Meet Dr. Lynn Hjerpyn & Dr. Bruce Hjerpyn - Barberton Family & Cosmetic Dentists
A true Buckeye, Dr. Bruce attended Ohio State for his undergraduate and dental education. After graduating in 1990, he decided to further his education by completing a general practice residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland. A GPR is an intense one-year program where the participating dentist is trained in all specialties of dentistry- but in a hospital setting.
The Mount Sinai program placed a special focus on oral surgery procedures. Drs. Bruce and Lynn Hjerpyn began practicing in Barberton in 1991, after Dr. Edward Koosed retired. They were honored to merge their practice with that of Dr. Ramon Peters in 1995 and are extremely proud to care for their dental family and to contribute to this special community.
Drs. Bruce and Lynn are not only busy at Austin Park Dental, but also at home. Married since 1988, they have four beautiful children who require a lot of energy. Family is a priority for the doctors. Dr. Bruce still finds time to do some golfing and take an annual hunting trip to Iowa for pheasants.
Another proud graduate of Ohio State University, Dr. Lynn Hjerpyn obtained a degree in Chemistry before completing dental school. After graduation in 1990, she spent a year working in Cleveland with other dentists to learn about private dental practices. Both doctors are proud to have practiced in Barberton since 1991 and look forward to many more years in this community.
The mother of four young adults, Dr. Lynn balances her time between her home and the practice of dentistry. She is dedicated to both of her careers and is blessed to be able to do so. Austin Park Dental is truly a family organization. Dr. Lynn loves to keep pictures of her children at the office.
Dr. Jennifer A Conkle, Jennifer A Conkle
We are happy to welcome Jennifer Conkle to Austin Park Dental. Dr. Conkle attended Case Western Reserve University for dental school, graduating in 2019 and completing her residency at Akron City Hospital. Also a Buckeye, she acquired two undergraduate degrees at Ohio State University with a major in hospitality management and a minor in business. Shortly after, she began working for various restaurants and hotels. Although she enjoyed being in a position to care for others, she longed for a career that would challenge her further. Her journey in finding the right career was one of many paths; she served as a nursing assistant as well as working for a research lab with a focus on cardiac physiology. She is a driven spirit with the desire to be engaged in what she is doing, and working in dentistry provides her with the opportunity to impact people's lives positively. Her compassionate and understanding nature is well-suited in the realm of dentistry!
In Jennifer's free time, she loves spending time with her mother and visiting with family on the weekends. At home, she enjoys exploring new recipes in the kitchen and lounging around with her two cats, Nicholas and Stella.