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The Gentle Dentist
The Gentle Dentist
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Our Gentle Hygienists and Staff

A Great Smile Starts With Hello

At The Gentle Dentist, it’s not just our dentists who are committed to making your visit a great experience. Our entire team of dental hygienists and our dentist office staff is eager to put a smile on your face. We are all dedicated to gentle dental care and delivering an outstanding patient experience that will make you say “Wow!”

Our Gentle Dental Hygienists

Lisa Baker

Lisa Baker, Dental Hygienist

Lisa has been with The Gentle Dentist since 2001. We just celebrated her 20 year mark and we are so thankful to have her! Lisa is frequently requested by our patients for her thoroughness and wonderful chairside manner! She graduated from The Ohio State University and has also taught dental hygiene at OSU as well. Lisa lives with her husband Kyle, daughter Grace and son Gavin in Worthington Hills.

Heather Kelley

Heather Kelley, Dental Hygienist

Heather was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio! She received her dental hygiene degree from Columbus State Community College and was top in her class! Heather enjoys cooking, gardening, camping and being with her husband and their new baby, Maddy. Heather is known for making her patients feel comfortable in the dental chair and giving them confidence to show their best smile.

Michelle Holloway

Michelle Holloway, Dental Hygienist

Michelle has been a dental hygienist for over 18 years, receiving her licensure in 2004. She loves teaching the best oral hygiene practices for each individual, and building long-term patient relationships. Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband camping and cruising on their motorcycles. Prior to her dentistry career, Michelle managed a McDonalds in NE Ohio!

Nancy Lynn

Nancy Lynn, Hygiene Coordinator

Nancy has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She became friends with Dr. Coulman when he worked at the OSU Health Center. Nancy retired from OSU to become the nanny for Dr. Baker's twins. Now, she is the "nanny" to our hygienists, helping them run on time "to the nano second."


Sarah Smith, Dental Hygienist

Sarah Smith was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio. She is a proud graduate from The Ohio State University where she received her dental hygiene degree. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and cooking for her friends.

Moriah Williams

Moriah Williams, Dental Hygienist

Moriah is originally from Washington Court House, Ohio, and traveled to California to get her dental education from Taft College. She enjoys meeting new patients and treating them like friends and family, and strives to make each visit comfortable, educational, as well as fun and enjoyable! In her spare time, Moriah loves time with friends and family, hiking, sand volleyball, golf, and playing with the love of her life, Reese, her Lhasa Apso!

Our Gentle Dental Assistants


Sara Porter, Dental Assistant, EFDA

Sara joins our team from Johnstown, Ohio! She received her EFDA certification from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. In her free time, Sara enjoys being outside, gardening, taking care of her horses, and spending time with her adorable son, Bryson.


Lori Ray, Dental Assistant, EFDA

Lori was born and raised in Newark, Ohio. She attended dental assisting school in 1985 and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2002 to earn her EFDA certification. Lori enjoys walking, traveling, and spending time with her husband Ken and her dog Tessa.


Makenzie Thompson, Dental Assistant, EFDA

Makenzie joins our office from Pataskala, Ohio. She received her EFDA Certification from The Ohio State University. Makenzie enjoys home projects/"DIY's", walking, and spending time with her husband.

Rachel Thornburg

Rachel Thornburg, Dental Assistant, EFDA

Rachel lives in Clintonville with her husband and son. After growing up in Orange County, California, she graduated from The Ohio State University. She's a foodie, who loves trying out the local Short North area restaurants. Her favorite part of her job is helping to restore her patient's beautiful smiles.

Deborah Ulliman

Deborah Ulliman, Dental Assistant, EFDA

Deb has been a dental assistant for over 40 years and an EFDA since 1982. She loves what she does! Deb is married with four children ranging in age from 19 to 35. In her free time she enjoys racquetball, camping (glamping!), and spending time with her children and adorable grandchildren!

Erin McAnespie

Erin McAnespie, Dental Assistant, EFDA

Erin was born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio and received her Certified Dental Assisting Certification from Eastland-Fairfield Career Center. She is certified to place dental fillings and completed her EFDA training at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Erin is passionate about dentistry and loves working with patients. In her spare time she enjoys staying active outside and watching Ohio State Football! Go Bucks!

Tanya Adams

Tanya Adams, Dental Assistant

Tanya has over 30 years in the dental field. She is passionate about making a difference not only in a person’s smile but in their overall dental experience. Tayna is originally from Colorado, where she received her Dental Assisting National Board certification. When not helping patients, Tayna enjoys ceramics, gardening, and cooking with friends and family.

Ashley Belkofer

Ashley Tucker, Dental Assistant

Ashley is from Powell, Ohio, and received a degree in Graphic Design from Wittenberg University. She was an “Army Brat,” and had the opportunity to live all over the country and even in Italy. Asley loves being able to care for people and help restore their smiles and confidence!

Lana Cunningham

Lana Cunningham, Dental Assistant

Lana is a long time Dental Assistant from Marysville, where she lives with her husband of 40 years, and has one son. A graduate of the Institute of Medical and Dental technology, one of Lana's greatest assets is her ability to set nervous patients at ease.

Adrean Mathews

Adrean Mathews, Dental Assistant

Adrean received her Bachelors in Health Science, and minored in Psychology! She loves making her patients feel comfortable in the dental chair and helping them achieve optimal dental health. Adrean was originally from Cardington, Ohio, and enjoys working out, traveling, riding motorcycles, and spending time with her family.

LaTasha Mosley

LaTasha Mosley, Dental Assistant

LaTasha is a Columbus native, and received her dental education from the Everest Institute in Gahanna. Her specialty is being able to help people gain confidence from getting healthier smiles! When not at The Gentle Dentist, LaTasha loves working out, being outdoors, and spending time with family, and playing Xbox with her two sons!

Rachel Pollina

Rachel Pollina, Dental Assistant

Rachel is originally from Worthington, Ohio. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and has additional certification in dental sealant application and additional certification in placing dental sealants and in coronal polishing. Rachel is married to her husband Richard and has an adorable son named Ryan! She is very close with her family and loves traveling.


Illona Rojas, Dental Assistant

Illona was born in Sydney, OH. She received her certified dental training from South-Western Career Academy and graduated in 2015. Her dad is from Russia and her mom is from the Ukraine, and she has five brothers and six sisters! In her free time, Illona enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and watching movies.


Madison Stevens, Dental Assistant

Madison joins our team from Hilliard, Ohio. She is a certified dental assistant and is a certified phlebotomist! Madison likes to spend time with her family, enjoys watching movies, and spending time with her three dogs.

Our Gentle Dentist Office Team

Jane Coulman

Jane Coulman, Practice Manager

Jane was married to the founder of The Gentle Dentist, Dr. Bill Coulman for over 26 years. Together they built the practice and Jane continues to run the business aspects of the practice. She has a Bachelors Degree from The Ohio State University and spent 15 years in sales in the computer industry before Bill graduated from dental school. Jane has two daughters, Kristen and Lauren.

Kristen Coulman Hamill

Kristen Coulman Hamill, Practice Management

Kristen is the oldest daughter of the founder of The Gentle Dentist, Dr. Bill Coulman. Kristen has a Bachelors Degree from The Ohio State University and a Law Degree from Capital University Law School. Kristen is married and has 5 beautiful children! William, three daughters, Evelyn, Georgia and JoJo and a new addition, "Baby John". In her spare time you can find Kristen refurbishing old furniture!

Lauren Coulman Robbins

Lauren Coulman Robbins, Practice Management

Lauren is the youngest daughter of the founder of The Gentle Dentist, Dr. Bill Coulman. She has a BA in Communications from The Ohio State University and has completed her EFDA certification to place dental fillings from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Lauren is married to her husband Brent and has two sweet daughters, Olivia and Ella. Lauren enjoys spending time with family and going out to eat with friends!

Chuck Ficken

Chuck Ficken, Facilities Manager

Chuck is Jane Coulman’s brother and is responsible for maintaining a welcoming, friendly, and safe space for your family’s dental care. Chuck coordinates building maintenance and strives to create the best possible family dentist environment in the Columbus area.

Rachel Barenzinsky

Rachel Barenzinsky, Administrative Staff

Rachel is a long time patient of The Gentle Dentist and stared working here 4 days a week in 2010. She grew up in Worthington and was a cheerleader at TWHS. In her free time, Rachel likes spending time with family and friends. Rachel is one of a kind and very special to all of us at The Gentle Dentist. Read her story at

Kristina Brown

Kristina Brown, Administrative Staff

Kristina has been with The Gentle Dentist since 2008! Kristina graduated from Thomas Worthington High School and spent 3 years in Customer Service with Charles Penzone. Kristina is married and has an adorable daughter named Molly and a rough-and-tough son named Hudson. In her spare time you can find Kristina cheering on her daughter Molly on the soccer field!

Allie Coury

Allie Coury, Administrative Staff

Allie joins our team from Zanesville, Ohio! She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and her MBA from Ohio Dominican University. Allie is the “Jack of all trades” around the office and we are so happy to have her on our team! In her spare time, Allie enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Cooper and Lexi, and spending time with family on Catawba Island near Lake Erie.

Laura Hamrick

Laura Hamrick, Administrative Staff

Laura was one of our first Dental Assistants! She lives in Westerville with her husband and three crazy sons. Laura went to Marshall University and would love to live in Paris, France. She is also an Inventor! Her brainchild, OnTray, can be purchase online and in retail stores Worldwide.