Your health and comfort is our passion...        

Our Team

Lee Swearingen, DDS

Dr. Lee is a lifelong native of the East Liverpool, Ohio area.  He went to high school at Oak Glen High School in Chester, West Virginia.  He received a B.S. degree from Marshall University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia University.

He is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of Ohio.

Dr. Lee invests in many hours of continuing education.  He recognizes the importance of staying current with the many new developments in dentistry.  

Over the years , Dr. Lee has enjoyed touring the country on his motorcycle and playing tennis. 

Currently, he spends free time playing golf.
Jaime Swearingen Picciarelli, DDS

Dr. Jaime was born and raised in Chester, West Virginia.  She is a 2000 graduate of Oak Glen High School.  She attended West Virginia University from 2000 - 2004 where she worked towards a degree in Biology.  In 2008 she graduated from the WVU School of Dentistry.  It meant a lot to her to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the very same school in which her father, Dr. Lee, had graduated thirty four years earlier.

Following dental school, Dr. Jaime felt extremely blessed to be able to move back to the hometown she loves and work alongside her father as a general dentist at Swearingen Dental.  She currently resides in Chester with her husband, Jerry Picciarelli.

Dr. Jaime feels strongly about staying up to date on the latest advances in dentistry.  She spends many hours continuing her education.  She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, and the local Corydon Palmer Dental Society.  She is also a member of the Pittsburgh Discovery Study Club,  which provides continuing education and training for member dentists by giving them a forum to work together, share knowledge, study and learn new technology and better ways of planning treatments for the benefit of their patients.

In her free time, Dr. Jaime enjoys spending time with her family, her husband, and her beloved dog, Snowy.  She is an animal lover and regularly volunteers at the Hancock County Animal Shelter where she adopted Snowy  She also enjoys beating her husband in a friendly tennis match, hiking, and gardening.  Her love of art and her artistic abilities is one of the many reasons she chose a career in dentistry.

Dr. Jaime is a Christian and her Faith is important to her. She spends time reading her Bible daily and is a member of Christian Assembly Church in Industry, PA

Our Staff

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will make your visit comfortable and pleasant. Feel free to ask your team members any questions or concerns.
Michele Postlethwait 

In 1993, Michele graduated Cum Laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in nutrition.

She worked for several years in this field before pursuing her dental hygiene degree. 

She graduated from West Liberty University in 2001 with a an A.S. in Dental Hygiene. 

While at West Liberty, she was elected to membership in the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society. 

She enjoys every moment she can outdoors with her two young sons.
Annette Roach

Annette is a Certified Dental Assistant, Advanced Qualified Professional and Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary as well as a skilled lab technician.  Annette has been a team members with Swearingen Dental for 29 years.

Annette passed the National Board tests for Dental Assisting and obtained professional certifications in both Dental Assisting and Orthodontic Assisting. She attended Jefferson Community College where she obtained licensure as an Advanced Qualified Professional which allowed her to perform Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary procedures including placement, contouring and finishing of dental fillings.  

Annette is the mother of two adult daughters and an active grandmother of five. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, taking weekend road trips, swimming, camping and whitewater rafting.  
Kim Kempf

Kim has been a with the Swearingen Dental team for the past 25 years.  She spent the first 20 years as a Certified Dental Assistant after which she took on the role of Office Manager.  

Kim graduated Magna Cum Laudi from Jefferson Community College (JCC) with an Associate's Degree in Dental Assisting.  Furthering her education, she later returned to JCC where she earned an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) license, allowing her to place and finish fillings. 

Kim is the proud mother of twin daughters.  She enjoys spending time outdoors, camping with her husband and family.

Nicole Beadnell

Nicole has been a member of the Swearingen Dental team for 3 years.  In 2010, she graduated from Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) as a Certified Dental Assistant.  In 2011, Nicole continued her education at EGCC where she received her Associates Degree in the study of Dental Assisting.  Currently, Nicole has been a participating member of the Eastern Gateway Community College Dental Advisory Board.

She is an active member of the Salineville Church of Christ, where she participates in many of their programs.  Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Candi Snyder

Candi graduated from West Liberty University in 1991 with an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene.  While at West Liberty, she was president of her hygiene class.  She joined the team at Swearingen Dental in 1993, where she practiced full time for ten years.  In 2003, she decided to make dental hygiene a part time career so that she could focus more on her family and spend more time with her children.

She and her husband, Joe, enjoy planning events with their family that will create joyful lasting memories
Valerie Lough

Valerie graduated from West Liberty University in 2000.  She has been practicing at Swearingen Dental since 2003, the same year she received her Bachelor's of Science in Dental Hygiene.  Valerie enjoys helping patients achieve and maintain good oral health, as well as working with fellow team members at Swearingen Dental.  

Valerie is a wife, and mother to an active 4 year old daughter.  She enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors.  She is also a designer for Origami Owl, where she helps women design custom jewelry that is meaningful to them.