Our Gentle Dentist Hygienists and Office Staff

Staff Hygienist Patient Greeting

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 Hygienists

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.

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.

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.

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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Get your New Patient Gift
Take home a FREE Dazzle Pro Sonic Toothbrush when you visit us for your first Exam and Cleaning

Just mention “Special Gift” when you schedule your first appointment online or by phone (614) 431-3311

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.