Meet the Dental Assistants

Lima, OH Dentist

Dentist in Lima OHJen (EFDA)

Jen has worked with Dr. Blanford since his first year out of dental school while at Dr. Best’s office in 1997.  When Dr. Blanford decided to open his own practice she chose to go with him to help establish his new practice.

Jen has known Dr. Blanford her whole life, having grown up just down the road from him.  She graduated from Kalida High School and began working as an assistant in 1997.  She received her CDA certification in December 2010.  She attended Sinclair Community College and obtained her EFDA certification in June 2012.

Jen and her husband, Matt reside in Ottoville with their four daughters, Jessica, Megan, Makenna & Lily.  In her free time she enjoys tending to her flower garden, reading and spending time with her family.

Dentist Lima OHJoann

Joann joined Dr. Blanford’s practice in 2001.  She is a graduate from Ottawa-Glandorf High School.  She is a dental assistant with certification in Health & Safety of Radiography.

Prior to joining Dr. Blanford’s practice, she received a License in Massage Therapy along with additional certifications in the Massage Therapy field.  Joann and her husband, Gary, like to travel to different antique tractor/flea markets around different counties and states.  Her other hobbies include vegetable/flower gardening, and especially spending time with family and friends.

Lima OH DentistTeresa

Teresa joined Dr. Blanford’s practice in 2012. She is a graduate of Owens Community College and has an associate’s degree in Nuclear Medicine. Teresa is married and resides in Bluffton with her husband and two children. On her off time she enjoys boating with her family and friends in Tennessee.

Dentist Lima OHMackenzie

Mackenzie graduated from Allen East High School in 2009.  She is currently attending Rhodes State College for Radiology Technician .  She has worked for Dr.Blanford for the last 3 years as a Dental Assistant.  She enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Dentist in Lima OHJordan

Jordan graduated from Allen East High School in 2009 and has a daughter, Madelyn who is 1 year old. She likes being a Dental Assistant to Dr. Blanford. Jordan enjoys spending time with her daughter and family and going out with friends.

Lima OH DentistBecky

Becky became a member of the staff in November 2011.  She is a graduate of Lima Senior High School and has worked as a dental assistant for 27 years.  She works part-time for Dr. Blanford’s office.

Becky and her husband live in Lima and have 2 children, a son who lives in Alabama, and a daughter that lives in Columbus.  She has one grandson, who she loves dearly and loves spending time with.  She and her husband enjoy their restored 1962 Corvette that they love cruising around in and car shows.  Becky and her husband enjoy following their son-in-law’s auto racing team (I-Moto).  She likes to spend her free time with her grandson and their families.  Becky also enjoys swimming, sewing, working in the yard, and is always smiling.

Dentist in Lima OHRuth

Ruth joined Dr. Blanford’s practice in 2003 as a Dental Assistant.  She is a graduate of Ottoville High School and received her LPN degree from Lima School of Practical Nursing in 1971.

Ruth and her husband, Ron, reside in Kalida and have been married for 41 years.  They have 2 children, Beth (Greg) Hellman and Matt (Darcie) Schulte and 3 grandchildren, Emma Reese, and Maxim.  Ruth enjoys camping, traveling, reading, making wine, and especially spending time with their grandchildren, family, and camping with friends.

Lima OH DentistAlexis

Alexis joined our practice in June 2013 and enjoys being an Assistant to Dr. Blanford. She is a graduate of Bluffton High School and furthered her studies at the University of Toledo and Rhodes State College.  Alexis enjoys spending time with her family and her nephew, running and cooking in her spare time.