McMillen Dental Team

All our professionals at McMillen Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.


MEET THE DOCTORS


 

Rhonda Steigerwald, DDS

Dr. Rhonda Steigerwald is originally from Leavittsburg, Ohio. She attended Youngstown State University for her undergraduate studies and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University in 1996. She worked in a private dental practice for 16 years in the Columbus and Canal Winchester areas.

Dr. Steigerwald began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant. She then became a dental hygienist. After practicing for more than 10 years she enrolled in dental school. Dr. Rhonda is an exceptionally intelligent, techically skilled, and compassionate Dentist.

Dr. Rhonda enjoys all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry and she enjoys working with patients of all ages. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Columbus Dental Society and the Central Ohio Study Club.

In her free time, Dr. Rhonda enjoys exercising, sailing, cooking, and spending time with her family. She lives in Gahanna, Ohio, with her husband, Rick; her two children, Claire and Alyse; and their Golden Doodle, Rue.

 

Melissa Meier, DDS

Doctor Meier earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University in 2005.

Over the last 13 years, since graduating from dental school, Doctor Meier has practiced dentistry in the public and private sectors in Eastern, Southern and Central Ohio.

Doctor Meier is originally from Gahanna, Ohio. She currently resides in Newark.

She is married to her husband Carl and is the mother of three children: Emma, Olivia and Chase. Her children attend Granville schools. The family has a Beagle named Sydney and a cat named Ernie.

In her free time, Doctor Meier loves to work in her yard, spend time with her family and watch Buckeye football. She also loves volunteering at her children’s school.

Doctor Meier’s objective as a practitioner is to strive to provide excellent quality comprehensive care to her patients. She wants to be able to establish and build long standing relationships with her patients and their families while also being active in the community where she serves. Her favorite part of practicing general dentistry is in helping educate and to achieve a patient’s healthy confident smile.

 

Tiffany Allen, RDH

Tiffany has been in the dental field for 26 years. She is one of our dental hygenists. She completed her dental assistant training at JVS and went on to complete her dental hygiene degree at Shawnee State University, graduating in 1993. Tiffany began her career with McMillen Dental in 1998. Since employed with McMillen Dental she has completed course work at the Ohio State University learning to administer local anesthesia, She has attended classes in laser treatment and numerous continuing education courses. Tiffany and her husband Todd reside in St. Louisville with her two children Trey and Alison. During her spare time Tiffany enjoys camping and spending time outdoors with her family.

 

Susan Noll, RDH, BSDH

Susan is originally from Denver, Colorado. She lives on a working family farm in Somerset, Ohio with her husband Bill, who is a retired Navy Pilot. Susan tremendously enjoys her family of four children, gardening, working with her cattle on the farm and promoting quality dental hygiene in local schools of the Appalachian Region via a "dental bus". Susan received her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 1995. Susan has over 25 years of experience in the dental field, including her family dental practice in Denver. Susan joined the McMillen Dental Family in 2016. She enjoys the tremendous teamwork and caring attitude that Dr. Rhonda and her staff exudes. Susan has been passionate at volunteering in schools, nursing homes and Veterans Hospitals in order to help promote quality dental care.

 

Autumn Zubovic, RDH

Autumn began her dental hygiene career after completing her degree from Shawnee State University in 1998. She has worked in a general practice setting ever since becoming a full-time member of the McMillen Dental staff in 2018. In 2012, Autumn completed course work at The Ohio State University to administer local anesthetic. She attends several continuing education classes to stay up to date on current events in dentistry. Autumn lives in Reynoldsburg with her husband, Jason, and their two sons, Hunter and Ryder. She enjoys Ohio State football, Columbus Blue Jackets hockey, the outdoors and spending time with her family and pets.

 

Shannon Shelton, RDH

Shannon has been with McMillen Dental for 28 yrs. as one of our dental hygienists. She graduated from Shawnee State University in 1982. She began as a full-time hygienist but now works part-time. Shannon and her husband, Tom, have three children. Zack is in college and has completed the "Colgate Country Showdown," and competed in American Idol. Curtis and Hunter are home-schooled. Shannon's husband is a gospel musician who books concerts in FL. during the winter months. Shannon's family resides in the Naples area during this time. Shannon enjoys OSU football, attending her kids' baseball games, and spending time with her family.

 

Sue Pickford, RDH, BSDH

Sue

Sue is a part of our wonderful hygiene team here at McMillen Dental. She loves educating patients about the importance of good oral health. She takes pride in her ability to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental visits.

Sue has been a Dental Hygienist for over 28 years. She is passionate about her profession. For much of her career, Sue has practiced with Dr. Rhonda Steigerwald. She is thrilled to be reunited with Dr. Rhonda at McMillen Dental.

Sue earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from The Ohio State University in 1990. She is proud to be a Buckeye!

Sue resides in Gahanna with her husband Wayne, her boys Jack and Anthony and their Golden Doodle, Hartley. In her spare time she supports family favorite teams: the Buckeyes, Blue Jackets and the Indians. She is active in her church where she enjoys serving in several ministries. Her hobbies include reading, scrapbooking, and being her boy’s greatest fan on the sports field.

 

Dawn Jamison, EFDA

Dawn is from the Ashville area and has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She followed Dr. Rhonda to McMillen Dental after previously working with her for 13 years in the Columbus area. Dawn has two daughters, a step son and four grandchildren. Outside of work she enjoys spending most of her time outdoors with her family.

 

Ashley Lamb, CDA, EFDA

Ashley has been in the dental profession for 13 years. She began her career as a Dental Assistant then returned to school to earn her EFDA Certification. Ashley graduated from the EFDA Program at Eastern Gateway Community College in 2010. Ashley has one son. She enjoys spending time with him, friends and family.

 

Lenzie Kelly, CODA

Lenzie is a 2008 graduate of Heath High School & CTEC graduating with honors, number one in her class, from the dental assistant program. Lenzie and her husband, Sean, currently reside in the Heath area. She has worked in the dental field since 2008 across central Ohio as well as upstate New York while her husband served on Active Duty in the Army. Lenzie has three beautiful little girls, including a set of twins! Lenzie enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach, and watching football. GO BUCKS!!

 

Becky Tippie, DA

Becky

Becky is a Dental Assistant who comes to McMillen Dental with 18 years of experience. She worked with Dr. Rhonda at another Central Ohio practice in the past. Becky is excited to be a part of her staff again. Becky has been married to her husband David for 23 years. She has 3 children. Blake is 22 and a senior at the University of Toledo, Megan is 20 and a sophomore at Shawnee State, and Silas is 12 just starting the sixth grade.

Becky enjoys being outdoors and loves camping, playing cards and board games with her family. In her free time, she loves antique shopping, refinishing old furniture and decorating.

 

Stacey DeSanto, Treatment Coordinator

Stacey came to McMillen Dental from the Columbus Area following Dr. Rhonda Steigerwald to Newark. She has been working in the dental field since 1994. Stacey started her career as a Certified Dental Assistant. Three years later she became treatment coordinator for Dr. Rhonda. Stacey married her husband, Gerry, in May of 2012 on Myrtle Beach, after being together for six years. Stacey has 2 daughters, Summer & Autumn, as well as 2 dogs Samson, a Yorkie, and Asher, a Schnauzer. Outside of work her family is most important to her. Stacey loves to watch her girls play sports.

 

Bailee LeTourneau

Bailee is originally from Tacoma, Washington. She currently resides in Millersport, Ohio with her husband, Zach and her beloved pets. Bailee is a licensed cosmetologist. Recently, she worked as a veterinary tech which allowed her to showcase her love for animals. Now Bailee has set her sites on dentistry. She currently serves as our practice's receptionist and scheduling coordinator. She hopes to move into a treatment coordinator role in the near future. Bailee is an avid sports fanatic, a seasonal cheer leading coach and she loves to shop

 

Maria Melara

Maria

Maria lived in Honduras until she was 12 years old. After her family immigrated to America, settling in Central Ohio, Maria attended Dublin Scioto High School. Maria lived in Canada for a short period, but ultimately ended up back in Columbus earning a Business Degree from Franklin University.

Maria worked with Doctor Rhonda at her former practice in the Columbus area. For the past 4 years, Maria was employed as a travel nanny. Now that she has completed her schooling, she has moved back into the world of dentistry.

Maria currently resides in Pickerington with her boyfriend Josh, and their two dogs, Lou, a German Shepard, and Olive, who is 50% Lab and 50% everything else!

In her spare time, she likes to travel, read, go salsa dancing and go hiking with her dogs.

 

E. Julian Caldwell, DDS

Doctor E. Julian Caldwell, the founding Dentist of McMillen Dental, passed away on May 27, 2015. Doctor Caldwell was passionate about dentistry. He loved helping his patients and their families. He was known for always allowing his pediatric patients to squirt water on their parents or siblings while in the dental chair. The McMillen Dental Team speaks of him frequently. Our hearts are still saddened by his loss. He is still greatly missed by Our Doctor, Her Staff and by the Patients of McMillen Dental.