Megan – EFDA

At Dr. Rita Tempel’s office, I hold the position of Office Manager and Expanded Function Dental Assistant. I have worked with Dr. Tempel since becoming licensed in 2005. My husband Marc and I have two energetic boys. I personally love spending time with my family and watching my children play baseball, football and basketball. I have enjoyed working in this field and seeing how dentistry can change a patient’s life forever by just smiling with confidence.


I am a registered dental hygienist at Dr. Rita Tempel’s office. I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Harrisburg Area Community College in 2016 and received the prestigious Access to Care Award. Since then, I returned to college and received my bachelor’s in dental hygiene from Wichita State University. As a registered dental hygienist, my main focus is on preventive treatment and delivering quality individualized care to each patient. I love helping my patients achieve and maintain optimum oral and overall health.

When I am not caring for my patients: I like to spend my time with my family, friends, and my two dogs. I enjoy being outdoors, creating artwork and traveling.


Being new to the dental field I’ve been lucky to start my Dental Assisting career at Dr.Tempel’s office with her and her amazing staff. I completed the Dental Assisting program at Carroll Community College in 2021 and look forward to learning and growing here at Gettysburg Smiles. Helping to improve someone’s smile is a great pleasure!

 In my spare time I enjoy traveling with friends and family, crafting and baking cakes with my mom.

Valerie Lee

I work full time for Dr. Rita Tempel as her Dental Practice Administrator.  I have enjoyed working in the dental field for 30+ years.  My goal is to make patients feel as comfortable and welcome as possible when they visit our practice.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, reading, geocaching and spending time with my family.


I am a Registered Dental Hygienist with 32 years of experience.  I practice part-time in Dr. Tempel’s office and truly enjoy it. I am a proud mom of 3 boys, and have been married to my best friend for 30 years. I’m originally from central Illinois, where my father practiced dentistry. In fact, I am one of seven children, and 5 of us entered the dental field.  My interests include running, biking, hiking, golfing and traveling.

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