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Introducing the Team at Our New Westerville Dentist Office

Friday September 25, 2015 by
Melissa Brown, DDS

Opening a new office was always a dream of ours here at Murray Hill Dental. We wanted to offer convenience to our patients who were driving further distances, sometimes from the East and North side areas, to experience the same level of satisfaction closer to their home. We have since opened our new dentist office in Westerville, and we are so thrilled! We wanted to share some of the details of the new office with you as well as introduce you to the dental team in Westerville.

WHERE IS THE NEW OFFICE LOCATED?

Our new office is located at 509 South Otterbein Avenue in Westerville, Ohio. For those who are more familiar with the area, we are right around the corner from the Westerville Square Shopping Center.

WHO ARE THE STAFF MEMBERS WORKING AT THE NEW LOCATION?

Because of the need to fulfill obligations at both locations, you will see some staff members working at both locations from time to time. Here are the staff members that you will come to know if you visit our Westerville office as well as some interesting facts about each one of them so you may get to know them a little better!

Dr. Brown – Dentist (West & North locations)
A native from Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Brown earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Miami University and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from right here in Columbus at The Ohio State University in 2004. Dr. Brown currently resides in Clintonville with her husband, Troy (Director of Business Operations), and their two pugs, Mr. McSnorty Pants and Miss Bella Tubberson. In her free time, she loves to read, practice Yoga, go swimming, try new restaurants, and she is guilty of binge watching Top Chef!

Dr. Wenger – Associate Doctor (West & North locations)
A native to Ohio, Dr. Wenger was born and raised in Orrville. He attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University for a year before completing his Bachelor of Science in Biology at The Ohio State University. He took some time to volunteer as a tutor in a NYC elementary school before returning back to Ohio State to complete his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Wenger will be getting married soon to his fiancée, Kristin, who is a family medicine resident at Doctor’s Hospital. Together, they have a pet pug named Suds. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, traveling (hoping to travel to all seven continents), spending time with his family, and of course, catching up on his favorite show, Chopped.

Dr. Macaulay – Associate Doctor (West & North locations)
As a central Ohio native, Dr. Macaulay earned her undergraduate degree (Summa Cum Laude) and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Columbus Dental Society. When she is not at work, Dr. Macaulay enjoys cooking, yoga and spending time with her husband, David, her daughter, Tegan, and her two cats. One of the things on her bucket list includes hiking around Matchu Pitchu.

Dr. Phillips -IV Sedation Doctor (West & North locations)
New to Westerville, Ohio by way of Tucson, Arizona, Dr. Phillips is our IV Sedation doctor. He graduated from Sahuaro High School in Tucson in 1998, attended the University of Arizona, graduating with a B.S. in Microbiology in 1992 and received his D.M.D from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1997. After graduation, he practiced general dentistry for 5 years in Tucson. While in the dentistry field, he realized there was an unmet need for in-office sedation. He decided to further his education in anesthesia by attending The Ohio State University dental anesthesia program where he received his MS in Dental Anesthesiology. After graduating in 2004, he returned to Tucson to provide in-office anesthesia services until 2012 when he came back to Ohio. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Tonya, his four boys, and playing guitar, cycling, and reading.

Troy – Director of Business Operations (West & North locations)
Troy Walton has been involved in the dental field since 2005. He served as a Regional Manager for Mercer Advisors, a dental consulting and financial advising company, and has also learned much about the field from his wife, Dr. Brown. In college, Troy played baseball at Indiana University and received his undergrad in History and Political Science in 2001.

Brandi – Director of Hygiene (West & North locations)
Brandi, our director of hygiene, is from Pataskala, Ohio, and she is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Brandi and her husband, Andy, have three boys and a dog named T-Rex. In their free time, they love going to the pool and going fishing.

Donna – Treatment Coordinator & Business Office Manager
Donna is the friendly face that you will see as you step into the office. As the treatment coordinator and business office manager, she makes sure that every patient has a great experience. When she is not in the office, she enjoys watching the Buckeyes, reading, cooking and spending time with her three sons, family members and her friends. Favorite Quote: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Patti – Dental Assistant
Patti has worked as a Certified Dental Assistant since 2008, and she recently graduated from Sinclair Community College’s Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Program. She loves to work one-on-one with her patients and help them to improve their overall smile. Patti has a husband named Josh and a three year old son. They will be welcoming baby #2 in just a few short months! When she is not working, she loves everything outdoors, spending time with her two dogs and watching her favorite show, Hart of Dixie on Netflix. Favorite Quote: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Natalie – Hygienist
Natalie is the full-time hygienist who takes pride in keeping her skills up-to-date in order to educate and deliver personalized care to each patient. When Natalie is not working, she loves to do CrossFit as well as running, traveling (hoping to visit Italy someday!), vegetarian cooking and watching her two sons play hockey, baseball and football! Favorite Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Cassandra – Dental Hygienist
Cassandra graduated from The Ohio State University with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2012. As part of her job, she loves being able to interact with her patients and making them feel relaxed and comfortable during their appointment. When she is not working, she enjoys working out, reading, being outside, enjoying the sunshine, and of course, binge watching New Girl. Favorite Quote: “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

We hope you enjoyed getting to know our staff members at our new Westerville dentist office. If you are new to the area, looking to find a new dentist or simply find more convenience in our new location and would like to schedule an appointment, contact us! We look forward to meeting you.

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