Meet the team
We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I am proud to be part of such a wonderful dental practice as Yellow Springs Dental. I was raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, and earned a BA of science in dental hygiene with a minor in human health sciences and education instruction. There, I met my husband who eventually led me to Maryland.
We have two amazing boys. I feel privileged to be part of this fantastic team because I know that we provide the best dentistry available. This team and the patients make Yellow Springs Dental a home away from home.
I love what I do. Dental health is a big part of people’s overall health and well-being. It’s important to me to help people, in whatever way I can, to reach optimal oral health. I assist our patients with their paperwork and scheduling visits. I review financials with patients, and find the terms that work with their budget. I also help patients get the most from their insurance and handle the paperwork so they don’t need to worry about it.
My wonderful husband Joe and I have been married since 1982. We have a son and two daughters. Each has married and blessed Joe and me with grandchildren who are the light of our lives. My animals are a huge part of my life: chickens, a rabbit, a cat, a dog, and two birds. My passion is the youth of our community. I enjoy working with the youth program through my home church.
I love working with people, and to be able to participate in helping them love their smile and keep healthy life long teeth is very rewarding. Relationships that are built through caring and support are important to me, and I have really enjoyed participating in this building process since I came to this practice in February 2018.
I am a Maryland native but have lived in West Virginia, Texas, and Colorado. At home, I enjoy cooking, reading, and shopping, of course. I’m an avid animal advocate (wolves especially) and have volunteered at several sanctuaries while living in Colorado. It’s good to be back home and to work with such excellent people.
Hello my name is Kalkidan but I go by “Kalk”. I was born in Silver Spring, MD and came to Frederick at the age of 5; I am a first generation American. I graduated in May of 2022 from Hagerstown Community College. My goal is to not only make my parents who worked hard to provide a better future for me proud, but to do my best and make sure this office is very proud to have me as a dental hygienist as well. In my free time I enjoy learning the piano and aspire to pick up more instruments along the way.
I have been in the dental field for over 30 years. I always put patient comfort first. I believe that good dental care is important for the patient’s health and confidence in their smile.
In my spare time, I like to spend time with my husband, Bob, and my 4 children, travel to the Caribbean, and visit botanical gardens everywhere I go. I also have a love for all animals.
My love for dentistry was started in 2007 while living overseas and getting certified through the American Red Cross training program for dental assisting. Fast forward, with 13 plus years working as dental assistant, I am now feeling very blessed to be a part of the Yellow Springs Dental team; working with leading-edge technology and techniques that provide patients the most efficient and comfortable care possible.
In my free time, I love spending it with my husband Mark. We have a very spoiled but lovable Border Collie named Dexter. If the weather permits we are usually trying to work on our home projects and if not, we’ve come to appreciate jigsaw puzzles. We also enjoy discovering new cuisines to make and exploring new restaurants.
Appointment Coordinator and D.S.M. Manager
I’m a dental administrative professional who’s been working in the industry for the past seven years. I love building relationships with patients and following them through their dental treatment journeys.
When I’m not in the office, I spend most of my time with the love of my life! We enjoy outdoor hiking and weekly meal prepping. Must love dogs and food is my motto.
AKA: ‘Boodle’, ‘Princess’, ‘Fur-Face’, ‘Squirrel-Butt’
Boo is the ultimate YSD team mascot. Boo was a ‘rescue’ and was born somewhere in North Carolina. At the time, Dr Roger’s daughter was in college there, and she adopted Boo even though her parents thought that might not be a good idea while in school. One lovely spring day; Dr Rogers went to visit his daughter and her roommates and, upon inspection of the living conditions, decided to ‘ rescue’ Boo from the apartment of crazy college girls. She now is a cherished member of the Rogers family and also our family here at YSD. She provides moral support to our team of hard working dental professionals while at the same time offering comfort to our patients. Keep an eye on our Facebook as Boo has many excellent adventures.