Kayla UpdikeEFDAOffice Manager/Expanded Function 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 McMullenCSTFront 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 EmenhiserSurgical Coordinator
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.
Jammie McDonaldFront Office
Jammie is a 1997 graduate of Central High School. She joined the Betar Dental staff in May of 2018. You'll see her at the front window where she is happy to greet you with a smile. She is a mother of two, and she loves spending time with her family. Jammie & her family enjoy micro farming.
Nandi MeadeRDHDental 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.
Carrie HelselRDHDental Hygienist
Carrie is a 1999 graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College, where she received an Associates degree in dental hygiene. In 2015, Carrie received her local anesthesia license at the Westmoreland County Community College. She joined our team in February 2018. Carrie loves motivating patients by educating them on how to better care for their teeth and gums. Nothing makes her happier than seeing improvements from one visit to the next. Carrie is a native of the Harrisburg area where she was born & raised. She moved to this area and is married with 3 daughters.
Brooke LansberryEFDAExpanded Function Dental Assistant
Brooke 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 June 2018. Brooke utilizes her EFDA skills by putting you at ease for all your dental needs. She is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania to take radiographs, also certified in CPR. Brooke enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.
Kasandra VazquezEFDAExpanded Function Dental Assistant
Kasandra received her diploma in Expanded Function Dental Assisting from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus in May 2010. She has been with Betar Dental since April 2018. Kasandra is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania to take radiographs and certified in CPR. She was born & raised in Puerto Rico and speaks fluent English & Spanish. Our office has a diverse patient base, and Kasandra's bilingual abilities make a pleasurable experience for everyone. She enjoys going on road trips with her husband, cooking puerto rican food, and painting her nails.