Dentists & Staff

Our dentists are the main reason we’re able to provide excellent dental care. We invite you to make an appointment today and start creating healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Our kind, caring, and courteous team of dental professionals are an integral part of the Nobel Dental Care family. Our patients’ comfort and care are their top priorities.

Dr. Pooja Mehrotra, DDS


Dr. Pooja Mehrotra has been doing dentistry for 10 years in the USA. Before coming to the USA, Dr. Pooja Mehrotra was a dentist in India. After Graduating from New York University College of Dentistry, she lived and worked in four states. Dr. Pooja Mehrotra gathered wisdom, philosophies, and the culture of different dental settings, and from great mentors – some of whom are still in touch and a phone call away for complex cases – and along with extensive continuous education in different disciplines of dentistry including oral surgery, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, invisalign and laser.

Based on her years in practicing dentistry and skills, Dr. Pooja Mehrotra can easily tailor a treatment plan according to your needs. Her real talent comes from being able to connect to her patients. Dr. Pooja Mehrotra will go over your options and educate you as many times as needed, and she will spend as much time with you as you need in order to help you make the right decisions for your dental needs. She is ready to help you when you are ready.

Dr. Pooja Mehrotra understands going to the dentist is an emotional experience every single time for a patient. It can bring on lots of pleasant and not so pleasant memories, and she aspires to make your visit as pleasant as possible. She believes in practicing dentistry in a way that brings smiles on everyone’s face – her patients, her staff, and herself – and if your spirits do not get lifted up after meeting with her, then she has work to do! She works on it everyday.

Dentistry is true passion of Dr. Pooja Mehrotra. When not working, she likes to spend time with her two children. She believes her children are her great teachers in her personal life. Dr. Pooja enjoys painting oil on canvas – and she is happy she does not have to do it for a living – dreaming about travelling the world some day, and wishing everyone healthy joyful smiles.

Dr. Richard P. Jacob, DMD


Dr. Jacob started his family dentistry practice in Lancaster in 1983. Since then, he’s served the community by providing great customer service and by changing the way we smile every day. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Scranton with a degree in biology and also has a Master’s degree in biochemistry. Dr. Jacob then attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his DMD. He is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society and the Tri-County Dental Society.

Megan Deese

Receptionist and Dental Assistant

This is our lovely Front Desk Receptionist and Dental Assistant. Megan graduated from York Technical College from the Expanded Duty Dental Assistant Program. She has found the passion to provide the need to help patients have more self-confident in their daily walk with a beautiful smile.

Being born and brought up Lancaster she has found living in a close community helped her to love her job more when she gets to provide a better care to people of her community she understands and personally know. Outside of work she attends East Side Baptist Church where she is the Children’s Director. She plans trips to do fun activities for the children during the year, also Megan is an avid softball and volleyball player.

Megan also like spending time with her family, her boyfriend and her little adopted puppy.

Ashley Outen

Dental Assistant

Ashley Outen is our great Dental Assistant! Ashley was born and brought up right here in the Red Rose City of Lancaster. After graduating from York Tech dental assisting school, Ashley worked with an oral surgeon.

She decided to come back to Lancaster to help people of her own city and she has been in this office for over seven years. Her favorite thing about being a dental assistant is working with the patients and getting connected to them in a very special way.

When not working, Ashley spends her time with her husband, two little kids, and her family. Ashley likes to run 5K races and serves at her community church.

Berenice Tapia

Dental Assistant

Berenice Tapia is from Lancaster S.C. She is currently attending York Technical College to become a Nurse. She’s bilingual, and enjoys working with people. Dentistry is growing on her enough that she is thinking of switching to dental!

Jessica Hodges


Jessica Hodges is our newest hygienist at Nobel Dental Care. She lives in Lancaster and is a South Carolina native. Jessica graduated from Greenville Technical College, where she studied dental hygiene.

When she’s not caring for her patients, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her dog. She also loves visiting the beach whenever possible.