Meet Our Team
Slate Run Dental has an amazing family of employees. Their dedication and hard work are the driving force behind our success. Everyday they do all that they can to make every patient have as pleasant an experience as possible. We can't wait for you to meet them.
Every day at our office I interact with some of the best people in the world: our patients. They come to us because they know we deliver ethical, painless, personalized care, and they leave smiling because we’ve exceeded their expectations. While patients are here, each member of our team is focused on making sure their visit is a pleasant one, and each of us is available and willing to do whatever is needed to ensure their comfort and enjoyment. Some of my job duties include scheduling patient appointments, and working with patients and their families to find financial arrangements that work for them and their budgets. Here, we know it’s important to get the dental care you need when you need it, so we’ll do everything we can to make that happen.
Away from the office, you might find me spending time with my husband Jerry, tending to our garden or doing other yard work. I have five grandchildren and love being with them and attending all their sporting events, too.
I really enjoy helping our patients. A beautiful smile makes such a difference in how people feel about their appearance and the confidence they have in their daily lives. It’s very rewarding to be part of a team that makes it possible for people to love their smiles and have healthy mouths. I’m CEREC® trained, so I work on our same-day crowns. I also assist with radiographs and provide chairside assistance while our doctors perform procedures. My focus is on patient care, making sure patients are comfortable and relaxed, and I’m always available to answer a patient’s or a family member’s questions, before or after a treatment.
I grew up in Lancaster, and still live there with my daughter Brittnee and my son Brandon. I am very family oriented and love being with my children. I also enjoy spending time with my friends during my hours away from work.
As our receptionist, I greet patients and their families as they come through the doors. I love seeing their smiles and genuine happiness to be here with us, and spending a few minutes catching up on the latest news in their lives. If we have a new patient, I talk with him or her about our practice and emphasize that we’re here to help. I want patients to know they are in a safe, caring space, where they’ll be respected and listened to. In addition to my receptionist duties, I also schedule and confirm appointments, submit insurance claims and predeterminations, and pull and file charts, too.
My husband Tim and I have been married for 28 years. We have three sons, Blake, Evan, and Ryan. Over the years we’ve been very active in our community, supporting Blake and Evan’s love of soccer and now we’re active with Ryan’s passion for football.
I received my training in upstate New York and I have a background that's heavy in periodontal therapy. Since joining Slate Run Dental in 1999, it has been my pleasure to help our patients achieve and maintain good oral health. Every patient is unique and I enjoy the interactions I have with each one. Dental hygiene is a preventive and healing profession, and I am proud to be a part of an office that emphasizes that.
I graduated magna cum laude from the Ohio State University in 2009. I received my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, with a minor in Spanish. Additionally, I specialized in Education within the Dental Hygiene Program and aspire to teach at the university level. For now, I enjoy talking with my patients about the "hows" and "whys" to preventative dental health and hope to shed light on questions and concerns each may have. I love our office because I am able to see young toddlers, to those who have been coming here for nearly 40 years and many in between!
I was raised in Northwest Ohio and now live in Lithopolis. I met my husband, Stephen, our freshman year at OSU. Together we have two children, Tucker and Stella, the loves of our lives! I am blessed to work part-time in order to spend more time with them. Our family can be found at church, exploring the outdoors, fixing our old house or at the library. We also enjoy museums, traveling and watching sports when we get a chance.