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Meet The Team

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) - 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.

Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) - 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!

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) - 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.

Dental Hygienist - Molli

Dugas Dental: title- name I joined the team at Dugas Dental in March of 2018 as a dental hygienist. Some of my responsibilities include cleaning and polishing teeth, taking x-rays, oral cancer screening, anesthetizing patients, placing sealants, providing periodontal gum therapy and providing oral hygiene instructions.

I am from Tiffin, OH and I graduated from Owens Community College in 2015 with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, and currently taking classes at Youngstown State University to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Allied health. One of the many reasons I love being a dental hygienist is that every day that I come to work I get the chance to educate patients and help them improve their oral health so they can lead a healthier lifestyle.

In my free time outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love doing anything outdoors, as well as playing recreational sports such as volleyball and softball.

Financial Coordinator and Scheduling Coordinator - Vince

Dugas Dental: title- name Vince is likely the first name you’ll hear when you call Dugas Dental. Because of the extensive training he received while working at Aspen Dental and Magnolia Dental, he acts as both our Financial Coordinator and our Scheduling Coordinator. He possesses a vast knowledge of dental insurances, PPOs, coding, billing and treatment estimation.

Vince was born on the south side of Chicago and lived there for most of his youth. With a predilection for numbers, he was handling the day-to-day finances of his father’s construction company by the time he turned 15. He moved to Columbus in 2014 and began his formal training with Aspen Dental. Two years later, he moved into a smaller group practice and continued to gain knowledge and understanding of the world of dentistry and dental insurance. Wanting to focus more on family, he gave up the 80-hour work weeks and joined Dugas Dental in 2018.

When not in the office, Vince enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats, named Binka and Nugget. He and his wife are also expecting their first baby in 2019! Vince is a huge Harry Potter fan and looks forward to someday taking his little one to Harry Potter World!

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