Dental Staff

All professionals at {Alcoma Dental Associates} maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dr. James L. Petraitis

Dr. Petraitis was born and raised in a small town near DuBois, Pennsylvania. He completed his Undergraduate degree as well as received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Pittsburgh. After completing his schooling, Dr. Petraitis quickly identified that the Pittsburgh area was his new home and decided to start his roots and raise his family in Oakmont. He built his practice with the intention to provide the very best dentistry possible, in a relaxing and caring atmosphere. Dentistry has changed dramatically over the years and he has made it his goal to stay current with all of the latest advancements in technology and treatment protocols. As Dr. Petraitis has embraced digital dentistry, it has allowed his patients to benefit from a higher standard of care through utilizing digital radiographs and 3D diagnostic technologies. As a lifelong student of dentistry, Dr. Petraitis is always taking his clinical skills and use of new technology to the next level.

Dr. Petraitis is passionate about spending time with his family, his dental practice and team, golfing and staying in shape. He looks forward to providing the best care possible, with the best team members in dentistry to continue what he has built for years to come!

Dr. Alexis Pelekanos-Gonzalez

Dr. Alexis joined Alcoma Dental June 2017. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California. From being efficient with Cerec technology, Invisalign Clear, and several cosmetic restoration procedures, she has become an essential part of the Alcoma Dental team. The professional associations she is affiliated with include the American Dental Association, Phi Beta Kappa, and Alpha Lambda dental. Dr. Alexis has also been featured in Maniac Magazine, with appearances in the "Women of Power" and "Pittsburgh Icons" issue. She is a Pittsburgh native who enjoys spending her free time with her husband, family, and girlfriends. Dr. Alexis loves to travel, exercise, sing, dance, and root for her Pittsburgh sports teams. She will offer you the opportunity to smile with pride and confidence.

Jill, Front Desk/ Financial Coordinator

Jill has been working in the dental field for 29 years, 20 of the years she has been with Dr. Petraitis at Alcoma Dental Associates, as an administrative/ financial coordinator. She is passionate about making sure all of our patients receive quality service and attention from our front desk. Jill enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Nicole, Hygienist

Meet Nicole, she is one of four registered dental hygienists at Alcoma Dental. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh school of Dental Medicine's Dental Hygiene program in 2010 with high honors and was awarded the prestigious Elliot Brody Award for excellence in treatment planning. Nicole grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. She fell in love with Pittsburgh and moved here in 2008 after her two consecutive tours of duty oversees while serving in the Army Reserves. Nicole has been with Alcoma Dental Associates since 2011. She loves her work in the dental field and takes pride in delivering quality individualized care to each person and smile she supports. Nicole enjoys expanding her dental knowledge through continuing education and has shared her skill with the community while volunteering through Mom N' PA's dental clinic. When she's not caring for her patients, Nicole is likely spending time with her family. She enjoys bicycling, creating artwork, and warm weather. "Pittsburgh has turned my heart black and gold, everyday I find a new place, learn a new fact or meet someone new that makes me fall more in love with this city."

Casey, Hygienist

Casey joined the Alcoma dental team as a dental hygienist in January 2017. She graduated with her degree in Dental hygiene from Westmoreland County Community College in 2009 and later obtained her local anesthesia license in 2011. When she is not in the office, she is a wife and mother to four. Along with her dedication to her career in dental hygiene, Casey maintains a passion for sewing and crafting.

Christina, Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Christina has been an Expanded function dental assistant for over a decade and has been with Dr. Petraitis, at Alcoma Dental Associates for seven years. Christina has a passion for dentistry. She volunteers and attends continuing education classes regularly to better serve her patients, and stay up to date on the latest technology available. Christina loves to help take care of your smile and is always here to help answer all of your dental questions. Christina enjoys spending time with her dog, and her hobbies include perennial gardening and cooking.

Kelsey, Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Kelsey graduated with honors from Bradford School in December 2012 and joined the staff January 2013. She is thankful for the opportunity to learn new techniques and technology daily. By taking several continuing education courses throughout the year, she stays current on changes in the dental field. Kelsey has volunteered with the Mom N' PA's dental clinic and enjoys giving back to her community whenever she can. Everyday she enjoys meeting new people and helping patients achieve their optimum smile. Kelsey lives in Cheswick with her husband, enjoys going to book club, going to the movies, and making memories with her family and friends.

Holly, Dental Assistant

Holly graduated from Sanford-Brown Institute in 2011 and has been a dental assistant since. She recently joined the staff and enjoys learning new techniques and using the state of the art technology the office has to offer. In her free time she enjoys cooking, staying active, and playing with her dog, Gus.

Vince, Bookkeeper

Vince is the practice's bookkeeper; but, you might see him checking in patients at the front desk or answering the phone when he works on Tuesdays. He graduated from St. Vincent College and received his Master's from Carnegie Mellon University. He was retired when his long time friend, Dr. Petraitis, asked him to help out at the office 11 years ago. The rest, as they say, "is history". Since he's always enjoyed meeting new people, the fit with Alcoma has worked out well. Vince has lived in Tarentum, PA all his life. He spends most of his time with his family/friends, working in his yard, which consists of all flower beds, and traveling.

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