Meet Frank Wanat DDS

All professionals at Frank Wanat maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

When it comes to preserving, enhancing and beautifying smiles, we want the best. The best care, the best service, the best results. It's for this reason that people keep coming to Frank B. Wanat D.D.S. Dr. Wanat has been practicing for over 30 years. He takes a gentle approach, easing any concerns or fears you might have by providing valuable patient education. He listens so he can best understand your particular needs. Then, he strives to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care by using skilled training in the latest advances in dental technology.

After graduating from Youngstown State University in History, he went on to extend his education at YSU with a Master's Degree. He served four years, mostly in Germany, as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army. He went on to receive his Doctorate from the Ohio State University, College of Dentistry in Columbus, Ohio. He is an active member of the American Dental Society and the Corydon Palmer Dental Society and is a lieutenant colonel in the Dental Branch of the Ohio Army National Guard.

Dr. Wanat grew up in the Youngstown area. He has a wife Patricia and seven sons and step-sons. Outside of the office he enjoys bicycling, hiking and traveling in his free time.

He looks forward to bringing out the full beauty of your smile.

  • Amber Durrett
    Dental Hygienist

    Amber has been working as Dr. Wanat's hygienist since graduating from Youngstown State University in 2007. You can hear Amber's infectious laugh throughout the office, which helps make patients relax and feel comfortable. Amber spends her free time with her husband and daughter. She loves traveling, cooking and baking.

  • Brittany Waldinger
    Dental Hygienist

    Brittany also graduated from Youngstown State University in 2007 and began working for Dr. Wanat as a hygienist shortly after. Brittany likes to keep up with continuing education so she can educate her patients on healthier smiles. When she's not cleaning teeth, Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She also has a passion for crime documentaries. Brittany says if she wasn't a hygienist, she would be a private investigator. 

  • Maria Dinobile
    Expanded Function Dental Assistant

    Maria has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 2011 She has been working as Dr. Wanat's dental assistant almost the entire time. Maria graduated from Case Western Reserve's Expanded Function Dental Assistant Program in 2019. This certification allows Maria to perform duties such as place fillings and more. Maria enjoys spending free time with her daughter and husband. She also enjoys hiking and traveling, especially to visit her family back home in the Philippines. 

  • Candace Wanat
    Office Manager

    Candace graduated from Youngstown State University in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She spent most of her management career in retail before joining Dr. Wanat's office in 2017. Candace is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM). When not tackling all things administrative in the office, Candace enjoys spending time with her husband, hanging out by the pool, and working out.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

    From start to finish, a great experience! Nice clean office. The front desk staff was friendly, on the way in & on the way out. My hygienist was absolutely amazing, she was sweet and gentle, she asked questions, and gave advice. Dr Wanat was professional and let me know what was necessary and didn’t try to have me come in for a bunch of unnecessary work, I was extremely pleased with my visit as a new patient.

    Jamie Rosen

    I am 71 years old and I have been to many different dentists over the years. Dr. Wanat is kind, compassionate and gentle. I would highly recommend him for your dental care. Maria is also kind, compassionate and gentle. They went above and beyond to accommodate my needs. They were a blessing to me!

    Deborah Nixon

    I am a new patient this week. I was pleasantly greeted and all the staff were very friendly. They were all exceptional in explaining my care. Dr. Wanat was also excellent explaining my options for a dental care plan. I had all my x-rays and a cleaning today. I look forward to begin next week starting the plan we have in place.

    Robert Harris

    My husband and I both very happy with this dentist. All of the young ladies that work there are super. They know their job and make you feel special. Dr. Want does not do any procedure that is not needed. He is the best dentist I have ever had!!!

    Anita Gray

    The dental hygienist Amber was very attentive and caring during my initial visit. She was also very proficient with reviewing my x-rays and providing both helpful and practical feedback/recommendations for ways to improve my dental cleaning routine at home. Dr. Wanat was friendly and honest, and he seemed genuinely invested in addressing my concerns. He and Amber also thoroughly explained the plans for my future visits. The office manager was very friendly and accommodating with scheduling as well.

    Jennifer Lassonde