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


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Sunbury Dental is pleased to announce that Dr. Ankit Patel, DDS has joined Dr. Dean Backiewicz, DDS as our new associate dentist and he is currently seeing patients at our office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr. Patel supports the Sunbury Dental philosophy of providing only the most skilled and experienced professionals combined with advanced knowledge of dental materials and procedures. He has extensive experience in molar endodontics, surgical extractions and placement of implants.

Dr. Patel received his Bachelors of Science /Biochemistry from the Ohio State University, Magna Cum Laude in 2010. He continued his education in New York and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2014. 

He is a member of the Central District Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association.