Meet Our Dental Team in Dublin, OH
Certified Dental Assistant
Jodie graduated from Choffin School of Accredited Dental Assisting in 2001 and then joined our practice in 2004. She enjoys assisting our doctors with many procedures and also is responsible for tasks like pouring models, fabricating bleach trays, sterilizing equipment, and developing X-rays. She is certified in radiology and CPR and really enjoys not only meeting new patients, but getting to know longtime patients over so many years through her position.
Jodie is from Austintown, and her family consists of her husband, her son, her daughter, and two beloved dogs. When she isn’t busy at the practice, she enjoys entertaining friends at home, exercising, and cooking. She also loves Ohio State football!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Lynn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from The Ohio State University in 1997 and has been with the practice ever since. In addition to her role as a hygienist, she plays an integral part in the administrative aspects of the practice including welcoming new patients, coordinating insurance benefits and making financial arrangements. Lynn lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cooking.
A quote that inspires Lynn: "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it,
change your attitude. Don't complain." --Maya Angelou
Certified Dental Assistant
Kathy has been a dental assistant since 1982 and has been with the practice since 1989. Over the years, she has enjoyed the opportunity to truly build relationships with our patients. In fact, she has the unique ability to put the patients at ease and dispel the notion that a visit to the dentist is tedious or scary. Kathy’s job involves taking X-rays and impressions, assisting the dentist, and making our patients’ visits as enjoyable as possible.
Kathy says: “The quality of dentistry that we do is great—our patients deserve the best and that’s what they get! I love working with people and making them feel comfortable when they are apprehensive.”
Fun fact about Kathy: “I love camping. People think I’m too ‘frilly’ to camp, but I love to hike, cook over the campfire, and sleep in a tent.”
Katie attended Cleveland State University, and her passion for dentistry and people has kept her working in this field since 2001. She ensures that our patients are able to maximize their dental insurance benefits and also achieve the smile they’ve always wanted! She has a special knack for helping make each visit as comfortable and rewarding as possible. Whether she’s scheduling treatment that’s compatible with busy schedules or sitting down one-on-one to go over treatment plans, she prides herself on being a valuable resource. “In the time I have been with the practice, the staff and patients have me feel like one of the family,” she says. “I couldn’t have picked a better group of people to work with!”
Originally from Fairview Park, Katie and her husband Nathan have a son named Gabriel, a daughter named Noelle, and a dog named Rocco. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with loved ones, traveling, and baking.
Jenna Van Ooyen
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jenna is originally from Ft. Wayne, IN. She is a proud graduate of Indiana University but has been slowly transforming into a true Buckeye. She is CPR-trained and licensed in local anesthesia; she also takes continuing education courses on a yearly basis in order to stay up-to-date with the dental field’s latest developments. She loves all the great people she gets to meet through her job! She is a very gentle and thorough hygienist and works hard to help patients not only identify dental problems early, but also be proactive about stopping them before damage occurs.
Outside of work, Jenna spends lots of free time with her husband Chris and her two dogs Baxter and Chewy. She also really enjoys traveling! She’s actually ambidextrous.
Dental Sleep Coordinator
Jill studied accounting at Clintonville State Community College before stumbling into the dental field by accident when she was exploring options for a new career direction! She proceeded to fall in love with the work over time from a clinical and administrative standpoint. She’s also studied at Columbus State Community College and has advanced training in several sleep apnea topics, including pediatric airways and upper airway resistance. Today, she strives to provide patients with an enjoyable visit and the “ultimate patient experience,” whether she’s providing consultation services or working to fit recommended treatments into busy schedules and budgets.
Originally from Indianapolis, Joy and her hubby have three daughters, six grandkids, and two dogs. Her hobbies include gardening, traveling, and being in the Corvette Club. She also makes custom jewelry using semi-precious stones!
Shauna has over 37 years of experience in dentistry, and she says the best thing about working at Distinctive Dentistry is the staff. Originally from Nederland, TX, Shauna attended Ohio State University and is certified as an expanded function dental assistant. She is also certified in CODA, x-rays, and CPR.
In her spare time, Shauna enjoys camping, fishing, and cooking. She is married with a grown son and also loves to take in stray animals when she can.
As one the newest members of our team, Sydney has about three and a half years of experience in the dentistry field. More than anything else, she loves getting to meet our amazing patients and helping them maximize their benefits for the best care possible. Almost every day, she feels like she learns something new and exciting. She studied at Denison in computer science is originally from Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
Sydney and her husband Alex have two cats, one dog, and three horses. When she’s away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to dog parks. In the past, she showed horses for 13 years, but now she rescues them. In total, she has saved over 60 horses!