Meet The Team
Heather was born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in both Ohio and Michigan. Heather graduated high school in Cairo, Egypt. Her graduation ceremony was held in front of the Pyramids and Sphinx! This opportunity allowed Heather to experience diversity and learn about different cultures. She is grateful her parents gave her the opportunity to live abroad. Heather went on to study Marketing at Rhodes State where she achieved her associate degree. She has taken some classes towards her bachelor’s degree, as well. Heather joined the Lima Community Dental team in July 2019. She loves to see people smile and works to provide a positive dental experience. Heather enjoys getting to know the patients and looks forward to working with an awesome team every day.
When she is not working, Heather is a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. She also enjoys painting, sitting on the porch by her Koi pond, and spending time with her family. Heather looks forward to the times when she can travel.
“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’; and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).
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!
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.
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 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).
Crystal was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, and raised in Delphos, Ohio. Crystal took some college classes and obtained her STNA certification following high school. She plans to obtain her EFDA certification in the future. Crystal joined the Lima Community Dental team in October 2019.
She enjoys seeing patients gain confidence in their smiles and likes to hang out with family, friends, and her children when she is not working. Some of her hobbies include arts, crafts, and baking.
“I just like to smile, smiling is my favorite” (Buddy the Elf, 2003).
Bree was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is a graduate of Wayne High School and Ross Medical Institute. Bree joined the Lima Community Dental team in August 2020. She feels a sense of belonging with the LCD team and is thankful for their welcoming environment.
Bree enjoys spending time with her niece and nephews when not working. She also enjoys reading and crochet.
“Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she will conquer the world” (Bette Midler, 1985).
Caitlin was born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in Wapakoneta. Following graduation from Wapakoneta High School, Caitlin enrolled at Rhodes State College where she is currently studying Dental Hygiene. Caitlin joined the Lima Community Dental team in June of 2020. She has learned a lot from her talented coworkers.
Caitlin is a member of the NorthWestern 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, n.d.).