Dr. Dressler can best be described as a compassionate, philanthropic and extremely dedicated person that unconditionally cares. He cares about his patients, he cares about his staff, he cares about his community, and most of all, he cares about his family.
Dr. Dressler is a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. As a 6th grade elementary school student, he received the Music Award and the American Legion Award that went to the brightest male student in 6th grade. He graduated from McCallie High School in 1976 and went on to attain his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his D.D.S. and M.S.D. degrees from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. He returned home in 1985, where he has been practicing orthodontics ever since.
Among Dr. Dressler's many accomplishments, he is proudest of playing an instrumental role in the establishment of the A.C.H.I.E.V.E. Center that serves hearing-impaired children from one and a half years of age through kindergarten, getting these kids ready to be mainstreamed by first grade.
He also continues to play a major contributing role for Family Children Services, an organization that takes care of kids and teenagers who have to live in foster homes and have no parents.
The Dressler Physical Education Center at Thrasher Elementary School was opened in October 2004 to provide the kids an adequate facility to conduct P.E. classes and hold events, rather than in the cafeteria.
Dr. Dressler is pictured to the right having fun with the Signal Mountain Middle School Tennis Boot Campers, a group he personally trains every Saturday.
Dr. Dressler has been certified by Professional Tennis Registry, the largest global organization of tennis teachers and coaches. Dr. Dressler received the Professional rating. Currently, Dr. Dressler is a volunteer coach at Signal Mountain Middle-High School. He also donates many hours of personal time for instruction on and off the court to tennis players in the tri-state area year round.