About Our Doctors

Dr. Dean P. Backiewiczimage Dr. Dean

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. He is also a 2018 graduate of the Midwest Implant Institute Surgical Externship Program.


image Dr. PatelDr. Ankit Patel

Dr. Ankit Patel joined Dr. Dean Backiewicz as Sunbury Dental's associate dentist in 2018.

Dr. Patel reinforces the Sunbury Dental philosophy of providing the most skilled and experienced professionals to care for our patients. He has extensive experience in all phases of general dentistry including molar endodontics, surgical extractions and the placement of dental implants.

Dr. Patel received his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry with honors from The Ohio State University. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from New York University College of Dentistry. He went on to receive further training and completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He also completed a second year of residency through the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. 

He is an active member of the dental community in Central Ohio and continues to further his dental knowledge by attending multiple dental study groups in the Columbus area.

He is a member of the Columbus Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association.

In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys watching his beloved Buckeyes, exercising, reading, and running.