John Bush grew up in the Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania. He was very involved in sports; lettering in football, basketball and baseball. Dr. Bush left eastern PA to come to the "City of Champions" in 1980 and later graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. It was here that he met his future wife Lisa, who grew up in Penn Hills. Following Pitt, Dr. Bush received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Temple University. John and Lisa moved back to Pittsburgh in 1989. They have four children; Emily, JJ, Christopher and Patrick. Dr. Bush is actively affiliated with the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Academy of Sports Dentistry, and the Pittsburgh East Suburban Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Bush has been honored by Pittsburgh Magazine as a "Top Dentist" every year since it's inception in 2007. Dr. Bush has served as athletic director at St. Bede School and has also coached basketball there for fifteen years. He loves spending time in the community, traveling, having dinner with family and friends, and being involved with his four kids' activities. He enjoys running and has completed the Pittsburgh Marathon three times. He enjoys playing golf in the summer and paddle tennis in the winter. Dr. Bush and his family live in Edgewood with their beagle, Lizzie.
Kathleen lives in Penn Township with her husband Ed and their daughter Jessica, who is currently studying at Seton Hill University. Kathleen is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She utilizes her artistic talents each day in helping Dr. Bush create beautiful smiles! Kathleen has worked with us for 20 years as a dental assistant. She enjoys traveling to warm, sunny beaches and trying all of our great restaurants throughout the city. Kathleen is a true animal lover, with her favorite being her own dog Bailey. When not working, Kathleen loves watching her daughter Jess compete on the Seton Hill women's soccer and track teams.
Michele was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and grew up with her three brothers in Grimsby, Ontario. She attended Niagara College and graduated from the Dental Assisting Program. Michele then practiced for two years when she decided to go back to school at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada for her Dental Hygiene degree. She is American Board Certified. Michele practiced as a dental hygienist and was employed at George Brown College as a Clinical Instructor and Evaluator in the Dental Assisting Program. After all this, Michele moved to Pittsburgh in 1989 and became licensed in Dental Hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh. Michele has been at our office for 22 years. When Michele is not working she loves dance and figure skating. Being from Canada, you can imagine how much Michele loves hockey! She is the hockey connoisseur of the office and we all love when hockey season comes around!
Phyllis is a Pittsburgh native and has been a dental receptionist our Forest Hills office for 17 years. She lives in North Braddock with her husband, Steve. Phyllis has brought on many new patients to our practice through her family and friend connections and is the first smiling face they see when our patients visit our Forest Hills office. There is one thing that co-workers and patients know about Phyllis – she is an awesome baker! She is most famously known for her thumbprint cookies and lady locks around town. Phyllis is very involved in her parish, Good Shephard. Every summer you can find her working the kitchen at the church fair.
Megan lives in Monroeville with her husband, Kris, and two children, Alexa and Wyatt. Megan graduated from Westmoreland County Community College in 1994 with her dental assisting certification and has continued to grow in the dental field for 18 years. She has been a part of our team for 6 years and helps with both dental assisting and administrative duties. She enjoys meeting new people and educating patients about their dental health. She is glad to have a wonderful and knowledgeable staff around her with the latest dental technology. When not at work, she loves having fun with her family and taking part in her children’s various activities.
Carly grew up in Jeanette and graduated from Jeanette High School. After high school, she earned her certificate for Dental Assisting from Westmoreland County Community College. While working, Carly went back to Westmoreland County Community College and graduated with a Dental Hygiene degree. Carly has just joined our office in Fall 2012. When she is not working, Carly loves running – she was on the track team in high school! In the summer, she enjoys fishing in the warm weather.
Becky began her career in Dental Hygiene upon graduation from the University of Pittsburgh 1985. She has spent 23 of those years working with Dr. Bush. Twenty of those years have been in the Forest Hills office. She has enjoyed caring for the same patients for many years. Becky looks forward to welcoming new families to our practice. She and her husband, Scott, live in Penn Twp. Westmoreland County with their two sons, Taylor, 16, and Austin, 14, and two dogs, Max and Freddy. When Becky is not working, she loves going to all of her sons’ activities.
John R. Bush, D.M.D.
Meet Our Team
Ivy is a Pittsburgh native who currently resides in Friendship in the East End. She attended the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a degree in Anthropology and English Literature. Her love of working with people has lead her to pursue careers in the service industry, healthcare administration, and most recently, as a front desk receptionist at a resort and adventure tour company in Seward, Alaska. Ivy’s compassion and years of experience in administration and reception work are a vital new addition to our team here. When she’s not greeting patients with a smile in our downtown office, Ivy loves to spend as much time as possible in the outdoors- hiking and kayaking are two of her favorite activities. Her acute attention to detail in our office recordkeeping also lends itself nicely to her love of throwing dinner parties for friends and family- from the place cards and floral arrangements to cooking the meal itself, Ivy loves to plan and execute the perfect evening for those she cares about. However, she would never say no to an evening of Netflix with her constant cat companion, Luca, by her side.