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We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs.

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide unparalleled service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and certifications, and years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Danae Hudzina, RDH, BS

Danae graduated in 1998 from Harcum College with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She received the Warner Lambert Award for the student who exemplified the most professional growth and excellence in the field of dental hygiene.

Danae graduated from West Chester University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science/Dental Hygiene. She has been a licensed registered dental hygienist for 18 years and a part of the Welcome Dental team for 5 years. She resides in the borough of West Chester with her husband, Tom, and her three boys.

Jenna Painter, RDS, BS

Jenna graduated from Harcum College with an Associate’s in Dental Hygiene in 1998. She graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2002. She has been working clinically as a dental hygienist since 1998. In May of 2003, she joined the Welcome Dental team full time.

Jenna lives in Oxford with her husband and son. She is expecting a daughter in August 2016. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Ro C. DiFerdinand, RDH, DHA, BS

Ro has been a full-time member of our team since 2014. She came to us with 31 years of clinical experience. Ro is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1985) with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She was a class valedictorian and was inducted into the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Society.

In 2014, Ro received the Alumni Award for Professional leadership from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She also completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene Education at Thomas Jefferson University in 1987.

Ro is licensed in the administration of local anesthesia, and currently teaches in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Ro resides in Media with her husband, James. They enjoy Phillies games and following the other local sports teams. Ro plays in the bell choir at church and sings in the choir at St. Mary Magdalen Church.

Ali Crooks, RDH, DHA, BS

Ali graduated from West Chester University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science / Education. She graduated from Harcum College in 2016 as part of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.

She also received the Colgate STAR Award for compassion in patient care, enthusiasm for community service and dedication to and enjoyment of the profession of Dental Hygiene.

Ali lives in West Chester with her husband and two dogs.