Meet Our Doctors

Our doctors are committed to continuing education and learning the best of the new advances for providing quality care, ensuring that they will remain abreast of the latest in dental solutions and techniques.

Michelle Wear, D.D.S.

Dr. Wear knew early in her life that she wanted to be a dentist and she realized that dream in 1990 when she graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Wear believes that only through listening, clear communication and understanding can the most effective treatment be provided to support your overall health. Dr. Wear thrives on her relationships with patients and is most fulfilled when she has the opportunity to assist an anxious or fearful patient in a relaxing experience that they didn’t dream was even possible!

After dental school, Dr. Wear went on to complete her general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Loma Linda, California, where she received special training in hospital – based general dentistry and working with medically compromised patients. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, Frederick County Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.


John W. Kershner, D.D.S.

In his long career, Dr. Kershner has held a wide range of leadership positions which include spending a great deal of time in mission work. Dr. Kershner is best known around Frederick as a superb clinician. He loves to treat his patients with grandfatherly understanding. His patients experience his enthusiasm for making smiles beautiful and many describe his clinical skills as those of an artist. Dr. Kershner and Dr. Wear enjoy strong collaborative professional relationship that keeps your dental health in sharp focus, and ensures that you will always be provided with the most appropriate, state-of-the-art care.

Dr. Kershner graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Kershner is a member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, and the Frederick County Dental Society. In 1997 he served as President of the National Association of Seventh-Day Adventist Dentists. This group currently is helping sponsor 104 dental clinic missions throughout the world. In his free time, he has traveled to Russia, volunteering his services in a dental clinic he established in 1992. He also enjoys camping, mountain climbing, woodworking and spending time with his five grandchildren.

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