All professionals at Betar Dental & Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Donald J. Betar, Jr., graduated from Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School in 1985 and from Juniata College in 1989, with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. In 1993, he received his Doctorate Degree in Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.
Kayla received her diploma in Dental Assisting from the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center in May 2015 and received her license in Expanded Function Dental Assisting in December 2015. 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.
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. With her 8 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.
Dana is a 1990 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 1995 graduate of the School of Commerce. She has 18 years of experience as a medical secretary. Dana joined our Betar Dental team in August 2021. She utilizes her extensive medical experience to ensure all of our patients' accounts are accurate and up to date. Dana lives in Altoona and enjoys spending time with her family.
Nandi is a 2017 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. She holds a local anesthesia licenses along with being CPR certified. 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 a international dental hygienist and to travel to countries in need.
Derek is a 2019 graduate from Allegany College of Maryland. He joined our team in May 2020. Derek will provide a comfortable experience with his calm demeanor. He holds a local anesthesia license along with being CPR certified. Derek enjoys hockey, disc golf, anything outside, and spending time with his friends.
Jackie is a 2004 graduate of Allegany College of Maryland in the Registered Dental Hygiene program. She is also a 2016 graduate from the Conemaugh School of Nursing in the Registered Nursing program. Jackie joined Betar Dental in September 2021. Along with her multiple degrees, she is also CPR certified. Jackie strives to give her patients optimal oral care and ongoing dental education. She enjoys music, family and the great outdoors.
Kasandra received her diploma in 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 received her Expanded Function Dental Assistant license in 2020. Kasandra 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.
Randi received her diploma in Dental Assisting at the GACTC in May 2017 and her license in Expanded Function Dental Assisting in October 2017. Randi has been with Betar Dental since August of 2021. She is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania to take radiographs and CPR certified. Randi utilizes her skills along with providing all of our patients with a personable experience. She lives in Bedford, enjoys camping and being with friends & family.
Sydney is currently in the Dental Assisting program at the GACTC and will be graduating in August 2023. She plans to continue her dental journey after graduating high school. Sydney joined our team in June of 2022 and she brings a delightful smile to work every day. She is CPR certified. Sydney lives in Altoona and enjoys hockey, racing and spending time with her family and friends.
KateLynn is currently in the Dental Assisting program at the GACTC and will be graduating in August 2023. She plans to continue her dental education at the GACTC to become an Expanded Function Dental Assistant after graduation. KateLynn joined our team in June of 2022 and she utilizes her dental assistant education to provide patients with a pleasant experience. She is CPR certified. KateLynn enjoys hiking, fishing and reading books in her free time.
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Excellent dental practice. They are caring and professional. Betar dental attends to every detail and makes each patient feel like they are the only patient in the office!
I love Betar Dental. The technicians and doctors are compassionate and understanding I suffer a great deal of anxiety when seeing the dentist. They all tell me what they are doing and give me frequent breaks. I highly recommend.
Very thorough, patient and qualified.
Staff & Dentist were great! My son fell on the playground and I was concerned about his teeth. They examined him and addressed my concerns without hesitation.
They are fantastic with kids here. If you have a young first time patient or maybe a child who is a bit nervous? This will put them right at ease.