2 offices in Columbus, OH

New patient: 614-741-7270 | Current Patient: 614-775-1300

Runion Dental Group Team

Dedicated to your health and comfort

At Runion Dental Group, our team believes that each patient deserves the utmost care, and we are focused on treating them like we would our own family. Our team is made up of skilled dentists, hygienists and assistants who have more than 30 years combined experience and continue to regularly enhance their skill set to make sure our patients receive the most comprehensive care.
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My name is Cassandra and I am part of the treatment coordinator team. I have been in the dental field for about two years and am excited to be continuing my journey at Runion Dental Group.

I was born and raised in Upper Arlington before spending four years in California for college. After school I moved back home to be closer to family and began working in the health and wellness industry.

I currently reside in Grove City with my two cats Shadow and Merlin. In my free time I enjoy scrapbooking, photography, and film production!


Hello! I’m Melisa and I am the manager at Runion Dental Group. My role helps to keep things moving smoothly, no matter what obstacles come our way! I love the challenges each day brings, and the teamwork that brings us together to best serve our dental family! I grew up in Groveport, Ohio and graduated from the Allied Health and Business Management Program at Fairfield Career Center.

To further my knowledge of the ever evolving field of dentistry, I frequently attend dental seminars and lectures. I currently live in Ashville with my husband Josh and two children, Alexus and Joshua. I enjoy volunteering my time to my children’s schools and sports interests. My other hobbies include: camping, baking and DIY projects.


Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am a Treatment Coordinator at Runion Dental Group. I am passionate about dentistry, and I love the opportunity to help others. My goal is to help our patients feel comfortable, feel well-informed and leave with a smile on their face! I love working here and am excited to be part of such a dynamic team.

I was born in New Jersey and moved to Florida at the age of seven. I worked as an EFDA in Florida after attending Erwin Tech. In 2015, I moved to Ohio and found my home at Beecher Crossing soon after!

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my fiance and daughter, traveling, and finding new places to explore!


Bruce Hello There! My name is Bruce and I’m the Comprehensive Treatment Coordinator for Runion Dental Group and am super excited to be part of this absolutely awesome team. I’ve been in the dental and healthcare industry for over 15 years now. I’m very passionate about helping patients come up with a plan to keep their smiles or find a way to get their smile back.

When I’m not working, my wife and I stay extremely busy keeping up with our four boys. We love spending time outdoors, fishing, hiking and riding ATV’s. I am a huge sports fan and love my Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns!!


My name is Jocelyn and I am a Treatment Coordinator at Runion Dental Group. I started in the dental field in 2015. I grew up in a small town, where everyone knew you or a family member; I like to share this feeling with all of my patients to make everyone feel comfortable. I love working with this dynamic team, and am amazed at all of the procedures we can offer to our patients.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My husband and I love spending time outdoors, and our five children keep us very busy with their sports and activities. In the summer time I enjoy canning fresh fruits and vegetables and spending time at the beach.

Dental Assistants


Hi! I'm Heather! I was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in Westerville. I currently live in Westerville with my husband, Alec and son Braylen. We have 2 dogs, Scout and Bailee. We enjoy going to the dog park and going to the Clippers games, visiting with my family and riding scooters. I studied Dental Assisting at American Dental Pro and went on to study Expanded Function Dental Auxilliary at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. I have been in the dental field for over 15 years. Nothing is more satisfying than making people smile every day and helping them feel better about themselves. It gives me joy to see their faces light up, one smile at a time. I am truly lucky to work with such an amazing group here at Runion Dental Group 


Hi, my name is James Bennett and I am originally from Annapolis, Maryland. I have been living in Columbus since 2001, where I met and married my beautiful wife, Alyssa. We have two furry children- a black pug named Sammie and a pug/chihuahua named Audrey.

I have been in dentistry for 19 years. I attended Columbus State Community College for dental technology and The Ohio State University's EFDA program in 2006. I still love to learn new techniques, and technology as well as educating patients about them. Most of all, I love helping people feel better about themselves. I really enjoy creating new avenues in dentistry if they are unable to be done conventionally.

In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, biking, and pretty much anything outdoors. I also enjoy restaurants, gaming, and traveling to new places with my wife (and yes, she did make me write that!)


My name is Jessica and I am an advanced dental assistant/ treatment coordinator here at Runion Dental group. I graduated from Ohio Business College in 2009 and have been in the dental field ever since. When I was a teenager I was one of those rare kind that always enjoyed going to the dentist. It had such a positive effect on me that I decided to choose dentistry as my career. I am a previous instructor from Heritage College for dental assisting and will always value the experience of teaching. In my free time I am an advanced esthetician and professional powerlifter. Weird combo right?! I love connecting with people and being able to help them feel comfortable and cared for. The first time I stepped foot here at Runion Dental Group I knew it was where I was meant to be.

Michelle T

I graduated from Ohio Business College for dental assisting in 2009. I also attended Ohio State University in 2012 and received my Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary license.

I really enjoy treating patients and have a strong passion for the dental field. I really connect with my patients on a personal level, which is very important since most patients fear going to the dentist. I couldn't be happier to be helping my community achieve the best smiles possible.

Outside of the office I enjoy traveling, all types of exercise and spending time with my friends and family.

Michelle B

Hello Everybody!

I grew up in here in Gahanna and graduated from Bishop Hartley High School. After high school I enlisted in the United States Navy where I spent 8 years in the Naval Reserves Aviation Electronics. I married my husband Eric in 1996 and live in Newark with our cats, Bunchie and Punkin, our dog Jade, and our 12 chickens! We spend most of our time outside in the yard and garden or kayaking, golfing and roaming around Ohio looking for antiques tot collect!

I can honestly say I love my job. I have to give credit to all the people I work with. It is a rare day when we don't laugh at least once even on our bad days. I enjoy taking care of the patients and providing the best work possible for them.

Dentistry is hard work but when you are working with doctors that are good at what they do, who care about the patients, and you have the support of a great team, it makes it all worthwhile. I look forward to many more years at Runion Dental Group.

Registered Dental Hygienists


My name is Tracy. I am a dental hygienist and have been for a little over 20 years. I joined the Beecher Crossing team and I love it here. It is a great team to be a part of. I grew up about an hour and a half north of Columbus in a small country town. I rode and trained horses and played softball. What brought me to Columbus? The Ohio State University of course. It was not until my sophomore year that I realized my future would be in dentistry. I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. While in school, I also had the privilege of working in the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department on campus. Once I graduated I found a job here in Columbus and never left. Like I said, I have been a dental hygienist for over 20 years and I find that I love my job just as much now, if not more, than the day I started I love helping patients achieve healthy smiles and doing what I can to help them maintain that healthy smile. I have one amazing son. He enjoys playing baseball and basketball. Watching him play these sports is my favorite past time. We also have an amazing dog named Champ. I enjoy camping, watching Ohio State football, and traveling. I prefer to travel anywhere with sun and a beach. When I think of an ideal dental office to be a part of, I look for a caring, knowledgeable and compassionate team. I have found that in the doctors and staff of Beecher Crossing.


My name is Morgen and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I was born and raised in West Virginia. I attended college at West Virginia University and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Health Science degree. I moved to Columbus in 2005 and I consider it my second home. I have two children, a daughter and son. I enjoy working at Runion Dental Group because we are a large family and I’ve been with the practice for almost 9 years. I love the patients here too, they become a part of our family and I enjoy laughing and talking with them and also listening to any questions and concerns they may have and doing my best to help them feel comfortable and at ease when they are here. The things I enjoy at the practice are intra oral photography with all my patient’s teeth. Most find this interesting to see their teeth up close and I take the time to explain what I see and answer any questions they may have. Another interesting thing for patients to see is the Cone Beam image with the I-CAT equipment that allows them to see their skull in 3D and also lets us check their airway, sinus and jawbones. Most patients have not had an x-ray like this before. My hygienist roles include taking the necessary x-rays for our doctors to be able to diagnose any areas of concern or rule out any areas of disease. Also I take assessment of patients bone and gum health to determine what type of cleaning the patient will need; a regular cleaning versus periodontal therapy. I show patients through pictures, x-rays, and charting what I see and explain to them the conditions of their teeth and gums and answer any questions I can for them. Having obtained my certificate to give local anesthesia, I can make patients feel comfortable for their dental treatments or periodontal therapy procedures. My goal is to provide every patient with a good experience so they enjoy coming to see us


Hello everyone! My name is Kylie and I am a Dental Hygienist here at Runion Dental Group. I am originally from Coshocton, Ohio but currently live in Pataskala with my husband Ty, whom I met in the 2nd grade, our son Calen, and daughter Camryn. I graduated from West Liberty University in 2012 with my Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. My favorite part about dentistry is being able to provide optimal health to my patients while keeping them feeling confident with their smile. My family is very important to me! In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, spending time with my husband, family, and friends; but most of all playing and spending time with my kids and watching them learn new things and grow into their own person.


Hi, my name is Trang. I grew up right here in Gahanna! I am so happy to be able to be a part of this dental family after graduating from Columbus State Community College for Dental Hygiene. I look forward to guiding and helping each patient achieve their optimum oral health. This was my main motivation to leave my previous career as an insurance billing specialist and become a dental hygienist. I understand that going to the dentist is not everyone’s favorite but I aim to make the experience as enjoyable and pleasant for everyone! A little bit about me, I have two fur babies, so feel free to ask me about them! I enjoy cooking, working out, and hanging out with family and friends (especially if it’s on a beautiful day on a patio or around a fire pit).


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Runion Dental Group

Everything to keep and restore your healthy, beautiful smile.

Runion Dental Group at Beecher Crossing
1110 Beecher Crossing N, Suite A 
Gahanna, OH 43230
Runion Dental Group at Mill Run
3775 Trueman Court
Hilliard, OH 43026
Talk to a Treatment Coordinator: 614-741-7270
Current Patients Call: 614-775-1300
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Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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