Meet the Team

Dentist in the Latrobe and Derry, PA Area

Our office places a great emphasis on continuing education. Over the years the doctors have taken thousands of hours of advanced courses; included is the prestigious Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies and the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education. We firmly believe in our motto that "You Deserve the Best" and we strive to provide optimal quality dentistry for our patients. We take the outmost care with each patient by providing comprehensive dental treatment utilizing teamwork and modern technology to obtain the best possible results.

Dr. Edward Torba and Dr. Richard Hansen

Dr. Edward Torba, D.M.D.

Dr. Edward m. Torba is a life-long resident of Derry Township and a 1969 graduate of Derry Area H.S. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with honors in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.  He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1977 from the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Torba has been in general practice for over 34 years.  Dr. Torba’s community involvement included being a member of the Derry Area School Board for ten years, coaching youth league football with the Greater Latrobe Midget Football association, and as a junior high football coach at Greensburg Central Catholic H.S.  Also an author, he has written three books, two of which are dental themed: Matt Monroe and The Secret Society,  Boys Club Guide to Youth Football and The Magic Trip. You can find to order Matt Monroe... at 

Dr. Richard Hansen, D.M.D.

Dr. Richard Hansen grew up in Warren, Pennsylvania and graduated from Warren Area High School.  He then attended the University of Pittsburgh graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and biology.  He also attended the University of Pittsburgh for his Dental Medicine degree where he met Dr. Torba.  After graduation, they elected to become partners and begin a practice along Rt 217.  Dr. Hansen married Karen Ostroski from Glassport, Pennsylvania and raised two children in Unity Township.  Dr.  Hansen is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Odontological Society of Western Pennsylvania.  He and Dr. Torba have been in private practice in the same area for over 30 years.  Both doctors have prioritized continuing education and have attended National Dental Conventions and have taken extensive courses by the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education conducted by Dr. Frank Spears, and the Dawson Institute in Florida conducted by Dr. Pete Dawson.


Megan Long, Dental Hygienist

Rhonda Gilbert, Dental Hygenist

Kimberly Crocker, Chairside Dental Assistant

Cheryl Douglass, Scheduling Coordinator

Maddie Davis, Insurance Coordinator

Beverly Hantz, Financial Coordinator

Chris Kantorik, Dental Hygienist

Alicia Hastings, Chairside Dental Assistant

Daniel Torba, Dental Laboratory Technician

Jodi Musick, Chairside Dental Assistant

Bev Hantz


Cheryl Douglass


Maddie Davis


Daniel Torba


Kim, Alicia, & Jodi


Megan, Chris, & Rhonda