Dr. Chris Clark graduated from Wright State University in Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology before going on to study at The Ohio State University College Dentistry, where he graduated in 2007. He completed his residency through The Ohio State University, gaining experience in full-mouth rehabilitation, extractions, periodontal surgery, restoration of dental implants, and children’s dentistry among other things. He was an associate dentist at his previous office, and he’s also worked with the Ohio Project, providing dental care to underserved areas of Ohio.
Dr. Clark played university soccer during his undergraduate education and was a member of the Omega National Honor Society. In dental school, he won the Clinical Excellence Awards in 2007, acted as a bench instructor for the fixed partial denture class in 2007, and was a group practice leader. He was also an active member on the dental school class government during his time there, holding several different positions. He’s been very involved in his community in the past, volunteering at Children’s Hospital, working with Habitat for Humanity, working with Give Kids a Smile, and collecting clothes for Good Will. He also donates his time collecting food for the Village Coalition Against Hunger and has spoken about dental health and its relationship to heart disease with The Mended Hearts non-profit organization here in Columbus.
In his free time, Dr. Chris likes to spend time with his wife, Beth and their daughters. He is an avid golfer and loves golfing with his girls and his friends. He also loves to travel an is a big fan of Buckeye football! GO BUCKS!
Dr. Beth Clark graduated from Youngstown State University with her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance before going to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where she graduated in 2007. She completed her residency through The Ohio State University, learning more about medically compromised patients, children’s dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, oral surgery, periodontal surgery, and more. She’s worked at several other Columbus area dental practices prior to starting her own practice, Clark Family Dental, with her husband and partner, Dr. Chris Clark.
She was the recipient of an OSU scholarship in dentistry, made the dean’s list during all of her years at dental school, and was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. During her undergraduate education, she was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, the lota Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society, and Golden Key National Honor Society.
Giving back to the community is very important to the Clark’s. She’s volunteered with Give Kid’s a Smile, helped raised money for the March of Dimes, helped collect clothes for Good Will, toys for Salvation Army and good for the Village Coalition Against Hunger. She has also worked with the Ohio project. She enjoys going into her children’s school to discuss dental health.
Dr. Beth enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris and their daughters. She participates in triathlons and a few running races a year, biking, traveling, skiing and hanging out with close family and friends.
KimFront Office Manager
Our Front Office Manager Kim, has been with us since day one. She attended Ohio University and Ohio State University, and formerly held a Life and Health Insurance License for 10 years. After 15 years of working in banking and insurance, Kim decided it was time for a change. She decided it was time to overcome her lifelong fear of the dentist and go to work for one. It worked!
“I enjoy working with people and I think my own past fears have made me more compassionate with patients that come in and are obviously nervous. I want everyone that comes in to feel like family.” Kim and her husband of 40 years, have 3 adult children and love traveling, home renovations and spending time with their 5 grandchildren.
FaithPatient Care Coordinator/Dental Assistant
Faith came to us with a long history of serving others. After many years as a Nurse’s Aide, working with special needs adults and the elderly, she decided it was time for a change and she pursued a degree in Dental assisting. Her love for people made her transition to Patient Care Coordinator an easy one.
“I love helping people, especially those with special needs feel safe and comfortable. My brother has Down Syndrome and I am particularly compassionate about making sure they have the extra special attention they deserve.'
Faith her husband, son and 2 fur babies love spending time outside, camping, hiking and renovating their house.
Megan, one of six children, grew up in the Cleveland area. During her employment, she has had several patient service positions. She took some time off after the birth of her youngest daughter and is now happy to be returning to work to be a part of our team at Clark Family Dental.
“I am so excited to be learning about the world of dentistry, and all the innovative ways dentistry has improved over the years. Dr. Chris and Beth have made me feel welcomed into their family.”
Megan is married to a military veteran who served two tours for our country in Iraq. On her free time she loves to spend time with her husband, son, daughter and 2 dogs. She loves to redo her house, travel and spend time with family.
SarahInsurance Claims Coordinator
Sarah came to us with a background in preschool teaching and a bachelors degree in Mandarin from The Ohio State University. After the birth of her son last year, she thought it was time for a change. Thanks to a recommendation from her sons' pediatrician she found Clark Family Dental and could not be happier!
Sarah is our Insurance Claims Coordinator and works hard to get all your claims paid in a timely manner.
After spending most of her childhood abroad, living in both England and China, Sarah is happy to be settled down with her husband and sons and being close to a lot of her family and friends.
Amanda came to us after being a stay at home mom for 19 1/2 years. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Houston, but chose to stay home with her 4 children. She is busy with chauffeuring and attending all sorts of sports of which all of her children are involved.
Amanda is our front desk assistant and 2 days a week she greets our patients' as they walk in the door.
She and her husband of 25 years enjoy working on home projects, traveling and spending time with family. She also, when time 'allows' enjoys reading a good book.
LisaRegistered Dental Hygienist
Lisa earned and Associates in Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene from Columbus State. She truly enjoys her job because she gets to meet new people, from all over the world, every day!
“This job is perfect for my life outside the office, which includes raising a family,” says Lisa. “I really enjoy the people I work with, and the hours and schedule are ideal for me.”
Formerly from McComb, OH, Lisa now lives local with her husband and 3 kids. When she’s not attending to patients and educating them about oral hygiene, Lisa enjoys running, traveling and spending time with her family.
MackenzieRegistered Dental Hygienist
Mackenzie graduated with an Associates in Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene from Columbus State. She came to us directly out of school. We had Mackenzie work for us as a fill in for a vacationing hygienist and realized right away she would be an asset to our team and offered her a full-time position. She is now back in school working towards her bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene.
She enjoys the outdoors, hiking and traveling with her husband and golden retriever.
WhitneyExpanded Function Dental Assistant
Whitney graduated from Ohio Business College and shortly after decided to continue her education at Ohio State for an Expanded Function Dental Assistant certification. She takes pride in providing excellent care to patients, placing fillings and assisting the dentist by taking x-rays, taking impressions, charting and completing tasks as needed.
“I love taking care of patients and treat them as I would like to be treated, and making them feel comfortable.'
In her free time she loves spending time outdoors with her husband, rescue bulldog, friends and family.
KelliExpanded Functions Dental Assistant
Kelli started her dental career in high school at the Career Center then went on to complete her training at Sinclair College. She has an expanded function degree which qualifies her to do fillings. She also assists the dentist in various dental procedures, such as taking x-rays, impressions and charting. Her gentle nature makes patients feel more comfortable.
“I have a very strong passion for what I do and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything different,” says Kelli. “I love to see the transformation in a patient’s confidence when they get a new smile.”
When Kelli is not providing care for patients she and her husband enjoy traveling, spending lots of time with her daughters and 4 dogs.