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Dr. Bobbie Lee Hawranko, DMD

Dr. Bobbie Lee Hawranko, DMD, dentist Pittsburgh, PA

A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Bobbie Lee Hawranko has been practicing dentistry for over thirty years. Her passion for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry, along with her love for the city, led her to create her two state-of-the-art dental offices in Pittsburgh. Here, she brings high-end general dentistry along with the latest dental technology to her patients at UPMC Mercy and UPMC Shadyside.

Professionally, Dr. Hawranko also sits on an array of dental and medical boards where she can expand her expertise and help foster growth to the next generations of practitioners. With one of her office's positioned near UPMC Shadyside Hospital campus, Dr. Hawranko has been able to help direct and implement new protocols for oral hygiene with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center's Oncology Patients. She also is on the UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team working closely to bring dentistry further into the hospital system to allow for continuity to patient’s whole-body care.

When not in the city, Dr. Hawranko calls Sarver home where she holds many hobbies. She is an organic gardener, a fabulous cook, a lover of baking, and tends to her honeybees. She loves the arts and stays involved in The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Most importantly, she is a mother to her two children Rachel and Robbie.

"We have earned our leadership reputation within the dental community by providing a natural approach to dentistry that is built upon an emphasis of being continually educated on the latest techniques, materials, and technology. Our experience and determination has led us to be on the forefront of biodentistry."

- Dr. Bobbie Lee Hawranko

Dr. Jacqueline E. Sumzin, DDS

Dr. Jacqueline E. Sumzin, DDS, general and cosmetic dentist Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Jacqueline E. Sumzin joined the practice in the summer of 2020, when she moved to Pittsburgh from her hometown of Brooklyn NY. She studied Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Pace University where she received her Bachelor's degree.

Dr. Sumzin then attended New York University College of Dentistry where she received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery. During her time at NYU, she conducted research on Dental Anxiety and was also chosen for an honors program at the NYU Dentistry Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities.  

Following dental school, Dr. Sumzin completed a competitive Residency program in Brooklyn, NY. This program focused on restorative dentistry, implantology and endodontics. 

Currently, Dr. Sumzin lives in Pittsburgh’s Strip District with her husband. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking and spending time with family and friends. 

Dr. Sumzin is excited to help you meet all your dental needs!

Dr. Lauren Kennedy, DMD

Dr. Lauren Kennedy, DMD, Pittsburgh, PA general dentist

Dr. Lauren Kennedy is a life-long “yinzer,” and was raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. After graduating from Chartiers Valley High School, Dr. Lauren attended Washington & Jefferson College and earned a B.A. in psychology. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where she received her doctoral degree in Dental Medicine. With a background in psychology, Dr. Lauren values the positive impact a healthy mouth can have on a person’s quality of life, both orally & mentally.

 Dr. Lauren strives to provide a dental experience that is comfortable, reassuringly pleasant, and relaxed. She takes the time needed to ensure excellent, appropriate care and prides herself on integrity. In a continually evolving field, Dr. Lauren is committed to staying current with new practices, procedures & technology. 

 In her free time, Dr. Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband, Pat, family & friends, trying new restaurants in the city, and traveling. She loves animals—especially her adopted Maine Coon cat, Kiki—and is a big fan of reality TV.

Dr. Lauren is back with the practice after welcoming a new baby girl to her family!

Dr. Michael Toro, DMD

Keep a look out for his bio, coming soon!

Dr. John Powe, DDS, MS, Periodontist

John Powe, DDS, MS holds a Master's Degree in Anatomy and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Howard University in Washington DC. Dr. Powe taught Anatomy for 6 years at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), affectionately known as the Military Medical School in Bethesda, MD.  His love of Anatomy and Surgery led him to complete an Internship year in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Powe used his skills in private practice by providing surgical care throughout New York and Connecticut, performing over 38,000 extractions, predominantly wisdom teeth. His desire to offer patients the highest level of comfort led him to complete a Dental Anesthesiology residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  As one of only 9 programs in the United States and Canada that train a dentist to be an Anesthesiologist, Dr. Powe was one of only two residents selected.  Dr. Powe then completed his Periodontal and Implant Surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Powe has continued his education to stay in the forefront of patient care earning certifications in Botox and Derm Fill, Wilckodontics, Chao Pinhole Surgery, as well as Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Powe is the only Dual Specialty Trained Periodontist/Implantologist and Dental Anesthesiologist in the Tri-State area and one of only a handful of Doctors in the World to have achieved this honor.  Dr. Powe is passionate about Volunteering, providing Surgical and Anesthesia care during Mission trips to Guyana and Jamaica as well as The Mission of Mercy.

As the son of two Air Force officers, Dr. Powe is no stranger to travel but looks to call Pittsburgh home. Dr. Powe is the proud husband of Dr. Paula Powe, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC's Western Psychiatric Hospital, and consummate #Girldad to his greatest blessings Kaelynn and Rylee. Dr. Powe loves sports, traveling with his family and is an avid outdoorsman.

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