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Meet Your Experienced Etna Dental Team

From the moment you call our office to schedule your first appointment, you’ll learn to love our team! They’ll be the friendly face that greets you at the door and the helpful hand that guides you through your well-organized appointments. Whether you have a question about your treatment plan or your insurance benefits, they’ll always be ready with an answer. Their number one priority is keeping you comfortable and happy from check-in to checkout. Read on below to learn more about our wonderful team!

Michelle, Front Office/Insurance Coordinator

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Michelle Walsh is a graduate of Columbus State and comes to us from corporate America. She has a warm and friendly personality that will make you feel at ease from the minute you meet her. Her skills and organization will make your appointment smooth and carefree.

She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and cheering on her son and daughter in their various sporting events. She is also a certified personal trainer and is always happy to share her fitness knowledge. We are overjoyed to have Michelle on our Old School Dental team.

Taylor, Front Desk Associate

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Taylor Furlan is a native of Pataskala. She graduated from Watkins and went on to the C-Tec dental assisting program. She is currently enrolled at Columbus State with the goal of fulfilling her dream of becoming a dental hygienist. Taylor has a sweet and gentle disposition that will make your interactions with her at the office pleasant and enjoyable. Away from the office, you will find Taylor curled up with a good book listening to music. She is an old soul at heart that finds great joy in antique shopping, estate sales, and needlepoint. We are excited to have Taylor with us at Old School Dental.

Cindy, Dental Hygienist

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Cindy Bankes comes to us with 42 years of experience as a dental hygienist. She has a bachelor’s degree and hygiene certification from Ohio State University. While she is well-respected for giving the best pain free cleaning you will ever experience, she is best known for the relationships she has built with her patients over the years. Cindy takes the time to get to know her patients on a personal level and make them feel like family.

At home, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, her children, her seven beautiful grandchildren, and her beloved golden retriever, Remington. Cindy is an amazing cook and baker, so be sure to ask her for some of her recipes! We are honored to have Cindy at Old School Dental.

Mindy McCandlish, Dental Hygienist

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Mindy McCandlish comes to us with 19 years experience as a dental hygienist. She has a degree and hygiene certification from West Liberty University.

Born and raised on the family farm in Thornville, her small town values and down to earth manner are sure to make you feel at home in the dental chair. Mindy values her personal relationships with her patients and will treat you like family.

In her free time, Mindy enjoys spending time with her husband, her 2 beautiful daughters, and time on the farm with family. You can also find her cheering on her alma mater at Sheridan sporting events, cooking up some family favorites in the kitchen or taking in the outdoors camping with her family. We are thrilled to have Mindy joining our Old School Dental family.

Lindsey, Dental Assistant

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Lindsey Williams comes to us with seven years of experience as a certified dental assistant. A Newark native, she graduated from Newark High School and completed her dental assisting training at C-TEC and gained additional certifications at Sinclair Community College. Helping people is her passion, both one on one, and at a community level. She has a gentle and kind soul that is sure to make you feel at ease in the dental chair.

Outside of the office, she enjoys playing sports, antiquing, and spending time with her husband Craig, family, and her beloved dogs. We are thrilled to have Lindsey with us at Old School Dental.

In her free time, Mindy enjoys spending time with her husband, her 2 beautiful daughters, and time on the farm with family. You can also find her cheering on her alma mater at Sheridan sporting events, cooking up some family favorites in the kitchen or taking in the outdoors camping with her family. We are thrilled to have Mindy joining our Old School Dental family.

Vicky, Dental Assistant

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Vickie Erwin comes to us with 22 years of dental office experience. She grew up in New Lexington and is a graduate of New Lexington High School. She furthered her education by receiving a Dental Assistant Certificate from Tidewater Tech in Virginia Beach. When you meet her, you will find comfort in her warm smile and quiet confidence. She has extensive knowledge in dental insurance and is eager to answer your questions and make the process carefree.

Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 wonderful sons. You will find her relaxing on scenic motorcycle rides, taking long walks, watching a good movie or just hanging out with family and friends. We are blessed to have Vickie Erwin here with us at Old School Dental.

Mitch, Expanded Function Dental Assistant

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Mitch Saunders comes to us with 19 years experience as a Certified Dental Assistant and 16 years as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant having graduated from Sinclair Community College. Much of his family is in the dental field, so from a young child, dentistry has been his passion. It is this passion, coupled with his experience and skills that are reflected in the quality of care he provides patients. He has a way of making you feel like family with his southern drawl, easy going personality and sense of humor.

Away from work, he loves spending time with his wife, Rose, his two sons, Colton and Mason, as well as his German Shepherd and kitten. We are blessed to have Mitch with us at Old School Dental.

Taylor, Dental Assitant

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Taylor Annarino comes to us with 6 years experience as a Certified Dental Assistant. She will be graduating from the Expanded Function Dental Assisting program at The Ohio State University in August. She is an Etna native, graduating from Watkins Memorial High School and completing her Dental Assisting training at C-TEC.  Caring for people is her passion. Her gentle manner and warm smile will surely make you feel at ease in the dental chair.

Outside of the office, you will find her hiking and enjoying the great outdoors with her high school sweetheart, their young son, and her beloved dogs. We are grateful to have Taylor with us at Old School Dental.

Morgan, Dental Hygienist

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Morgan Carr comes to us with 2 years experience as a dental hygienist. She has a bachelors degree and hygiene certification from West Liberty University. Her gentle spirit and contagious smile will surely make even those that get anxious at the dentist feel relaxed in the dental chair.

In her free time, Morgan enjoys music festivals, crocheting, as well as unwinding with friends and her beloved rescue cats, Milo and Lula . We are blessed to have Morgan joining Old School Dental.

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