Meet the Staff

Administrative Staff

 Jessica Shoop

Practice Manager

Since 2000

Jessica joined the NPPDA team as its orthodontic coordinator at the beginning of 2000. Over the years she has worked in every position at the front desk and is now the Practice Manager.  Jessica is a gourmet chef who loves sharing her creations with the office.  When not at work she is at home spending time with her two daughters and husband.

 Laura Gallo

Laura

 Appointment Coordinator

Since 2002

Laura moved to Pennsylvania in 2002 and started working at NPPDA in October of that year. She worked as Orthodontic coordinator until 2009 when she became the office appointment coordinator. In her free time Laura enjoys gardening and traveling with her husband. She has two grown children

 
 
 Krista Resetar

Krista

 Administrative Assistant

Since 2014

Krista came to North Penn Pediatrics in 2014 with 15 years of dental assisting experience. She wanted to try something new and is now working at the front desk. She resides in Hatfield with her husband Mike and Yellow Lab Buddy.

Julie Hiemenz

julia

Front Desk Assistant

since 2014

Julie moved to the Lansdale area in August 2014 and found a new career path in the dental field. She has been a dental assistant for close to 25 years and  now helps the front desk with appointments and scheduling. Her boys ages 13 and 20 keep her busy as they are often at the beach in their spare time.

 Kristin Wilson

Orthodontic Coordinator

since 2016

Kristin joined North Penn Pediatric Dental in 2016, having worked in the dental field since 2000. She is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant with an Associate of Science degree from Manor College. Kristin is also a graduate of Northeastern University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Originally from Philadelphia, Kristin and her husband have resided in Montgomery and Bucks Counties since 2010. She likes to travel, go hiking, and spend time with her family- including Midnight, the cat that rescued her.

 Emily Phillips
 

Orthodontic Coordinator

since 2017

Emily joined North Penn Pediatric Dental in 2017.  She is originally from Texas where she worked as a dental assistant before getting married and moving to Pennsylvania.  She currently works full time as part of Dr. Thomas’s team.  She sees all new patients and walks them through treatment and financial options.  She also runs Dr. Thomas’s Invisalign program.  She thoroughly enjoys the orthodontic field and all of it’s constant technological growth.  She likes to spend her free time doing outdoor activities with her family and crafting.

Bethany Blattner

Public Relations Coordinator/Marketing

since 2011

Bethany joined North Penn Pediatric Dental in 2011 as our first Public Relations Coordinator. She handles all of the marketing for the practice. A graduate of St. Joseph’s University she has a Masters Degree in Training and Organizational Development. Bethany is married and has three daughters. In her spare time she enjoys travel, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Bookkeeper

since 2009

Dana is the practice bookkeeper. She handles back office transactions, paperwork, and makes sure that everyone gets paid. Dana attended Emory University and graduated with a BA in Labor Relations/Business minor from Penn State. Go, Nittany Lions! She later returned to school and earned an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has lived in Chalfont for the last 17 years with her husband, Larry; two children, Taylor and Christopher, two Boxers, Buster Brown and Vivi; and her cat, Howie. She enjoys fitness (even provides personal training), attending her son, Christopher’s, CB South Varsity Basketball games,

Clinical Staff
 Cathy Wassoncathy

Children’s Dental Hygienist

Since 1989

Cathy is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been a team member of NPPDA for over twenty-five years. She earned both her Dental Hygiene Degree, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Temple University. Cathy enjoys working with children. In her spare time she loves spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.

 
 
Holly Lehman holly

Children’s Dental Hygienist &

Expanded Function Dental Assistant Since 1979

Holly started working at NPPDA as a dental assistant in 1979. She returned to school and graduated as a dental hygienist from Montgomery County Community College in 1996. She is also an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, daughters and grandchildren. Her interests include motorcycling, her pets, and spending time in Ocean City, Maryland at the beach.

Angel Haughey Angel

Clinical Manager

Children’s Dental Hygienist

Since 1986

Angel is a dental hygienist with a degree from Montgomery County Community College. She has been with North Penn for almost thirty years and is our clinical manager. She loves working with children and has three children of her own. She especially enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 Pam Turpam

Children’s Dental Hygienist

Since 2001

Pam is a dental hygienist who enjoys working with children of all ages. During Children’s Dental Health Month each year Pam visits several of the area nursery schools and kindergartens. She is married and has two beautiful boys. In her spare time she especially loves travel and spending time with her family and friends. One of her interests is volunteering time at area food pantries.

 Linda Jefferslinda

Children’s Dental Hygienist

Since 2010

Linda is a dental hygienist with a degree from Montgomery County Community College. She has been with NPPDA since 2010. She loves working with children. She has three children of her own.

 Sandy MacIntoshsandy
 Children’s Dental Hygienist &

Expanded Function Dental Assistant Since 1989

Sandy is both a Registered Dental Hygienist and an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. She graduated from Northampton County Area Community College Dental Hygiene program with an Associates Degree in Applied Science and received her Dental Radiology certification from Harcum Junior College. Sandy says she loves working with children and enjoys the friendship of her co-workers. She loves spending time with her daughter and husband.

 Anita Patelanita

Children’s Dental Hygienist

Since 2008

Anita is a dental hygienist who graduated from the University of Southern California. She is married with three kids of her own and enjoys working with children. In her spare time Anita enjoys traveling, gardening and watching her children participate in their individual sports activities.

 Elizabeth ElliottElizabeth

Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Since 2016

Elizabeth recently joined NPPDA.  She graduated from Harcum College as an EFDA and has worked in pediatrics exclusively for 6 years.  She loves working with children and has two boys of her own.  Elizabeth loves the outdoors, gardening and playing with her children.

 
 
 Lisa Loudenlisa

Expanded Function Dental Assistant since 2014

Since 2014

Lisa recently joined NPPDA with 24 years experience in the dental field, four of which have been working with children. She received her Expanded Function Dental Assistant certification from Harcum College in 2010. She has lived in Delaware County, Ridley Twp for twelve years and is the mom of two boys, Nico age 19 and Ronnie Jr, age 15. She enjoys cooking in her spare time, shopping and spending time with family. After years of being in the dental field she realized her passion is working with children.

 
 
Angela Mancuso
 

 Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Since 2016

Angela joined NPPDA in October 2016.  She graduated from Manor College in 2016 with a degree in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting.  Angela’s passion for dentistry stemmed from her mom’s career in the dental field.  She was born and raised in Bucks County.  In her spare time, Angela enjoys spending time with her fiance’ Troy, her family (especially new nephew Val,) eating at Chick-Fil-A, and shopping with her mom and sister.  It has always been Angela’s dream to work with children and she is thrilled to be a part of the NPPDA family!

Jaclynne Healy

 Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Since 2017

Jaclynne recently joined NPPDA.  She has been a dental assistant since she was 16 years old and went back to school to become and EFDA at Harcum College at 18.  She has experience in Pediatric dentistry, Orthodontics and Cosmetic dentistry.  She was an office manager for 6 years and is very passionate about all aspects of dentistry.  Relaxing anxious patients and helping them look forward to taking care of their dental health is very important to her.  Her favorite part of NPPDA is the children and the camaraderie they share as a staff. In her spare time she enjoys singing and traveling with her 2 children and husband.   

 Joann Driver

Children’s Dental Hygienist

Since 2016

Joann recently joined NPPDA with 31 years experience in pediatric dentistry.  She received her degree from Montgomery County Community College in 1985.  She has three grown boys.  When she is not working, she enjoys quilting, gardening, singing.  She also sells jewelry when not working.

 Kristen Allenkristen

Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Since 1995

Kristen Allen was the first licensed Expanded Function Dental Assistant at NPPDA. After graduating from Manor Junior College in 1995, Kristen started the Expanded Function Dental Assisting program at NPPDA. She assists the doctors at the office and in the hospital and is a member of the Pennsylvania EFDA Association. Kristen enjoys working with the children in a busy practice as well as the teamwork and friendships of her coworkers. In her spare time she enjoys attending sporting events with her three children.

 Jennifer Berglundjennifer

Orthodontic Assistant

Since 2009

Jennifer is one of North Penn’s expert orthodontic assistants and has twenty-three years of experience. She joined our team five years ago and says she loves working here because her co-workers are like another family to her. She always wears a smile and does her best to keep the doctors on schedule.

 Jessica Beck
jessica beck

Orthodontic Assistant

Since 2015

Jessica has been in the orthodontic field for 10 years. She loves seeing how happy and confident her patients are when they get their braces off. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.

 

 Michaelle SalamoreOrthodontic Assistant since 2016

Orthodontic Assistant

Since 2016

Michaelle has been in the dental field for 20 years. She began working in pediatric dentistry where she was trained as an assistant. She started as an orthodontic assistant in 2001 and loves all aspects of it. She loves working with the patients and seeing the benefits of treatment on a daily basis. Michaelle has two young children that keep things very busy at home. In any spare time she has, she likes to do DIY projects and spending time with family and friends.

 

 Tami McElwee

Orthodontic Assistant

Since 2016

Tami has been in the dental field for 26 years.  The best part of her job is getting to know her patients and giving them beautiful smiles.  She currently resides in Green Lane with her husband and German Shepard Bella.  Tami loves spending time with family, camping, hiking and going to the beach.

 

 Helen Karwoski

Orthodontic Assistant

Since 2016

Helen joined North Penn Pediatric Dental in 2016, having 17 years experience in orthodontics.  She relocated to the Lansdale area two years ago.  Helen and her husband have two beautiful girls, a dog and a cat.  Helen and her family love the outdoors, going to the shore and the campground.