Robinson Township Smiles
Welcome to Robinson Township Smiles! Dr. Rupert and the entire team at Robinson Township Smiles is dedicated to meeting your needs and caring for you in the same way we would care for our own families. We provide exceptional, family-oriented dental care in a warm and relaxing environment. At RTS we are committed to providing the high-quality, personalized dental care that you and your family deserve. Having a healthy mouth and smile is a wonderful asset and we want you to enjoy it for a lifetime!
Meet Our Team
Ryan Rupert, DMD
Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, Dr. Ryan Rupert graduated from Keystone High School in Knox, PA. After high school, Dr. Rupert attended Washington & Jefferson College where he graduated cum laude and earned a Bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology.
Dr. Rupert’s interest in dentistry first arose because of extensive dental work he underwent while in high school and college. He wanted to bring his personal understanding to the field so he could help other people in the same situation.
“I was congenitally missing ten teeth, and I had to go through two rounds of braces and get six dental implants by my freshman year of college,” Dr. Rupert says. Although Dr. Rupert initially entertained the thought of becoming a medical doctor, one day, during a regular visit, his childhood dentist suggested he become a dentist and, as Dr. Rupert says, “a light went on.” He began shadowing his dentist to learn more about the field and soon knew it was his calling.
His excellent performance as an undergraduate student allowed him to earn a professional dental scholarship to the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine. Dr. Rupert earned his DMD and received the Gilbert N. Robin Continuing Education Scholarship Award which is presented to “a graduating student who has demonstrated dedication in the quest for continuing professional excellence.”
Following his schooling, Dr. Rupert completed an elective one year General Practice Residency at Allegheny General to further his knowledge and skills prior to entering private practice.
Despite the enormity of running his own practice, Dr. Rupert has not sacrificed continuing education. His pursuit of dental excellence has led to him to be recognized with his FAGD, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, which requires three years of AGD membership and more than 500 hours of continuing education. Only seven percent of all dentists attain this recognition.
On a personal note, Dr. Rupert and his wife have been married since August of 2013. They have one beautiful daughter, Emery, born in 2016. They are also expecting the new addition of a son in November of 2019. In his free time Dr. Rupert enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, golfing, and being a fan of Pittsburgh Sports.
Dr. Thomas Czech
Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Dr. Thomas Czech attended Michigan State University earning two undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Physiology. Dr. Czech then made the move to sunny Bradenton, FL to pursue studies in dentistry, finishing clinical rotations in Erie, PA. After graduating from LECOM School of Dental Medicine in 2017, he began practicing in Pittsburgh. In his spare time, Dr. Czech enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Joanne. They enjoy everything from world traveling, to spending time on the couch watching movies, playing video games, and reading.
Dr. Czech is part of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization where he is pursuing an esteemed status as Faculty of Academy General Dentistry, which only a small percentage of dentists pursue. In pursuit of this status, Dr. Czech has taken courses and is proud to be able to offer his patients Invisalign®, implant dentistry, and same day crowns.
Amy - Dental Hygienist
Amy has been practicing dental hygiene for nearly 33 years. She loves working with patients and watching their hygiene improve over time. This mom of 2 adult sons (Sam and Luke) lives in Upper Saint Clair and enjoys spending time with her husband, Sam. In her free time, she spends her time with family and friends.
The Low Down:
The Grand at Diamond Beach
Pets: A German Shepard named Gracie
Alayna - Dental Hygienist
Alayna graduated from University of Pittsburgh's Dental Hygiene program in 2000. From there, she went on to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Health Management. After graduating, she spent time working in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Louisville, KY, before joining Dr. Rupert’s practice in November 2013. She loves Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!) but fondly remembers her time in Kentucky, especially when she was able to watch the Kentucky Derby. Now, she resides in the South Hills with her husband, Will, and their dog, Winston.
Need to know:
Favorite Color: Pink
If you weren't a hygienist, you'd be a: Forensic Scientist
Secret Talent: I'm a talented athlete!
Alex - Dental Hygienist
Alex was born and raised in the south hills of Pittsburgh. Her interest in the dental field stems from positive dental experiences at the dentist when she was growing up. Alex received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Westmoreland County Community College in 2015 and has been working as a registered dental hygienist ever since. She enjoys working one on one with patients to educate and maintain their dental health. In her free time she likes to read, listen to music, and spend time with friends and family.
Favorite Color: Green
Alternative Career: Funeral Director
Favorite vacation: Anywhere I have not been before
Stephanie - Dental Hygienist
Stephanie comes from Hopewell Township, PA, and has quickly fit in with Dr. Rupert and the team here in Pittsburgh. She has spent 13 years working as a dental hygienist and loves how it allows her to meet new people and educate them on how to improve their smile. Her free time is mostly spent with family and friends, especially her baby daughter Aaliyah. Stephanie is already planning the many adventures they’ll have together.
Favorites season: Fall, loves Halloween.
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite holiday destination: Anywhere with a beach
Samantha - Office Manager
Sam moved to Pittsburgh in 2015 but grew up in northeast Ohio (Go Indians!). She has been working in the client service field for 16 + years. She enjoys getting to know so many great patients and being part of such a wonderful team. She resides in Robinson with her husband, Joe, with their dog and cat, Gracie and Sneakers. In her free time she loves to read, bake, or do anything crafty.
What she loves:
Honeymoon in Riviera Maya
Alternate career: Art teacher
Favorite color: Blue
Brittany - Patient Care Coordinator
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, I currently live in Kennedy township. I graduated from Pittsburgh Technical College for Medical Coding. I love working in the medical field and working closely with patients, building relationships with them over time. When I’m not working I am spending time with my daughter, Mackenzie. We love going for walks on the Montour trail when its nice outside, summer is my favorite season.
My Favorite Color: Pink
Alternative Career: Therapist or counselor
Favorite Vacation: Any theme park, I love rollercoasters.
Rebecca - Assistant
Rebecca is from Wellsville, Ohio. She graduated with an associated degree from Ohio Valley College of Technology in 2016. She loves getting to know her patients and providing the best care possible. When she is not at work she's enjoying spending time with her daughter, Elaina
Favorite Hobby: Kayaking
Favorite Season: Winter
Favorite Vacation: Mission trip to Honduras
Danielle - Dental Assistant
Grew up on a small farm in Chippewa then attended Bradford School of Pittsburgh for dental assisting. She loves helping patients understand and improve their smiles to keep a healthy dental well being. Her dream is for her and her boyfriend, Joey, to own a house with a lot of land.
Favorite Hobby: fishing and spending time with her cat
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite Color: Green