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 Philadelphia Dentistry’s Staff
Get acquainted with our staff here with photos and brief biographies of our staff.
Kim Meehan (Dental Hygienist) 13+ 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) 10+ 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) 9+ 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.
Lisa Reynolds (Dental Hygienist) 2+ Years with Dr. Cirka
Lisa became a licensed Dental Hygienist in October 2011. For 2 years after receiving her license she served as Trustee for the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists Association representing Philadelphia. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Cabrini College.
Lisa has a passion for nutritional health and fitness which was fueled by her previous career. For 10 years she worked in a pharmacy that focused on holistic nutrition and integrative medicine. She stays current on advances in this ever-evolving and changing arena and how it affects your dental health.
When not at work Lisa is either with friends, salsa dancing or traveling.
Sandy Samarco (Office Manager) 11+ 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.
Alex (Public Relations Director) 1+ Years with Dr. Cirka
Alex 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) 11+ 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.
Stephen (Deputy Treatment Coordinator)
Stephen 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)
Malikah, 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.
Jaq graduated from New York University with a degree in Theater. She has an extensive background in the arts and customer service thus loves getting to know new people. It is important to her to form strong and lasting bonds with the patients so that they feel at home in our office. She is a recent transplant to Philadelphia and loves exploring her new city, reading, and making and viewing as much art as possible.
Kiya (React Scheduler)
Kiya 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!
Erin (New Patient Coordinator) 1+ Years with Dr. Cirka
Erin, a Philadelphia local and Arcadia University graduate, has spent 8 years in the dental field helping provide patients with a positive experience. With a degree in International Relations, she has spent time abroad in both England and South Africa. She uses what she learned from her cross-cultural experiences to connect with patients from all walks of life. Erin loves traveling and making new friends along the way. When not at work, you’ll find her trying weird foods, exploring the city or playing with her 3 rescue cats, Felix, Bentley, and Porsche.
Dani Michelsen (Clinical Coordinator) 4+ 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
Claire (Treatment Coordinator) 2+ years With Dr. Cirka
Claire studied law at St. John’s University, and is now earning her master’s in health management through New York Medical College. Before joining our office, she worked for a financial firm in New York City. She has been a member of our team for almost two years and is passionate about making our patients feel as comfortable and informed as possible.
When not at work, Claire enjoys running, group fitness classes, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family and cat.
Amy (Hygiene Coordinator) 2+ years with Dr. Cirka
Amy has over 20 years of experience in customer service and satisfaction. She studied Mass Communications at Townson University and has extensive training in working with clients. She enjoys making patients happy with every encounter she has.
When not at work, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Sara (Communicator) 1+ Years with Dr. Cirka
Sara is a recent graduate from Harrisburg Area Community College with a degree in general studies and is currently working towards her major. She recently moved to the Philadelphia area from Carlisle, PA. She enjoys making people feel welcomed every time they walk through the door.
When not at work Sara enjoys touring the city with her boyfriend Josh, and of course hanging out with her dog Baxter.