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Temple University KORNBERG SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY To Dedicate David A. Bresler Student Life Center and Cavity Busters Cafeteria Honoring the Memory of Beloved Philadelphia Pediatric Dentist






PHILADELPHIA, PA September 13, 2021  On Friday, September 17, Temple University will host a dedication event to honor one of its most successful alumni and a treasured Philadelphia legend, Dr. David A. Bresler. A 1979 graduate of the Temple dental school, and the founder of Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters, a large multi-location pediatric dental practice, Dr. Bresler served as a pediatric dentist to generations of Philadelphia children.  He was also an influential educator and a member of Temple’s faculty. Dr. Bresler died in 2015.

The David A. Bresler Student Life Center has become a social and educational hub for students at the dental school.  Dr. Bresler’s three children are also Temple Dental graduates – Joshua Bresler, DMD ’03, Jason Bresler, DMD ’06, and Rachel Bresler, DMD ’14 – and they each continue their father’s legacy in their leadership of the Cavity Busters practice, and service to Temple.

Each year, Temple Dental relies on gifts from alumni and friends to ensure its continued success. Each gift, regardless of the amount, has a significant impact on each student, and the future of the school and the dental profession.  In recent years, the School has received a combined total of $5 million in major gifts.  These donors will also be honored at the dedication ceremony:

  • Jorge Blanco, a 2002 graduate, and Dr. Rauda Jamis immigrated from Cuba with no funds or resources. Dr. Blanco and his two sons (and now, granddaughter) all received their dental education at Temple Dental.  They operate 14 dental practices in Miami.  Their gift supports a new technology-equipped lecture room/classroom for advanced group learning opportunities.
  • Bhaskar and Niranjan Savani, 1995 and 1996 graduates, respectively, immigrated to the United States from India to study at Temple Dental. After graduation, they developed a large multi-state network of dental practices, as well as operating a large mango farm in India.  Their efforts in India include supporting sustainable farming practices to preserve the habitat and future of Asiatic lions.  Their gift to Temple Dental supports a new technology-equipped lecture room/classroom for advanced group learning opportunities.
  • Larry Stone, a devoted 1973 alumnus, focused his major gift to developing ethical understanding among dental professionals, supporting an annual symposium and lecture series on practical ethics.
  • Reem Shafi, a 1998 graduate, has been committed to serving Temple Dental as a member of the Board of Visitors, and a former president of the alumni association. After graduation, she established and now owns more than 15 dental practices.  Her son is a 2021 graduate of the dental school, and a current resident in the periodontology and implantology graduate program.  Her gift supports Temple Dental’s digital dentistry training lab.
  • Cary Kliman, Class of 1966, supports research at Temple Dental. A solo practitioner in the outskirts of Washington, D.C., he has established the Cary Kliman Research Program in Oral Health Sciences.
  • Kim Ly Van immigrated from Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. After working in different jobs, he enrolled in Temple Dental and sustained himself by working as a dishwasher in local restaurants and as an overnight aid in nursing homes.  After graduating from Temple Dental in 1990, he moved to New York City where opened a practice in Chinatown.  He is highly regarded by the New York Police Department for his care of first responders after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.  His gift supports a conference room in the Bresler Student Life Center.
  • Faculty members Jo Ann Nyquist, Hana Hasson, and Amid Ismail contributed to building the advanced David S. Bresler Dental Student Life Center. Nyquist contributed to a yoga room, and Drs. Ismail and Hasson supported a conference room.

“These alumni have elected to support Temple Dental with major gifts because they have witnessed the significant positive changes in the culture and programs of their dental school,” says Dean Ismail.  “The alumni are responding because their aspirations are being met.”

The dedication program will be held from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, at the School of Dentistry, 3223 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Temple’s new president, Dr. Jason Wingard, is scheduled to attend and speak at the morning ceremony.

About Temple Dental

Since its founding 158 years ago, Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry has achieved a reputation for clinical and educational excellence and is recognized nationally and internationally. Its general and specialist dental clinics treat thousands of patients each year from the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, Delaware, and New Jersey.  Its dental students and residents are inspired to become caring healthcare practitioners, proactive public health advocates, inquisitive lifelong learners, and innovative leaders.

About Temple University

Temple University is a center of excellence in teaching and research, with an international presence and a commitment to community.

Our talented faculty lead more than 600 academic programs across 17 schools and colleges, and on campuses and partnerships that span the globe, from Rome to Japan. While retaining our attention to the great city of Philadelphia that is our home, Temple draws students from the region, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States, and around the world.

Today, more than 37,000 dynamic and diverse students call Temple their educational home. Temple is among the nation’s largest educators in the combined fields of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatry. The university’s extraordinary faculty offer world-class teaching and experiences, while our researchers are engaged in solving the most difficult issues that we face today, from eliminating HIV/AIDS to helping communities deal with the impact of climate change.



Today is BACK TO SCHOOL Raffle Day!

In honor of the original Doc Bresler’s birthday – Cavity Busters will be having a Back to School Raffle today, in all of our 8 office locations. Dr. David A. Bresler, known as DAB in the office, was not only dedicated to being a healthcare provider for children but was a respected and lifelong educator, as well! We have been collecting raffle tickets all month- long, and today – 8 lucky winners will be selected! Of course, no school day is complete without the start of a good breakfast, so we included one of DAB’ s  favorites – Frosted Flakes!!

 #cavitybusters #alwaysinthecommunity #davidabreslerdds #drdavidbresler #backtoschool #pediatricdentistry


Full and part-time positions working for the premier Philadelphia area, pediatric dental practice are now available. Multiple office locations, with an ongoing need to fill positions!

Child abuse, criminal, and FBI fingerprint background checks are required to work with children. For full job descriptions, contact

DENTAL HYGIENIST: Full-time, Part-time positions
Must be experienced, x-ray certified (or become x-ray certified), AND must be able to work Saturdays.
EFDA: IMMEDIATE Full-time position. Must be experienced, and able to work Saturdays. Also multiple, part-time, positions are available.


♦Paid vacation, personal, and sick time! ♦Paid holidays! ♦Health and Dental insurance! ♦Life insurance!  Additional Benefits!  ♦401(k)  ♦Flexible schedule  ♦Paid time off  ♦Referral program

Become part of our Cavity Busters family today! Contact for all available jobs, descriptions, requirements, locations, hours, and benefits/information.

The David A. Bresler Student Life Center has Opened at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry

Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters is featured as the cover story in the July issue of Suburban Life magazine. The Doctors Bresler created a beautiful and long-lasting philanthropic gift to Temple’s Kornberg School of Dental Medicine, honoring the life and legacy of their father, David A. Bresler, and his many decades of extraordinary contributions to the dental school, students, and alumni.
In memory of “Doc” Bresler, the David A. Bresler Student Life Center has been born. The official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place in early September.
Click on the link to read:

Become Part of our Cavity Busters Team!


Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters, the area’s premier pediatric dental practice is continuing to grow, and WE ARE HIRING!

Full-time and part-time jobs now available! For full job descriptions, contact Child abuse, criminal, and FBI fingerprint background checks required to work with children.

JOB TYPES: Full-time, Part-time
Hygienist for our Roxborough & South Philly locations. Dental hygiene license required.
JOB TYPE: IMMEDIATE, Full-time position
Experienced dental assistant to work in our Roxborough and South Philly locations. You must be able to work Saturdays. You must also be x-ray certified, or become x-ray certified.

JOB TYPES: IMMEDIATE Full-time position

Experienced EFDA to work in our Roxborough and South Philly locations. You must be able to work Saturdays. Also part-time, multiple positions available. Ongoing need to fill these positions.

· Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
· Paid holidays
· Health insurance
· Dental
· Life insurance
Additional Benefits
• 401(k)
• Flexible schedule
• Paid time off
• Referral program
Become part of our Cavity Busters family today! Contact for all available jobs, descriptions, requirements, locations, hours, and benefits/information.

Congratulations to Dr. Josh Bresler and Dr. Theodore Croll on Publishing Their Recent Article in Compendium, May 2021 Issue


At Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters, safety always comes first!

Read about safe dental sedation in the May 2021 issue of the dental magazine, Compendium, authored by Cavity Busters’ own Dr. Theodore “Ted” Croll and Dr. Josh Bresler.

New Partnership with One House at a Time (OHAAT) “Beds for Kids Program”

Every child deserves a good night’s sleep in their own bed!


Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters is excited to announce the new partnership we have formed with an organization called OHAAT (One House at a Time). Its “Beds for Kids Program” strives to ensure that every child has a bed to call their own, along with some essentials to improve their overall health and well-being. We know that a child’s ability to be alert and productive during the day can be directly related to the quality of sleep received the night before. Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters is working to support our community by not only providing exceptional oral health care but by helping local children get the sleep they need and deserve! We have donated 500 bags with toothbrushes and coloring books – but together we can do more. The OHAAT “Beds for Kids Drive” has begun at our Northeast office, Geiger Road, location.
If you have any new TWIN-size bedding items (sheets, pillows, mattress pads, fleece blankets, bedspreads, or comforters) that you can donate – please bring them to our Northeast office location when you have an appointment. We have a collection box at the front desk. If you have an appointment at another office and would like to donate, please bring your donations with you at that time.
Thank you for your generous donations!  For more information, email or visit
#cavitybusters #alwaysinthecommunity #bedsforkidsprogram #ohaat #philanthropy 

University of PA School of Dentistry Honors Dr. Josh Bresler in February Alumni Spotlight

For Immediate Release

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month 2021, meet Penn Dental’s February Alumni Spotlight, Josh Bresler (GD’05)! Dr. Bresler (and his 2 siblings) followed in his father’s footsteps by pursuing a career in pediatric dentistry that allowed him to go ‘play’, rather than go to ‘work’.

Dr. Bresler credits @penndentalpeds residency experience alongside practical experience @childrensphila, with his comfort in treating complex cases. Most patients are referred to pediatric dentists from general dentists; cases that require more extensive experience in complex issues, behavior management, and complicated medical histories.

Dr. Bresler’s biggest piece of advice to parents is to bring their child to the dentist before their first birthday – creating healthy oral health habits for both parent and the child. He views misinformation as the highest barrier to children’s oral health. Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in children, and Dr. Bresler wants parents to understand that when left untreated, it can cause long-term problems. He hopes that parents trust their dentist, and will work in conjunction with the dentist to treat and improve their children’s oral health.



Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters Makes $5,000 Donation to Sunshine Foundation

Because COVID19 canceled 2020 events, we were unable to hold DOC’S ROCK THE BLOCK CAR SHOW, an annual fundraiser held in memory of our beloved founder and original “Doc Bresler”, Dr. David A. Bresler.

The Sunshine Foundation, a national wish-granting organization that answers dreams of children who have a chronic, life-long illness or medical condition, was dear to the heart of Doc Bresler and his family, and it has been a recipient of their decades-long, philanthropic efforts.

GIVING BACK and helping children, continues to be important to Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters. Although the Car Show was canceled, thanks to our offices’ and Car Show sponsors’ generosity, we were able to honor Doc’s memory and make a contribution of $5,000 to The Sunshine Foundation (

THANK YOU to our special sponsors who made this philanthropic gift possible:
~Keystone Recognition
~Texas Roadhouse
~Philadelphia Phillies
~Physician and Tactical Health Services
~Cheng Crowns
~Eisener Amper
~Morton Towing and Recovering
~Police and Fire Union
~Orthodox Auto Company
~Keystone PF Red Lion


Rachel Bresler, DMD and Tracey Heiken Bresler,DMD Recognized as 40 Under 40 Awardees by Incisal Edge Dental Magazine


Dr. Rachel Bresler and Dr. Tracey Heiken Bresler have been recognized as “brilliant achievers, ages 40 and under” by Incisal Edge dental magazine, with its 40 Under 40 signature award: 2020 Best Dentists, category~Dental Specialists. Fewer than 500 of America’s best young dentists have earned this prestigious designation over 10 years, including this year’s 2020 awardees. To read more about their accomplishments, go to About Us/Meet Our Doctors.

Everyone at Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters is so proud of Dr. Rachel and Dr. Tracey’s accomplishments, and their devotion to pediatric dentistry.



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