Dr. Gary Wright, DMD

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Gary Wright has been practicing general dentistry and serving families in Lancaster County for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with his bachelor's and dental degrees, Dr. Wright moved to Lancaster and established his own family dentistry practice in 1984 at the Buck near Quarryville which moved to its current location in New Danville in 1987. A father of three and a wonderful husband, Dr. Wright places great importance on the care and comfort of your family. His attention to detail, passion for dentistry, and genuine concern for his patients have resulted in the longtime loyalty of his staff members and patients alike. Dr. Wright contributes the success and ability of his practice wholly to God as he brings his Savior glory in business and in all areas of life.
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When not in the office, Dr. Wright enjoys golfing with his wife, boating on the bay, fishing with his boys in Canada, cuddling his grandson, watching movies with his kids and three dogs, leading worship at his church, and rooting for his home-team: Go Steelers!

Patricia Wright, RDH

A native of southern Lancaster County near Little Britain and a Temple University graduate, Patty serves part time at our office. She became the original team when she returned to Lancaster after college and met her "Mr. Right" while working as a registered dental hygienist. They married in 1983 and now have three grown children, Jacob, Sarah, and Nathan, and three children-in-love, Anna Marie (married to Jacob), Aaron (married to Sarah), and Laura (married to Nathan). Besides her role as a happy wife and mother, Patty adores playing the part of "YaYa" to her grandson, Wyatt, and to the grandchildren yet on their way! Patty is a passionate follower of Jesus and never stops smiling, consistently spreading His love and joy throughout her community, in our office, and on the golf course.

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Fact: Patty has a latex allergy! We are therefore a latex-free office.

Polly Gainer, Office Manager

A member of the Wright family for over 40 years and our office manager since April 1987, Polly fosters a laid-back atmosphere that supports excellence. She helps all our patients know how important they are, loves her co-workers, and reveres the Biblical and moral principles Dr. Wright exhibits as a standard for himself and his staff. Polly also enjoys time with her family, studying God's Word, and venting to Jesus while riding her John Deere.
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"After 48 years in dentistry, I still love getting up in the morning knowing I still have a purpose in life. Not a day goes by that I am not confronted with 'You're still here?' Makes me laugh. I really don't know what I would do without the socialization, mind stimulation, and the camaraderie of the special people I've been blessed to work with at Dr. Wright's for the last 25 years. Over my 48 years of involvement in dentistry, I am facing four to five generations in families. Do you know how exciting that is? We have been blessed with the best when it comes to our patients. They are part of what has brought me so much joy in my employment all these years. I have been so touched by all these great people and their kindness and am grateful the Lord used dentistry to be a portion of my purpose in life. It's always reassuring to know you are in the 'Wright' place." – Polly

Crystal Melasecca, CDA

On the team since October 2005, Crystal attended the School for Assisting at Lancaster County Career and Technology Center. After completing her clinical rotation at our office while in school, Crystal knew Wright Family Dental was the place for her and has been a crucial part of our family ever since! A mother of two beautiful children and a wife of 11 years, Crystal thoroughly enjoys her job and places great importance on helping people feel confident about their teeth.

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Ericka Sipe, RDH

On our team for over 20 years, Ericka has an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Penn College of Technology. From encouraging kids to properly brush their teeth to helping our geriatric population adapt their dental hygiene needs to their lifestyle, she aims to customize the individuals' homecare that they may take the best possible care of their smiles. Native to Lancaster, she is a happy wife with two sweet children and enjoys camping, biking, and scrapbooking.

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Gerry Spong, RDH

Originally a patient at our office, Gerry trained with Dr. Wright as a dental assistant while attending Harrisburg Area Community College and has now been with us for over 20 years. Gerry loves time with her co-workers and patients and seeing all the nice people that have come to our office over the years. She especially loves teaching kids about good oral hygiene and seeing all their beautiful smiles. Gerry and her awesome husband have an adopted daughter from China.

Terry Tucker, EFDA

A graduate of Harcum College's EFDA program and the Willow Street Vo-Tech Dental Assisting Program, Terry was recruited to our team by Dr. Wright's wife in 1985 after moving to Lancaster's southern end. She enjoys closeness with her co-workers and loves getting to know our patients. Raised in Lancaster, Terry graduated from Lampeter Strasburg High, has a husband and two sons, and enjoys gardening, scrapbooking, their mountain cabin, and motorcycle riding.

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Anna Wright, Virtual Assistant

Anna joined our team in January of 2012 as our administrative assistant. Married to Jacob, the doctor's oldest son, she hails from Charlotte, NC but moved to Lancaster after graduating from Regent University with a Christian Ministry degree. After serving in our office for 2.5 years, she became a mom to the first Wright family granchild. Anna, Jacob, and baby Wyatt moved to Redding, California in fall 2014 where she now maintains many of her office duties from home.

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