Meet Our Columbus Dental Team
Katie attended Cleveland State University, and her passion for dentistry and people has kept her in the dental field since 2001. Katie’s job is to ensure that our patients maximize their benefits and achieve the smile they have always wanted. She has a special knack for making sure each patient’s visit is comfortable and rewarding. Whether she’s scheduling treatment that’s compatible with patients’ busy lives, coordinating insurance coverage, or sitting down one-on-one to go over treatment plans, Katie loves being a resource and getting to know our patients.
Katie says: “In the time I have been with the practice, the staff and patients have made me feel like one of the family. I couldn’t have picked a better group of people to work with.”
Katie’s favorite celebrity smile: Julia Roberts
Insurance Coordinator/Front Desk Administrator
Marilyn is originally from Columbus, Ohio and is a long-term veteran of our practice. She loves the satisfaction that comes from caring from our patients. She ends each day proud of easing fears and showing our patients just how much she cares.
Outside of the office, Marilyn is an avid musician who loves the outdoors. She enjoys wildlife gardening, is an animal rights advocate, and even teaches Middle Eastern and African hand drums! She is happily married to her husband Doug and has four daughters and two grandsons.
Jill attended Columbus State Community College with Accounting as her major. She entered into dentistry quite by accident, while exploring options for a new career direction several years ago. As she worked clinically and administratively in her pursuit and passion to gain knowledge, she then fell in love with the dental field. She strives to provide our patients with an enjoyable visit and the "ultimate patient experience" whether in consulting with new patients, working with patients to fit recommended treatment in their busy schedules and budgets, or coordinating their insurance benefits.
Fun Facts about Jill: She loves the outdoors, fast cars, gardening, the beach, traveling, and above all family.
Dyan has 19 years of experience in dentistry, and she attended Ohio State University and Cols. State. She says the best thing about her job is helping people to feel relaxed and at-ease when they’re in our office. Dyan is certified in radiography, CPR, and has even received advanced training in team building. Dyan practices non-judgmental dental approaches with the understanding that every mouth is different and unique.
In her spare time, Dyan enjoys hiking, swimming, and making jewelry. She is married with two children, Christopher and Cayla.
Lyndsey has been working in the dental world for five years and counting, having spent 2½ of those as a member of our dental team. She achieved a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Bradford Technical College and is also certified in radiology and CPR. Her favorite part of her job is the wonderful staff members and being able to help patients feel comfortable.
Originally from Clintonville, Lyndsey has a very tall family! She is 5’10”, her husband is 6’8”, and her two-year-old is already 3½ feet tall. Whenever she has free time, she enjoys doing yoga, going to concerts, spending time around animals, gardening, and being with her family.
Sierra is originally from Minford, and she first joined our practice 1½ years ago with four years of overall experience in dentistry. She loves the patients she gets to work with!
Sierra has a very close, open-minded, and caring family. In her free time, she enjoys shooting guns, listening to music, and being outdoors. Her aim is dead-on with a compound bow.
Nicci first joined our practice a year ago, and she has 12 years of dental experience overall. She attended Columbus State Community College and has additional training in medical emergencies and anesthesia. Her favorite part of her job is her coworkers, the fabulous patients, and their brand-new office!
Nicci’s family is fun, compassionate, and loud. Originally from Somerset, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and fur babies and reading a good book. She has the uncanny ability to make people laugh and smile even when they don’t want to.
Andrea has about 5 years of experience in dentistry and says she enjoys working in the fun environment at Creative Smiles -- and also helping patients appreciate their oral health. Originally from Toledo, OH, Andrea attended Ohio State University and is certified in administering local anesthesia.
When she’s not at the office, Andrea enjoys traveling, running, hiking, going to country concerts, and watching OSU football. One interesting thing about Andrea? She’s been skydiving twice!