Dr. Michelle Bernreuther grew up in the snow country of Oswego, NY. To escape the cold, she chose to go to Duke University in North Carolina for the warmth, academic environment, and fun of the Blue Devil basketball team. During March Madness you can always expect her to root for her college team!
After deciding on a Chemistry major in college, Michelle was unsure which path to follow for grad school until someone asked her what she was passionate about. She loved being artistic, creating things with her hands, problem solving, and science. Combined with her realization that she always stared at people’s teeth, dentistry appeared to be a perfect option.
As she made her way through dental school at the University of Pennsylvania, she knew she had made the perfect choice for a career that wouldn’t feel like work. Being able to make such a difference in people’s health and lives is incredibly rewarding and drives Michelle to constantly try harder and do better for her patients.
In 2007, Michelle graduated in the top ten of her class and went immediately into a one-year general practice residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem. She relished the opportunity to learn from numerous specialists and further her hands-on skills in periodontics, oral surgery, and general dentistry.
“Everyone really believes in what we do…We have a joy every day when we come to work. We love being here.”
-Dr. Michelle Bernreuther