Dr. Michael Agenter is a board certified orthodontist with Diplomat status in the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Agenter grew up in Anderson Township and is a graduate of Turpin High School. He earned his Bachelor degree from Northern Kentucky University and DDS degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He served as a dental officer in the United States Navy at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego and U.S. Naval Hospital Guam in the South Pacific. While in the Navy, he completed a General Practice Residency and earned the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal before his honorable discharge as a Lieutenant.
After his military service, Dr. Agenter completed a 3-year orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee, the oldest orthodontic program in the South, earning a Master's degree and certificate of orthodontics. He is now a private practice orthodontist with offices serving Maineville, Chillicothe and Lebanon.
Dr. Agenter is involved in several professional organizations including the Christian Medical Dental Association (CMDA), the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the Ohio Dental Association (ODA) and the American Board of Orthodontists (ABO). He is grateful for the opportunity to serve his community as an orthodontist and enjoys developing lifelong relationships with his staff, patients and their families. Just Shine™ is more than a tagline, it is a call to action that involves personal surrender of everything under your sphere of influence so that you can reflect the light and love of God to others. Dr. Agenter lives in Lebanon with his beautiful wife Kelly and their five children. Live Life Shining!
Dr. Ashley is originally from Cotter, Arkansas, the trout capital of the world. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas, she earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS degree) and master’s degree in orthodontics from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Mike also received his orthodontic training at the University of Tennessee, the oldest orthodontic residency in the South. Go Vols!
In 2013, Dr. Ashley served as a dental student on a Christian Medical Dental Association mission team led by Dr. Mike to El Salvador. Our Chillicothe office manager, Karen Facemire, was also a member of the team. Who would have guessed six years later she would join the Shine Orthodontic team as an orthodontist! Congratulations on your incredible accomplishments Dr. Ashley and welcome to this wonderful new season of your life!
Dr. Ashley was engaged in Florence, Italy in 2019 and now married to the love of her life, Neel Dilip Bhana. Congratulations! Dr. Ashley has two sisters, one brother, one niece, and two nephews. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, drinking great coffee and (thankfully, for us in Ohio) seeking new adventures! She likes to exercise (in part because of a confessed love for cupcakes) and volunteers on medical/dental mission teams. She is enjoying being a part of our Shine Team and furthering the mission and vision of Dr. Mike while serving the Lord through her training as an orthodontist.