Drs. Maura and Ron Brungo are both originally from the North Hills area of Pittsburgh, PA. Maura is a graduate of Penn State University. Her father, Vincent M. Beirne, DDS practiced dentistry for over 47 years in the Pittsburgh area. Ron graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA. Maura and Ron met during their dental training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where they graduated in 1993. During their four years at Pitt, they took several additional electives including Handicapped Dentistry and externships in Oral Surgery at Montefiore Hospital and Pediatric Dentistry at Children's Hospital.
Prior to opening their present practice in State College, they spent seven years practicing dentistry with the United States Public Health Service as Commissioned Officers in the Indian Health Service. Of those seven years, four years were spent on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota working with the Lakota Sioux Indians and three years in Juneau, Alaska with the Southeast Regional Health Consortium serving the Tlinget Alaska Natives.
Both doctors have dedicated themselves to constantly improve their skills through advanced dental education in areas of cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, removable dentures, and implant dentistry. Ron holds a membership in the American Academy of General Dentistry and both are members of the local Spear Study Club. They both volunteer at the Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) clinic for the unisured and also the "Give Kids A Smile Day" program. They reside in the area and have three children. They are both active in their local church, school, scouting, and sporting activities.