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GARY W. SELDOMRIDGE, DMD

Meet Dr. Seldomridge

Dr. Seldomridge was raised in Lancaster County and is a graduate of Manheim Township High School. His 13 year association with the Naval Reserves and participation with several volunteer teams to Mexico have enhanced his professional skills. His particular areas of interest are implant and jaw and facial reconstructive surgery. He enjoys life long learning and teaching as evidenced by the amount of hours of continuing education in which he participates.

Dr. Seldomridge is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Board Certified, 1990) and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) for which he serves as one of four Delegates from Pennsylvania to the national AAOMS House of Delegates. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (PSOMS) for which he is both Past President and Past Secretary. He served 6 years as president of the Central Pennsylvania Society of OMS and is past chairman of the Department of Dentistry, Chief, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and member of the Medical Staff Executive Committee of Lancaster General Hospital.

As a youth growing up in Lancaster County and ninth generation of his family to live here, Gary was very involved in school, church and community activities including being a three-sport athlete, Eagle Scout, and coach of a large age group summer swim team. He enjoys following up on many of these past connections with his patients today.

Dr. Seldomridge is married to Christina (Newkirk) of Evergreen, Colorado and has two wonderful sons, Tyler and Benjamin.

Dr. Seldomridge is very active with the Pennsylvania Dutch Council of the Boy Scouts of America, serving 6 years as a scoutmaster of Troop 102, member of the Council High Adventure Committee and a co-contingent leader for two Council excursions to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, a sailing adventure at the BSA Sea Base in the Florida Keys, and two Canadian canoe/portage treks with Northern Tier and Birchbark Expeditions. He serves as a leader on several committees of the historic Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Lancaster. Since 1988 he is the volunteer oral surgeon with the Lehigh Valley Easter Seals Cleft Palate Team. Washington & Lee University has always been an important part of Dr. Seldomridge's life; he is a Class Agent with their development office and also serves as an Alumni Admissions Representative.

Organizations:

  • • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow
  • • Pennsylvania Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Past President
  • • Central Pennsylvania Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Past President
  • • Middle Atlantic Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • • American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • • International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, National Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate – 2002
  • • American Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Association
  • • American Dental Association
  • • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • • Lancaster County Dental Society

Hospital Affiliations:

  • • Lancaster General Hospital
  • • Lancaster Regional Medical Center
  • • Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Cleft Palate Consultant

Curriculum Vitae:

  • 1976 Graduate of Washington and Lee University, B.S. in biology. He was an active student leader, swimmer and water polo player.
  • 1981 Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He voluntarily joined the U.S. Naval Reserves Dental Corps, serving all 4 years. He was the student member on the Admissions Committee, Class President and captain of the Penn Water Polo team.
  • 1981-1984 Activity Duty Naval Officer at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida. This experience as the staff general dentist included significant time working in other specialties. He assisted in many major oral and maxillofacial surgeries, reconstruction with bone grafts and trauma. It was this tremendous three year experience which forever positively altered his career plans.
  • 1984-1988 University Hospital Jacksonville, part of Shand’s Hospital of University of Florida four year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Included during this time was a full year Anesthesiology fellowship. Clinical rotations were in the major areas of internal medicine and surgical subspecialties. He was able to continue as a Naval Reserve Officer assigned to Fleet Hospital. He did short active duty tours with US Naval residency programs and completed the Combat Casualty Core Course and ATLS.
  • 1988-1991 Prior to joining the newly formed Conestoga Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice in 1991., he was in private practice Allentown/Bethlehem and Hershey/Lebanon. Both of these experiences were very beneficial in his career development.