Dr. James Trentalange
Dr. Trentalange is a third generation dentist. His father and grandfather both practiced orthodontics. He graduated as Valedictorian from Winchendon Prep School in Massachusetts. From there, he attended Stetson University in Florida and majored in Sociology and History. Upon graduating, he worked on Wall Street with Fundamental Brokerage, earning a series 7 for brokerage.
After two years, he decided to go back to school to become a dentist. He attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington to accrue his pre-dental requirements; then, he got accepted to the University of Kentucky the College of Dentistry. Here he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine and then joined the US Navy. At Camp Pendleton in California, he completed a residency in general dentistry with advanced education in orthodontics, oral surgery and periodontics. With that extra training, he was able to apply for remote duty stations. He and his wife accepted a position in St. Mawgan, England, and it was here that he gained his love for general dentistry and quiet places. After eight years of service, he, along with his wife and child, decided to leave the Navy and move back to the US. They chose the Kennebunk area to raise a family as well as to practice general dentistry. An old antique shop in Arundel was converted and not only served as the dental practice but also as their home for the next two years. It was at this time that they added a baby girl to their family.
Dr. Trentalange continues to educate himself in comprehensive restorative dentistry with the Pankey Institute. Throughout his time in the York County, he has worked alongside with many of southern Maine’s specialists, desiring to help his patients to receive the best dental care available. He strongly believes in helping patients understand their particular dental needs as well as showing them what care is possible with the combination of traditional and modern dentistry. You will find Dr. Trentalange to be friendly, empathetic and easy to communicate with. Outside of the office, he loves to play the guitar, surf, ski, hike and spend time with his family.
Brooke graduated from the University of New England in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and has been with Trentalange Family Dentistry since 2006. She is interested in all aspects of dental hygiene and has her expanded function certificate from YCCC. She and her husband Mark have two children, Arlo and Claire; they just recently added to the family--a beagle named Ziggy. Brooke enjoys skiing, running, reading and most of all, spending time with her family.
Ansley graduated from the University of New England in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She also has her expanded function certificate from YCCC. She has been with Trentalange Family Dentistry since 2013 and enjoys seeing the difference that she can make in a person’s oral hygiene through education. Ansley lives in Saco with her husband, daughter and dog. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as being outdoors.
Jennifer was born in Portland, Maine, and graduated from Kennebunk High School in 2004. She is married and has two children, who are “Irish twins” (born within a year’s time of each other). Jennifer likes to go camping, hiking and fishing; she is game for trying new things at least once. In 2012, she received her dental assisting certificate from York County Community College and has been working at our office ever since.
Jessica has worked in the dental field since 2001. Over the years, she has worked as an assistant, lab technician and in the office. She is quite versatile and manages our dental office well. She enjoys caring for patients and helping them to understand the need for good quality dental care. Jessica resides in Biddeford with her husband Chris, their 2 children, Emily and Madison and their furry family friend, Lulu. She enjoys shopping, reading and spending time with her kids and husband.
Kathleen joined Trentalange Family Dentistry in August of 2018, as one of our office administrators. She is one of the first faces you will see when visiting the office. Kathleen enjoys welcoming all our patients upon arrival and always strives to make them as comfortable as possible. She resides in Kennebunk with her husband Eric and 2 children, Eric Jr. and Margaret. In her free time she enjoys, reading, knitting, skiing and time well spent with family and friends.