Meet Our Team

Dr. Dina Nufher, North East Dental Arts

Dr. Dina L. Nuhfer

Dentist and Owner

Dr. Nuhfer was born and raised near Titusville, Pennsylvania, and is the youngest of six children. After high school, she attended the University of Pittsburgh for dental assisting and dental hygiene. She then earned her Bachelor of Science in education from the California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nuhfer continued her education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, earning her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry in 1986.

Dr. Nuhfer gained her dental experience in a private practice in York, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore, Maryland. After moving to Erie and working at the Martin Luther King Center, she began an associateship with Dr. Ben Mosier in 1995. When Dr. Mosier retired in 1998, Dr. Nuhfer acquired the practice and made North East her home.

Dr. Nuhfer has three wonderful, grown children, Andrew, Adam and Lisa. She also has a Toy Schnauzer named T-Bone that comes to work most days and gets spoiled by staff and patients alike. Dr. Nuhfer enjoys traveling in her free time.

Dr. Rachel, North East Dental Arts

Dr. Rachel B. Fleisig

Associate Dentist

Dr. Fleisig grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. After years in the sweltering summer heat, she decided to see if she could survive a northern winter and moved up to Pittsburgh. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her Bachelor of Science in economics. Four years later, she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine with a well-rounded dental education.

Dr. Fleisig realized the winters in Pittsburgh were not quite cold or snowy enough for her liking and decided to move even farther north. She considers herself extremely fortunate to have found such a wonderful opportunity as a member of the North East Dental Arts team!

Dr. Fleisig lives in Erie with her husband and their new dog Obi. She loves spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Dr. Nathan Rieck

Associate Dentist

Dr. Rieck went to Clarion University of Pennsylvania for his undergrad and then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been with the North East Dental Arts team since 2017. Dr. Rieck was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, and moved to Harborcreek with his wife, Amanda, after graduating.

Dr. Rieck enjoys fishing, traveling and watching NASCAR races in his free time.

Meet Our Team

Put your smile in our hands! Our dental team is here to make your visit with our dentists comfortable, convenient and effective. At North East Dental Arts, you will find a group of friendly, caring and attentive professionals who treat every patient with care and empathy. You can get to know our team members below. If you would like to schedule your dental appointment in North East, Pennsylvania, call them today at 814-725-4700. We also welcome patients from Erie and the surrounding areas.

Administrative Team


Insurance Coordinator

Kristi joined the team in 2022 as our Insurance Coordinator. Kristi was born and raised here in North East, PA and has over 15 years in the dental field.

In her spare time she likes to spend time with her 2 grandchildren. Kristi also likes to cook and bake.



Lindsay joined the North East Dental Arts team in February 2023 as our Greeter. She is originally from Washington state, but is now a local in North East, PA.

Lindsay has a 7 year old that keeps her pretty busy after hours. She enjoys the outdoors when the weather is nice!


Check Out

Amanda joined our office in May of 2023 as one of our front office staff. Usually you will see Amanda at check out, but she is working on being crossed trained throughout the office!

Amanda is originally from Ripley, NY, but is now a local of North East with her husband Christian, and their 4 girls, Reagan, Elena, Paisley, and Ava.  After hours she likes to spend time with her family by going to sporting events, concerts, and fishing.



Valerie joined the North East Dental Arts in July, as part of our front office team! Valerie is originally from New York, but spent the last 14 years in Virginia Beach with her husband Tim, who just retired from the Navy. She has many years of experience in the dental field and has a passion for oral healthcare.

Valerie enjoys spending time with her 2 boys, Ethan and Jaden after work. They like to go kayaking when the weather is nice!


Office Manager

Shannon joined North East Dental Arts from a retiring practice in March 2022. She has been in the dental field for the past 20 years and is excited to further strengthen our office with her skills. Shannon was born and raised in Ripley, New York, then moved to North East 18 years ago.

She enjoys being a mom to 4 wonderful children.


Personal Assistant to Dr. Nuhfer

Tiffany joined our team in July 2019. She has over 15 years of experience in the dental field, from dental assisting to front desk and everything in between. Now, she is excited to be working behind the scenes as Dr. Nuhfer’s personal and business assistant.

After hours, you will usually find Tiffany spending time at home with her husband, Nic, their two children, Noah and Mason, and their Beagle Bulldog, Zoe. She also enjoys cooking, baking and doing art projects.

Registered Dental Hygienists


Dental Hygienist

Shari joined North East Dental Arts in 2022, after the office she was with retired. She graduated from the University of Pittsburg in 1983. Shari grew up in Warren, PA, but has lived in North East for the past 38 years. She is excited to continue providing quality dental care with our practice.

Shari enjoys spending time with her husband Lou, daughter Heather, and her son Kevin.


Dental Hygienist

Dory joined the North East Dental Arts team in January 2020 and has worked in the dental field for over 30 years. Dory first attended Tech Memorial High School for dental assisting and then later attended the University of Pittsburgh’s dental hygiene program. Dory also graduated with a bachelor’s in dental hygiene education from Edinboro University. Recently, Dory completed her long time goal of obtaining a public health dental hygiene license.

Today, Dory lives in Harborcreek with three of her four children and her dog, Eddie. She loves reading, music, game nights (especially her Bunco league) and new adventures!


Dental Hygienist

Jordyn, originally from Harborcreek, joined the North East Dental Arts team as a registered dental hygienist in 2016. Jordyn has a passion for dental hygiene because she enjoys making others happy about their smiles!

In her free time, Jordyn loves going to the beach and spending time with her family.


Dental Hygienist

Morgan joined North East Dental Arts in 2020 as a licensed dental hygienist.  She comes to us with great enthusiasm about dental hygiene and providing excellent patient care.

Morgan lives in Erie and enjoys spending time with her dog and family. She likes to meal plan because she has to be gluten free, just like Dr. Nuhfer!

Dental Assistants and Lab Technicians


Dental Assistant

Leah is a dental assistant here at North East Dental Arts. She joined our team in 2022. Leah is excited to assist our doctors in providing excellent patient care. Leah grew up and still lives here in North East. She graduated from North East High School and was on the dance team!

Outside of work Leah enjoys time with her boyfriend, Michael, and going to baseball games.


Dental Assistant- EFDA

Bethany joined North East Dental Arts in 2022 as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA). She attended Tri-State for her dental assisting diploma, then wanted to further her education and graduated from Harcum in Philly to earn her EFDA! This allows her to place and finish restorations allowing the dentist to complete more treatment.

Bethany lives in Harbor Creek with her husband and their 3 children.  When she is not busy with Lexah, Adelaide, and Bentley she likes to relax and binge watch TV!


Dental Assistant

Katie has been a dental assistant for six years and joined the North East Dental Arts team in 2018. She graduated from Fortis Institute and lives in Erie.

Outside of work, Katie enjoys going to concerts and musicals and cheering on her favorite football team, the Miami Dolphins! Katie also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Dental Assistant

Rae joined our team as a dental assistant in 2019 after completing her externship with North East Dental Arts. She graduated from Great Lakes Institute of Technology and is a great addition to our team. Rae is always eager to learn more about the dental field.

Rae lives here in North East and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and going kayaking.


Lab Technician

Char just joined the North East Dental Arts family as our in-house dental lab technician. She has over 45 years of experience as a tech and owned her own dental laboratory for 33 years. She wanted a more flexible schedule, so she joined our team and will be doing denture relines and repairs on site.

Born and raised in Erie, Char enjoys watching her grandchildren playing sports and being outdoors.