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About Village Family Dentist

Village Family Dentist has been serving the community of Granville, OH for over 40 years. Our dental practice has proudly provided generations of local families with compassionate, affordable and honest treatment options. We accept patients of all ages and can provide dental care for the entire family!

At our Granville dental office, we believe our patients deserve to know about every detail of their oral health and dental care, so we take our time to walk every patient through their dental examination, providing information about any conditions we may find. We also discuss all treatment options available so that each of our patients can make an informed decision about their care.

The Village Family Dentist Philosophy

At Village Family Dentist, we strive to provide the best dental care around, and our top priority is our wonderful patients. To better accommodate our patients here at Village Family Dentist we are proud to:

  • Schedule appointments along with taking walk-ins, whichever works best for you and your loved ones.
  • Provide patient education regarding their oral health, dental conditions, and treatment options so that they can make the best decision in regards to their oral health and dental care.
  • Suggest only the treatments our patients need; we will never suggest treatments which won’t better your overall oral health.
  • Be equipped with the most advanced dental technology, allowing us to provide safer, healthier and more comfortable treatments for any of our patients’ dental needs.

Looking for a local Granville family dental practice with treatment plans that are centered around your needs and wants? Village Family Dentist is the spot for you! Contact our office today or drop by for an appointment; we look forward to seeing you smile!

Meet Your Doctors

Dr.Metnes

About Dr. Metnes

Dr. Metnes is a native Buckeye, born and raised in Cleveland. He earned his DDS degree from Ohio State University in 1981. For a short time after graduation, he lived and practiced in New Haven, Connecticut, where he met and married his wife, Marianne. Since moving back to Columbus in 1989, he has focused his career on private practice general dentistry (now with over 35 years’ experience).

Originally, Dr. Metnes was attracted to dentistry by the high degree of precision and artistic hand skills required to practice it. He feels “blessed to have been given these skills and to employ them for a positive impact on the health and well-being of [his] patients. [He] truly [enjoys] what [he does]."

Professionally, Dr. Metnes is a member of the ADA, ODA, Spectrum Dental Society and American Academy of Oral Systemic Health.

He and Marianne have been married for almost 30 years and have one son, Anthony, who is currently a junior in high school. Other than his faith and quality family time, Dr. Metnes enjoys building model aircraft, both plastic and radio control, gardening, and playing golf with his son.

Dr.Avery

About Dr. Avery

Dr. Avery was born and raised in Granville, OH. He grew up watching his father serve the community as a local family physician making house calls and delivering babies. After graduating from Miami University and the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, he returned to Ohio to raise his family in the same community and has been practicing dentistry in Granville ever since for 40 years.

Dr. Avery is a member of the W.D. Miller Dental Society, the Ohio Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Francis Vedder Crown and Bridge Society.

When Dr. Avery isn’t caring for his patients, he enjoys traveling, camping, and spending his summers boating in northern Michigan with his wife, Vickie, to whom he has been married to for 45 years. Together, they cherish time spent with their children and grandchildren who live in Sacramento and Chicago.

Meet Your Team

Ann

Ann – Dental Hygienist

Ann has been a dental hygienist in Granville for sixteen years. She is an Illinois native and graduated from Southern Illinois University. She loves the lasting relationships she has made with her patients over the years by promoting health and wellness through her dental hygiene care.

Ann has a fourteen-year-old son who plays football, basketball, and baseball for the Sheridan Generals. So in her spare time, she can be found at the ball field supporting him and cheering him on. She also enjoys time spent with family and friends, landscaping, and projects around her home.

Kiana Lockwood

Kiana Lockwood – Dental Assistant

Kiana Lockwood grew up in the small Ohio town of Alexandria. She is an Italian-Hawaiian who loves spending time with family. She is married to her husband Craig of two years. Together they enjoy ATV riding in the state parks. They adopted a miniature poodle three years ago, which brings them much joy. In her free time, Kiana also enjoys going to concerts. She loves to listen to music and sing in her car as if she were a rock star!

Kiana has been dental assisting for six years. She loves to make people feel confident and relaxed when they come to the dentist. She enjoys getting to know her patients as if they were a friend. Dentistry is very interesting to Kiana because there is always something new to learn. She feels great when a patient leaves the office smiling because they had a wonderful visit.

Diana Melory

Diana Melory – Front Desk Coordinator

Diana has lived in the Newark area since 1979 with her husband, Steve, and their two daughters. She enjoys travel, concerts, and car shows, as well as family gatherings and activities. Diana and her husband are active in the Newark Elks Lodge 391, and Myrtle Beach is her favorite vacation spot.

Diana has worked for Dr. Chris Avery for 30+ years, and she has gained many friends in Granville, OH during her tenure. She has worked mainly at the front desk, but she has also filled in as a chairside assistant for Dr. Avery. Diana looks forward to new experiences in the future.

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