Our team of dentists, assistants and treatment coordinators draw on years of experience in treating special needs patients. They create individual, comprehensive treatment plans and provide exceptional outcomes for our patients while relieving the financial worries for the families.
In addition to our crew of hard working dental professionals, we are guided by the leadership of the members of our Board of Directors.
We could not exist without our group of dedicated volunteers who spend countless hours in preparation of our capital campaigns. The money raised allow us to provide comprehensive treatment for patients who would not be able to afford dental treatment that they need.
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Meet Our Dental Team
DWIGHT JENNINGS ASHBY, DDS
Dr. Dwight Ashby has been practicing as a pediatric dentist in the Harrisburg area for over 35 years. Born and raised in Indiana, he graduated from Purdue University. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and continued his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has dedicated his career to providing exceptional care and compassionate treatment of his special needs patients
In 2014, Dr. Ashby created A Gift Of Smiles to help close the financial gaps and access to care that exist in dental healthcare for people with special needs and volunteers his services to A Gift Of Smiles patients. He retired from private practice October, 2022 and now is focusing on increasing the impact of AGOS. His sites set on establishing a sustainable clinic.
OPERATING ROOM DENTAL ASSISTANTS
Kirsten is an essential member of our dental team. She is extremely knowledgeable with experience taking care of special needs patients with complex medical requirements. Under the direction of Dr. Ashby, she assists with the management of these patients in both the operating room and the outpatient office setting.
We could not function without Sherri, Donna and Vicky. They not only schedule and coordinate operating room treatment locations for our A Gift of Smiles patients, but also navigate the sometimes confusing world of medical and dental insurance paperwork for our patients. Their years of experience in a pediatric dental office makes them uniquely qualified to assist our A Gift of Smiles families.