Meet the Team

Jeanie

Jeanie

Office Manager

Jeanie is like our office “mom”. She manages all the daily functions that make Kenton Dental Care run smoothly and efficiently. Jeanie greets all our patients and makes them feel comfortable while helping to make their dental care fit within their budget. Jeanie’s daughter’s name is Chloe and they have a little Westie named Bellalu. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her daughter, going to the zoo, reading, and traveling. While she seems like a “girly girl” Jeanie is an avid sports fan, cheering on all kinds of college football and basketball teams and even NASCAR!

 

Merleen

Merleen

Hygienist

Merleen is a wonderful and dedicated dental hygienist at Kenton Dental Care. She has many years of experience in the dental field, and is great at putting patients of all ages, especially children, at ease. Merleen’s biggest goal as a hygienist is customizing a home care plan for each patient, specific to individual lifestyles. She always stays on the cutting-edge of dental technology and takes pride in keeping herself updated and educated. When she’s not in the office, Merleen loves spending time with her husband, Jeff, their six grandchildren, and their dog, Maggie. She can also be found bicycling, gardening, and volunteering for the United Way and Relay for Life.

 

Nicole

Nicole

Hygienist

Nicole is a great asset to Kenton Dental Care. She has a special knack for making her patients smile. She is our in-office teeth whitening expert and she would love to show you her before and after pictures! She has also taken continuing education classes that allow her to anesthetize her own patients. Nicole loves to get to know her patients and listen to what they share about their lives. She finds it very fulfilling to help her patients achieve the healthy smile they’ve always wanted. At home, Nicole has a husband, John, and a son, Mason. Her free time is spent shopping, practicing photography, being with her family, and playing with her son.

 

Carol

Carol

Hygienist

Carol is a great dental hygienist with wonderful skills. She loves talking to her patients and educating them about oral hygiene. Carol also takes the initiative to organize our educational booths at local health fairs. She has straightened her teeth with invisible braces and can answer any question you may have about her treatment! Carol and her husband, Brandon, have a daughter named Marissa. Her free time is spent reading, baking, gardening, and watching Michigan football.

 

Nikki

Nikki

Assistant

Nikki is a wonderful assistant. She is planning to do more education in her field to become an EFDA, which will enable her to place fillings. Nikki helps our patients achieve ideal oral health by explaining procedures and answering any questions they may have. She also loves to learn, especially about new procedures to make our patients’ care even more comfortable. Nikki is a Kenton, Ohio native and loves going to Kenton Wildcats games with her children, Tyler and Tristan. She loves animals and has two dogs, Sadie and Toby. She loves reading, swimming, and working out in her spare time.

 

Mindy

Mindy

Assistant

Mindy is a great assistant with over 20 years of experience. She likes to make sure her patients have all their questions answered in order to make them feel at ease and comfortable. Mindy loves working one-on-one with people to make them feel good about their smile. Mindy is a Kenton native and married to her husband, Joey. She loves kids and has two beautiful children, Lily and Kristen. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, helping out with her church family, and watching her kids’ activities.

 

Michelle

Michelle

Dental Assistant

Michelle graduated from Herzing College in Minneapolis and has been a dental assistant for five years. She works alongside our doctors during procedures and is in charge of organizing our inventory. Michelle loves building relationships with her patients, making sure they’re comfortable while getting the smile they’ve always wanted. Michelle and her husband, DJ, have two dogs, Goldy and Remi, and are expecting their first child in May! She loves watching football and attends all of Kenton High School’s games. Michelle also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially at her lake house at Indian Lake.

 

Shantel

Shantel

Insurance Coordinator

Shantel coordinates our patients’ insurance benefits and serves as a patient advocate to ensure that insurance companies pay as promised and in a timely manner. Originally trained as a dental assistant, she can also answer many of our patients’ questions regarding their care. Shantel is very skilled at communicating and coordinating treatment and medications with other doctor offices, nursing homes, and pharmacies. At home, Shantel has two sons, Mason and Colin, three dogs, and one cat. She enjoys watching Colin play football and Mason compete in power lifting. In her quiet time, she loves listening to music.

 

Natasha

Natasha

Patient Coordinator

Natasha is the first in our office to greet our patients with a big smile. She also schedules and confirms appointments, coordinates health fairs, and checks patient insurance eligibility. If you see the banners and décor in our lobby, you’ve seen Natasha’s handy-work as well! Natasha has one son, Grady, and a Shih Tzu named Bentley. Her son is a soccer player, so she’s often cheering him on from the sidelines!

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