Meet The Staff

Joyce Antonino


Joyce joined our staff in July of 2022 after a lifetime of working in customer service. She is a retired 911 operator and worked at a local senior living center for a few years before joining us. Dental is a new field for her and she is doing a great job learning our language and gathering the information we need to take care of your needs.

Joyce Russell

Dental Assistant

Joyce has been a member of our team since 2008 and a part of our practice as a patient for many years prior to that. She completed the assisting program at the Medina County Career Center.

When not at the office, Joyce enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson.

Emily Facinelli

Dental Assistant

Emily graduated from the Wayne County Career Center adult dental assisting program in 2021. She did her clinical experience with our office and continued to help us out when needed until November when we added her to our full-time staff. She has taken on working with our orthodontic patients as well as assisting Dr. Guthrie. She has a special interest in lab work and takes care of much of that part of making the office run more smoothly.

Ashley Danecki


Ashley graduated from Stark State Technical College in 2006 with her Associate Degree or Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been a part of our team since 2008.

Ashley and her husband Matt have three daughters. When not in the office, Ashley enjoys shopping and spending her time with family and friends.

Amanda Evans


Amanda joined the team full time in December 2014, but helped us out by filling in for Ashley’s maternity leaves.

She grew up in the Massillon area where she attended Washington High School. She then went on to obtain an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Stark State Technical College in North Canton.

Amanda and her husband Aaron have a son, Austin, who graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art studying game design. Austin excels in art and plays several instruments. They enjoy spending time together by watching sports and cooking.

Crystal Friend

RDH & Administrator

Crystal has been with our practice since 1986. During that time, she has been a hygienist, worked with orthodontic patients and most recently has taken on administrative duties. As we are always striving to improve our patient car, she is working to keep our team efficient and organized.

Rita Everhart


Rita has worked in the dental field, primarily as a chairside assistant, for 37 years in Texas, Indiana and Ohio. In February, she joined us as a part time staff member in our insurance/billing department, then the end of September, she became a full-time member of our staff.

Rita enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with her significant other Dan, her kids and grandkids.