Dr. Dennis Charlton has practiced in Sandy Lake since 1981. 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 professional organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA), Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the International and American College of Dentists. He has served the PDA as on the Board of Trustees, as Speaker of the House, and most recently as President.
Dr. Charlton enjoys being involved in community activities. He is chairman of the Lakeview Alumni Scholarship Foundation and the founder of the Charlton Dental Professional Scholarship. He is active as a member of the Pitt Dental Alumni Board. He has had his private pilot's license since 1995. Dr. Charlton is an avid golfer, he officiates soccer, and enjoys participating in a variety of sports including hiking. He has twice completed the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge, an endurance hike over 35 miles of rugged terrain in the Allegheny Mountains.
Dr. Charlton has been married to his wife Lynn since 1972. Lynn is a retired elementary schoolteacher. They have three children. James, Dana, and Eric have kept them busy over the years. James is a fifth grade school teacher who lives in Las Vegas. He is married to Becca and they have two beautiful daughters, Annabelle and Gracie. Dana and her husband, Daniel Craig, are both students at West Virginia University. Dana is in dental school and will complete her DDS degree in May 2013. Eric is an undergraduate student at Slippery Rock University where he studies art and philosophy.