Meet The Team


Registered Dental Hygienist

April was born in Oxford, Ohio. She grew up in Brookville, Indiana, where she graduated from Franklin County High School. Following graduation, April continued her education at UC Blue Ash where she completed her Associate of Dental Hygiene degree in 2006. April joined the Pure Smiles Western Hills location in January of 2013. April enjoys making patients feel comfortable about their oral health and appointments. She loves making a difference! 

When she isn’t working, April can often be found exercising, watching kids at their sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. April is an animal lover and has a 2-year-old goldendoodle named Marley.  



Registered Dental Hygienist

Bernice was born and raised in Tennessee and moved to Ohio in 1995. She is a graduate of University Cincinnati Blue Ash where she received her Associate Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Bernice joined Pure Smiles – Western Hills in August 2022. Her favorite thing about working in the dental industry is giving patient education to patients to help them keep healthy teeth for a lifetime. Bernice is also a Volunteer Dental Hygienist through Joyce Meyer Hand of Hope Dental Missions.

When she is not working, she can be found enjoying her family and hanging out with friends. Bernice also enjoys traveling, volunteering, serving at her local church and everything else she can find to have fun! Bernice’s best advice is to enjoy life!

Christen WH


Dental Assistant

Christen grew up in Kentucky. She completed her dental assistant certification at the Institute of Dental Technology in Florence. Christen joined the Pure Smiles Western Hills location in June 2022. She enjoys providing mental and emotional support to the patients while assisting them in “finding their smiles again”.

Christen enjoys spending time with her family, dog, taking walks, camping, and going to the lake.

Emily Stephenson


Dental Assistant

Emily was born and raised in Ohio. She completed her Dental Assistant Certification at ADAPT and joined the Pure Smiles Western Hills team in August 2022. Emily’s favorite thing about the dental industry is helping patients build confidence in their smiles and helping them feel comfortable in the office. Emily enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and dogs. 


Registered Dental Hygienist

Stephanie was born and raised in Kentucky. In 2021 she received her Associate Degree in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene. Stephanie joined our Pure Smiles team in February 2022. She is a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the American Dental Hygienists Association. Stephanie enjoys helping her patients to improve their oral care and overall health. She works hard to build relationships and educate patients so they can live their best lives while also building their confidence. 

When Stephanie isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with family, playing with her dog, antique/thrift store shopping, taking photos, or cleaning and organizing homes. Stephanie’s goal is to travel the world and visit everywhere at least once! 


Dental Assistant

Shelly was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following high school, Shelly completed Dental Assistant training. She joined Pure Smiles Western Hills in November of 2021. Shelly enjoys helping patients understand their oral health. 

When she isn’t at work, Shelly can be found cheering on the Cincinnati Reds and spending time with her husband, children and two cats.