Our Dentists offer the expertise to meet your dental needs.
The five dentists who make up The Gentle Dentist team each maintain a specific area of expertise. All of our dentists purse ongoing training in their focus areas to ensure you and your family have access to the latest techniques and cutting edge dental care. From general preventive care to cosmetic dentistry to orthodontic services, we can match you with a gentle dentist who has the skills and experience to meet your unique needs. And whichever dentist you visit, you can always count on friendly, gentle care that will put a beautiful smile on your face.
Our Gentle Dentists:
- Dr. Melissa Baker, DDS
- Dr. Brooke Fox, DDS
- Dr. Lori Cronin, DDS
- Dr. Jim McCray, DDS
- Dr. Shayer Shah, DDS
- Dr. Michael Willmann, DDS
Dr. Melissa (Missy) Baker, DDS
Dr. Missy graduated from OSU College of Dentistry in 1993. She also attended Miami University and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in Dental Hygiene in 1983. Dr. Missy focuses on offering patients a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services with beautiful results. She is married to Tim Lindeman, a golf professional, and is the mother of twins, Jack and Lily.
Dr. Brooke Fox, DDS
Dr. Brooke is originally from Charleston, West Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from West Virginia Wesleyan College and graduated from West Virginia School of Dentistry. Dr. Fox does a fantastic job with children Dr. Brooke played tennis in college and still enjoys playing today. Dr. Brooke is married to Andrew Fox, a design engineer with Honda. The couple currently resides in Powell and have two children, Lindsay and Aaron.
Dr. Lori Cronin, DDS
Dr. Lori received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Shawnee State University, where she graduated number one in her class! Dr. Lori became good friends with Dr. Missy and Dr. Coulman when the three attended OSU College of Dentistry together. Dr. Lori comes to us from Lancaster, Ohio, where she has practiced dentistry for the last 13 years. She maintains a special interest in orthodontics for both adults and children. Dr. Cronin is recently married and is a volunteer for Honor Flights for our WWII veterans.
Dr. Jim McCray, DDS
Dr. Jim graduated from Miami University in 1990 and from OSU College of Dentistry in 1994. Dr. Jim loves being a dentist because of the opportunity to interact with different people. While he enjoys the diversity of the profession, Dr. Jim focuses on restorative dentistry - crowns, bridges, dentures, partials and implants. Dr. Jim volunteers extensively with his church. He also enjoys reading and outdoor activities.
Dr. Shayer Shah, DDS
Dr. Shayer is originally from Mt. Gilead, Ohio. He graduated from OSU with a bachelor's degree and received his doctoral degree from NYU College of Dentistry. Most recently, Dr. Shayer completed a General Practice Residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Shah has also done an implant fellowship at The Ohio State University and has a strong interest in implant dentistry. Dr. Shayer is married to a lovely dentist named Ami and they have a daughter Gia. His motto: "Never Fear the Dentist Again!"
Dr. Michael Willmann, DDS
Dr. Willmann is from St. Henry Ohio and both his Father and Sister are Dentists. He has a B. S. from University of Dayton and his DDS is from Ohio State. After dental school graduation he did a one year hospital residency in Akron. He offers a wide variety of services and has that "Gentle Dentist" ability to put patients at ease. Michael enjoys time with family and staying active in the outdoors.