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

Desiree Howard

Desiree Howard
Insurance Coordinator

Desiree was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio where she graduated from John Marshall High School. She then went to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Cleveland State University.
Desiree moved to Columbus in July 2016 in hopes of personal growth. She lives in Victorian Village and could not be happier with her decision.
She joined Gentle Family Dental Care in June 2017 and has become a Great part of our Team.
In her free time she enjoys playing coed volleyball, exercising and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Carol Hinton

Carol Hinton
Hygiene Coordinator

Carol was born in West Virginia, where she graduated from John Marshall High School in Glendale, West Virginia.
She moved to Ohio in 1977 and worked as a chiropractic assistant for 21 years. Carol joined our dental team in 2000 as our Hygiene Coordinator.
Carol and her husband Jim enjoy spending time with their family. She also enjoys NASCAR, football and gardening.

Danielle Lirette
Patient Coordinator

Danielle was born in Hay River, a small town in Northern Canada.  She moved to Columbus in 2007 with her family.
Danielle graduated from Olentangy Orange H.S. and attended University of Kentucky to study Health Science and Business.
Danielle lives in Grove City with her boyfriend and their two dogs, Baker and Izzy.In her free time, she enjoys watching football and hockey. She likes to cook, bake and spend time with her friends and family.

Marie Choate

Amy Bishop
Patient Coordinator

Amy was raised in Ann Arbor, MI and then attended High School in Colorado Spring, CO. Her previous career as a Travel Agent brought her to Ohio in 1998.
Deciding to change careers, Amy graduated Dental Assisting school in 2013. She joined our GFDC team in 2018.
Amy lives in Grove City with her husband, John, and their teenage daughter, Hope.
She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also loves her animals and traveling. Most of her free time is spent attending her daughter’s many sporting events and involvements which she truly enjoys.

 

Marie Choate

Cherie Slaughter
EFDA

Cherie was born in 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 seven grandchildren.
Cherie likes to travel and read. She also enjoys spending time with her family.

 

Amanda Gates

Amanda Gates
EFDA

Amanda has been a great addition to our practice as of mid-2003. Her cheerful, caring attitude has fit right in with our team.
She was born and raised in West Columbus. She graduated from West High School and received her Certified Expanded Functions certificate from Ohio State University.
Amanda loves to spend time with her son, Grayson. She also likes to bike, read and work around the house.

Julie Riffle

Julie Riffle
EFDA

Julie is from the small town of Genoa Ohio. She attended Case Western Reserve University, where she earned her Certified Expanded Function Certificate in 2007. She and her husband moved to Columbus in 2016. Julie joined the Gentle Family Dental Care Team in 2017.
She and her husband, Justin, live in Dublin. They have two Chihuahua’s named Bentley and Baxter.
In her spare time Julie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is also an avid runner and a volunteer coach for the Worthington Kilbourne High School track and cross county.

Kelly Walker

Kelly Marks
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.

Melissa Wohrle

Melissa J. Wohrle
Hygienist

Melissa has been a full-time Dental Hygienist with our staff since 1995. She graduated from 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 is pursuing a law degree at The Ohio State University and John is in High School.
Melissa enjoys watching John play baseball and volunteering in his school activities.
Kathryn Davies

Kathryn Davies
Hygienist

Kathryn is a registered dental hygienist who grew up in Lakeville, Minnesota, a large suburb just south of the Twin Cities before finding her way to Columbus about seven years ago. 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 has been seeing patients over the last four years, and officially joined our team at Gentle Family Dental Care in April 2017.
As a child Kathryn had a fear of the dentist which leads 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 allow the patients to feel at ease with her patience and compassion towards their fear.
In her spare time Kathryn enjoys spending time outside, taking weekend trips to downtown Cleveland and adventuring around new restaurants in her neighborhood in the Short North.