Melissa's smile brings sunshine to our office. This experianced hygienist grew up in Berks County with her three sisters. She attended and graduated from Schuylkill Valley High School / Berks Career & Tech Center with an emphasis in dental occupations. After her high school graduation she worked as a dental assistant for a periodontal/restorative practice for nine years. Knowing that she enjoyed working in the dental field she decided to attend North Hampton Community College and obtain her certificae in dental hygiene. Melissa substitued in our office for vacationing hygenist for several years and in 2011 we were happy to offer her a full time position. She has quickly developed a following of patients and we are certain her appointment book will soon have a waiting list. Melissa and her husband Shawn enjoy an active outdoor life, spending as much time as they can walking, hiking, canoeing and camping. Their seven year old basset hound Lucy trucks along with them bringing sunshine to their life.
Jennifer grew up in our practice as a patient of Dr. Bob and Sherry Gensal. They not only did an fine job of caring for her oral health but peaked in her an interest in a profession within the field of dentistry. She attended and graduat4ed from Brandywine High School in 2000. Her next step was to attend hygiene school at North Hampton Community College, graduating in May of 2002. Jen joined our team as a hygienist in September of that year when the board results were in and the license had been granted. June 2005 provided Jen with another change in her life as she changed her name and became Mrs. Andrew Horst, that life took on a special meaning when they had their first child, Josiah, in April of 2008. Jennifer enjoys sharing with her patients not only the important tidbits of good oral hygiene, but also the fun things she enjoys in life such as traveling, listening to music, teaching Sunday School and learning sign language. If your looking for a quiet spoken but fun loving individual, to make sure your teeth and gums are their healthiest, Jenn may be the hygienist you're looking for.
Transplanted from Coatesville, PA LouAnn came to Reading in 1981 when she was employed as one of four school dental hygienist for the Reading School District. With a certificate of dental hygiene from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor's degree in Education from West Chester State College, LouAnn began her dental hygiene career 31 years ago. Educating children on the benefits of proper oral health from kindergarten to 7th grade and coordinating appropriate dental treatment are her main responsibilities for the school district Continuing education is an ongoing thing for hygienist and in this pursuit LouAnn has received her Master's Degree from Temple University and completed all content courses toward her Doctorate. Though LouAnn full time position is with the Reading Scool District we were lucky to have her join our team in 2006 as a part time hygienist. LouAnn currently calls Exeter home where she lives with a supportive and wonderful man named Matt. The couple enjoy music, sports, good movies, and most of all their red bloodhound named Buddy and their cat named Kee-kee.