Our Team

Dentist

Dr. Derek Grieco

Dr. Derek Grieco is a 1992 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA. Upon graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, he completed a year long residency program at Allegheny General Hospital located in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1993, Dr. Grieco transitioned in to an existing private practice in Murrysville, PA where he has been fortunate enough to serve the community for the past 26 years. He has specialized in general dentistry for many years, but in the last decade and a half, Dr. Grieco has been moving in a more biologic/holistic direction.

Dr. Grieco believes that good health begins in the mouth and treating illness begins with an assessment of oral health. Consequently, Dr. Grieco has spent countless hours of studying and research to create a more biological and holistic practice. In the late 1990’s, a good friend encouraged Dr. Grieco to begin investigating biological dentistry and safe mercury removal procedures. He credits Dr. Hal Huggins and Dr. Blanche Grube as his mentors in the field of biological dentistry. He has received extensive training by Dr. Hal Huggins and Dr. Blanche Grube in the Huggins/Grube safe mercury removal protocol and related modalities. He is a member of the IABDM and the IAOMT. Dr.Grieco is also SMART certified by the IAOMT. He is also a member of the Weston Price Foundation and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Biological dentistry has become Dr. Grieco’s passion. He becomes fully invested in the health and wellbeing of his patients and loves to assist each of them in achieving their wellness goals through biologic dentistry.

Dr. Grieco has been married for 25 years and has 4 adult children. His interests include spending time and traveling with his family, exercise and physical fitness, and organic cooking. He is a member of Donated Dental Services where he donates dental services to help the underprivileged. He sponsors Athletes in Action, Commission to Every Nation and sponsors two children through Compassion International. He believes strongly in biblical principles and his favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 23:7 –“ For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”


Office Manager / Treatment Coordinator

Donna Smalley

Donna is the office manager and Dr. Grieco’s right-hand dental assistant. She has been a part of the practice for more than 20 years and wears many hats. Donna graduated from the Median School of Allied Health careers and has a career in dentistry spanning over 35 years. Her passion is making patients feel at ease by educating them on better dental and whole-body health in the realm of biological dentistry. Donna is in constant pursuit of new research and technology that can improve living a wholistic lifestyle. She loves to share information with patients and is often enriched by their knowledge.

Donna enjoys spending time with her daughter and mother, and when she is not in the office, her hobbies include baking, crafting, and exercise. Her daily goal is to put a smile on your face and ensure better health inside and out through dentistry!


Primary Dental Hygienist

Debbie Battistella

Debbie is Dr. Grieco’s primary dental hygienist.

She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is licensed in Dental Hygiene.

Debbie has over 30 plus years of experience in the dental field. She has a background in dental assisting along with her dental hygiene knowledge in specialty practices such as pediatrics and periodontics.

Working with Dr. Grieco has allowed Debbie the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge in biological dentistry. She enjoys working with patients to help them with their personal health and dental concerns as a complete overall wellness connection.

Debbie is married with two fabulous sons and a wonderful daughter-in-law. Her interests include health and fitness, walking her dalmatian, arts crafts, and reading.

Debbie looks forward to caring for you as a patient and friend at Dr. Grieco’s Dental practice.