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!
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.
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 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 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
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, Winnie 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