Meet The Team

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Carmel

Office Manager

Carmel was born and raised in Ohio. Following high school, Carmel continued her education at The Ohio State University. She joined the Lima Community Dental team in February 2022. With a vast knowledge of the dental industry, Carmel works with her dental team and guides patients towards building and maintaining beautiful smiles. 

In her free time, Carmel enjoys time with her family, working out, and yard work. 

One of her favorite sayings is: “Smile! It gives your face something to do” (Sue Grafton, n.d.).

Janelle

Administrative Professional​

Janelle was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. She graduated from Lima Senior High School and attended Wright State University. Janelle joined the Lima Community Dental team in July 2019. She enjoys the tight-knit family atmosphere at work and how the team works to better the patient’s smiles. 

Janelle enjoys reading and shopping. She is a proud mother of her 5- and 6-year-old children! A fun fact about Janelle is that she played the violin for four years!

Jessica

Registered Dental Hygienist​

Jess was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. Following graduation from Lima Central Catholic High School, Jess attended classes at Rhodes State College to achieve her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined the Lima Community Dental team in June 2015. Jess enjoys helping patients understand the oral health and general health relationship and appreciates her coworkers. 

When she is not working, you can find Jess hanging out with her family or working out.

Caitlin

Registered Dental Hygienist​

Caitlin was born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in Wapakoneta. Following graduation from Wapakoneta High School, Caitlin received her Associate Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2021. She joined the Pure Smiles team in June of 2020 and has learned a lot from her talented coworkers. Caitlin is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, NorthWest Ohio Dental Hygienists Association, Ohio Dental Hygienists Association, and Student Member of the American Dental Hygienists Association. Caitlin keeps busy helping her family on their farm when she isn’t working.

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think about what could go right.” – Zig Ziglar

Karen

Registered Dental Hygienist​

Karen was born in Greenville, Ohio, and raised in Wapakoneta. Following graduation from Wapakoneta High School in 1982, Karen continued her education at Rhodes State College achieving her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 1994. She has since completed certifications in Nitrous Oxide Administration, Local Anesthetics and Medical Emergencies. Karen joined the Lima Community Dental team in 2010. 

Karen enjoys working with a great team and helping people. She also enjoys spending time with family, relaxing and golfing. She is a member of several golf leagues. Karen also loves yard work, especially flowers.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12).

Kelly

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant​

Kelly was born and raised in Greenville, Ohio. Following graduation from Greenville High School, Kelly went on to achieve her Dental Assistant certification from Kaplan University and her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certification from Sinclair Community College. Kelly joined the Lima Community Dental team in June 2020. She enjoys making every dental appointment a pleasurable experience for each patient and seeing the confidence in their smiles return. 

Kelly is a member of Victory Church in Tipp City, Ohio. She enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends when she is not working.

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does” (William James, 1884).

Stacey

Dental Assistant

Stacey was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. Stacey graduated from Perry High School. Stacey also furthered her education and holds certification in Dental Assisting and Orthodontic Assisting. She also maintains her Radiographer’s certification. Stacey is currently completing a Phlebotomy certification. She joined the Lima Community Dental team in March 2021 and loves to provide education and care to the patients. 

When she is not working, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family, at church, shopping, and going to the pool and beach (which is her happy place). Stacey’s grandson is always in her heart!

Kacey

Dental Assistant

Kacey was born and raised in Wapakoneta, Ohio. She achieved her Dental Assistant Certification at First Impressions Dental Assisting in Powell, Ohio. Kacey joined the Lima Community Dental team in March 2021 and loves helping patients and giving them confidence. 

When she is not working, Kacey coaches cheer at Wapak and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Carson. Kacey’s favorite inspirational quote is:

 “It is Well” (Bliss, 1873).

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Lauren

Dental Assistant

Lauren was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. She is currently furthering her education studying Dental Hygiene. Lauren joined the Lima Community Dental team in February 2021. 

When she is not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and binge watching TV. Lauren’s personal goals are to complete her education by 2025!

Amy

Dental Assistant & Licensed Practical Nurse

Amy was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. She is a graduate of Elida High School and Lima Technical College. Amy maintains certifications in CPR, ACLS, Radiography, Dental Assisting, and LPN. She joined the Lima Community Dental team in March 2021. 

Amy is a member of St. Gerard’s Catholic Church. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and shopping.

Lauren

Administrative Professional

Lauren was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. She is currently furthering her education studying dental hygiene. Lauren joined the Lima Community Dental team in February 2021. 

When she is not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and binge watching TV. Lauren’s personal goals are to complete her education by 2025!

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Michelle

Dental Assistant

Michelle was raised in Delphos, Ohio. She is a graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School. Following high school, Michelle continued her education at Rhodes State College. Michelle joined the Lima Community Dental team in November 2021. She enjoys working hands-on with patients. 

When she is not working, Michelle can be found spending time with her grandkids and family.  She is a member of the Delphos VFW. Michelle also enjoys music and playing piano, baking and crafting.