MOUNT CARMEL - Dr. Allison Hirsch graduated from the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in May and will be joining the dental practice operated by her father, Dr. David C. Hirsch, at 138 S. Market St.

Allison Hirsch earned the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine at Temple. At graduation, she received the American Society of Anesthesiology Horace Wells Senior Student Award. She was also chosen to participate in an honors training program through the oral surgery department at Temple University, in which she received advanced training in more complicated and surgical dental extractions.

While at Temple, Hirsch was an active member of the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association, the American Association of Women Dentists, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Haiti club. In March, Hirsch traveled to Jeremie, Haiti, on a mission trip to provide emergency dental care and oral health education to Haitian children and adults.

Raised in Elysburg, Hirsch is a 2005 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School and graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biochemistry. She also earned a master's degree from Bloomsburg University in 2010 in education, curriculum and instruction.

Allison Hirsch will be accepting new patients. Call 570-339-3692.