Meet the Staff

Angel Sapp

Angel Sapp, Office Manager & Financial Coordinator

Angel was raised in West Columbus and graduated from Bishop Ready High School. She then went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Franklin University.

Angel has been in the dental field since 1998 and has been with the Gentle Family Dental Care Team since 2000.

Angel lives in Grove City. She has three children: Paige, Vennie and Victoria. She also has five grandchildren.

Angel enjoys being outside, relaxing by her pool and spending time with her family.

Chrystal McGuire, Insurance Coordinator

Chrystal was born in Alabama but moved to Ohio while in middle school. She graduated from The Ohio State University where she studied Spanish and Business. She started her career in the dental field in 2012. She joined the GFDC team in 2023.

Chrystal resided in Reynoldsburg with her two dogs, Pumpkin and Tyrion. In her free time she enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with family.

Savannah Soos, Patient Coordinator

Savannah was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She entered the dental field at age 16 when she began working as a patient service representative at a dental office in her hometown. She graduated from Kenmore East Senior High School before moving to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. After graduating with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology, Savannah returned to work in dentistry before joining the Gentle Family Dental Care team in December 2022.

In her free time, Savannah loves to visit new places and spend quality time with family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, taking walks outside, reading, and attending music festivals.

Kirstin Jenkins, Patient Coordinator

Kirstin is a longtime resident of Hilliard. She graduated from Hilliard Darby High School and went on to attend Franklin University, studying Business Administration. She joined the GFDC team in 2023.

She still lives in Hilliard with her partner, John, daughters Kayleigh and Abigail and son Michael Thomas. She enjoys reading, listening to true crime podcasts, attending concerts, and finding things to do with her kids in Columbus.

Marie Choate

Amy Bishop, Hygiene Coordinator

Amy was raised in Ann Arbor, MI. Her previous career in Travel & tourism moved her to several states before bringing her to Ohio.

Deciding to change careers, Amy graduated Dental Assisting school in 2013. She joined our GFDC team in 2018 as our hygiene coordinator.

Amy resides in Grove City with her husband, John, and their fur babies.

She enjoys spending time with family and their daughter Hope, who currently attends Miami Oxford University.  She loves attending and cheering on Hope & the Miami Equestrian team at their many shows and competitions.

Cheyenne Sowers, Hygiene Coordinator

Cheyenne was born in Washington Court House, Ohio. At age 2 she moved to London, Ohio, where she still lives with her husband, Matthew. While studying at London High School, she began attending the Tolles Career & Technical Center, where she studied pharmacy. In 2017 she graduated. She joined the GFDC team in September 2022.

Cheyenne spends most of her free time outside with her two crazy dogs, Bandit and Sadie. She and Matthew also enjoy going on fishing and hunting trips. Cheyenne also loves spending time with friends and family.

Marie Choate

Cherie Slaughter, EFDA

Cherie is from Baltimore, MD. She moved to Columbus in 1987. She then went on to earn her Certified Expanded Function Certificate from The Ohio State University in 1989.

Cherie is a mother of two, B.J and Jewel. She as well has nine grandchildren.

Cherie likes to travel and read. She also enjoys spending time with her family.

Janie Motts

Janie Motts, EFDA

Janie is a Columbus native. She graduated from Hamilton Township High School and the Eastland Career Center where she studied Dental Assisting. She has been working in the dental setting since she was 17 yrs. old. In 2015 Janie attended The Ohio State University, where she earned her EFDA Certification.

She currently resides in Grove City with her husband, Zachary and 1 yr. old son, Harrison. They have 2 rescue dogs, Scarlett and Brutus. Janie is also an avid horseback rider and has three of her own that she shows and goes trail riding with.

Dana Watson, EFDA

Dana was raised in Columbus. She earned her Certified Expanded Function Certificate from The Ohio State University.

Dana loves to educate patients about their oral health and build their confidence by creating beautiful and healthy smiles.

Dana enjoys being outdoors, traveling the world, spending quality time with family and friends, reading and relaxing.

Melissa Wohrle

Melissa J. Wohrle, Hygienist

Melissa has been a full-time Dental Hygienist with our staff since 1995. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene, and a specialization in Health Science.

Melissa grew up in West Columbus and graduated from Bishop Ready High School.

She lives in Eastern Franklin County with her two sons, William and John. William graduated from The Ohio State University Magna Cum Laude, and is pursing a law degree.  John is looking forward to graduating, and pursuing a military profession.

Melissa enjoys gardening and concerts.

Kathryn Davies

Kathryn Davies, Hygienist

Kathryn is a registered dental hygienist who grew up in  Minnesota, before finding her way to Columbus in 2011. Once in Columbus, she attended Columbus State as well as Ohio State University in order to earn her degree in applied science in dental hygiene. She joined our team at Gentle Family Dental Care in April 2017.

As a child Kathryn had a fear of the dentist. This led her to understand the importance of feeling trust and security of your provider while in the dental chair. One of the most rewarding parts of being a hygienist for Kathryn is being able to recognize this apprehension and allowing patients to feel at ease with her patience and compassion towards their fear.

In her spare time Kathryn enjoys spending time outside, traveling and adventuring around new restaurants in her neighborhood in the Short North.

Kelly Walker

Kelly Walker, Hygienist

Kelly graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in 1995 with a degree of Associate of Applied Science-Dental Hygiene. In 2000 Kelly became a Licensed Massage Therapist after studying at the Ohio College of Massotherapy. She enjoys incorporating massage techniques with dental care to improve patient relaxation and comfort. In 2004 Kelly joined the Gentle Family Dental Care Team.

In her free time Kelly is an avid bibliophile, enjoys gardening and visiting her family in her hometown of La Grange, Ohio.


Alyssa McCabe, Hygienist

Alyssa is from a small town in central Ohio and graduated in 2018 from Sheridan High School. After graduating high school, she attended Hocking College to earn a degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She always knew she wanted to work in the medical field and decided the dental route was the best for her. Alyssa joined the GFDC Team in 2021 and has been a great addition.

Alyssa is still living in the area with her baby son, Greyson, and her boyfriend Alex. She spends her time trying new coffee shops and shopping with her friends. She also enjoys taking her son out for new experiences and trying new restaurants.

Let Us Take Care of Your Smile

Gentle Family Dental Care offers a number of dental treatments that can keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Contact us today!

Call us: 614-272-0011