Dental Staff


All professionals at Thomas S. DeSantis, DMD 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. Thomas DeSantis
Dentist serving South Hills, Upper St. Clair, and Bethel Park, PA

Dr. Thomas DeSantis

Dr. DeSantis has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry in the South Hills of Pittsburgh since 1984. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1984.

Dr. DeSantis is committed to lifelong learning and continuing education. He is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Pittsburgh Academy of Dentistry. He earned a prestigious Fellowship Award in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). He served three terms as both Program Chair and President of the Pittsburgh Academy of Dentistry. He has been selected by his peers as a “Top Dentist” for Pittsburgh Magazine.

A native of Baltimore, Dr. DeSantis has lived in Upper St. Clair since 1970. He is an active member of St. Thomas More Parish. He and his wife Shelley are the proud parents of Dan, Emily and Lauren. They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. Other activities include travel, tennis, cycling and of course the Steelers!


Lisa H. / Office Manager / Dental Assistant

Lisa H. graduated from the Median School for Dental Assisting in 1984. She has had the pleasure of watching the office grow over the years, since she has been a member of the team since 1985. Besides enjoying her job, Lisa and her husband enjoy traveling. Her other hobbies include gardening, bowling and spending time with her 2 dogs.

Lori B. / Dental Assistant

Lori B. graduated from the Median School for Dental Assisting. Lori enjoys spending time with her family in her free time.

Steph J. / Dental Assistant

Steph J. graduated from the Bradford School with an Associates Degree in Dental Assisting in 2010. She enjoys rooting for her Pittsburgh sports teams, outdoor activities and traveling as much as possible.

Shannen P. / Dental Hygienist

Shannen P. graduated from West Liberty University with a bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family & coaching her traveling basketball team.

Gigi W. / Dental Hygienist

Gigi W. graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1979 from Fairleigh Dickinson University. When Gigi is not at work she loves spending time with her family. She also loves gardening and traveling.