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 started her dental career in 1991 with Dr. Jon at his dental practice in Canal Fulton. She rejoined our practice in 2008, once her daughter started kindergarten. 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, Fiancee Brian, and their dog Jax. Bobbie and Emily are avid shoppers and have been known to tear through an outlet mall. Bobbie and Brian enjoy bicycling and last year got to go on The Gap Trail through Pennsylvania and Maryland. Bobbie also enjoys reading and loves to travel.
Betty graduated from Rose State College, Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1991. She moved her family to Ohio in 1993 and started working for Dr. Jon in 1994 for a few years and again in 2010. She is certified in Local Anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide Sedation, and CPR. She is currently a board member and secretary of the Stark Collaborative Dental Hygiene Association. She lives in Canal Fulton with her husband, Gary. They have three sons, Jason, Danny, and Chris, three grandchildren, Lance, Norah, and Haley. Betty enjoys traveling, cooking, boating, and being outdoors. You will find her traveling to Arizona every chance she gets to visit her son, daughter in law and granddaughter.
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 (CDA)and completed the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) Program at Stark State College. She works wonderfully alongside Dr. Ash placing fillings on patients. Ashley is also certified in Coronal Polishing, CPR, Nitrous Sedation and is highly skilled in designing crowns using CEREC. She lives in Perry Township with her husband Josh and children Jack and Emmie. In her free time, she enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Samantha graduated from Ross College in 2019 with Dental Assisting. She is licensed in Radiology by the Ohio State Dental Board. She is certified in CPR and Nitrous sedation. She is highly skilled with CEREC crown design. Sam does all of our lab work design: retainers, bite guards, diagnostic casts, etc. Her bubbly personality adds to our practice. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and being outdoors.
Tami is a Certified Dental Assistant. She is also certified in Dental Sealants, Coronal Polishing, CPR, and Nitrous Sedation. Has she license in Radiology by The Ohio State Dental Board. Tami has Bo some years of experience in Dental Assisting. She is our go-to person to help our office run efficiently. She is always available to help us in any way she can. Tami is a mother of two adult children Chris and Kim and a grandma. She currently lives in North Canton with her husband Steve. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, shopping, and being 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!
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!
Lorryn is the newest member to our team. She enjoys spending time with her significant other, Luke and her three girls, Makenah (10) Olivia (8) and Addison (5) In her free time you will always find her outdoors in the sun. Her favorite summer activities include boating with her family and enjoying a nice meal on a nice patio.
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.
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.
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.