LaShea, a native of Ohio, is experienced in dentistry and holds a Dental Assistant Certification from Ross IMDT. She joined the Pure Smiles team in March 2023 as an Accounts Receivable/Billing teammate, after transitioning from her previous role as a Dental Assistant. LaShea enjoys working with the great team at Pure Smiles to help patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.
In her free time, she likes spending time with her family, including her husband and son, and going camping.
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 an integral part of the Pure Smiles Western Hills team, serving as an Administrative Professional. She joined the practice in May 2023, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and a passion for providing exceptional administrative support. Amber finds great fulfillment in her work as an Administrative Professional, particularly in witnessing the transformative power of a patient’s smile. Seeing patients regain their confidence and happiness through dental treatments is what motivates her every day. She takes pride in being part of a team that helps individuals find their smile again.
Hailing from the beautiful state of Ohio, Amber has always had a knack for business and office management. She pursued an educational background in business and office administration, which has equipped her with the skills necessary to excel in her role. Her attention to detail, organizational abilities, and strong communication skills make her an invaluable asset to the team.
Amber’s favorite saying, “Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile,” reflects her positive outlook on life. She believes in the power of a smile to bring happiness, positivity, and a sense of connection. Amber’s warm and welcoming demeanor, combined with her dedication to her work, creates an atmosphere of comfort and care for both patients and colleagues. With her expertise in administrative management, her passion for witnessing the transformation of smiles, and her commitment to spreading positivity, Amber is an essential member of the Pure Smiles Western Hills team. Her contributions ensure that patients receive exceptional care, while her uplifting presence brings light and positivity to the practice.
Outside of the office, Amber indulges in her hobbies and spends quality time with loved ones. She finds solace and relaxation in fishing, appreciating the tranquility of nature and the thrill of the catch. Game nights with friends and family are also a favorite pastime, as they bring joy, laughter, and friendly competition.
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 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 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.