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Our Doctors

Bryan Persinger, DDS

Dr. Bryan Persinger has practiced dentistry since 1998. He is proud to be part of a practice that specifically makes a difference for his patients, not only by giving them outstanding dental care, but by creating an exceptional experience as well. Dr. Persinger and his team pay close attention to all patients’ needs, and work hard to exceed their expectations.

Dr. Persinger’s undergraduate degree was in mechanical engineering. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Though his formal education gave him an excellent foundation in the basics of dentistry, Dr. Persinger understands that the only way to provide top-level care is through continuing education.

He updates his training in many areas of advanced dentistry, including cosmetics, orthodontics and endodontics. He attended seminars and hands-on courses with The Hornbrook Group and PAC-Live Aesthetic Continuum. In 2016, Dr. Persinger graduated from the prestigious Kois Center located in Seattle, Washington.  A premier post-graduate program, the mission of the Kois Center is to deliver the latest advances in esthetics, implants and restorative dentistry.  Dr. Persinger feels this education enables him to deliver the highest level of care to our patients.

Dr. Persinger's professional affiliations include:  The American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and North Carolina Dental Society.

Originally from the small town of Hartville in northeast Ohio, Dr. Persinger moved to Charlotte in 1998 and has spent the past decade in Cornelius. He and his wife Tracie have been married for more than 25 years. They have a daughter Madeline, a son Justin, and a goldendoodle named Cali.

The family stays active by boating, playing tennis, riding dirt bikes, and skiing. Dr. Persinger’s passion is mountain biking: He can often be found on the many excellent trails around the area!

 

Kathryn Kruskamp, DDS

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Dr. Kruskamp graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina Dental School at Chapel Hill after attending Purdue University. She practiced family and cosmetic dentistry in Greensboro for five years before joining Branchview Dental Care. She has dedicated her professional career to providing her patients with the highest level of personalized, comfortable and affordable care.

Dr. Kruskamp enjoys patients of all ages. She has completed post-graduate coursework in general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kruskamp is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society.

The doctor and her husband, John, have two children, Jillian and Karson. The Kruskamps’ hobbies include traveling, family time playing board games and doing puzzles. They also enjoy the ocean and Dr. Kruskamp is a certified scuba diver.

 

Rebecca Salzman, DDS

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Dr. Rebecca Salzman is a compassionate dental professional who is eager to help care for Branchview Dental Care’s growing family of patients in Concord and the surrounding area. She is proud to bring her repertoire to our team & community. Her expertise includes advanced training in esthetic dentistry and treating patients living with disabilities. These are just a few of the many services she looks forward to providing our family of patients.

Dr. Salzman earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. She then attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. To hone her skill set and study specialty fields like implants, oral surgery, root canals and pediatric dentistry, Dr. Salzman pursued a general practice residency at Christiana Care in Wilmington, Delaware.

She also regularly takes continuing education courses in an effort to stay at the forefront of dental innovations, so she can always offer the latest and greatest standards of care for her patients. Additionally, Dr. Salzman has published three scientific research papers on drug-resistant malaria for the National Institute of Health.

Her professional affiliations include: The American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Salzman recently moved to the Charlotte area with her fiancé. They are both excited to make their new home in the warm climate and lovely outdoors of North Carolina.

During her time away from work, she does yoga, hikes, bikes and cooks. Dr. Salzman loves engaging her mind in creative pursuits, and she has painted five murals throughout her life. One of her most prominent works can be found in the Ontario Public Library in Ontario, California.

Dr. Salzman is dedicated to bettering the community and the world. During her studies at the University of Maryland, she twice visited Rwanda with other healthcare workers to make a difference in the lives of the impoverished and underprivileged. She also participated in Mission of Mercy charitable community healthcare events in Maryland.

 

Abbey Gonzales, DDS

Dr. Abigail “Abbey” Gonzales brings her passion to serve & emphasis on personalized care to  the Branchview Dental Care team. Through her upbringing & education, she has learned the  value of having a real dialogue with patients & ensuring that everyone receives the best  treatment in a comfortable setting.

Originally from the Maryland/Virginia/D.C. area, Dr. Gonzales now lives in Harrisburg, NC,  where her family has been since 2013. She received her undergraduate degrees in biology & linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a minor in Hispanic studies.  After that, she earned her master’s degree from Wake Forest University in intercultural  healthcare.

After seeing the difficulties her family & others had in both accessing & understanding dental  health, Dr. Gonzales decided to pursue dentistry. She went on to earn her doctor of dental  surgery degree from UNC at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry. She is a member of many  esteemed dental groups, including the American Dental Association, the Hispanic Dental  Association & the Charlotte Dental Society. She has also volunteered her services to underserved  communities & works as a pre-health professional mentor.

Dr. Gonzales finds dentistry to be a beautiful craft & loves to share this passion with her patients.  She believes keeping her skills honed & up-to-date will allow her to use the latest technology to  enhance patients’ care and make for more comfortable visits. This allows her to provide more  personalized care while building trust & lasting relationships. She is also trilingual, which is a  great benefit in communicating with her patients. She speaks English, Spanish & Tagalog.  

When she is not in the office, she enjoys visiting national parks to hike & stargaze. She is  especially fond of the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Dr. Gonzales is a triathlete & hits the  road often to train for her next event. Depending on the season, she enjoys diving & snowboarding as well. She is also a foodie & loves trying out new restaurants in the area.

 

Richard Chu, DDS 

Dr. Richard Chu loves the opportunity to help his patients maintain healthy teeth and improve their smiles.  His desire is to build relationships with patients, understand their needs and be able to provide comprehensive dentistry.  He has been practicing for the past two years in Raleigh, NC but recently decided to relocate to the Charlotte area.  

Dr. Chu earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UNC School of Dentistry. He is passionate about continuing his education so he can provide comprehensive care to his patients.  He has completed advanced courses in endodontics, Invisalign, and plans to attend the Kois Center and implant courses.

Dr. Chu is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society, the American Dental Association & the Academy of General Dentistry. Central to his pursuit of dental knowledge is the desire to help patients maintain stronger, straighter, and healthier smiles. With his comprehensive skill set, he can conveniently take care of all your dental needs.

Dr. Chu entered the field of dentistry out of a passion for technical, hands-on work and the ability to get to know so many wonderful people.  He’s proud to work with such an exceptional team that provides a warm and comfortable environment for patients and whose passion for excellent care matches his own. Dr. Chu has met many people throughout his career and is grateful for the meaningful relationships he has built with them, both in his team and with his patients. Helping people achieve the smile they want while customizing treatment for a patient’s specific needs is a fulfilling challenge and Dr. Chu is thankful for the trust his patients place in him.

Outside of the office, you can find Dr. Chu working out at the gym or on a yoga mat, cycling on the greenways, playing tennis or rock climbing with friends. He also enjoys traveling to national parks and other outdoor destinations.

 

Rocco Colucci, DMD

Dr. Rocco Colucci wakes up every morning excited to serve the community with great dental care. He enjoys building strong relationships with his patients to learn their goals & find solutions best for them. More than just caring for his patients, Dr. Colucci strives to give his patients an understanding of their oral health & how it affects their general well-being.

Dr. Colucci earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree at East Carolina School of Dental Medicine. He then completed a General Dentistry Residency program at the same school. He continues his education today with courses through ECU School of Dental Medicine, Gordon Christensen & UNC School of Dental Medicine. These courses ensure that Dr. Colucci can provide the best, most up-to-date care at the highest standards.

In addition to his education, Dr. Colucci is a member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association & the North Carolina Dental Society.

The dental profession allows him to serve the people where he lives, as well as those in need in underserved areas across North Carolina. Outside the dental office, he gives back to his community with volunteer work in Mission of Mercy clinics, the Hyde County dental clinic & at the Mooresville Soup Kitchen. He has also coached youth basketball and volunteered for the Relay for Life.

Dr. Colucci grew up in Mooresville, NC.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Lauren and has a new baby boy, Caden. When he is not working, he enjoys watching local sports, especially the NC State Wolfpack, as well as playing the guitar & golfing.

When Dr. Colucci pursued a career in dentistry, he took the next step in living his childhood dream. Now, he feels honored to work with a team that provides a relaxed, supportive environment centered around patient care. Dr. Colucci shares our mission of bringing attention to detail, compassion & empathy to every appointment in order to make you feel comfortable & earn your trust. He welcomes you to see what a passion for oral health & a team of dedicated professionals can do for your smile!

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