P.O. Box 710
107 East Central Ave
Avis, PA 17721

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All our professionals at Gaunt Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Jay R. Gaunt, D.D.S.

Job Title: Dentist

Favorite Saying: "We are truly blessed!"

Favorite Pastimes: Cycling, skiing, and being with family.

Personal Aspiration:

An Ohio State University graduate, Dr. Jay has been practicing in Avis since 1982. His focus is on cosmetic and restorative dentistry.




Job Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

Favorite Pastimes: Traveling the world, going on cruises, biking, hiking, reading, gardening and swimming.

MaryBeth has been a hygienist since 1992. She graduated from Penn Tech and has been with Gaunt Family Dentistry since. You will hear MaryBeth's infectious laughter fill the office on any given day.



Job Title: Receptionist and Financial Coordinator

Favorite Saying: "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care."

Favorite Pastimes: Spending time with family and friends, crafting and scrapbooking.

Personal Aspirations: To reflect the love of Christ to my children and grandchildren.

Joy has been with Gaunt Family Dentistry since 2004 and fits in as if she has been here a lifetime. She is as her name implies, a complete joy to patients and staff!



Job Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

Favorite Saying: "Whatever you are, be a good one!"

Favorite Pastimes: Traveling with my husband, spending time with my children and family, watching sports, walking, bicycling and having fun with my friends.

Personal Aspirations: To make every day count in the eyes of God.

Cindy has practiced hygiene since 1979 after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh and has been a permanent part of Dr. Gaunt's team since 1997. She says, "It is great to work with the most fun group of people in the best dental practice in Central Pennsylvania."


Job Title: L.P.N., Dental Assistant

Favorite Saying: "Take responsibility for your actions!"

Favorite Pastimes: Camping, fishing, outdoor activities with family, whitewater rafting, gardening, crafting, going on medical missions to third world countries.

Personal Aspirations: To go to Africa on another medical mission trip.

Wanda has been with Gaunt Family Dentistry since 2001, and is invaluable to the practice!



Job Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

Favorite Saying: "Nothing worthwhile ever goes uncritized."

Favorite Pastimes: Gardening, cycling, sewing, crafting, shopping, traveling.

Personal Aspirations: To do some world traveling.

Lynel is a 1980 graduate from The Ohio State University with a dental hygiene and education degree. She has worked with the office since 1982.



Start Date: 2009

Job title: Registered Dental Hygienist

Favorite Pastime: Reading, shopping, camping, kayaking and spending time with family.

Personal Aspirations: To do something good everyday.

Favorite Saying: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."

Kathie has been working for Gaunt Family Dentistry since 2009 after graduating from Penn College.