The staff here at Pursel Dental is lead by Doctors Kevin and Shannon Pursel. We have two assistants, one EFDA (expanded functions dental assistant), three hygienists and three administrative personnel. A dental assistant is a dental health professional who works closely with and under the supervision of a dentist. They work with patients by performing tasks before and after the dentist meets with the patient as well as assist the dentist during certain dental procedures. An EFDA is a highly trained and skilled dental assistant who receives additional education to enable them to perform reversible, intraoral procedures, and additional tasks (expanded duties or extended duties), services or capacities, often including direct patient care services, which may be legally delegated by a licensed dentist under the supervision of a licensed dentist. An RDH (registered dental hygienist) is a person trained and licensed to provide preventive dental services, such as cleaning the teeth and taking x-rays in conjunction with a dentist. Our office is a close-knit, family-like environment. We know our patients and their families by name. Everyone is welcome here! We are an advanced office and have many services to offer to patients of any age.
Dr. Shannon belongs to The Academy of General Dentistry, The American Dental Association & the Pennsylvania Dental Association. She has over 500 hours of continuing education in various topics. She is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honorary Society. She also holds a Certificate of General Practice and Hospital Dentistry from the University of Maryland Medical System. She also has a BA in Biology from Thiel College(1989) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (1993) DMD
Dr. Kevin belongs to The Academy of General Dentistry, The American Dental Association & the Pennsylvania Dental Association. He has over 500 hours of continuing education in various topics. He also holds a Certificate of General Practice and Hospital Dentistry University of Maryland Medical System. He was Chief Resident in General Dentistry at the University of Maryland Medical System (1994-1995). He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pennsylvania State University (1989) and University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (1993) DMD.
From top left to right: Dr. Kevin, Dr. Shannon, Amy-Dental Assistant, Judi-Financial Coordinator, Alicia-Administrative Assistant, Kris-RDH, Lisa-RDH, Kristen-EFDA, Brittney-RDH, Jonna-Office Manager, Carissa-Dental Assistant.