Dennis G. Charnesky, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Dr. Dennis G. Charnesky is a graduate of the University of Detroit School of Dentistry in the class of 1974. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from the U of D in 1972. He associated briefly and established a general practice in Troy in 1975, where he continues to practice today. Dr. Charnesky is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. He earned his Fellowship in the AGD in 1982, and was awarded his Mastership in the AGD in 2001.
Dennis and his wife Sharon have lived in Rochester Hills, MI since 1981 and will celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2017. They are proud to have three adult children who are MSU Spartans. Their son and youngest daughter are married. Their family has grown with grand twins Emma & Elliot, Annabelle and a new arrival coming in August. They are members of Saint Andrew’s parish in Rochester, MI.
Dr. Charnesky developed a passion for Alternative medical studies early in his dental career. He has studied extensively with many teachers in a variety of fields, including: Drs. Janet Travel, Robert Fulford, Herbert Miller, Thomas Schooley, James Jealous, Neil Pruzzo, Elliot Blackman, Karen Gajda, Paul Lee, Conrad Speese, George Goodheart, George Eversaul, Hal Huggins, Jeffery Bland, Harris Kimbrough Jr., Craig Zunka, to name a few. The information Dr. Charnesky has been taught has helped him keep himself and his family healthy. He has integrated this knowledge into his dental practice to serve his patients appropriately.
Over 41 years in practice, Dr Charnesky has studied with many of the best teachers in the Dental Profession including Drs. Earl Pound, Charlie Stewart, Walter Turbyfill, Joseph Clayton, Alvin Filastre, Phillip Whitener, Clifford Fox, Donald Pokorney, Fritz Blake, Clifford Ruddle, Hal Huggins, Harold Gelb, Gordon Christensen, John Prichard, John Regenos, Emanuel Cheraskin, Don Arons, Grant Bowbeer, S. N. Bhaskar, John Witzig, Don Nixon, Weldon Bell, John McLean, Chester Perry, James Pride, Brendon Stack, Sebastian Ciancio, Henry Gremillion, Jay Gerber, Dennis Fasbinder, Steven Buchanan, Bill Strupp, John Kanka, Karl Koerner, James Klim, Terry Tanaka, Todd Engle just to name a few. This has helped him to remain passionate about his profession.
Although Michigan requires only 65 hours of continuing education over a three-year period, Dr. Charnesky has logged over 1000 hours since 2005 to help maintain his edge in dental practice.
In addition to the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Charnesky also maintains membership in the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and The Cranial Academy. He has lectured for the National Dental Seminar in Homeopathy and holds faculty status with the W. G. Sutherland Craniomandibulo Dental Study Group. His passion is the integration of dentistry with alternative medical concepts. He has been published and lectured nationally and locally about Homeopathic Dentistry and Dentocranial Osteopathy.
Dr. Dennis Charnesky is a board member of the Michigan Academy of General Dentistry. Dennis was invited to join the board in 1982. Currently, he is the longest, continuous serving board member for the Michigan AGD. He has held positions on Membership, Annual Meeting Arrangements, Professional Relations Advisory Committee for Delta Dental, Dental Care, Annual Meeting Chairman (A program which he co-founded), and the Continuing Education Committees. He has served as President of the organization two times, Treasurer and served as Secretary, on three occasions for a total of six years. He is currently President- Elect and will assume the role as Presidentonce again in March 2016. Dennis has been a delegate to the National House of Delegates for 19 meetings, has served as Chairman of the Group Benefits Council (a National committee, and currently is the Division Coordinator for the Education iivision.)