The Staff at Valleybrook Dental Have Over 50 Combined Years of Experience Covering All Areas of Dentistry.
Joseph Gurecka, DMD is an experienced, caring professional practicing in the South Hills since 1984. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Chemistry. He then worked for 2 years as a chemist/production engineer before returning to Pittsburgh to attend the University of Pittsburgh Dental School. After completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, he began his practice in Upper St. Clair where he lives with his wife Helen and their daughter Diana. Dr. Gurecka is an avid participant in continuing education and likes to stay current with developing technologies in order to offer his patients the best possible care.
Dr. Gurecka has been fortunate to have surrounded himself with honest, hard working, and skilled staff members who have a wide variety of skill sets and clinical experience in the field of Dentistry. They are professional, caring, and sincerely enjoy helping patients on a daily basis. .
Dr. Joseph L Gurecka, DMD
Dr. Gurecka graduated form West Virginia University Magna Cum Laude with degrees in both Chemistry and Biology with a minor in History. He then worked as a chemist/production engineer for 2 years before returning to Pittsburgh to attend the University of Pittsburgh Dental School where he graduated with Honors (Omicron Kappa Upsilon). Immediately after graduation Dr. Gurecka completed a General Practice Residency at Allegheny General Hospital and, shortly afterward, passed his board exams and was admitted as a Fellow in the American Association of Hospital Dentists (now Special Care in Dentistry). He later returned to the University of Pittsburgh to attend the Katz Graduate School of Business and receive his Executive MBA with a focus on the emerging field of Biotechnology and Bone Tissue Engineering. He currently practices at Valley Brook Dental located in McMurray PA and resides in Upper St. Clair with his wife and daughter where he is active in church and community programs. Dr. Gurecka loves to bike, swim, ski, and almost anything outdoors. He recently completed his first historical novel and is proofing for publication.
Kim is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She also received a Bachelors Degree in business from Shippensburg University. She has over 20 years experience in the field and continually expands her knowledge with numerous continuing education courses. Kim is passionate about patient education and motivating her patients towards excellent oral health. Kim works on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Sarah is a 2005 graduate of West Liberty University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has worked with Dr. Gurecka since 2006. Sarah's goal is to offer the best dental care that her patient's deserve by providing thorough cleanings and proper patient education. Sarah enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them achieve a smile they can be proud of. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and leading an active lifestyle. Sarah sees patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as some Saturdays.
Lynne graduated from West Liberty University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Lynne worked as a dental hygienist for 25 years before joining Dr. Gurecka in 2014. She takes pride in helping her patients take care of their teeth and preserving their healthy smiles. She enjoys boating, exercising, and spending time with her family and dog. Lynne works on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Sharon is a graduate of the Kinman Business College with a degree in Dental Assisting. She has worked in the field since 1973 and has been working with Dr. Gurecka for 14 years. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys gardening, antiquing, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Natalia graduated from the Western School of Health and Business with a diploma in Dental Assisting. She has eight years of experience in the field and has worked with Dr. Gurecka for the past seven years. Natalia enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.
Angela is the friendly face that greets you when you walk into our office. She enjoys being part of a dental team that goes the extra mile for their patients. Angela will gladly assist you with your appointments and insurance.
Heather is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked with Dr. Gurecka since 2005. Heather enjoys building a trusting relationship with patients to make each dental appointment a pleasant experience. She enjoys an active lifestyle in the community.
Janet started her dental career in 1985 as a graduate of Median School of Allied Health Careers in Dental Assisting. She furthered her career and obtained her Dental Hygiene license at Westmorland Community College in 2007. Janet's hobbies include horseback riding, cooking, traveling, and reading.
Samantha is a 2014 graduate from West Virginia University with a bachelors in Dental Hygiene and has a LA certificate. She lives in Wheeling, WV. Samantha is licensed in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to provide the best patient care in the tri-state area. When she isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Susie is a Dental Assistant with over 27 years experience. She holds her x-ray license and is certified in CPR. Susie is happily married and enjoys hiking, camping, and boating.