D.D.S., F.A.G.D, F.I.C.O.I.
Dr. Gordley is a member of the ADA, the CDS (Christian Dental Society), PADS (Pennsylvania Dental Society), the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and is a Fellow of both The Academy of General Dentistry as well as the in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Internationally, he has served as a missionary dentist in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Honduras. As seen in Pittsburgh magazine, Dr. Gordley has been named by his peers as one of the region's top dentists 12 times including in 2020. Additionally, he has been named one of America's Top Dentists seven times by the Consumers Research Council of America including in 2018. David lectures on the topic of digital dentistry and serves as a key opinion leader in this field to his peers. When out of the office he enjoys hunting, fishing, biking, and skiing in his leisure time as well as spending time with his three daughters, Lauren, Aubrey, and Claire. David has continued in his service to the Slippery Rock community for over 15 years. He serves as SRU's team dentist and he founded the Slippery Rock youth wrestling program. Dr. Gordley is a guest lecturer at SRU on the topic of sports trauma. He also provides annual lectures at local elementary schools on the topic of tobacco awareness and oral health and volunteers as the school dentist for the Slippery Rock School district.
Dr. Gordley graduated from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. After graduation Dr. Gordley completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency in the United States Air Force, furthering his skills in the cosmetic and surgical aspects of dentistry. He then served as a dentist in the United States Air Force where he was awarded a Commendation Medal for both his professional accomplishments, and his work in the local community. Dr. Gordley has also received the prestigious Fellowship Award in the Academy of General Dentistry, an achievement that only 7 percent of dentists achieve in their career! Of further note, Dr. Gordley has completed an externship in oral implantology at the Midwest Implant Institute, and has studied implantology at the Zimmer Institute in Carlsbad, CA as well as Miami, FL. He places implants using guided surgical protocols based on 3D digital planning. Dr. Gordley has recieved the prestigious Fellowship Award in The International Congress for Oral Implantologists. David has studied advanced esthetic restoration and occlusion at the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago, and at the prestigious Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Gordley is a certified Invisalign provider and has completed several advanced courses on Invisalign treatment. David believes in treating others as he would like to be treated himself. He gets to know each his patients as individuals and provides them with exceptional dental care.
Dr. Vanessa P. Kachulis D.M.D.
Dr. Kachulis earned a bachelor of science with focus in microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh. She also went on to receive her doctorate of dental medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kachulis is a member of the ADA (American Dental Association), PDA (Pennsylvania Dental Association), and AGD (Academy of General Dentistry).
Dr. Kachulis is passionate about providing the best possible care to her patients, and strives to keep patients at ease. She hopes that her optimistic and upbeat demeanor translates to positive experiences in and outside of the dental office. She enjoys forming relationships with patients, and has started to find her home in the town of Slippery Rock. Dr. Kachulis is Greek Orthodox, and enjoys spending time with friends and family from her church, as well as Greek dancing, and of course Greek food. Dr. Kachulis, her husband, and her French bulldog, Ginny reside in Cranberry. In her spare time she loves trying new foods, live music, reading, and playing with her puppy.
Dr. Hui (Julie) Yu D.M.D.
When Dr. Yu was young, she and her family moved from China to the United States in search of their next great adventure. For most of her early life, she grew up in Pittsburgh. She received a BS in Biology and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh. Despite her childhood fear of dentists, she furthered her education by becoming a doctor of dental medicine at Pitt followed by a year of additional training at St. Elizabeth Mercy Hospital, Youngstown, OH. It was her traumatizing experiences at the dentist that motivated her to want to change people's perceptions of their dreaded dental visits. Therefore, she is very understanding and empathetic towards patients with dental fear. Most importantly, Dr. Yu wants to maintain a relaxed atmosphere with her patients so that they feel at ease. She wishes to inspire trust and establish good rapport with her patients through her willingness to assist them to reach a better state of health. This is because she believes that a beautiful and functional smile is what makes the dentistry profession worth it.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Yu enjoys spending time with her friends and family, in particular food-related activities. She also likes to travel, bake and partake in experimental cooking, as well as cuddling her newly-adopted kitten.