Meet The Team

Stephanie S.

Office Manager

Stephanie was born in Lima, Ohio and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Following high school, Stephanie completed her education in Dental Assisting. In 2009 Stephanie joined the Lima practice but then left for a few years to start her family. She rejoined the practice again in 2016. Stephanie’s favorite thing about the dental field is the patients and her work family! She feels blessed every day to share her passion for dentistry with the Lima community. When she isn’t working Stephanie can be found cooking, baking, and spending time with her family.

Tina M.

Insurance Coordinator

Tina was born in Waynesfield, Ohio and raised in Wapakoneta, Ohio. She is a graduate of Wapakoneta High School. Tina joined the Lima practice in November 2018. Tina enjoys all the amazing staff who take such great care of our patients! When she is not at work, Tina can be found gardening and playing with her two dogs.

Michelle R.

Billing Coordinator

Michelle was born in Lima, Ohio and raised in Ottawa, Ohio. She is a graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School. Michelle joined our Lima practice in December 2016. Michelle enjoys working with the Lima team because everyone is cheerful and understands patient needs. She loves that everyone will pitch in wherever they are needed. When she isn’t working, Michelle loves spending time with her two beautiful granddaughters. She is a mother of 2 boys and has been married for 39 years! 

Sharon E.

Marketing Director/Registered Dental Hygienist

With a professed love for healthy smiles, Sharon Ewing has over 25 years of experience in the dental industry. In 2000, Sharon joined the Lima practice as a dental hygienist. Over the next several years, Sharon fostered many professional relationships that have led her to her current role as Director of Marketing.

Sharon graduated with her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 1996 from Lima Technical College. With a deep desire to help others achieve healthy smiles, Sharon has remained active as a practicing dental hygienist. In 2010, Sharon began her role as the Internal Marketing Representative. She accepted the role as Director of Marketing in 2016. She spent two years from 2017 to 2019 working to achieve her Bachelor of Administration Degree with a concentration in Marketing through Tiffin University while working full time. Sharon is finishing up her MBA with a concentration in Leadership through Tiffin University and is looking forward to completing her degree in 2021.

Along with the many roles she has held at Pure Smiles, Sharon is heavily involved in dental education within the community. With the donations and support of many, this program has educated more than 10,000 children about the importance of their dental health. Recently, the program has expanded to health fairs and college visits. 

When she is not working Sharon enjoys catching up with friends and family, listening to music, playing with her dogs and camping with her husband. Her most valued accomplishments in life will always be her two sons, Taylor and Cole.

“Our team is a family! We work hard every day and take the time to appreciate each other. A smile is the most beautiful thing a person can wear, and I look forward to seeing smiles from my co-workers and the patients every day!”

Autumn S.

Administrative Professional

Autumn was born in Lima, Ohio and raised in Elida. She is a graduate of Elida High School. Autumn plans to continue her education studying Dental Hygiene at James A. Rhodes State College in the future. Autumn is a member of the Lima Missionary Baptist Church. She joined Pure Smiles – Lima in January 2020. Autumn enjoys a positive attitude in the office, friendly faces, an upbeat pace, and a clean environment. When she is not working, Autumn enjoys visiting with family, church events, and watching movies. She has a twin sister named Summer. Autumn also has 2 other siblings and an ornery nephew. She comes from a large family and they mean the world to her.

“Never let anyone dull your sparkle.”

Christine M.

Administrative Professional

Christine was born in Lima, Ohio and raised in Elida, Ohio. Following graduation from Elida High School, Christine continued her education at the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH). She joined the Pure Smiles Lima team in June 2020. Christine has been in the dental industry for the past seven years and enjoys making people smile as well as helping them achieve healthy mouths. She especially enjoys the family-like atmosphere in the office. When not working, Christine enjoys spending time with her three kids, family and friends. She loves watching her kids at their sporting events. Christine’s other hobbies include kayaking, reading and shopping.

“Everything happens for a reason” (Aristotle, n.d.).

Hygienists

Brenda K.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Brenda was born and raised in Delphos, Ohio. Following her high school graduation, Brenda furthered her education at Indiana University where she received her associate’s degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Brenda received her Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Sedation certifications from James A. Rhodes State College. Brenda is constantly pursuing continuing education at live seminars and online courses. She joined the Lima practice in 2012. Brenda loves that her role as a dental hygienist plays such an integral role in helping patients achieve and maintain optimal oral and overall health. When not at work, Brenda loves spending time with family and friends and participating in most outdoor activities (especially bicycling trails, kayaking, and gardening). Beach vacations are definitely a favorite! Brenda loves the office because she has the best doctors and co-workers who truly care about the patients and their dental needs.

Holly R.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Holly was born and raised in Coldwater, Ohio. Following graduation, Holly continued her education at James A. Rhodes State College where she received her associate degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. While there, Holly was awarded Outstanding Student of Dental Hygiene in 2019. Holly is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and the Ohio Dental Hygienists Association. Holly joined Pure Smiles – Lima in December 2019. Holly loves meeting new people and teaching them something new. She also enjoys how the staff cares about what they do and are friendly and helpful. When she is not at work Holly enjoys reading, puzzles, and playing with her dogs Nelson and Louis.

Mary B.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary was born in Bluffton, Ohio and raised in Lima, Ohio. She is a graduate of Bath High School and James A. Rhodes State College where she received her associates’ degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Mary went on to receive her Nitrous Oxide Sedation and Local Anesthesia certifications. She joined the Lima practice in 2012. Mary’s favorite thing about the office is the family-type atmosphere and seeing patients gain confidence with their smile. When she isn’t working you can find Mary spending time with her family. Mary loves her blended family of 9 and watching all their activities. 

Tracy H.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tracy was born in Lima, Ohio and raised near Wapakoneta, Ohio. Following graduation from Wapakoneta High School, Tracy attended Lima Technical College and received her associate’s degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Tracy also holds her Nitrous Oxide Sedation and Local Anesthesia certifications. She joined the Lima practice in August 2001. Tracy’s favorite thing about dentistry is helping people improve their dental health. She is a member of the Waynesfield United Methodist church. When she is not working, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and especially with her two granddaughters. 

Charla S.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Charla was born in Van Wert, Ohio and raised in Middle Point, Ohio. In 1992, Charla completed her associate degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Charla received certification in Nitrous Oxide Sedation and Local Anesthesia in 2015. She joined our Lima practice in 2014. Charla enjoys that we focus on each person’s individual concerns and goals when they come into the office. She enjoys how each patient and the coworkers treat and care for one another and enjoys coming here each day. Charla is a member of the Lifehouse Church in Van Wert, Ohio. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her children, Joe and Grace, family, and friends. She also enjoys being outside walking or riding her bike. Charla has been a dental hygienist for 28 years and still loves it! She wants to continue to learn about the changes that happen in dentistry and implement them into the lives of the patients while bringing the best care to each person. 

“Be a light in someone’s life today.”

Michelle H.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle was born in St. Marys, Ohio and raised in New Bremen, Ohio. She is a graduate of Lima Technical College and holds her associate’s degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Michelle has served the same patients since 1984! Following the closure of the Spencerville office, Michelle joined the Lima practice. Michelle has built long term relationships with many patients. To be a part of improving their health and building trusting relationships is very rewarding. Michelle loves how team-oriented the Lima practice is and that everyone is committed to quality dentistry and patient care. When she isn’t working, Michelle is blessed to be a mom and grandma! Michelle feels that grandchildren are gifts that are made for cherishing. She loves to cook for her growing family! 

Samantha H.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Samantha was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and raised in Convoy, Ohio. Following graduation from Crestview High School, Samantha attended James A. Rhodes State College and received her associate’s degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Samantha joined the Lima practice in 2016. She loves helping patients feel comfortable while they are at the office and creating healthy smiles! When she isn’t working Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, her son, Dustin, and their fur-baby, Cricket. Sam also enjoys cooking, sewing, craft projects, and home improvement.

Dental Assistants

Brooke F.

Dental Assistant

Brooke was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and Mathematics as well as an associate’s degree in General Studies. Brooke also has her Dental Assistant certification. Her resume hosts an impressive educational background including Thomas Edison State College, Front Range Community College, Ivy Tech State College, San Diego City College and Ball State University. Brooke joined the Lima practice in November 2013. Brooke is a Chief Petty Officer for the US Navy since 1998. She loves seeing the smiles on people’s faces and making their dental experiences great! When she isn’t working, Brooke can be found spending time with her family, running, and volunteering in Botkin’s community where she is a member of the Botkin’s community Club and Botkin’s Parade Committee. 

“If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.” 

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

Katie L.

Dental Assistant

Katie was born in Coldwater, Ohio and raised in Celina, Ohio. She holds an associate’s degree in Medical Administration. Katie’s continuing education certifications include nitrous oxide monitoring, x-ray certification, and Cerec training. Katie joined the Lima practice in 2013. She enjoys the patients and how everybody is different. She loves to make people happy. Katie is a member of the NRA. When she isn’t working, Katie can be found spending time with family, cooking, and being outside! 

“Live every day like there is no tomorrow.”

Haley O.

Dental Assistant

Haley was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. She is a graduate of Bath High School. Haley joined the Lima practice in August 2019. She enjoys the patients and co-workers who make it easy to do her job! When she isn’t working, Haley can be found spending time with her boyfriend and traveling. Haley loves to bake and cook! 

Michelle D.

Dental Assistant

Michelle was born in Madison, Wisconsin and raised in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Following her graduation from high school in 1997, Michelle attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Michelle continues to work towards her CDA. Her favorite thing about working in the dental industry is giving patients the best care in the area. Michelle loves seeing the patients smile and say how much they love our office and what we do for them. When she isn’t working Michelle enjoys playing with her kids. She has been a PC gamer for many years and plays World of Warcraft as her main hobby. Michelle also likes to spend time outside and enjoy nature. Michelle aspires to complete her CDA and own her first home. 

“Teamwork makes the dream work. You’re nothing without a great team to back you up!”

Amy L.

Dental Assistant

Amy was born and raised in Columbia, Tennessee. She attended Columbia State Community College and received her associate degree in Medical Informatics. She is also x-ray certified. Amy and her husband moved to Ohio for his job with the United States Army. She joined Pure Smiles Lima in June 2020. Amy enjoys the environment at Pure Smiles Lima because she is always learning and doing something different each day. Meeting new people and hearing their stories is one of her favorite parts about her job. When she is not at work, Amy enjoys watching Netflix, playing outside with her son and visiting Tennessee.

Krystal T.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Krystal was born in Mt. Vernon, New York and raised in Lima, Ohio. She graduated from Lima Senior High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University. Krystal’s continuing education includes Nitrous Oxide Administration, CPR certification, and Expanded Functions Dental Assisting certification. Krystal joined our Lima practice in December 2014. Krystal loves when she has a patient that comes in hating the dentist or extremely scared but when they leave, they are happy with their experience which ultimately changes their perception. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and when she is not at work, she enjoys traveling, doing hair, and spending time with her kids. 

“Life is short, smile while you still have teeth.”

Robyn S.

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Robyn was born in Piqua, Ohio and raised in Covington, Ohio. Following her high school graduation in 1995, Robyn went to Edison Community College for Certified Dental Assisting and Sinclair Community College for her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certification. Robyn has also taken TMJ courses with Dr. Dawson and Sleep Apnea courses with Dr. Metz. Robyn loves making a positive impact in people’s lives by helping them achieve their smile goals. She is a member of the Dental Assisting National Board and the Ohio EFDA Association. When she is not at work, Robyn enjoys spending time with her family and is preparing for the arrival of her first grandchild! Robyn also enjoys paper crafting, memory book crafts, wood sign crafts, and repurposing furniture! 

Kelsey S.

Dental Assistant/Sterilization Tech

Kelsey was born in St. Marys, Ohio and raised in Minster, Ohio. Following high school graduation, Kelsey went on to receive her associate’s degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from James A. Rhodes State College. She joined the Lima practice in November 2018. Kelsey enjoys working in a dental office because she knows that the team is all working together to improve people’s smiles and their dental health. In Kelsey’s free time, she likes to go to the gym and workout, be outdoors riding ATV trails, hiking and traveling. She also likes spending time with her family and friends. 

“Life is short, smile while you still have teeth.”