Meet the Staff of Dr. Ken Cirka, DMD – Philadelphia Dentistry
We have a growing staff of professionals to assist you with your dental needs. Here is a group shot of the current office staff of Dr. Cirka.
Video Introduction to PhillyDentistry.com Staff and Office
The following video introduces you to our office and staff. It includes brief interviews with some of our staff, and shows the office that you’ll visit.
Bios of Dr. Cirka’s Staff
Get acquainted with our staff here with photos and brief biographies of our staff.
Kim Meehan (Dental Hygienist) 10+ Years with Dr. Cirka
As a Dental Hygienist, model, professional cheerleader and state pageant titleholder, Kim understands and promotes the importance of a healthy smile. A beautiful smile not only affects your health, but self-confidence and overall well-being.
Kim has been a team member and our lead hygienist since 2005. She is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has worked with various dental specialties including Periodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry for over 16 years. She is hard working and is passionate about her work and her patients’ health; something that they both benefit from and appreciate.
Kim volunteers for various Community Dental Sealant programs promoting the prevention of decay in teeth throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She also makes regular visits to elementary schools and community centers teaching children how to take care of their smiles.
In her spare time, Kim enjoys cuddling with her two dogs, Maggie and Mina, skiing with her husband, fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, running, weight training, and dance.
Jen Krier (Dental Hygienist) 9+ Years with Dr. Cirka
As a Dental Hygienist with over 18 years of experience and a member of our team for many 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 like going to the city and seeing shows.
Eva Matesich (Dental Hygienist) 8+ Years with Dr. Cirka
Eva is a Dental Hygienist with over 18 years of experience and has been working with us for over five years. She graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Eva’s enthusiasm about her work and her clinical expertise enable her to go above and beyond in helping her patients get back into their best oral and overall health. Her goal every day is to keep each one of her patients comfortable, happy, and informed at all times.
In her spare time, Eva loves snowboarding, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Sandy Samarco (Office Manager) 9+ Years with Dr. Cirka
A 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 six years and now uses her customer service experience to make sure that our office is run 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, working out, and playing with her three dogs, Jasper, Socks, and Bella.
Keila (Expanded Functions Dental and Orthodontic Braces Assistant) 12+ Years with Dr. Cirka
An Invisalign braces expert with years of experience, Keila always goes the extra mile for your care. Keila’s understanding and knack for detail help our patients to complete Invisalign treatment with the best results and without any concerns. She has been working with Dr. Cirka for over 10 years, during which she completed Harcum College’s Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) program to further her education in restoring teeth. Keila’s capabilities and knowledge of orthodontics, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry help our patients to receive the highest quality dental care.
When not at work, Keila spends time with her two daughters.
Patrice Watkins (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Whitening Expert) 6+ Years with Dr. Cirka
Patrice is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and has been a part of our office for over three years. She is an important member of our team and her hard work and enthusiasm is much appreciated by staff and patients alike. Patrice graduated from The Harris School of Business as a dental assistant and has completed Harcum College’s Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) program so that she can better assist Dr. Cirka with the care of our patients. Always looking to learn and grow, she hopes to further her education in the future in the area of dental hygiene.
When not at work, Patrice likes to go shopping and spend time with her friends and family.
Natalia Pena Varela (Dental Hygienist) 2+ Years with Dr. Cirka
Natalia is a registered dental hygienist licensed in California (where she grew up) and Pennsylvania. She obtained her degree at the University of the Pacific in Northern California. She also spent 6 years living and practicing dental hygiene in Switzerland. Natalia is very passionate about her profession, and she enjoys making a difference in her patients’ lives through the improvement of their oral health.
Natalia is also fluent in Spanish and German. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, and practicing outdoor sports with her husband.
Dani Michelsen (Scheduler) 2+ Years with Dr. Cirka
Dani is a graduate of West Chester University and local of the Philadelphia area. Her experience in customer service and satisfaction ensures that patients have a good 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!