Dental Staff

All professionals at Warren Dental Arts maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental and medical fields. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

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Gail Burns, D.M.D.

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Wade Crum, D.M.D.

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Brian Carlson, D.M.D.

Dr. Carlson is originally from Cameron County. He attended Penn State Erie and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology. He then Attended Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University and graduated with his D.M.D. 
Brian is a member of ADA and PDA and continues his education through multiple C.E. courses throughout the year. 

Frias Ali, D.M.D.

Dr. Ali is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and is board certified by the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Ali is a Fellow of both the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Ali holds a surgical fellowship from the Misch International Implant Institute. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Jeffrey Rice, D.M.D

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Laura Walden, RDH, 

Laura Walden graduated from Fortis Institute in Erie, PA with a degree in specialized sciences and obtained her Dental Hygiene and Local Anesthesia licenses.  Upon graduation, Laura received the “Outstanding Dental Hygienist” award from the Northwestern Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association for her outstanding academic and clinical performance as well as professional demeanor.

Laura’s professional experience started with working on the underserved at public health dental offices, where she learned to care for a wide variety of patients with different, sometimes challenging, dental needs.  She is passionate about helping patients have and maintain healthy teeth and gums. 

In Laura’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets and doing home improvements. 

Erika Ongley, RDH, 


Erika is a 2014 Graduate from Fortis Institue With an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene and a local anesthesia licensure. She lives in Springcreek with her husband and 2 daughters.