Powell Dental Group
39 Clairedan Drive
Powell, OH 43065
(614) 452-4488

Shelley D. Shults, APRN-FNP, MSN, DDS, D.ABDSM
Joseph E. Touhalisky, DDS
Emily Hutchins, DDS

Meet Our Team

Krista Smith

Family Dentist Powell

Office Manager, Sleep Apnea Care Coordinator, Treatment & Insurance Coordinator, Dental Assistant, Ohio Chapter President of FAADOM

Krista Smith, FAADOM, has over 19 years of experience in General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Endodontics and Dental Sleep Medicine. Krista has experience, training and knowledge ranging from management, human resources, dental assisting, treatment planning and coordination, insurance claims, equipment and office repairs, and dental sleep medicine billing and practice management. In 2015, Krista earned her Fellowship in Dental Office Management from AADOM (American Association of Dental Office Managers). She is additionally the Founder and President of Contemporary Dental Office Managers of Ohio, the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of AADOM. Krista is married to Chris, has a teenage son and twin toddlers (often referred to as her twinadoes). She loves crafts, cake decorating, essential oils, animals, parenting and photography.

Click here to read "The Power to Change Lives: Krista Smith of Powell Dental Group".

 

Judah Brush

Cosmetic Dentist in Powell

Certified Dental Assistant, Assistant Office Manager, Medical Insurance Coordinator

Judah has nearly a decade of management experience in multiple fields ranging from food service to higher education and social services. Judah graduated with her Associate of Science degree from Columbus State Community College in 2014. In 2015, Judah completed the dental assisting program at Ohio Business College and began her career with Powell Dental Group. Judah served as a dental assistant for a year before realizing her true passion was on the business side of dentistry. As the assistant office manager, Judah’s primary goal is to provide patients with the best possible customer service. Whether in the office or over the phone, Judah will always try her best to answer even your most complex insurance and billing questions, always with a smile and kindness. When not at work, Judah loves spending time with her husband, Matthew. Together they have 2 cats, Sully and Lucy. Judah’s passion in life is her work as an ambassador for Donate Life Ohio.

 

Cortney Hughes

Dentist near Me

Administrative Assistant, Treatment Plan Coordinator

Cortney is native born to Sunbury, Ohio and has younger twin sisters. She graduated from high school in 2005 and then studied towards an Associate of Arts degree at Columbus State Community College. Cortney currently lives in Westerville with her boyfriend Patrick and dog Cole. She enjoys concerts, old movies, home decorating, shopping, and eating out at Italian restaurants with friends. Her favorite place to travel is Myrtle Beach. Cortney has worked in dentistry since 2013 and is able to answer questions both clinically and financially. Cortney’s bright and cheery personality will be readily available to provide and discuss your treatment plans and financial options.

 

Mallory Duchin

Neighborhood Dentist in Powell

Administrative Assistant, Dental Insurance Coordinator

Mallory was born and raised in Grove City, Ohio with two brothers. She studied at Columbus State Community College, pursuing an Associate of Arts. She developed an interest in dentistry and was trained as a dental assistant and later as an administrative assistant treatment coordinator. She has over 10 years of experience in the dental field. Mallory loves to babysit her toddler niece Darby. Her hobbies include reading mysteries, going to concerts and music festivals with friends, boating, jet skiing, and water sports especially at Indian Lake. Mallory is detail oriented and proactive in determining insurance eligibility prior to your appointment so that there are no insurance surprises on the day of your service. She is a great asset to our practice and will assist you in most all aspects of the administrative questions or scheduling that you may have.

 

Brentley Curry

Powell Family Dentist

CDA, Dental Sleep Medicine Assistant

Brentley was born, raised and attended school in Delaware, Ohio. She is the mother of two young vivacious and beautiful children, Lynkan and Rylan. Brentley is pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree with the desire to pursue a doctorate in dental surgery (DDS), choosing dentistry as her ultimate professional career. Brentley is insightful, dependable, thoughtful and goes the extra mile for her patients. She enjoys learning, spending time with her children and friends, studying for her college classes and loves “Impractical Jokers!” Her laughter will warm your heart!

 

Jenny Blanchard

Family Dentist in Powell

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), Expanded Functions Dental Auxillary

Jenny grew up in Northwestern Ohio in the small town of Elida. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Dental Hygiene. She received her certificate as an Expanded Functions Duty Assistant (EFDA), allowing her to perform a wider range of services for her patients. Jenny’s passion in dentistry is to make every visit enjoyable for her patient. She enjoys building a rapport with patients and is dedicated to helping them achieve their healthiest and best smile. Jenny is married to Joe and has a Great Dane named “Lady.” She is easy going and you’ll always find her happy, cheerful and smiling. She loves doing just about anything as long as it involves her family and friends. Jenny is detail oriented and will go to the greatest lengths for excellence in comprehensive care and comfort. She is amazingly dedicated to each and every one of you!

 

Kerry Reade

Sleep Apnea Dentist in Powell

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Kerry grew up in Pataskala, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing for over 10 years and loves getting to know her patients. Her greatest professional passion is educating her patients on the oral-systemic link regarding the oral and whole body health connections. She resides in Lewis Center with her husband Brendan, their son Eliot, and dog Bella. In her free time she enjoys going to the zoo, reading and watching HGTV. Kerry has a friendly, calming and gentle spirit that will warm your heart.

 

Rose Hilty

Dentist in Powell

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Rose was born and raised in Powell, Ohio. She developed an interest and passion for the dental field in her school age years. Following her dreams, Rose attained her CDA in 2005. She then worked as a dental assistant for 5 years before returning to further her education in hygiene school. Rose graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from The Ohio State University in 2013. She enjoys getting to know patients of the community and helping them achieve and maintain optimal oral health. She now resides in Delaware Ohio with her boyfriend Ryan, their dog and 3 cats. Rose not only enjoys spending time with her family, but she also enjoys reading, taking walks with her dog and is interested in special cars (ask Rose!) There is always laughter coming from Rose’s cubicle as she makes the most fun out of your dental hygiene experience.

 

Paul Myers

Dentist in Powell

Dental Assistant

Paul was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He graduated from high school in 1998, then attended Columbus State Community College as a business major. He has worked in sales, customer service, and as a pharmacy technician prior to graduating from First Impressions Dental Assisting. Paul was drawn to the field of dentistry due to his philanthropic interest in helping humanity. He has 2 sisters, is married to Anastasia, and has a four year old son named Graham. Their family enjoys traveling and Paul enjoys Kayak fishing and golf. Paul is enthusiastic, positive, motivating, kind, and compassionate. You will find him to enrich your dental experience!

 

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