We are a dental practice dedicated first and foremost to family...and at Penturf Dentistry, our patients ARE family.
(Pictured above: Dr. Barry Pentuf, Dr. Ann Kesterke and Dr. Stephanie Shealy)
Barry Penturf, DDS
"I would entrust any one of my patients to my daughters, Ann or Stephanie in a heart beat."
Dr. Penturf has practiced General Dentistry in Alliance for over 34 years. After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1976, Dr. Penturf served as a dentist in the United States Army for two years before returning to his hometown of Alliance. From the beginning, Dr. Penturf has been committed to providing the highest quality dental care to his patients and always treating them according to the Golden Rule, as he would want to be treated. Dr. Penturf is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Stark County Dental Society.
Ann Kesterke, DDS
Dr. Kesterke graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2006. After graduation, Dr. Kesterke began her career in public health on The Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana. Dr. Kesterke worked for The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes as a staff dentist for 3 years and as the dental program manager for 2 years. She loved working in Montana, but eventually wanted to return home. Dr. Kesterke has been practicing at Penturf Dentistry since October, 2011. Dr. Kesterke values the example her father has set for her in Alliance and is excited to be a part of the family practice. Dr. Kesterke is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Stark County Dental Society.
Stephanie Shealy, DDS
Dr. Shealy graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2008 after completing an undergraduate degree in Nursing. After graduation, she followed in her twin sister’s footsteps to Montana. Dr. Shealy worked for The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for 3 years as staff dentist. Her desire to work with her family brought her back to her hometown of Alliance and she has been practicing at Penturf Dentistry since October, 2011. Dr. Shealy is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Stark County Dental Society
Every member of our team plays a valuable role in providing the best dental care possible. We love our staff!
Andrea Kovatch (Practice Manager); Abby Patterson (Dental Hygienist); Amy Jacko (Front Office); Jennifer Jordan (Lead Dental Assistant); Tammy Milat (Front Office); Samantha Shullo (Dental Assistant); Kari Gill (Dental Hygienist); Danielle Griffin (Dental Assistant)
Darla Davis (Dental Hygienist); Susan Potts (Assistant Manager); Elizabeth Puckett (Dental Assistant); Sharon Deack (Dental Assistant)
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
We believe that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. We focus on thorough exams, oral cancer screenings, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. We are focused on the beauty of your smile, but we are also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history and current medications can help us stay informed of anything that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that can help us offer the best care possible.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as we would like to be treated is vital to our success. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.
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