Meet The Team


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.).



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.



Dental Assistant

Morgan was born and raised in the state of Ohio, where she developed a passion for healthcare and helping others. After completing her high school education, she pursued her interest in dentistry and enrolled in First Impressions to train as a dental assistant.

Throughout her studies, Morgan demonstrated a strong work ethic and a natural ability to connect with patients, making them feel at ease during their appointments. As she gained experience, she developed an interest in expanding her skill set and obtaining an EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) certification in the future.

In February 2023, Morgan joined the Pure Smiles Pataskala team, where she quickly became an integral part of the dental practice. Her warm and friendly demeanor helped to put patients at ease and ensure their comfort during dental procedures.

Outside of work, Morgan enjoys spending time with her two sons and their dogs. She loves taking walks and engaging in various outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping. Morgan is a dedicated individual who is passionate about her work and is always eager to learn more and expand her skill set in the field of dentistry.

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