Our Gentle Dentist Hygienists and Office Staff
A better 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. Each of our hygienists has years of experience. And we are all dedicated to gentle dental care and delivering an outstanding patient experience that will make you say "Wow!"
Our Gentle Hygiensts
Alyssa Betchie – Dental Hygienist
Alyssa is a long time patient of The Gentle Dentist. She was a natural to join our team when she graduated as a hygienist from The Ohio Sate University in 2013. Alyssa has an identical twin sister! She became a dental hygienist to help educate people about the importance of good oral hygiene.
Holly Brownlee – Dental Hygienist
Holly has been with The Gentle Dentist since 2001 and is frequently requested by our patients! She graduated from The Ohio State University. Holly is originally from Bryon, Ohio and now lives in New Albany with her husband, son and two daughters.
Jenna Holvey – Dental Hygienist
Jenna graduated from The Ohio State University in 2012 and has two uncles who are dentist in Australia! A Mansfield native, she is a budding outdoor enthusiast who enjoys spending time with friends and her family. She can usually be spotted wearing one of her trademark headbands.
Kelly Peck – Dental Hygienist
Kelly has been with The Gentle Dentist since 2003. Kelly graduated from West Liberty University in West Virginia. Kelly is married and has two beautiful daughters. Kelly's soft spoken, sweet nature makes her very popular with our patients.
Linda Corrigan – Dental Hygienist
Linda is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University and loves cheering on her Buckeyes! She has been with The Gentle Dentist for since 2003 and is the mother of two beautiful and talented grown twin daughters. She enjoys running, hiking, cooking and traveling.
Lisa Baker – Dental Hygienist
Lisa has been with The Gentle Dentist since 2001 and, like Holly, is frequently requested by our patients! She also 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.
Molly Kennedy – Dental Hygienist
Molly is from Westerville, Ohio and recently married her high school sweetheart! She is a graduate of Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio, where her uncle was a dentist. Molly loves her dog and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
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."
Whitney Williams – Dental Hygienist
Whitney is originally from Coshocton and graduated first in her class from Shawnee State University. Whitney played basketball at Shawnee State and was a member of the 2010 National runner-up team.
Our Gentle Dental Assistants
Lauren Coulman Robbins – Dental Assistant - EFDA
Lauren is the youngest daughter of Dr. Bill and Jane. She has a BA from Ohio State and has completed her certification to place fillings from OSU College of Dentistry. Lauren is recently married and enjoys spending time with family, her sheltie Lady and going out to eat with friends.
Leland Henwood – Dental Assistant - EFDA
Leland is from Dublin, Ohio and obtained his EFDA from The OSU College of Dentistry. He is an avid huntsman and enjoys outdoor pursuits. Leland has a fun caring attitude that puts patients at ease.
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 Sate 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.
Ciara Tope – Dental Assistant
Ciara is from Canal Winchester and started her career in Medical Assisting. Ciara took excellent care of Jane's father when he was ill. Good at spotting talented people, Jane recruited her to come to The Gentle Dentist! Ciara enjoys sand volleyball, and running charity 5K's and Half Marathons.
Lana Cunningham – Dental Assistant
Lana is a long time Dental Assistant from Marysville, where she lives with her husband of 36 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.
Laura Hamrick – Dental Assistant
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.
Rachel Pollina – Dental Assistant
Rachel went to Worthington Kilbourne High school and studied Dental Assisting in High School. Rachel loves her kittens! She is very close with her family and loves traveling and hanging out with her friends.
Our Gentle Dentist Office Staff
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 – Business Office
Kristen is the daughter of the founder of The Gentle Dentist, Dr. Bill Coulman. Kristen has a Bachelors Degree from Ohio State University and a Law Degree from Capital University Law School. Kristen is married and has one young son William and two daughters, Evelyn and Georgia.
Kristina Brown – Business Office
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.
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.
Andy Ranck – Office Staff
After graduating near the top of his class at Westerville North High School, Andy finished his degree from The Ohio State University in 2014. When he's not busy at The Gentle Dentist, he directs the Color Guard program at Westerville North High School.
Ellen Ficken – Office Staff
After 32 years of managing TGI Friday's, Ellen re-invented herself and now brings her excellent customer service skills to the Gentle Dentist's front desk. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Chuck, and has a daughter who attends Bowling Green University and another daughter who is a nurse in Pittsburgh.
Mike Trubilowicz – Office Staff
Mike is from Columbus and has a BA from Cedarville University in Western Ohio. He and his family recently relocated back to Central Ohio after living in Texas for 7 years. He loves to read, cheering on the Buckeyes and hanging out with his wife, Laura, and their young sons.
Rachel Barenzinsky – Office 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 playing on her iPad and spending time with family and friends.
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How can we make you Smile today?
Our mission at The Gentle Dentist is to put a smile on every face. We do it with the most gentle, best quality dental services in the Columbus, Ohio, area combined with unparalleled convenience and extraordinary customer service. Try the Gentle Dentist. And discover countless reasons to smile.