Rachel Bresler

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Name of Practice:

Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters


Pediatric dentistry


DMD, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry; certificate in pediatric dentistry, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Why She Was Nominated:

Dr. Bresler works alongside her sister-in-law, Dr. Tracey Bresler (next dentist), at Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters, founded in 1982 by the late David A. Bresler (Rachel’s father) and now run by his children and daughters-in-law. The practice has grown to eight locations, 45 dentists and 250 staff. The group also owns and operates Red Lion Surgicenter, the nation’s first free-standing ambulatory surgery center dedicated exclusively to dental procedures.

Why She Became a Dentist:

“When I was in high school and assisting my father in the office, I fell in love with the fact that dentistry was its own language. I loved that I could discuss cases with my dad or any dentist in the world, and they would know exactly what I was talking about. Pediatric dentistry is the perfect combination of psychology, education and goofiness—everything I wanted in a career.”

Most Memorable Patient:

“In my first week of residency, I was called for a consultation for a newborn with a cleft lip/cleft palate. I met with the family every week for the first few months to help with nasoalveolar molding. I was in the O.R. when the child had his first surgery, and although they live in Cleveland, years later, I’m still in touch with the parents.”


“My relationship with my two brothers. All three of us are pediatric dentists, and we work together in our practice every day.”

Impact of the Pandemic:

“We’re drinking a lot more water to keep up with the sweat from all the new PPE.”


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