SubstiToothFairy, LLC bloomed in the state of Delaware in 2008 by Seta Babayan. There was a high urgency of the Delaware Dental Community to be serviced especially since there was NO AGENCY to call on for help! With Delaware missing this vital link, Miss Babayan felt it necessary to bridge the gap of Dental Practices needing help and Dental Staff needing employment. Long before SubstiToothFairy was started, Miss Babayan, passionate about the dental field, gained hands-on experience by temping in 100+ offices, commuting great distances, sometimes working in two offices on the same day.
SubstiToothFairy understands and continues to learn all the demands of all Dental Offices in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey, that reach out for help and therefore hand-picks only the BEST workers to represent SubstiToothFairy. We hold standards high by designing an intricate interview along with a Dentist feedback system that will aid in keeping standards at a supreme level.
SubstiToothFairy strives not only to service the needs between Dental Practices that are in need of staff in order to maintain flow of the office and keep patients’ happy, but also to create jobs for professional dental staff looking for work in the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Seta Babayan-MacCrory, RDH, Founder:
At the young age of 14, I began working in a dental practice as a “gopher”. I learned about the dental practice from the ground up. I truly loved the experience while in high school, it motivated me to apply to Harcum College Dental Hygiene Program after graduating Upper Darby High School. I was accepted into their program and graduated with my Associate’s in Applied Science in 2004, with one of my classmates I’m now very happy to call my Director of Operations, Joseph Gruszka. Throughout my schooling at Harcum College, I was awarded the Edith Harcum Scholarship for exemplary work two years consecutively 2003, 2004. I also participated in Student Government Association 2001-2003 and was elected president of the Student Government Association in 2001. Throughout hygiene school, I actively participated in Student Dental Hygiene Association.
I’m proud to say I am dually licensed to practice Dental Hygiene in Delaware and Pennsylvania and take pride in my career as a Dental Hygienist as well as being an Entrepreneur.
In June 2017, I was awarded with SCORE’s Small Business Achievement Award and recognized by elected officials on State and National levels for the service I am able to provide our community and also for creating employment opportunities for dental professionals.
Seta being awarded Citation on National Level from Congressman Patrick Meehan
A message from Joseph Gruszka, Director of Operations:
I grew up in a wonderful dental practice in Chester, PA- as my father, Bob Gruszka, was a dentist. I worked for him throughout my childhood as a dental assistant and utilized my communication skills to also provide him with Front Desk help. I initially chose not to follow in his footsteps, so I pursued a career in Exercise Science & Athletic Training. After working as an Athletic Trainer for several years, I realized that I missed dentistry and wanted to return so I searched for a Dental Hygiene Program to attend while sharpening my skills as a cross-trained dental assistant. Luckily, the one and only program I chose to attend was Harcum College and I was accepted into the program immediately. Not only was this where I learned my skills as a Registered Dental Hygienist but also when Seta and I began our relationship as classmates in 2002. At Harcum, I was our Dental Hygiene class President and an active member of the Harcum Community. Receiving the Harcum Award for “Best All-Around Student” of the 2004 graduating class, was a great and unexpected honor after graduation! After graduating from Harcum, I worked for a great practice in Ardmore, PA for 9 years, taught clinical hygiene at Harcum for 5 years and worked as a temporary hygienist for the Philadelphia dental community in countless practices.
Unfortunately, in 2013 I was no longer able to practice Clinical Hygiene. Fortunately, Me and Seta kept in touch as colleagues and she was ready to expand SubstiToothFairy in early 2014 and chose me to be her “Right-hand Man”. She knew and appreciated my expert knowledge of so many aspects of Dentistry, that this was a great fit for the both of us! I was able to accept the position and excelled to be the Director of Operations at SubstiToothFairy. We strive to deliver high quality dental staff to all of the practices we service!
When I’m not servicing your staffing needs I enjoy my time with my wife Amy and my two children Rob and Max. I also enjoy to volunteer coach in all of their athletics, school activities, and my Church. Being an avid football fan, I’m proud to say I have been a Philadelphia Eagles Season Ticket holder since 1998!