About Us

Our office prides itself in treating our patients with quality, comprehensive dentistry in a friendly, caring atmosphere. We will give you honest information, explain treatment options and assist you in making the best decision for you and your family. Our staff members are CPR certified and take continuing education courses to stay current with new technology.

DrG1_StaffpicDr. Garrison was raised in Huntington, West Virginia and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1992 from Huntington High School. After high school, she attended Denison University, located in Granville, Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry in 1996. While at Denison, Dr. Garrison was on the Dean’s List, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, and a Senior Fellow in the Chemistry Department. She actively participated in student run organizations, volunteered in community service projects, and assisted with scientific research in the Chemistry Department.

In June 2001, Dr. Garrison earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry. In dental school, she enjoyed focusing on preventive oral care and working with children. While in dental school, she did an externship at the Navajo Indian Reservation in Gallup, New Mexico acquiring more knowledge in areas such as oral surgery and pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Garrison has worked in dental practices in Columbus and Lancaster, Ohio, providing her with a varied background in handling minor to complex dental cases. With a desire to open her own practice and continue her success of providing quality dental care to patients, Dr. Garrison moved to Groveport, Ohio in September 2002.

Dr. Garrison is licensed by the Ohio State Dental Board to practice dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Columbus Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is a member of the Southeast Chamber of Commerce, Go Groveport, the United Way of Central Ohio Key Club, and regularly supports local youth groups and Groveport area events. Dr. Garrison is committed to incorporating new advancements in dental technologies into her practice, thus enhancing her patients’ experience.

Dr. Garrison enjoys spending time with her husband, Oyauma, and their 3 children: daughter, Mya and sons Cameron and Carter. Dr. Garrison enjoys travelling, reading, and spending time with extended family and friends.

Dr. Garrison invites you to become a part of a caring and professional dental practice.

Office Manager

Lori, our Office Manager, graduated from Eastland Career Center’s Dental Assisting program in 1986. Since that time, she has obtained valuable experience both as an assistant and as an office manager. She has worked as a dental assistant in both a periodontal and general dental office and as a front desk administrator before coming to this practice in 1992.

She is responsible for various aspects of running the office such as scheduling appointments, handling insurance, and answering patient questions among many other things.

Lori’s professional manner and knowledge of the field will make answering any questions you may have regarding our office and dental treatment easy to ask.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Melissa, our Registered Dental Hygienist, graduated from Shawnee State University in 1998 with her degree in dental hygiene and is licensed by the Ohio State Dental Board. Melissa enjoys educating her patients about their oral hygiene and the importance of regular visits to the dentist to maintain good oral health.

She is responsible for examining patient’s teeth and gums to check for periodontal health, taking x-rays for a thorough evaluation of dental health, removing hard and soft deposits from the teeth, specialized periodontal therapy such as root planning, and applying anti-cavity agents such as fluoride and sealants to teeth.

Melissa’s friendly personality and gentle touch will allow you to relax and feel comfortable no matter how long it’s been since your last visit to the dentist.

Dental Assistant

Jennifer, our Dental Assistant, graduated from Marion Franklin in 1998. She has been a dental assistant since 2001, spends time between the administrative and clinical sides and enjoys doing them both. Jennifer is licensed by the Ohio State Dental Board for Radiology. She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and making sure they understand their dental care.

She is responsible for taking x-rays, impressions, making temporary crowns and assisting the dentist. She also helps the front desk with multiple tasks such as answering the phone, scheduling appointments and reviewing treatment plans.

Jennifer’s caring attitude really looks out to make sure that all her patients are well taken care of. She takes pride in providing superior care for our patients.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tiffany, our Registered Dental Hygienist, graduated from Ohio State University in 2002, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Tiffany enjoys getting to know her patients as well as educating them on how to improve and maintain their oral health.

She is responsible for taking necessary x-rays for our doctor to be able to diagnose any areas of concern or rule out any areas of disease.  She also takes an assessment of patients bone and gum health to determine what type of cleaning the patient will need and can explain to them the conditions of their teeth and gums by answering any questions they might have.

Tiffany truly loves her job and does her best to create a positive experience for patients who may not have had the best experiences in the past.