Philadelphia Dentistry
Drs. Cirka, Jeon, Ridge & Wilkoff
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    Meet the Staff of Dr. Ken Cirka, DMD – Philadelphia Dentistry

    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.

    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) 14+ 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 14 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 three children and playing with her dog Jasper.

    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


    Whitney (New Patient Coordinator) Joined in 2021 with Dr. Cirka

    Whitney is a Philadelphia local with a drive to provide exceptional customer service. She has ventured into multiple fields of customer service, developing a natural inclination to making people happy. Whitney has held many titles from assistant manager to employee of the year! Whitney has plans to attend Philadelphia Community college in the spring. When Whitney isn’t in the office she is enjoying quality time with her love ones, finding new dishes to cook and hosting events where she entertains her family and friends.

    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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    Valerie (Expanded Dental Functions Assistant)

    Valerie graduated from Manor College with a degree in Applied Science. She has over 2+ years of experience as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. Her goal is to get her patients their dream smile while also keeping them healthy. Her gentle care makes her patients feel comfortable and knowledgeable in the dental chair. As a Philadelphia native, she likes going to sporting events in the city to cheer on her favorite teams. She considers herself somewhat of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants in and around the city. In her freetime, she also enjoys going to the beach, working out and hanging with her family and her cat, Domino.

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    Azhané (Hygiene Coordinator)

    Azhané joined the practice in 2021. Azhané graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2021. She is currently studying Pre-Science at Manor Jr. College. She has a strong background in customer service and enjoys helping others. She is meticulous in balancing and organizing the hygiene department. Her interest outside of the office is her 9 year old son and being adventurous with him. She loves to travel and her family and friends are her traveling buddies.

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