Groveport Smiles

Meet the Team at Groveport Smiles

Groveport Smiles, formerly Garrison Dental Care, LLC from 2008- August 2019, is a family-friendly dental practice in Groveport, OH that welcomes children and adults. We pride ourselves on treating our patients with quality, comprehensive dentistry in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. As dedicated dental professionals, we are committed to quality and excellence, and our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of the patients we serve.  We recently changed our name from Garrison Dental Care, LLC to Groveport Smiles to better reflect the area and community we serve, but the same great Dentist and team remain!

Dr. Garrison and her staff believe in providing high-quality, personalized dental care that we tailor to our patients’ unique needs. You will never feel rushed at Groveport Smiles because we schedule plenty of time for appointments and focus entirely on you and your dental needs. Dr. Garrison and our dental team will answer your questions, give you honest information, explain treatment options, and assist you in making the best decision for you and your family.

Our staff members are all CPR-certified and take continuing education courses to stay current with advances in dentistry and new technology that benefits you.

Dr. Garrison and our dental team would love to welcome you and your family to Groveport Smiles. We look forward to showing you how a caring team and quality dental care can change your attitude about dentistry. Please call us at (614) 836-0500 to arrange a dental appointment at your convenience.

Dr. Sacheen Garrison


Dr. Garrison was raised in Huntington, WV and graduated summa cum laude in 1992 from Huntington High School. After high school, she attended Denison University located in Granville, OH, 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, Dr. Garrison did an externship at the Navajo Indian Reservation in Gallup, NM, acquiring more knowledge in areas such as oral surgery and pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Garrison has worked in dental practices in Columbus and Lancaster, OH, 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, OH 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 she 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’ experiences.

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

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


Office Manager

Lori, our office manager, and 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. Lori 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 it easy to answer any questions you may have regarding our office and dental treatment.


Dental Assistant

Jennifer, our Dental Assistant, graduated from Marion Franklin in 1998. She has been a dental assistant since 2001, spending time between the administrative and clinical sides and enjoying them both. Jennifer is licensed by the Ohio State Dental Board for Radiology. Jennifer 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. Jennifer also helps the front desk with multiple tasks such as answering the phone, scheduling appointments, and reviewing treatment plans.

Jennifer has a caring approach and looks out to make sure that all her patients are well taken care of. She takes pride in providing superior care for our patients.

Melissa, RDH

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 patients' teeth and gums to check for periodontal health, taking x-rays for a thorough evaluation of dental health, and removing hard and soft deposits from the teeth. Melissa also provides specialized periodontal therapy such as root planing, 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.

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