Meet the Staff

Dr. Dean R. Gladura

Dr. Dean Gladura
Dr. Dean Gladura

Dr. Gladura has over 20 years of experience in dentistry. He graduated from The Ohio State University and has received comprehensive training in almost every area of dentistry. He grew up on the east side of Cleveland. After completing high school he went to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr Gladura had always wanted to pursue something in the field of medicine, but it was at ORU that he decides his calling was dentistry. “I have always enjoyed interacting with people and the thought of improving our patients’ health through their smile is probably the most rewarding part of what I do.”

Dr. Gladura enjoys talking with his patients and finding out what they really want. He is committed to giving the best treatment possible and is always concerned with what works best for each patient.

Outside of the office, Dr. Gladura is a football fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys exercise, martial arts, and strength training and is active in his church. His favorite way to spend his time is with his wife and two sons.

Advanced Education:
L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Key Biscayne, FL
Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, St. Petersburg, FL
Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Seattle, WA
Nash Institute for Dental Learning, Charlotte, NC Certificate
Dental Hygiene, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, OH
BS:
Biology, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK
Member:
Pataskala Chamber of Commerce
ADA – American Dental Association
ODA – Ohio Dental Association
Who’s Who in America (Lifetime Member)


JoEllen – Dental Hygienist

JoEllen - Gladura Staff

JoEllen has been practicing Dental Hygiene for almost 30 years. She graduated from The Ohio State University where she received a bachelor of science in Dental Hygiene. JoEllen has been a Columbus native for over twenty years. She and her husband have resided in Pataskala where they raised their two children. Free time is spent trying to stay in shape, connecting with friends and planning their next destination to someplace warm.


Ginger – Treatment & Front Desk Coordinator

Ginger - Gladura Staff

Ginger joined Dr. Gladura’s team in May of 2015, bringing over 16 years of dental assisting experience with her. Her passion for helping people understand the treatment being recommended has led her into the role of treatment coordinator. Ginger lives in Pataskala with her husband and son. She is actively involved in her church and is an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. When not working, she loves spending time with family and friends, especially her granddaughter.


Melissa – Dental Assistant

Melissa - Gladura Staff

Melissa has been a dental assistant for over 24 years, serving 21 of those years with Dr. Gladura. She received her Dental Assistant and Radiologic Technologist license as a graduate of Concorde Career College in San Diego, CA. She also earned her Surgical Implant Externship certification from the Midwest Implant Institute. Outside of work, Melissa looks forward to spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends. She loves flower gardening, architecture, and most of all tailgating for Buckeye football games.


Cindy – Practice Administrator

Cindy Gladura portrait

Cindy became the Practice Administrator in 2015, after being the Front Office assistant for several years. She has a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. After many years in human resources and organizational training, she started working at the office part-time so she could spend more time with her children. When not working, she spends time with her family and friends and is active in her church. She enjoys reading and confesses to the occasional Netflix binge.


Sandy – Dental Hygienist

Sandy - Gladura Staff

Sandy graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing dental hygiene for over 30 years, taking time off to raise her two daughters who are now grown. Sandy and her husband enjoy gardening, cooking and spending time with good friends and family.