Dr. Ahmed received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He then attended the New York University College of Dentistry where he graduated in 2002 with a degree of Doctor of Dental Sciences. After completing dental school, Dr. Ahmed attended a General Practice Residency with a concentration on hospital dentistry and oral surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Patterson, New Jersey.
Dr. Ahmed enjoys learning new techniques. Since graduating from dental school he has taken numerous continuing education courses including courses in implant dentistry, endodontics, cosmetics and Invisalign.
Dr. Ahmed’s practice philosophy is focused on patient comfort and he takes great pride in giving back to the communities where the practices are located. When away from the practice, he enjoys spending time with his family. His interests include motorsports, watersports, golf and skiing
Dr. Fuqua has been practicing dentistry in the area for thirty-seven years. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1969, and then the Ohio State Dental School in 1973. He enjoys golf, his grandchildren, and of course cheering on Ohio State.
Kathy – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathy has been a Dental Assistant in our practice for 15 years, she continued her education as a Dental Hygienist graduating from Rhoades College in 2000.
She enjoys working with patients that she has seen in the practice for the past 26 years.
Kathy also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and spending time at her lake house.
Michelle – Registered Dental Hygienist
Michelle has been a Dental Hygienist with Dental Innovations since 2008. She has been licensed since 2002. Michelle is a graduate of Whitmer High School and Owens Community College.
Michelle loves spending time with her baby girl, watching her grow and learn new things every day.
Tammy – Dental Hygienist
PRACTICE TEAM MANAGEMENT:
Ashley – Scheduling Coordinator
Ashley is a graduate of the Stautzenberger dental Assisting Program. She has always loved going to the dentist, even as a little girl. When Ashley is not at work she loves spending time with her family and dogs.
Dawn -Treatment and Financing Coordinator
Dawn has worked in the dental field for over ten years. She is very grateful for all the patients she has come to know. The best part of her job is the communication with the patients and helping the patients achieve their beautiful, desired smile.
When Dawn is not helping patients she enjoys time with her husband Nick and three boys ages 16, 5 & 3. Their family activities include farming, camping, swimming, watching/going to Notre Dame & Ohio State football games.
Tara – Office Manager
Tara is our day to day operations manager for our three dental locations and has been with the practice since 2002. She brings experience and expertise to running a busy dental office. Tara has a passion for dentistry and for the great things it can do for people. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers as well as their Virtual Study Club.
Tara has three children with her husband Chad and has been living in Liberty Center for the past 38 years.
Amanda – Billing Coordinator
Amanda has been in the dental field for 13 years and with Dental Innovations since 2006. She helps with insurance claims, accounting and any billing questions for all three of our locations.
She enjoys scrapbooking, being outdoors and going to her children’s sporting events.
Heidi - Scheduling Coordinator
Heidi and her husband have been married for 16 years and have 5 children. When she is not working Heidi enjoys watching her children play sports and taking pictures. Heidi has been in the dental field since 2002 and enjoys meeting new people every day.
Ashley attended the Maumee Valley Dental Assisting program in 2014 and joined our staff in 2015. She enjoys seeing the transformation of patients from start to finish of their treatment and seeing the positive aspect it has on their lives.
When Ashley is not at work she enjoys doing hair, drinking coffee and playing with her cat Bella.
Our Dental Assistants:
Angie has been working in the dental field since 1996 after graduating from Stautzenburger College with her radiology certificate,CPR and dental assisting diploma. In 2000 she passed the Ohio Dental Assistant Certification.
Angie has been married 17 years to her husband Walter and they have 3 children.
Jennifer-Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Jennifer has been in the dental field for 12 years. First as an assistant and then in 2006 she advanced her training at the Ohio State University to become a registered hygienist with extra training as an EFDA. What Jennifer loves the most about her job is meeting new people and helping them acquire a great smile while feeling comfortable in the dental chair.
When Jennifer is not at work she keeps busy taking care of her one year old son Jack and two dogs. Jenny and her husband Justin enjoy wine tasting, movies and home repair projects.
Amber has been with the practice for seven years. She is a graduate of NWOHIO Dental Assisting School and native of Neapolis, Ohio. Amber enjoys working with patients and watching them fall in love with their new smile again.
When away from the office she loves to go traveling with her husband Chad, reading great novels, gardening and taking care of her three cats Levi, Peanut and Hossy.