Dr. Essey is originally from Monessen, Pennsylvania and graduated from Monessen High in 1982. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College in 1986 and his D.M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990.
At graduation, Dr. Essey received the Zugsmith Award given to outstanding seniors, the Academy of Oral Medicine Award given on a national basis to dentists for achievement, proficiency and promise in the field of oral medicine and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Award for an article he authored and presented at the national convention in 1990. Upon graduation, Dr. Essey began residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and completed his residency at Montefiore University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 1991. He served as Assistant Program Director.
Dr. Essey then practiced dentistry as an associate in a Monroeville office until 1994 when he purchased his present practice in Harmar. Dr. Essey has held teaching positions at Westmoreland County Community College as a Pathology faculty instructor and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Oral Medicine.
On December 15 2008, Dr. Essey and his staff moved into a beautiful new state of the art practice in RIDC park located in O'Hara township. Dr. Essey married a Cheswick native, Beth Perry, in 1993 and resides in Fox Chapel with Beth and daughters Katelyn, Margeaux and Hanna.
Dr. Essey has been chosen a TopDentist by Pittsburgh Magazine for the last 14 years.
TopDentists is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which dentists and specialists throughout the Pittsburgh area cast votes on the abilities of other dentists and specialists, and because listings cannot be purchased, inclusion in TopDentists is considered a singular honor.