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Meet The Team

Our very compassionate staff is dedicated to each and every patient.  The four dental hygienists and two dental assistants are all very experienced and extremely skilled in what they do.  The staff at the front desk offer a heartfelt greeting upon your arrival and are very knowledgeable and happy to assist you with appointments, insurances and financial arrangements.

Front Office


Michelle’s first dental job was as a dental assistant in 1970 and she found her niche at Riverglen Dental Group in 1990. During her career, she has been not only a dental assistant but also an educator and office manager. It has been her pleasure being surrounded by our amazing staff and wonderful doctors. Her joys in life include her husband, family and friends, laughing, reading, being creative and making greeting cards.


Carrie has been in dentistry for 22 years, joining Riverglen Dental Group (and her husband, Jeremy, there in 2013). She began as a dental assistant, but has plenty of front desk experience as well. She’s spent the majority of her life in central Ohio near family, but also lived in Michigan for 9 years, returning to Ohio in 2005. She enjoys time with her 2 children, family and friends, reading and traveling.



Linda has worked in the dental field as a patient coordinator since 2005. She has had the pleasure of working at Riverglen Dental for over four years, having moved here from Massachusetts in 2011. Linda especially enjoys greeting and getting to know all our patients. When she is not in the office she likes to spend her free time reading, quilting, gardening, and attending ice hockey games with her husband and daughter. 


Jean joined Riverglen Dental Group in 2014. A native of Indiana she received her Dental Assisting Certification from Indiana University at South Bend in 1980 and has worked in the dental field since then. Jean and her husband are happy to call Columbus home and when she isn’t in the office enjoying her dental family and coworker, she loves traveling, outdoor activities, cheering for the Buckeyes and spending time with her family.

Dental Assistants


Marion has been with Riverglen for 19 years. She has 3 grown children, 7 grandchildren and one great-grandson. She says “our staff is like a family and our patients are our friends”. Working with Dr. Hays is the best part of her job.


Gloria has been with Riverglen since 2010. An OSU alumni, she resides in Worthington. Her interests include reading, bike riding, travelling and family time with her husband and sons.

Dental Hygienists


Heather grew up in Columbus and graduated with a bachelor’s in dental hygiene from The Ohio State University in 2000. She has worked for Riverglen Dental Group since 2001. Hobbies include reading and watching football with her husband and her 2 kids. 


Wendy grew up in Columbus. She graduated from The Ohio State University dental hygiene program in 1981, and received her bachelor’s degree in education in 1983. She has been with Riverglen Dental Group ever since. Her hobbies are swimming, walking and watching baseball.


Lisa grew up in Northeastern Ohio and graduated from Youngstown State University. She moved to Southern California in 1984 and practiced there for 10 years. When all the sun, sand and traffic got to be too much, she relocated to Central Ohio. She has resided in the Columbus area since 1994. Lisa lives near Blendon Woods Park and enjoys reading, cooking and planning craft projects she never gets around to doing.


Jeremy received his B.A. and M.A. degree from New Mexico State, A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene from Columbus State and MPH from Ohio State. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years and joined Riverglen in 2007. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, gardening, running, working out and collecting vinyl records.