Meet the Hygienists

Dentist in Lima

Dentist in LimaTess, RDH, EFDA

Tess is a Dental Hygienist and Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) in our practice. Tess received her Hygiene training at Missouri Southern State University In Joplin, Missouri and has been practicing since 1995. She loves getting to know patients and making them feel as comfortable as possible throughout their dental procedures. In her spare time she loves to spend time outdoors, gardening and traveling with family.

Dentist in Lima OHTracy, RDH

Tracy joined Dr. Blanford’s practice in 2002 as a Dental Hygienist.  She is a graduate of Bath High School and then received her Dental Hygiene degree from Rhodes State College in 2000.

Tracy and her husband Brian are the proud parents of eight children.  They keep busy by attending their children’s sporting events, spending time with family, working their farm, and are very active in their church.

Lima OH DentistKim, RDH

Kim recently joined Dr. Blanford’s practice this August 2012.  She is a graduate of West Liberty State College in West Virginia with an Associates and Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She has been practicing for 31 years.

Kim and her husband, Scott, reside in Bluffton with their two teenage sons, Jacob and Joshua.  Kim enjoys her children’s school and sporting events, spending time at Indian Lake with family and friends, events at church, and exercising.

Lima DentistNatalie, RDH, EFDA

Natalie has been working for Dr. Blanford since he took over Dr. Carlson’s practice in January of 2011.  She worked previously for Dr. Carlson for 7 years before joining Dr. Blanford.  She is a graduate of Columbus Grove High School and received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Lima Technical College in 1987.

Natalie and her husband, John, live in Delphos, OH and have one daughter, Kristin.  When not working, Natalie enjoys flower and vegetable gardening, sewing, and motorcycle riding.