Dental Treatment in a Spa Atmosphere

6502B Steubenville Pike Pittsburgh, PA 15205 - (412) 200-2614


The following are real testimonials from satisfied patients:

Great kind understanding dentist and staff! Nothing but good vibes and experience! Just had sedation dental procedure all went well. All employees are helpful and kind! Highly recommend this place.

Susan Cobiseno

Dr. Runco & Staff,

Now that all of my dental work has been completed, I just wanted to say a big thank you for all that you did for me.

Before I stepped into your office for the first time, I hadn't been to the dentist in 5+ years (pathetic, I know). But I finally realized that I had to get work done, so I Googled "sedation dentistry" and you were the first place that popped up. Your reviews were extrordinary and so many people vouched for the practice, I decided it was finally time to take the dive back into the proverbial dentist pool. I was really nervous, but as soon as I stepped into your office, you all made me feel comfortable and put me at ease. Which I didn't think was possible.

I was a huge wuss throughout the whole process and at no point did anyone make me feel bad about it. Everyone was extremely supportive and made the entire process smoother than I could have imagined. I never want to have 2 root canals, 4 fillings (and whatever else you guys did) done again, BUT - if for some reason I do need more work done in the future, I'd have absolutely no worries.

For the first time in my adult life, I plan on going to the dentist every 6 months. And this would have never happened if it weren't for all of you. If have confidence in my smile again and confidence that I can care for my teeth. That's a huge step and I can't adequately express my gratitude.

Thank you for all that you do; I'll be referring you to anyone who will listen!


I contacted the Pittsburgh Dental Spa to schedule an appointment to see what could be done about my teeth. I knew that it was unlikely I would have anything done, as I had been to 6 different dentists in the last three years. I have an anxiety disorder, and so my fears about going to the dentist became magnified in my mind. Every attempt I made at getting my teeth fixed was a failure. I would leave the office with promises of scheduling an appointment to return, and never would, or I would simply dart from the chair straight out the door. I was always in pain, sometimes with pressure and throbbing, other times with abscesses the size of golf balls. Still, I couldn't bring myself to have my teeth taken care of.

By the time I made my appointment with the Pittsburgh Dental Spa, I already knew that I would need two teeth extracted, a series of fillings, and at least two root canals. To be honest, the only reason I even made the appointment was because my husband put money into our Flex Spending Account at the beginning of the year, and we were at risk of losing it if we didn't use it.

Everyone at the office was extremely kind to me, even before they knew I was a runner. I was scared and anxious, but Elaine and Dr. Runco had a gentle (and humorous) touch when examining my mouth and developing a treatment plan. Much to my surprise and relief, Dr. Runco had decided that he would be able to fix one of the two teeth I expected would be extracted! I hated the idea of losing so many teeth at 25, so I was thrilled at the prospect of keeping it, especially since the last 3 dentists I went to said it needed to be pulled. I sat down with Elaine and created a treatment plan that satisfied both my fears, and my wallet. I left the office with prescriptions in hand for sedation, and an appointment for the following Monday to start my treatment plan. I was scared, but I knew I wanted and needed the work done, and I wouldn't find a better dental office with more caring people.

The morning of my dental work I was apprehensive, but the medication had taken the edge off. I was determined to go through with my treatment plans, and I trusted Teresa and Dr. Runco to take care of me. After taking the rest of my medication, I was pleasantly “out of it”, and I only recall little details like being covered with a blanket after stating I was cold, and Teresa letting me hold her hand while I fell asleep. When I woke up, my dental work was complete, my mouth was still numb and Teresa helped me out to my car, where my husband was waiting to take me home. I slept on and off for the rest of the day, and I was absolutely amazed that when I was awake, my mouth didn't hurt at all, even after the novocaine wore off!

If you read this and get nothing out of it, please know this: If you need dental work and you are afraid, ashamed or embarrassed; make an appointment with the Pittsburgh Dental Spa! The office is modern, inviting, and calming. The staff is amazing. I have never met a group of more competent, kind, and patient people in a dental or medical occupation. So do yourself a favor, and schedule an appointment, go and see! You owe it to yourself.


Dr. Runco, Elaine, Theresa & others,

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for giving Sean such a beautiful smile. This will change his life!

We appreciated your kindness and professionalism. You are a wonderful group of individuals. Dr. Runco, you have a great staff.


Pittsburgh Dental Spa
6502B Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 200-2614

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