Jacalyn was born and raised in Ohio. Following experience in nursing and pharmaceuticals, Jacalyn realized her passion for dentistry and has extensive experience as a practice manager. She joined our Pure Smiles Western Hills location in March 2023. Jacalyn is passionate about training and developing teammates. She works hard to maintain a safe and welcoming environment along with a fun atmosphere for teammates and patients.
Outside of the office, Jacalyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys makeup, photography, and reading. Fun fact: Jacalyn loves Harry Potter, Disney, and Marvel movies.
Amber is a vital member of the Pure Smiles Western Hills team, serving as an administrative professional since May 2023. With a background in business and office administration, she brings valuable skills to her role. Amber takes pride in providing exceptional support and finds fulfillment in witnessing the transformative power of a patient’s smile. Amber’s positive outlook on life and dedication to her work create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for patients and colleagues alike. Her expertise, passion for smiles, and commitment to spreading positivity make her an essential part of the team.
Outside of work, Amber enjoys fishing and game nights with loved ones.
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!
Certified Dental Assistant
Introducing Tenita, a certified dental assistant from Virginia with a background in accounting. Currently working on her EFDA certification, she recently joined Pure Smiles Western Hills in July 2023. Tenita looks forward to being part of a friendly, knowledgeable, and positive team.
Beyond her dental career, she volunteers with the Girl Scouts and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati. In her free time, Tenita enjoys running, crafting, outdoor activities, and traveling. Her motto is “Be a better me, everyday!”
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.