Michael- General Business Manager
Also a native of Pittsburgh, Michael is a MBA Graduate from Point Park University's School of Business in Pittsburgh. Michael has many years experience in the luxury retail fashion industry where the customer satisfaction and overall experience were paramount to his success. These are traits that are essential to provide our patients with the highest possible standards in the dental community. In his spare time Michael enjoys enriching himself through volunteerism and travel.
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND AWARDS:
Point Park University MBA Graduate 2013, Suma Cum Laude
Point Park University BA 2012, Cum Laude
Service Star Award, Saks Fifth Avenue, highest award given, 2012
Michael Kors Top Manager Award, 2013
Michael Kors Top Seller Award, Pittsburgh Region, 2013
Top Clientele Percentage to Dollars Award, Pittsburgh Region, 2013
Distinguished Alumni Profile, Point Park University, 2014 (Read Here)
Member of the Board, Face 2 Face Healing 2014-Present
Chamber Member, Shadyside Chamber of Commerce, 2015-Present
Pittsburgh's 50 Finest Honoree 2016 (Read Here)
Carol- Office Manager
Carol has lived in the Shaler area all of her life, and started in the dental field immediately after high school. She has extensive experience in both dental assisting and office management. Carol and Dr. Podrat have been working together for almost a decade; in fact, it was Carol’s idea to open The Dentists at Hartwood! Carol will immediately make you feel at ease by the light atmosphere that she and Dr. Podrat create in the dental office. (They have been dubbed Lucy and Ethel by one of their patients due to their fun, dynamic interactions!). Carol has a son, age 20, and a daughter, age 21. Her favorite pastime is being a passenger on the back of a Harley!
Jean- Front Desk
Jean has been working at the front desk at The Dentists at Hartwood since our opening in 2007, but she has been in the dental profession since 1966. Because she is Dr. Podrat’s aunt, don’t be surprised if you hear patients in the office calling her Aunt Jean! If you hear a loud burst of contagious laughter, you can be certain that Jean is behind it! Her pleasant nature and individualized attention are apparent even from the first phone call. She is an avid reader, but also enjoys crossword puzzles and watching cooking shows.
Crystal - Dental Hygienest
With over twenty years of experience in Hygene, Crystal provides the most thorough job when cleaning and checking your teeth. Apart from being a Registered Dental Hygenist, Crystal is a certified Orthodontic Assistant, and also has her Local Anestetic License. With experience in dental offices and hospital dental practices, Crystal provides us with a solid skill set that sets our practice apart from the rest. Dedicated, Crystal provides each patient with the opportunity for a clear and concise explination of current health of ones smile before a follow up with one of our dentists. Achivements include a degree from Youngstown State University in Dental Hygine, Public Health Experience in Clarion, Jefferson, and Venago Counties, and the Golden Scaler Award for Outstanding Clinician in 2005.
Laura - Dental Hygienest
Laura comes from a dental family – her dad is a dentist, and her mother and sister are hygienists. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be a hygienist, and has loved it ever since she graduated in 2006. Her upbeat personality, enthusiasm, and pain-free treatment ensure that all of her patients will have a most pleasant experience at The Dentists at Hartwood. Laura enjoys spending her free time clowning around with her husband and her daughter (almost 2 years old).
Laura Lee - Dental Hygenist
Kelley- Dental Assistant
8:00 am-5:00 pm
11:00 am-7:00 pm
8:00 am-5:00 pm
11:00 am-7:00 pm
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Two Scheduled Per Month