Dwight J. Ashby
Nancy L. Rajchel
♦ Dr. Jeffrey D. Kearns
Breanne W. Reid
James D. Kearns
♦ Office Tour
pediatric dental practice is geared to the special dental needs of
infants, children, adolescents, and persons with handicaps. Drs.
Kearns, Ashby, and Rajchel have received specialized
education in pediatric dentistry, and our staff is well trained in children's
is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist has special training in the oral health and dental development
of infants children, and teenagers. A pediatric dental degree
requires an additional two years of study following the four-year dental
degree. This special training allows pediatric dentists to provide
the most up-to-date treatment for a wide variety of children's dental
dentists are also trained to treat special patients who may have
emotional, physical, or mental handicaps. We maintain
state-of-the-art quality by attending numerous continuing education
Dwight J. Ashby, D.D.S.,
Dr. Ashby was born in
Anderson, Indiana. He was raised in Indiana
just outside of Chicago, Illinois. He
attended Purdue University where he received
a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. His
dental education was at Indiana University
and specialty training for Pediatric
Dentistry at Children's Hospital of
Cincinnati. Dr. Ashby and his wife Janet
have lived in this area since 1986 and
currently reside in Lewisberry, PA. His wife
is a nurse practitioner in Woman's Health.
They have four boys, two whom have graduated
from Penn State. Dr. Ashby is certified in
Pediatric Advanced Life Support and is on
the staff at the West Shore Surgery Center and
Hershey Medical Center. He
is a member of the American Dental
Association, the American Academy of
Pennsylvania Association of Pediatric
Dentists, the Pennsylvania Dental
Association and the Harrisburg Area Dental
Society. Outside the office he enjoys his family, biking, photography and occasional
In 2014, Dr. Ashby followed a calling and created a foundation (A Gift of Smiles) to help close the gaps that exist in dental healthcare for people with special needs. To learn more about A Gift of Smiles, please click here: www.agiftofsmiles.com.
L. Rajchel, D.D.S., Diplomate
Nancy Rajchel is originally from Amarillo,
Texas, and has lived in Mechanicsburg,
Pennsylvania since 1992, when she joined Dr.
Kearns and Dr. Ashby to practice pediatric
dentistry. Dr. Rajchel received her
undergraduate degree from West Texas State
University in Canyon, Texas, and her dental
degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in
Dallas, Texas. Deciding to specialize in
pediatric dentistry, she then received her
specialty training by completing a 2-year
pediatric dental residency at Baylor
College of Dentistry, Children's Medical
Center and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
in Dallas, Texas, obtaining a Certificate in
Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Rajchel is board
certified by the American Board of Pediatric
Dentistry and is certified in Pediatric
Advanced Life Support. She is a member of
the American Dental Association, the
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the
Pennsylvania Dental Association,
Pennsylvania Association of Pediatric
Dentists and the Harrisburg Area Dental
Society. Dr. Rajchel maintains staff
privileges at the West Shore Surgery Center.
Dr. Rajchel is the mother of one son and one
daughter. She enjoys traveling, camping,
fishing, reading and working out at the gym.
D. Kearns, D.D.S., Diplomate
Jeffrey Kearns grew up in Mechanicsburg and
he attended Mechanicsburg High School where
he played basketball and baseball. He
obtained his undergraduate degree from
Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA and while
attending college he continued to play both
sports. Dr. Jeffrey Kearns earned his dental
degree from the University of Maryland
Dental School and then went on to the
Virginia Commonwealth University to
complete his 2-year pediatric dental
Dr. Jeffrey Kearns is board certified by the
Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is
certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support
and is on staff at the West Shore Surgery
Center. He also is a member of the American
Dental Society, the American Academy of
Pediatric Dentistry, the Pennsylvania Dental
Society, Pennsylvania Association of
Pediatric Dentists and the Harrisburg Area
Dr. Jeffrey Kearns joined the practice in
2000 and is known to the children as Dr.
Jeff. He lives in Dillsburg with his wife,
Christina and their two boys, Jared and
Cameron. Dr. Jeff enjoys coaching his sons'
sports teams, golf, skiing, hunting and
vacationing with his family.
Breanne W. Reid, D.D.S.
While we knew at the beginning that Dr. Reid would only be with our office for three short years, it was still very sad to say goodbye to her on June 25th. Dr. Reid and her family have returned to their beloved San Diego. She will be joining a pediatric practice there and we wish her all the best.
D. Kearns, D.D.S.
After practicing pediatric dentistry for over 37 years in the Harrisburg area, Dr. Jim Kearns decided to retire at the end of 2011. He is eager to have the time to enjoy all his favorite hobbies such as hunting, skiing and bike riding.
He will be greatly missed by both staff and patients and we wish him all the best.
Harrisburg Front Office
Mechanicsburg Front Office
Heather and Dottie
Sara and Lisa
Beth and Barb