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Our Team

At Central Ohio Periodontics, your healthy smile is always our goal. More than that, your oral health and smile are our top priority. We’re happy you’re looking to take an important step forward to improved periodontal health. We strive to provide each of our patients with comprehensive, personal, and gentle care. This is because our mission is to help our patients live healthier lives.

Dr. Fred Sakamoto and his team specialize in implantology and periodontics. Our focus on non-invasive and surgical treatment of dental implants and gums enables us to replace one or more missing teeth in one day. We work closely with your referring dentist and make sure your treatment plan is a good fit for your health goals. But we don’t require a referral from your dentist to visit our office. Please feel free to schedule an appointment at any time.

Our team of experts, each with decades of experience, enjoys helping patients with every aspect of their dental treatment. We enjoy meeting and caring for new patients every day as well as attending continuing education classes in the dental field to keep us sharp! No matter your dental need, our team’s goal is to help you achieve a healthy smile.

Brigitte - Scheduling Coordinator

Brigitte

Business Specialist
Brigitte's Bio
Brigitte joined our team in 1986 as a chairside assistant then transitioned to Front office in 1991. She has over 30 years of dental experience and enjoys the variety that comes with the position and helping patients with every aspect of their dental treatment. Her and husband of 23 years have 2 children who attend Ohio University studying Nursing and Chemical Engineering. She enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs, gardening, traveling and family life.
Stacey - Administrative Assistant/Event Coordinator

Stacey

Business Specialist
Stacey's Bio
Stacey has worked in administrative business since 1994 and in the dental field since 2007. Stacey comes to our practice with valuable organization and computer skills. The best part of her job is working with a hardworking and dedicated team. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband Tim and their 3 children.
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Sarah

Business Specialist
Sarah's Bio
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Stacy - Dental Assistant

Stacy

Dental Assistant
Stacy's Bio
Stacy has been a dental assistant since 2007. She joined our team in October, 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Stacy - Dental Assistant

Marcy

Dental Assistant
Marcy's Bio
Marcy came to Central Ohio Periodontics with 39 years of dental office experience.  She enjoys meeting new patients every day and attending classes to continue her education in the dental field.  In her free time you can find Marcy cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes and taking weekend trips to Cleveland to spoil her two granddaughters.
Lynn - Dental Hygienist

Kelly

Dental Assistant
Kelly's Bio
Kelly recently joined the team at Central Ohio Periodontics. Kelly enjoys educating patients and makes sure each patient has a positive, comfortable experience. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She likes fishing, spending time outside, attending her nephew’s sporting events, and taking her two dogs on hiking trails.
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Amber

Dental Assistant
Amber's Bio
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Nick

Dental Assistant Aide
Nick's Bio
Nick is currently a senior at Ohio State University and will graduate with a BS in Biology. He is applying to dental school and looks forward to a career in the dental field. Nick loves learning new aspects of dentistry every day and connecting with each patient. When not at work, Nick enjoys cheering on the Buckeye football team and going to the gym.
Amy- Dental Hygienist

Amy

Dental Hygienist
Amy's Bio
Amy graduated in 1999 from Owens Community College in Toledo with a Dental Hygiene/Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Degree. She worked a year in General Dentistry, then joined Dr. Sakamoto’s periodontal team. Amy takes time with her patients to educate and answer questions. She loves patient interaction and helping to achieve healthy smiles. Working 3-4 days a week leaves time to spend with her husband and three children. Jazzercise is Amy’s favorite stress reliever.
Donna - Operations Manager

Wendi Hefner

Dental Hygienist
Wendi Hefner's Bio
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Ashley

Dental Hygienist
Ashley's Bio
Ashley joined the team after graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Her favorite aspect of her position is focusing on patient education to help patients reach a healthy smile. In her spare time, Ashley likes to cheer on the Buckeyes and spend time with her family and friends.
Donna - Operations Manager

Donna

Operations Manager
Donna's Bio
Donna graduated from The Ohio State University in 1989 with a BS degree in Health Information Management. She has been with the office since March 2016 and loves the various projects she gets to work on! In her spare time, Donna enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. She likes boating, reading, skiing and watching movies.

Our mission is to help our patients live healthier lives. Your comfort and health are our first priority. Your beautiful smile is always our goal.