Swanton dental practice changes name


Dr. Joe Brennan, Dr. Timothy Thetford, and Dr. Alison Johnson stand in front of the renamed Believe Dental Care.

Dr. Joe Brennan, Dr. Timothy Thetford, and Dr. Alison Johnson stand in front of the renamed Believe Dental Care.


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A longtime Swanton dental office is getting a name change.

Dental Heath Associates will become Believe Dental Care following an ownership change. The new owners, Dr. Joe Brennan and Dr. Alison Johnson, are familiar faces to patients.

“When you don’t know who to believe, believe in yourselves.” This was the advice Brennan got when he and Johnson were in negotiations to buy Dental Health Associates.

Founder Dr. William “Doc” Huntzinger was ready for retirement and they were suddenly in the position of being able to buy a well established dental practice.

”We believe in this community, patients, and team, it seemed like a natural fit” said Johnson when asked about the name change from Dental Health Associates.

“It was a chance for us to put our stamp on where we want to take this practice, and that is to the next level of personal care,” Brennan said.

Brennan and Johnson want people to know that even though the name has changed, all the same faces, including Dr. Tim Thetford, are still there.

“As Dental Health Associates, we couldn’t have asked for more support from the community these past 30 years,” said Brennan. “As Believe Dental Care, we look forward to another 30 years or more.”

Johnson added, “New name, same great smiles!”

Dr. Joe Brennan, Dr. Timothy Thetford, and Dr. Alison Johnson stand in front of the renamed Believe Dental Care.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/06/web1_3-docs-Believe-Dental-Care.jpgDr. Joe Brennan, Dr. Timothy Thetford, and Dr. Alison Johnson stand in front of the renamed Believe Dental Care. Photo provided