Meet The Team

Tabitha

Office Manager

Tabitha was born and raised in Ohio. She joined the Pure Smiles team in February 2022 and loves watching how dental restorations transform patients’ smiles. Tabitha sees firsthand how dental treatment can be life changing! In her free time, Tabitha enjoys watching her children in their sporting events and spending time with the family’s dog.

Melanie

Administrative Professional

Melanie was born and raised in Ohio. She joined our Pure Smiles Westerville team in July 2022. With a certification in Dental Assisting, one of Melanie’s favorite things about the dental industry is helping patients feel more comfortable going to the dentist. Outside work Melanie enjoys reading, camping and kayaking. She recently got married and purchased her first home! Fun fact about Melanie is that she was born without wisdom teeth!

Stephanie

Administrative Professional

Stephanie was born and raised in Wisconsin. She joined the Pure Smiles Westerville team in April 2022. Her favorite thing about the dental industry is knowing that she is helping people with their smiles. She enjoys working with an amazing group of people who take great pride in their work. Outside the office, Stephanie enjoys reading, painting, spending time with family, and caring for her dog and cat.

 

Katie

Talent & Operations Specialist

Katie was born and raised in Ohio. She holds her Associate’s Degree in Mental Health, her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, and her Master’s Degree in English. Katie joined our Pure Smiles family in October 2022 as a Talent and Operations Specialist. Katie enjoys building relationships with the patients ensuring they are always well cared for. When she is not working, Katie enjoys spending time with her son, traveling, and crafting. A fun fact about Katie is that she lived in Germany for six years while her spouse served with the U.S. Army.

 

Kate

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 of 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).

Skylar

Registered Dental Hygienist 

Skylar was born in Libertyville, Illinois and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She is a 2017 graduate of Olentangy Orange High School. Following High School Skylar attended The Ohio State University and achieved her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She joined our Westerville practice in June 2021. Skylar enjoys working with patients to individualize care for optimal oral health. When she is not working, Skylar enjoys working out, shopping, and relaxing at the pool. Skylar is an animal lover and has two Chinchillas, named Luna and Lucy. She hopes to own a pet pig someday. 

Marissa

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.

Grace

Dental Assistant

Grace was born in Columbus, Ohio. She completed her Dental Assisting program a little over two years ago. She worked as an orthodontic assistant and is excited to obtain her Certified Dental Assistant licensure soon. Grace’s future goal is to become an EFDA. Grace joined our Westerville practice in February 2020. She enjoys creating amazing smiles and helping patients enhance their oral health! When she isn’t assisting, Grace can be found at Roosters on the weekends. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Grace’s hobbies include antiquing and going to various coffee shops and tea salons. She also likes to visit various parks around Columbus with her two dogs, Posey and Arrow.