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 fiancé. She loves spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Dr. Peter Dennis, North East Dental Arts

Dr. Peter J. Dennis

Associate Dentist

Dr. Dennis earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan. He is a fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. He is passionate about dentistry and the impact a functional smile can make in bettering a patient’s life.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Dennis’ expertise in all areas of general dentistry. He brings his extensive dental implant experience and offers the best options for tooth replacement and stabilizing dentures to our community. He helps complete Dr. Dina Nuhfer’s vision of providing all dental services under one roof, here at North East Dental Arts.

Dr. Dennis lives in Erie, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children. He enjoys golfing and traveling with his family.

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

Ashley

FRONT OFFICE ASSOCIATE

Ashley is the newest member of the North East Dental Arts team, training to be our greeter. Although this is Ashley’s first position in the dental field, she has previous experience with front office duties.

She was born and raised in New York, but recently moved to North East with her boyfriend. Ashley is looking forward to getting to know our patients and the dental field. When Ashley is not at work, she is a PC gamer!

Kristen

Operations Manager

Kristen joined our team in 2018 as our treatment coordinator. She is now our operations manager, streamlining our process to make a better experience for our patients. Kristen lived in Saudi Arabia for six years, and she has traveled to 25 countries! She now lives in North East with her two Persian cats, Keeter and Mushkila.

Outside of work, Kristen is an avid reader and enjoys running and doing yoga. She also enjoys scuba diving!

Tasha

Checkout

Tasha joined our front office team in November of 2021. She has worked in the medical field for the past 15 years and is excited to cross into the dental field. Tasha served our country with the United States Navy and was born and raised here in North East.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, camping and adventuring.

Stacey

Front Office Associate

Stacey joined our team in 2021 to be our Greeter. She was born and raised in the Sunshine State but moved to Harborcreek with family. Stacey has lived in North East for over five years now with her three boys, Avery, Elias and Griffin. She loves the community here in North East and enjoys all the events that go on, especially the classic car shows, Sugar Plum Days and WineFest. She is an animal lover and has a Pit-Lab mix named Sadie, along with three aquariums! Her favorite hobbies involve being out in nature — hiking and exploring new places, camping, fishing on her boat, and gardening.

Shannon

Front Office Associate

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.

Brittany

Treatment Coordinator

Brittany, originally from Rochester, New York, joined North East Dental Arts in 2018 as our greeter. Now, you will find her at checkout, going over treatment plans with our patients. Though this is Brittany’s first job in the dental field, she has over six years of experience in various medical fields.

When not at work, Brittany enjoys painting, drawing and traveling to Buffalo with her husband, Luke, to watch Buffalo Sabres games. Brittany also has two furry family members: Lily, her Australian Cattle dog, and Bliz, her Puggle.

Tiffany

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.

Elizabeth

Front Office Coordinator

Elizabeth joined the North East Dental Arts team in April 2019. Elizabeth started as a call center associate and occasionally greeted patients at the front desk. Now, you will find her at checkout, coordinating duties for the day for our front office. Elizabeth was born in North East, Pennsylvania, but moved to Pittsburgh for several years before moving back home.

Elizabeth has four children, Julia, Robin and Purna, with her husband, Tim and they just welcomed baby Cylus. They also have three dogs: Anja, Ava and Xzander. When Elizabeth has free time, she enjoys wine tasting, shopping and travelling with her husband.

Registered Dental Hygienists

Shari

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.

Dory

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!

Jordyn

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.

Morgan

Dental Hygienist

Morgan is our newest hygienist here at North East Dental Arts! 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

Leah

Dental Assistant

Leah is training to be a dental assistant here at North East Dental Arts. She joined our team in 2022 and is studying for her X-ray certification. She 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.

Alyssa

Dental Assistant

Alyssa was born and raised in Erie, PA, and is currently attending Mercyhurst University for her B.S. in public health with a minor in biology. She plans on continuing her education at LECOM School of Dental Medicine in 2022. She joined the North East Dental Arts team as a dental assistant in May 2021.

Alyssa enjoys going to Starbucks and spending time with her family and her two Golden Retrievers, Kiya and Koda.

Bethany

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!

Katie

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.

Rae

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.

Char

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.