Dr. Young

Dr. Young graduated from the University of  Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1986.  He continued his education in specialty programs including a one year General Practice residency and two years of Advanced Prosthodontic training at the Pittsburgh VA Hospital, followed by one year of Maxillofacial Prosthodontic training at Eye & Ear Hospital.  Upon graduating in 1990, Dr. Young opened his practice in Natrona Heights at its current location.

In  1990, Dr. Young began teaching at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in the departments of his specialty:  fixed, removable and complete dentures.  He currently is the Pre-Clinical Director of Fixed Prosthodontics.

Dr. Young is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American College of Prosthodontists.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the National Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Young was born and raised in Springdale, PA, and resides in Hampton Township.  His wife, Dr. Christine Rylands-Young, passed away in 2000.  Outside of the office, Dr. Young enjoys golfing, playing racquetball and spending time with his five children.  Dr. Young has been voted one of the top dentists in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine and was named one of America’s Top Dentists in 2015 and 2016.


Mary Jo Magoc
Office Manager

Mary Jo is a lifelong resident of the Tarentum area.  She joined Dr. Young’s dental team in November of 2003.  Since that time, she has learned much about the challenging and cutting edge techniques utilized in prosthodontics.

When patients call the office, it is usually Mary Jo’s voice that they hear.   She enjoys greeting the patients and takes pride in her ability to make them feel as comfortable as possible.  In addition to her administrative duties, she assists the patients with scheduling appointments, establishing payment plans to help them cover the cost of treatment, and filing claims with their insurance carriers. 

Outside of the office, Mary Jo enjoys reading, spending time with her family and designing custom gift bags.  She was recently recognized by WESA-FM as one of the “People Making a Difference in the Community” for her work in support of our deployed military men and women.


Pam McMillen
Dental Assistant

Pam is a lifelong resident of Kittanning, PA.  She began working for Dr. Young in 1990, and she has spent the majority of her dental career with his team.  Pam graduated from the Median School of Dental Assisting and maintains a current Dental Radiography License.

Pam is highly trained in all aspects of prosthodontic procedures and attends continuing education courses to keep abreast of the latest dental innovations.  She is committed to providing the best possible care for the patients. 

Outside the office, Pam enjoys spending time with her husband, Greg, her three children and her grandchildren.


Janine Muir
Dental Hygienist

Janine is a lifelong resident of Kittanning, PA.  She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Dental Assisting/Oral Hygiene program in 1979, and has been a part-time member of Dr. Young’s team since 2001. 

Janine has a wide range of dental experience and has worked in general, pediatric, periodontic and prosthodontic practices.

In her free time, Janine enjoys walking, biking, boating and reading.  She especially enjoys relaxing with friends, her husband, Brian, their two daughters and her grandson.