Jessica Gray - Office Manager
Jessica has worn many hats at Linworth Family Dental. Jess started her career in the hospitality industry managing several restaurants in the Columbus area then a fateful conversation with a friend attending dental school changed her course toward a career in dentistry. She started at Linworth as a new dental assistant, moved on to become the Clinical Manager and is now the Office Manager. She has now been with us for over 12 years!
Jess was born in Denver, CO but moved to the Midwest when she was just a baby. She graduated high school in Indiana, then moved to Columbus to go to The Ohio State University. Jess is the oldest of 5 and tries to stay close with her siblings, three of which live in different states.
Jess is just as busy when she is not here as when she is! She loves spending time with her adorable niece, Gwen and spunky nephew, Beau. She enjoys going to the gym and running/biking around the Grandview area. She is also a fan of thriller/ suspense novels and is an avid movie collector. Jessica LOVES to travel and made it to Europe a few years ago where she visited Venice, Rome, Sorrento and London! If she’s not working out or jetting off to her next locale, you just might find Jess at a local concert or trying out a new Columbus restaurant.
Kimberly Kelly - Patient Care Coordinator
Kim’s voice is one of the first you will hear when calling our office. With over 30 years of customer service experience, she is a most pleasant introduction to our family! Kim found her way into dentistry about 7 years ago through her passion for helping others. As our new patient coordinator, she enjoys walking her patients through their visit-- from the initial phone call until they walk out the front door after a great dental experience. Kim always ensures that no question remains unanswered! She is willing and able to assist you with any request you may have, from insurance, to billing, scheduling and explaining your treatment. She says she looks forward to coming to work each day knowing she’ll be working with a tremendous team and that she’ll be able to help her patients attain the healthy and beautiful smile they deserve!
Kim was born and raised in Michigan, but moved to the Buckeye state 25 years ago. Her pride and joy is her son, Grayson, who served overseas in the USMC. He is currently a full-time student at OSU. She has 2 cats, Ezra (the biggest cat in the world) and Frank. In her free time, Kim enjoys traveling to meet up with her friends all over the U.S. When home, she enjoys spending time with her grandson, Henry and granddaughter Nori. She is also extremely artistic—she is the one responsible for all of the super cute Thank you and Birthday cards we send out. Kim is the best at remembering all of the personal stories and details of our patient’s lives, and makes every patient that walks in our door truly feel like a part of our family!
Aubrey King - Patient Care Coordinator
Aubrey joined us as a Patient Care Coordinator but actually started off her career as a Certified Dental Assistant. While she still enjoys assisting the doctors chairside, she now helps the office in other ways by working “up front” with patients helping them understand their insurance, claims and any other billing questions. She’s been in the field for 10 years now and with her knowledge of both the clinical and administrative side of the office it makes her a very well-rounded member of our team.
Aubrey is from Toledo, OH and enjoys traveling with her husband, especially to the ocean to soak up the sun! She has two adorable pups she loves playing with, Dakota a Pit/Lab mix and Gatsby a Maltese. Another favorite hobby of Aubrey’s is reading! She could talk to you all day about a good book, some of her favorites include Historical Fiction and most of the old classics!
Courtney Rezes - Patient Care Coordinator
Courtney started working in the dental field in 2008 while she was in her senior year of high school. She worked after school filing and helping with a variety of office tasks. After gaining more experience she became quite sufficient regarding insurance payments, claims and coverage. She soon realized this was something she was very interested in and took training courses to further her education. Now, almost 13 years later she still loves her job in the dental filed and wouldn't change a thing! What Courtney enjoys most about working at Linworth Family Dental is that it is like working with one big family! Everyone is so caring and we treat our patients as we would our family members.
Courtney is from Grove City and enjoys reading, being outdoors and in the sunshine, camping and riding her Side x Side with her fiancé, Chase. She and Chase have been together for 9 years and have a son and daughter together that are amazing but definitely keep them busy! Through the summer they also love to go boating at different placed throughout Ohio. Courtney would say she is definitely a "people person" and can make a friend out of anyone!
Melissa Sena - Dental Hygienist
Melissa is another of our wonderful hygienists. She has been a part of our family since 2005, when she graduated Cum Laude from Columbus State Community College. Her manner is always calm and soothing, making any appointment a comfortable one! She truly enjoys providing exceptional care, and is a wonderful educator to her patients about the importance of their oral health. Melissa says the best part of working at Linworth is the personal relationships that she has developed over 10 years of caring for her patients. It is no wonder she is one of our most requested hygienists!
Originally from Columbus, Melissa has stayed close to home and family. Her husband, Brian, and children Christian, Michael and Maria do a very good job at keeping her busy when she is not at work. She loves attending the kids’ activities and sporting events, as well as volunteering at school events. Melissa also volunteers at the family’s church. She also enjoys traveling, and has family living in Italy. Ocean City, NJ is also one of Melissa’s favorite getaways, and the family travels there annually to soak up the sun!
Tiffany Lockard - Dental Hygienist
Tiffany has been a hygienist for 10 years now and has always been a strong member of our team. She graduated from Shawnee State University in 2008 and says she has enjoyed every minute of her career. Tiffany had a lot of dental work as a child and it made her interested in the dental field from an early age. She is most passionate about making sure her patients are happy with their smiles. She gets so excited helping a patient overcome issues like gum disease, and seeing her patients transform to a healthy place! When patients are anxious, Tiffany knows all the tricks to make them comfortable. She truly takes an individualized approach to each patient and will do whatever is necessary to make visits as easy as possible! And we often hear from our patients how light her touch is and how her cleanings are both gentle and thorough.
Tiffany is also passionate about her children and her family. She loves being a wife and mother of two girls. Fall is Tiffany’s favorite time of year, when the weather changes and life revolves around Buckeye football and tailgates! In her free time Tiffany loves hanging with her family, volunteering with her church and exploring the outdoors.
Meredith Christman - Dental Hygienist
Meredith obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene from Rhodes State College in Lima, OH. She has been a dental hygienist for 8 years and has been a part of our family for the last 6 years. When asked what she loved about working here she said “the staff I get to work with here and the wonderful patients that I have been able to build personal relationships with”. Meredith says “growing up I always had a great experience at the dentist. My dentist and hygienist always made sure I was comfortable and that each visit was enjoyable for me. I knew at a young age that one day I would love to become a dental hygienist and be able to bring that same great experience to patients of my own.” She has certainly done that, and is a favorite with our patients!.
Born and raised in Bellefontaine, OH she still lives there today with her husband. Meredith and her husband welcomed their first baby boy, Kase Adler, in October. In her free time she enjoys spending time on Indian Lake boating and wakeboarding with her friends and family. She enjoys almost any outdoor activity, including Fishing, bike riding, or snow skiing. Meredith is also active in her church and teaches Sunday school to the 4 and 5 year olds. Meredith strives to be an instrument in improving our patients’ overall and oral health. She is so friendly and non-judgmental, it’s easy to ask her anything! She is always willing to take as much time as you need to make sure that your questions are answered and you fully understand your oral health.
Jalen Dudley - Dental Hygienist
Jalen Dudley graduated Cum Laude from the Columbus State Community College Dental Hygiene program in 2019. He joined Linworth Family Dental as a new grad and has already established himself as a favorite among patients.
Jalen's grandmother was an Office Manager at a dental office so his interest in the dental field began at a young age. Jalen grew up in several small Ohio towns but has a large family that now lives in Kentucky. Being the oldest of 8, he remains close and visits them frequently.
Joseph Osborne - Dental Hygienist
Joe graduated with an Associates in Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene from Columbus State. To further his knowledge, he is working to complete his Bachelor's degree at The Ohio State University. Joe strives to ensure his patients feel comfortable and well informed during their dental visit. He also enjoys building relationships with his patients while enhancing their oral health.
Joe and his wife live in Westgate with their 3 cats and love being outdoors. They enjoy traveling, hiking, kayaking and camping. Joe also enjoys competing in triathlons, playing guitar and cooking.
Joyce Manley - EFDA
Joyce is our Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She received her EFDA Certificate from Case Western Dental School in 1998. She has been a dental assistant for more than 30 years. New to Linworth Family Dental, she is enjoying meeting our wonderful patients and getting to know her new co-workers. Her kind and caring chairside manner will help put anyone at ease.
Joyce lives in Belville with her husband Rick. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking trips on their Harley.
Diana Brinser - Dental Assistant/Patient Care Coordinator
Diana is another of our super-efficient hygiene coordinators. She came to our practice in 2010 after being laid off from a seasonal job. As it turned out, that was just the motivation Diana needed to go back to school to become a dental assistant and she’s never looked back. When asked why she likes working at Linworth Family Dental, Diana says “I really enjoy working here, to me it truly feels like we’re all family. It’s nice seeing patients who have been coming in for years and seeing them grow.” She also says “it’s always a good feeling when I can be a part of making a patient feel comfortable and make them feel happy about coming to the dentist!”
Diana was born in Kentucky and now lives in Grove City with her husband and 2 children. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and she travels to Kentucky frequently. Diana is also a huge country music fan and can be found at pretty much any country music concert she can find in Columbus. And next time you come in, try asking her to sing for you! She would never tell you but she is quite the Karaoke star! Let’s just hope we don’t lose her to American Idol!
Kaity Bryan - Dental Assistant
Kaity is the newest addition to our Hygiene team, and what an enthusiastic addition she has been! Kaity joined us right after graduating dental assisting school from the Delaware Area Career Center. We knew how great she was already though, because she acquired her shadowing hours with our office while she was completing her dental training. It was an easy decision to hire her right out of school! She is an accomplished hygiene assistant and is already working on developing the skills needed to assist our doctors as well.
Kaity lives in Columbus with her family and her 2 cats Delilah and Reese. When she isn’t working, she loves playing X-box and trying out new foods. She is always up for exploring new flavors and checking out new restaurants. She was active in Marching band in Highs school and played Clarinet for 6 years. She is still passionate about music and loves the cultural options that living in Columbus offers! She took her first vacation to Florida this last summer got bit by the travel bug…. She can’t wait to get back to a beach!
Kaity chose dentistry because she “loves helping people love their smile!” Kaity’s enthusiasm for that really shines through in her sparkly personality and desire to do whatever is needed to make our patients comfortable and happy. We can’t wait to see what her future in dentistry holds!!
Rebecca Juniper - Dental Assistant
Rebecca has been with us for about a year now and we just love having her here! She is an invaluable assistant to the doctors and just a nice person to be around! Rebecca has been a dental assistant for over 21 years, so she really knows her way around the dental field! She attended a technical college for 4 years, earning her Dental Assisting Certification. She is an Ohio native and lives with her husband and 3 boys in Obetz.
Rebecca loves spending time with her family and they love hanging out by the water. You can be sure if they have a weekend free, Lake Erie is where they will be! They also enjoy Bowling, going to the movies and camping. As if she wasn’t busy enough with 3 boys and a full time job, Rebecca also works for Complete Mobile Dental on the weekends. They provide much needed dental care for Veterans and military personnel that do not have access to traditional dental offices. We could not be prouder to call Rebecca part of our team and we know that you will love spending time with her as much as we do! Her sense of humor is quirky and fun, and odds are you will be laughing before she is done with you!
Kymberlee Wolfe - Dental Assistant
Kym began her dental career at the age of 17 when she attended the Eastland Career Center. She has enjoyed being a dental assistant for over 20 years now! Kym’s calm and caring demeanor will surely make you feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit.
Kym grew up in Sugar Grove, Ohio with her four sisters in a house her father built. She has lived in Carroll with her husband for the past 15 years and they have 3 teenage boys that constantly amaze them and provide new surprises every day!
Kym enjoys learning about history, science and nature and loves being outdoors, hiking, canoeing or just hanging out in their backyard. She has traveled coast to coast and finds the western landscape to be particularly thrilling. This spring Kym took her first flight in a helicopter and would like to try skydiving one day!
Lisa Walker - Dental Assistant
Lisa was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, loves living here and especially the Ohio State Buckeyes! Lisa graduated from Eastland Vocational school in 1993 and having been in the dental field 26 years she is one of our most experienced dental assistants. She is also cross trained with experience with billing and patient scheduling which makes her an even more valuable asset. Lisa loves her job and helping people and it shows!
Lisa has three children, two 13-year old’s and a 26-year-old. She enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, kayaking, and watching her boys play sports. Lisa says “Being on the water is my happy place!”