You and your smile
Our team strives to provide each patient with the individualized care they require and deserve. From our carefully considered preventative care to our extensive restorative and cosmetic options, we provide everything you need to maintain the smile of your dreams. We also respect your time and budget, which is why we offer extended hours and flexible financing options to suit your needs.
So sit back, relax, and let us take care of you, your family, and your one-of-a-kind smiles.
and Great Partnerships
Meet Our Team
Dr. Troupe was raised in Punxsutawney, PA, and studied neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh before entering the School of Dental Medicine at Pitt. After dental school, he completed residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. During his residency program he worked alongside some of Pittsburgh’s best physicians, dentists and dental specialists, learning how to deliver advanced dental procedures and treat patients with complicated medical histories. Prior to starting Polished Dental Group, he practiced as an associate dentist in Shadyside and Highland Park. He has completed extensive continuing education at dental education centers around the country, including advanced training in placing and restoring dental implants, cosmetic reconstruction, full-mouth rehabilitation for the most complicated cases, Invisalign, extraction of third molars (wisdom teeth), and placement of Botox/dermal fillers, as well as many courses in business administration for dental practices.
Dr. Troupe started Polished Dental in downtown Pittsburgh in January of 2013, acquiring the practice of Dr. Michael Eisenberg. In 2014, the practice became Polished Dental Group, expanding to a second location in Churchill/Wilkins Township. In 2016, the practice expanded once again to the Morningside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. With three locations, multiple highly skilled dentists, and three complete teams with experienced office managers, dental assistants, and dental hygienists, Polished Dental Group provides comprehensive dental care to patients from all areas of the city and beyond.
Dr. Troupe’s vision for Polished Dental Group is to deliver a highly personalized dental experience, providing each patient with exceptional, unique attention and care. Dr. Troupe takes pride in ensuring that the practice uses the most state-of-the-art methods to diagnose and treat dental conditions, so that patients are educated and informed of their dental health and receive cutting-edge, minimally invasive dental care. The Polished Dental Group team works together with patients to create a comfortable environment where patients can embrace their oral health, have a seamless experience throughout their time at the practice, and feel confident and relaxed getting the care that they need. Polished Dental Group was created to provide the highest standards of today’s dentistry to our outstanding patients, who are treated for a lifetime.
Dr. Troupe is also deeply committed to community service, and has created multiple community service projects that engage the patients at Polished Dental Group in a way that benefits others. The practice has annual campaigns that help support the less fortunate and homeless, local animal shelters, and service people deployed around the world. Dr. Troupe has partnered with the Pittsburgh Pirates to develop the TeamSmile program, which is an annual event that provides free dental care to kids throughout Pittsburgh at a full-service dental clinic within PNC Park. In spring of 2019, Dr. Troupe completed the Pittsburgh Civic Leadership Academy, a training program offered by the mayor’s office that helps community leaders to become more engaged and active in city government and city operations.
Dr. Troupe is passionate about music, animals, and being an active citizen in the city of Pittsburgh. As a musician, he is a regular performer within the Pittsburgh music scene, and you may find him playing with his band at a venue or music festival around the city. He also collects vinyl records, and has a small collection of green (the color) guitars. He strongly supports rescuing animals and local animal shelters, and he has three adopted dogs, Olive, Baloo, and Ringo. He volunteers with numerous Pittsburgh organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, and has been partnered with his Little Brother for over eight years. He lives in Shadyside with his three puppies, and is often visited by his mother and father, Mary Jude and Joe, who live in Punxsutawney, and his sister, Sara, who is a clinical psychologist in the student health department at Carnegie Mellon.
Dr. Dave Rigatti was born and raised in McMurray, PA. He completed undergraduate studies at Robert Morris University where he earned a degree in Biology and was also a member of their Division l Men’s Ice Hockey Team. Dr. Rigatti then attended Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was initiated into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Upon graduation, Dr. Rigatti moved back to Pittsburgh to complete a general practice residency at Allegheny General Hospital. There he provided comprehensive care to patients with complex medical conditions, treated emergency and dental trauma, and collaborated with top medical and dental providers in the Pittsburgh area. Outside of practicing dentistry, he loves to spend time with his friends, family, and fiancé. He also enjoys going to the gym and golfing.
Dr. Kathryn Polin, soon to be Dr. Kathryn Dozzi, grew up in Shavertown, PA, a small town outside of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Immunology and Infectious Diseases, with minors in Biology and Microbiology. Dr. Polin worked as a dental assistant before beginning dental school at The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She then moved to the sweetest place on earth, Hershey, PA, to complete a one-year general practice residency program at the Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During her residency, she gained extensive exposure to complex dental procedures including dental implants, surgical extractions, and complex prosthodontic cases. While there, she learned to provide care to medically compromised patients, such as those undergoing cancer treatment and organ transplants. She loved providing care to our country’s veterans and gaining exposure to patients from various backgrounds. Throughout dental school and residency, Dr. Polin served as a fitness instructor at her local gym, and in her free-time, enjoys working out, traveling, attending Penn State football games, and most importantly, spending quality time with her fiancé and their puppy, Hank.
Dr. Gevony Williams has been practicing dentistry since 2005. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from West Virginia University. She began her dental career in Asheville, NC treating patients at the local health department under the direction of multiple dentists and an oral surgeon. While there, she was promoted to the position of Program Director and valued her time treating both children and adults alike. Dr. Williams also worked as an associate dentist for 5 years before owning her own practice in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. In 2018, Dr Williams settled in Pittsburgh with her husband Chris and son Dax, so they could be closer to their family. She has recently enjoyed taking multiple implant and facial cosmetic courses to further her education. Dr. Williams currently balances practicing dentistry and staying home with her young son. She loves being active, especially running and spinning, and is grateful to be relocated to Pittsburgh.
Dr. John McShane grew up in the South Hills. He completed his undergraduate degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Following school, he practiced in Pittsburgh and Greensburg for a year, and then moved to Denver, where he practiced for the next seven years. In 2019, Dr. McShane moved back to Pittsburgh to be close to his family. Outside of dentistry, Dr. McShane enjoys music, cycling, hiking with his dog, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Scott Gergelis was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology at SUNY Fredonia and went to University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, graduating in May 2020. After dental school, Dr. Gergelis moved to Syracuse, New York to complete a one-year general practice residency at Upstate Medical University and the Syracuse VA Dental Clinic, further strengthening his restorative, surgical, and prosthodontic skills. When Dr. Gergelis isn’t practicing dentistry, he enjoys going to concerts, playing music, spending time in nature, attempting to cook, and hanging out with his friends, family, and cat.
Maribeth is our Administration Manager. She is a native of Southwestern Pennsylvania and brings over three decades of dental office experience to our team. Her diverse experience has given her a unique perspective and ability to lend support to both the clinical and business office team. In her free time, Maribeth enjoys cooking for friends and family, projects around the house and taking walks with her shelter-rescued dog Reesie.
Ashley is our chief clinical coordinator and Dr. Troupe’s assistant. With almost 20 years of experience assisting dentists throughout the Pittsburgh area, Ashley’s attention to detail, along with a fervent desire to help you achieve your best smile possible, qualifies her to be a requested attribute of all three locations! She is currently pursuing her dreams of becoming a dentist, herself, as well as, raising her 13 years old son, Jeffrey.
Amber graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Hygiene in 2006 after working seven years as an oral surgery assistant. Amber teachers her patients how to prevent gum disease with a focus on helping patients to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime. She has been featured in Dental Hygiene magazine and is very thorough in both cleaning and diagnosing teeth.
Sherri graduated as the president of her hygiene class at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Hygiene in 2009. Prior to pursuing a career as a hygienist, she began working in the dental field as an assistant in 1996. She enjoys running around the office like she runs around the city with her jogging team. She is a great communicator, and enjoys educating her patients on how to maintain their teeth and restorations.
Carol is our clinical coordinator and chairside assistant with many years of experience in all areas of dentistry, including full mouth rehabilitation, orthodontics and surgery. She has extensive knowledge of dental materials, knows how to assist with the most modern procedures and helps to make our patients comfortable and relaxed at every visit.
Sam is our chief chairside dental assistant at the Morningside office. A native of the Alle-Kiski Valley, she has spent over 25 years working in the dental field. Sam focuses on making sure each patient is comfortable and relaxed to insure a pleasant dental experience.
Outside of the office she enjoys painting, going to the movies with her sons and fishing with her husband on Lake Erie.
Mary is a 2010 graduate of Westmoreland County Community College. She skillfully educates each patient on the value of preventing dental diseases. Mary takes great pride in establishing trust and rapport with each patient, and is attentive to every aspect of the care her patients receive. In her spare time, Mary enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, singing, and telling silly jokes so she can see you smile.
Carina is our office manager of our downtown location. She is a native of northeastern Pennsylvania and moved to Pittsburgh in 2013. She has been in dental the field for over 7 years, working in management and administrative roles. She strives to educate patients on the importance of their oral care and how to effectively utilize insurance benefits according to their needs. Outside of work Carina loves rooting for the Pittsburgh Penguins and enjoys spending time with her pets. She is an avid animal lover and enjoys volunteering her services at local shelters in the area.
Joe has a degree in photography and digital media from West Virginia University. He has been working as an administrator and small business manager for over ten years. He is currently pursuing a degree in ASL-English Interpreting. When not helping at the office, he serves as a live-in butler to a cat named Scully.
Keely has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She started as a dental assistant but her desire for dental health led her to further her education and become a dental hygienist. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene Science. Keely loves her career as a dental hygienist and is compassionate about giving patients a positive dental experience. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her son.
After retiring from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Jen joined the Polished Dental team as an assistant to the front desk in Morningside. She has over 15 years of dental office management experience, and she has most recently worked as a research coordinator at both UPMC and the School of Dental Medicine in the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics. Jen has degrees in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and in Leadership from Carlow University. She is an avid gardener, and she is a member of the Morningside Garden Club. She very much enjoys travel, particularly to New England to visit with her daughter and family. Jen resides with her cats, Skippy and Suki, and is a Morningside resident, just blocks away from the office.
Natalie is one of our Business Operations Managers, working out of all three of the Polished Dental locations. She is a native of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and she brings 20 years of dental experience to our team. Her expertise includes discussing and planning cosmetic dental cases, educating patients about modern dental treatments, managing patient insurance, creating financial arrangements, improving office operations, and enhancing the customer experience, all of which adds value for our patients and our team. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and stepson.
Molly is one of our phenomenal hygienists with over 6 years of experience in the dental field. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh and attended Westmoreland Community College in Youngwood, PA. She earned her degree from the Dental Hygiene program that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Molly is gentle but thorough when she cleans your teeth, and she is very knowledgeable about tooth whitening, so make sure to ask her how to make your smile brighter! In her free time she loves swimming and playing with her niece and nephew.
Megan is originally from Alabama (Roll Tide!), and she has now lived in Pittsburgh for a decade. Before joining the Polished Dental team, she was a dental assistant for ten years, working chairside at both the Pitt School of Dental Medicine and Allegheny General Hospital’s dental clinic. She recently completed her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Management at Point Park University in 2020 as part of her transition to the front desk. When she’s not at work, she spends her time knitting, reading, or hanging out with her husband Eric and their two dogs, Bama and Penny.