Eric C. Seidel, DMD
Dr. Seidel 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 the Gettysburg practice 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 Platinum Plus 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.
Stephanie DeFilippo, DDS
Dr. DeFilippo (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.
Dr. Wegrzyniak, DMD
Dr. Wegrzyniak is a native of Central Pennsylvania and attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College with Departmental Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Ultimately in pursuit of a career in Orthodontics, she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After achieving her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with Honors in Community Service and Clinical Honors, she continued her education to specialize and earn her certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Master of Business Administration degree at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, Nevada.
She is currently a board certified orthodontist, and a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Pennsylvania Fifth District Dental Society, and the Harrisburg Area Dental Society. Dr. Wegrzyniak enjoys running, trying new foods, traveling, as well as spending quality time with her family and friends. She is also passionate about rescuing animals and enjoys playing with her pets, a tiger cat and a Boston Terrier. She enjoys working with her patients and the entire team at Gettysburg Dental Associates to provide the best dental care possible. Dr. Wegrzyniak is excited to meet you and begin creating beautiful, healthy smiles for you and your family.
Pavel Ivashchuk, DDS
Dr. Ivashchuk 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.
Barbara Magee, DMD
Dr. Magee was born and raised in China and came to the United States when she was 17 years old. She has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Temple University with a number of honors and scholarships for academic achievements. Continuing her education at Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University, she graduated with her DMD degree. Since graduation, Dr. Magee has actively participated in numerous continuing education programs and study clubs such as Spear Education, Clinical Master Classes and more to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and information. Dr. Magee is a Invisalign provider. She is currently studying implant placement with Engel Implant Institute.
Dr. Magee’s mission in dentistry is to provide the patients with the highest quality service while being compassionate, gentle, and professional. Her gentle methods of treatment and poised mannerisms lead to many referrals and much praise from her patients. In her spare time, Dr. Magee enjoys traveling, hiking, photography, and spending time with family and friends.
Melissa Seidel, DDS, MS
Melissa Seidel, DDS, MS, is a graduate of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. She then went on to attend Loma Linda University for her DDS degree where she graduated with honors in Orthodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics and was inducted as a member into the OKU national dental honor society.
She completed a 27-month residency program and obtained her MS and certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Loma Linda University.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new ethnic foods, and spending time with her husband and a mini-Goldendoodle puppy named Louie. This will be her first position with us and we are very excited to have her join our team!
Dr. Chani Barkai Simhi
Dr. Simhi majored in Biology and earned her Bachelor of Science from Towson University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland. She continued her training in general practice in New York and returned to Maryland for specialty residency training in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Simhi is an active member of the ADA, AAPD, IAPD and participates in local study clubs. She currently serves on the executive committee of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is on staff at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where she treats children under general anesthesia and serves on the cleft lip and palate team.
Dr. Simhi’s goal is to promote and improve oral health for all children including those with special health care needs. She is most passionate about prevention and motivating her patients to improve their oral health by creating positive and meaningful dental experiences.
Dr. Simhi is happily married to her husband, Naor, for more than 10 years. Together, they are blissfully raising their two children, Naama and Daniel.
Licenses and professional affiliations:
- Board eligible, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- Licensed by state of MD, Maryland state Board of Dental Examiners
- Member, American Dental Association
- Member, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Member, International Association of Pediatric Dentistry
- Admitting privileges Sinai Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- Cleft lip and palate team at Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- Executive committee, Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Basic life support (BLS)
- Pediatric advanced life support (PALS)