Meet the Team

Dr Hartman

Jeffery Hartman, D.M.D. /Owner/Clinical Advisor

Dr. Hartman is the founder of Total Health Dentistry. In 2016 he partnered with daughter Shilo VanHart. He is the Clinical Advisor of Total Health Dentistry making sure the other doctors and team are trained to our philosophy of clinical treatment procedures & care as well as seeing patients, while she is the CEO managing the operations of the practice. They enjoy the shared vision for expanding our unique Mission & dental services to addition locations in the area.

Dr. Hartman earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biochemistry, with course work in nutrition, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976. He earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School in 1980. Upon graduation, he served a two-year commitment with the U.S. Public Health Service at the Southern Huntingdon County Medical Center in Orbisonia, PA. In 1982, he converted the Dental Center to private practice. The current location of Smiles For Life Total Health Dentistry in Huntingdon, PA was opened in July of 1992.

To offer the best available treatment in the dental health care industry, Dr. Hartman believes it is important to attend continuing education in his field. He has taken postgraduate courses at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Florida. He has also studied orthodontics in a two-year clinical course sponsored by the American Orthodontic Society in 1982. He continues to attend courses regularly.

Dr. Hartman is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Holistic Dental Association and the American Orthodontic Society, the International Association of Mercury Free Dentists and the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, The Academy of Laser Dentistry, The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine as well as an Invisalign Premier Provider.

Dr. Hartman and his wife, Amy, have four grown children and love spending time with their growing number of grandchildren. They reside in the Huntingdon area on their farm, Spotted Hart Stables. They breed, raise, and ride Appaloosa horses. They devote much of their time as Christian ministry leaders in their church and enjoy organizing a mission team to Costa Rica each year. Most important to Dr. Hartman is time spent with his family, opportunities to travel, and working on his farm.

Haley Holt, D.M.D. | Associate Dentist 

Dr. Haley Holt joined Total Health Dentistry in 2019 after over 12 years of practicing dentistry in pediatrics, public health, and private practice. She holds her DMD from The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She also holds dual degrees in Chemistry and Fine Arts from Saint Francis University.
As a lover of art and science, Dr. Holt is highly trained in aesthetic dentistry and enjoys reconstructing smiles as a work of art. She is also committed to educating patients on the link between oral health and systemic health and the science behind it. She enjoys working with both children and adults alike in both the Altoona & Huntingdon locations.
In her free time, she enjoys drawing, painting, and sculpting. Dr. Holt also enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, and kayaking with her husband, Michael. She loves to spoil her two cuddly pugs, Vinnie and Molly. Dr. Holt looks forward to treating every patient like family and spreading the philosophy of holistic care.


Gary Putt, D.M.D. | Associate Dentist

Dr. Putt joined Total Health Dentistry after finishing dental school in 2023. He has always had a passion of serving others, striving to go above and beyond in all he does, and working with people to help them love their smile again. Dr. Putt has and continues to invest in his skillset and knowledge to better serve his patients and help to train the next generation of dental professionals. His career in dentistry started in Tyrone Area High School, where he interned in the local hospital and took 3 years of medical classes and served as Class Treasurer. He earned his degree in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Dentistry at Juniata College in 2017, where he interned as IT Support for the school, held the CEO position of the school-owned rental business, and shadowed in local offices. In 2023, he earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. During his studies in dental school, he served as Class President for the first year, Technology Officer for three years, and earned his CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) associate teaching certificate, and enrolled in the ACT ARCO (Academic Career Track Area of Concentration) program which was awarded the Gies Award for Outstanding Vision, Innovation, and Achievement in 2020 and builds upon the standards of the ADEA ADCFP academic fellowship program. To continue to provide the best treatment in dental care, Dr. Putt works to adapt to the needs of each patient and continues to further his trainings. He is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry. He continues to attend courses regularly. Dr. Putt has his brother, Gray, and their parents Gary and Kristie. They live in Tyrone area, and love to go on hikes and go skiing across the country. They run a non-profit called All the Beautiful Things, which aims to support the caregivers of cancer patients during the time they need it most. While their non-profit currently takes up most of his volunteering time, Dr. Putt has always been passionate about giving back to communities, including volunteer work through Habitat for Humanity, Mountain T.O.P., and the Smithsonian Institution.


Shilo VanHart

Owner/CEO & Marketing Coordinator

Shilo, Dr. Hartman's business partner & 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 as an assistant. 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 enjoyed assisting our clients with financial arrangements so they could receive the treatment they need to optimize their dental health. She enjoyed managing all of the business, administrative and bookkeeping responsibilities of the practice. In 2016, Shilo bought into the Huntingdon practice and became Dr Hartman's business partner. Later that year, Shilo decided to expand Total Health Dentistry and acquired the additional location in Altoona. Shilo is now enjoying the challenge of traveling between the 3 locations managing operations, hiring, providing training & coaching and helping with client services as needed. She manages all of the marketing and continues with administrative & bookkeeping responsibilities.  

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 Bernese Mountain dog Tucker & Dalmatian Zadar, traveling, motorcycles, serving in childrens ministry at their church and spending time with family.


Darlene Riling

Lead Administrative Coordinator

Darlene joined the Total Health Dentistry team in October of 2007 as the Scheduling Coordinator in our Huntingdon location. 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 Taylor

Treatment Coordinator

Cyndy joined the Total Health Dentistry Team in November 2013 with five years previous experience as a dental assistant in our Huntingdon & Altoona locations. She started her career as a dental assistant after 18 years of homeschooling her two sons, Adam and Jason.  Cyndy is a certified therapist in TruDenta TMJ/head/neck pain therapy. She has taken it upon herself to become very well educated in  Healthystart childrens orthodontic appliances as well as in designing same day CEREC crowns. She is eager to see patients experience total health and wellness through improved dental health. Cyndy and her husband Ray reside in Hartslog Valley in Huntingdon. She enjoys cooking, gardening, swimming and spending time with her granddaughter.


Dawn Greene             

Treatment Coordinator

Dawn joined the Total Health Dentistry Team in June 2017. She graduated with honors from the dental assistant program at York Technical Institute May 2017. She travels to both of our office locations and has the advantage of working with all of our doctors.  Dawn resides in her hometown of Tyrone. She has two children. Her son Kaden, resides at home and daughter, Lyndsay, is a nurse living in Colorado. Dawn enjoys spending time with her family & friends, serving at her church, gardening, refurbishing furniture, cooking and baking in her spare time. She values her relationships with her patients and strives to give them the very best care with an open and honest relationship. To be able to work in an environment with such a high quality of care for the patient where the patient is truly valued and cared for is something she feels very grateful for.


Jean Butterbaugh

Scheduling Coordinator

Jean joined the Total Health Dentistry team in May 2023. She works in both our Altoona & Huntingdon locations. Jean comes to us with many years of career management experience and is a great asset to our team. She is happy to schedule appointments for patients, assist with questions about services, and also help coordinate the insurnace benefits for clients & their treatment. Her favorite place to go is at the beach or hanging out at Disney with Mickey! Jean resides in the Bellwood area with her brother, Dave. 


Amanda Knable   

Scheduling Coordinator

Amanda joined Total Health Dentistry in October 2023. She works part time in our Huntingdon location. She is happy to schedule appointments for patients, assist with questions about services and also help coordinate the insurance benefits for clients and their treatment. She loves getting to know people and enjoys talking with the clients in the office. Amanda lives in Alexandria area with her husband, Kory and son, Ryder. When Amanda is not in the office, she owns and operates a faith based rehabilitation center, Rally Point Recovery, with her husband Kory. She enjoys spending time with her family and spreading the love of Jesus to those around her and helping those in need. 


Suzanne Border

Insurance & Scheduling Coordinator

Suzanne joined the Total Health Dentistry team in December of 2023, working in our Altoona location as our Insurance & Scheduling Coordinator. In this role, she helps our patients make the most of the investment they are making in their dental health, coordiante the benefits for clients & their treatment and also helps them schedule their care appointments. Suzanne lives in the Altoona area with her husband Dan and their assorted pet-kids, including 4 birds, 2 cats, and a bunny. They enjoy serving at their church, taking part in various ministries, attending concerts, travel, and collecting memories.


Lexi Rusk

Treatment Coordinator

Lexi has been a medical assistant for 12 years and has decided to expand her career to dental assisting with us! Lexi joined Total Health Dentistry in April 2021 and works in our Huntingdon location. She is certified in phlebotomy & looks forward to educating patients on the many dental health care options available. Lexi lives in Huntingdon with her husband Steve and likes to travel. She enjoys spending her free time with her family of 5 children & 7 grandchildren. Lexi has a kind and caring spirit to help put you at ease getting your dental treatment and she looks forward to meeting you!

Ronata Lear

Treatment Coordinator

Ronata became a certified Dental  Assistant in 1998 and graduated from the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center. With many years of experience in the dental field from being a lab technician, chairside assistant, front office, orthodontic assistant to teaching dental assisting at YTI, we were happy she joined the Total Health Dentistry team in 2024 to be able to share her love of dental health in our Altoona location. Ronata cares most about bringing optimal comfort, care and trust to each patient she sees. She understands the importance of patient trust and relationships to ensure excellent quality care. Ronata is from the Altoona area, where she enjoys raising her children around family. She is honored she has the opportunity to work in an environmnet where she can help and serve others and looks forward to assisting with your dental care! 


Kelsey Hass

Treatment Coordinator

Kelsey joined the Total Health Dentistry team in December of 2023. She studied dental assisting at the University of AK Anchorage and comes to us as an experienced certified Dental Assistant working in our Huntingdon location. Kelsey is currently enrolled at Alleghany College of Maryland taking her dental hygienist pre-requisites. She is excited to expand her dental knowledge and love of dentistry as a future hygienist. Kelsey loves the hands on & technical aspect of dentistry and the satisfaction she receives by changing peoples smiles and boosting their confidence. She spends her spare time with her family and her dog at her farm in Huntingdon county. Kelsey's fun, happy spirit with her ever present smile will be sure to put you at ease during your visit! She looks forward to getting to know you and assisting in your dental care to get the smile you desire! 


Terriann Shoemaker 

Registered Dental Hygienist

Terriann received her Associates in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Coastal Carolina Community College in 1995. She has over 20 years experience in many facets of the Dental Profession. You will see her in both our Altoona & Huntingdon locations. Terriann enjoys forming relationships with patients in order to be able to provide them with optimal dental care. She currently resides in Hollidaysburg with her most precious gifts, her 2 daughters. She enjoys spending her spare time together with her family and with their 2 dogs, Bexley and Harlee. Terriann travels to Pittsburgh often to spend time with family and visits Deep Creek Maryland with them as often as possible. She loves the lake views and hanging out at the campfire spending quality time with her family.


Michaela Ormsby   

Registered Dental Hygienist

Michaela graduated with a degree in dental hygiene from Allegany College of Maryland in 2021. She is very experienced in the dental field as she was a dental assistant for several years prior to deciding to become a Hygienist. We were excited to have her join the Total Healthy Dentistry team in 2024. She will primarily be working in our Huntingdon location full time with an occasional day in our Altoona location. Michaela and her husband, David, enjoy living in the Huntingdon area with their 2 small children. 



Alysha Johns   

Registered Dental Hygienist

Alysha graduated with a degree in dental hygiene from Harrisburg Area Community College in 2017.  Alysha and her family decided to relocate to the Huntingdon area from Perry County in 2024 and joined the Total Health Dentistry team. As an experienced hygienist with an interest in healthy living, she enjoys sharing her knowledge & skills to help clients improve their own health while working part time in our Huntingdon location. Alysha, her husband, Scott and their children are enjoying learning about the Huntingdon area.



“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” — 3 John 1:2

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