Dr. John T. Gotwalt was born in 1951 to Marion and Dr. Spurgeon Gotwalt. John grew up in Akron Pennsylvania with his two siblings, Ellen and Tom. His father practiced dentistry in Akron and his mother was a home economics teacher at Ephrata High School. After attending Akron Elementary School and Ephrata High School he then attended Gettysburg College and received his B.S. in Biological Sciences. In 1977 John received his Doctor of Dental Science degree from Temple University.
After completing dental school, Dr. John T. Gotwalt opened his dental practice in Akron Pennsylvania in 1977. The practice moved to the current location in the Rothsville Medical Center in 1996. Our treatment rooms all provide a peaceful and relaxing view of northern Lancaster county.
Dr. Gotwalt resides in Schaefferstown with his wife Rebecca. They are the parents of two daughters, Sara and Amy. Sara graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh Dental Hygiene School in 2004 and the University Of Pittsburg School Of Dental Medicine in 2008. Amy is the mother of two children and is a graduate of Penn State and received her Master’s in education from Temple University. Currently Amy is working in the field of real estate after receiving her licensure.
Dr. Gotwalt places great value on continuing education. It is his firm belief that continuing his education allows him to be a better communicator, operator, and general dentist. By experiencing new educational opportunities each and every year, he is able to hone his skills, remain current, and live his profession with passion.
Dr. Gotwalt made the choice many years ago to study and complete the L.D. Pankey continuums and the Dawson Academy programs as well. Both are world renowned and second to none in their approach to quality and thorough dentistry. Their programs helped to mentor Dr. Gotwalt and his turn away from mass production dentistry and goal oriented business models where more is better. He is also is a long time member of the AGD and PAGD. Dr. Gotwalt received his fellowship with the PAGD in1996. Then after completing an additional 1000 hours of lecture and participation courses across all disciplines of dentistry he was awarded his mastership in 2012. He is also a member of 3 different study clubs R.V Tucker Gold Study Club, ADISC (Advanced Dental Implant Study Club) and PEAK study club all which meet two times a year. Dr.Gotwalt founded the chapter of the R.V. Tucker Study Club that meets here in his office and consists of 5 dentists and the mentor.
Dr. Gotwalt believes in individual care, time to get to know each patient, and in providing appointments that are scheduled just for you, allowing you to keep your schedule. In short, education and the pursuit of higher knowledge will make our journey together the best it can be. It provides us with joy and success at a master´s level as well.
- Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD)
- Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry
- RV Tucker Gold Study Club
- Advanced Dental Implant Study Club
- Dawson Academy
- Pankey Institute