Meet Dr. Havrilla
Meet the Team
Meet Karen: Front Desk and Administrative Coordinator
Karen, K1, everyone’s favorite front desk personality! Our dearest Karen, a Delco girl through and through, has been working in the dental field for as long as she can remember. During high school at Springfield, while completing her undergraduate degree at Temple, and even while working towards her Graduate Degree at St. Joes! She knows all the ins and outs of the dental world! Karen is also the Program Director of the Extra Mile Dental Study and has been for the past 25 years!
When Karen is not helping patients at Havrilla Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants, you can certainly find her either playing tennis, listening to her favorite artist- Amy Winehouse, spending time with her family and even snowshoeing up at her mountain house in the Poconos!
*Fun Fact- Karen's all-time favorite water sport is Kayaking!
Meet Karen: Hygienist
“K2” - A Peckville, Pa transplant (close to Scranton)! Karen, a gifted hygienist, has been practicing her skill for over 30 years! That’s pretty impressive, we’d say! She has a way of making her patients feel comfortable and relaxed in the hygiene chair, so much so that when they check out, they rave about how they cannot wait to come back to see her again!
Karen, however, is not just a master of her dental craft but is also a fitness teacher. She teaches a Barre class, “A ballet class that anyone can do!” When she is not cleaning teeth and keeping her students in tip-top shape, she is baking cookies (chocolate chips of course), catching up on sleep and watching her favorite movies while cuddling up with her precious pup, Casper (a beautiful white Golden Retriever)!
Meet Mari: Hygienist
Marinella, also known as Mari, has been working in the dental field for twenty-plus years! Mari’s willingness to continue her education and her desire to improve her skills year after year is only one of the many amazing traits that make her one of the best hygienists in the business, we think! Mari believes that to be an excellent hygienist you must also be honest and compassionate. Dental problems can affect many areas of a person's life and being in her hygiene chair you will be met with sensitivity! “I believe my greatest strengths are my ability to connect with people one-on-one and my hyper attention to detail”- Marinella
Nevertheless, Mari is so much more than a skilled hygienist; she is the proud mother of a beautiful little girl, an avid gardener and loves to explore nature! Mari loves watching action movies, such as Gladiator, and you can always catch her listening and singing along to Celine Dion!
*Fun Fact: Mari was born in Albania!
Meet Lisa: Billing Specialist
Lisa is Dr. Havrilla’s longest-serving employee. She has been with the Doc for twenty-two years! There is not much about Periodontics, general dentistry and dental insurance that Lisa doesn't know! She is considered a legend at the Havrilla Center front desk for her dental, insurance and billing knowledge; there is not a billing issue that she cannot figure out! Lisa even taught radiology at Camden County Community College! Although a Jersey girl at heart, Lisa resides in Delaware County with her husband, two children, and two adorable puppies! If you are ever looking for our master of finances outside of business hours, you can probably find her on her Peloton Bike or teaching a PiYo workout class jamming out to her favorite band of all time, Journey!
*Fun Fact: Lisa’s absolute favorite dessert of all time is chocolate chip pound cake! Yum!
Meet Paige: Supplies Coordinator
Paige has been lending a helping hand here at The Havrilla Center, along with Sami for quite some time. She and Sami, specialize in getting files in order and ensuring all hygiene rooms and goodie bags have been stocked and ready to hand to our patients after their visits! Paige loves spending time with her friends, relaxing, working out and lounging at the beach!
*Fun Fact: Paige’s first job ever was at Capriottis!
Meet Sami: Supplies Coordinator
Sami, a valued part-time employee at Havrilla Center, has been volunteering her Wednesday afternoons to ensure the office is well stocked and organized. She prides herself in making sure every patient has what they need in their dental goodie bag upon their departure! Sami is a beautiful person inside and out and has the unique ability to remember just about everything! On Sami’s days off she enjoys watching the music videos of her favorite artists such as; JLo, Machine Gun Kelly, Doja Cat and Gabby Barrett. She is a local of Garnet Valley and you can catch her hanging around GV’s local eateries or at the dog parks with her three fur babies; Jessi, Maddie and Buddy!
*Fun Fact: Sami’s favorite movie is The Little Mermaid!
Meet Ryanne: Front Desk
Ryanne is the newest face at the Havrilla Center front desk and also a fresh new face to the dental field! Growing up in Downingtown, PA, she graduated with honors from her hometown high school, Downingtown West, and received a bachelor's degree from West Chester University just a few years later. Currently, she is a resident of great Delaware County, where she lives with her fiancé (whom she is set to marry next fall!) and her two perfect doggies, Lewis (2) and Riley (5). Ryanne likes to think of herself as a self-proclaimed “award-winning” chef and loves to try new recipes and restaurants as often as she can!
Ryanne has been working the front desk role for just a few months; however, she has learned and adapted very quickly. Dentistry has always been one of her passions and is extremely excited to have found her perfect dental home with Dr. Havrilla and his staff!
*Fun Fact: Ryanne's first job ever was at Eckerd Pharmacy! Blast from the past, right?
Meet Agnes: Surgical Assistant
Agnes or as we at the office like to call her “Agi” joined our team over the summer of ’21 but has been in the dental field for over eleven years! She is extremely experienced and dedicated to making patients feel secure and tranquil from beginning to end. Our Agi is a native of Hungary, having lived in both Hungary and Bermuda before moving to the USA in 2004. While in Bermuda she learned the entire English language in just four years! In her spare time, Agi loves hiking with her doggie Josie, cooking, and venturing to local wineries and breweries! Anytime she can, Agi is hitting the road to experience new sites and adventures!
*Fun Fact: Agi’s also a CMT; Certified Massage Therapist!
Meet Stephen: Surgical Assistant
If you have ever been to Havrilla Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants within the last FOURTEEN years then you have probably seen Stephen at least once. Even as a little boy, Stephen has had a strong interest in healthcare- specifically dentistry. Stephen, a University of Scranton Alumni, completed his undergraduate and graduate degree in Healthcare Administration with honors! For the past several years, he has been volunteering his time to learn state of the art surgical assisting techniques that increase patient comfortability and reduce time in the surgery chair! Stephen, however, is not only one of our top employees here at Havrilla Center but is also an all-star skier, kayaker and mountain climber! His favorite spot is enjoying the fresh mountain air at his family's escape in the Pocono Mountains!
*Fun Fact: Stephen was only three years old when he learned to ski on his own! Pretty impressive!