The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Drake T. Tollefson D.D.S.
Dr Drake Tollefson moved with his parents to Cincinnati from Minneapolis when he was 3 years old. He attended Moeller High School and Xavier University. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 1978. Later that same year, he opened a family dental practice in Loveland, Ohio.
The original goal for the practice was to care for the dental needs of his patients, their families and friends. Over his years in practice, the patients' experience within the office with Dr Tollefson and staff is of utmost importance. Warmth, honesty and professionalism are paramount to, not only satisfying , but exceeding the patients' expectations.
Dr Tollefson continues to be a student of dentistry to benefit his "dental family" by attending numerous hours of continuing education. He recently was recognized by the University of Minnesota with a "Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry". His interest in dentistry has led to intense study in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and sleep apnea treatment. All of these varied interests are an example of Dr Tollefson and staff listening to the questions and concerns of their patients.
Dentistry for Dr Tollefson is not a goal to reach, but it is a step to improve the lives of his patients. He would be honored to have you as a patient.
Comfort to our patients is very important to Dr. Tollefson and our staff. We offer headphones and viewing screens in each operatory, pillows, blankets, DVDs and CD's. Our beverage center located in our reception area offers cold drinks. We use the latest techniques to assure you are comfortable during each procedure. Nitrous oxide, sedative medication and local anesthetic will be used to offer effective pain control.
Diana - Assistant/ Implant Coordinator
Diana has been serving as a dental assistant for three decades; she has worked in many different dental practices across the United States. Her first concern is the patient, followed by the technical and practical competence. Dental health has always been a passion for her. A native of the area she graduated from Anderson High School, received her technical training at the former Cincinnati Metropolitan College, and she received her certification of Emergency Medical Technician from Western Kentucky University.She and her husband of 30 years have three grown children and 1 granddaughter.
Patty W. - Hygienist
Patty attended the Ohio State University-Lima branch and received her associates degree in dental hygiene. She worked several years as a hygienist in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana before taking time off to stay home with her children. She resides in Loveland with her husband Pat and their three children, Allison, Joey and Cole. When she is away from the office she stays busy volunteering and spending time with her family.
Tracy - Office Manager/ Marketing Assistant
Tracy started working in the dental field in 1994. She joined our office in the spring of 2006 as our scheduling/insurance coordinator and eventually as office manager. Each year she takes continuing education courses to stay up to date on her field of insurance, software and business issues. Tracy grew up in Newtown, Ohio. She has 2 sons, James and Scott, and 1 grandson, Austin. When not working she likes to spend time with her grandson, or playing softball and bowling.
Cori- Scheduling Coordinator/Assistant
Cori is just starting out in the dental field as our scheduling coordinator and is the friendly voice you usually hear when calling our office. She is a 2009 graduate of Milford High School and spent 4 years working in Loveland before coming to our office. She is interested in becoming a dental assistant with our office in the future also. She is eager to learn more about the dental field through classes and seminars, learning all she can. She likes to spend her free time with family and friends.