Meet the Doctors

Dr. Richard Dahar

Dr. Richard Dahar was born and raised in Dillonvale, Ohio. He graduated from Waynesburg College in 1968. At Waynesburg, he was an All-American running back on a national championship football team.

Dr. Dahar received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1972, then completed two years of orthodontic education at the University of Pittsburgh in 1974. Dr. Dahar was recently honored by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the Top 100 Dentists in Pittsburgh.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board certified, American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • Western Pennsylvania State Society of Orthodontists
  • Great Lakes Society of Orthodontics
  • Pennsylvania State Society of Orthodontics
  • Downtown Pittsburgh Dental Society, past president and director
  • American Lingual Orthodontic Association, founding member and treasurer

Outside the Office

Dr. Dahar and his wife Lorraine live in Gibsonia and have three children. Julie is a teacher and a mother to four beautiful children, Eric graduated with his master’s degree in art and is currently working in Pittsburgh, and Gena is a teacher and a mother to two young children.

In addition to his love of golf, Dr. Dahar also enjoys skiing with his family. He is active in the community, and serves on the board of the Deer Valley YMCA Camp. Dr. Dahar happily supports many local youth sports programs, area schools, and community-sponsored programs.


Meet Dr. Dane Benko

With 20+ years in practice, Dr. Dane Benko has earned the reputation of being one of the most trusted orthodontists in the area. Dr. Benko grew up in the small town of Ebensburg which is 90 miles east of Cranberry. After graduating first in his high school class, he attened Juniata College where he received his undergraduate degree in biology. He graduated after three years and then attended Georgetown School of Dentistry in Washington D.C. where he was elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society and he graduated Summa Cum Laude. 

Afterwards, he went on to the State University of New York at Buffalo where he completed his orthodontic residency and received his Masters. 

He is an active member in the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Dental Society of Western Pennsylvania. 

When asked what he loves most about his job, Dr. Benko said "Transforming smiles- watching kids grow into young adults and giving adults the smile they've always wanted." Both Dr. Benko and his wife Vicki, and their two children, Blake and Avery, love Western PA and when he's not working, you can find him spending time with his family, running, golfing, working out or skiing. 


Meet Dr. Gregory Sencak

Dr. Sencak graduated from North Hills High School. He then pursued his education at the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. During that time, he was also elected into the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. 

After completing 3 years of undergraduate education, he was awarded early admission into the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where he completed his Doctorate degree in Dental Medicine. He was also elected into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Sencak earned both a certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. 

During his residency, Dr. Sencak was able to learn directly from two world-renowned orthodontists, Drs. Lysle Johnston and James McNamara , as well as the President of the American Association of Orthodontics. 

The northern suberbs of Pittsburgh have been Greg's home for most of his life. "I am honored to be able to dedicate my time and knowledge back to my hometown." Along with supporting local recreation centers and charity fundraisers, Dr. Sencak has also been involved with the Special Olympics and has even organized free dental care events for the athletes. Aside from work, Dr. Sencak is an avid Pittsburgh sports team fan. He also likes spending time with family and friends, playing sports, and hiking.   


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