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Meet Our Team

Niki Baker, Registered Dental Hygienist

Niki Rohrbaugh: Registered Dental Hygienist and Dental Hygiene Team Leader

Niki earned her Bachelors Degree from West Liberty University. She loves being part of a practice that meets the needs of so many patients and helping them be the best version of themselves. Outside of the office, Niki enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Leigh-Anna Perry, Registered Dental Hygienist

Leigh-Anna Richardson: Registered Dental Hygienist

Leigh-Anna graduated from West Liberty University with a degree in Dental Hygiene and received Local Anesthetic Training from Ohio State University. She loves working in a patient centered environment where overall wellness is met with high standards of care. When Leigh-Anna is out of the office, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, watching movies, crafting, and scrap-booking.


Tiffany Gallagher: Registered Dental Hygienist

Tiffany received her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene from West Liberty University. She likes how the team focuses on the patients overall health and that they are always acquiring new educational opportunities. When Tiffany is home, she enjoys spending time with family and being active, especially supporting her fiancé’s basketball team.


Caleb Moore: Registered Dental Hygienist

Caleb is a graduate of West Liberty University and is currently working on dental school prerequisites at Muskingum University. He loves that everyone at OHIOSmiles goes above and beyond the expectations of the patients to provide them with healthier smiles, so that they can live healthier lives. Outside of work, Caleb enjoys spending time with his fiancée and two dogs, as well as hiking and staying active.

Ginny Bender, Dental Assistant

Ginny Bender: Expanded Function Dental Assistant and Dental Assistant Team Leader

Ginny earned her CDA through the Dental Assisting National Board and at Stark State College received her Expanded Function Dental Assistant along with Coronal Polishing. She loves being part of a great team who focuses on the best quality of care for patients. When Ginny is out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children camping and swimming.


Kassi Lafferty: Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Kassi earned her CDA through the Buckeye Career Center and continued her education at Eastern Gateway Community College and received her EFDA and Coronal Polishing. She loves working with the newest advances in dentistry so patients can have not just a healthy mouth, but better health overall. Outside of work, Kassi enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys and trail riding with her horse.


Whitney Matthews, Dental Assistant

Whitney Miner: Dental Assistant

Whitney earned her Certified Ohio Dental Assistant License at the Buckeye Career Center. She loves working as part of the team, seeing the patients, and helping Dr. Antalis to make sure the appointment flows. Whitney enjoys spending time with her family and says, “My family is my biggest support in my home life and in my career.”

Katie Cummings, Dental Assistant

Katie Cummings: Dental Assistant

Katie feels right at home helping with sterilization, making sure the patients are comfortable, and taking impressions. She loves how much the team cares for patients and the community. Katie spends her time out of the office with her fiancé, family, spoiling her dogs, and riding her dirt bike.

Naomi Gaerlan, Dental Hygiene Assistant/Coordinator

Naomi Gaerlan: Director of Back Operations

Naomi is crossed trained in multiple departments and whether she is assisting Dr. Antalis or scheduling re-care appointments, she is the office “go to girl.” She values taking care of patients overall health and making personal connections with them. In her free time, Naomi likes to spend time with her three boys watching movies, playing games, camping, and being at the lake.

Katie Roe: Director of First Impressions

Katie is the first smile patients see and provides them with whatever they need to feel comfortable. She loves getting to know patients and making them feel at home. On Katie’s days off, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters, volunteering, and watching movies.


Melissa Hothem: Director of Front Operations

Melissa received her education from the Buckeye Career Center for Certified Ohio Dental Assistant. She loves how great the team works together to care for the patients overall health and for the community. Outside of the office, Melissa spends time enjoying concerts, bonfires, and friends and family.

Ashley DeVillez, Insurance Coordinator

Ashley DeVillez: Director of Insurance Coordination and Front Office Team Leader

Ashley enjoys meeting patients and works closely with them to ensure they understand their insurance benefits and payment options. She also enjoys how involved the practice is with the community. When she is out of the office, Ashley loves spending time with her kids, reading mystery novels, and watching movies.


Abby Bardeen: Director of Marketing

Abby received her Bachelors in Communications from Ohio University with additional studies in Film and in Recreation. She loves being part of a caring team that is always putting patients first. Outside of work, Abby enjoys photography, cinema, and spending time with her husband.


Sheryl Knabb, Administrative Personal Assistant

Sheryl Knabb: Administrative Personal Assistant

Sheryl works with Dr. Antalis on a daily basis to ensure that all the behind the scenes projects are completed. She loves working with Dr. Antalis and the warm, friendly atmosphere at the practice. Outside of work, Sheryl loves spending time with her family and is passionate about health and fitness, she even holds several certifications through NASM.