Dr. Craig Slack
Let me welcome you to our practice!
My name is Dr. Craig A. Slack. I earned my Doctorate in Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1987. I have enjoyed working in the Columbus area since 1988. I absolutely love practicing dentistry and feel fortunate to consider it both a profession and a passion. I enjoy offering state of the art dentistry and regularly pursue continuing dental education opportunities to stay up with all the latest changes and technological advances. I am interested in all areas of dentistry but am particularly interested in Cosmetic Dentistry, Crowns & Bridges, Orthodontics and Dental Implants. I love giving people back their smiles!
I grew up in Granville, Ohio but have enjoyed calling Columbus home for the past thirty years. As an undergraduate at Miami University, I met and married a wonderful and talented woman, Tina, who has joined me in making my practice friendly, efficient and effective. We have three children – Jessica, Andrew and Josh – who are a constant source of both pride and laughter.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with family and now have 2 grandchildren who bring even more excitement to my life. I love trying out new restaurants, supporting Columbus Crew soccer, volunteering with Northern Kiwanis, a community service organization in Clintonville, and, of course, cheering on the Buckeyes.
Tina Slack – Executive Director
My name is Tina and I am Dr. Slack’s wife and the Executive Director. I graduated from Miami University in 1984 with a B.S. in Chemistry. While Dr. Slack claims to have “stolen me” from Chemical Abstracts in 1991 to help him establish and manage his practice, I wanted to help him build his practice and take care of patients administratively in the way that he did dentally. I love helping Craig care for his patients and enjoy building long term relationships.
It’s a joy to see multiple generations of patients who brought their children in who are now bringing THEIR children in.
In my free time, I enjoy volunteering in education and spending time with my grandchildren.
Jessica Slack Yagi – Office Manager
My name is Jessica Slack Yagi and I am Dr. Slack and Tina’s daughter and the Office Manager. I graduated from Miami University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Philosophy in Multicultural Education. I grew up with the practice and have worked on and off in the practice since I was a junior at DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio. After college, I spent 2 years in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer where I met my husband. I am the proud mother of two girls.
Rebecca Ewers- EFDA (Expanded Function Dental Assistant)
My name is Rebecca and I am Dr Slack’s “right hand gal. I graduated from Hayes Technical Vocational School in 2000 and The Ohio State University EFDA Course in 2009. I have worked with Dr Slack since 2006 and am proud to be part of his amazing dental team. If you need work done, we are the ones who will take care of you!
Bobbie Applegate – RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) Lead Hygienist
My name Bobbie and I am Dr. Slack’s Lead Hygienist. I graduated from Columbus State in 2006. I have worked with Dr Slack since 2007. I enjoy putting patients at ease and making their dental appointment a relaxing one. I am married and have 2 sons.
Mandi Newhard- RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist)
My name is Mandi and I am one of Dr. Slack’s Registered Dental Hygienists. I graduated from The Ohio State University Dental Hygiene School in 2012. I also graduated from the Delaware Area Career Center Dental Assisting program where I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Slack who was working in an advisory role. I have worked with Dr. Slack since 2014. I enjoy meeting patients from all walks of life and making sure that they have a great dental experience. I have a dog, and got married to my wonderful husband, Thomas, in October, 2016.