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 in 2000 where she was an esteemed member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. In 2001 she completed her General Practice Residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2001 she joined Kotary & Kotary P.C. and went onto become a co-owner at Kotary, Detar & Associates until she left the practice in 2017 to follow her dreams of creating a family-oriented, patient focused practice offering comprehensive and caring dentistry.
Dr. Detar enjoys all aspects of dentistry and feels that in order to provide her patients the best possible care, she must pursue continuing education and practice with the most current methodologies. She has had extensive training in both Tip-Edge and Straight Wire Orthodontics. She was certified in 2015 to become a speaker for the International Association of Orthodontics and teaches various techniques to her colleagues. She is also certified in Invisalign and Clear Correct aligner orthodontics. Dr. Detar has had widespread training in Implantology. She received training from many institutions including but not limited to the Bicon Institute of Implantology, the Medical University of South Carolina, and Implant Educators. She places short diameter Bicon, Zimmer, Legacy and MDI small diameter implants. She is a fellow at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She is certified in oral conscious sedation and also provides Nitrous Oxide Sedation for her patients who are anxious with dental procedures. Dr. Detar is one of the few in this area certified to provide Pinhole connective tissue grafting. Dr. Detar trained under Dr. Chao to master the only graft free, suture free, scalpel free surgery to correct gingival recession and create keratinized tissue. Dr. Detar is a member of the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association , The Academy of General Dentistry, the Centre Dental Society, the International Association for Orthodontics, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She also participates in a local endodontic study group.
Dr. Detar is passionate about serving in her community. She graduated from Leadership Centre County in 2008, and has given her time to help treat dental patients at Centre Volunteers in Medicine. She has participated in Give Kids a Smile! Day, and she works with the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science in Technology in their mobile dental unit. Dr. Detar took part in a Dental Public Health Delegation to China. She is a member of the Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities Advisory Board in Centre County, helping to review and evaluate MH/ID needs and services to our local community. Both her and her husband are active supporters of Clearwater Conservancy. Dr. Detar also volunteers to mentor future dental students through the Eberly College of Science at Penn State, and is very proud of her mentor student that is beginning dental school fall 2018.
Dr. Detar is married to her husband, Chris Magent, who works as COO at Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Construction Manager. They have two shelites whom they love with all of their hearts, Duke & Daisy. In her free time, she is a member of the Mount Nittany Dog Training Club where she enjoys agility training with her dogs, is continually trying to become better at golf, and pi-yo. Both Dr. Detar and her husband enjoy traveling and try never to return to the same destination, as their goal is to see the world. She and her husband are members of Good Shephard Catholic Church, where she hopes to serve on her first mission trip in the Spring of 2019. She served on her first Misson Trip to Maggoty, Jamaica in the Spring of 2019 where she took out over 100 teeth in just a few days and left many Jamaicans SMILING!