Meet The Team

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Marti

Billing & Insurance Coordinator

Marti was born and raised in Clayton, Ohio. She is credentialed as a CPC-A (Certified Professional Coder – Apprentice) through the American Academy of Professional Coders and is a member of the American Health Information Management Association. Marti enjoys being able to help patients. She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management from Sinclair Community College. Marti’s goals include completing her Associate Degree of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management and continuing her education to earn her bachelor’s degree. She hopes to live in Columbus someday. 

When she isn’t working, Marti can be found hanging out with family and friends, trying new restaurants, going to concerts, and reading true crime novels.

Carmel

Carmel

Office Manager

Carmel was born and raised in Ohio. Following high school, Carmel continued her education at The Ohio State University. She joined the Pure Smiles team in February 2022. With a vast knowledge of the dental industry, Carmel works with her dental team and guides patients towards building and maintaining beautiful smiles. In her free time, Carmel enjoys time with her family, working out, and yard work. One of her favorite sayings is: “Smile! It gives your face something to do.” (Sue Grafton, n.d.).

Kathy was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. Following high school, Kathy attended Lima Technical College where she completed her Associate’s Degree of applied science in dental hygiene. Kathy joined the Downtown Findlay Dental practice in 1989. One of Kathy’s favorite things about working in the dental industry is the relationships she has with her patients. Kathy enjoys her work family and the bonds they have made over the years. 

Kathy belongs to St. Gerard’s Church in Lima, Ohio. Her goal is to become more active at her church after she retires. Kathy also enjoys occasionally working at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn and has done so for four years. One of Kathy’s hobbies includes raising chickens.

Becky

Dental Assistant

Becky was born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in Ottawa, Ohio. She is a graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School. Becky enjoys learning more about dentistry and has attended radiography courses and many other dental-related courses over the years. Becky joined the Downtown Findlay Dental practice in February 1997. She spent 16 years previous to that with a dental office in Ottawa. One of Becky’s favorite things about working in the dental industry is restoring someone’s smile with anterior cosmetic dentistry. She also enjoys celebrating birthdays or milestones of co-workers and doctors. Becky is proud of the fact she has been in the dental field for 40 years!

Becky is a member of the SPP Rosary Altar Society at her church. She is also a member of B & B Mother’s Club since 1982 and the Catholic Ladies of Putnam County Prayer Group. When she is not working, Becky enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband have two amazing sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and three adorable grandchildren. She enjoys taking photos and making various types of crafts. She and her husband spend a lot of time at the lake with friends.

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Kellie

Dental Assistant

Kellie was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. In 2005 she achieved her Certification in Dental Assisting. Kellie joined the Pure Smiles team in August of 2020. Giving patients back their smiles is one of Kellie’s favorite things about working in the dental industry. When she has free time, Kellie enjoys exploring Ohio’s beauty. Kellie is a proud grandmother!

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Marissa

Registered Dental Hygienist

Marissa was born and raised in West Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene. Marissa joined the Westerville & Pataskala teams in June 2022. Her favorite thing about working in the dental industry is establishing new relationships with patients and watching their growth at each visit. Outside work Marissa enjoys spending time with her niece & nephew, working out, baking,  and  traveling to dirtbike races with her boyfriend.