Dentist Profiles

. October 1, 2018.
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Dental care is important for the whole family and the whole body. Learn more about these local dentists.

McComb Family Dental

Nancy Dysinger, DDS., Kimberli Best, DDS., Emily Heintzelman, DDS.

269 Park Drive South, McComb
419-293-2335 | mccombdental.com

(L-R) Emily Heintzelman, DDS, Kimberli Best, DDS, Nancy Dysinger, DDS.

(L-R) Emily Heintzelman, DDS, Kimberli Best, DDS, Nancy Dysinger, DDS.

What made you want to be a dentist? Helping people feel confident enough to smile is a wonderful perk of being a dentist. Also, the combination of art and science that is involved in dentistry is very rewarding.

What sets your practice apart from others in town? 1) We offer a very family-friendly environment. We see generations of family members from 1 year old to 100 years old! McComb Family Dental has a small town feel that is complemented by modern technology and services offered. 2) Our team! We would not be able to provide the level of care that we do to our patients without our dedicated, caring, long-term team members. With over 250 years of combined experience, we are blessed with a first-class team.

How do you contribute to our community? Giving back is very important to our practice. We participate in many community-related events including Give Kids A Smile, Dental Options program, dental health month educational programs in area classrooms, local health fairs and screenings. We also support the United Way, Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Julie Cole Golf Classic, The KiDDS Foundation and local school programs academically, athletically and musically.

What is the one thing you want parents to know about their child’s oral health? Brushing two times a day and flossing at night are very important habits. Equally as important is diet. Sugary drinks and snacks should be sparse. Water is the best drink you can give your child. There is no equal substitute. Children should also see a dentist for a checkup by their second birthday.

Dr. Kathryn Lewis | Findlay Dental Group

12515 County Road 99
419-423-0343 | findlaydentalgroup.com

Kathy Lewis, DDS

Kathryn Lewis, DDS

What made you want to be a dentist? I wanted to be in the medical field growing up. Dentistry allows me to be artistic, be a business owner, treat people and hopefully make a couple patients smile!

What sets your practice apart from others? Our practice strives to do our best everyday as I’m sure most offices do. We constantly work toward improving ourselves by staying current with new technology and treating each patient as if they were family.

How do you contribute to our community? Our big event each year is geared towards donating to the US troops. Each October, we host The Halloween Buy Back. This event offers children the chance to bring their Halloween candy to our office. We pay $1.00 per pound of candy donated. Each child goes home with a toothbrush hand delivered by the tooth fairy herself. We have games and the kids draw a picture or write a letter to someone in the US military. This year we are offering a day for veterans to receive preventative dental services at no charge. We understand the importance of community! We appreciate those who choose to be a patient at our office; this allows us the ability to give back through local charities, churches and area sports teams. Giving helps the entire community!

What is the one thing you want parents to know about their child’s oral health? Children’s teeth are very important for the development of adult teeth. Keeping the baby teeth healthy by brushing, flossing and watching your sugar intake can not only keep the child free from pain, but it also ensures a beautiful smile.
Halloween is right around the corner.

What advice do you have for families about all that candy? The amount of candy ingested is not as important as the frequency of the candy eaten in regards to your teeth. There are bacteria in your mouth ready to make cavities, so if you are constantly feeding the bacteria, then it will continue to make cavities throughout the day. This includes not only candy and snacks, but also drinks that have acids and sugars like sodas, sports and energy drinks and juices.