Meet Our Team

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 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

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.

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 and Erie, Pennsylvania, call them today at 814-725-4700.

Administrative Team

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 boyfriend, his daughter, and 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!

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 fiancé, Robbie, and their 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.

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.

Lee Ann

Front Desk Associate

Lee Ann, a life-long resident of North East, has been in the dental field for over 35 years and has been with North East Dental Arts since 2002.

Lee Ann and her husband, Roy, with their love of travel, have visited many interesting places in the world. They annually visit the World’s Largest Disco in Buffalo. During hockey season, they attend as many Penguins games as they are able.

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

Diana

Front Office Associate

Diana graduated from Tri-State Business Institute in 2009 as a certified dental assistant. She has over 11 years of experience in the dental field both in dental assisting and office administration. She now handles scheduling, answering patient calls and occasionally greeting patients.

Currently, she lives in Erie after returning from Pittsburgh, where she spent the last 10 years. She recently rescued a cat named Wiley. She enjoys pet sitting, visiting the beach and doing yoga.

Leslie

Insurance Coordinator

Leslie joined North East Dental Arts as our insurance coordinator. She is originally from Hydetown, PA. Leslie has been in the medical/dental field for the past 20 years. She has done everything from patient management, to check in and check out, to insurance verifications and submissions.

She is married and has a son. When Leslie is not working you can find her at the baseball field with her family. Leslie’s hobbies include travel baseball for her son, being outdoors, and cleaning. She also has a a Goldendoodle named Sierra.

Registered Dental Hygienists

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

Alyssa

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.

Heidi

Heidi joined our team in May 2021 as a dental assistant. She has been in the dental field for the past 4 years and is excited to continue to grow at North East Dental Arts.

Heidi lives in Erie with her boyfriend, Dakota and enjoys spending time with her dog and cat.

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.

Mandi

Dental Assistant

Mandi joined the North East Dental Arts team in 2020 with seven years of experience as a dental assistant. She has become an excellent asset to our team. Oral surgery is her specialty, so working with our extraction and implant dentist is her favorite part of the job.

Mandi lives in Erie with her husband, Pat. They are getting ready to welcome a baby boy into their family! In her free time, she enjoys crafting and wedding planning. Her dream is to own a venue.

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.