Meet Gettysburg PA Dentist Office Staff


Meet Our Gettysburg, PA Dental Team

Elaina, EFDA

I am excited to be a part of the  Gettysburg Smiles tea ! I graduated in 2016 from Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School as a dental assistant. I then went back to school and graduated in 2019 from Harrisburg Area Community College with my associates degree as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. I was raised in Dillsburg PA and now living in York Springs PA with my husband and our dog Bow. We love spending time outdoors and going on camping trips around the area. 

Michele, Dental Practice Administrator

Michele joined Gettysburg Smiles in August of 2022 and is so Happy to be on Team Gettysburg Smiles!

Michele grew up in a small rural town in Northern Indiana, receiving her Dental Radiology and Expanded Functions training at Indiana University-South Bend, IN and her Medical Office Manager Certification from the Practice Institute.  Michele has been in Dentistry since 1979 and enjoys serving the financial and insurance needs of our patients. 

Michele is married, has three children, 2 Great Danes, 1 Kitty and 24 spoiled Chickens. She enjoys traveling with her family and spending time on their farm in Northern PA. 




I am a registered dental hygienist at Dr. Rita Tempel’s office. I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Harrisburg Area Community College in 2016 and received the prestigious Access to Care Award. Since then, I returned to college and received my bachelor’s in dental hygiene from Wichita State University. As a registered dental hygienist, my main focus is preventive treatment and delivering quality individualized care to each patient. I love helping my patients achieve and maintain optimum oral and overall health.

When I am not caring for my patients, I like to spend time with my family, friends, and two dogs. I enjoy being outdoors, creating artwork, and traveling.




I am a Registered Dental Hygienist with 32 years of experience.  I practice part-time in Dr. Tempel’s office and truly enjoy it. I am a proud mom of 3 boys and have been married to my best friend for 30 years. I’m originally from central Illinois, where my father practiced dentistry. I am one of seven children, and 5 of us entered the dental field.  My interests include running, biking, hiking, golfing, and traveling.