About Ash Family Dental
Serving Patients of Canton, OH & Beyond Since 1991
Founded in 1991, Ash Family Dental services patients of Canton, OH and beyond with a variety of affordable dentistry services. Our practice began in Belden Village and Canal Fulton but consolidated in 1994. Due to staff and patient growth, we moved to our current location in 2001. We chose the Belden Village area because of its convenient location for our patients from Stark County, Akron, Tuscarawas and out of state.
Our experienced team is dedicated to providing comprehensive and gentle general, cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic dental care in a comfortable, family-friendly environment. We also educate our patients on all of their available treatment and financial options. Please take a moment to get to know our staff members.
Meet Our Staff
Jon graduated from Ohio State University Dental School in 1991 and has been practicing in the Belden Village area ever since. He is currently on staff at Mercy Medical Center and works as a clinical instructor and mentor with Mercy’s General Practice Residency Program. Jon serves as a participating provider for the Bethlehem Project and Dental Options and is also the team dentist for the University of Akron.
A past-president and current board member of the Stark County Dental Society, Jon is also a CEREC In-Office Instructor. He is actively involved in a number of community activities and groups, including the Canton South Rotary.
Jon met his wife, Dorene, while attending dental school. She completed the periodontal program at the University of Kentucky in 1994 and her practice is just up the street from Ash Family Dental. The couple have two children, Maggie and Sam. In his spare time, Jon enjoys playing basketball and tennis and golfing with Dorene. He and his family attend The Chapel in Green. Jon is an avid sports fan for all three Cleveland franchises, OSU, and the University of Akron.
Bobbie has been with our practice since 2008. She graduated from Akron Medical-Dental Institute in 1991 and has a license in radiology from The Ohio State Dental Board. Bobbie lives in Bolivar with her daughter Emily and their dog Jax. They enjoy vacationing and spending time with family and friends.
Katie got her EFDA certificate in 2015. She resides in Marlington with her husband Eric and three boys, Clayton, Ace and Jamison. All three boys are very active wrestlers. They have horses that she enjoys spending time with and also enjoys working out.
Betty studied Classical Ballet, Modern Dance and Child Psychology at The University of Oklahoma before receiving a degree in Dental Hygiene from Rose State College in Midwest City, OK in 1991. She worked for a periodontist and a general practitioner before moving to Ohio in 1993. Certified in Local Anesthesia, Nitrous Sedation and CPR, Betty is very active in the Stark County Dental Hygiene Association. Betty and her husband Gary have three sons and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she likes to workout, cook, hike and go boating and scuba diving.
Nancy received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Stark State College in 2003 and joined the practice following graduation. She is CPR and Nitrous Sedation certified. Nancy lives in Perry Township with her husband Mike and their two children, Briar and Brooke. She enjoys baking, gardening and spending time at her cabin on Seneca Lake.
A member of our practice since 2009, Ashley graduated from Modern Dental School and is licensed in radiology by The Ohio State Dental Board. She is a certified dental assistant and completed the Extended Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) Program at Stark State College, where she received the Waybright Award. Ashley is also certified in Coronal Polishing, CPR and Nitrous Sedation and assists Dr. Jon with designing crowns using CEREC. She lives in Perry Township with her husband Josh and son Jack. In her free time, she enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Samantha graduated from Ross College in 2019 for Dental Assisting. She is licensed in Radiology and Certified in CPR and Nitrous sedation. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, cooking and being outdoors.
A new member of our practice, Tami is a certified Dental Assistant with an additional license in dental sealants. A mother of two adult children, she currently lives in North Canton with her husband Steve and their two cats. When not working, Tami enjoys shopping, reading, and enjoying the outdoors.
Kelsey knew she had a passion for the dental field very young. She graduated high school as a certified dental assistant and went on to complete hygiene school at Sinclair College in Dayton, OH. She is certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. Kelsey has been in the Akron area for a few years now but continues to visit her family in Dayton regularly. Recently married, her and her husband enjoy taking their dog, Caesar, on hikes around the area and taking the kids to Lake Erie on the weekends. Kelsey loves to stay active and enjoys spending time outside as much as possible!
Brian received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University. Following graduation, he went on to the University’s dental school where he completed rotations in oral surgery, pediatrics, geriatrics and orthodontics.
Brian is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Stark County Dental Society. He is Invisalign certified and CEREC trained. Born and raised in Perrysburg, OH, Brian is the son of Dr. Jon’s oldest brother, Chuck Ash.
Brian graduated from Perrysburg High School in 2001 where he was captain of the football and track teams and also played basketball. He is married to his highschool sweetheart, Katie, and they have three children together, Mason, Brooklynn and Landon. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and playing basketball. He is also an avid Ohio State and Cleveland Cavaliers fan.
Alex grew up in Jackson Township and now resides in East Sparta. In her spare time Alex enjoys camping, boating and traveling with her husband Chad and their son, Ridge. They are expecting their second son Cole in August.
Debbie received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Shawnee State University in 1974 and has been with our office since 1979. She grew up in Bolivar and now resides in Zoar with her Husband Tom. They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who constantly make her laugh.
Erin graduated from college in 1991 and is our Office Manager. She has been with our practice since 1992. Erin grew up in Strasburg and now resides in North Canton with her husband Rich and 2 children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Christy started her career in 2000 as a dental assistant. She furthered her career and graduated from Stark State Dental Hygiene Program in 2007. Christy enjoys spending time with her husband, Derek, and her two young daughters, Carlea and Maci. She enjoys being outdoors, vacations in the carribean, and working out.
Cheryl graduated from Lakeland Community College in 1983 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She’s very active at her church and with Forty Corners Dream League Baseball. Cheryl and her husband Steve have one daughter and two sons, enjoy traveling, biking, and spending time with family and friends especially their new granddaughter.
Kate graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene and has been on staff since 2009. Certified in Local Anesthesia and CPR, Kate and her husband Nick live on a 300-acre farm in Waynesburg. She has a daughter Sutton and twin babies, Calvin and Celine.
Paula received her Certified Dental Assistant Degree in 1978 and joined the American Orthodontic Society in 1994. She has been with our practice since 1988. Paula grew up in Dalton-Massillon area and now resides in Canton South with her life partner Don. Together they have 3 grandchildren and 23 nieces and nephews who are the light of her life! In her spare time she enjoys watching Nascar and football, walking, going to wineries, and going to casinos with her 93 year old mother.
Alexa obtained a career enhancement certificate for dental assisting in 2020. She then graduated from Stark State College in 2021 with an Associates of Science Degree in the Dental Assisting program. Alexa is also certified in Nitrous Oxide Sedation Monitoring and has a Radiology license.
In her spare time, Alexa likes to go on hikes with her dog Nellie, spend time with her family, and cook!