Our Caring & Professional Team believes:

“A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body.”

With a focus on prevention, our doctors and staff stay up to date with rapidly changing technologies and techniques by attending numerous continuing education classes and seminars throughout the year. All patients of North East Dental Arts are treated with the same care and respect that we would give a member of our family.

Our motto is… “Professional Care Beyond Compare!
Dr. Dina L. Nuhfer
Dr. Dina L. NuhferDentist and Owner
Dr. Nuhfer was born and raised near Titusville, PA, and is the youngest of 6 children. After high school, she attended the University of Pittsburgh for Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene. She then earned her BS in education from the California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nuhfer continued her education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, earning her DMD in 1986.

Dr. Nuhfer gained her dental experience in a private practice in York, PA and Baltimore, MD. After moving to Erie and working at the Martin Luther King Center, she began an associateship with Dr. Ben Mosier in 1995. When Dr. Mosier retired in 1998, Dr. Nuhfer acquired the practice and made North East her home.

Dr. Nuhfer has three wonderful, grown children, Andrew, Adam and Lisa. She also has a Toy Schnauzer named T-Bone that comes to work most days and gets spoiled by staff and patients alike. Dr. Nuhfer enjoys traveling in her free time.

Dr. Rachel B. Fleisig
Dr. Rachel B. FleisigAssociate Dentist
Dr. Fleisig grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. After years in the sweltering summer heat, she decided to see if she could survive a northern winter and moved up to Pittsburgh. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in economics. Four years later, she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine with a well-rounded dental education.

Dr. Fleisig realized the winters in Pittsburgh were not quite cold or snowy enough for her liking and decided to move even farther north. She considers herself extremely fortunate to have found such a wonderful opportunity as a member of the North East Dental Arts team!

Dr. Fleisig lives in Erie with her fiancé. She loves spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Dr. Peter Dennis
Dr. Peter DennisAssociate Dentist
Dr. Dennis earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Michigan. He is a Fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. He is passionate about dentistry and the impact of how a functional smile can make a patient’s life better.
We are excited to welcome his expertise in all areas of general dentistry. He will bring his extensive dental implant experience and be able to offer the best option for tooth replacement and stabilizing dentures to our community. He will complete the vision of Dr. Dina Nuhfer, to provide all dental services under one roof, here at North East Dental Arts.
Dr. Dennis lives in Erie, PA with his wife and 2 children. He enjoys golfing and traveling with his family.

Administrative Team

KristenOperations Manager
Kristen joined our team in 2018 as our Treatment Coordinator. She is now our operations manager, streamlining our processes to make a better experience for our patients. Kristen lived in Saudi Arabia for 6 years and she has traveled to 25 countries! She now lives in North East with her boyfriend and his daughter and she has two Persian cats, Keeter and Mushkila.

Outside of work, Kristen is an avid reader and enjoys running and doing yoga. She also enjoys Scuba Diving!

Brittany B
Brittany BGreeter
Brittany, originally from Rochester, NY, joined North East Dental Arts in 2018 as our Greeter. Now you will find her at checkout and going over treatment plans with our patients. Though this is Brittany’s first job in the dental field, she has over 6 years of experience in various medical fields.

When not at work Brittany enjoys painting, drawing and traveling to Buffalo with her husband, Luke, to watch Buffalo Sabres games. Brittany also has 2 furry family members, Lily, her Australian Cattle dog and her Puggle, Bliz.

StephanieInsurance Coordinator
Stephanie lives locally in North East with her husband Mackenzie and their daughter Laurel, they also have two dogs, Lola and Sawyer.

Stephanie joined our team in 2018 and is our Insurance Coordinator. When not at work, Stephanie enjoys hiking with her dogs, cooking, reading, doing yoga and spending time with her friends and family.

Lee Ann
Lee AnnFront Desk Associate
Lee Ann, a life-long resident of North East, has been in the dental field for over 35 years and has been with North East Dental Arts since 2002.

Lee Ann and her husband Roy, with their love of travel, have visited many interesting places in the world. They annually visit the World’s Largest Disco in Buffalo. During hockey season, they get to as many Penguins games as they are able.

Tiffany Personal Assistant to Dr. Nuhfer
Tiffany joined our team July 2019. She has 15 years of experience in the dental field, from dental assisting to front desk, and everything in between. Now she is excited to be working behind the scenes as Dr. Nuhfer’s personal and business assistant.

After hours you will usually find her spending time at home with her husband Nic, their two children Noah and Mason, and their beagle bulldog Zoe. She also enjoys cooking, baking and doing art projects.

ElizabethFront Office Coordinator
Elizabeth joined the NEDA team in April 2019. Elizabeth started as a call center associate and occasionally greeted patients at the front desk. Now you will find her at checkout coordinating duties for the day for the front office. Elizabeth was born in North East, PA but moved to Pittsburgh for several years before moving back home.

Elizabeth has 3 children, Julia, Robin and Purna, with her husband Tim. They also have three dogs Anja, Ava and Xzander. When Elizabeth has free time she enjoys wine tasting, shopping and travelling with her husband.

DianaFront Office Associate
Diana graduated from Tri-State Business Institute in 2009 as a Certified Dental Assistant. She has over 11 years’ experience in the dental field both in dental assisting and office administration. She now handles scheduling, answering patient calls and occasionally greeting patients.

Currently, she lives in Erie after returning from Pittsburgh where she spent the last 10 years. She recently rescued a cat named Wiley. She enjoys pet sitting, the beach and doing yoga.

MelissaFront Office Associate
Melissa is originally from Pittsburg, but has sent the last 20 years in Erie. She has 7 years in the medical field assisting patients. We are excited to convert her to the dental side and provide our patients with her love of customer service.

When not working Melissa enjoys summer activities like boating and going to the beach. She has 2 children, Austin and Mason, along with 2 dogs and 2 cats. You might also catch her day driving with her boyfriend.

Registered Dental Hygienists

JordynDental Hygienist
Jordyn, originally from Harborcreek, joined the North East Dental Arts team as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2016. Jordyn has a passion for dental hygiene because she enjoys making others happy about their smiles!

In her free time, Jordyn loves going to the beach and spending time with her family.

MorganDental Hygienist
Morgan is our newest hygienist here at North East Dental Arts! She comes to us with great enthusiasm about dental hygiene and providing excellent patient care.

Morgan lives in Erie and enjoys spending time with her dog and family. She likes to meal plan because she has to be gluten free, just like Dr. Nuhfer!

DoryDental Hygienist
Dory joined the NEDA team in January, 2020 and has worked in the dentistry field for over 30 years. Dory first attended Tech Memorial High School for Dental Assisting training and then later attended the University of Pittsburgh for Dental Hygiene school. Dory also graduated with a bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene Education from Edinboro University. Recently, Dory completed her long time goal of obtaining a Public Health Dental Hygiene License.

Today, Dory lives in Harborcreek with 3 of her 4 children and her dog Eddie. She loves reading, music, game nights (especially her Bunco league) and new adventures!

Dental Assistants and Lab Technicians

RachelleDental Assistant
Rachelle joined the NEDA team in July of 2019 as a registered dental assistant. Rachelle was born and raised in Waterford and loves living there with her family. In her free time she enjoys hiking and being outdoors with her dog Bo and finding new trails and waterfalls. Rachelle also likes to hang out with her cat Big Foot. When she can’t be outside she enjoys drawing and making art.
KatieDental Assistant
Katie has been a Dental Assistant for 6 years and joined the North East Dental Arts team in 2018. She graduated from Fortis Institute and lives in Erie.

Outside of work, Katie enjoys going to concerts, musicals and cheering on her favorite football team, the Miami Dolphins! Katie also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

RaeDental Assistant
Rae joined our team as a Dental Assistant in 2019 after completing her externship with North East Dental Arts. She graduated from Great Lakes Institute of Technology and is a great addition to our team. Rae is always eager to learn more about the dental field.

She lives here in North East and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and going kayaking.

MandiDental Assistant
Mandi Joined the North East Dental Arts team in 2020 with 7 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. She has become an excellent asset to our team. Oral surgery is her specialty so working with our extraction and implant dentist is her favorite.

Mandi lives in Erie with her husband Pat. They are getting ready to welcome a baby boy into their family! In her free time she enjoys crafting creativity and wedding planning. Her dream is to have a venue.

CharLab Technician
Char just joined the North East Dental Arts family as our in-house dental lab technician. She has 46 years of experience as a tech and owned her own dental laboratory for 33 years. She wanted a more flexible schedule so she joined our team and will be doing denture relines and repairs on site.
Born and raised in Erie, she enjoys watching her grandchildren playing sports and being outdoors.