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    Meet the Staff of Dr. Ken Cirka, DMD – Philadelphia Dentistry

    We have a growing staff of professionals to assist you with your dental needs.

    Get acquainted with our staff here with photos and brief biographies.


    Jen (Dental Hygienist) 14+ Years With Dr. Cirka

    jen krierAs a Dental Hygienist with over 25 years of experience and a member of our team for over 14 years, Jen is fortunate that she loves what she does. She is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Coming to work every day gives her the opportunity to help people and make a difference in their lives by keeping them healthy and happy.

    Besides providing the most gentle and thorough care, she is able to build good relationships with her patients, bringing a great rapport to the dental chair and giving them confidence and comfort in the care they are receiving.

    When Jen is not at work, she likes to take spin class, travel, and spend time with her husband and two daughters at the beach. They also like going to the city and seeing shows.

    Sara (Dental Hygienist) 1+ Years With Dr. Cirka

    New to the City of Brotherly Love, Sara joined our practice after moving from California. She was born and raised in Oklahoma and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. In 2018, she received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Oklahoma. Sara graduated with academic honors and was inducted as a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society. One of her strongest motivations for being a dental hygienist is that every day she is making a positive impact in the community, one person at a time. She is grateful for the opportunity to treat people with empathy and compassion and ultimately build bonds of trust. Sara has a great sense of satisfaction knowing that she is helping her patients maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. When she is not working, Sara enjoys exploring and learning more about the city of Philadelphia, hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family!

    Lisa (Dental Hygienist) 1+ Years With Dr. Cirka

    As a Dental Hygienist with over 33 years of experience, Lisa has a true passion for dental hygiene. Her dentistry journey began at Thomas Jefferson University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She’s had the opportunity to work with several specialty offices over the years. Her experience has given her a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Lisa’s main goal is to make sure her patients feel comfortable. She wants to calm dental fears and give her patients the best care. When Lisa is not at work, she loves to travel, hang out with friends and family, and cook new things in the kitchen!

    Alyssa (Dental Hygienist) 1+ Years With Dr. Cirka

    Alyssa graduated from Harcum College in 2015. Her main focus is making patients feel comfortable in a dental setting, by educating them on their oral health care needs and helping patients maintain a healthy smile. She considers the mouth to be incredibly important in systemic function and overall well-being. Alyssa is a resident of Philadelphia. In her free time, she loves to travel, workout, snowboard, and spend time with her family, friends, and pup, Archie!

    Sandy (Office Manager) 13+ Years With Dr. Cirka

    sandy samarcoA George Washington University graduate and former manager of a fast-paced restaurant, Sandy brings her attention to detail and customer satisfaction to the table. Our former scheduler, she has been a part of our team for over 13 years and now uses her customer service experience to make sure that our office runs seamlessly. Sandy is personable, organized, and always willing to go above and beyond for the well-being of our patients.

    When Sandy isn’t at the office she enjoys cooking with her husband, spending time with her twins, and playing with her dog Jasper.

    Caitlin (Public Relations Director) 1+ Years With Dr. Cirka

    Caitlin is a graduate of La Salle University with a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Sciences focused on Communication, Public Relations. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted as a member of the National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars. During her time at La Salle, she was a writer for the Her Campus magazine, which focuses on women empowerment, lifestyle, and mental health. She eats, breathes, and sleeps all things in social media and current events. All of the women in her family work in dentistry, so it was only appropriate for her to join the dentistry world as well. When Caitlin isn’t blogging or taking awesome before and after photos at work, you can find her hosting backyard parties with her friends and family!

    Stephen (Financial Executive) 3+ Years With Dr. Cirka

    Stephen is a graduate of Holy Family University, with his Bachelors’s degree in Arts and Sciences, focused on Psychology for Business. He grew up in South Jersey and has lived in the Philadelphia area for over eight years. He also has over 6 years of professional experience in marketing, sales, and project management. When not at work, he enjoys visiting his family in New Jersey and traveling to different places with friends. On the weekends you can also find Stephen playing recreational sports for a local non-profit organization.


    Bella (Doctor Scheduler) 1+ Years With Dr. Cirka

    Bella graduated with a degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences from Penn State University. Her experience in customer service and satisfaction from being a bartender for the past 5 years, ensures that patients have an exceptional experience with our office. Bella is always the first person our patients see and she greets everyone with a smile and her bubbly personality. When not working, she enjoys learning how to cook new foods, watching movies, and relaxing on the beach with her family and friends!

    Malikah (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) 3+ Years with Dr. Cirka

    Malikah, a Philadelphia local, is a graduate of Harcum College in Applied Science. She has over 5 years of experience in the dental field. Before joining Philadelphia Dentistry, Malikah spent time traveling in Europe with her husband. She has also lived in Belgium for 6 months. Malikah loves traveling, cooking, going to barre classes, and going on long cycling rides.


    Dani (Clinical Coordinator) 6+ Years With Dr. Cirka

    daniDani is a graduate of West Chester University and a local in the Philadelphia area. Her experience in customer service and satisfaction ensures that patients have a positive experience with our office. She is passionate about getting and keeping patients healthy and happy.

    When not at work, Dani enjoys exploring different restaurants and areas of the city, spending time with family and friends, and outdoor activities with her dog. She often will greet you as you enter our office with a smile and know you by name!

    Yani (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) 1+ Years With Dr. Cirka

    Yani is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant with over 6 years of experience and over 20 years working in the dental industry. She is passionate about treating her patients as if they were her own family members! She received her degree from Harcum College, but her education didn’t stop there. She is always trying to perfect her craft by taking continuing education courses to ensure her patients receive only the best care. During her time off, Yani loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters. Their favorite thing to do as a family is to travel to the Dominican Republic to visit the rest of their family. Yani gets a great sense of joy teaching her two daughters about their Dominican culture.


    Jenaya (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) 2+ Years With Dr. Cirka

    Jenaya is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Assistant with over 10 years of experience in the dental field. She is certified in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. As a Philadelphia native, she attended La Salle University and has been helping restore patient’s smiles ever since.

    In her spare time, Jenaya enjoys art and baking!

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