40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

JOSH BRESLER

  • Philadelphia
  • Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters

Age:

39

Name of Practice:

Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters

Specialty:

Pediatric dentistry

Education:

DMD, Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry; certificate in pediatric dentistry from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


WHY HE WAS NOMINATED:

The son of a pediatric dentist, Dr. Bresler is now CEO and president of one of Pennsylvania’s largest children’s practices, originally founded by his father more than 35 years ago. He’s also the founder of Red Lion Surgicenter, the nation’s first ambulatory surgery center dedicated to providing dental care under general anesthesia. In addition, Dr. Bresler leads an annual dental mission to Haiti.

PHILOSOPHY:

“My father taught me three important lessons: First, find out what you’re good at and become the best at it. Second, always put your patients’ needs first, and rewards will follow. Lastly, when climbing the ladder there are two ways to get to the top: You can either step on others along the way, or you can pull them up the rungs with you. Sharing your knowledge and experiences is the only way to truly be successful.”

SAGE ADVICE:

“Balance — work hard, but also play hard.”