Meet Team Raptou
We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Alayne, Office Manager
Alayne has been in the dental field for over thirty years as a dental hygienist. Currently, she is enjoying her office manager position with us, where her wealth of dental knowledge is valuable. Alayne is the first person our patients see, greeting them in a warm and professional manner and ensuring they are comfortable with all the aspects of their dental visits. She enjoys helping our patients with financial arrangements, insurance plans, and scheduling their appointments. Alayne and her husband Dave have two grown children, Adam and Jen, and two granddaughters Kaia and Gracie. She enjoys spending free time with her family, volunteering at JOIN, and attending yoga classes.
Heather, Dental Hygienist
Heather is the newest member of our team. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Heather graduated from Youngstown State University with her Dental Hygiene degree in 2014. In 2016, she moved to Columbus with her Fiancé, Kyle, and their dog, Bella. Heather is hard working, and enjoys meeting new people, and always looks forward to establishing and growing relationships with her patients. In her free time, she is busy planning her upcoming wedding. Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends, staying active, and trying new things. She has been a great addition to Team Raptou.
Erica, Dental Assistant
Erica joined our practice in April of 2018 as a dental assistant. After starting a family, Erica wanted a better work life balance. So, in 2016 she hung up her hat in the business field and went back to school. Erica became interested in dentistry as she likes working with people and appreciated that a more flexible schedule fit well with her growing family. As she gains experience as an assistant, she looks forward to continuing her education and plans to become a dental hygienist. Erica lives in Delaware with her husband Brad and their two children, Emma and Ben. She enjoys outings with family and friends in her spare time. Erica has a wonderful sense of humor and she is an important key element of Team Raptou.
Tara, Dental Hygienist
Tara has worked for Dr. Raptou since graduating from The Ohio State University in 2007 with a BS degree in Dental Hygiene. She is hard working, committed to our practice, and loves our patients. One of her strongest features is her ability to present possibilities of what our practice can do for our patients, from Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry to restorative procedures. Tara enjoys meeting, building, and maintaining relationships with everyone she meets. Since working at our office, she has acquired many life long friendships with patients and co-workers that she is extremely thankful for. She and her husband Jim have three children: Paige, Nora, and Ethan. When they aren't completely exhausted and catching up on sleep, they enjoy making new memories and traditions with their children, spending time at the lake, and cheering on the Buckeyes! In the summer of 2017, she and her family relocated to the Cincinnati area for her husband’s job. While you will not see her face every day, she does her best to fill in for dental hygiene in our office when needed! Why?? Because she loves being a part of Raptou Family Dental! :)