Dr. Matthew D. Freedman
Dr. Matthew D. Freedman is a lifetime resident of Lancaster, PA. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Temple University School of Dentistry, he completed a General Practice Residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. He received his board certification from the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners.
Joining his late father in practice, in 1993, Dr. Freedman has been very active in local and state organizations. In 2000, following in his father's footsteps, Dr. Freedman was elected President of the Lancaster County Dental Society. In 2011, Dr Freedman was elected as the President of the Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry.
In 2012, Dr. Freedman achieved the highest award possible in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Freedman was awarded his Mastership in the Academy. Achieving this award requires over 1100 hours of continuing education...education that is not just in the classroom, but providing actual case studies of treatment rendered on patients, and having it reviewed by his peers. Only 4 percent of all practicing general dentists in the United States achieve this honor.
Other notable achievements include:
- Past-President, Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry
- Past President, Lancaster County Dental Society
- Fellow, International College of Dentists
- Fellow, American College of Dentist
- Master, Academy of General Dentistry
- Member, American Dental Association
- Member, Pennsylvania Dental Association
- Member, Lancaster County Dental Society
- Advisor / Consultant, School District of Lancaster
- Volunteer, Steering Committee, DALCO (Dental Access Lancaster County)
Dr Freedman maintains his residence in Lancaster County. He is the father of three teenage boys. When not engaged in his dental practice, Dr Freedman enjoys exercise, spin classes, and working around his house. He loves traveling....which has included visiting far off places such as Morocco, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and China in the past few years.
DENISE - Office Manager
Denise has been in the field of dentistry for over 3 decades. She started her career with Dr. Edward Freedman after graduating from Willow Street Vo-Tech Dental Assisting program. She continued her career with Dr Matt. Her children have kept her busy over the past 30 years. Her Children have grown, married and Denise and her husband are enjoying their 1st grand daughter. They also enjoy the outdoors and outdoors activity at their vacation home in Huntingdon, Co.
TAYLOR - Receptionist
Taylor joined our practice in April of 2021. She brings with her 7 years of dental administrative experience.
Taylor lives in Lancaster County with her son, Jake and Standard Poodle, Carson. In her free time she enjoys practicing yoga, reading, being outdoors, and going on road trips. She also likes visiting new places and loves being at the beach. Taylor goes to Florida often to visit her family.
AMANDA: Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Amanda is a life long Lancaster County resident. She graduated from Lancaster County Career and Technology Center's Dental Assisting program and Harcum college for her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certification. She has worked with Dr. Freedman since 2007. She is married to Travis and they have 2 daughters and a son. Alycia, Trinity, and Tanner. Their family also has 2 bulldogs and a cat. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys crafting, and her family spends a lot of their weekends camping. Amanda enjoys working in the dental field, working with patients, and comforting them during procedures. She loves making them feel better about their smiles.
COLLEEN: Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Colleen was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, then moved to York County in 1994 with her husband. Colleen started her career in dentistry in 1989 working in the specialty fields of Pediatric and Orthodontic Dentistry. She later graduated from YTI, earning her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification. She joined our practice in the spring of 2013. She finds the field of Dentistry very exciting, always changing and growing. She feels it’s especially rewarding to see a patient that was unhappy with their smile, completely transformed and confident after their dental procedures.
Colleen lives in York County with her husband Tom and their four teenage children. In her time off she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, hiking, yoga, and watching her children’s sporting events.
ADRIAN: Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Adrian is another life- long Lancaster County resident. She graduated from Lancaster County Career and Technology Center's dental assisting program in 2003. In 2005 she attended Harcum College to obtain her expanded functions dental assistant (efda) certification. Adrian knew at an early age that she wanted to be in the dental field and thinks of dentistry as an art form.
Adrian resides in the southern end of Lancaster County with her husband Jesse, their two children Caleb and McKenna, and their dog Cooper. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and the beach.
JAN: Registered Dental Hygienist
Jan arrived at Dr. Freedman’s office with 42 years of experience in dental hygiene. She is a graduate of Temple University, with an Associate of Science Degree. Jan had a desire to make Dr. Freedman’s office her professional home after her first visit to the office, due to the up-to-date work environment, Dr. Matt’s sense of humor and the great team atmosphere!
Jan enjoys getting to know and understand the needs of her patients. She loves using her expertise in educating the patients why complete oral care is so beneficial, and how it correlates to their overall general health.
Outside of the practice, Jan enjoys gardening, home improvement projects, sewing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She is a long time resident of Lancaster and has 2 married sons, a daughter, and 2 grandsons.
Mary Ellen joined the practic in 2016. Her dental career began 25 years ago as a Dental Assistant. Mary Ellen attended Harcum College where she received an Associates Degree and completed her clinical training at the University of Pennsylvania. She now has 19 years experience in Dental Hygeine.
As a member of the Freedman Dental Team Marry Ellen is passionate about her patient's care and educating them in better Oral Health. She strives at making her patients feel at ease by building a relationship built on confidence and trust.
When not working Mary Ellen enjoys reading, traveling, and watching her sons play sports. Mary Ellen is married and has 2 sons and 2 step daughters and a dog named Indy.
Aly, a registered dental hygienist, has been with Dr Matthew Freedman’s practice since the fall of 2018, after moving back from Kansas City, Missouri. A native of Lancaster County, she grew up in Ephrata and later attended Dental Assisting at Lancaster Career and Technology Center during her last year of high school. She fell in love with the profession. She loves being able to help patients feel more at ease and getting to know them on an individual basis.
She wanted to dive further into the world of Dentistry and graduated as a Dental Hygienist with an Associates in Arts Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College, attaining her hygiene license, and certification in the administration of local anesthesia. Later she obtained her Bachelors in Health Policy and Administration from Pennsylvania College of Technology.
In her free time, she loves being outdoors and spending time with her husband Gil and their three German Shepherds…. Sasha, Rosie, and Boulder. Aly and Gil are eagerly anticipating their first child, due this December.
Ericka joined the practice in 2018. She is also a native of Lancaster County. After graduating from Penn Manor High School, she attended Pennsylvania College of Technology. She graduated with an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 1992. She has been practicing for the last 30 years in a clinical setting. She loves getting to know her patients. This allows her to individualize her treatment along with their home care instructions to better improve not only their dental but also their overall health. A goal of hers is to always make a patient feel at home while in her chair. Since she started working at Dr. Freedman's office, she has enjoyed the feeling of an instant close family.
Ericka enjoys time with her husband, Joel, and 2 children, outside of the office. Some of their favorite places to visit are, Stone Harbor NJ and camping at Knoebels. Both her husband and herself are about to embark on a new adventure, empty nesters. Their daughter, Emily, has just graduated from college with her MSOT. Evan, their son, is off to college, Ericka's alma mater, in the fall. Kirby, their Havapoo dog will keep them company. She also loves spending time with friends along with scrapbooking and traveling.
Melissa, a Registered Dental Hygienist, graduated from Northampton Community College in 1994 with an associates degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She loves meeting new people and caring for their dental needs. Melissa began working at Dr. Freedman’s office in 2020. She has a gentle touch and caring personality.
Melissa grew up in Lancaster County. She now lives in the Wrightsville area with her husband Patrick, her 3 boys, Trey, Cole & Quinn; and the family dog Sam.
When not at work Melissa enjoys running, yoga, and watching her son’s sporting events.
Zoey has been a member of the practice since November of 2021. She is in charge of patient relations. She is here most days during the week, and can be found relaxing comfortably behind the front desk.
She has been a welcome addition to our practice and is a joy to have here. She particularly loves interacting with children, and playing fetch in the hallway.
Occasionally, we will let her visit patients throughout the office.... (When we have first cleared it with the patients present.)
Zoey looks forward to meeting you and your family at your next visit!