Bobbe was born in New Carlisle, Ohio and raised in Troy, Ohio. Following high school, Bobbe went on to complete some college courses. Bobbe has enjoyed continuing her education with courses such as Front Office Rocks, dental help books, and a 1-minute manager. Bobbe joined our Tipp City practice in December of 2007. Her favorite thing about the dental industry is the people and helping them with their smiles! When she isn’t at work Bobbe enjoys reading, camping and going to festivals.
Business Intelligence Manager
Niccole was born and raised in Michigan. She is a theatre major and has a minor in Christian literature and history from Kalamazoo College. Niccole joined the Tipp City practice in February 2009. Her favorite thing about the dental industry is getting to know the patients. Niccole is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. She is also a member of the Sock & Buskin Community Theatre, a West Regional Representative for the Ohio Community Theatre Association, and is the President and on the board of directors for the Troy Civic Theatre. When she is not at work Niccole enjoys the theatre and can often be seen acting in one of the local plays.
Emily was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Following high school, Emily attended Salt Lake Community College and received her Associate of Science degree. Emily likes to challenge herself and take on new roles and responsibilities. Emily joined Pure Smiles – Tipp City in December of 2019. She enjoys working in the dental health industry and bringing smiles to the faces around her. When she is not working Emily likes to read novels, walk and play with her dog, and try new restaurants with her husband.
Teresa was born in Troy, Ohio and raised in Covington, Ohio. She graduated high school in 1986 and went on to complete some college courses. Teresa has continued her education with Microsoft classes, medical billing and coding classes, and medical terminology. She joined our Tipp City practice in 2015. Teresa’s favorite thing about the dental industry is helping patients get the most from their insurance benefits and being able to help with their dental financial aspects. When she is not working, Teresa can be found spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.
Emma was born and raised in Tipp City, Ohio. Following graduation from Tippecanoe High School in 2017, Emma enrolled at Wright State University and is currently a senior pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus on Printmaking. Emma joined our Tipp City practice in June of 2016. Her favorite thing about the dental industry is getting to know the patients and seeing them frequently. She enjoys being able to design flyers for promotions and office events. When she isn’t working Emma works on her artwork, goes hiking and traveling, spends time in nature and at national parks, and spends time with her nieces, boyfriend, and German Shepherd Luna. Emma has a love for animals. She currently has 3 dogs, a snake, a tortoise, a rat, and a fish tank. Last summer Emma worked at Walt Disney World as a college intern and learned how to be a character attendant! She got to work with and meet people from all over the world. Emma said it was a magical experience and is thankful for the opportunity.
Polly was born and raised in Sidney, Ohio. She graduated from Sidney High School. Polly joined our Tipp City practice in April 2019. Her favorite thing about the dental industry is having the opportunity to help people get the smile they have always wanted and to comfort the patients that have anxiety about coming to the dentist. Polly is a member of His Hands Extended Sanctuary, Sock and Buskin Community Theatre, and Raise the Roof for the Arts. When she isn’t working Polly can be found volunteering with His Hands Extended Sanctuary. Polly loves giving back to her community. Polly also plays the guitar and writes music with her friends.
Shelby was born in Kettering, Ohio, and raised in Tipp City. She is a graduate of Tippecanoe High School and Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC). Shelby continued her education at Sinclair Community College, where she achieved her certification for Dental Assisting. Shelby joined Pure Smiles Tipp City in February 2020 and has enjoyed meeting new people. When she isn’t working, Shelby enjoys naps and spending time with family and friends.
Dental Hygiene Coordinator/Registered Dental Hygienist
Christy was born and raised in Clayton, Ohio. She graduated from Northmont High School in 1999. Christy received her associate’s degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2008. In 2018, she received her bachelor’s degree in Health Science Education from Kettering College. Christy is a life-long learner. She completes her required continuing education of 24 hours every two years for license renewal but also exceeds the requirement in order to stay relevant and educated in the new research. Christy will be working on her master’s degree, through Central Michigan University, with a degree in Healthcare Administration. Christy teaches dental hygiene students at Sinclair Community College, which has been beneficial to her own learning. She lectures on dental hygiene instrumentation to first-year students and instructs a clinical lab for the first-year students. Christy is also faculty in the second-year clinic. Christy joined our Tipp City practice in 2016. Her favorite part about working in the dentistry field is creating friendships with patients. Christy loves being able to help people and watch them progress with the help of her skills and knowledge. Christy is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, Ohio Dental Hygiene Association, and Dayton Dental Society. When she is not at work, Christy enjoys being a mother to a 6-year old girl who has her whole heart! They love crafting, watching baking shows, and reading together. Christy is also an avid baker and says some would consider her a “food pusher”, but that’s how she shows her love. She also crochets and enjoys wine paired with cheese. Coming from a family of 9 children, Christy never thought she would be able to go to college. With an underlying notion she wouldn’t be smart enough to attend college and succeed, she realized where there’s a will, there’s a way, and has come to realize that it’s not how smart you are but it’s how determined you are!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Amber was born in Greenville, Ohio and raised in Arcanum, Ohio. For her last two years of high school, Amber attended Miami Valley Career Technology Center and studied Dental Assisting. In 2012 she received her certification in Dental Assisting (CODA). Amber went on to receive her associate’s degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Sinclair Community College. She joined our Tipp City practice in October 2018. Amber’s favorite thing about the dental industry is being able to educate patients about good oral health and helping them to feel comfortable during their appointments. Amber realizes the great number of patients with dental anxiety and finds joy in helping them to relax and look forward to their future dental appointments. When she isn’t working Amber enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, online shopping, trying new restaurants and spending time with her Ragamuffin cat, Priscilla.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Patty was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Vandalia, Ohio. Patty holds an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Sinclair Community College, a K-3 education from the University of Dayton, and a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene (concentration in teaching and periodontal disease) from the University of Southern California. Patty enjoys all aspects of dentistry! She joined our Tipp City office in September 2000. Patty’s favorite thing about dentistry is that her father was a dentist, so she has been around dentistry all her life. She enjoys helping people obtain optimum oral health for life. Patty describes the Tipp City office as a big family from co-workers to the patients and enjoys how they all work together to make a better place for everyone to feel comfortable while being treated with respect. Patty is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. When she is not at work, Patty enjoys movies, doing jig-saw puzzles on her I-Pad, sewing, scrapbooking, and photography. Patty was adjunct faculty at Sinclair Community College and the University of Southern California. She enjoys going to daycares and schools for dental presentations. Her very first patient as a dental hygienist is still one of her patients today! Patty’s goal is to have the best dental hygiene team possible and be a great leader for them. One of the things on Patty’s bucket list is to visit all 50 states. She would also love to go to Australia, Ireland, and on a cruise.
“Treat others how you would like to be treated.”
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jill was born in Troy, Ohio and raised in Tipp City. In 2002, Jill became a certified personal trainer. Eight years later, Jill received certification in Dental Assisting (2010). In 2019, Jill completed her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene and joined the Tipp City practice. Jill enjoys getting to know the patients and educating them about dental health. When she is not at work, Jill spends her time with her husband, Jim, and their dog. Her hobbies include snow skiing, spending time at the lake house, and running. Jill likes to run in marathons and half marathons.
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 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.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kate was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi and raised in Lima, Ohio. Kate enrolled at Rhodes State College following graduation from Shawnee High School. She completed her Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2020. Kate aspires to continue her education to become a dentist. Kate joined the Pure Smiles organization in January 2017 and has been a valuable team member at several of our locations. Kate’s favorite part of the dental industry is seeing patients regain their confidence in their smile. Kate is a member of the Northwestern Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association, The Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association, and Student Member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. She enjoys reading and hanging out with friends and family when she is not working.
“If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it” (Isaiah 58:11).
Ammar was born and raised in Kuwait City, Kuwait. While in Kuwait, Ammar received his bachelor’s degree in Dentistry. He also has his x-ray certification and has passed the National Board Dental Exam Part 1. Ammar joined Pure Smiles – Tipp City in July 2018. He enjoys the teamwork in the office and that everyone is cooperative, flexible, and helpful. Ammar looks forward to getting more certificates and degrees. He enjoys learning what’s new in dentistry. When he isn’t at work, Ammar enjoys watching movies and playing soccer.
“The Old is Gold.”
Certified Dental Assistant
Nadia was born in Russia and was adopted at age 10. She was raised in Tipp City, Ohio. Following graduation from Tippecanoe High School, Nadia went on to Sinclair Community College to receive her certification in Dental Assisting. Nadia’s continuing education includes CPR certification and x-ray courses. She joined our Tipp City practice in April 2019. Nadia’s favorite thing about the dental industry is working with patients and seeing them smile after each procedure. When she is not working, Nadia enjoys hanging out with her cats. She loves her nieces and nephews and looks forward to spending time with them. Nadia has three sisters and a brother-in-law, and they look forward to spending time together. Nadia’s goals include obtaining her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting certification.
Stacy was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Vandalia. Along with her high school diploma, Stacy completed her Dental Assisting Certification at Miami Valley Career Technology Center. Stacy is state certified in dental assisting, x-ray licensure, and coronal polishing. Her most recent continuing education was in coronal polishing. Stacy joined our Tipp City practice in September 2016. She has a love for helping people, listening to them, and making them feel as comfortable as possible. She loves working in the Tipp City office. Stacy enjoys meeting both patients and coworkers of different backgrounds and has learned so much! She enjoys working alongside individuals who are always willing to help others. When she is not at work, Stacy enjoys spending time with friends and family. She loves outdoor activities (when the weather is nice) such as kayaking, lounging in the pool, hiking, and festivals. Once her son gets a little older, Stacy plans to continue her education and training to become a state certified (EFDA) Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.
Stacy gave birth to her first child, Ezra, in July of 2019.
Tammy was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She is a graduate of Tippecanoe High School and the Career Center in Dayton, Ohio. Tammy’s most recent continuing education includes CPR certification and radiology classes. Tammy joined our Tipp City practice in July 2019. She enjoys educating patients on the new procedures available to them and likes helping to relieve patients’ pain. When she is not working, Tammy enjoys hanging out with her kids, reading, and looks forward to walks with her 12-year old boxer who is her little soulmate! Tammy’s goals include moving back to Charleston, South Carolina in the future.
Central & Sterilization Dental Assistant
Taylor was born in Troy, Ohio. She was raised in Casstown, Ohio. Taylor continued her education following graduation in the field of Cosmetology and one year of nursing school. She is currently working to complete her x-ray licensing. Taylor joined Pure Smiles – Tipp City in January 2020. Her favorite things about the practice is how welcoming everyone has been and the team-oriented environment. When Taylor is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, crafting, and reading. Taylor just got married in November of 2019 and together she and her husband have two adorable kitties named Sophie and Loki.
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Chelsey was born in Springfield, Illinois and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She is a graduate of West Carrollton High School and Sinclair Community College. Chelsey joined Pure Smiles – Tipp City in January 2020. Her favorite thing about working in the dental industry is restoring confident smiles. Chelsey is a member of the Dental Assistants National Board. She loves her blended family and everything she does is for them. When she is not working, Chelsey enjoys spending time with her family and exploring Metro State Parks through hiking, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
– Roy T. Bennett
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Sarah was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Brunswick, Ohio. She holds an associate’s degree as well as her EFDA certification from Sinclair Community College. Sarah joined our Tipp City practice in September of 2001. Her favorite thing about dentistry is helping others. Sarah is a member of the Dental Assisting National Board organization for dental assistants. When she is not at work, Sarah enjoys EVERYTHING with her puppies including running, walking, frisbee, snuggling, boating, hiking, and camping. She also enjoys wakeboarding (the pups watch from the boat). Sarah loves cooking, geocaching, and family time. Sarah is completely obsessed with her Aussie pups, Mario and Borky!