Meet Our Dental Team

Steel City Dental Associates wouldn’t have become a success for so many years in Pittsburgh area, PA, without the hard work and dedication of our medical and administrative staff. From our Dentists, Oral Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, hygienist, assistants, and administrative team, each person a vital role in providing patient care. You can read about all they do for our patients and practice ! Your are always welcome to stop in and meet the people that make Steel City Great Our staff prides ourselves on always going above and beyond to help provide our patients with the best care possible!

Our Doctors
Dr. Robert Kooser- General dentist ,also licensed to provide nitrous oxide sedation to patients that are apprehensive or fearful of the dentists. He has been a dentist for over 40 years providing a broad spectrum of dental services including Restorative, cosmetic, prosthetic, and preventative dental care. He has a soft caring bed side manner and trets patients of all ages.

Dr. Chester Chorazy- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Providing Dental extractions and General Anesthesia for over 40 years. He provides extractions and other surgical procedures including Implants while you sleep. He has a very extensive education and has also taught others how to perform these services. He has many awards and certifications for his excellent care and knowledge

Dr. Mary Ann Davis- General Dentist, Anesthesiologists. Dr. Davis was a nurse prior to becoming a dentist and has been a dentist since 1970. She was also a long time chairperson for the western dental society of Pennsylvania. She has such a kind gentle manner and can offer several methods of sedation during treatment. She has special training to be able to treat patients that have special needs. We are proud and lucky to have her as a part of our team.

Dr. Vivek Patel – Is a General Dentist that provides all forms of general dentistry including. Fillings, Crowns. Dentures, Partials, and simple Extractions. He has an amazing caring manner with our patients, and is now furthering his education to become an Orthodontist. This is why we only have him part time. He now offers invisalign non metal braces at all locations, and we hope to have him providing all your Orthodontic needs in the near future. He treats patients of all ages.

Dr. Yvette Schudy – General Dentist who has a very extensive background in dentistry. She has provided Dental procedures all over the world. She has also done many charity dental clinics providing Dental care for many less fortunate that don’t have access to care or cant afford care. She provides a wide variety of dental procedures including, Surgery, Extractions, Crowns, Veneers, Bridges, Dentures, Partials, Root canals, and periodontics. She is an amazing dentist with a passion and love for what she does. She sees and treats people of all ages.

Dr. Avielle Silver graduated in the top of her class from Texas A&M University Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. She recently relocated to the Pittsburgh area with her husband and two daughters. Dr. Silver works to provide quality dental care, offering individualized care to each of her patients, helping them set realistic goals and customizing plans around their specific needs. Her devotion to patient care and comfort creates excellent results and very satisfied patients. Dr. Silver provides a wide range of dental procedures and services including cosmetic, restorative, oral surgery, and endodontics. She is known for her gentle and friendly way with patients of all ages. Dr. Silver is a member of the American Dental Association and Pennsylvania Dental Association.

Heather Cigrand – Administrator OVER sees all locations. She has been in the dental field for over25 years. Worked as a dental assistant, an office manger and Receptionist in a variety of dental offices. She is X-ray certified and very knowledgeable in all areas of dentistry. Extremely motivated mother of 3 that is very passionate about her career and family. She always welcomes questions and suggestions.

Our Turtlecreek Adminstrative staff includes
Jill Bowser- Office manager Jill has over 15 years experience in the dental field. Shes x-ray certified and great at what she does. She is in charge of the Turtlecreek team and always tries to make your experience a pleasant one. She is always available to help with any of your dental needs.

Tiffany Amato- assistant manager / front end coordinator. Tiffany performs a variety of tasks to make sure everything runs smoothly when your in the office. Shes very personable and is always eager to help.

Bree Doherty- Dental assistant EFDA- Bree is there to take X-rays and assist the dentist while shes working on you. She has an Expanded functions dental assisting License which means she can provide a lot of the services the dentist can. Such as taking impressions, making temporaries, polishing teeth, applying fluoride treatments, and putting fillings in. She loves her job and working hands on with the patients. She helps take the fear out of going to the dentist with her gentle hands and kind words.

Pennhills staff
Zach Churchfield- Office manager Zach went to dental assisting school while in high school. He worked as an assistant for awhile, but then decided to advance his training and learn how to operate and manage a dental office. He now manages our Pennhills location. He is very knowledgeable in insurances and procedures. Hes compassionate and caring. If you have any questions or need help he the one to go to.
Jeanette Juracko- Assistant/ EFDA Jeanette has been an assistant for over 4 years. She assist the dentist during your procedures. She is also an EFDA which means Expanded Functions Dental assistant. She can do a lot of the services the dentist can such as take impressions, place fillings, teeth whitenings, making and placing temporary crowns. Shes very nurturing and helps make your dental visit a pleasant one.

We look forward to meeting you and your family’s dental needs. Contact us to speak to our staff members in person.