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The doctors at Babcock Dental Center, PC are passionate about providing the best possible care and comfort for their patients. From teeth whitening to TMJ, Dr. Tovissi and Dr. Kureichyk approach dentistry with a patient-first mentality, so personalized treatment is paramount in their practice. Your smile is our priority.
Dr. Joanne Tovissi
Since 1998, Dr. Joanne Tovissi has earned the trust of her patients and colleagues and enhanced thousands of smiles with her caring demeanor. In her quest for providing the best possible care for her patients, Dr. Tovissi has dedicated herself to learning the latest techniques and innovations.
Dr. Tovissi began her studies at Grove City College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In addition to holding a D.M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Tovissi has completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration in Pittsburgh. She is an active member of the ADA, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Spear Study Club. Dr. Tovissi is an advisor for the Pittsburgh Institute of Dentistry, a subgroup of the prestigious Seattle Study Group. As a strong believer in continuing her education, Dr. Tovissi completes more than 40 hours of study per year.
Dr. Tovissi grew up in the North Hills community and graduated from North Hills High School in 1979. She now enjoys life by cooking, reading, spending time with her dog Duke, and traveling with her husband, Scott and their two children, Cara and Sam.
Dr. Elena Kureichyk
Dr. Kureichyk believes that every individual deserves comprehensive dental care in a comfortable setting. She works diligently to provide the highest quality care and gentle touch to all her patients.
After graduating from North Allegheny High School, Dr. Kureichyk graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Chemistry. She pursued her dream of becoming a dentist by attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Kureichyk was inducted into the National Dental Honor Society and shortly after, she joined our team at Babcock Dental Center, PC.
Dr. Kureichyk is an active member of the Seattle Study Club (PittID), Spear Study Club, International Team for Implantology (Pittsburgh Dental Horizon), American Dental Association, and Pennsylvania Dental Association. She spends over 40 hours each year attending continuing education courses to stay current with the advancements in dentistry.
Dr. Kureichyk was born in Belarus and speaks fluent Russian. In 2001, her family moved to Pittsburgh and they are happy to call North Hills area their home. Dr. Kureichyk and her husband Mike enjoy spending time outdoors and cheering on Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Talented Team At Babcock Dental Center
At Babcock Dental Center we are committed to providing the best dental care to our patients in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh. We are always striving to create a friendly yet professional environment where our patients can feel at home. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is here to serve you and make your day a little bit brighter. We invite you to learn more about our amazing team below!
Jan is our very outgoing and personable full time Dental Assistant and the Doctor’s right hand woman. She came in one day in 1990 to see if she would like assisting and has been an invaluable asset to our practice ever since. Jan was born and raised in the North Hills and currently resides in Pine Richland. Jan enjoys performing a variety of different aspects of dentistry and treating patients that become more like family. When she is not at work, Jan loves playing with her grandchildren, gardening, tennis and relaxing on the lake.
Shelley is our friendly, easy going part time Dental Assistant. She attended A. W. Beattie Center for dental assisting and became part of our team in 1999. After taking time off to have her 2 children, Sarah and Caleb, friendship and a flexible schedule brought her back to us. Her favorite thing about Babcock Dental is that we are all like family and are always there to help our patients any way we can. In Shelley’s spare time, she loves playing with her kids, traveling and getting together with friends.
Our Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Melissa joined our team in 2016. Her energetic personality helps to keep the office running smoothly and us constantly laughing. She graduated from Eastern Gateway Community College in 2012 for her EFDA certification. Melissa lives in Koppel with her German Shepard Nadja and cat Tilly. In her free time, she enjoys boating, attending Steelers games and hanging out with her family and friends.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Shanin, our caring and energetic part time Registered Dental Hygienist, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and joined our team in 1996. Originally from Butler, she has made North Hills her home. Her favorite part about working here is the friendships she has made with all of her patients. She has seen children become mothers, mothers become grandmothers and enjoys meeting their newest family members. You can often see Shanin around the North Hills cheering on her 2 children, Kylie and Sean, volunteering at the school and enjoying time with her friends.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Chelsey, our sweet, soft-spoken full time Registered Dental Hygienist came to us all the way from Lancaster, Pa in 2013. She attended West Liberty University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and a minor in Gerontology. Chelsey enjoys building long lasting relationships with her patients and helping them improve their overall oral hygiene. Currently, Chelsey resides in Shaler with her husband and their adorable Cavachon Remy. On her days off, you can find her reading in her perfect nook, exercising at the gym, or watching her favorite sports teams with her family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
After filling in for us one day, we fell in love with Emily and invited her to join our office in 2017. Genuine and sweet, Emily completes our hygiene team. She graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Luzerne County Community College in 2015 and shortly after her wedding moved to the North Hills area with her husband and their energetic dog, Tripp. In her spare time, you can find her walking her dog around North Park Lake or reading her latest book by her favorite author, Jodi Picoult.
When you call our office, you may speak to our calming front office team member Krista. Krista came to us with no dental experience but has caught on quickly. No matter what you may need, Krista will be happy to help. Krista graduated from North Hills where she still resides with her husband and her three children. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys Sunday dinner at her parent’s house every week.
Revealing Your Very Best Smile
Over 30 years treating the dental needs of our family and friends
- A truly comfortable & friendly environment
- Advanced dental care treatment & technology
- Cosmetic and restorative dentistry services