At Stowe Family Dentistry, our three dental partners have a wealth of experience and are active members of the Stowe, Vermont community.

Chris Pazandak, D.D.S. - Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Chris Pazandak has been a practicing dentist since the late 1970s. Prior to moving to Stowe, Chris spent three years in the USAF Dental Corps and nine years in a solo dental practice in New Hampshire. His love of dentistry comes from the closeness to the people he serves and the dedicated team with whom he works.

Chris received an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and a D.D.S. degree from the University of Minnesota. He is currently a member of the Vermont Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Periodontology.

His wife, Mary, is a Vermont native with whom he enjoys outdoor activities, including skiing, tennis, gardening and more. Chris has three grown daughters, Catie, Suzanne, and Allison.

John Hirce, D.M.D. - Originally from New Jersey, graduated with a BA in English from Fairfield University in 2000. He went on to work as a reporter for a number of weekly newspapers along the Jersey Shore before starting as an Associate Producer for Fox News in Manhattan.

After a few years in the fast-paced world of cable news, he decided to pursue a career in dentistry. John is a graduate of UMDNJ in Newark, NJ and, prior to Stowe Family Dentistry, has worked in busy group practices in New Hampshire and New Jersey. He brings with him a love of practical dentistry and patient education. He is a member of VT, NJ, and NH Dental Societies, the American Dental Association, and actively furthers his knowledge through continuing education. John enjoys the many interpersonal connections that make up an average day in the dental office.

It has been said that John has more hobbies than you can shake a stick at. From playing guitar and drums, to mountain biking, wood turning, fishing, running, surfing and canning his own vegetables, he stays pretty busy.

He and his wife look forward to sharing their love of the outdoors with their growing family and are excited about the many opportunities Vermont has to offer.

Jitka Matherly, D.D.S. – Originally from the Czech Republic, Dr. Matherly has been practicing dentistry since she graduated from the University of Maryland in 2004. For the past ten years Jitka has worked in private practices in the suburbs of Washington DC and Baltimore, where she focused on oral sedation and cosmetic dentistry. Jitka is especially excited about serving her friends and neighbors in Stowe rather than strangers in a big city. She has always been known for her gentle chairside manners, soft touch and attention to detail.

Jitka and her family recently moved to Vermont when an opportunity arose for her husband, Ryan. They, and their son Evan and daughter Sophia are thoroughly enjoying biking, hiking, skiing and snowboarding up and down Vermont’s beautiful green mountains.