Meet Dr. Vani M. Patibandla

Dr. Patibandla graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry in May of 1998. She completed a one year residency at St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Patibandla has been in private practice for 16 years.

Dr. Patibandla has been a member of the following organizations since 2000: American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Stark County Dental Society. Since 2007, she has been a member of the Comprehensive Dental Education Forum, a Seattle Study Club.

Dr. Patibandla is dedicated to providing quality dental care for all ages. She cares about people and improving their oral health and believes in the importance of building a strong relationship so that dental anxiety or pain is not a concern. Her gentle compassionate manner speaks for itself.

Finally, on a personal note, Dr. Patibandla enjoys spending time with her children, tennis, gardening and reading.

Brandi Leslie

Financial Coordinator

Brandi graduated from Kent State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology. After taking a few years away from school to find her passion, she attended Madison Adult Career Center in Mansfield, Ohio and received her certification as a Dental Assistant in May 2014 along with her Dental Radiographer license. Brandi worked as a Dental Assistant in Galion, Ohio and was promoted to Office Manager in May 2015. While in Mansfield Brandi participated in the Dental Assisting committee at Madison Adult Career Center and enjoyed giving work related advice to students in the program and being a judge and interviewer for those student's mock boards.

Brandi joined our team in May 2017 after moving back to the area to be closer to family.

Outside of work Brandi spends most of her time with her husband Jamie, and daughters Payton, Haley, Zoey, and Callie. Brandi enjoys reading, baking, cooking, and cheering her husband on at Midvale Speedway.

Gina Dyar

Dental Hygienist

Gina grew up in Canton, graduating from GlenOak High School. She then went on to West Liberty University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2012. Shortly after graduation, she and her husband moved to Colorado where they lived for nearly 5 years. Gina joined the office in March of 2017 after moving back to Canton.

In her free time Gina likes mountain biking with her husband and playing with her French Bulldog Dirk. 

Jillian Bell

Dental Assistant

Jillian went to Stark State College and received her certification in dental assisting and radiology. After finishing school, Jillian was married to her husband Brad. Jillian and Brad now have 2 beautiful children, a boy, Everett, and daughter Thea. Jillian's future goals are to go back to school and study to become and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, to continue to grow her career in the dental field.

Lauren Goehring

Dental Hygienst

Lauren grew up in the small town of Strasburg, Ohio, graduating from Strasburg High school in 2007. She then went on to Stark State College where she graduated with her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2013. She truly cares for the health and comfort of her patients and forming personal relationships with them. When she is not caring for her patients, she is taking care of her 2 daughters, Emry and Avery. She enjoys spending time with them, gardening, catching up on her shows, reading, and being outdoors.


Patti Milhoan

Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary

Patti grew up in Louisville, graduating from McKinley High School in 1992. She started out in high school as a dental assistant and then went on to Akron Institute for formal dental assistant training. She earned her Radiography license in 1995, her CDA in 2008, her Coronal Polishing in 2009, and her EFDA in 2011. She attended Stark State University where she was on the Dean's list and received the Waybright award in 2010. She graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in 2012. In 2011 she joined the education team at Stark State and taught in both the Dental Assisting program as well as the EFDA program. Patti completed the Surgical Implant Externship program at The Midwest Implant Institute in 2013.

Patti and her husband Ryan live in Canton South with two of their six children. Patti joined the office in August, 2019. In her free time, Patti likes to travel, read, and spend time with her family, including Dexter, their black lab which her husband rescued from the streets. 

Traci Miller

Dental Assistant

Traci grew up in Indiana and graduated from Northwood High School, Nappanee, IN in 1989. She graduated in 1990 from Indiana University , South Bend campus with a certification in Dental Assisting and received the Ralph G. Shimmele award for highest academics in her graduating class. She worked for Dr. Surguy in South Bend, IN until she married her college sweetheart in August 1991 and moved to Ohio. Traci worked for Dr. C.L. Persteiner in Canton for 10 years and then stayed home to raise her children. Traci renewed her Dental Radiographers license at Stark State in July 2019 and joined Dr. Patibandla's team in August 2019.

Traci and her husband Brian live in Hartville with their 5 children: Olivia, 19,

at Liberty University, VA, Ava 16, Ethan 13, twins Evelyn and Lincoln 11, all attending Lake Local Schools, and their Boxer Lucy. In her free time, Traci enjoys attending her children's sporting events and orchestra concerts, family hikes, gardening, baking and cooking with her husband and kids, attending and serving at their church, The Chapel in Green.