Meet the Staff

Meet our Hygienists !


Dena joined our team in 2019.  She is very kind and gentle and takes pride in educating our patients on the proper way to take care of their teeth at home.   She loves getting to know our dental family and enjoys exercising, traveling and spending time with her family.   


Claudia began working with our team in 2018 a temporary hygienist but in 2020 we talked her into working with us more regularly!  She loves traveling, spending time with her family enjoys all the experiences the Lehigh Valley has to offer. 


Deb became a member of our hygiene team in 2023.  Although she is new to our practice she is not new to dentistry! Deb has been in the field for many years after leaving her first career as a teacher.  She has worked as a dental assistant,  EFDA (Expanded Function Dental Assistant), teacher at a dental assisting school and hygienist.  She is very passionate about educating our patients about their dental health.  She keeps both her Hygiene and EFDA licenses to best serve our patients.  

Meet our Front Office Team!


Alexis loves working as a dental assistant and front desk receptionist for our office. In our office she takes pride in learning about everyone's dental benefit and helps our patients maximize them as needed.     Although Alexis began working with our team in 2020, she has been working in the field since 2004.  She loves spending time with her husband and daughter.  She also has a passion for health and nutrition. 


Mindy has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She joined our team in 2022 as our front desk coordinator and has extensive dental knowledge needed to arrange care for our patients.   Mindy loves camping, crafting, sports and gardening.  

Meet our Assistant!


Melissa has been our dental assistant since Dr. Risley took over the practice from her father in 2008.   After 15 years of assisting Dr. Risley chairside, Melissa earned her dental license as an EFDA (Expanded Function Dental Assistant).  With this license she expanded her role in our office by being able to place dental fillings, temporize teeth, place sealants, polish teeth and give fluoride treatments.   Melissa enjoys scrapbooking, camping, kayaking, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family.  Melissa loves seeing all our patients and watching the families grow over the years.

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