Our Team

Our Doctors

Ernest N. Pennington, D.D.S

Ernest N. Pennington, D.D.S

Dr. Ernest Pennington received his dental education from the University Of West Virginia School of Dentistry in 1976.

He's affiliated with several organizations, including the American and West Virginia Dental Associations and Kanawha Valley Dental Society. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Outside the office, Dr. Pennington enjoys WVU Football and WVU Basketball. He spends his free time traveling, listening to music, and spending time with his family and grandsons Nolan and Levi.



Blake A. Younis, D.D.S.

Blake A. Younis, D.D.S.

Dr. Younis graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2016.

She is a member of the American Association of Women Dentists, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, West Virginian Dental Association, and the Kanawha Valley Dental Society. She is certified in Botox and dermal fillers.

In Blake's free time, she enjoys Crossfit, cycling, traveling and spending time with her boyfriend, Zach, and her family.

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Office Staff

Rebecca Pennington, Office Manager

Rebecca Pennington, Office Manager

Becky graduated from the University of West Virginia in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a minor in French and English. She has been a member of the staff at Charleston Dental Associates since the doors opened in 1977. Becky enjoys traveling and shopping in her spare time, as well as spending time with her family and grandsons Nolan and Levi.

Andrea Pennington, Marketing Coordinator and Office Administrator

Andrea Pennington, Marketing Coordinator and Office Administrator

Andrea graduated from Marshall University in 2004 with a degree in Advertising from the school of Journalism. Andrea also attended WV Wesleyan College and received her MBA in 2006. She has been on the staff of CDA since 2008. She likes spending time with her husband, John and sons Nolan and Levi. Outside of the office Andrea teaches several aerobics classes including Zumba, Pilates, Piloxing, and Les Mills Body Pump. She also helps her husband with his business the Athletic and Social League here in Charleston.


Dental Hygienists

Bridget Foster, Registered Dental Hygienist

Bridget Foster, Registered Dental Hygienist

Bridget graduated from the University of West Virginia Dental Hygiene School in 2006. She has been at CDA since 2008. Bridget enjoys traveling, WVU sports, entertaining and her dog Maverick. Bridget and her husband Greg have a son named Cole. She also enjoys working at the Eggplant on weekends.

Della Hackney, Registered Dental Hygienist

Della Burke, Registered Dental Hygienist

Della graduated from WV Institute of Technology in 2004 as a dental hygienist. She has been at CDA since 2009. Outside of the office, Della enjoys spending time with her husband Adam and four children Logan, Halley, Thomas, and Brianna. Della is also enjoying being a first time Grandma to her son Logan and Kayley's little boy Nolan.

Sara Justice, Registered Dental Hygienist

Sara Triplett, Registered Dental Hygienist

We'd like to welcome Sara as our newest team member to the Charleston Dental Associates Staff. Sara recently graduated from Bridgemont Community Technical College in 2011 with an A.S. in Dental Hygiene. In her spare time, Sara enjoys spending time with her family and her husband Wes; her beagle Bo is also a lucky recipient of Sara's spare time.


Dental Assistants

Sherry Burns, Certified Dental Assistant

Sherry Burns, Certified Dental Assistant

Sherry graduated from Carver Career Center in 1982 as a dental assistant. She has worked for Dr. Pennington since 1982 and CDA since 1994. Sherry enjoys family time with her children Rob, Sarah, Daniel, and granddaughter Maddie, as well as gardening and word games.

Trena Dingess, Certified Dental Assistant

Trena Dingess, Certified Dental Assistant

Trena graduated from Carver Center in 2005 as a dental assistant, and has also worked at CDA since 2005. Trena enjoys spending time with family and her Yorkshire Terriers, Macie, Molly, and Mackie. She enjoys going to church and also teaches Addiction Classes and is going to school to get a degree in Addiction Counseling.

Kayla Kelly, Certified Dental Assistant

Debra Leslie, Certified Dental Assistant

Kayla graduated from WVJC in 2014 as a certified dental assistant. Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband Nico and her children Eric, Nevaeh, and Aaliyah. She also enjoys watching movies and game shows.