Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 
Ashley

Ashley

Appointment Coordinator

After graduating from Fairfield Union, I attended Columbus State and graduated from Dental Assistant Pro in 2014. I am a certified dental assistant for the State of Ohio. I worked as a dental assistant through the summer of 2018. I grew up having my dental care here at Gentle Dental Care and had an opportunity to join the team in 2018 as an appointment coordinator. I enjoy working in the front office because it allows me to get to know our patients and their families and take care of their scheduling needs. My knowledge in the clinical area has been a great benefit in assisting our patients with their dental concerns and scheduling their appointments.

I live in Lancaster with my husband Joey, our son Kade, and our two ornery dogs. I enjoy free time with my family and friends.

 
Aubrey

Aubrey

Dental Hygienist

I started in the dental field as a dental assistant in this office in 1997. In 2001, I graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in dental hygiene and rejoined this team in 2016. I enjoy working closely with patients and getting to know each person. I strive to make sure everyone I take care of has the best oral health possible. 

I’m a Lancaster native. My husband Dan and I have two daughters, Evelyn and Lindy. Outside of work, I spend time with family and close friends, relaxing and enjoying life.

 
Carolyn

Carolyn

Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Shawnee State University in 1982. I finished my expanded function dental auxiliary certificate at The Ohio State University in 1985 and joined the team in 1986. In addition, I hold a current oral health access supervision permit for Ohio. I love to provide preventive, periodontal, and educational care to our patients and feel that I treat them all like my family and how I would want to be treated.

My husband Keith and I have three grown daughters and one granddaughter. My spare time is spent gardening, camping, and reading. I am also an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, Colfax.

 

Carrie

Carrie

Office Manager

I obtained my degree in dental hygiene from Shawnee State University in 1981. I began my career at Gentle Dental Care in 1998 as a registered dental hygienist and transitioned to office manager in 2017. I handle all administrative duties for the practice, including staff management. I really enjoy taking care of our practice and still getting to visit with our wonderful patients.

My husband Jeff and I reside in Lancaster and have four grown children, five granddaughters, and a grandson. When I’m not working, I enjoy time with my grandchildren, my family, and friends.

 

Jo

Jewel

Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Shawnee State University with an associate degree in applied science in dental hygiene in 1991. I also obtained licensure to administer local anesthesia in 2016. I have completed training for an oral health access to care permit, advanced CPR, and inhaled sedation monitoring. I joined the practice in August 2020 and brought 29 years of experience with me. I pride myself on making patients feel at ease during their appointments and feel very blessed to have the opportunity to educate them on their oral health and how it impacts their daily lives.

My husband John and I have two grown children and two dogs. I enjoy reading, travel, and spending my time with family and friends.

 

Jo

Jo

Dental Hygienist

While in high school, I worked as a dental assistant. Enjoying the clinical aspects of dentistry, I continued my education at The Ohio State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a certificate in dental hygiene. In order to serve patients to the best of my ability, I completed the expanded function duties assistant certification, local anesthesia licensing, and the oral health access supervision permit for Ohio. Since it affects every facet of overall health, I strive to educate and treat patients to optimize their oral health by customizing home care treatments to work with busy lifestyles, personal preferences, and dexterity limitations.

In my spare time, I enjoy my dogs, gardening and sewing, and spending time with family and friends.

 
Katie

Katie

Hygiene Assistant

I attended First Impressions Dental Assisting Program in 2021 and began at Gentle Dental Care for my externship, where they invited me to join the team when I graduated! I make sure the hygiene department runs well and help in all other departments including handling sterilization. Our office is definitely a team atmosphere — something you don’t always find in the workplace! I love that I get to come to work, learn new things, and meet so many new people every day!

I live in Lancaster and enjoy spending time with my dogs Moose and Milo. I also enjoy playing cards and kayaking with family and friends.

 
MaryAnn

MaryAnn

Dental Assistant

I graduated from the Eastland-Fairfield Career Center dental assisting program and started working in the field in 1993. I joined Gentle Dental Care in 2015 and love working in a positive office where the doctors, my teammates, and our patients feel like family. I prepare patients for procedures: explaining what will happen and answering questions. I stay chairside, assisting the doctor while supporting our patient, and offer home-care instructions when the procedure is finished.

My husband Chuck and I have three children: Colton, Parker, and Myia. I enjoy music and camping with our family and friends.

 
Missy

Missy

EFDA

I am a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University as an expanded functions dental assistant. I have worked in the dental field since 2006 prior to attending Ohio State. I work with Dr. Lape and Dr. Johnson-Curry by placing restorations and sealants, and assisting with crown placement, along with many other duties in our office. I love giving patients back their smiles and confidence. “It’s my favorite part of my job!” I look forward to getting to know all of the families in this practice.

I live in the Carroll area with my husband and our three children. I enjoy camping, spending time with family and friends, and hanging out by the pool!

 
Rachel

Rachel

Appointment Coordinator

I am a 2014 graduate of Eastland-Fairfield Career Center and hold a certificate in dental assisting. I worked as a dental assistant through 2017. I found that I enjoyed working with patients at the front desk and began my career at Gentle Dental Care in 2017 as an appointment and recare coordinator. This position allows me to get to know our patients and their families and take care of their scheduling needs. My knowledge in the clinical area has been of great benefit in learning the business side of the practice.

I live in the Lancaster and have two beautiful daughters!

 
Rhonda

Rhonda

EFDA

I have been a dental assistant with the Gentle Dental Care family since 2002. In 2020, I graduated from Sinclair Community College as an expanded functions dental auxiliary. I now place restorations and sealants, and assist both of our doctors with other dental procedures. It is fulfilling to work with a team that treats our patients and each other like family. I am happiest when patients finish with a smile they love. I also coordinate the practice’s facial aesthetics processes.

My husband Scott and I have three children — Andrew, Thomas, and Sierra — as well as four grandchildren. Family time is very important to me!

 
Stacy

Stacy

Accounts / Front Office Manager

I have been in the dental field since 1999. I graduated from the Eastland-Fairfield Career Center dental assisting program in 2001, and am a DANB certified dental assistant. I have worked in the insurance and business office part of dentistry since 2003 and have also served as a trainer for business assistants regionally. A resident of Lancaster, I enjoy connecting with patients and serving our community with integrity and helping them to financially achieve their best dental health.

My husband Shannon and I have two children, Jadon and Ava, and are an active family. I volunteer for Special Wish Foundation and support Next Level Trainings making truly massive transformational impact.

 
TyLynn

TyLynn

Dental Assistant

I graduated from Assist to Succeed in Columbus in 2016. I now have more than five years of experience in several offices as a dental assistant, and am excited to bring my knowledge to the Gentle Dental Care team! I enjoy creating relationships and connections with patients while helping with their treatment. I am so happy to help and educate them on their treatment while assisting Drs. Lape and Johnson-Curry with anything they need.

I have been with my husband Matt since 2012 and we got married in 2016. We have a beautiful, new sweet baby girl named Journee but our first baby was our Golden Retriever, Jaxon! We are huge Blue Jacket and Buckeye fans and enjoy spending time with our extended family. I personally enjoy hiking, reading, cooking, baking, and crafting.