Meet the Staff


Meet Tina

Tina is a dental assistant to Dr. Nigro.  She has 29 years experience in the field of dentistry and 15 years of service at O-G Family & General Dentistry.  Meeting new people and making patients feel at ease during their dentist appointment is job #1.  It’s what keeps her coming back day after day.  Tina says it’s her personal goal to make a patient’s visit to the dentist “as pleasant as possible.”  After hours, Tina can be found with husband of 31 years, Dennis. Tina also has a daughter Kari and a son-in-law, David, and son, Ryan.  She is also a proud grandmother to Olivia and Stella.  Spending free time with her family and friends is Tina’s passion.


Meet Deb

Deb is a dental hygienist with nearly 40 years of industry experience. Keeping our patients’ smiles healthy and beautiful through regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, and education is her #1 priority.  Deb tells us that working with the patient clientele, collaborating with the doctors, and making a contribution to the oral healthcare of each and every patient is gratifying.  Outside the office, Deb can be found spending time with Gary, her husband of over 33 years, and serving others–from her work at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Lima to the International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons.  She is also involved in the Honor Flight Program, which takes World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., for free.


Meet Laurie

Laurie is our dental hygienist and an industry veteran with nearly 30 years 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 exam and cleaning.  Laurie is married to 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 at the YMCA, 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 15 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 Traci

Traci is Dr. Ellinger’s assistant at O-G Family & General Dentistry. With a wide smile and a certain helpfulness, Traci will put you at ease immediately. Traci loves her job here at
O-G Family & General Dentistry and takes great pride in her work here – helping others is what Traci loves to do! Traci enjoys assisting wherever she is needed at the office.  She has been in the practice since 2006 and is very patient-focused. When Traci is done for the day, she enjoys time with her family and friends, especially with her husband, Rob, their four children and their two grandsons.