Beautiful Smiles

Beautiful Smiles

Meet the Team

At Beautiful Smiles, we’ve had the privilege of helping kids in Erie and beyond achieve beautiful smiles of their own since 1980. In fact, some of our moms and dads are past patients themselves.

Experts in children’s dental treatment and education, Dr. Gregg Garcia and Dr. Drew Carlin specialize in the dental care of infants, children and young adults while Dr. Andrew Kwasny and Dr. Steve Iszkula specialize in leading-edge orthodontic care.

As a Beautiful Smiles patient, your child will experience a fun, friendly, positive environment like no other. And you will discover firsthand our steadfast commitment to your children’s dental health and well-being.

You’ll find visits to Beautiful Smiles are both enjoyable and beneficial. Proper dental care at an early age and throughout childhood will ensure healthy, beautiful smiles continue as your children continue to grow.

We look forward to serving your family today, tomorrow and well into the future.

Photo taken at the Erie Zoo
Photo taken at the Erie Zoo

 

Dr. Gregg Garcia

was born and raised in Erie. He received his undergraduate degree at Thiel College. He received his graduate dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania. His post-doctoral training continued at Children's Hospital of Dayton where he received his certification in pediatric dentistry. He returned to the Erie area in 1980 as a pediatric dentist. Dr. Garcia is currently board certified in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Erie County Dental Association. He maintains staff privileges at Saint Vincent Health Center, Saint Vincent Surgery Center, Village Surgicenter, and Shriner's Hospital for Children. Dr. Garcia has over 28 years experience with the care of childrens' oral health.

Dr. Andrew Kwasny

is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where he received his specialty degree in Orthodontics in 1985. A graduate degree of this type indicates that his practice is limited to the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems associated with the alignment of the teeth and growth of the jaws. Dr. Kwasny is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and has held leadership positions in the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Erie County Dental Association. He has provided orthodontic treatment for the children and young adults of the Erie community for over twenty-three years.

Dr. Drew Carlin

Dr. Drew Carlin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his specialist training in pediatric dentistry at the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo in 2009. He earned a doctorate in dental medicine at Temple University in 2007. An Erie native, Dr. Carlin is a graduate of McDowell High School and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Erie County Dental Association. Dr. Carlin has staff privileges at Saint Vincent Surgery Center and UPMC Hamot Surgery Center. He also donates his time to the Northwestern PA Cleft Palate Institute.

Dr. Steve Iszkula

  Dr. Steve Iszkula was born and raised in Erie, PA. He started his education at the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2003. From there, he continued on to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2007 with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After more years of study and training, he earned a Certificate in Orthodontics, also from the University of Pittsburgh, in 2010. He has been practicing orthodontics in Erie, PA for the last four years. He stays up to date in all of the latest breakthroughs in the field of orthodontics to insure his patient's receive beautiful results in the shortest amount of time. Dr. Iszkula is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics and Erie County Dental Association.

DENTAL ASSISTANTS

Janet DiSantis: Janet has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 1980 and an E.F.D.A. since 2001. She has been assisting the doctors at Beautiful Smiles since 1985.

Cheryl Zukowski: Cheryl has been an assistant to Dr. Garcia since 1989.

HYGIENISTS

Connie Henderson: Connie graduated from Lakeland Community College in 1985 and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She then served in the US Air Force for 4 years. She has been a hygienist with Beautiful Smiles since 1992.

Lori Braun: Lori graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1977 and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been a hygienist with Beautiful Smiles since 1992.

Amy Brock: Amy graduated from Temple University in 1983 and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been a hygienist with Beautiful Smiles since 1997.

Kathy Hersch: Kathy graduated from West Liberty State College in 1979 and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been a hygienist with Beautiful Smiles since 2004.

Stacie Zaccaria (not pictured): Stacie graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2003 and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She joined the Beautiful Smiles Hygiene team in 2013.

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANTS

Marcia Palmer: Marcia has been an Orthodontic Assistant for Dr. Kwasny since 1985.

Kathy Bauer: Kathy has been an Orthodontic Assistant for Dr. Kwasny since 1990.

Becky Loomis: Becky has been an Orthodontic Assistant for Dr. Kwasny since 1997.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS

Kris Strain: Kris graduated from J.H. Thompson Dental Program in 1985. She has been in the office of Beautiful Smiles since 1991.

Janice Gunter: Janice has been working as an Administrative Assistant in the dental field since 1977. She has been in the office of Beautiful Smiles since 1991.

Jodi Bennett: Jodi has been in the office of Beautiful Smiles since 2001.