Dr. Steve Hottenstein

 

Although born in Bethlehem, Dr. Hottenstein spent most of his youth in Los Angeles, CA. After graduating from high school, “Dr Steve” originally planned on a career in social work. His undergraduate studies were completed in 1968 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.  His graduation also meant he had a difficult decision to make as the draft was instituted during the Vietnam War. Rather than be drafted, Dr Hottenstein joined the United States Navy eventually becoming a Naval Flight Officer. Serving as a Bombardier-Navigator from the years of 1969-1972, Lieutenant Hottenstein recorded 300 carrier landings and 175 combat missions while cruising the Gulf of Tonkin aboard the USS Enterprise.  It was during his military service that Lt Hottenstein became friends with a Navy dentist who encouraged him to consider a career in dentistry once discharged. Taking his advice, Dr Hottenstein attended Albright College to satisfy the necessary requirements for admission to dental school. Following two years of study at Albright, Dr Steve was accepted to Temple University School of Dentistry.  He achieved his DDS IN 1979 but continued at Temple serving as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Fixed Prosthetics Department until 1995. Following graduation, Dr Hottenstein returned to Reading to complete a one year General Dentistry Residency at Community General Hospital. As luck would have it, a chapter of the Lions Club in Leesport was building a medical center at First and Peach Streets and was looking for a dentist. The practice was founded in December of 1980 and the rest, as they say….is history.

Away from the office, Dr Hottenstein has been married to his wife, Debra, since 1975. They raised 4 adult children (two of whom are dentists) and have 3 grandchildren. He enjoys traveling anywhere but especially to baseball stadiums. He has been to 20 of the 30 Major League Baseball stadiums and counting. Likewise he is a passionate Philadelphia Phillies fan. So passionate, that he was too nervous to watch most of the Phillies 2008 run to the World Series. In fact, he found it easier on his stress level to frantically pace the streets of Wyomissing, only returning home after receiving multiple messages confirming the Phillies victory.

Dr. Jordan Hottenstein

 

Dr. Jordan Hottenstein joined the Central Berks Dental family in 2009. However, as Dr. Hottenstein’s son, he has been learning about teeth for his entire life. Dr. Jordan graduated from Wyomissing Area High School in 2001 at which point he enrolled in undergraduate studies at West Chester University. It was during his time at West Chester that he decided dentistry was the career for him. During his undergraduate summer breaks, Jordan truly began his dental education working at a dental laboratory. “The importance of the knowledge I acquired working at the lab could not possibly be overstated. Many people think that dentists physically make the crowns, bridges, dentures and other prosthetics, however, the laboratory people are the true masters at fabricating all that good stuff. The chance to work side by side with a dental technician was the opportunity of a lifetime for someone who was trying to achieve a career in dentistry. Not only did it give me a major advantage as a dental student but also provided skills and knowledge that I still use every day.”  After completing his degree a semester early Dr. Jordan spent the winter of 2005 living as a “ski bum” working as a ski lift operator at Copper Mountain in Colorado. In the fall of 2005 he again followed in his father’s footsteps by enrolling at Temple University School of Dentistry, graduating in May 2009. He worked part-time from July 2009 to June 2010 while also serving as a resident at St Joseph’s Medical Center, Reading PA.  Since 2010, Dr. Jordan has been practicing full time at Central Berks Dental. He remains an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) and Berks County Dental Society.  He has also been listed in “Berks County Living” and ‘Lehigh Valley Living as a “Top Dentist” in 2012 and 2013 as voted by his peers of dental professionals.  Away from the office, Jordan enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr Laura (a pediatric dentist) and son, JD.  In his leisure time Jordan enjoys golf, skiing, cooking and working out.

Julia Bierkamp

Dental Hygienist

Graduated from University Of Delaware in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Of Sociology and Northampton Community College in May 2007 with a degree in Applied Science.  Joined Central Berks Dental in September 2007. Julia is married to Dennis and has 3 children Dennis, Jackson and Rose. She enjoys spending time with friends and family.

 

Nikki Dicerchio

Dental Hygienist

Graduated from University of Pittsburg in 2011 with a degree in Dental Hygiene

Has been working for Central Berks Dental for 5 years

 

 

Melissa Hartman

Dental Hygienist

Graduated from Northampton Community College in 2006 with a degree in Applied Science.  Joined Central Berks Dental November 2007. Melissa is married to Andy and has one son named Ethan. She enjoys cooking, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.

 

JoAnn Herbst

Billing Manager & Receptionist

Graduated from Cedar Crest College 1974 with a Degree in Sociology. Has been working for Central Berks Dental since 1990. JoAnn is married to Kerry has two children Sean and Jayme. She has four wonderful grandchildren named Ella Logan Lydia & Bria.

 

Lisa Schappell

 Dental Hygienist

Graduated from Northampton Community College in 2001. Has been working for Dr. Steve and Dr. Jordan Hottenstein for over 16 years.  Lisa is married with 3 children. Enjoys spending time with family.

 

Angie Schlenker

Receptionist & Assistant

Started working for Central Berks Dental in June 2003.  Angie is married to Chad and has one son named Austin.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 

Jennifer Strouse

Dental Hygienist

Graduated from Northampton Community College in 1989 with a degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.  She has been with Central Berks Dental for 25 years.

 

Angela VanKuren

Dental Assistant

Angel has been working for Central Berks Dental for 21 years. She is married to Mark and has 2 children, Nicholas and Alicia. Angel has one wonderful granddaughter named Vayla.  She enjoys reading and working out at the gym.

 

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DIRECTIONS

 

We are conveniently located just off route 61 in Leesport, PA.

Peach Street has a traffic signal on route 61, turn at the light

 

Coming from the north:

    Make a right onto Peach Street (the traffic signal at Hoss’ and Steve Moyer Subaru)

    continue approximately 300 feet, the office and parking lot will be on your left

 

Coming from the south:

     Make a left onto Peach Street (the traffic signal at Hoss’ and Steve Moyer Subaru)

     and follow approximately 300 feet, the office and parking lot will be your left

Mailing Address

 

PO Box 724

Leesport, PA 19533

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