Rita A Tempel DDS
Gettysburg Smiles
Exceptional Dentistry
Call: (717) 339-0033


Achievements and Patient Testimonials: Dentist Rita Tempel, Gettysburg, PA

  • Voted "Favorite Dentist" in the Gettysburg Times' “Pick of the Counties” annual readership survey, multiple years, including 2017
  • Accreditation Candidate, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • “Preferred Provider” for Invisalign services
  • Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce’s Exemplary Service Award, 2011
  • Recognized as one of America's Top Dentists by the Consumer's Research Council, every year since opening the practice in 2005
  • Voted one of the area’s “Top Dentists,” Harrisburg and Susquehanna Style magazines, multiple years
  • Dream Weddings professional for Adams and York Counties
  • Helps victims of domestic violence through the AACD charity "Give Back and Smile" 
  • Member of Hanover/Gettysburg Dental Society
  • Dr. Tempel also holds memberships in the PDA, ADA, and AGD
  • American Association of Women Dentists Award for the Outstanding Woman Dentist in Leadership and Academic Excellence
  • Dr. Tempel served three years of active duty in the Army Dental Corps
  • She was awarded several Army Commendation medals and Army Achievement awards
  • Elected President, Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society, University of Maryland Dental School
  • Gorgas Odontological Honorary Society, University of Maryland Dental School

                Gettysburg Smiles Cosmetics & Family Dentistry-Dr. Rita Tempel BBB Business Review   

Working with Dr. Rita Tempel and the staff of Gettysburg Smiles has been a privilege and honor! Just as the designers, bakers, jewelers and florists we work with on Dream Weddings are all artists, Dr. Tempel is a professional who creates a masterpiece through sculpting, bonding, whitening, and more to be on display as a beautiful smile for a lifetime. I have recently entrusted my own smile to Dr. Tempel and became a patient of hers. Through bonding and zoom whitening procedures, she has brought a new confidence in my smile to be displayed in front of the camera to millions of people.

Martine Cajas, host of the TV show Dream Weddings

This is my view of Dr. Tempel - when I think of T E M P E L, the following comes to mind:

Treatment – Dr. Tempel develops and executes against a comprehensive treatment plan that is designed for her clients’ needs and expectations.
Examination – The staff and Dr. Tempel provide the most through and comprehensive examinations – every aspect of your dental care is evaluated and considered for today and the future.
Modern – Every aspect of care, tools, technique and practice is based on modern dental care.
Professional – The staff and Dr. Tempel are highly professional with every aspect of client care handled.
Excellence – Dr. Tempel and her entire team are exceptional in every manner.
Local – Central Pennsylvania is blessed to have Dr. Tempel in our community. I travel over an hour for my appointments – a small drive when compared to the quality and assurance of receiving the best possible care

Robert C, Lewisberry

Recently, I chose to have veneers put on my teeth. This is something that I had been considering for sometime, but I did not do because of the long hours necessary in the dentist's chair. I have had a fear of dentists since childhood and would get extremely anxious the moment I sat down in the chair. This has all changed since I began seeing Dr. Tempel. She is very gentle and makes every effort to make you comfortable while in her office. My veneers are finished and I am extremely pleased with them. It has given me an extra boost of confidence at work.
I recommend Dr. Tempel to everyone.

Julie Lease, East Berlin

Dr. Tempel saved my smile! I have never felt more at ease in a dental chair than I did in this office. The office staff as well are extremely caring and put you at ease. I thank each and everyone in this practice for their competence, compassion and caring.

Marcia Fiscel, Gettysburg

Dr. Rita Tempel
2018 York Road Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: (717) 339-0033 URL of Map