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We strive to build long-term friendships as well as professional relationships with our patients. We find that this type of interaction has benefits for both our patients and staff. Serving friends with a common goal creates a relaxed and trusting environment. It allows you to communicate your desired level of oral health and allows us a better opportunity to understand and meet your needs.
We term this "Golden Rule Dentistry". Our belief and history of providing care in each patient's best interest has resulted in a dental practice that has grown and thrived. We attribute this to a combination of trust and quality. We are flattered to be busy caring for friends, new and old. We'd love the chance to show you how our philosophy might serve you.
Trusted Dental Services in Beavercreek, OH
Ron Roddy, DDS
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Past President, Dayton Dental Society
Chairman, Ohio Dental Association Council on Education and Licensure
Recipient, Ohio Dental Association Humanitarian Award
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Ron Roddy is a Beavercreek native, son of Beavercreek High School and Main Elementary teachers. He attended the University of Cincinnati on a baseball scholarship, and received his B.S. in biology and chemistry from Grace College. After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Roddy did an optional, additional General Practice residency at University of Tennessee’s Medical Center with a focus on implant and reconstructive dentistry. In his practice, Dr. Roddy places emphasis on especially complex and challenging cases, and finds it especially rewarding to create great smiles in such situations.
Ron and his wife, Tammy, lead the “typical American life” at home with 8 children and two dogs. They enjoy an array of outdoor activities, exercise, travel, and cherish time spent with their large, fantastic family.
Joseph Palm, DDS
Graduated with honors from Miami University
Graduated with honors from Ohio State University College of Denistry
Recipient of the International College of Implantology student achievement award
Maintains memberships with American Dental Academy, Ohio Dental Association, Dayton Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Joe Palm is originally from central Ohio, but grew up in Williamstown, West Virginia—a small town along the Ohio River. During high school, he volunteered for the Mission of Mercy dental outreach program, where he fell in love with the field of dentistry and the positive impact it can have on a person’s life.
He has done extensive training in clear aligner therapy that enable patients to comfortably straighten their smiles. He has also trained in myofacial pain management with customized treatment modalities that range from wholistic home care, oral appliances, and Botulinum toxin administration.
He and his wife, Lauren, have two kids Leigh and Jude and two dogs Little Bear and Raki. They enjoy making new memories together while hiking, traveling, golfing and skiing.
Starla - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Starla began her study of dentistry in 1985. She was the first employee Dr. Roddy hired upon the opening of his practice in 1989. She took great interest in continuing her study as she evolved in the field, and received her EFDA certification in 1991. Starla’s training, education, and personal emphasis on patient care make her an expert in all aspects of restorative and implant dentistry. After more than 30 years in dentistry, she continues to take impeccable care of her patients and has great pride in her work.
Linda - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Linda became interested in working in the dental field as a result of her affection for her childhood dentist. She began as a dental assistant while she was still in high school, and was later an orthodontic technician. She joined Dr. Roddy in 2002 bringing her previous experience, friendly demeanor and ability to put patients at ease, making her a great asset to the Keep Smiling team. She earned her EFDA certification in 2003. When Linda is not working, she and her husband enjoy fishing and boating in Tennessee and caring for their two babies (cats).
Danay - Dental Hygienist
Danay attended Sinclair Community College and earned her Dental Hygiene AAS degree. She loves her job – helping patients improve their dental hygiene habits. She was a perfect addition to our team in 2021. Danay grew up in California and still visits often to see family. She likes to travel and see new places, always up for an adventure. Outside of work she spends most of her time with friends and family, and playing with her dog.
Beda - Dental Hygienist
Beda has been training in the dental field since the age of 16. She attended a career technology school for dental assisting during her junior and senior year of high school. Before graduating she accepted a position in her hometown of Springfield, Ohio working in orthodontics, where she decided that she wanted to continue her career in the dental field as a hygienist. She graduated from Sinclair Community College in May of 2021. This exciting next step gave her the ability to help patients regain their confidence with bigger and brighter smiles. Keep Smiling was lucky enough to grab her right out of dental school in 2021. In her free time, Beda enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Faith - Dental Hygienist
Faith attended Sinclair Community College at age 17 and earned her Dental Hygiene AAS degree by age 20. She has been an outstanding hygienist for Dr. Joe since she graduated in 2018. She has a passion for helping her patients achieve excellent oral health and a healthy, beautiful smile. She enjoys building long-term, personal relationships with her patients and providing them with quality patient care. Faith has a large family which includes 8 beautiful nieces and nephews who are all in the Dayton area. She is recently married and enjoys spending time at home with her husband, dog and cat.
Kevin - Dental Hygienist
Kevin was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio but has lived in the Dayton area since 2000. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowling Green State University with a BS in Pre-Medicine Biology. It was during orthodontic treatment that he discovered his love for dentistry/dental hygiene. He graduated from Sinclair Community College in 2003 with a Dental Hygiene AAS degree, where he served as class president and earned valedictorian status. Kevin returned to Sinclair as a clinical instructor in 2012. The primary focus of his work is education. He loves to provide his patients with the necessary tools to improve and maintain their oral health for a lifetime. Keep Smiling welcomed Kevin and his impressive resume to the team in 2020. When Kevin isn’t working, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, friends and three dogs.
Makenzie - Dental Hygienist
Makenzie attended Sinclair Community College earning her Dental Hygiene AAS degree. She is considering furthering her education at OSU to earn her BS degree. Makenzie enjoys helping her patients improve their overall oral health by educating them in the newest oral hygiene products or simply changing technique, frequency or habits in home care. The practice was very fortunate to add her to the team in 2020. Makenzie likes to spend her spare time near water, whether that be kayaking, fishing, boating or paddle boarding. She also has a larger than life love for animals and has rescued many different species, but the ones that are still with her include a dapple chiweenie and two black cats.
Sarah - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Sarah has been in the dental field for over 14 years. She started her career in high school working with her childhood dentist, where she continued working while attending college. She received her EFDA degree at Ohio State College of Dentistry in 2014. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2018. She is currently an instructor at Sinclair Community College teaching EDFA. Keep Smiling was excited to have her join their team in 2021. When she isn’t working on smiles, she is a farm wife and a mom to two amazing little girls. She loves to hang out with her family and be outside.
Samantha - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Samantha has been a dental assistant for 9 years. She attended Sinclair Community College where she received her EFDA certificate in 2018. Her experience and enthusiasm were welcomed into the Keep Smiling family in 2019. Samantha’s favorite part of being in the dental field is working with patients and helping them love their smiles. In her free time, Samantha and her husband, Jason, stay busy hiking and exploring with their recent addition, a golden retriever puppy named Luna.
Melissa - Business Team Lead
Melissa was born in Frankfurt, Germany and had the pleasure of living in multiple places due to her father’s years of service in the Army. She has called Dayton, Ohio her home for the last 35 years. During a dental visit over 30 years ago, she was offered her first dental position by her dentist. Over the years she has gained experience and training as a dental assistant and in all areas of the business office. Helping patients achieve a beautiful smile and good oral health has been a passion of Melissa’s from the start of her career. The Keep Smiling Dental Group was thrilled to bring her on board in 2020. When she isn’t working, you might find her out on a long run or having fun on a patio enjoying a cocktail or two with friends.
Stephanie - Business Team Member
Steph started her love of dentistry as an oral surgery assistant and has worked in the dental field in one capacity or another for 5 years. She was a wonderful addition to Keep Smiling in 2021. Steph has a three year old daughter who is the love of her life. In her free time she enjoys watching her daughter ballet dance and planning her upcoming wedding. She looks forward to helping our patients achieve a brighter smile.
Sue - Business Manager
Sue has worked for the practice in some capacity since 2002, returning to full time status in May of 2019. She graduated from Taylor University with a BA in Business Administration. She brings to the practice her previous dental office knowledge as well as accounting and human resources experience. Her favorite part of working in the practice is the sense of family with both patients and co-workers. Sue lives in Beavercreek with her husband of over 30 years and two dogs. She has two adult sons also living in the area, and her “grandchildren” are all non-human. She enjoys reading, gardening, biking and traveling, but generally only in warm areas with a beach nearby.