Kristina Franek, D.D.S. joined Community Health Net in August 2021. Dr. Franek was raised in northern Virginia and studied in Washington, DC. She received her B.S. in Biology at American University and M.S. in Physiology & Biophysics at Georgetown University before earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Howard University College of Dentistry in 2020. During dental school, Dr. Franek participated in many local and far outreach events. Her favorite experiences were in Jamaica and the Seneca Nation Indian reservation in Irving, NY. Seeing the impact of dentistry in the communities led to her passion for providing care to the underserved. Upon graduation, Dr. Franek completed a General Practice Residency at the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Dental Center in Pittsburgh, PA, where she enjoyed her rotations at a free dental clinic. Dr. Franek’s passion for public health brought her to Community Health Net. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Pennsylvania Dental Association. During her free time, Dr. Franek enjoys biking, paddle boarding, cross country skiing, playing the ukulele, board games and CrossFit with her husband.