owns a restaurant with her husband Zaffron Mediterranean Cuisine in Haddonfield NJ. She spends most of her time being a “Triplet Mom” to identical twin boys and a little girl. She loves working with the public and talking to people. She believes that making people feel comfortable in their own skin makes for the easiest, most humble conversations.
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.
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 chair-side 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.
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