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.

Doctor RetherfordDr. Roger Retherford

Dr. Retherford came to Sunbury Dental with a wealth of experience. Nearly a lifelong resident of Westerville, Dr. Retherford is a graduate of Westerville High School, Otterbein College (now University), and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Following time spent practicing dentistry in Massachusetts and Florida, he returned to Ohio to practice, eventually establishing his own practice in his hometown of Westerville in 1997. After 20 years of owning his practice, Dr. Retherford made the decision to sell his practice and began working part time at Sunbury Dental in 2018.

Dr. Retherford’s part time schedule allows him to pursue his interests in walking, playing his guitar, and watching a good movie with his wife of 36 years, Marian.