Steven D. Crognale, D.D.S
Patricia A. Collins, D.D.S
Melissa M. Crognale, D.M.D.

Lancaster, PA Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Steven Crognale, Dr. Patricia Collins and Dr. Melissa Crognale

Crognale, Collins & Crognale Dentistry got its start on April 1st, 1981. Steven Crognale and Patricia Collins Crognale started seeing patients that first day and have served the Lancaster community ever since. Their daughter Melissa was born in September of that year and grew up in the practice. Many of our long time patients remember her as a child playing in the waiting room. She decided to follow in her parents path and joined our practice in 2008.

All three of our doctors serve the community by volunteering time and services to those in need. Additionally, Dr Crognale is a member of the American Dental Association, and Dr Collins is a member of the American Association of Women Dentists.

“We love it there, and that's hard to say when one goes to the dentist, so happy my kids are comfortable there also, so updated and nice receiptionist, so welcoming as soon as you enter, I highly recommend!!!!” - Madeline M.

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Melissa M. Crognale DMD

Melissa M. Crognale earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2008 with honors.  She completed a BS in biology at Dickinson College in 2004 and is a 2000 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School. 

Dr Melissa is a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry and is currently pursuing her Fellowship in the Academy.  She has studied under Gordon Christensen in Provo, Utah, and is beginning to study under Frank Spear. 

She spent six years working at SouthEast Lancaster Health Services, the Federally Qualified Health Center in Lancaster City.  She was a member of the National Health Service Corps for three years while there. 

Dr Melissa is passionate about public healthcare and outreach, and has completed four international medical mission trips to the countries of Haiti, Brazil, and Guatemala (twice).

Dr Melissa resides in Lancaster with her twins, and enjoys long distance running, reading the New York Times, listening to NPR, and getting away to the beach.

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