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 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 & molecular biology.
His excellent performance as an undergraduate student allowed him to earn a professional dental scholarship. He went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, earning his DMD and receiving the Gilbert N. Robin Continuing Education Scholarship Award for his dedication to professional excellence.
Following his schooling, Dr. Rupert completed his general practice residency at Allegheny General Hospital and received his certificate from Drexel University.
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 3 years of AGD membership, and more than 500 hours of continuing education. Only 7% of all dentists attain this recognition.
Dr. Rupert’s interest in dentistry first arose because of extensive dental work he underwent in university. 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 he says, “a light went on.” He began shadowing his dentist to learn more about the field and soon knew it was his calling.
While Dr. Rupert is proud of all his accomplishments, he’s even more proud of his daughter, Emery. She was born in late December of 2016, and he and his wife, Erin, are absolutely in love with her. “Emery is exhausting, but the best thing ever,” says the first-time father. Between work, continuing education, and raising a child, he doesn’t get much time off. The small breaks that he does find are spent exercising, reading and teaching his daughter to be a fan of all Pittsburgh sports.
Amy - Dental Hygienist
Amy is a dental veteran and has been helping patients for 28 years! She loves getting to know patients and watching their hygiene improve over time. This mom of two (Sammy and Luke) is from Mt. Lebanon, PA and loves spending time with her husband Sam and watching sports. If Amy wasn’t involved in dentistry she’d be a stay at home mom!
The Low Down:
Favorite Vacation: Turks & Caicos
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!
Ashley - Dental Assistant
Ashley hails from Rayland, OH! One of her favorite experiences at work was when a patient had extreme anxiety about visiting the dentist. The patient thanked her over and over for being so kind and getting her through the extractions and denture process. Ashley hopes to continue to expand her functions as a Dental Assistant and continue to grow! Her favorite color is green and she loves spending time with her boyfriend and dog, Colby.
Hobbies: Watching the Steelers, Cooking, Baking
Best Vacation: Vancouver
Alternate Career: Teacher
Samantha - Patient Care Coordinator
Samantha has lived in Pittsburgh since 2015 but grew up in northeast Ohio (Go Indians!). She has been working in the client service field for 12 + years. She enjoys getting to know so many great patients and being part of such a wonderful team. She resides with her fiancé, Joe and also her fluffy dog, Gracie, and chubby cat, Sneakers. If her free time she loves to cook, bake, or do anything crafty.
What she loves:
Favorite vacation: Mission trip to Haiti
Alternate career: Art teacher
Favorite color: Blue
Brittany - Patient Care Coordinator
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Brittany is our patient care coordinator. She currently resides in Pittsburgh with her fiance Aaron and her daughter Mackenzie. In her free time she goes to CCAC for Health Information Management to continue expanding her education.
Hobbies - Cooking, Trail Walking, Spending time with her daughter Mackenzie
Favorite Season - Summer, she loves the hot weather and longer days
Future Goal - To own a house with a big yard and wrap around porch
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
Danielle - Dental Assistant
Danielle makes the daily commute from Chippewa into Robinson Township for her job as a dental assistant for Dr. Rupert. She’s passionate about improving our patient’s smiles and loves working with children. When she’s not caring for people in the office, she’s looking after the host of pets she has at home. Danielle owns four horses, two cats, and a dog, but wants more. Ideally, she’d love to have a house with lots of land that can support many animals, especially her dream dogs, a german shepherd and a husky. Her boyfriend, Joey, is still warming on the idea.
Favorite vacation: Cruise to the Bahamas
Favorite season: Fall
Hobby: Finding and making new vegetarian meals to add to her recipe book.