Meet the Staff

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 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 Philadelphia Dentistry’s Staff

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


Jen Krier (Dental Hygienist) 11+ Years with Dr. Cirka

Philadelphia Dentistry imageAs a Dental Hygienist with over 24 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) 10+ Years with Dr. Cirka

Philadelphia Dentistry imageEva is a Dental Hygienist with over 22 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.

Rachel (Dental Hygienist)

rachelRachel is our newest hygienist joining our team in April of 2019. 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, 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 Samarco (Office Manager) 12+ Years with Dr. Cirka

Philadelphia Dentistry imageA 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.

Alex (Public Relations Director) 2+ Years with Dr. Cirka


good pic for business cardAlex attended Bloomsburg University where he majored in Public Relations. During his time at Bloomsburg University he completed two internships and was a contributing writer for the University newspaper. Before joining Philadelphia Dentistry Alex traveled the country and lived in San Diego, California.

When not at work, Alex enjoys spending time with his friends and family, being outdoors, traveling, and playing basketball.

Keila (Expanded Functions Dental and Orthodontic Braces Assistant)  12+ Years with Dr. Cirka

Philadelphia Dentistry imageAn 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.


Stephen (Treatment Coordinator) 1+ Years with Dr. Cirka

stephenStephen is a graduate of Holy Family University, with his Bachelors 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 back in New Jersey, and traveling to different places with friends. On the weekends you can also catch Stephen playing recreational sports for a local non-profit organization.





Malikah (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) 1+ Years with Dr. Cirka

malikahMalikah, A Philadelphia local, graduate of Harcum College in Applied Science. She has 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 barr classes, and going on long cycling rides.



Kiya (Doctor Scheduler) 1+ Years with Dr. Cirka

kiyaKiya has been in customer service for 12 years 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 Michelsen (Clinical Coordinator) 5+ Years with Dr. Cirka

Philly Dentistry imageDani 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

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Philadelphia Dentistry
Philadelphia Cosmetic Dentist
1601 Walnut Street
Suite 1302
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tel: 215.568.6277
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