Dental Treatment
in a spa atmosphere
by Dr. Tim Runco

 

6502B Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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

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

For the past 20 years, my experience includes complete general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry. I have formal training in Lumineer placement (cosmetic veneers) as well as sedation dentistry. I 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. I have been told, however, that my biggest asset is my chair side manner and compassion towards the anxious, frightened patient.

Dr. Runco with his three German Shepherds: Carlos Santana, Dean Martin and Stevie NicksFor the past four years, Pittsburgh Dental Spa has been an exceptional dental practice with a focus on customer service. I create treatment plans for each patient that are customized for that persons individual needs. Whether it be some type of sedation, special financial options or a gentle touch, I know from experience that most dental patients have particular “special needs”. I indulge 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 I started Pittsburgh Dental Spa. I follow my patients’ progress year after year and develop strong relationships.

On a personal note, I enjoy golf, exercising at the local gym, swimming, movies, and spending time with my three German Shepherds: Carlos Santana, Dean Martin and Stevie Nicks and my Persian cat named Mick Jagger.

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 Rolison, RDH - Office Director

Elaine Rolison, RDH

Office Director
Carmen Gingerella - Treatment Coordinator

Carmen Gingerella

Treatment Coordinator
Ann Ehlinger - Treatment & Financial Coordinator

Ann Ehlinger

Treatment & Financial Coordinator
Brian Fuss, EFDA - Dental Assistant

Brian Fuss, EFDA

Dental Assistant
Lauren Jackson, EFDA - Dental Assistant

Lauren Jackson

Dental Assistant
Joni Timczyk, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Joni Timczyk, RDH

Dental Hygienist
Morgan Carroll - Front Desk Coordinator

Morgan Carroll

Front Desk Coordinator
Teresa DePascale, RDH - Dental Hygienist

Teresa DePascale, RDH

Dental Hygienist
Denise Morante, EFDA - Dental Assistant

Denise Morante, EFDA

Dental Assistant