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.
Business Office Manager
I have worked in the dental field since 2000, starting as a dental assistant. I've since completed my Bachelor's degree in Technical Management from DeVry University and moved into practice administration. I enjoy working with patients on financial arrangements and insurance matters, ensuring everyone gets the most from their benefits and is able to afford the smile care they desire. I provide front desk support, too, and am always happy to answer questions about treatment.
My two children, Ceci and Drew, keep me busy outside the office. I also enjoy singing with local churches and bands.
I started in the dental field as a dental assistant in this office in 1997. In 2001, I graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene and rejoined this team in 2016. I enjoy working closely with patients and getting to know each person. I strive to make sure everyone I take care of has the best oral health possible.
A Lancaster native, my husband Dan and I have two daughters, Evelyn and Lindy. Outside of work, I spend time with family and close friends, relaxing and enjoying life.
I completed an Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Shawnee State University in 1982. I then finished my Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Certificate at the Ohio State University in 1985 and joined the team in 1986. Additionally, I am qualified to administer nitrous oxide sedation, hold a current Oral Health Access Supervision permit for Ohio, and am a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association. I offer preventive, periodontal, and educational care to our patients.
My husband Keith and I have three adult daughters and a son-in-law. My spare time is spent crafting, and I love walking, sitting around campfires, and pontooning on Buckeye Lake with my family. I am also an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, Colfax.
I graduated from Shawnee State Community College with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 1981. I began my career at Gentle Dental Care in 1998 as a Registered Dental Hygienist and recently I've transitioned to office manager. I handle all administration duties for the practice, including staff management. I really enjoy taking care of our practice and still getting to visit with our wonderful patients.
My husband Jeff and I have four grown children and four granddaughters. When not working, I enjoy time with my granddaughters, my family and friends!
Certified Dental Assistant
I attended dental assisting school at Eastland Career Center. I started working in the field in 2006, joined Gentle Dental Care in 2008, and then took a couple years off to care for my young twins. I recently rejoined the team, and am excited to be back working with patients. Most of the time, I prepare them for treatment, explain what will happen, and make sure they’re comfortable in the chair. I stay by our patient's side, helping the dentist while providing support and encouragement.
My husband Jay and I have young twins, a boy and a girl, and have another little boy due in November 2017. We're an active family, enjoying camping and other outdoor adventures.
I graduated from the Eastland Career Center dental assisting program and started working in the field in 1993. I joined Gentle Dental Care in 2015 and love working in a positive office where the doctors, my teammates, and our patients feel like family. I prepare patients for procedures, explaining what will happen and answering questions. I stay chairside, assisting the doctor while supporting our patient, and offer home-care instructions when the procedure is finished.
My husband Chuck and I have three children: Colton, Parker, and Myia. I enjoy camping and music and love watching my daughter compete in softball tournaments.
I am a Certified Orthodontic Assistant and have a certificate in dental radiography. I began working in the field in 2015 and became part of the Gentle Dental Care family in 2017. Working at the front desk, I coordinate visits. I understand that our patients have busy lives and strive to find appointment times that fit with people’s other commitments.
My husband Andrew and I have a beautiful daughter, Lillian and a handsome son, Carson. Our family loves being outdoors, especially swimming in our pool and going fishing, camping, canoeing, and boating. Our home is busy, as we share it with three big dogs, but we take everything in stride and enjoy it along the way.
Certified Dental Assistant
I have been part of the Gentle Dental Care family since 2002. Being part of a team that feels like family, and our patients being part of that, is fulfilling. I work closely with the doctors during restorative and cosmetic procedures and am happiest when patients finish with a smile they love. In addition to chairside assisting, I also coordinate the practice’s facial aesthetics processes.
My husband Scott and I have three children, Andrew, Thomas, and Sierra, as well as three grandchildren. Family time is important to me, whether I'm traveling to see them or watching my daughter compete in college gymnastics.
I received my degree in Dental Hygiene at Shawnee State University. I then completed qualified education to provide local anesthesia at the Ohio State University and have this qualification on my licensure. I joined Gentle Dental Care in 2017 after starting in the field in 2009. I provide a range of direct patient care, including oral health assessment, cleanings, and preventive treatments. I also educate patients on the importance of oral health and how to keep their smiles clean and bright.
My free time is spent with my husband and our two young daughters. Our family enjoys camping, snowboarding, and outdoor adventures.