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Eric C. Seidel, DMD,

Earned his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from Grove city college and was a member of the rugby team. He graduated in 2003 from Temple university school of dentistry where he was among the top of his class, earning induction into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. Prior to entering private practice, he elected to complete a one year dental residency program at St. Joseph’s hospital in his hometown of Reading, PA helping to treat the under served members of our community. He joined Dr. Null in Gettysburg in 2006 and became an owner of the practice in 2010. He has done postgraduate training at the Pankey institute and done extensive training in Invisalign and laser dentistry. He is a Premier Invisalign provider. He is a firm believer in lifelong learning and has pursued additional training in cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy and restorative dentistry. He is a huge proponent of dental technology and introduced Invisalign, digital scanning and laser dentistry into the practice. He is a resident of Lake Heritage where he lives with his wife Jennifer , their dog Abby and their four children. He is an avid water and snow skier and loves being outdoors. He enjoys volunteering and supporting local events and organizations such as the autism walk, relay for life, child advocacy center and the heart walk to name a few. He is passionate about modern dentistry and all of the great advances that is offers.

Cleveland L. Null, DDS,

has established a tradition of excellence in dentistry, patient care, and oral health in the Gettysburg community, earning the practice the first Adams County Chamber of Commerce Award for Exemplary Service. Selected as “Top Dentist” in both Susquehanna Style and Harrisburg magazines for the past several years, he continues to provide for the growing needs of the community and makes a difference in the lives of those he treats. This is exemplified in his many community contributions. Dr. Null was one of 11 founding members of Hospice in Adams County and served for years on The Adams County Children Youth Services board. A strong supporter of the YWCA and local businesses, he and his wife immersed themselves in the local community upon their arrival 35 years ago. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, Dr. Null proudly served in the Army Corps of Engineers (1966–69) and in the Dental Corps in Korea (1977). He is affiliated with the Columbus Center for Cosmetic Dentistry and the Study Club of the Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetics. He enjoys spending time with family, working on mechanical things, reading, sports, and travel. Dr. Null is married to Betsy Bliley of Richmond, Virginia, and has three children and six grandchildren.

Stephanie DeFilippo, DDS,

(formerly Dr. Stephanie Porter), obtained her dental degree at West Virginia University and her bachelor’s degree at Penn State University. Dr DeFilippo worked as a general dentist before she continued her education in pediatrics. She served her residency in pediatric dentistry at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and has focused her continuing education on a pediatric specialty. In addition to the American and Pennsylvania Dental Associations, Dr. DeFilippo is a member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. DeFilippo enjoys living and serving Gettysburg with volunteer efforts. Stephanie is very happy that the office is able to give back to this wonderful community. She is married to Christian DeFilippo, and they have a daughter, Athena and a son, Dante. In her spare time she enjoys reading, shopping, and absorbing the atmosphere of historic Gettysburg.

Kristin Russo, DMD,

received her dental degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and then continued on to complete her residency in pediatric dentistry and master of science in dentistry (MSD) at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. Her undergraduate degree includes a bachelor’s of science (BS) in Biology and French from Denison University while studying as a recipient of the Heritage Scholarship. Prior to recently relocating to Pennsylvania with her family, Dr. Russo practiced for five years as a pediatric dentist in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Russo originally comes from Indiana, Pennsylvania, but attended middle school and high school in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Russo is married to Scott Russo, of Virginia, and they have a daughter, Sadie. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, skiing, reading, and music.

Kristin Connors, DDS, MSD,

received her dental degree from the University of Maryland and her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. After completing dental school she pursued her orthodontic residency and masters degree at the University of Colorado. Dr. Connors has been trained in numerous treatment philosophies and techniques. She loves building relationships with her patients and seeing their self-confidence grow throughout treatment. Dr. Connors was born and raised in Lancaster, PA where she met her husband David Lambert, DDS. They are both thrilled to be back home and practicing in Pennsylvania. Dr. Connors enjoys music, dance, water sports, hiking with her dog Jayde, and spending time with her family and friends.

Pavel Ivashchuk, DDS,

acquired his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Temple University. At the University of Maryland he was one of the few selected to an implant clerkship program, where he worked on restoring and placing dental implants. Dr. Ivashchuk was the recipient of Harry E. Latchman Memorial Award for excellence in complete oral operative restoration. In addition he received awards from Academy of Osseointegration and International Congress of Oral Implantologists for his great interest and work in implant dentistry. He is originally Ukrainian though he grew up and spent most of his life in Steelton, PA as a sibling of eight. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending church, playing all sports (especially volleyball), watching movies and traveling.

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