Meet the Staff


Meet Tina

Tina is a dental assistant to Dr. Nigro.  She has 35 years of experience in the field of dentistry and 27 years as part of our dental team at O-G Family & General Dentistry.  With Tina’s experience in the dental field, she knows how to make our patients feel at ease during their dentist appointments. She even considers most of her patients as friends, which she takes much pride in!  After hours, Tina can be found with her amazing husband Dennis (Zeke), with whom she has been married for 37 years.  Together, they have a daughter, Kari, and son-in-law, David who has blessed them with three beautiful granddaughters, Stella, Olivia, and Ava.  Her granddaughters are the pride and joy of her life!  Tina and Dennis also have a son, Ryan. Additionally, they have a mini golden doodle named Remi. Tina takes great pride in her family and in helping others by always trying to be the best person she can be!


Meet Laurie

Laurie is our dental hygienist and an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience.  We have had the pleasure of having Laurie on our team since 1997.  Cleaning teeth and conducting exams aren’t just a job for Laurie.  Laurie told us that she looks forward to seeing her patients every six months for their exams and cleaning. She enjoys conversing with patients about their families and adventures!  Laurie is married to her husband, Jeff, and has three children who keep her plenty busy outside of the office.  When she has a moment free, she can be found spending time with family and friends, camping, or boating.


Meet Kim

Kim is our practice manager and the go-to person for almost anything at O-G Family & General Dentistry.  Kim can help you schedule appointments, get answers to questions about your insurance coverage, and coordinate treatment plans, approvals, and scheduling. Her cheerful disposition and kindliness help explain why she has been serving patients in our practice for over 20 years! When Kim is not working, she is spending time with her husband, Roy, and their three children. Family time is the best time for Kim when she is away from the office.


Meet Renee

The first person you will see when you walk into our office is Renee! Renee is our front desk receptionist who always has a smile to share. Renee has worked in customer service her entire career. Her #1 priority is providing patients with the best customer experience possible. Additionally, Renee enjoys educating patients about their dental benefits and explaining to them about their treatment plan options. What she loves most about her job is working with the wonderful staff and that she feels very appreciated. Renee is married to Gary and they have 3 children, Lauren, Breann, and Tess. In her free time, Renee enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Two of her favorite leisure activities are camping and boating.


Meet Brooke

Brooke is one of our dental hygienists. A graduate of Owens Community College in Toledo, OH, Brooke’s #1 priority is providing patients with healthy and happy smiles! Brooke especially enjoys that she has the opportunity to brighten someone’s day! In her spare time, Brooke can be found with her family and friends. She likes to watch Sprint car races, go boating, and play with the family dogs.


Meet Shannon

You will find Shannon is many areas of our dental office – assisting Dr. Nigro, working at the front desk and doing whatever is necessary to make our office run smoothly.  She is the Jack of all Trades! Shannon, a resident of Putnam County, has lived here for her whole life. She is married to Jay, her husband of 11 years. Her son, Peyton and her daughter, Camreigh keep her very busy. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.


Meet Carrie

Carrie is our EFDA – Expanded Function Dental Assistant. She has worked in dentistry for a total of 16 years. She started as a float/dental assistant at our office before attending Rhodes State College to obtain her dental hygiene degree. She graduated with her associate degree in 2010 and obtained her EFDA license in 2022. Carrie, who is from the Ottawa/Glandorf area, lives in Ottawa with her husband, Derek, 3 boys (Aiden, Landin and Tanner) and her dog, Brutus. When she is not working with us, you can find her working at Signature Look Boutique, spending time with her family and attending her children’s sporting events.

Meet Debbie

Debbie, a Putnam County native, is an experienced dental hygienist who is a wonderful asset to our dental family! Debbie has over 30 years of experience and a passion for providing top-notch care to her patients while fostering trusting and long-lasting relationships. Debbie is married to her high school sweetheart, Pat and they have 2 daughters, Danica and Riley. In her free time, Debbie enjoys camping and spending time with her family, watching her kids participate in sporting events or simply relaxing at home. Debbie and her family are members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bavaria.