Dental Treatment
in a spa atmosphere
by Dr. Tim Runco


6502B Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

About Us

Pittsburgh Dental Spa is a state-of-the-art facility focused on delivering quality dentistry in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. The dental chairs are also massage chairs with three different massage patterns and two heating levels. In each operatory, the reclined patient will notice a ceiling-mounted flatscreen TV directly above them for their use during their procedure. Watching television during treatment can be a welcome distraction for many patients.

Dr. Tim Runco

My name is Dr. Tim Runco and welcome to Pittsburgh Dental Spa. I was raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and I am a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School. I went on to Penn State and received a B.S. degree in Biology and graduated in 1981 with high honors. Next, it was on to the University of Pittsburgh where I earned my D.M.D. degree in 1985.

The past 20 years of my professional career were spent as a partner in the locally based dental chain called "The Dentistry". My practice at "The Dentistry" consisted of complete general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry. I have formal training in Lumineer placement (cosmetic veneers) as well as sedation dentistry. I have become very proficient at full mouth reconstruction (root canals, bridges, fillings) with the use of sedation so that all these procedures are done in one visit. I have been told, however, that my biggest asset is my chair side manner and compassion towards the anxious, frightened patient.

Practicing dentistry in a large multi-office group dental “chain” for twenty years has had its pros and cons. The shuffling of patients from doctor to doctor became something that made the work much less satisfying to me and unfair to my valued patients. At Pittsburgh Dental Spa, I follow my patients progress year after year and develop strong relationships.

My vision for Pittsburgh Dental Spa is to establish an exceptional dental practice with a focus on customer service. I will create treatment plans for each patient that are customized for that persons individual needs. Whether it be some type of sedation, special financial options or a gentle touch, I know from experience that most dental patients have particular “special needs”. I intend to indulge each and every patient to that end. This type of care is very difficult to deliver in a large dental chain clinic atmosphere. In a nutshell, that is why I started Pittsburgh Dental Spa.

Personally, I am married to Roxanne, my beautiful wife of 16 years. Our daughter's name is Jayme. I enjoy golf, exercising at the local gym, swimming, movies, and spending time with my three German Shepherds: Carlos Santana, Dean Martin"and our newest addition, Stevie Nicks. We also have a Persian cat that my wife named Mick Jagger.

Our Staff

The most valuable amenity at Pittsburgh Dental Spa is the compassionate, experienced and talented staff that I have handpicked from my over 20 years practicing dentistry in the Pittsburgh Area.

Elaine Rolison, RDH

Office Director

Teresa Monier, EFDA

Head Clinical Assistant

Debbie Harvilla, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Joni Timczyk, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Carmen Gingerella

Front Desk Coordinator

Ann Ehlinger

Treatment & Financial Coordinator

Lisa Stevenson, EFDA

Dental Assistant

Donna Reed, EFDA

Dental Assistant