We recognize that all of 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.
Alayne has been in the dental field for over thirty years as a dental hygienist. Currently, she is enjoying her office manager position with us, where her wealth of dental knowledge is valuable. Alayne is the first person our patients see, greeting them in a warm and professional manner and ensuring they are comfortable with all the aspects of their dental visits. She enjoys helping our patients with financial arrangements, insurance plans and scheduling their appointments. Alayne is married to Dave and they have two children, Adam and Jen. She likes spending her free time with her family, volunteering at JOIN, and attending yoga classes.
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Gail has worked for Dr. Raptou for over 24 years and is beloved by our patients. She is also a great dental assistant and committed to helping our patients achieve the smile that they may desire, but not know is possible to have. Gail’s friendly personality comes in handy when overseeing patient care before and after treatment, as it is her goal to make each person as comfortable as possible. Gail is married to Rob and they have two grown sons, Rob Jr. and Stevie. She enjoys college basketball and going to community events.
Tara has worked for Dr. Raptou since graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2007. She is hard-working, committed to our practice, and loves our patients. One of her strongest features is her ability to present possibilities of what our practice can do for our patients, from Invisalign® and cosmetic dentistry to restorative procedures. Tara enjoys educating and building relationships with everyone she meets. Tara married her husband, Jim, in 2011. In 2014, their daughter Paige was born. In 2016, their daughter Nora was born. When Jim isn’t away from home with his army duties, they enjoy spending the day at the lake, playing with their dog, Bella, and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes!
Michelle has worked for Dr. Raptou since 2016. Michelle received her Bachelors degree in dental hygiene in 2009 from Ferris State University and has actively practiced and volunteered in hygiene ever since. In her free time she enjoys doing anything outdoors, skiing, cooking, running, and spending time with friends, family and her husky Kazuki. Michelle was born in East Lansing, Michigan, but don't let her love for Michigan State sway you away from her passion of dentistry. She brings her bubbly personality and infectious smile to the office. She continues to strive for excellence and attends classes to keep on top of her game. She truly cares for each patient and will help educate you the best she can about your dental, oral and overall health.
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Laura became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2004 after graduating from the dental assisting program at Bluegrass Technical College in Kentucky. Her family relocated to Columbus in 2015. She and her husband, Dave, have 2 kids, Rylie and Ashton. Laura enjoys working in the yard, decorating and spending time with family and friends. She is also a huge animal lover and has a rescue cat and dog. She is thrilled to be on our team and looks forward to sharing her passion for dentistry with our awesome patients.