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Meet the Staff

  • Kayla Updike
    Office Manager/Dental Assistant

    Kayla received her diploma in Dental Assisting from the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center in May 2015 and has since received her license in Expanded Function Dental Assisting. She has been with Betar Dental since November 2015, in addition to providing great EFDA care she is also utilizing her administrative skills at our front desk. Kayla is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania to take radiographs. She is also certified in CPR.

    Kayla lives in Altoona, and she enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends.

  • Kaylie McMullen
    Front Office/Surgical Assistant

    Kaylie graduated in 2016 from Mount Aloyisus College with an Associate degree in Surgical Technology.  She joined Betar Dental's staff in May of 2016.  Kaylie's surgical skills are utilized during dental surgeries, but you can also see her in the front office where she is happy to greet you with a smile. Kaylie is certified in CPR.

    Kaylie lives in Altoona and enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Rachael Emenhiser
    Front Office

    Rachael is a 2006 graduate of Tyrone Area High School. She joined Betar Dental in April 2017, where she utilizes her administrative skills in our front office as the Surgical Coordinator. With her 3 years of experience as a medical receptionist, she will make your visit to our office a pleasurable experience. Rachael lives in Altoona, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

  • Cassey Newberry
    Dental Assistant

    Cassey is a 1997 graduate of Altoona Area High School and the Dental Assisting Program at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center. She has been with Betar Dental since March 2017. In September 2013, Cassey became a state licensed Expanded Function Dental Assistant. This enables Cassey to provide expanded duties that will have you leaving with a smile every time. Cassey lives in Altoona with her two daughters. She enjoys watching her youngest daughter compete at karate tournaments, shopping with her oldest daughter, & spending time with family and friends.

  • Nandi Meade
    Dental Hygienist

    Nandi is a recent graduate from West Virginia University where she received a B.S. in dental hygiene. She joined our team in August 2017. Nandi loves to educate her patients about the importance of their oral health. She utilizes her skills to ensure our patients receive the best dental care possible. Nandi was born and raised in Altoona and enjoys reading, working out, and shopping in her free time. She hopes to one day work as international dental hygienist and to travel to countries in need. 

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