Meet the Team
Professional Training - Periodontics - Implant Dentistry
Dr. Gradwell's periodontic practice is staffed with highly qualified technical professionals who, as you will find, are also very friendly and caring individuals.
As a team, they work together closely with Dr. Gradwell to provide implant dentistry and periodontic support services to our patients. They take great pride in helping to deliver the highest level of dental mastery possible while assuring the utmost in comfort and care during all phases of treatment.
Kathy Cassel has been our Office Administrator since 1991. She is happy to answer any questions about our practice, payment policy, your account status, or your insurance plan. Kathy's longevity with the practice has helped to provide a continuous flow of quality throughout the years. Kathy and her husband,Steve, are actively involved in Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Coopersburg. Kathy is busy in her professional and personal life. She and her husband have three active children who enjoy participating in many sports in the Southern Lehigh School District.
Heather Walp has been Dr. Gradwell's surgical dental assistant since 2000. She is a 1996 graduate of the Lehigh Valley Dental Assisting Institute. Heather is very knowledgeable in all aspects of periodontal and dental implant procedures. She is always willing to take the time to answer any of your questions relating to your treatment plan and postoperative care. Heather maintains meticulous attention to detail in all she does, surgically and with patient care.
She and her husband welcomed the birth of their daughter Maliya on July 4, 2008. Heather and her husband enjoy camping and softball games. They also take care of the computer and electronic needs of our office.
Christine Hemphill has been Dr. Gradwell's surgical dental assistant since 2005. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of periodontal and dental implant procedures. Christine has a genuine care for each patient, and she brings a wonderful dynamic to our office setting. Christine coordinates all aspects of dental implant treatment in our practice, balancing technical skill and patient compassion. She coordinates Dr. Gradwell’s surgical schedule in Allentown, Roslyn and at the Lehigh Valley Hospital. She travels with Dr. Gradwell as his surgical assistant to maintain continuity of care for all patients.
Christine enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has a son, Eric, who attends Northampton Community College. Ali, her daughter, a middle school student in Nazareth, is active in softball and dance.
Sandra Svitana is our office typist. She is responsible for typing the letters that Dr. Gradwell dictates for each patient that has treatment done in our office. These letters are sent to the patient's general dentist to keep himor her informed of the care that has been provided by Dr. Gradwell. Sandra and her husband enjoy traveling as well as bowling in these "partially retired" days.
Lori Kasunic is our Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a 1993 graduate of Northampton Community College. She practices full time in the office of Dr. Donna Wallinger-Corvino in Wind Gap, PA. Dr. Gradwell is very excited to have Lori as a part of his dental team. Lori has all the qualities a dentist would look for in a dental hygienist: kind chairside manner, clinical expertise, and a passion for hygiene! Lori and her husband are busy parents of four daughters. She is also very active with her church.
Periodontics & Implants in Lehigh Valley Since 1990.
Contact Dr. Gradwell at (610) 770-1050 for your periodontal or dental implant consultation. From our Allentown periodontal office, we serve patients in the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding areas, including Bethlehem, Easton, Coopersburg, and Reading. We look forward to showing you the state-of-the-art options available to meet your dental needs.