Here at Western Pennsylvania Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our team is dedicated to ensure patients receive constant care throughout every stage of their procedure. We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have.


A staff of certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants trained in I.V. sedation are able to provide patients with constant attention during and after surgery to ensure that the communities of Washington, PA and the Pittsburgh area have access to the highest quality dental services and procedures available.

Brenda is a certified medical assistant, registered dental assistant, and a certified ophthalmic technician. She attended California University in California, PA. Brenda has been with our practice for 3 years. She prides herself in helping patients improve their overall oral health. When she’s not at work, she enjoys running half marathons, gardening, and working on her new house. She loves spending time with her family, chickens, and dogs.    

Holly is a certified Dental Assistant and has been working in all aspects of dentistry for 31 years.  Her favorite part of working for our practice is assisting patients and ensuring they are comfortable.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and son outdoors road and mountain biking, camping, hiking and riding her side by side.

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Rebecca is a 2012 graduate of WCCC’s dental hygiene program. Rebecca is licensed in local anesthesia, certified in intravenous therapy, and DAANCE  certified. Prior to her hygiene experience, she has several years of dental assisting experience. She became very passionate about the dental field after spending plenty of time from a young age at her godmother’s office who is a general dentist.

When Rebecca isn’t at the office, she spends her time on the river and outdoors with her son as well as enjoying her pets.

Morgan has been a valued team player for more than 2 years.  She graduated from Penn Commercial in 2019 with a degree in Medical Assisting and a certification in phlebotomy.  Morgan joined us through her school externship, and we were lucky enough to hire her on. Although she is fairly new to oral surgery she has caught on well and enjoys the opportunity to learn each day.  She takes pride in patient care and making sure everyone feels comfortable.  If you see her outside of work she would be crafting, traveling or spending time with her family and fiancé.

Amber graduated from Bradford school of Pittsburgh in 2016 with a degree in Specialized Technology, focusing on Dental Assisting.  She has spent the past 4 years with us.  Amber enjoys the fast paced environment and continuous education of this specialty.  A native of Washington County, she resides in Scenery Hill with her boyfriend, their daughter and their German shepherd.  Outside of work you can find Amber with an iced coffee in hand.  Amber loves day trips, crafting with her cricut and exploring the small businesses this region has to offer.


Here at Western Pennsylvania Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery we work with a highly trained administrative team. They will answer any of your questions and ensure you feel comfortable throughout your entire experience with Dr. Krakora and his team.

With over 20 years of experience in the medical and dental field our office manager, Karin, is here to help you every step of the way.  She is proud to be working for these amazing surgeons and be a part of this magnificent team.  “The most important part of the practice is our patients”.  In her free time she enjoys cooking, boating and socializing with family and friends.

 Lisa has been working with Dr. Krakora and his team since 2008. She currently works in the administrative department helping schedule patients and organize surgery schedules. Her previous experience as a surgical assistant for Dr. Krakora provides her with hands-on experience in oral and maxillofacial surgeries. Her favorite part of working for our practice is assisting patients and ensuring they are comfortable.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband on the motorcycle, Jeeping, and wine tasting.

Jennifer was born and raised in New Hampshire. She has a Bachelor of Arts in United States History and has been working in dental insurance for over 12 years. Having moved to 4 different states over the last 6 years, she most recently moved to Upper St. Clair in April of 2020 and lives with her husband and two cats. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, exploring all of the fine dining experiences that Pittsburgh has to offer and dabbling in Botox.

Traci has been a part of our team since 2020.  She is the mom to 3 little girls.  She tries to spend as much time with her young daughters a possible.  She enjoys crocheting, playing with her children and being with her family.

Is fairly new to our team. Marcy has a degree in business management and has worked in the human service industry for the last 15 years. When she is not working, she is a volunteer firefighter along with her husband. She loves spending time outdoors around nature and horses as well as time with her family, friends, and her fur babies. She is excited to be on board with us here at Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery PC.

My name is Dannielle, I have worked part time with WPOMS now for 9 months.  When I am not at work most of my time is spent taking my son to wrestling practice all year long.  When I’m not at wrestling practice my family and I love going hiking, kayaking and exploring.

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