Dr. Justin Karrel, DMD
Dr. E. Ross Testerman is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Justin Karrel at the dental office on North Coalter St. in Staunton, Virginia. Dr. Karrel strives to provide the best possible dental care to the patients of Dr. Testerman’s practice, focusing on high quality and compassionate dental care.

Dr. Karrel’s Dental Education and Experience:

  • Graduated Cum Laude in 2010 from Boston University School of Dental Medicine
  • Post-doctoral General Practice Residency in Bangor, Maine
  • Staff dentist and instructor at Penobscot Community Health Center in Bangor, Maine
  • General dental private practice in New England over the past 4 years


  • Dr. Karrel’s Spectrum of Dental Care Includes:

    • Family Preventative Dental Care – pediatric and adult routine cleanings
    • Restorative Dental Care – dental implants, fillings, crowns, and bridges
    • Dental Esthetics (Cosmetic Dentistry) – veneers, whitening, and tooth alignment
    • Endodontics – root canal therapy
    • Oral surgery – tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth
    • Orthodontics – Invisalign ® and Six Month Smiles ®



    Dr. Karrel recently relocated to Staunton with his wife and 2 young children. He and his family are excited about becoming an active part of the Staunton community and exploring the great outdoors of the Shenandoah Valley.

    Dr. Karrel is looking forward to getting to know the patients that Dr. Testerman has cared for over the years. Whether a pre-existing or new patient, feel free to stop by and say hello!


Meet Our Team

Leasa Wright – Front Office Coordinator
Leasa has worked in the medical and dental field for over 20 years. She worked in medical billing for 15 years and in 2005 joined our team as the billing coordinator.

Leasa is a certified boxing instructor and coach at the MMA Institute in Stauton. She lives in Fisherville with her husband David and enjoys time spend with their children and grandchildren.

Cesali Howdyshell, CDA
Ceseli grew up in Augusta County and has been a dental assistant since 1989. She became an expanded function dental assistant in 1991 after the completion of course work at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Ceseli earned her certified dental assistant certification in Virginia in 2010. She has been part of our team since returning to Virginia in 2007.

Ceseli enjoys spending time with her son, growing garden vegetables and flowers, hiking, reading, and singing on the praise and worship team at her church.

Susan Kesecker, BSDH
Susan is returning to our dental practice after a 15 year hiatus. After working with Dr. Testerman and Jan from 1986-2001, she left to help her husband Pete with his business. Susan returned to dentistry a few years ago and is now back with us.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University. She has two grown sons and two wonderful grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys going to their cabin in West Virginia and spoiling her grandchildren!

Jan Williams, RDH
Jan is a Graduate of East Tennessee State University and the East Tennessee State School of Dental Hygiene. She Practiced Dental hygiene in Tennessee for four years before moving to Stauton in 1989. Jan has worked as a hygienist in our office since that time. She is CPR certified and completes 15 hours of continuing education yearly.

Jan and her husband Dwayne have three daughters. She enjoys all activities with her family especially when it envolves cheering for the University of Tennessee sports teams. She has coached volleyball on the high school and Junior Olympic levels for a combined ten years.