Meet The Doctor
Dr. Nathan J. Flesher with his wife and son.
Dr. Nathan J. Flesher with his wife and son.
Dr. Nathan values integrity in dentistry. Along with this core belief, he provides lifelong, compassionate care to families and always focuses on excellence for optimal patient outcomes. He enjoys face-to-face interaction and firmly believes in taking the time that’s needed to fully understand the needs and desires of everyone who puts their trust in him. For Dr. Nathan, helping people and making a positive difference in their lives is at the center of everything he does.
Meet Dr. Nathan J. Flesher
When he saw how his friends’ parents were changing lives as dentists, Dr. Nathan knew right away he had discovered his calling. A “plan B” wasn’t part of his vocabulary.
A Uniontown, PA native, Dr. Nathan first earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry before achieving his DMD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2014. He followed God’s calling, which guided him to the Christian Medical and Dental Association placement program. One of his most significant accomplishments was commissioning as an officer in the Army National Guard Dental Corps. He joined in 2013, just before starting his dental studies, when he discovered a scholarship opportunity. He remains involved, using his skills and knowledge to promote and restore the dental health of the nation’s honorable service members. A staunch supporter of these brave soldiers, Dr. Nathan takes great pride in helping them care for their oral health. Whenever he spots a solider who hasn’t yet realized the importance of a healthy smile, he will spend a few extra moments with them – a truly life-changing interaction.
Outside the office
When he’s not helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams, Dr. Nathan loves spending time with his beautiful wife, Becca. They were high school sweethearts and married at the age of 20. Becca is passionate about helping others as a registered nurse. Together, they have a young son, Gavin James, and French bulldog, Hank. Dr. Nathan serves a special patient base outside the office; our nation’s soldiers. He was commissioned as an officer in the Army Dental Corps in 2013 and holds the rank of Major.
Dr. Nathan stays physically active by exercising and exploring the outdoors. Other pastimes include traveling, shooting, sporting clays (clay pigeon shooting), reading, and sharing his knowledge with others. Since helping other people is integral to his life’s mission, Dr. Nathan also helps out at his church and volunteers for Beautiful Feet Ministries. Each month, he provides free dentistry for the homeless and less fortunate. He’s an active member of several dental organizations and … he’s a self-confessed nerd who loves technology.
Dr. Nathan values integrity in dentistry. Along with this core belief, he provides lifelong, compassionate care to families and always focuses on excellence for optimal patient outcomes. He enjoys face-to-face interaction and firmly believes in taking the time that’s needed to fully understand the needs and desires of everyone who puts their trust in him. For Dr. Nathan, helping people and making a positive difference in their lives is at the centre of everything he does.
Hear from the doctors who laid the foundation for us
For more than 40 years, Golden Rule Dental Care has had a hand in improving the community’s oral health. Dr. Nathan J. Flesher is proud to continue the excellent work of those who came before him, including doctors David Bridgwater and Carter Kolodny.
In 2016, Dr. Flesher took over for Dr. Bridgewater. He catered to patients in the Woodland West area for 40 years. In a letter to patients, he expressed confidence in passing the torch to Dr. Nathan, a doctor who shares similar ethical, moral, and professional values.
“It has taken me several years to find such a person…” said Dr. Bridgwater, describing Dr. Flesher as “well experienced in all phases of general and family dentistry.”
After meeting Dr. Flesher and his wife, Becca, he quickly grew fond of them. “They are a young and enthusiastic couple who are excited about this opportunity to build a practice and serve you as their patients.”
Over the years, Dr. Kolodny got to know Dr. Flesher as a colleague and friend. He was fully confident in Dr. Flesher’s ability to care for his patients.
“I chose Nathan specifically for his integrity, focus, and honesty, and for his superb professional skills and excellence in achieving optimal patient outcomes,” said Dr. Kolodny. “He also shares my ethical, moral, and professional values. I fully believe he will provide you with compassionate lifelong care.”
Dr. Flesher is grateful for gaining the endorsement of both doctors. He plans to continue to make them proud by staying true to his mission of helping others while honoring God first. He is making enhancements through technology upgrades and new procedures, resulting in the most efficient, accurate care possible.