Richard Ruffalo, DMD
Originally from Mt. Washington, Pennsylvania, Dr. Ruffalo began his studies at St. Vincent College, earning his bachelor’s degree in Biology. He also studied physiology and received a master’s degree in education. He then taught biology for three years. Dr. Ruffalo’s experience with children primed him for his true calling: pediatric dentistry. He graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree, spent two additional years completing his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and taught the dental residency program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for two years. He opened his private practice in 1981.
A devoted member of the pediatric dental community, Dr. Ruffalo stays up-to-date through continuing education and membership with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Society of Dentistry for Children. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Ruffalo and his wife, Linda, have one son, Matthew, and two dogs whose loyal companionship they treasure. Active in the community, Dr. Ruffalo and Linda spend their free hours participating with local cultural-arts events and activities.
Molly E. Lanz, DDS
A Pittsburgh native, Dr. Lanz attended high school at Upper St. Clair before going on to Miami University of Ohio. She graduated from Ohio State University Dental School with her Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) degree, and then served as a contracted pediatric dentist for the US Army from 2002-2005. Before coming to our practice, Molly gained experience working with children and teens at a pediatric dental office in Beaver, Pennsylvania.
Passionate about dentistry and dedicated to excellence, Molly belongs to several professional associations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and she is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Lanz, her husband, and their first child (born in November of 2009) live in Peter’s Township. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Lanz enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking, and swimming. Other interests include all things Disney, reading, and family outings.
Michael Ledonne, DDS
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Courtney P. Uselton, DMD
Dr. Uselton grew up in Midway, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. While at the university, she was an active member of the Chi Omega Fraternity. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where she was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon honors fraternity. She earned her certificate in pediatric dentistry at the University of Florida in Naples. She is board-certified in her field, making her a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
She is a part-time clinical associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an active board member of the Pitt Dental Alumni Association.
Her associations include the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pennsylvania Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Northeastern Society of Pediatric Dentists and College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Her publications include “Fluoridated Community Water Knowledge and Opinion Among Hispanic Parents in Southwest Florida” and “Corpus Callosum Shape is Altered in Individuals with Non-Syndromic Cleft Lip and Palate”.
Outside of the office, Dr. Uselton loves to cook, garden and stay active with her family. She resides in North Strabane township with her husband, two sons, and two yorkie-poos.