Joan has worked for Dr. Blanford for 14 years, since opening his practice. She is in charge of billing, insurance, and collections. She loves seeing the patients come in that have been with us for a long time and watching all the children grow up. “They all seem like extended family to me.”
Joan and her husband, Ron, have been married for 47 years and have three wonderful sons, Jeff, Mark, and Darrin. They have four grandchildren ranging in ages from 6 to 17.
In her free time, she loves to read, watch TV, movies, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Lisa has been working for Dr. Blanford for 3 years and has been working in field of dentistry for the last 9 years. She is a graduate of Riverdale High School and obtained her Associates of Arts from the University of Findlay in Human Resource Management. Prior to working in dentistry, she worked for a consulting firm for 8 years doing human resources and administrative work. “I enjoy working in the dental field because I get to meet and see such wonderful people. It is like a large, extended family and you get to see the kids grow up over the years and hear all their stories. Also the staff I get to work with each day are like my family. They are such a pleasure to see and get to spend the day with.”
Lisa has been married to her husband Levi for 14 years and has three children, Lily, Luke, and Leah. She spends her free time baking, cooking, making homemade gifts, going to her children’s activities, walking, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. The staff at the office can attest to Lisa’s love of baking as they all enjoy her homemade, professional looking and wonderful tasting baked goods.
Kristin is a new addition to our staff, starting in April 2013. Kristin moved to Lima and has been in dentistry for 15 years. Kristin is experienced in nearly every aspect of dentistry, from being a dental assistant to running 10 dental offices.
Kristin lives in Shawnee with her husband, Joe, and his 3 children. In her spare time she enjoys boating, camping, reading and long motorcycle rides.
Karen has been personally involved with the Blanford family for the past 12 years, and part of the office staff for the past 4 years. She primarily works with the insurance billing and scheduling, amongst numerous other office tasks.
Karen has been married for 35 years to her husband Ken, and they reside in Kalida. They have 3 daughters, Audrey (Andy), Amy (Bryan), and Amber. They have one grandchild, Cohen Buss. Karen enjoys her weekend getaways at Indian Lake with her family and friends. She also enjoys reading, gardening, and traveling.
Mary Lou has been working for Dr. Blanford since March 1999. She works with the insurance and other office duties. Mary Lou works part-time for the office as is still the librarian at Kalida Elementary. “I enjoy working with all of the office staff.”
Mary Lou and her husband Don have been married for 47 years. They have four children and twelve grandchildren, ages 3-17. She enjoys reading, crocheting, cross-stitching and being with her family. Mary Lou also loves to travel.