Welcome to our office! Our entire team is looking forward to meeting you
and helping your family have the healthy smiles that you deserve.
Dr. Adam B. Highberger, D.D.S.
Dr. Adam B. Highberger is one of three dentists at East Market Family Dental. His father, Dr. Bruce C. Highberger, started the practice in 1980. Dr. Adam went to Penn State University for his bachelor's degree, where we also competed on the Men's Basketball team for four years. He completed his dental training at West Virginia University, where he graduated at the top of his class. While in dental school, he met his wife and fellow dentist, Dr. Christina M. Highberger. Following graduation, Dr. Adam completed a one-year residency at the VA Dental Clinic in Pittsburgh, where he received additional training with extractions, implants, root canals, dentures and other aspects of general dentistry. He was also trained on new dental technology and is excited to bring the experience back to serve his patients.
He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, and is actively continuing his dental education to stay current with techniques and materials. In his spare time, Dr. Adam enjoys the outdoors (hunting, fishing, camping), playing golf, and spending time with his wife, twin boys, Weston and Greyson, and daughter Arie (pictured above). He is currently accepting new patients, and looks forward to meeting you and taking care of all your dental needs!
Dr. Christina M. Highberger, D.D.S.
Dr. Christina M. Highberger is one of three dentists at East Market Family Dental. She completed her undergraduate studies at West Virginia University. Based on academic merit, Dr. Christina was admitted into dental school at WVU one year early and graduated with honors. Dr. Christina met her husband and fellow dentist Dr. Adam Highberger while in dental school. She worked under the mentorship of her father-in-law, Dr. Bruce C. Highberger, following dental school and is excited to serve the patient base in Indiana and Westmoreland counties. Dr. Christina loves to work with children and apprehensive patients to deliver great dental care in a caring and efficient manner.
She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry and is very active in continuing education courses to keep her dental skillset current with new techniques and materials. Born and raised in Huntington, WV, Dr. Christina enjoys spending time with family - husband, twin boys, Weston and Greyson, and daughter Arie - and friends, exercising, and being outdoors. She is currently accepting new patients and is excited to meet you and your family!
Dr. Marco L. Pilotta, D.M.D.
Dr. Marco L. Pilotta is one of three dentists at East Market Family Dental and the newest member of the team! Dr. Marco went to the University of Pittsburgh for his undergraduate bachelor degree in Neuroscience. While in undergrad, he performed worldwide with a renowned choir known as the Heinz Chapel Choir. Dr. Marco stayed at the University of Pittsburgh for 4 more years and completed his dental DMD degree at the School of Dental Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Pilotta completed an intensive General Practice Residency program at the VA Medical Center where he received additional training in the area of root canals, implant therapy, dentures, extractions and periodontal procedures. He is a member of both the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, and devotes many hours to continuing education to expand the services he offers to his patients.
When you call our office, you will initially communicate with Jodie, the practice’s office manager. We understand the world of dental insurances can often be very confusing, and Jodie will spend time making sure you understand what your benefits offer and how to maximize them in our practice.
A graduate of WCCC and Kaplan University, Jodie loves making your dental experience as smooth as possible administratively. Outside of work, Jodie enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking delicious meals, and volunteering for her church and local animal shelter.
Tonia is the full time hygienist at EMFD. During each of your cleaning appointments, Tonia takes pride in providing quality and gentle patient care. Tonia continues to advance her knowledge in hygiene and periodontal therapy through continuing education and always enjoys meeting new people to help achieve their dental goals. She has completed additional training to obtain her certification to give local anesthesia to patients in a pain free manner!
Tonia lives locally in Blairsville with her husband, Cody, and their two daughters, Kendal and Eva. She loves spending time with her family and also enjoys the outdoors. Call today to schedule your first cleaning with Tonia!
Nikki, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, works as a dental hygienist at East Market Family Dental. With over 20 years experience in the dental field, Nikki strives to provide thorough dental assessments and very gentle cleanings during your appointment at our practice. Her ultimate goal is to improve both our patients’ inner and outer smiles.
A Derry native, Nikki also has a degree in Animation and operates her own art business. Nikki enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, where they are all very active in the Derry community volunteering at the school, supporting education, athletics, music, and the Derry Area Historical Society. She loves coaching her two children, traveling, and doing artwork in her spare time.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
D'Lynne is an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) who received extensive training to help place fillings, make temporary crowns, take impressions, among many other aspects of dentistry. With over 20 years in the dental field, D'Lynne brings much experience to our family of patients. She loves serving her patients every day and loves to see people smile after a dental appointment.
In her spare time, D'Lynne enjoys spending time with her family, visiting the beach, and hanging out with friends. She is excited to meet you and make your next dental experience a great one!
Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Kate is one of our Expanded Duties Dental Assistants (EFDA) at East Market Family Dental. As an EFDA, Kate completed an advanced program that gave her ample training to expand her role as a dental assistant, including fabricating temporary crowns, placing and polishing dental fillings, as well as many other advanced tasks. She loves working with patients to try to make their dental experience as stress free as possible.
In her spare time, Kate loves spending time with her family and friends, skiing, and being outdoors. She is excited to meet you and your family during your next dental appointment!
While having dental work done, you will meet one of our dental assistants, Carol. With 20 years of experience in the dental field, Carol enjoys interacting with our patients and making their experience as comfortable as possible.
Carol has two boys, both of whom she enjoys spending quality time with. She loves being outdoors and enjoys spending time and holidays with her extended family.