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Charlton Dental Associates | Meet the Doctor in Sandy Lake

Charlton Dental Associates

390 Park Ave.
Meadville, PA 16335 

(814) 724-6890

3242 South Main Street
Sandy Lake, PA 16145

(724) 376-7161


Meet the Doctor
AGD Member

dr_charlton.pngDr. Dennis Charlton

Dr. Dennis (Denny) Charlton opened his office in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania, in 1982 after a year practicing with established dental practices in both Greenville and Meadville.  He completed his first professional dental education at the University Of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.  He is a general dentist who maintains membership in many dental organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA), Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA), Ninth District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Pierre Fauchard Academy, and International & American College of Dentists.  He is also a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP) where he has studied Sturgis and proper parliamentary procedure. 

Denny has served dentistry as a PDA Council on Communication and Public Relations member, trustee from the Ninth District to PDA Board of Trustees, Chair of several task forces and committees, PDA Speaker of the House of Delegates, a member of ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs, ADA Standing Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, ADA delegate and ADA Success Speaker.  He was president of the PDA in 2011-2012.  These positions and his passion for continuing education have allowed him to keep current with the changes in the field. 

Denny enjoys being involved in community activities. He has supported the Lakeview Alumni Scholarship Foundation as their chairman for 10 years, offered financial help to every Lakeview High School (LHS) organization, and established his own scholarship fund to encourage LHS students to enter the dental field.  He serves on the Dental Alumni Board at Pitt.  

For fun activities, he likes to get away by taking to the skies of western Pennsylvania.  He has been a private pilot since 1995.  He is an avid golfer, occasionally plays and officiates soccer, and enjoys a variety of sports including biking and hiking.  But his most joyful pastime is visiting their granddaughters in Las Vegas.

Denny has been married to his wife Lynn since 1972.  Lynn is a retired third grade teacher.  Their three children, James, Dana and Eric have kept them quite busy over the years! James, 31, is a sixth grade teacher.  He and his wife Becca live in Las Vegas, NV, with their adorable daughters, Annabelle, Gracie, and Penelope.  Dana, 27, who graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in May of 2013, currently lives in Greensburg and attends Seton Hill University Center for Orthodontics.  She and her husband Daniel will be looking to find a more permanent residence after she completes her training in December 2015. Eric, 25, is an artist who currently is attending the Kansas State University.  His part time jobs and the ceramics residency at the university keep him busy.  


Sandy Lake Dentist | Meet the Doctor. Dennis Charlton is a Sandy Lake Dentist.