We're pleased that our dental staff is comprised of some of the most talented and caring practitioners in the region. Our doctors and hygienists are dedicated to serving you, our patients in the most professional manner possible, while maintaining a light and fun atmosphere. Our support staff of assistants and front office personnel are knowledgeable and trained to handle all your needs efficiently.
We are proud of our involvement in the Indian Valley Community. Some of our local affiliations include a twenty plus year membership in the Souderton-Telford Rotary, and the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. We also are corporate sponsors of D.A.R.E., helping to bring Retro Bill to our schools. We are sponsors of the Montgomery Theater, the Indian Valley Boys and Girls Club, and the Moyer 5K Race. Our doctors and staff often speak at local schools about dental health, and do in-school dental exams.
Dr. Marc F. LipkinDMD, FAGD, FAAID, Diplomate, ABOI
After receiving his B.A. degree in Sociology from Villanova University in 1976, Dr. Lipkin did post -graduate work at Temple University. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated in 1980. Continuing his education at The University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lipkin earned a post-graduated degree in Advanced General Dentistry in 1981, and was then appointed a Clinical Associate of Oral Rehabilitation at The University of Pennsylvania where he taught in the post graduate school until 1993. Since his days as a student, Dr. Lipkin, has committed himself to continue to learn and share his dental expertise with his patients and other professionals. In addition to managing his own practice for over 30 years, he is a member of the Medical Staff, Department of Surgery at Grandview Hospital in Sellersville. He has lectured to local dental study groups on various dental techniques. A lifelong learner, educator, and innovator, Dr. Lipkin has developed an expertise in full mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implant surgery and restoration. He is certified by Nobel Biocare in Dental Implantology, Invisalign® orthodontics, and has extensive training in periodontics and prosthetic reconstruction through his post graduate studies. Dr. Lipkin earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 1997, and has been a member of the professional organization for more than 25 years. Fellows of the AGD must earn a minimum of 500 approved continuing dental education credits and pass a 400-question exam following five years of continuous membership. He is currently on track to become a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). After passing a rigorous written examination, Dr. Lipkin was presented to the Board of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and passed his oral examination and case presentation examination, whereby he was granted an Associate Fellowship in this prestigious group joining the ranks of only twenty-three others in the state of Pennsylvania. He was presented a Fellowship in this organization by credentials in 2012. He is also a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), an international organization dedicated to the advancement of dental implants. He has earned his Fellowship in this organization and his Mastership in their Implant Prosthodontics section. The latter award can only be attained by demonstrating proficiency in dental implant placement as well as implant restoration. Dr. Lipkin was awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) in 2012. This prestigious organization recognizes dentists for expertise in dental implantology, both surgically and restoratively. The conference of Diplomate status signifies that the practioner conforms to the highest standard of care available, as judged by the board. Dr. Lipkin is one of fourteen dentists in Pennsylvania who have achieved this prestigious designation and less than five hundred world wide. Dr. Lipkin has just been recognized as a 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016,and most recently, a 2017 Philadelphia Magazine TOP DENTIST. To create their TOP DENTIST list, Philadelphia Magazine asked thousands of dentists in the region to nominate their peers- those who they thought were the best in their specialty. Narrowing down the nominations with the help of a hand-selected 'Advisory Board', Philadelphia Magazine editors compiled their final list, ultimately recognizing the TOP DENTISTS. Dr. Lipkin was named by his peers as a TOP DENTIST in the category of General, Cosmetic, and Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Lipkin is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Montgomery-Bucks Dental Association, the Philadelphia County Dental Association, and the Suburban Implant Study Club. He also serves as a dental expert witness for plaintiffs and defendants and has contributed to articles in dental text books and periodicals. He has recently been appointed a Secondary School Committee admissions interviewer at his alma mater, The University of Pennsylvania. An avid Philadelphia sports fan Dr. Lipkin's other hobbies include travel, antique and collectable cars, and classic movies. Since coming to the Souderton area thirty-one years ago, Dr. Lipkin has been a member of the Souderton-Telford Rotary.
Dr. Spencer GrossmanDMD
Dr. Grossman is a native of South Brunswick, NJ. He received his Bachelors degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1998 and continued his education at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2004, he began a General Practice Residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey. Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Grossman joined the hospital’s staff as an attending dentist helping to train incoming residents. Dr. Grossman is committed to educating his patients and providing them a safe, comfortable, and pleasurable dental experience. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and continues his training through a variety of educational courses. Recently, he has done post-graduate studies in Sleep Apnea and is activly treating patients with this issue. Outside of the office, Dr. Grossman is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and Labrador Retriever.
Dr. Alan R. SchatzDMD
Dr. Alan R. Schatz obtained his Doctor of Dental Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1986. He practiced general dentistry for four years before receiving his specialty certificate in Endodontics in 1992 from Penn. He practiced with Indian Valley Dental Associates before opening his own endodontic practice in NorthWales. Dr. Schatz maintained this private practice limited to Endodontics for 17 years before again joining our practice. He is member of the American Association of Endodontics. When away from the office, Dr. Schatz enjoys skiing, bike riding, and spending time at the shore with his wife and three children.
Michelle Samsel RDH
Michelle has been with our practice since 2004. She is a Souderton High School Alumni and graduate of Dental Hygiene at Harcum College in 1999. Providing comprehensive, quality care is her number one goal in caring for her patients dental health. In her free time Michelle enjoys raising her daughter, spending time with her family, and traveling the Caribbean.
Elisha Dupree RDH
Elisha graduated from Montgomery County Community College as a member of the National Dental Hygiene Honor Society, Sigma Phi Alpha. She truly loves being a hygienist and is dedicated to improving her patient’s oral health and overall well being. Elisha lives with her husband, two daughters, and their two cats. She enjoys music, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Peg Kurnik EFDA, CDA
Peggy has been with Indian Valley Dental for 42 years. She earned an Associates in Science degree from MCCC and attended Manor College for completion of her C.D.A. and E.F.D.A. certificates. She is a member of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Peg lives in Lansdale with her husband Bob, and has two daughters and three beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys running with her friends and vacationing in Florida. She loves her patient's and takes great pleasure in being an intricate part of a team that provides the best that dentistry has to offer. 'Over the years we have rehabilitated thousands of mouths and I still get a thrill out of seeing the fantastic results.
Denise EntwistleDental Assistant
Chris Gerhart and her husband of 31 years live in Telford. She has been a dental assistant since 1984. One of her passions for the last 23 years is Save the Children. She loves doing the work of a dental assistant and spending time with her family and friends. Chris loves the beach and when she retires, hopes to live in a seashore community.
Rosemary McCoyDental Assistant
Rosemary began her career as a dental assistant in 1997, receiving her x-ray certification in 1998. She is happy to be back in the dental field after time away as a stay at home mother. Rosemary has lived in the Lansdale area for the last 25 years.
Kim BizonAdministrative Assistant, Insurance Coordinator
Kim earned her BS degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University. She loves to serve her patients to help make sure they have the best experience possible in the office. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband PJ and their three children. Kim also enjoys traveling and home improvement.