Kristofer Popelas, D.M.D.
Kristofer Popelas, D.M.D. graduated with Honors in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. He then continued on to pursue his Doctorate degree, again becoming an Honors graduate of the University's School of Dental Medicine. Throughout his time there, he was often awarded for his outstanding clinical and academic achievements. He is a member in good standing with several organizations including (but not limited to) the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Dental Society of Western Pennsylvania. Locally, he is also involved with various civic and community events and organizations.
In 2006, Dr. Popelas opened Oak Hill Dental in the same Township where he grew up as a child. This comfortable and very friendly environment has made him the go-to “Neighborhood Dentist”. In order to keep their dental practice on the cutting edge though, a great deal of time is devoted to continuing education and research. This allows their practice to remain current with the latest dental technologies and advanced procedures, while still retaining that small-town feel.
While away from the office, Dr. Popelas enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Mary, and their two sons Benjamin and Parker. He is an avid golfer and fisherman and has a passion for all Pittsburgh sports, especially the Steelers. Dr. Kris (as his patients routinely refer to him as) is very approachable and kind-hearted and always looks out for his patient's best interests.
Kristin, has been a Dental Hygienist since 2000. She loves educating her patients in a relaxed and friendly manner, which in turn strengthens their rapport and comfort level. In addition, her energetic and lively personality is a constant reminder that oral health care can be fun! In her free time, she loves spending time her wonderful friends and family, especially watching her husband Don, and daughter Aly, play ice hockey.
As an interesting side note, Dr. Kris and Kristin are actually brother and sister and opened Oak Hill Dental together in 2006. This has given a brand new perspective to what “Family Dentistry” really means. Not only are they family, but also make their patients feel like it too!
Kim, has been a Dental Hygienist since 1994. She had a desire to make Oak Hill Dental her professional home after her very first visit to the office. Their up-to-date work environment and great team atmosphere made for a perfect fit. She always has an upbeat attitude and an exceptional way of easing a patient's anxieties. She always enjoys the opportunity to help her patients understand why routine oral care is so beneficial to one's overall health. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, and their three children.
Erin has been a Dental Hygienist since 2016. She knew that she wanted to make Oak Hill Dental her “dental home” because of their welcoming atmosphere, their compassion towards every patient, and the way the entire staff works together as a team. Erin always has a friendly attitude and has a way of making even the most dental-phobic patients feel at ease. In her free time, Erin loves to be with her husband Scott and four children; Zachary, Anthony, Alexis, and Olivia.
Gloria has been the head Receptionist here at Oak Hill Dental since 2006. She handles a multitude of tasks, allowing the office to operate smoothly. Gloria is always there with a comforting smile and is willing to help the patients in anyway she can. While away from the office, she enjoys baking and is very involved with her Church.
Erica has been working in the dental administration field since 2016. She is thrilled to bring her skillset to Oak Hill Dental, where her friendly and calming attitude will fit right in! Always willing to lend a helping hand, Erica will assist with all of the front office duties and will be well received by all. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Casey and being a “Soccer Mom” to her two daughters Victoria and Alexandra.