Angela - Office Manager
Angela has been in the dental profession for over 15 years. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Managers and is Dr. Detar’s left hand (she is left-handed after all!). Angela is the building block of our office and her positive attitude and ability to overcome all obstacles make her an invaluable member of our team. She takes continuing education classes to bring the best dental care to our area possible. She fell in love with dentistry as an assistant before taking her place in management. Working alongside Dr. Detar to bring comfort, compassion, and education to patients while achieving their healthy smiles. She loves to see patients who are apprehensive about coming to the dentist overcome those fears as they spend time with the team gaining their trust knowing they want only the best for them. They are here to truly serve the community. She resides in Spring Mills with her husband and 3 boys. She has 2 grown children and grandchildren. When she is not at the dental office she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Tonya - Dental Assistant
Tonya grew up in the pleasant gap area with her parents and 3 older sisters. She is a 2015 graduate of Bellefonte area high school. She also attended the Central Pennsylvania institute of science and technology where she received her Dental assistant, radiology and infectious control certification. She has worked with Dr. Detar since 2015 and has excelled at patient care, orthodontics, and surgery. She is a pleasure to spend time with and Dr. Detar could not get through the day without her. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and fiancé Seth. She enjoys tubing, kayaking, fishing, walking her dogs and of course shopping.
Sierra - Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Sierra is our Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and has been in the dental field since 2015. She is a graduate from YTI Career Institute of York in 2020 with her EFDA. She’s a people person who loves working with and getting to know each patient. When she is not assisting Dr. Detar, she enjoys spending time outdoors, golfing and going to the gym.
Alexa - Dental Assistant
Alexa is from Bellefonte and is a graduate from CPI for Dental Assisting. You will find her Assisting Dr. Detar and Dr. Swogger in the office. She enjoys spending time with her friends, going to the beach on vacation and Sunday morning Church with her family.
Mindy - Front Office Assistant / Insurance Coordinator
Melinda graduated from McCann School of Business and Technology in 2002 with an associates degree in Business Administration and a Major in Accounting. She has worked in dental insurance and billing for the past 12 years. Melinda is such an invaluable asset to Dr. Detar and our team. Melinda currently resides in Drifting, Pa with her husband Bryan and their two dogs Storm and Gunner. When not working she enjoys hiking, reading, and agility training with her dogs.
Karissa - Front Office Assistant
Karissa started with our office in 2021 and is from Mohrsville Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Gateway Christian School in 2011. She has previous office experience with scheduling and customer service. Karissa has an older brother, sister, and younger brother. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, hiking and kayaking with her boyfriend. She also likes to spend time with her family and friends.
Ashley - Hygienist
Ashley has been with Dr Detar since 2013 after she graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College for Dental Hygiene. She enjoys educating patients about their oral care and making them feel comfortable. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family husband Christian, 3 children Hannah, Jasper and Gretchen and their 2 dogs Bailey and Reba. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and going to the children' sporting events.
Janelle - Hygienist
Janelle was raised in Curwensville. She started her education at Penn State Dubois then continued to Fortis Institute of Erie where she received her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2017. She first became interested in oral health when she began orthodontic treatment at the age of 14. Janelle found that changing her major from occupational therapy to dental hygiene was the best choice she could have made regarding her career path. She is very passionate about dental hygiene and loves helping and educating patients of all ages. Outside of work, Janelle loves to ride four wheelers, go fishing, work out, and spend time with her family, friends, and dogs.
Laura - Hygienist
Laura has been with Dr Detar since 2013 when she graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology Dental Hygiene Program. After that she continued her education to receive her Master of Health Science at Lock Haven University in 2017. Laura enjoys meeting and getting to know our patients to help with their oral health. When not working in the office with Dr Detar; Laura enjoys being outside and spending time with family, friends, her dog Shadow and cat Loves.
Jess - Sterilization Tech
Jess joined our office in 2021 and has been working in the dental field for 8 years. She is our Sterilization Technician and helps Dr Detar and our Assistants keep our rooms ready for patients. When she's not in our Lab she is enjoying going kayaking and spending time with friends and family. She loves all animals and hopes to make it to the Australia zoo!