The Expertise to meet all your dental needs
Our dentists who make up The Gentle Dentist team each maintain a specific area of expertise. All of our dentists pursue ongoing training in their focus areas to ensure you and your family have access to the latest techniques and cutting edge dental care.
Find the right dentist for you
From general preventive care to cosmetic dentistry to orthodontic services to oral surgery, 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.
Melissa Baker, DDS
Dr. Baker 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. Baker focuses on offering patients a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services with beautiful results. Dr. Baker is the senior dentist in the practice and dedicates extensive time to continuing education each year to enable her to undertake complete and complex treatment with exceptional results. She is married to Tim Lindeman, a golf professional, and is the mother of twins, Jack and Lily.
Brooke Fox, DDS
Dr. Fox 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. Fox played tennis in college and still enjoys playing today. Dr. Fox is married to Andrew Fox, a design engineer with Honda. The couple currently resides in Powell and have two children, Lindsay and Aaron.
Lori Cronin, DDS
Dr. Cronin received her degree in dental hygiene from Shawnee State University, where she graduated number one in her class! Dr. Cronin became good friends with Dr. Baker and Dr. Coulman when the three attended OSU College of Dentistry together. Dr. Cronin comes to us from Lancaster, Ohio, where she practiced dentistry for 13 years. She maintains a special interest in orthodontics for both adults and children. Dr. Cronin is married to her husband Craig. She is a volunteer for Honor Flight Columbus, taking our WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials.
Andrew Nash, DDS
Dr. Nash is a graduate of The Ohio State University for both undergrad and dental school. He has a Bachelor of Science and Pharmaceutical Science and graduated magna cum laude. Today he specializes in dental fillings and crowns. Dr. Nash is from New Lexington, Ohio, and is the youngest of five in a family of dentists. He enjoys traveling, attempting to get to three new places each year, and he listens to all types of music. He believes dentistry is the perfect blend of art and science.
Brittany Dexter, DDS
Dr. Brittany is from Dublin, and graduated from The Ohio State University with her bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2004. She then earned her doctorate degree from dental school in 2009. Prior to starting dental school, Dr. Brittany worked with her father at Duncan Dental Lab, learning different lab skills. She is passionate about the industry with a special interest in fillings and crowns, dentures, partials, and removable prosthetics. Dr. Brittany lives in Dublin with her family and spends her free time playing tennis with her husband, Nicklaus; taking her baby girl, Cameron, on runs and walks; and doing yoga.
Kelly DiStefano, DMD
Dr. DiStefano joins our office all the way from Barnegat, New Jersey! She received her DMD from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and later completed a General Practice Residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. DiStefano is skilled in dental fillings, cowns and much more! Dr. DiStefano resides in New Albany, Ohio and enjoys going to the gym and cooking with her husband Dan.
Warren Gall, DDS
Dr. Gall is originally from Dubuque, Iowa, and attended the University of Wisconsin for his undergraduate degree in Norwegian and completed his DDS at The Ohio State University. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and loves helping patients find their smile. Dr. Gall is particularly interested in crowns and implants! He loves cycling and began working at a bike shop as a teenager. Dr. Gall has been riding, fixing and tinkering with bicycles ever since. Dr. Gall and his wife, Christy, enjoy traveling, being active, cooking and watching their four children grow up.
Lauren Bowman, DDS
Dr. Bowman was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She attended Penn State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She then attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and graduated in May of 2018 with her dental degree. Dr. Bowman has her IV sedation certification and is currently an extern at Midwest Implant Institute. When she’s not in the office, Dr. Bowman enjoys paddle boarding, rock climbing, hot yoga, and traveling. She also values her down-time spent with her husband, two dogs, cat, and son Cooper.
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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.