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Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Dentistry By April Detar, Your dentist in State College PA.

Our Mission…To excel as the most comprehensive dental office in our local community, giving our patients exclusive attention with the doctor and hygienist, striving to foster patient relationships based on mutual trust. Our team will work together to run an efficient practice considerate of our patient’s individual needs and concerns, designing the best treatment options for our patients. We believe education is important for our patients to achieve and maintain total oral health, with added benefits of cosmetic procedures to improve their appearance. We strive to stay on cutting edge of technology by continually attending higher educational classes at the world’s most premier post-dental education institutes for advanced learning, allowing our team to offer patients specialty services in the comfort of our dental chairs.

Meet Our Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. April

    Dr. April Detar graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and a minor in psychology. She went on to receive a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


  • Dr. Bailey

    Dr. Bailey Swogger graduated from Juniata College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to receive a Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, where she was also a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.


  • Angela
    Office Manager

    Angela has been in the dental profession for over 15 years. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Managers and is Dr. Detar’s left hand (she is left-handed afterall!). 


  • Sierra
    Expanded Function Dental Assistant

    Sierra is our Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and has been in the dental field since 2015. She is a graduate from YTI Career Institute of York in 2020 with her EFDA. She’s a people person who loves working with and getting to know each patient. When she is not assisting Dr. Detar, she enjoys spending time outdoors, golfing and going to the gym.

  • Tonya
    Dental Assistant

    Tonya grew up in the pleasant gap area with her parents and 3 older sisters. She is a 2015 graduate of Bellefonte area high school. She also attended the Central Pennsylvania institute of science


  • Jess
    Sterilization Tech

    Jess joined our office in 2021 and has been working in the dental field for 8 years. She is our Sterilization Technician and helps Dr Detar and our Assistants keep our rooms ready for patients. When she's not in our Lab she is enjoying going kayaking and spending time with friends and family. She loves all animals and hopes to make it to the Australia zoo!

  • Mindy
    Front Office Assistant/ Insurance Coordinator

    Melinda graduated from McCann School of Business and Technology in 2002 with an associates degree in Business Administration and a Major in Accounting.


  • Karissa

    Karissa started with our office in 2021 and is from Mohrsville Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Gateway Christian School in 2011. She has previous office experience with scheduling and customer service. Karissa has an older brother, sister, and younger brother. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, hiking and kayaking with her boyfriend. She also likes to spend time with her family and friends. 

  • Ashley

    Ashley has been with Dr Detar since 2013 after she graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College for Dental Hygiene. She enjoys educating patients about their oral care and making them feel comfortable. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family husband Christian, 3 children Hannah, Jasper and Gretchen and their 2 dogs Bailey and Reba. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and going to the children' sporting events.  

  • Janelle

    Janelle was raised in Curwensville. She started her education at Penn State Dubois then continued to Fortis Institute of Erie where she received her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2017. She first became interested in oral health when she began orthodontic treatment at the age of 14. Janelle found that changing her major from occupational therapy to dental hygiene was the best choice she could have made regarding her career path. She is very passionate about dental hygiene and loves helping and educating patients of all ages. Outside of work, Janelle loves to ride four wheelers, go fishing, work out, and spend time with her family, friends, and dogs.  

  • Laura

    Laura has been with Dr Detar since 2013 when she graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology Dental Hygiene Program. After that she continued her education to receive her Master of Health Science at Lock Haven University in 2017. Laura enjoys meeting and getting to know our patients to help with their oral health. When not working in the office with Dr Detar; Laura enjoys being outside and spending time with family, friends, her dog Shadow and cat Loves. 

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Hours of Operation

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8:00 am-4:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-4:30 pm


8:00 am-4:30 pm


8:00 am-4:30 pm





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Check out our patient reviews--we love to hear from you!

    Dr. Detar has provided excellent care for me from fillings to an implant. She is skilled in the procedures she performs. Her pleasant personality makes me feel comfortable each time I visit her office.

    As my dentist, Dr. Detar uses the latest technology. She is knowledgeable and professional. Her support staff is exceptional.

    Wonderful, energetic staff that delivers high quality results!A dentist office with a warm atmosphere!

    I love this place! Everyone is so nice and really good at their job. They also pay attention to their patients. They are very accommodating to everyone schedules 5-star rating ★★★★★

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