Dr. Lawrence Mauro
Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, Dr. Mauro attended Washington and Jefferson College where he earned his B.A. in Biology. He went on to earn his D.M.D. in 2003 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Following Dental School, Dr. Mauro completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care, where he was mentored by some of the most talented specialists in the region.
His drive to provide the best possible dental care to his patients is only matched by his commitment to continuing education. He completes over 80 hours of continuing dental education annually and has been awarded the prestigious “Fellowship Award” with the Academy of General Dentistry—an honor less than 1% of dentists nationwide achieve.
Dr. Mauro married his wife, Melissa, in 2003 and since then, have been blessed with five amazing daughters. They are very excited to raise their children in the North Hills with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins nearby.
We employ some of the best and most experienced dental professionals in the Pittsburgh area, and pride ourselves on going above and beyond patient expectations to provide a comfortable, friendly, and caring experience during every visit.
Randall Barton, D.M.D, M.D.S.
Dr. Barton attended dental school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated near the top of his class in 2000. His many achievements included: Dean’s List, recipient of the Addison H. Gibson Foundation Health Profession Award and the Student Achievement Award in Endodontics from the American Association of Endodontists. In 2000, he was also inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Barton continued his post-doctoral training in endodontics at the University of Pittsburgh where he received his MDS in 2002. Dr. Barton practiced endodontics in Westchester, NY for 15 years before moving back home to raise his children around family. Out of the office he enjoys playing guitar, weight training, skiing and SCUBA.
Chelsea Stein, D.M.D.
Dr. Stein was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and she attended the University of Michigan, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. After completing her undergraduate studies, she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and completed a General Practice Residency in Brooklyn, NY. She recently returned to her hometown to join the North Hills Family Dental team, and continues to be an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association.
She is committed to continuing education in order to remain knowledgeable about state-of-the-art technology, procedures and materials in dentistry, and her mission to provide patients with the highest quality of dental care in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
Outside of the practice, Dr. Stein enjoys traveling, swimming, and playing tennis.
Dr. Anna Nissen
Dr. Anna Nissen was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She continued her education at The Ohio State University, following in both of her parent’s footsteps—Dr. Nissen is a true Buckeye! While at The Ohio State University, Dr. Nissen earned her B.S. in Zoology, followed by her D.D.S. and graduated Magna Cum Laude at the top of her class.
Dr. Nissen was actively involved in The Association of Women Dentists as well as serving as President of The Oral Surgery Club during her time in dental school. She is currently a member of the Ohio Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Dr. Nissen loves providing excellent oral healthcare with a comforting and gentle touch.
In addition to her dental skillset, Dr. Nissen is a certified Botox and Filler provider and enjoys that she can provide her patients with a wide range of esthetic and functional treatments quickly, comfortably and with exceptional results.
Outside the office, Dr. Nissen and her fiancé, Nick, an infectious disease physician at UPMC, live in Pittsburgh with their Golden Retriever, Biscuit. Dr. Nissen is an avid Pure Barre enthusiast and loves to bake.
Manager of Operations
Lindsay grew up north of Pittsburgh, in Ford City, PA. She attended West Virginia University earning her Bachelor’s degree and graduate school at Bloomsburg University for Audiology. Prior to beginning her career in the dental field, Lindsay worked for six years in the Ear, Nose, and Throat field. She is beyond happy to have found the NHFD team and enjoys her part in helping patients achieve healthy smiles!
Lindsay lives in Allison Park with her fiancé Josh and their two dogs (Frank and Ophelia). In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She loves giving back any way she can, whether it is by participating in a fundraiser or making a donation to a local animal shelter.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Michelle was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and received her cosmetology license after high school. She decided to return to school for a new career in dental assisting and received her degree at Bradford School. She strives to help every patient love his or her smile! In her spare time, you can find Michelle enjoying the company of friends and family, listening to music, doing anything outdoors, or cheering on the Pens during hockey season.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant/Clinical Care Coordinator
Jessica was born in the Pittsburgh area but was raised in Charlotte, NC where she started her career in dentistry 15 years ago. She has since moved back to the area to be closer to her family. She currently resides just outside of Pittsburgh with her husband Greg. Jessica is passionate about the field of dentistry and enjoys making patients smile.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys shopping, boating, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Hannah grew up in the North Hills and is a graduate of Shaler Area High School. Following high school, she began her studies in The University of Pittsburgh’s Dental Hygiene Program. She graduated from Pitt in 2011 with her dental hygiene certificate and a license in the administration of local anesthesia. Hannah feels privileged to work with such a caring and hardworking team at North Hills Family Dental. She loves her career choice as a dental hygienist and thoroughly enjoys watching a patient’s oral health change for the better. Hannah’s gentle manner and positive attitude keeps all of our patients feeling at ease in the dental chair.
Outside of the office, Hannah spends most of her time with her husband and their two dogs. She enjoys being outside and playing soccer. Hannah’s idea of a good night out would be heading down to PNC Park to cheer on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Originally from outside of Philadelphia, Heather has been living in Pittsburgh for about three years. Starting as a dental assistant in 2007, she received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Manor College in 2010 and has been practicing ever since.
Heather loves her job and works very hard to make her patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments.
In her spare time, Heather enjoys practicing yoga, skiing, boating, and rollerblading. She also loves traveling and always has her next trip planned with either her boyfriend, friends, or family.
Dental Hygienist, (RDH)
Heather grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs but decided to move to Pittsburgh after completing hygiene school at the University of Pittsburgh. Heather currently lives in Cheswick with her boyfriend, Michael, and their three dogs (Norton, Jadon, and Silas). When she is not working, Heather enjoys spending her free time cooking, reading, or running.
Kallie was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and is a new resident to Pittsburgh from Houston, Texas. She received her Associate Degree in Applied Science for Dental Assisting at the University of Alaska Anchorage and since then has been working in the dental field for six years now. Kallie lives with her long-term boyfriend and rambunctious Australian lab, Gypsy. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring her surroundings, enjoying local foods, hiking, and attending sporting events.
Front Desk Receptionist
Casey is a North Allegheny and Penn State Alumni. She currently resides in McCandless with her significant other Benjamin, and her three sons, Riley, Brady, and Quincy. Prior to joining the NHFD team, Casey worked in the banking industry. In her spare time she enjoys watching her sons play sports, going to concerts, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Myss is a native of Warren, OH, a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, and a recipient of an RDA license from Concorde Career Institute in Arlington, TX. She has worked in the dental field for 10 years, spending the last 4 years in Oral Surgery and Implantology as a dental anesthesia assistant. Outside of the office, she loves traveling, as well as spending time with and supporting her son and daughter.
Michelle was born and raised in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. She has been working in the dental field with a focus on Dental Insurance plans for about ten years. Prior to working with dental plans, Michelle worked in the banking field for over 20 years.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys cooking and baking for her family. She also enjoys long walks with her shepard mix, Lisbon!
The North Hills Family Dental team is excited to welcome you! We pride ourselves on a modern, accommodating office experience marked by friendly faces you can rely on. With complimentary beverages, comfortable seating, and a generally homey aesthetic, you’ll look forward to your visits!
Whether it’s your first time, or you know us all by name, we work hard to ensure everyone who comes to North Hill Family Dentistry is cared for quickly, thoroughly, and with compassion. Drop us a line and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.