Meet Our Team

Our jovial dental team is here to handle anything you need to have a successful dental visit. From scheduling and reviewing your paperwork to assisting Dr. Michael Cook in caring for your smile, you can count on us to be here for you. Give us a call today at 614-262-4150 to schedule a consultation with our dentist at Creative Smiles and learn more about our dental services in Columbus, Ohio.


Insurance Coordinator & Front Desk Administrator

Marilyn is originally from Clintonville, 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.


Administrative Coordinator

Kiana studied at Columbus State Community College and Seattle University before joining our team. While she may be new to our practice and the field of dentistry, her love for our patients and enthusiasm for their care make her a natural fit for our team. So whether you need to schedule your bi-yearly visit, have a question about what to bring to your first appointment, or anything in between, she’ll be happy to help!

Kiana is originally from Rifle, Colorado. Outside the office, she loves painting, playing the ukulele and practicing ASL. Plus, she is a beekeeper!


Treatment Coordinator

Dyan has 19 years of experience in dentistry, and she attended Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College. 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.


Dental Hygienist

Originally from Somerset, Nicci has well over a decade of experience in the dental field so far. She loves the great patients she’s met, as well as her wonderful work family! She received her education from Columbus State Community College and completed her certification in anesthesia in 2010.

At home, Nicci has three special furbabies named Caydence, Niko and Izzy. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, spending quality time with family, reading and laughing! She has a special talent for making people chuckle and feel better even when they don’t want to.


Lead Dental Assistant

With more than seven years of experience under her belt, Klarida joined our team in 2021. For her, being a dental assistant has many rewarding moments, but her favorite part of the job is giving patients back their healthy, happy smiles! She completed her studies at Ohio Business College and has undergone additional training in CPR and radiography.

Klarida is originally from Albania! She has been married for 12 years and counting and has three beautiful children. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, traveling and cooking.


Dental Assistant

Check back soon to meet Lyndsey!