Meet The Dentistry’s Dentists
All our professionals at The Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. David L. Graham
David L. Graham, DMD, MAGD, is continually participating in advanced training and continuing education courses. In December 2007, he completed training at the Medical College of Georgia/AAID Comprehensive Training Program in Implant Dentistry. This training program consists of over 315 hours of continuing education, 56 hours of live surgery, and 24 hours of head and neck dissection.
Dr. Graham received the Academy of General Dentistry's prestigious Mastership award during the convocation ceremony at the Academy's 45th annual meeting, August 2, 1997 in Chicago.
Following graduation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1978, Dr. Graham participated in a general practice residency at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
Dr. Graham resides in Jefferson Hills with his wife, Kim. Dr. Graham has served his community from 1990 to 1998 as secretary of the Jefferson Hills Civil Service Commission and from 1997 to 2015 as a school director in the West Jefferson Hills School District, serving as school board president in the year 2006 and vice president in the year 2007. He is a member of the Clairton Sportsman's Club, Pleasant Hills Guthrie Lodge, and the NRA. His hobbies include archery, fishing, and spending time with his family.
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is an international organization of 35,000 general dentists committed to professional development and continuing dental education in order to provide the best possible care to their patients. All AGD members must remain current with advances in the profession to provide quality patient treatment. A general dentist who is a "Fellow" in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and an example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing dental education to patient care. A general dentist who has earned the designation "Master" of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) – a big step up from Fellowship - has completed a structured and rigorous set of requirements involving all the dental disciplines. Both Fellows and Masters have accepted the charge to keep abreast of advances in dentistry for the benefit of patients and the betterment of dentistry. They serve as mentors and leaders to other dentists pursuing continuing dental education. They set examples in their communities with their hard work, concern and involvement.
To earn a Fellowship Award, a dentist must earn a minimum of 500 approved continuing dental education credits and pass a comprehensive 400-question examination and be an Academy of General Dentistry member for five continuous years.
To attain Mastership, members must first be Fellows in the Academy of General Dentistry. Then they must earn an additional 600 approved continuing education credits, meeting minimum requirements in certain dental disciplines, of which 400 hours are hands-on-courses. Thus, a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry has taken a minimum of 1,100 hours of continuing education. A Master has studied 16 disciplines in dentistry, such as periodontics, orthodontics and implants. Fellows and Masters of the Academy of General Dentistry continue in a lifelong pursuit of continuing education to provide the highest quality of dental care to patients. The award symbolizes the professional responsibility of general dentists to remain current in their profession and reminds each member of the dental profession to continue to learn new techniques for their dental practice. These are awards, however, and should not be confused with post-graduate degrees or certification. Every dentist who applies for the Fellowship or Mastership award has their application reviewed by the AGD Council on Dental Education to assure that the high standards of the Academy of General Dentistry are met. The Academy is very proud of all of its members who must take at least 75 hours of continuing dental education every three years, and especially proud of its members who have made the commitment to pursue these awards. When a dentist has achieved the Fellowship Award or Mastership Award, you can be assured that they are dedicated to providing the finest care in general dentistry.
Dr. Shannon B. Cerra
Dr. Shannon B. Cerra graduated from University of Florida in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance. In 2009, she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Cerra completed a General Practice Residency at the Pittsburgh Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Dr. Cerra is a general dentist treating all facets of dentistry including cosmetic, endodontic, crown and bridge, and implants.
Dr. Cerra enjoys traveling, music and her two dogs Boston Terrier “Coco Bean” and French Bulldog “Petunia Porkchop”.
Dr. Katherine Miller
Dr. Katherine Miller graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine, after completing her Bachelor of Science degree with distinction at Youngstown State University.
She takes pride in being a lifelong learner as an established dental care provider, striving to provide all of her patients with the latest dental care advances and best oral care possible.
Dr. Miller lives in the North Hills with her husband, Jason, and her three children. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Beaver Valley Dental Society, Pittsburgh Academy of Implantology.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Miller enjoys gardening, boating, Pittsburgh sports teams and coaching youth soccer.
Dr. Joseph Filippini
Dr. Joseph Filippini graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and minors in Chemistry and Neuroscience. He completed his dental education at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2016 and graduated magna cum laude. He also received the honor of becoming a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. Following dental school, Dr. Filippini went on to continue his education with a year of advanced training in a General Practice Residency at the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC. Dr. Filippini is a comprehensive general dentist capable of treating patients in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge, removable prostheses, endodontics, and implant restoration.
Dr. Filippini is originally from Buffalo, NY and has interests in traveling, playing soccer, snowboarding, hiking, and attending concerts. He aims to provide the highest quality of care and maintain a relaxing experience for his patients.
Dr. Gary Trilli
Dr. Trilli graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1977 with Bachelor of Science degree in Bio Physics. He then attended the West Virginia University School Of Dentistry, receiving his Doctor Of Medical Dentistry degree in 1981. After practicing all phases of general dentistry for several years, Dr. Trilli decided to focus his practice on dental implant placement and restoration. He now lectures and trains other dentists to place dental implants as well as continuing to provide care to patients. He is a member of The American College Of Oral Implantology and The American Society of Osseo Integration.
Dr Trilli has placed over 1000 implants. He has trained extensively in methods, materials and systems related to implant placement and restoration. He has extensive knowledge on implant related procedures such as; bone grafting, sinus lifts, extraction socket preservation, immediate implant placement at the time of extraction and other techniques and methods to preserve and enhance the supporting bone.
Dr. Trilli enjoys skeet and trap shooting and competes at a national level. He also uses his free time to work with wood at his wood shop.
Dr. Alexander Wenner
Dr. Alexander Wenner received a B.A. in Biology and Spanish from Lake Forest College located in the northern Chicago, IL suburbs. He then attended dental school in Nashville, TN graduating from Meharry School of Dentistry in 2014 in the top 15% of his class.
After graduating from Meharry, Dr. Wenner attended a General Practice Residency at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. At this trauma level 1 hospital, Dr. Wenner focused on emergency dental procedures, oral surgery; including implant placement and maxillary sinus lifts.
Dr. Wenner enjoys all aspects of dentistry including crown and bridge, endodontics, oral surgery, implantology, and cosmetic dentistry. He has spent numerous hours taking various CE courses to fuel his passion for dentistry and increase his clinical skills. He is committed to providing the best care possible and a great patient experience!
Outside the office, Dr. Wenner enjoys traveling, reading, water sports, sailing, and soccer.
Dr. Jeffrey Verner
Dr. Verner practices at our Greentree and Monroeville locations. He received his undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and continued his education at the University of Pittsburg, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After earning his DMD, he completed his General Practice Residency at UPMC Montefiore. When he is not in the office, Dr. Verner lives a very active lifestyle as he enjoys spending time outdoors playing basketball and tennis, or working on his home and yard. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and three children.”
Dr. Jeffrey Verner DMD practices at our dentist office in Greentree and Monroeville dentist location.