Dental Treatment in a Spa Atmosphere

6502B Steubenville Pike Pittsburgh, PA 15205

(412) 200-2614

About Us

Pittsburgh Dental Spa is a state-of-the-art facility focused on delivering quality dentistry in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. The dental chairs are also massage chairs with three different massage patterns and two heating levels. In each operatory, the reclined patient will notice a ceiling-mounted flatscreen T.V. directly above them for their use during their procedure. Watching television during treatment can be a welcome distraction for many patients.

Dr. Tim Runco

Dr. Tim Runco

Dr. Runco was raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School. He went on to Penn State and received a B.S. degree in Biology and graduated in 1981 with high honors. He earned a D.M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Runco's experience includes complete general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry. He has formal training in Lumineer placement (cosmetic veneers) as well as sedation dentistry. He have become very proficient with dental implants and full mouth reconstruction (root canals, bridges, fillings) with the use of sedation so that all these procedures are done in one visit. Dr. Runco has been told, that his biggest asset is his chair side manner and compassion towards the anxious, frightened patient.

Since 2011, Pittsburgh Dental Spa has been an exceptional dental practice with a focus on customer service. He creates treatment plans for each patient that are customized for that person's individual needs. Whether it be some type of sedation, special financial options or a gentle touch, Dr. Runco knows from experience that most dental patients have particular “special needs”. He indulges each and every patient to that end. This type of care is very difficult to deliver in a large dental chain clinic atmosphere. In a nutshell, this is why he started Pittsburgh Dental Spa. Dr. Runco follows his patients’ progress year after year and develops strong relationships.

On a personal note, Dr. Runco enjoys golf, exercising at the local gym, swimming, movies, and spending time with Carlos Santana, Dean Martin and Stevie Nicks, his three German Shepherds, and Mick Jagger, his Persian cat.

Dr. Justina Kelly

Dr. Justina Kelly

Dr. Kelly was born and raised in southwestern PA in the town of Elizabeth. Growing up with a pharmacist and nurse as parents, Dr. Kelly was exposed to the medical field at an early age. In fact, at Dr. Kelly’s preschool graduation, she announced that she wanted to become a dentist! Twenty two years later that dream became a reality when she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Kelly commissioned as a Captain in the US Army. She served her 4 year commitment as a general dentist and officer at Fort Drum, NY. Though Dr. Kelly enjoyed the opportunities and experiences that the Army had to offer, she longed to be back in Pittsburgh with family and friends. She moved back to Pittsburgh in April of 2019 and currently lives in the South Hills with her husband (Chuck), son (Chuck), and cat (Carl).

Dr. Kelly loves meeting and talking with patients. She always hopes that she has eased any anxieties and helped the patient to have a good experience. She enjoys expanding her dental knowledge with frequent continuing education courses. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Dental Society of Western Pennsylvania.

When Dr. Kelly is not in the office, she loves to spend time with both Chucks, Carl, family, and friends. She loves to read, catch up on reality tv shows and Hallmark movies, run, and bake.

Our Staff

The most valuable amenity at Pittsburgh Dental Spa is the compassionate, experienced and talented staff that I have handpicked from my over 20 years practicing dentistry in the Pittsburgh Area.

Elaine, Business Manager and Registered Dental Hygienist

Elaine

Business Manager and Registered Dental Hygienist
Ann, Front Desk Coordinator

Ann

Front Desk Coordinator
Morgan, Treatment Coordinator

Morgan

Treatment Coordinator
Carmen, Financial and Treatment Coordinator

Carmen

Financial and Treatment Coordinator
Teresa, Registered Dental Hygienist

Teresa

Registered Dental Hygienist
Joni, Registered Dental Hygienist

Joni

Registered Dental Hygienist
Annie, Registered Dental Hygienist

Annie

Registered Dental Hygienist
Brian, Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Brian

Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Brandy, Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Brandy

Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Lauren, Clinical Coordinator and Dental Assistant

Lauren

Clinical Coordinator and Dental Assistant