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We have a diversified and talented staff at Dixie Dental & Denture Center that we are very proud to make available to you - all at a price you can afford.
 
From our professional office staff to our talented team of dentists we are sure your experience at Dixie Dental and Denture Center will be a positive one! Get your dentures in one day! Call us at 937-278-7954
Dixie Dental & Denture Center Staff

Our Talented Team of Dentists

  • Dr. Jeffrey Kleinman
  • Dr. Yana Kaz-Kleinman
  • Dr. Joshua Atkin
  • Dr. Irene Snow
  • Dr. Fred Blonstein
  • Dr. Amber Heller
  • Office Manager: Melissa Robards

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Dr. Jeffrey Kleinman

Dr. Jeffrey Kleinman

Hi, I am Dr. Jeffrey Kleinman, owner of Dixie Dental & Denture Center. My early years were spent in Mayfield Heights, Ohio - a suburb of Cleveland. I went to a very old dentist who (like everyone else) used a very slow drill, an old dull needle and did everything himself. No assistants, no receptionists- just him. It took one hour to prepare my tooth and a second appointment to fill it. When I turned 15 years old my parents realized it was time to go to a more modern dentist. It was so much easier. A filling in one appointment- a dream come true!
 
After graduation with honors from Mayfield High School in 1969, I went on to Miami University of Ohio. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with numerous scholarship awards- Cum Laude, General Honors, and Phi Beta Kappa.
 
I applied to two dental schools, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. I was accepted to both schools but ultimately chose The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. I worked really hard, studying all the time and achieving several honors- Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honorary, Alpha Omega Outstanding Scholarship Awards (twice) and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology outstanding achievement award. I always had an interest in dentures while in dental school, doing double the requirements in prosthodontics (dentures). I graduated in the top 5% of my class.
 
My residency was completed at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Anesthesiology under Bill Hamelburg, M.D. and the late Morgan Allison, DDS. I worked 70-80 hours per week and was only paid $6000 for the entire year, but it was worth it! I learned so much about medicine and dentistry, making it the best year I ever had in school.
 
Coming out of the residency, I thought for sure I would go on to be an oral surgeon. I soon found out that my strongest interests were in anesthesia and removable prosthodontics (dentures). What a great combination it was - sedating a patient for extractions and making full or partial dentures to replace the missing teeth. To this day, Dixie Dental and Denture Center is just what I hoped it would be; a well-known regional center to accommodate all types of people, rich or poor. After 37 years in dental practice, I have treated patients from all over the world- England, Russia, Scotland, Mexico, Japan, China, India, Turkey, etc. and all throughout North America from Maine to Alaska,
Canada to Mexico. People have come back from Alaska, California, Florida and many other places to have new sets of dentures made again and again. Of course, I cannot do all of the work myself anymore. I have surrounded myself with a team of dentists who do sedation, extractions, fillings, crowns, root canals and many other types of general dentistry. I can now devote all of my time to making partial and complete dentures, offering a wide assortment of teeth and price ranges to accommodate anyone who walks in the door.
 
Dentistry has come a long way since the days of my first dental visits. I learned from my early experiences that dentistry can be done much easier and more tolerable than my own first experiences. Our aim is to give patients a pleasant experience, as quickly as possible, with great results.
Dr. Yana Kaz-Kleinman

Dr. Yana Kaz-Kleinman

My name is Dr. Yana Kaz-Kleinman. I grew up in a dental family. My grandfather was a dental lab technician, my father a dentist, and my mother a dental receptionist and dental assistant. I have been exposed to dentistry since birth, pouring dental models as a child, entertaining patients in the waiting rooms and anything else I could do.
 
After high school, I pursued dentistry as my career. I went to the University of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine graduating in 1999. I moved to Ohio in 2000 to the Akron area and practiced dentistry in a small practice. Later in 2005 I came to the Dayton area and started working at Dixie Dental & Denture Center. In 2010 I purchased a practice in Piqua, Ohio but decided in 2013 to sell my practice and return to Dixie Dental Denture Center in Dayton, Ohio.
 
I enjoy all the different fields of dentistry and all age groups of patients – children, adults, and the elderly. I do fillings, crowns, root canals, some extractions, full dentures, and partial dentures. I strive to do good work with the least amount of discomfort to patients.
Dr. Joshua Atkin

Dr. Joshua Atkin

Originally from Cleveland, OH, Dr. Atkin earned a B.S. in Psychology as well as his D.D.S. from the Ohio State University. Dr. Atkin completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Cincinnati following dental school.
 
Dr. Atkin has had extensive training in endodontics, oral surgery, IV conscious sedation, and implant dentistry. Dr. Atkin is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as a Fellow of the Midwest Implant Institute. He is also a member of the American Academy of Endodontists and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Atkin has been working at Dixie Dental & Denture Center since 2005.
Dr. Amber R. Heller

Dr. Amber R. Heller

Dr. Amber R. Heller, an Ohio Valley native, graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in May 2007. While in dental school, she received the United States Air Force Health Professional Scholarship, and upon graduating she completed Officer Training and became commissioned in the United States Air Force as a Captain. Dr. Heller then successfully completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Wright Patterson AFB, OH. She then went on to continue to serve as a general dentist at Dyess AFB, Texas for 2 years and volunteered for a 4-month multi-national humanitarian training mission on the United States Naval Ship Comfort.
 
While serving her country, she received the Marine Corps Appreciation Certificate and was selected as the Company Grade Officer of the Quarter at Dyess AFB. She also received the Air Force Commendation Medal for her distinctive accomplishments in the Air Force. After fulfilling her 3-year commitment in the Air Force, Dr. Heller has worked as a civilian dentist in the Dayton area and has worked at Dixie Dental & Denture Center since July 2011. She also is a part-time reserve dentist for the Ohio Army National Guard and a member of the Dayton Dental Society and American Dental Association. She is proud to call Ohio her home where she resides with her husband, Scott, baby boy, Casey, and two cats, Sam and Ritzy. She is a big WVU sports fan and loves visiting State Parks. Dr. Heller enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is known for her
individual attention that she gives to each patient.
Dr. Snow

Dr. Snow

Dr. Fred Blonstein

Dr. Fred Blonstein

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