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Atlas Dental Specialists

355 Fifth Avenue Suite 1520, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-281-9411
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Atlas Dental Specialists provides a unique dental experience that blends a rich and established history with an innovative practice model to provide patients with treatment solutions that are both comprehensive and accessible. At Atlas Dental Specialists we are able to provide patients with an array of specialty services ranging from preventative and aesthetic treatments, to advanced endodontic treatment, and dental implants and implant prosthet Read More...

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Atlas's staff is fabulous, competent, pleasant, personable, and knowledgeable. Their new space is very professional, bright, and comfortable. They have state-of-the-art equipment. Over the years, they have made me more comfortable smiling! Highly recommend this practice. January 12 Dorothy B.,

Our Team

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    Nicholas Mangini, DMD

    Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, Dr. Mangini graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude. He later attended The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where he received his DMD in 2010. Dr. Mangini then finalized his specialty training in prosthodontics in 2013, serving in the role of Chief Resident at The University of Pittsburgh SDM Graduate Prosthodontics Program. During his time in the Graduate Prosthodontic Program, he received specialized training in surgical and restorative dental implant therapy, full mouth rehabilitation, crown and bridge, and complete denture therapy.

    A member of national organizations including the American Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Prosthdontics and local groups including the Pennsylvania Dental Association and Discovery Study Club, Dr. Mangini is an active member in the dental community, always continuing his education to stay current with the latest developments in his field. His advanced training has allowed him to lecture to colleagues on topics including dental implants and fixed prosthodontics. In addition to private practice, Dr. Mangini serves as Clinical Associate Professor in the Prosthodontics Department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

    Dr. Mangini resides with his wife, Mara, and son, Max, in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, running and biking in the city’s parks and camping and hiking in the area’s state parks

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    Mara Mangini, DMD

    Dr. Mara Mangini grew up in Pittsburgh, and is happy to still call it her home. After receiving her BA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004 where she focused on Architecture and Environmental Studies, she returned to Pittsburgh to pursue additional courses in the sciences. She excelled in these courses, and was accepted into the honors society at the University of Pittsburgh where she completed her studies. Inspired by her mother, Dr. Kathryn Duncan Friedman, she attended The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where she met her husband, Dr. Nicholas Mangini, and received her DMD in 2011.

    Drawing upon her artist abilities, attention to detail, and desire to learn more, Dr. Mangini chose to continue her training and completed a three-year advanced training residency in Prosthodontics at the University of Pittsburgh. There, she received extensive training in comprehensive restorative treatments including surgical and restorative implant therapy, full-mouth crown and bridge, and denture therapy. While in her residency, Dr. Mangini was honored to serve as an instructor to pre-doctoral students, and she continues as part-time faculty at the Pitt Dental School today as a Clinical Associate Professor. And of course, she is excited to work side-by-side with her mother, Dr. Kathryn Duncan Friedman, as a part of the Atlas Dental Specialists team!

    Dr. Mangini is committed to continue her education throughout her career and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American College of Prosthdontics, the Pennsylvania Prosthodontics Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Assocation, the Discovery Study Club, and she is an active member of the Pitt Dental Alumni Board.

    Dr. Mangini enjoys rowing, hiking, and biking, and has never forgotten her architectural training, constantly remodeling and redesigning the home she shares with her husband, Nick, and son, Max.

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    Kathryn Duncan Friedman, DDS

    Dr. Kathryn Duncan Friedman is a 1978 graduate of Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery (SDOS) in New York City where she graduated near the top of her class. She was awarded the Van Woert Scholarship fund Prize for high academic achievement in 1978. She graduated with high honors in 1973 with a BS degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

    After the completion of a general practice residency at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, New York 1978-79, Dr Duncan Friedman practiced in the small rural town of Millbrook, New York. During this year she commuted back to NYC for a part time position teaching in the TMJ Clinic where she had done special elective as a senior in dental school.

    In 1980 she relocated to Pittsburgh, PA. She began to practice dentistry first as an associate in different downtown offices and then in her own private practice at this current location in the Park Building. She fell in love with the light, airy spaces and top floor views of the old historic building and especially with the great statues placed outside of every window!

    Dr. Duncan Friedman’s professional associations include past active membership in the American Dental Association and PA State Dental Associations, present and active memberships in Academy of General Dentistry and the highly respected Seattle and Discovery Study Clubs. Dr. Duncan Friedman is committed to continuing education and collegial interactive treatment planning which is the keystone of the Discovery Study Club.

    Her goal is to provide the highest quality of care for each of her patients. She loves to attend courses on her own or with her staff that promote innovative ideas and techniques and invigorate her whole office. She works with each patient to achieve their optimal cosmetic and healthy goals.

    Dr. Duncan Friedman is happy to call the city of Pittsburgh her home, and raised her two children, Mara and Graham here. Following in her footsteps, Dr. Duncan Friedman is thrilled to be able to work side-by-side with her daughter, Dr. Mara Mangini, as well as her son-in-law, Dr. Nicholas Mangini. Dr. Duncan Friedman also enjoys gardening, exploring the city, and is constantly on the hunt for antiques!

 

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Happily going to the dentist!
Atlas's staff is fabulous, competent, pleasant, personable, and knowledgeable. Their new space is very professional, bright, and comfortable. They have state-of-the-art equipment. Over the years, they have made me more comfortable smiling! Highly recommend this practice.
Dorothy B.
January 12, 2017
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August 03, 2016

A very pleasant Dental experience

I went for my first appointment at Atlas Dental Specialist. I had filled out my paperwork online and that made things go very quickly when i arrived. They explained exactly what would happen during the visit and asked about previous bad experiences so they could be attentive on an individual basis. That was very refreshing. Dr. Nick had a great chair side manner and explained the whole process. He was great. I like the family environment that exists and am glad I choose them as my dentist.

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July 27, 2016

By far my best experiences at the dentist....

By far my best experiences at the dentist. After using small businesses when I was younger and eventually settled for Aspen Dental (which I do not recommend), I found ADS. The staff is as nice as you can expect and the girls at the front desk are very bubbly. I've had minor things go wrong that is mostly due to the ineffectiveness the numbing agent has on my mouth but any sign of pain, the doctors stop right away and get you taken care of.

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July 06, 2016

Great experience!

Took me on time, very efficient, excellent customer service.

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May 31, 2016

AWESOME PEOPLE

Going to the dentist is never a hardship at your office. Everyone is always so friendly and pleasant. It is quite evident that you enjoy your work and you show by being so positive with everyone. Good PR Thank you.

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May 31, 2016

20+ yrs as a patient w/ Atlas

I came here once, many moons ago, with a tooth emergency. And I've stayed with this practice, because they are both professional and personable. Great location for downtown workers. Each and every staff member is so friendly and interactive. Angela is my hygenist, and I can't imagine ever dealing with anyone else. Unfortunately I have had some other dental work done, but the staff are pros and handled everything smoothly. After all this time, it feels like going to catch up with family each time we have an appointment!!

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May 12, 2016

Atlas Dental is literally above everyone (...

Atlas Dental is literally above everyone (office on the top floor of a 15 story building providing an excellent view of the burgh) else when it comes to taking care of your dental needs. The staff makes you feel like you are part of their family the moment you walk into the office. It's no secret that people don't like going to the dentist office, but once you are in this office, the atmosphere is so calming and comfortable (even with the expansion construction of the office which already looks amazing) that you forget that you are even at the dentist. Also, this office is completely state of the art with young doctors providing the best and most advanced dental care on the market. For example, I had broken my tooth about 2 years ago with a temporary filling placed on top. I got referrals from your typical old-school dentists within the area that basically told me that my tooth was not salvageable. However, with the new Cerec Machine at Atlas Dental, they were not able to save my tooth, but were able to prep and provide a permanent crown restoration by the end of the appointment (Yeah you read that correctly but to emphasize----I RECEIVED A CROWN ON THE SAME DAY THAT THEY PREPPED MY TOOTH---NO LAB WAIT TIME). Drs.Nick and Mara Mangini are both extremely caring, down to earth people that are willing to work around your schedule and provide personalized treatment plans based on your dental needs. With their kindness and professionalism one might refer to them as the Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift of the dental world.

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May 04, 2016

May 4th appointment

Great as always. Angela is the best!!!!!

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April 21, 2016

I have been going to Dr. Duncan for more t...

I have been going to Dr. Duncan for more than 10 years and I have had nothing but good experiences with her and her staff. She is a true expert in her field, an artist if you will. Not everyone can do this job, it's not just about skill, but also attitude. I would recommend Atlas Dental, if Dr. Duncan's daughter and son-in-law have the same work ethic, I know I can expect great care and professionalism!

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June 03, 2015

Tooth extraction for later implant.

Dr. Mangini and Dr. Duncan and all the staff were fantastic! I expected a lot of pain but the pills stopped that, and by the next morning, I didn't need any pain killers at all, so I just stopped using them. It is now afternoon after yesterday's extraction, and I am still totally without any pain and ignoring the pills. Your new dentist is a magician! I will return to complete the procedure! Thank you all! And, keep up the great work! Bill Rogers

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Office Hours

  • Monday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • SaturdayCLOSED
  • SundayCLOSED

Services Offered

Cosmetic – Veneers, Cosmetic – Whitening, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Endodontic – Root Canals, Endodontics, General Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screening, Oral Surgery, Periodontal – Deep Cleaning, Periodontal – Scaling and Root Planing, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Sedation Dentistry

Payment Forms

American Express, Care Credit, Cash, Check, Debit, Discover, Financing, Mastercard, Visa

Insurances Accepted

Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, Guardian, Humana Dental, Metlife, United Concordia