In addition to creating beautiful smiles, one of Donna’s favorite things to do is spend time enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, Jim, daughter Tannah and sons Banyon and Jameson. They love spending time at the farm with their many animals, and just sitting by a campfire at night under the moon and stars! Donna’s boys enjoy raising chickens and sharing their wonderful eggs with the local community. Her daughter Tannah attends Virginia Tech and majoring in accounting. The family also likes hiking with their many dogs, Maggie, Yogi, Sonny, Koda and the latest additions, Snowy and Brennan! So much love abounds in this full house!
Having grown up in Dunbar, WV, Dr. Panucci has that “hometown pride” and is thrilled to be able to give back to the community where she was born and raised! Donna was an avid lover of competitive sports having played softball, volleyball and tennis at Dunbar High School, where she graduated Valedictorian in 1984. She then headed to West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, earning her dentistry degree, finishing as the top graduate (summa cum laude) in the Class of 1991. Dr. Panucci then moved to Richmond, Virginia, where she obtained her orthodontic specialty certificate at the Medical College of Virginia.
Around this time, her very own childhood orthodontist contacted her to see if she might be interested in acquiring his South Charleston office in preparation for his retirement. Donna jumped at the opportunity to raise her family in her beautiful home state, and in just a few short years her practice quadrupled! Outgrowing the old office afforded her the opportunity to build the current state-of-the-art facility nearby, and, as more growth continued, recently offering a satellite office located in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Quite the dynamo, Dr. Donna Panucci has since attained national recognition for her amazing trend-setting clinical and management methods coupled with an emphasis on providing an unparalleled level of patient care and service. A natural born leader, she has been privileged to lecture to other orthodontists, their team members and orthodontic students across the United States, as well as Canada, Germany and Australia! “Teaching allows me to give back to the wonderful profession I love!” she states with a smile.
Dr. Panucci herself is a student of life, as passionate to learn as she is about teaching! Donna possesses a huge heart and a giving, nurturing spirit. “My dream is to help everyone I meet to become happy, healthy and whole,” she states. Therefore, she is an advocate of holistic health and wellness, currently studying with leaders in various fields of alternative and complementary medicine to help make her dream a reality.
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Southern Association of Orthodontics
- West Virginia Association of Orthodontics
- West Virginia Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Honor Dental Society