Canton Dental Care

Meet the Doctors

Charles J. Keefe, DMD

Dr. Charles Keefe, a native of Hartford, attended Northwest Catholic High School and went on to graduate from CW Post College in Long Island, New York with a major in Biology. He earned his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Keefe opened Canton Valley Dental in 1977 and has been in practice for over 40 years at the same location. He keeps up to date on many continuing education classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. Dr Keefe is a member of the American Dental Association and the Connecticut State Dental Association.  Dr Keefe started the Wide Open Golf Tournament in 1984 to support the local school systems with their drug and alcohol abuse programs. His son, Dr. Matt Keefe, has taken the lead in running the tournament for the past few years.  He enjoys sports, boating, playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren. Dr Keefe and his wife, Sally, have three children and eleven grandchildren (2 boys and 9 girls!). His son, Dr Matthew Keefe is a partner at Canton Valley Dental.

Theresa F. Keefe, DMD

Dr. Theresa Keefe received her dental degree from The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where she received numerous accolades and awards. She has had extensive post doctorate training including a two year general practice residency, serving as Chief Resident her second year, at Long Island Jewish Hospital and Medical Center in New York and a two year residency in Prosthodontics at The Manhattan Veterans Administration and NYU School of Dental Medicine. She taught at The University of Texas, Houston Branch, and at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine both in the Departments of Prosthodontics. She has been in private practice for over 25 years. Her hobbies include sailing, running, fishing, and yoga. She is also a member of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department.  Dr. Keefe grew up in Canton and attended the Canton Public Schools. She is married and has two sons.

Janot J. Bente, DMD

Dr. Janot Bente grew up in Delaware and studied biology at the University of Delaware. She earned her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a general practice residency. Dr Bente has been in private practice for over 30 years and with Canton Valley Dental for over 20 years. While staying current in general dentistry, Dr. Bente has a special interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, travel, teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) and has been in a book club for many years. 

Matthew P. Keefe, DMD

Dr. Matthew Keefe joined Canton Valley Dental in 2006. Prior to graduating from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Matt studied biology at the University of Scranton. He grew up in Avon where he attended the local schools and is excited to be back in the area. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Connecticut Dental Association. Dr. Matt enjoys working with adults and children and aims to show how convenient and comfortable dental care can be. He enjoys playing basketball and golf and has volunteered as a basketball coach in the Canton youth basketball league. For the past few years he has taken the lead in organizing the Wide Open Golf tournament to support the local school systems with their drug and alcohol abuse programs.  Dr. Matt, his wife Alison, their children Brayden, Avery, Nolan, and Maeve reside in Canton.

Jo Ann Castellone, DMD

After completing an undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College, Dr. Castellone, a native Rhode Islander, received her doctorate degree from Boston University’s Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry.  She practiced several years in the Boston vicinity with two notable general dentists before relocating to Connecticut with her husband, Dr. Ronald Bucari, a Bloomfield orthodontist.  Dr. Castellone has been providing general dental care in the Canton Area for over 15 years.  She resides in New Hartford with her husband and son, enjoying many outdoor, extracurricular activities.