Our Dental Assistants

At Penn’s Common Dental Group, our dental assistants are highly qualified and provide  excellent care.


Deb, Certified Dental Assistant

As Berks County native, I was born and raised in West Reading and graduated from Wyomissing Area High School.  I attended Northampton Community College’s Dental Assisting program and received my CDA in 1997.   Currently, I live in Exeter Township with my husband Gary and enjoy exercising, music and animals.  In addition, I am proud of being one of the dental assistants at Penn’s Commons Dental Group over twenty years and cherish the close relationships I have developed with  patients, my co-workers, and doctors.

Heidi, Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

My journey at Penn’s Common Dental began in 1984.  After finishing my second year of college, I was confused about my career choices.  Then, I switched gears and answered an ad that lead me to Penn’s Commons when the office was located on Penn Street.  With the support of the doctors and my coworkers, I continued my education at Harcum College for two additional years in the evening program.  Through this dental program, I earned my license to practice as an EFDA  in Pennsylvania.  Being an Expanded Function Dental Assistant allows me to treat patients in some of the same ways the doctors can and aid in a more intimate level of care.

My time here with Jim, Sam and my coworkers has been one filled with encouragement, but certainly, that isn’t the entire story; we are free to be ourselves.  If you’ve spent any length of time in our office, hopefully you’ve felt at home.  The past 30 plus years have flown by and I am grateful for the trust granted by patients along with the encouragement, laughter, and many friendships I’ve made over the years.


Kenzi, Dental Assistant

My story begins by growing up as a patient at Penn’s Commons.  Then, at one of my hygiene visits,  it all clicked and I said to myself, “I love dentistry and I’d like to work there someday.”  After attending school at Berks Technical Institute, I completed my internship here and became part of the family as one of the dental assistants.

Overall, I enjoy working with the doctors and growing as a member of a great team of caregivers. 

Penn’s Commons Dental Group has provided the Reading/Berks area with general dental services for over 35 years.