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Meet The Doctors & Team




Dr. Peter Welnak is a graduate of Indiana University and The Ohio State University School of Dentistry.  Dr. Welnak has practiced in Keene, NH since 1981 taking over the practice of Earle H. Staples, DMD.  With more than 30 years of experience Dr. Welnak has seen many changes in the practice of dentistry.  Enhanced prevention and more sophisticated treatments have become daily events.  Dr. Welnak regularly attends Continuing Education courses and keeps the office and equipment up to date with improvements such as digital x-rays, intra oral cameras, soft tissue laser, plus an efficient paperless office











It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Dr. John P. (Jack) Welnak, DMD, to our team at Welnak Dental. Jack will be providing a wide range of care including extractions, implants, and working with children. He will begin seeing patients on August 1, 2016.


Dr. Jack Welnak graduated from Keene High School in 2004, the University of New Hampshire in 2008, and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2012. Following dental school, Dr. Welnak served four years in the United States Army Dental Corps. He was stationed in Schweinfurt and Grafenwoehr, Germany where he gained experience in placing implants, extractions, and Root Canal Therapy. Jack once even performed a Root Canal on a military service dog!


Jack grew up in Keene and enjoys its rural outdoor lifestyle. He enjoys almost all active sporting opportunities including soccer, running, biking and skiing. He and his wife, Meggs, have traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. They are looking for a home in the Keene area to share with their two dogs.















Practice Administrator

Linda has been a team member since 1988.  She has handled duties encompassing all aspects of the Dental office.  Her knowledge and expertise with dental insurance makes for easy filing of your dental claims and speedy recovery of benefits for your needed treatment.  Linda loves interacting with patients and helping them to have a wonderful dental experience.  Continuing education is also important to Linda in order to stay current with changing times and new technology in the dental field.












 Alyssa, CDA 

 Office Manager

Alyssa is a Certified Dental Assistant and a 2009 graduate of the New England School of Dental Assisting. She became a team member of Welnak Dental in May of 2010. She has certifications through the Dental Assisting National Board in Infection Control and Radiation Health and Safety. She has also earned certifications in Coronal Polishing, Oral Inspections, Infection Control, Pit and Fissure Sealants, In-Office Whitening, Temporary Crown and Bridge Fabrication and is CPR certified. She stays current in the profession by regularly attending continuing education classes and furthering her education. Alyssa loves people and helping them to have the most comfortable dental experience possible. Alyssa is the New Patient coordinator for both Dr. Jack Welnak and Dr. Peter Welnak.

Alyssa is also involved at the front desk and is responsible for various duties from New Patient registration, scheduling appointments, e-mail communications  and is now the Office Manager.   Alyssa is also continuing her education in business and working toward her Bachelor Degree in Business Management.   





Stephanie, RDH

Stephanie became a team member in November 2012.  She is a 2011 graduate of New Hampshire Technical Institute's Dental Hygiene program and has experience assisting in both General Dentistry as well as Orthodontics.  In addition, she is certified in CPR, professional Fluoride Treatments, Dental Radiography, Sealants, Local Anesthesia and Anti Microbial placement and Laser Therapy.  Stephanie enjoys promoting positive oral health as a part of overall health.  She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association as well as the New Hampshire Dental Hygienists' Association.  Stephanie is thrilled to be a team member with the Welnak Dental Office











 Erin,  RDH

 Erin has been involved with the practice on a per diem basis since 2010 and on staff since 2012.  She graduated in 2009 from New Hampshire Technical Institute with an Associates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.  Since 2009 Erin has worked in the public health setting for the Cheshire Smiles program providing dental screenings, cleanings and education to school aged children in 21 schools in Cheshire County.  Erin enjoys working with children and people with special needs.  She works with each patient to determine their best treatment plan and provides tools and education to help every individual to best care for their dental health at home.  Erin is certified in CPR, Sealants, Dental Radiography and professional Fluoride Treatments and Dental Anesthesia and Laser Therapy.  Erin maintains a positive outlook on life and she shares her energy and enthusiasm with each patient.  She is excited to be a permanent part of the Welnak Dental Team.







Ashley, RDH

Ashley joined the Welnak dental team in June 2015.  She started her career in the dental field in early 2001, and worked in a variety of positions including Front Desk, Dental Assisting, and Orthodontic assisting.  She attended the University of New England where she received an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2006, and subsequently began her professional career as a Dental Hygienist in Portland, Maine.  She then received her Bachelors' Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2007, and moved to join the dental community in Keene shortly after.  As a dental hygienist she is certified in CPR, Dental Sealants, professional Fluoride, Treatments, Dental x-rays, Antimicrobial Placement, and Local Anesthesia.  With a big smile and a dose of humor, Ashley is motivated to educate her patients that good dental health is necessary for good overall health.











Dental Assistant

With Brittany's background in education, she loves teaching and working with people of all ages. In the fall she will begin her education at New Hampshire Technical Institute and is eager to expand her knowledge in the dental field. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her wonderful family, including her husband and her dog, Denali. She also enjoys going to the beach, horseback riding, and working out.