Meet The Team

Dr. Eric Buck - Dentist

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, member of the Spear Education Society, Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

Dr. Buck and his family have lived in the Dublin area for many years. His wife, Heather, is a business analyst for Dell Computers 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 sports, movies, reading, playing with his little friends. And daughter, Riley, enjoys playing with her stuffed animals 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.

Dr. Dawn Baker - Dentist

Dr. Baker's experience with dentistry begins back in 2004 when she switched career paths and decided that she wanted to work in dentistry. She moved to Columbus, from her small hometown of Coshocton, Ohio, and began as an assistant while finishing her undergraduate education. She continued on to Ohio State University's College of Dentistry and graduated in 2009 with extra focus in pediatrics and general dentistry.

What she loves most about the dental field is that it gives her a chance to comfort nervous patients and ease the personal challenges of dentistry. Her mother, an art teacher of 35 years, instilled the value of education in her, so she loves to teach and learn with her patients. Dentistry has given her the opportunity to combine her experience with people, science, art and education and to make it a career.

When she is not in the office, she can be found with her husband, Ben, and two young boys, Patrick and Simon. They enjoy living in the suburbs of Columbus and all of the many things it has to offer: festivals, parks, community events, OSU sports and more!

She truly looks forward to meeting you and learning about your experiences in life and in dentistry.

Kelly - Office Manager

Kelly grew up locally and has always called Columbus her home. She has been in the dental field for over 15 years and has experience in almost every position in a dental office. As our office manager, she is responsible for financial arrangements and helping patients figure out how to fit their needed treatment in their budgets and busy schedule. She is a key team member that can always answer patient questions about their treatment, accounts, or payments. She enjoys that her days are always different and meeting all of our wonderful patients. A successful day to her is when she can find a financial option that will allow a patient to become healthy again or get the smile they’ve always wanted.

Kelly and her husband, Mark, have two wonderful children and reside in Hilliard. Her free time is spent running, doing crafts that she found on Pintrest, and spending time with friends and family.

Lyndsey - Front Office Administrator

Lyndsey grew up in Clintonville and has local roots in our community. She has been in the dental field for over three years now. She has always enjoyed helping our patients become as healthy as possible and get the smile they’ve always wanted. She a key team member at our front desk with responsibilities ranging from verifying our patients’ dental benefits, scheduling patients, and following up on insurance claims to try to save our patients’ money. When Lyndsey isn’t up front, she assists our wonderful doctors with patient care. Her ability to put patients’ at ease is one of her strongest attributes.

Lyndsey lives in Hilliard with her very tall husband, Japheth and her sweet baby boy, Luke. Because Lyndsey is pretty tall herself, we’re looking forward to Luke starring for the Buckeyes basketball team in few years. Lyndsey loves good food, animals, yoga and of course her amazing family.

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."

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."




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

P. 614-459-7766