Meet The Team

Dr. Eric Buck

Dr. Buck is passionate about providing excellent dental care and reaching his patients' goals for beautifully lasting smiles. A native Ohioan, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in zoology from Miami University, and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Always focused on offering the best dentistry possible, Dr. Buck is involved in many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), the Ohio Dental Association (ODA), Columbus Dental Society, (CDS), American Orthodontists Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). He is a member of the Columbus Dental Forum and Spear Study club.

Dr. Buck and his family have lived in the Columbus area for many years. His wife, Heather, is a business analyst for Fiserv Corporation in Dublin who looks forward to the time she spends traveling with the family and reading. The doctor and his wife are also proud parents of two delightful children. Their son, Logan, enjoys corndogs, pizza, and playing with his little friends. And daughter, Riley, enjoys playing with her dolls and being cute.

Dr. Buck is an avid Buckeye fan and enjoys traveling, cooking/grilling, and playing golf.



Dr. Hetal Vaidya - Dentist

Dr. Hetal Vaidya completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Washington University in St. Louis, and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University. Upon graduating from dental school in 2005, she attended a one year hospital based residency program at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Vaidya spent 3 years living in Germany with her husband where she worked as a civilian dentist taking care of American soldiers and their family members.

Dr. Vaidya is committed to providing compassionate dental care to her patients. When away from the dental practice she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two lovely kids, Vineesh and Leela.




Jennifer - Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennifer graduated with her dental hygiene degree in 2007 and has worked at the office of Creative Smiles for nearly 5 years. In her time here, she has enjoyed getting to know her patients and educating them on their oral hygiene.
Jennifer is from the Columbus area and currently resides in Grandview. In her spare time, she enjoys playing and watching sports, cooking, and travelling.

"I have really taken pride in informing and educating our patients on why good oral hygiene is important not just for their teeth, but their overall health."



Abby Mathews - Registered Dental Hygienist

Abby graduated in 2010 from West Liberty University with her degree in dental hygiene. She has grown up around the dental field and as a hygienist, she loves helping patients stay healthy and discuss what is possible to make their smiles look even better. Along with being a great hygienist, she has experience in screening for sleep apnea and helping to recognize causes of gum and bone disease. Originally from Athens, she moved to Columbus in 2011 and currently lives in Grandview. In her spare time, she enjoys working on her house, participating in Crossfit, and watching sports. She looks forward to creating meaningful relationships with our patients so she can help you stay healthy.




Corinne - Certified Dental Assistant

Corinne has been assisting in our practice for 17 years. She not only assists the doctors, but fabricates temporary crowns, makes whitening trays, orders supplies, and tracks our lab cases. Corinne does a great job of multi-tasking and making our practice more efficient. She loves meeting new people and helping them feel more comfortable and at ease during their dental appointments.

Corinne lives in Columbus with her family and loves being outdoors, watching sports, and hanging out with her family and friends.

"I truly want to make the dental experience as pleasant as possible."




Jodie - Certified Dental Assistant

Jodie graduated from Choffin School of Accredited Dental Assisting in 2001. She assists doctors in many procedures, and is responsible for tasks such as pouring models, fabricating bleach trays, sterilizing equipment, and exposing and developing X-rays. She also helps coordinate our Facebook page and some of the fun contests, giveaways, and events that we have in our practice.

Jodie says: "love the friendly people of our practice and enjoy helping people get the smiles they've always wanted."

Jodie's favorite sport: "I love Ohio State football!"

 


Kathy - Certified Dental Assistant

Kathy has been a dental assistant since 1982. Over the years, she has enjoyed the opportunity to truly build relationships with our patients. In fact, she has the unique ability to put the patients at ease and dispel the notion that a visit to the dentist is tedious or scary. Kathy's job involves taking X-rays and impressions, assisting the dentist, and making our patients' visits as enjoyable as possible.

Kathy says: "The quality of dentistry that we do is great - our patients deserve the best and that's what they get! I love working with people and making them feel comfortable when they are apprehensive."

Fun fact about Kathy: "I love camping. People think I'm too 'frilly' to camp, but I love to hike, cook over the campfire, and sleep in a tent."



Jenna - Registered Dental Hygienist

Jenna is originally from Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She is a graduate of Indiana University, but has begun transforming into a true Buckeye. Jenna has worked in several practices that have a similar dental philosophy to our practice. She focuses not only on being a thorough and gentle hygienist, but also identifying problems early and being proactive before dental issues become worse.

She loves being outdoors, bike riding, hanging out with her family, and her adorable dog Chewy! She is excited to be part of our team and looks forward to meeting you and your family.



Our Commitment to Excellence
Our dental practice is committed to providing superior oral health services to our patients. We foster patient relationships based on mutual trust, excellent customer service, and the best personalized patient care available. Our team is devoted to restoring, enhancing and maintaining your teeth using conservative, state-of-the-art dental procedures.


Prevention and Oral Health Maintenance

At our office, we believe preventative dental care and maintenance is vital to your dental health. Through regular scheduled exams we check the overall health of your teeth and gums, perform oral cancer screenings, and perform x-rays to detect problems before they worsen. Routine dental cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments help prevent cavities and dental disease. We review your medical history to assess your overall health and identify any illnesses that may have an impact on your dental health.


Office Sterilization and Safety Procedures

We want to ensure the health of our patients and our dental team. Our practice follows safety procedures recommended by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:

  • Using disinfectant hand soap
  • Wearing gloves, masks, glasses and/or face shields
  • Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
  • Sterilization of all non-disposable instruments and equipment before every use
  • Chemical disinfection of all items which cannot be sterilized
  • Use of disposable plastic coverings and sheath over surfaces with high contact such as the dental chair, equipment, air/water syringe and light handles.

As your dental health care provider, we want you to be confident knowing that we take the responsibility of your health and safety very seriously.


Training & Expertise

Our dental team is comprised of highly trained and skilled professionals who are licensed and certified. At our practice, we are committed to continuing education and learning. We regularly attend training classes, dental lectures, and dental conventions so we can offer the latest dental techniques, procedures, products and equipment to our patients. We are also active members in various dental associations - this helps our office keep up with changes and advances in the dental profession.

The goal of our practice is to provide superior dental health care while creating lasting relationships with each individual patient. We appreciate the opportunity to be your dental health care provider, and we look forward to seeing you!

 

 

 












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Creative Smiles
3600 Olentangy River Road
Suite 483-A
Columbus, Oh 43214

P. 614-459-7766