Meet Our Team

Our friendly staff

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 

Administrative Staff:

Linda

Linda 

Office Manager

I look at my role in the office to be a facilitator to insure that a pleasant, professional atmosphere is maintained in our office.  I try to make sure that we work efficiently so that our patients know that they are getting the best dental care that is available while keeping them as comfortable as possible.  I have worked in the dental field since 1978.  The favorite part of my job is keeping up with all the latest advancements in the dental profession, especially the wonderful strides forward in cosmetic dentistry.  We truly do have a dream team here with our staff.  They work together to make the dental experience pleasant and pain-free for all our patients.  Our dental care is the best because our staff is the best.  I have been married for 37 years and have two grown children and two wonderful grandsons.

 

Fran

Fran

Appointments Coordinator

Fran will make you comfortable right from your initial phone call to our office. Her smiling face will greet you as you arrive and help you complete your dental care with as little impact on your schedule as possible. Fran has been with our office family since November 1991. She came to us as a dental assistant, then worked in the front office as the insurance coordinator before becoming our appointments coordinator.

 

Angie

Angie

Treatment Coordinator/Accounts Manager

Angie has working been in the dental field since 2000.  She started as a Dental Assistant. Since then, she has completed her Bachelor Degree from DeVry University and has moved into the Administrative aspect of Dentistry.  She enjoys helping patients find ways to be able to afford the care they need. Angie has two children, Ceci and Drew, who keep her busy outside the office and she also enjoys singing with local churches and bands when the opportunity appears.  Angie is here to help you meet your financial needs so that you can receive the treatment you need for a great smile. 

 

Hygiene Team:

Carolyn

Registered Dental Hygienist

Carolyn graduated from Shawnee State University in 1982 with an Associate degree in Applied Science. She received her Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Certificate from the Ohio State University in 1985. Carolyn is qualified to administer nitrous oxide sedation and holds a current Oral Health Access Supervision permit for the state of Ohio. She has practiced dental hygiene for 32 years and has been with our office for 28 years. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association. Carolyn and her husband of 31 years, Keith, have three children.             

 

Linda

Linda W.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Linda attended Lima Technical College, now James A. Rhodes State College, for her dental hygiene education and graduated in 1982 with an Associate degree in Applied Science. She has been with our office for over 25 years, is a senior member of the Ohio Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies, and has served as President of the Ohio Dental Hygienists' Association from 2003-2004 and again from 2010-2011. She is a member of her local component, Columbus. Additionally, Linda is qualified to administer local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, and holds a current Oral Health Access Supervision permit.

 

Carrie

Carrie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Carrie graduated from Shawnee State University with honors in 1981 with an Associate degree in Applied Science. She has actively practiced dental hygiene for 33 years and five of those years in the area of periodontics. Carrie is also qualified to administer nitrous oxide sedation and holds a current Oral Health Access Supervision permit. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association. Carrie has been with our office since August, 1998.

 

Dental Assistant Team:

 

Rhonda

Rhonda

Chairside Dental Assistant

Rhonda joined our team in May of 2002. Her job duties include assisting Dr. Burns and Dr. Lape in restorative procedures, emergency appointments, and new patient exams. While she enjoys all aspects of her job, Rhonda’s favorite part is smile transformations! For those patients who are nervous about dental treatment, Rhonda does her best to make them as comfortable as possible and reassure them that they are in great hands! Rhonda and her husband, Scott, have two sons, a daughter and one grandson.

 
 

Jami

Jami

Chairside Dental Assistant

Jami began working for our practice in August 2014.She comes to us with 2 years experience and is excited to be a part of our team.  Jami appreciates the individual attention we give every patient.  Jami and her husband Mark, live in Baltimore  with their 4 year old daughter.

 

 

 

 

 

MaryAnn

Chairside Dental Assistant

MaryAnn has substituted for us since 2010.  She recently joined us as a full time dental assistant.  MaryAnn has worked in the dental field for over 18 years.  She is a wonderful addition to our dental team.  Her fun, easy manner makes the day fly by.  MaryAnn and her husband, Chuck, have been married for 21 years and have 3 children, Colton, Parker and Myia.  On her leisure days she can be found camping with her family or running around looking for fun activities to do.

 

 

 

Jenna

Certified Dental Assistant

Jenna is back!  She started working for us in 2008.  Jenna was with us for 5 years and then took off some time to become a mommy to twins, Bella and Tyler.  She loves being a part of helping to change people's smiles and lives.  Jenna will make you feel very comfortable when you are with her.  "I have been coming here as a patient since I was a kid.  I consider everyone here a part of my family.  I love coming to work and working with such a great team."  Jenna and her husband have been hapilly married for 9 years.  They keep very busy with the twins.