We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
I joined the Crooked Oak Dental team with over 20 years of dental experience. I was hired in December of 2012 and am the Office Coordinator. I have experience in all positions of the office as well as experience working with dental insurance companies. Having worked in the insurance field, my goal is to assist patients in understanding their insurance plan and how to maximize their benefits.
I started my dental career as a dental assistant in June of 1972. During my 40 years in the dental field, I acquired administrative duties and vast experience in scheduling, submitting insurance claims and billing. I have been working with Dr. Perez and Crooked Oak Dental Associates since 1995. I am semi-retired and currently working part-time as the Financial Coordinator. I will always comfort you with a smile and my goal is to always assist you with any insurance claim or billing concerns.
I have been married for 27 years to John Hazipetros and we have two sons, Yianis, who is living in New Haven, Connecticut and Andros, who is a student at the Temple School of Pharmacology in Philadelphia.
I began my dental career as a dental assistant in 2002, and graduated from the Harrisburg Area Community College dental hygiene program in 2008. In September of 2008, I started working with Dr. Perez at Crooked Oak Dental Associates as a Dental Hygienist. After over a decade in the dental field, I have had the wonderful opportunity of improving many smiles. It's a very rewarding feeling to know you can help build someone's confidence by improving their smile.
I am a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with an Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene, a Bachelor's degree in Health Professions and a Master's degree in Elementary Education. I have been practicing Dental Hygiene for almost 30 years. I have been a member of several organizations including the Junior League, SPAC for Hempfield School District and I volunteer several hours weekly at a local elementary school. I love to partake in outdoor activities with my family.
In 2019 I joined Crooked Oak Dental Associates with 10 years of experience as a dental hygienist. Since graduating from Harcum College in 2009, I enjoy helping others achieve and maintain a healthy smile as well teaching them the importance of oral hygiene and easing dental anxiety. While not in the dental office, I enjoy spending time husband, camping, hiking and gardening.
I started my dental career in 1989, and have been working as a Dental Assistant with Dr. Perez since November of 2007. I assist in all areas of dentistry and have Expanded Function experience. I am responsible for the proper maintenance of the sterilization equipment; ensuring your safety. With many years of experience, I have been cross-trained in administrative duties and can work the front desk of the practice as well.
I joined the Crooked Oak Dental team in September 2019 after graduating from the CTC Dental Assisting program. I am cross trained and able to help at the front desk when needed. I am currently enrolled in classes to become an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, which allows me to be more involved in direct patient treatment. I am looking forward to meeting the patients and families of Crooked Oak Dental. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, having game nights with my friends and spending time with my dog, Riley.