Meet The Doctors

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Bryan Persinger, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Bryan Persinger has practiced dentistry since 1998. He is proud to be a part of a practice that truly 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 Ohio State University’s dental school with his doctorate in dental surgery. While 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.

Dr. Persinger regularly updates his education in many areas of advanced dentistry, including cosmetics, orthodontics, and endodontics. He has 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, WA. A premier post-graduate program, the mission of the Kois Center is to deliver the latest advances in aesthetics, 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, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the 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 last fifteen years in Cornelius. He and his wife, Tracie, have been married for 30 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, and he can often be found on the many excellent trails around the area!

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Kathryn Kruskamp, DDS

Dr. Kathryn 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 working with 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, spending time with family, playing board games, and doing puzzles. They also enjoy the ocean, and Dr. Kruskamp is a certified scuba diver.

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Abbey Gonzales, DDS

Dr. Abigail “Abbey” Gonzales brings her passion for serving and emphasis on personalized care to the Branchview Dental Care team. Through her upbringing and education, she has learned the value of having a real dialogue with patients and 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 and linguistics with a minor in Hispanic studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After that, she earned her master’s degree in intercultural healthcare from Wake Forest University.

After seeing the difficulties her family and others had in both accessing and 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, and the Charlotte Dental Society. She has also volunteered her services to underserved communities and works as a pre-health professional mentor.

Dr. Gonzales finds dentistry to be a beautiful craft and loves to share this passion with her patients. She believes keeping her skills honed and 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 and lasting relationships. She is also trilingual, which is a great benefit in communicating with her patients. She speaks English, Spanish, and Tagalog. 

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

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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 his 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 and 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, and the Academy of General Dentistry. The driving force behind 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, cycling on the greenways, or playing a game of tennis or a round of golf with friends. He also enjoys traveling to new cities and trying out new restaurants.

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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 about their goals and 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 and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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 and 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, and empathy to every appointment in order to make you feel comfortable and earn your trust. He welcomes you to see what a passion for oral health and a team of dedicated professionals can do for your smile!

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Deepa Patel, DMD

Dr. Deepa Patel believes that dentistry is not only a profession but a way of life where she is able to build long-term relationships with her patients. Dr. Patel values compassion and makes it a top priority to provide comfort and care to each patient.

Dr. Patel earned her bachelor’s degree at Mercer University in Georgia and her master’s at Barry University in Florida. She then went on to earn her dental medicine degree from Tufts University in Boston and completed her dental residency with the Indian Health Services in Arizona. She is a life-long learner and continues to keep herself up to date on dentistry’s newest research and techniques through the Kois Curriculum. Kois features a comprehensive nine-course curriculum with the latest advances in aesthetics, implant, and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Patel believes clear communication is key to great patient care outcomes. Fluent in both English and Gujarati, Dr. Patel enjoys talking with her patients and having the opportunity to educate them on the importance of their oral health.

Oral health is the gateway to overall health, and Dr. Patel keeps this in mind as she crafts personalized care plans for her patients. Comfort is important, and she wants her patients to feel at home when they visit and strives to make each person’s experience enjoyable.

Born in Kentucky and raised in Middle Georgia, Dr. Patel recently moved to Charlotte, where she now lives with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world with her husband to spark her personal growth. They also enjoy hiking, visiting national parks, and trying out new restaurants. Some of her favorite travel memories have been African Safaris, hiking through Patagonia, and shark cage diving.

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