Dr. Ressel was born, raised, and educated in Hernando County, where he was both a scholar and varsity athlete. He then received his B.S degree from the prestigious University of Florida. He continued to excel academically and received a full United States Navy Scholarship to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a full Lieutenant and initially served with the Marines at Parris Island. Next, he was promoted to department head aboard a US Navy ship, and finally, concluded his commitment at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. While serving 5 years in the Navy, Dr. Ressel completed extensive advanced training in all facets of dentistry, as well as personally devoting many hours to his continuing education, earning his Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry.