Dr. James L. Petraitis

 
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.

 
Front Desk/ Financial Coordinator: Jill
   

 Jill has been working in the dental field for 26 years, 17 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.                                                      

 
Hygienist: Nicole  
 
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.”
 
Hygienist: Lauren
 
Lauren is a registered dental hygienist at Alcoma Dental Associates. Lauren graduated from HACC with her degree in dental hygiene in 2016. While in college, Lauren participated in mission of mercy events, worked/studied treating patients with ALS and patients with autism, and won an access to care award. After college Lauren moved to the Pittsburgh area and has loved living here ever since. Her favorite part of being a dental hygienist is building relationships with her patients and helping them achieve beautiful healthy smiles. Aside from work, she enjoys exploring Pittsburgh, traveling, camping, and trying new foods!
 
Hygienist: Bekah
 
Bekah received her Associates Degree in dental hygiene as well as her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a member of the Alcoma Dental team for 14 years. Working as a full-time hygienist for several years, then moving into a part-time position after becoming a mom. She lives with her husband and two sons in Oakmont, PA. The part of her job that she most loves is the relationships she has with her patients and co-workers.
 
Hygienist: Casey
 
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 three. Along with her dedication to her career in dental hygiene, Casey maintains a passion for sewing and crafting.

 

Expanded Function Dental Assistant: Christina

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.

 Expanded Function Dental Assistant: Kelsey

  

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 fiance, enjoys going to book club, going to the movies, and making memories with her family and friends.

Bookkeeper: Vince 

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.