Dr. J.E. Miceli
Dr. Ryan D. Blanc
Dr. Blanc was born and raised in West Virginia. He completed his undergraduate studies at West Virginia University in 2000, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Blanc decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a dentist. In 2004 Dr. Blanc graduated from West Virginia University with a Doctor of Dental Science degree. While attending dental school in Morgantown, Dr. Blanc met his wife, Nicole, in the dental clinic as she was studying to become a Dental Hygienist.
After graduation Dr. Blanc worked in Washington, PA at Katsur Dental until he moved to Erie, PA in November 2004 to be with his fiancée, Nicole, an Erie native.
In 2008 Dr. Blanc and Dr. Miceli obtained ownership of West Ridge Family Dental. Dr. Blanc had the following to say about his dental philosophy, " It does not have to be pain and misery at the dentist. Fear is usually of the unknown. This is why sitting down and educating patients on their dental concerns is the first step in treating the patient. By treating someone comprehensively you are able to help them understand what is going on in their mouth and how it is effecting their oral and systemic health. Only then can you make an informed decision to attain, and maintain excellent overall health. Everyone is different and no two mouths are alike. Compassion and attention to detail is needed when helping someone achieve their dental goals, whether it be to chew more effectively or smile with confidence."
Ryan has been married to his wife Nicole for 11 years. They have three children, Ella, Joseph and Joshua.
In his free time Ryan enjoys the outdoors, fishing, Mountaineer football and basketball and spending time with his family.
Angela has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 24 years. She started working with Dr. Blanc in May 2014. Angela enjoys spending time with her family and camping.
Darlene has worked in the dental field since 1973. She started working at our office in 1992 as Dr. Anthony Alleruzzo's Dental Assistant. She is currently one of the receptionists at the front desk. When Darlene and her husband aren't busy hugging and kissing their grandchildren, they enjoy riding their Harleys.
Denise has been a Certified Dental Assistant her entire career. She has been working with Dr. John Miceli since 2004. Denise and her husband have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Denise works to support her Disney habit!
Jessica has been in the dental field for 10 years. She graduated from Tri-State Business Institute's Dental Hygiene program and has been practicing Dental Hygiene for 5 years. She is also a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Jessica joined our office in October 2015 as a Part-Time Dental Hygienist and is very excited and eager to meet our wonderful patients! She enjoys all areas of Dentistry and loves making her patients feel comfortable with visiting the dentist.
In Jessica's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 7-year old son and boyfriend. They spend most of their summer enjoying the outdoors, going camping, bike riding, visiting Waldameer and spending time with their extended families. Jessica is looking forward to a lengthy future with West Ridge Family Dental!
Julie has been a Dental Assistant for the last 24 years.. She has been employed with our dental family for the past 14 years. Julie is married and has one daughter. When not at work, Julie enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.
Karen has been practicing Dental Hygiene in our office since 2000. She enjoys her work and getting to know the patients. When not at work, Karen enjoys horticulture, animals and spending time with her family and friends.
Laurie has been a member of the West Ridge Family Dental team since December 1998. She began at the front desk and as a Dental Assistant prior to becoming a Dental Hygieist. Laurie earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Erie Community College in Williamsville, NY in 2001. She has been a Full-Time Hygienist since graduating.
Laurie's favorite part of her profession is getting young people interested and enthusiastic about oral hygiene. Every February during Dental Health month, Laurie travels to different classrooms to educate children on the proper way of taking care of their teeth. Also, Laurie loves working at West Ridge Family Dental because of all of the bonds and relationships she has formed with her patients over the years.
When not working, Laurie and her husband are having a blast raising their three children and puppy! Enjoying life and feeling Blessed!
Marcia has been a Full-time Dental Hygienist for 20 years, most of which have been in our office.
Mary started working with Dr. Anthony Alleruzzo as a Dental Assistant in 1989. Presently, and for the past 24 years, she has worked in our office as a receptionist. Her interests outside of the office include cooking, gardening and music. Most importantly she enjoys spending time with her family!
Melissa has been working Part-time at West Ridge Family Dental since 2014. She earned her degree in 2014 from Fortis Institute, where she was President of her class. Melissa has been a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association since 2013. She is also licensed to administer local anesthetics.
Melissa is married with three children. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends and staying active. Melissa proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 2002-2008 and is a combat veteran.
Megan attended Fortis Institute in 2013 and became a certified Dental Assistant. She completed her externship at West Ridge Family Dental in May 2014 and became a part of the team working Full-time upon graduation. Megan works both chair side and in the front office. She is experienced in all aspects of the front office, including insurance and scheduling. When Megan is not working she is enjoying her time with her family.
Shannon graduated from Dental Hygiene school in 2001 from Lake Washington College in Kirkland, WA. She moved to PA in 2009 and started working Part-time at West Ridge Family Dental in 2010. Since October 2015 she has been a Full-time Dental Hygienist in our office.
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University in 2004. She fills in as a Dental Hygienist as needed in the office, but spends her career as a stay at home - working mother to her and Dr. Blanc's 3 children, handling the office billing, insurance and patient accounts.