Meet Our Team
Our friendly, knowledgeable team is ready and willing to assist you with anything you need. We’ll help you get to know them…
Melissa – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
From a young age, Melissa wanted to help people and change lives. So, when the time came to go to high school, she decided that Bucks County Technical High School was the place for her. During the exploratory process at the tech school, she experienced many career options and was drawn to the dental field.
In 2005, soon after being accepted into the dental class, she landed her first dental assisting job with her childhood dentist. After graduating high school in 2008, Melissa went to Manor College in Jenkintown. There she received an Associate of Science degree as well as her state board certification as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. Prior to finding her dream job at Kessler Dental, she worked in one other practice.
Aside from her professional life, Melissa has an amazing family at home who supports her through everything. Melissa lives in Bensalem with her husband of almost three years. They are hoping to start a family soon and look forward to all the future has to offer them. In her free time, Melissa loves spending time with her loved ones, being outdoors and reading.
Chrissy – Dental Assistant
Chrissy Hirschfield graduated from Bucks County Technical School in 1998. Originally from Levittown, Chrissy worked for one dentist there for fourteen years. In November 2013, Chrissy and her husband, her high school sweetheart, purchased their first home in Red Hill, PA. Shortly after moving, Chrissy started working with the Kessler Dental Team.
Chrissy has two beautiful daughters, Haley, who’s thirteen, and Taylor, who’s eight. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, traveling and occasional date nights with her husband.
Thea – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Thea. I am an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) here at Kessler Dental. I started as a Dental Assistant when I was in High School through the Vo-tech Program. The reason I chose dental assisting because I use to have nightmares my teeth fell out over and over again. LOL! After 9 years of dental assisting, I decided I wanted to go back to school to further my education in the dental field so I became an E.F.D.A. Eleven years later and I still love what I do. I am very passionate about my job. I love being able to ease patients fears and anxiety. I will hold your hand through your procedures.
During my off time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 sons, 20 years and 14 years old. I volunteer my time with the Boy Scouts of America as a den leader and scout master. I also use essential oils for my overall health. I feel privileged to be a part of an amazing team here at the Kessler Dental Family.
Vanessa – Registered Dental Hygienist
Vanessa has been a part of the Kessler dental team since August of 2015. Vanessa started her dental career out of high school in 2007, graduating from Leigh Valley School for dental assisting. Upon graduation Vanessa worked for 2 years as a chairside assist for a general dentist and 4 additional years as an orthodontic assistant while working her way through her dental hygiene degree at NCC. Upon her successful degree completion and licensure, Vanessa has been seeing hygiene patients for four plus years . Her favorite part of dental hygiene is teaching her patients about healthy gums and teeth and creating friendships along the way.
Vanessa is the oldest of 3 girls and especially loves the summer months where she likes to spend time at the beach or taking motorcycle rides. Vanessa is a foody and likes trying new foods with different ethnic backgrounds and flavors. Her dream would be to someday visit every island in the Caribbean!
Diane – Dental Hygienist
Kessler Dental is pleased to welcome Diane Celia to our hygiene team. Diane comes highly recommended and has been providing dental hygiene services to her patients for 25 years. She graduated from the Community College of Philadelphia and keeps updated and educated by continuing to learn and study through various continuing education courses. Many of her patients have followed Diane throughout her career and we are happy to have them here at Kessler dental.
Diane is passionate about dental hygiene and loves to help her patients get, and maintain, healthy teeth and gums. She is a great communicator and always pleasant and upbeat. She specializes in working with patients who may previously had a bad dental experience and helping them be as comfortable as possible and overcome any fear they may have.
Diane grew up and lives in the suburban Philadelphia area. She is married and loves to read, and she loves it even that much more if she can be reading on the beach! She keeps busy with her little loves, her cats, Harley, Bella and Stella.
Lindsay – Registered Dental Hygienist
Lindsay joined the Kessler team in the fall of 2017 and brings with her over 13 years of dental experience. She earned her degree from Montgomery county community college where she graduated in 2006.
Lindsay understands that most people feel some degree of anxiety about visiting the dentist. That’s why she’s passionate about helping patients feel calm and comfortable in the chair. She has a caring heart and a gentle approach and meets each patient exactly where they’re at. She’ll talk you through your appointment step by step so you feel confident about your care. The most rewarding part of her job is helping people improve their dental health and seeing them leave with a smile. She’s happy to be a part of a family practice that is centered around compassionate care.
Lindsay and her husband Paul have been together for 16 years and will be celebrating their 11th year of marriage this October. They have three children together, a girl and two boys. Lindsay loves being with family, decorating her home, exercising, watching her kids sports and activities, and family vacations in the outer banks. She also loves having her teeth cleaned!
Amanda – Registered Dental Hygienist
Amanda began her dental career working in the office of her childhood dentist as an assistant in 2009. Shortly after, she was inspired her to continue her education and later graduated with her dental hygiene degree from Manor College in 2013. Since then, she strives to build personal relationships with her patients that are centered around educating and motivating towards an optimum state of oral health. “My goal as your hygienist is to provide comfortable, thorough, quality care!”
Outside of the office, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, Emma and Noah.
Beverly – Treatment Coordinator, Practice Manager
Bev brings fifteen years of experience in the dental field. She has worked with patients, handled clinical aspects of the dental office, and managed insurance and business issues. She especially enjoys working in partnership with Dr. Kessler and our specialists to assist patients. Using everyday language, she helps patients understand the doctor’s recommended treatment and procedures that will enable them to achieve optimal oral health.
Bev likes to work with our patients to figure out how to maximize the insurance benefits available to them and financial arrangements that will allow them to get the best treatment. She is passionate about oral health and thrilled to have the opportunity to work in such a caring family practice.
Bev has been married to her husband, Joe, for 40 years. They live in Lansdale and have six children and eleven grandchildren (:) at last count). She loves swimming, walking, biking, gardening and, of course, spending time with family, especially those grandchildren
Nancy – Treatment Coordinator
Nancy joined the Kessler Dental Family in January 2016 as a treatment coordinator and at our front desk. She brings over 30 years of dental experience beginning in her high school years when she was a dental assistant through her working as a Registered Dental Hygienist and then transitioning into the front office administrative side of the dental office. Her knowledge and hands on experience of dental treatment and procedures has already been a great asset to our team .
Nancy has 3 grown daughters and is expecting her first grandchild any day now!! She enjoys family time, cooking, reading and the great outdoors! She hails from New England and although she has lived in Bucks County for 23 years, she still claims her sports teams are all from her hometown state? It could be interesting at our front desk come football season as Tara is a die-hard EAGLES fan !! regardless, we are excited to have her and will overlook this one flaw – LOL !!
Tara – Receptionist
Since graduating from high school, Tara Muschera has been working in customer service. In 2002, she graduated from Lansdale School of Business with a degree in Computer Information Technologies. In 2012, she came to Kessler Dental where she enjoys working with people.
Tara married her wonderful husband, Michael, in July 2008. They reside in Hilltown, where they bought their first home. Tara enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her “furry and feathered family!” Tara has a Bernese mountain dog, Sasha; three cats, Kitty, Louie and Pepper; a sun conure parrot, Lestat, and an African grey parrot, Dexter.