Dr. Michael Kessler was born in Brooklyn, NY and at a young age, his family moved to Long Island. After graduating from Seaford High School in 1975, Dr. Kessler earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Hofstra University.
From there he attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from SUNY at Buffalo Dental School in 1983. Dr. Kessler always thought he would work as a dentist back on Long Island, but felt that he needed to gain some experience before going back home. So, in 1983, he moved to New Hartford, NY, where he soon discovered that it was a beautiful area to continue his career.
While working in New Hartford, he met up with Dr. Howard Feldman, and they decided that a dental partnership would be in their best interests, so in 1985 they opened The Dental Office on Commercial Drive in New Hartford.
Since then, Dr. Kessler has been a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the 5th District Dental Society and the Oneida Herkimer Dental Society.
Dr. Kessler and Dr. Feldman take great pride in their dental partnership and are always striving to be compassionate and honest with their patients, treating everyone like they were part of their family.
When not at work, most of Dr. Kessler's patients know where to find him depending upon the season. In the winter, Dr. Kessler is an accomplished curler and spends a couple of evenings at the curling club in Whitesboro and a few weekends a year traveling to curling tournaments in Canada.
During his curling career, Dr. Kessler has played in many U.S. National Championships and was a member of a curling team that tried out for the Olympics that were held in France. In the summer, when the ice has melted, Dr. Kessler can be found following his harness horses at the different New York racetracks.
His father was involved in the horse business when he was young, so it has always been in his blood to be involved with the horses. Today, Dr. Kessler lives in New Hartford with the love of his life, Kimberly. Together, they love to travel by land, sea and air and always look forward to their next adventure together.