About Our Doctors

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Dr. Backiewicz is a Central Ohio native, currently residing in Centerburg, Ohio with his family. A graduate of the Columbus Academy and Miami University, Dr. Backiewicz graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1985. He has practiced in Columbus, Gahanna and, since 1995, in Sunbury, after purchasing the practice of retiring Sunbury dentist Dr. Paul Milem.

Dr. Backiewicz comes from a family of dentists. His father retired from dentistry after a 40-year career in Columbus/Gahanna. His brothers, Dr. Barry and Dr. Tim Backiewicz, practice in Gahanna and New Albany, respectively.

Dr. Backiewicz enjoys attending continuing education classes, cheering on the Buckeyes, spending time with his wife, Anne, their three children, and their grandson, and playing golf. Dental mission trips to Haiti, through Lifeline Christian Mission, with family members, have been highlights of his career. He also makes a mean origami crane and has been known to run mud and obstacle races with his sons.

Dr. Backiewicz is a member of the Columbus Dental Society, the Ohio Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Crown Council, an alliance of leading-edge dentists around the world.


Dr, SternDr. Jennifer A. Stern

Dr. Stern, a Chicago native, graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston with a Liberal Arts degree in 2002 and from dental school at The University of Texas Houston Dental Branch in 2006. She completed a general practice residency program at The Ohio State University in 2008, having moved to Columbus with her husband, oral surgeon Dr. Brian Stern. She has been practicing for 11 years and enjoys all areas of family dentistry.

Dr. Stern lives in Delaware, Ohio with Brian and their three children. When not working, you may find her on the volleyball court or in the ballroom. Dr. Stern is a longtime volleyball player, having played both competitvely in high school and on a club team in college. Dr. Stern's favorite ballroom dance is the Viennese Waltz. Perhaps she will show you a move, when you visit Sunbury Dental. Other interests include reading, traveling, trying new restaurants, and - most importantly - spending time with her family.