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Lawrence Mauro, DMD, FAGD 9370 McKnight Road, Suite 302
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Meet the Doctors

Lawrence Mauro, DMD, FAGD

Lawrence Mauro

Dr. Lawrence Mauro was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. Originally from Donora, PA, Dr. Mauro attended Washington and Jefferson College where he earned his B.A. in Biology in 1999. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, earning his D.M.D in 2003. Following Dental School, Dr. Mauro completed an optional General Practice Residency at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care, where he was mentored by some of the brightest and most talented General Dentists and Dental Specialists in the Pittsburgh area.

Dr. Mauro’s dental education did not end following his residency. He is a lifelong student of dentistry and a firm believer in Continuing Dental Education. He completes 80 to 100 hours of Continuing Dental Education annually, which is roughly four to five times the amount required to maintain licensure by the state of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mauro has been awarded the prestigious "Fellowship Award" with the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor less than 1% of dentists nationwide achieve.

While completing his residency, Dr. Mauro (Larry) married his beautiful and brilliant wife, Melissa. They were married in 2003 and have been blessed with four amazing daughters. After practicing and living in Vermont, Larry and Melissa decided it was best to move back home to Pittsburgh. They are very excited to raise their daughters in the North Hills with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins nearby in the Pittsburgh area.  

Dr. Mauro’s goal at North Hills Family Dental is to provide his patients with optimal oral health care in a pleasurable and comforting environment. He believes that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a caring patient-doctor relationship for state-of-the-art, top quality dental care—At North Hills Family Dental, you get both!

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Julie Nickman, DMD

Julie Nickman

Dr. Julie Nickman was raised in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate education at Villanova University in Philadelphia before attending dental school at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Nickman then elected to complete a residency in general dentistry with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She remained in Philadelphia for five more years, working as an associate dentist in private practice and teaching as a clinical associate at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Nickman met her husband Matt, a dermatologist, while living in Philadelphia. They married in 2011, and then relocated to Annapolis, Maryland where she worked as an associate dentist for two years. Once Dr. Nickman and Matt were blessed with their son Alex, they decided it was time to return to family in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Nickman is excited to join the North Hills Family Dental team. She shares in their commitment to provide excellent, compassionate dental care in a relaxed environment.

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Meet the North Hills Family Dental Team

Dr. Mauro’s goal at North Hills Family Dental is to provide his patients with optimal oral health care in a pleasurable and comforting environment. He believes that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a caring patient-doctor relationship for state-of-the-art, top-quality dental care—At North Hills Family Dental, you get both!

Bonnie, Office Manager

Bonnie, Office Manager

Bonnie grew up in North Carolina but has lived in the Pittsburgh area for many years. Having worked in many areas of dentistry, she brings an extensive background of dental and business management experience. She is dedicated to helping each patient love his or her smile!

She has been married to her husband, Kevin for seven years, and they enjoy remodeling and decorating their home. In addition to cooking and gardening, Bonnie loves spending time with her four grown children, and adores her two young “grand-boys.”

Lucy, Scheduling Coordinator

Lucy, Front Desk Receptionist

Originally from Greenville, PA, Lucy moved to Pittsburgh a few years ago. Although Lucy is new to dentistry, providing excellent customer service is something she had done for many years. She enjoys working with people and making sure that each patient has an exceptional experience. She looks forward to learning and growing in the field of dentistry.

In her spare time, Lucy enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes. She also loves spending time with her family.

Maria, Lead Dental Assistant

Maria, Lead Dental Assistant

Maria, our lead assistant, graduated from the Bradford School of Pittsburgh with a degree in specialized technology and obtained her certification as an expanded functions dental assistant. She has been working as a dental assistant for four years. Maria loves working in dentistry and meeting new people.

Maria grew up in Shaler and graduated from Shaler Area High School. She lives in McCandless with her husband, Bryan. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, exercising, and reading. Most of all, she loves cooking, baking, and trying out craft ideas from Pinterest.

Alicia, Dental Hygienist

Alicia

Alicia was born and raised in Warren, Rhode Island, and has been living in West Virginia for the past six years. She graduated in 2013 from West Liberty University with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. With her outgoing personality and gentle hand, she makes your cleanings enjoyable.

In her free time, Alicia enjoys spending time with her fiancé, shopping, working out, and giving back to the community through various organizations. Her passions are art and soccer.

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Family-Oriented Dental Care

At North Hills Family Dental, our goals and our emphasis are based on catering to you and your family. We will take every step imaginable to provide you and your family with the exceptional care to achieve your optimal oral health–you deserve it. Dr. Mauro and his staff take great pride and honor in developing relationships with patients and their families for generations to come.

Kid-Friendly Dental Care

Pediatric North Hills Dental

North Hills Family Dental is proud to be a FAMILY-oriented dental practice. Children of all ages are always welcome. Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends your child’s first dental visit should be within 6 months of eruption of their first tooth? For most children, the first tooth erups between the ages of 6 months and 1 year. Early childhood caries (cavities) is a growing problem in America, and detection is vital. It is important to remember that building a solid foundation for dental health starts at a very early age, and routine dental visits by children allow them to develop a relaxed and care-free attitude towards their dentist. The earlier a child starts that relationship, the more trustworthy they envision their dentist. Schedule an appointment today for your child and see how Dr. Mauro and his staff can start building that trusting relationship!

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Anxiety-Free Dental Care

Our goal at North Hills Family Dental is to make you feel like you are at home. From the coffee bar and complimentary Wi-Fi, HDTV’s and relaxing décor, to the warm and friendly smiles, we are confident that “going to the dentist won’t feel like going to the dentist.” At North Hills Family Dental, you’re not just a patient, you’re family. So put your apprehension aside and call today to schedule an appointment!

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Convenient and Accommodating Dental Care

Dr. Mauro and his team at North Hills Family Dental want your dental visit to be as convenient and accommodating as possible. There are flat screen TVs in the waiting area and the treatment rooms. Catch up on the current events or watch your favorite shows while you wait or while you get treatment! Need to check your email from your smartphone? Log onto our complimentary WiFi! Want to play a quick game or browse the Internet? Feel free to use one of our iPAD’s! Call today to schedule a convenient and accommodating dental visit!

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