Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our goal is to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office. Our team includes experienced and energetic people who work to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.
Our Hygienists are equipped with the latest technologies and instruments to provide the best possible care to our patients. They are certified in the most advanced education in identifying and treating periodontal disease. At McDowell Dental Group, each patient will receive comprehensive screenings to determine the optimal treatment plan to enhance or preserve their dental health. Our Hygienists are highly educated in Restorative Dentistry, TMD Dentistry, Occlusion, Periodontal Disease, Laser Therapy Treatment, and Oral Cancer Screenings.
Rosemary Albanese graduated with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Montgomery County Community College, Class of 1984. Rosemary began her Dental Hygiene career practicing in a periodontal office for 10 years before joining McDowell Dental Group in 1993. Rosemary enjoys advancing her knowledge of dentistry by continuing her dental hygiene education. She most recently attended the Advanced Technologies for Dental Hygiene course at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. By striving to learn more, Rosemary is able to assist patients with their overall health, by maintaining healthy teeth and gums. It has always been Rosemary’s goal to treat patients, while also educating patients about the strong correlations between patients overall body heath and their dental health. She has developed valued relationships with all of her patients. Rosemary was born and raised in the area, and has been married since 1987 and has one son. Rosemary understands the importance community and currently serves on the board of the Drueding Auxiliary for Homeless Women and Children and of the Huntingdon Valley Junior Women’s Club.
Wendi Murphy graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the Community College of Philadelphia’s Dental Hygiene Program at the top of her class. Wendi joined McDowell Dental Group in 1991. Over the years, Wendi has attended numerous continuing education courses advancing her knowledge in dental hygiene. She most recently attended the Advanced Technologies for Dental Hygiene course at the Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Studies. Wendi is proficient in assisting patients with their overall health, by maintaining healthy teeth and gums and can educate her patients about the strong correlation between patients overall body health and dental health. Wendi lives in Huntingdon Valley with her husband Jack and daughters Jaclyn and Sara. Wendi currently serves on the board of the Drueding Auxiliary Center for Homeless Women and Children and the Huntingdon Valley Junior Women’s Club.
EFDA/Dr. Garrett’s Assistant
Meghan started working with Dr. Garrett in 2014. She is a graduate of the Dental Assisting Program at BCCC. Meghan was accepted into Manor College’s EFDA(Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) program to expand her knowledge in dentistry. She graduated from Manor College in 2013 with an Associate of Science Degree. Meghan has furthered her education by attending the Advanced Dental Studies course at Las Vegas Institute for Implant integration. She looks forward to continuing her knowledge and education with McDowell Dental Group.
Dr. Gary’s Assistant
Tina graduatred from North-West College in Pomona, California. She is Radiology, CPR and CDA certified. Tina has furthered her education in multiple courses in neuromuscular, oral surgery for implants and office/patient management at the Las Vegas Institute for Dentistry. She has worked alongside Dr. Gary McDowell for 23 years. Tina is engaged and has a daughter, son and 2 granddaughters.
Dr. Ashley’s Assistant
A Lancaster County native, Keara moved to the Manayunk area in 2012. Keara is a graduate of the Dental Assistant Program at Reading Area Community College. She loves all aspects of assisting, especially creating a special rapport with patients. She is Radiology and CPR certified and has continued her education at the Las Vegas Institute for Dentistry. In her free time, Keara enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with friends and family.
Our Front Office Coordinators
Judy Pietro Zaffino
New Patient & Financial Coordinator
Judy has a degree in Finance and Marketing, and has extensive training in Public Relations. She makes sure our patients are comfortable and understand their treatment as well as assisting them with their financial arrangements. Along with the doctors, Judy will develop a comprehensive treatment plan that meets each patients needs. She is the friendly voice who will answer your phone call and is happy to make your experience at McDowell Dental Group one that you will not forget.
Beth’s specialty is providing dependable service and a quick response for our patients insurance needs. Her goal is to provide outstanding personalized care to each of our patients. She will work hand in hand with you to help better understand dental insurance benefits and maximize the reimbursement for covered procedures. Beth will work to provide clarity to the confusing world of dental insurance.