Justin W Dugas DDS   |   740.548.0575

Meet The Team

Meet the Team Dugas Dental

Dental Assistant - Rachael

Dugas Dental: Dental Assistant - Rachael I am Dr. Dugas' dental assistant, and work alongside him during most dental procedures. I graduated from Worthington Kilbourne High School in 2008, where I was captain of my high school soccer team. I attended Columbus State Community College, graduating in 2011 with a certificate in Dental Laboratory Technology. In 2012, I completed a dental assisting program, where I was able to expand my dental knowledge and expertise.

I am experienced in 4-handed dentistry, infection control, CPR, and am quickly learning advanced dental techniques. I genuinely desire to make each patient’s visit more comfortable, so don’t be surprised when I offer you noise-cancelling headphones, chapstick, or one of our other many amenities. I also like to quiz patients on music trivia (the office always has Pandora or iHeart radio on in the room), so be ready to join in. When not in the office, I cheer on the Columbus Crew and play soccer in my free time.

Dental Assistant - Claire

Dugas Dental: title- name I am one of Dr. Dugas’ dental assistants and joined the team in November 2015.  I work side by side with Dr. Dugas to ensure efficient dental treatment and outstanding patient care.  I strive to make each and every one of your dental visits pleasant. I will always greet you with a smile and offer comforting words to put you at ease. You can count on me to offer you your favorite Pandora station or have a Kindle ready to enjoy while you are here!

I grew up in Clintonville where I graduated from Bishop Watterson High School in 2016. I played in an intramural volleyball league for 4 years and took part in multiple service projects throughout high school. In 2014, I completed a dental assisting program followed by an 8-week internship. I aspire to further my education and obtain my EFDA (expanded function dental assistant) certification, which will allow me to place fillings on our patients after Dr. Dugas has removed the cavities.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have always had a love of doing various crafts. I spend much of my free time on outdoor activities and absolutely love traveling to the beach!

Dental Hygienist - Emily

Dugas Dental: Dental Assistant - Emily As the dental hygienist at Dugas Dental, I am the person who will clean your teeth and take your check-up x-rays. I grew up in London, OH, and came to Dugas Dental with over 7 years of experience as a dental assistant. I graduated cum laude from Columbus State Community College in 2013. I have extensive training in periodontal gum therapy, sealant placement and ZOOM whitening. I am also certified to anesthetize (numb) patients and administer/monitor nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, bike, and take my dog Mia to the park.

Dental Hygienist - Andrea

Dugas Dental: title- name I joined Dugas Dental in April 2015 as a dental hygienist.  Some of my responsibilities include cleaning and polishing teeth, taking x-rays, placing sealants and providing periodontal gum therapy.

I am from McDermott, OH and I graduated from Shawnee State University in 2014 with an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene.  I am certified to anesthetize patients and administer nitrous oxide. One of my favorite parts about being in dentistry is how rewarding it is. I enjoy developing rapport with patients.

Outside of the office I like to go shopping, spending time with family and friends, and going to the movies.

Scheduling Coordinator - Michele

Dugas Dental: Scheduling Coordinator - Michele I am the scheduling coordinator and most likely the first voice you will hear when you call Dugas Dental. I am the person who will check you in when you arrive, schedule your treatment and walk you out after your appointment.

After graduating with a Bachelor Degree from Otterbein University in 2011, I became AAPC certified in dental coding. I have been in the dental field for 2 years now and I find it very rewarding to keep our patients on track with their treatment and hygiene.

When away from the office, I spend my time with my husband and twin girls Kimberly and Tiffany, who are the joy of my life.

Financial Coordinator - Joyce

Dugas Dental: Financial Coordinator - Joyce As the financial coordinator here at Dugas Dental, I will be the person who handles the insurance claims and billing. I am very knowledgeable with PPO insurances and can answer any questions about your policy.

Originally from Toledo, OH, I graduated from college in 2008 and relocated to New Jersey. It is there that I became NHA certified in billing and insurance coding. I have been working in dentistry for 7 years now and truly enjoy this field, especially the patient interaction.

In my free time, I love taking my dog Rico to the park, traveling and cheering for Notre Dame football!

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