Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg, PA Pediatric Dentist, Meet Our Team

Meet our pediatric dental team

Dr. Dwight J. Ashby    Dr. Nancy L. Rajchel   Dr. Jeffrey D. Kearns   Dr. Breanne W. Reid Dr. James D. Kearns   

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Our 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 dentistry.

What 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 problems.  

Pediatric 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 courses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwight J. Ashby, D.D.S., Diplomate

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Dwight J. AshbyDr. 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 woodworking.

 



Nancy L. Rajchel, D.D.S., Diplomate

Dr. 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.
 

Jeffrey D. Kearns, D.D.S., Diplomate

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Jeffrey D. KearnsDr. 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 residency.

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 Dental Society.

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.
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James D. Kearns, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentist Dr. James D. KearnsAfter 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.


 

 


Our Staff

Office Manager

Harrisburg Front Office

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Hygienists

Hygienist
Heather and Dottie


Sara and Lisa


Beth and Barb

 

Assistants


Lori

Eileen

Laura
     

Summer

Jessica

Halie
     

Angela

Melissa

Janelle
     

Amy

   
     
     

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