Dr. John Farneth
Dr. John Farneth grew up in a small town twenty miles north of Pittsburgh called Lower Burrell. He graduated from Burrell High School in 1981. While in high school he was a member of the national honor society; played drums in the concert, stage, and marching bands; Lettered in Swimming and Tennis; was very active in Boy Scouts and obtained the rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of the Order of the Arrow.
He graduated from Saint Vincent College in 1985. While in college he was a resident assistant in charge of a dorm floor of students. He was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. He received his Doctorate degree in Dentistry from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1991. After Graduation from Dental School he had a Dental practice In Clearfield for 18 years. His practice was modern and did all the latest Dental procedures. He used CEREC, Lasers, Implants, Implant Over Dentures, Veneers, and only placed tooth colored resin fillings. His passion for learning led to many hours of continuing education and ongoing study of the latest Dental techniques to give his patients a great and as pain free experience as possible.
He is very passionate about his family and relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He has been active as a youth leader, small group leader, Deacon, and Played drums in the praise band at church. He loves helping kids experience Gods creation in the outdoors and is a Hunter Trapper Educator for the game commission. He has been married to his beautiful wife Shari for 28 years and God has blessed them with three children Katelyn, Brenna, and Jared. He has a love for the outdoors and adventure. His hobbies are Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Watching Football, Roller coasters, and Skydiving. He has 217 jumps and three wing suit jumps. He loves spending time with his family outdoors and his weekends are spent hunting and fishing, or riding his Harley with Shari on the back or with his son Jared on his 4 wheeler, dirt bike, and street bike. He is a servant leader who loves the people he serves and looks forward to helping you get the dental health you deserve.
Shilo, Dr. Hartman's daughter, has worked in many different areas of the practice over the years. During high school and college she worked in the front office as the scheduling coordinator and also assisted the doctor with treatment chair side. She holds a B.S. degree in Human Resource Management from Messiah College. In October 2005, Shilo returned to the practice as the Administrative and Financial Coordinator. She enjoys assisting our clients with financial arrangements so they can receive the treatment they need to optimize their dental health. She also manages all of the business, administrative and bookkeeping responsibilities of the practice. Shilo is an avid equestrian and enjoys time riding & competing with her horses. She enjoys living on her farm in the McAlevey's Fort area with her husband, Buddie; sons, Ryker and Soren and daughter, Aria. Together they enjoy camping, riding horses, playing with their dogs, traveling, motorcycles, and spending time with family.
Darlene joined the Total Health Dentistry team in October of 2007 as the Scheduling Coordinator. In this role, she schedules appointments for patients, assists with questions about services, and works in other areas of client satisfaction. She enjoys that this position allows her the opportunity to inspire patients to achieve the level of dental and overall health that we all strive for. Darlene lives outside of Huntingdon with her husband Mark. Together they love spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Cyndy joined the Total Health Dentistry Team in November 2013 with five years previous experience as a dental assistant. She started her career as a dental assistant after 18 years of homeschooling her two sons, Adam and Jason. She is eager to see patients experience total health and wellness through improved dental health. Cyndy and her husband Ray reside in Hartslog Valley. She enjoys gardening, scrapbooking and activities with the family dogs.
Amy Jo Bumgardner
Amy Jo began working at Total Health Dentistry in August of 2014 and is a 2014 graduate from YTI Institute in dental assisting. Amy Jo resides in Huntingdon with her husband Mike and sons, Brady and Ryan. She loves spending time with her family including having campfires and cookouts. She also enjoys attending her husband and sons baseball games and being in the sun and in the water. Amy Jo cares about her rapport with clients and strives to make each one comfortable and relaxed while establishing an atmosphere of respect and openness. She enjoys helping others and making them smile.
Michael joined the Total Health Dentistry Team in November 2015 as a dental assistant after completing his training at YTI Technical Institute. In 2016, Michael's role in the office changed when he accepted the postition of hygiene coordinator. He can also be found working in the Altoona office working the front desk several days a week. He lives in Altoona with his spouse, many animals, and looks forward to meeting you and serving you any way he can.
New Patient Coordinator
Chrissy joined Total Health Dentistry in August 2016 as a chairside assistant. She received her diploma in Dental Assisting from the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center in May 2013. Chrissy will greet you with a smile and enjoys talking with clients to help put them at ease. She is eager to create and educate clients about the treatment plan options that will help them meet their dental health goals. Chrissy provides a friendly face from the new patient visit through the needed treatment. She lives in Williamsburg with her husband and 2 sons. She enjoys her art and spending time with family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Amanda has been with our team since December 2016. Amanda originally graduated from Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center in 2012 as a dental assistant. She then decided to further her education and pursue a career in dental hygiene. She graduated from Allegheny College of Maryland as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2016. Amanda enjoys establishing rapport with her patients and providing them with the dental knowledge crucial to achieving optimal oral and body health. Amanda resides in her hometown of Altoona with her dog, Syndey. Her hobbies include reading, kayaking, traveling and cheering for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Front Office Coordinator
Tanya joined Total Health Dentistry in November 2016, working in the State College location. She had previous experience working in a dental office as the Patient Relations Coordinator for 2½ years while living in Colorado. As the Front Office Coordinator in State College, Tanya schedules patients, answers phone calls, assists patients with their financial arrangements, and works to ensure that every patient has a positive, quality experience during every visit. Tanya lives in Clinton County, is an ordained minister, a certified life coach and is currently finishing her Masters’ and Doctoral program degrees. In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, bake and fly fish.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” — 3 John 1:2