Kim graduated from Lima Technical College in 1995 with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and has certifications in Nitrous Oxide Administration and CPR. Kim is passionate about the dental field and providing the highest standard of care and utmost comfort to her patients. Kim enjoys meeting new people and always looks forward to establishing and growing relationships with her patients.
Outside of work Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her husband, Steve and three girls, Katie, Lydia and Maggie are the joy of her life. Her girls’ activities, church, travel and OSU football are a few of her many interests.
Vivian began considering a career in dentistry while undergoing her own very positive orthodontic treatment as a teenager. She was later encouraged to enter training by a friend and the rest is history. She obtained an Associate Degree of Applied Science with a Major in Dental Hygiene from Rhodes State College and also has certification in Nitrous Oxide Administration and Monitoring CPR and Local Anesthesia Administration. Vivian is energized by her work and the connection she makes with her patients. It is her goal to help each of them understand the importance of dental health and she is excited when she helps them reach their goals.
You are likely to hear patients remark about Vivian’s comfortable cleanings, a specialty of hers. They are also often heard commenting on her warm personality and the way so many of them “click” with her, and she with them, almost immediately. Vivian is passionate about her children, and that is where you will find her when she isn’t at Hooper Dentistry. She loves to tell others about their latest activities and will tell you herself that she simply can’t stop talking about them! Vivian is also committed to physical fitness and exercise is a priority to her. Giving back to the community is another priority, Vivian is involved with the Buckeye Ranch and is looking forward to becoming even more involved as time permits.
After undergoing extensive oral surgery and orthodontia at the age of thirteen, Tracie knew she wanted to be in dentistry. Originally from mid-Michigan, she moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. After she obtained her Bachelors degree, she began working full time in dentistry. Starting at the front desk, she quickly became a chairside assistant, and then continued her education at OSU with the Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary program. As an EFDA, Tracie is state board certified to place fillings. Her dream would be to one day return to school to become a dentist.
In her spare time Tracie enjoys numerous crafts: scrapbooking, card making, quilting and crocheting. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, and cat Osito.
Ashley was destined to work in the field of dentistry, from the tender age of 5, she remembers her favorite thing was playing dental hygienist. And after nearly a decade in the industry, she continues to be thrilled with her chosen profession. Having experience in both the front and back office, Ashley credits her love of helping people as what gives her the greatest satisfaction.
If you ask patients what they like most about Ashley they will likely tell you her warm and friendly disposition and great communication skills. In her off time she is spending time with her two girls, the most important thing in her life is family. She also enjoys gardening and is an animal lover at heart. The one thing Ashley is not fond of is our Ohio winters!