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Posts for: May, 2012

By contactus
May 17, 2012
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Diana, E.F.D.A.
A graduate of Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Diana is a licensed Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Diana has been working in the dental profession since her graduation in 1981. A member of the Pennsylvania E.F.D.A. Association, Diana brings a fabulous level of knowledge and expertiese to Dr. Balthaser's team. Diana is a mother of 2 sons and recently celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary.


Douglas Henschel, D.D.S
Dr. Henschel has practiced in the Reading area since his graduation from Temple Dental School in 1976.  He joined Dr. Balthaser’s practice in February, 2012 after closing his practice of nearly 34 yars.  Dr. Henschel retired from the Navy Reserves as a dental officer in 2011 after 25 years.   An avid runner, he has completed 74  marathons.  He has a beautiful daughter, Abby, who resides in Florida.


Michael Balthaser, D.M.D.

Dr. Michael Balthaser is a local Berks County native having graduated from Tulpehocken Area High School. He received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from DeSales University. While at DeSales, Dr. Balthaser was a standout student and athlete, lettering in two sports, soccer and tennis, achieving conference all-academic honors in both, graduating Summa Cum Laude and being awarded the DeSales University President’s Medal upon graduation. Dr. Balthaser went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry where he graduated in the top 2% of his class with Summa Cum Laude honors. He has achieved numerous awards of distinction throughout his dental career including the Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Award for Clinical Excellence, the American Academy of Oral Pathology Student of the Year Award, the Philadelphia County Dental Society Senior Student Award, and induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Honorary Dental Fraternity. Dr. Balthaser recently served as President of the Berks County Dental Society from 2010-2011. Dr. Balthaser has achieved fellowship status from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in recognition of his advanced education in implant dentistry.  Dr. Balthaser also maintains continuous membership in the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Berks County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is dedicated to serving the needs of the dental community by attending continuing education seminars regularly to stay up-to-date on all technological advances in dentistry and beyond. He has also been responsible for bringing renowned speakers to the Berks County area for all dental society members to benefit.

Dr. Balthaser resides in Mohnton, PA, with his wife Melissa, and their four children, Owen, Adam, Blake, and Andrew. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and playing golf.