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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) 13+ Years With Dr. Cirka

jen krierAs a Dental Hygienist with over 24 years of experience and a member of our team for over 13 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!

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 the 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!

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

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Rachel serves on Pennsylvania’s Dental Hygiene Association as the Administrative Chair for the Southeast component. She enjoys the continued growth that she gains from her educational courses, as well as her involvement in the state’s professional organization. Her focus is making sure that all patients understand the connection between oral health & systemic health, while motivating them to take an active role in living a healthy lifestyle. During her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family & friends, running outside, reading & going to yoga.

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 (Treatment Coordinator) 2+ Years With Dr. Cirka

Stephen is a graduate of Holy Family University, with his Bachelors’s degree in Arts and Sciences, focused in 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.

Malikah (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) 2+ 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.

Kiya (Doctor Scheduler) 2+ Years With Dr. Cirka

Kiya has been in customer service for 12 years as she always had a passion for helping people and seeing others happy. As a single mother she was determined to further her education to create the best life for her daughter, so she attended Community College of Philadelphia to remain local. After graduating she decided to attend night school at Lincoln Technical Institute where she earned her Certification in Medical Assistance. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 5-year-old daughter, Khila doing their favorite thing in the world, shopping!

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!

Dana (New Patient Coordinator) 1+ Years With Dr. Cirka

Dana has been working in various positions in customer service for 10+ years. She recently just bought her first house, so when she isn’t working, she enjoys designing her new home with her boyfriend. Dana is passionate about staying mentally and physically healthy. As a result, you can find Dana working out and journaling every day. During her off time, she also loves to travel!

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

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Rach is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant with over 10 years of experience in the dental field. She has a passion for not only restoring teeth but also for oral surgery. After receiving her degree from Harcum College, she has been helping restore the patient’s smiles ever since.

In her spare time, Rach loves spending time with her family, friends, and pets!

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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