James K. Ramsay DMD, MAGD
After receiving his BS in Biology in 1972 from Saint Vincent College graduating Cum Laude, Dr. Ramsay attended The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and received his DMD degree in 1977 where he received the Mosby Scholarship Award for excellence in scholastics and clinical skills. Since then, he has been a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. In 1997, Dr. Ramsay received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, which has been bestowed upon only 1500 dentists nationally.

Dr. Ramsay is a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, which grants dental school seniors a license to practice. There, he was appointed to the Pennsylvania Dental Board, where he administers and grades the clinical competency examination.

Dr. Ramsay serves on the advisory board for the School of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting at Westmoreland Co. Community College. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Comprehensive Patient Care at University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine since 2008.

Additionally, he is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Here, he treats snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliances for those patients who cannot tolerate CPAP machines. Dr. Ramsay is the only dentist in Westmoreland Co. who does this therapy.

Dr. Ramsay has been married to his wife, Debra, for 33 years and has 3 adult children. He has practiced dentistry in downtown Latrobe for the last 33 years. His hobbies include golf, skiing, and antique cars.

Scott Baker Salancy, DMD
Dr. Salancy graduated Cum Laude and received his undergraduate Bachelors Degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1985. Dr. Salancy went on to receive a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in1988. Dr. Salancy held a Pediatric Externship at Children’s Hospital University of Pennsylvania and was an Assistant Clinical Professor while still a student. As a Post Graduate, Dr. Salancy held residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, which required medical rotations in areas including Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

He has been working with private practices since 1989 and was a Dentist for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections from 2002 until 2008 where he provided dental and oral medical care of incarcerated individuals housed at SCI-Somerset and other state correctional facilities. Dr. Salancy is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve as a General Dental Officer. Recently, Dr. Salancy was deployed to FOB Rustamiyah, Iraq with responsibility for over 6000 soldiers serving as the Brigade Dental Surgeon.

Dr. Salancy has been married to his wife Theresa Marie for 17 years and has eight children. His hobbies include vehicle restoration, home restoration, and golf.

Scott Salancy, DMD is pleased to announce the recent addition of Kurt Washnock, DMD to the Latrobe Dental Arts practice, joining James K. Ramsay, DMD, MAGD.

Washnock_Kurt_COMPOSITEKurt Washnock, DMD
Washnock, a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh in 2013, and his DMD from their School of Dental Medicine in 2017. An avid sportsman (golf, hunt, weight lift, and ice hockey) he brings a fresh enthusiasm to the practice.

Support Staff
Latrobe Dental Arts is noted for its exceptional care, advanced technology and sparkling cleanliness. In addition to general care of teeth other areas addressed include: bruxism, teeth grinding, anti-snoring and sleep apnea; Myofacial pain including TMJ appliances and therapy. Plus cosmetic and restorative procedures such as: whitening systems, veneers to improve appearance and protect damaged teeth, ceramic, porcelain and gold crowns and bridges, and Invisalign invisible braces to align crooked teeth.

In the near future, office space will nearly double as adjacent rooms have been acquired.

We are proud of our long-term, caring team, who are all members of the Latrobe community. Our highly trained support staff is always attentive to the patient, making their dental experience enjoyable. They all participate in on-going continuing education to make each patient’s dental experience the best it can be. Our team is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to our mission.


(724) 539-2528
1015 Court Yard Plaza, Latrobe, PA 15650