Meet Our Team
Dr. Dawn Baker - Dentist
Dr. Baker is from Coshocton, Ohio and currently lives in Blacklick with her husband, Ben, three sons (Patrick, Simon, & Frankie), and two dogs (Mara & Hank). She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family playing tennis and swimming. Dr. Baker obtained her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University and has worked in the dental field since 2004 when she was a dental assistant. She continued assisting throughout dental school and obtained her EFTA license.
She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2009 and was employed as an associate dentist. Dr. Baker’s true passion was to open her own dental practice, and she did so in 2016 with Pure Dental. Her favorite part of dentistry is meeting new people and caring for them. Her favorite part about Pure Dental is offering a unique dental experience and sharing this with the patients, who ultimately become friends. Dr. Baker’s favorite food is pizza, her favorite celebrity is Jimmy Fallon, and her favorite place to visit is Labadee, Haiti. A unique fact about Dr. Baker is that she used to train and show horses, which she did from an early child all the way through high school.
Ben Baker - Accountant and Financial Officer
Ben is from Centerville, Ohio and currently resides in Blacklick, Ohio with his wife, Dr. Dawn Baker, sons Patrick, Simon, and Frankie, as well as two dogs, Mara and Hank. Ben enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with family.
Ben received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from The Ohio State University and has worked in accounting and finance for over ten years. His favorite part about dentistry is witnessing the ever-changing technology used to benefit the patients. His favorite part about Pure Dental is the welcoming atmosphere. Ben’s favorite food is pizza, favorite music is 90s alternative, and favorite place to visit is Key West, Florida.
Something unique about Ben is that his lifelong goal is to visit all 50 states…he has currently been to 38!
Brigit Kowalczyk - Hygenist
Brigit is from Uniontown, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Marion, Ohio with her husband Brett, four children, five dogs, and one bird. She enjoys exercising, reading, and traveling. Brigit has been a dental hygienist for twenty years and spent two years as a dental consultant. She has a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene and a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology. Her favorite part of dentistry is the patient interaction and the relationships she’s made over the years.
Brigit’s favorite part about Pure Dental is that she is able to really invest her time into the patients and is encouraged to foster those relationships. “We don’t just present treatment needed, we educate our patients on their needs.” Brigit’s favorite food is shrimp and peanut butter (not together!), favorite music is 90’s alternative, favorite movies “Shawshank Redemption” and “Usual Suspects”, and favorite place to visit is anywhere down south with a beach. A unique fact about Brigit is that she was born with straight hair and it became curly as a teen.
Simon Van Weerdenburg
Simon is from Chester, United Kingdom. He currently lives in Blacklick, Ohio with his wife Nicki, daughter Poppy, son William, and dog (Buddy) and rabbit (Clover). Simon enjoys playing soccer, watching movies, and collecting vinyl records. He has worked in the dental field for just over two years and has a background in City Water.
Simon’s favorite part about Pure Dental is meeting a wide variety of people and the positive environment. His favorite food is pizza, favorite band is Led Zeppelin, favorite movie is “Die Hard”, and favorite places to visit are Disney World and Anna Mana Island. A unique fact about Simon is that he was on the cover, pictured in the crowd of an AC/DC DVD, “Live at Donnington.”
Dana Watson - Dental Assistant
Dana is from Columbus, Ohio and currently lives in Blacklick, Ohio with her husband Paul, her three children Kellieah Khaliyl and Khaleb, and her Pekingese dog, Kobe. She enjoys traveling and attending sporting events with her children.
Dana has worked in the dental field for 17 years, starting out in general dentistry, ortho residency programs and completed her EFDA in 2017. Her favorite part of dentistry is being able to help people discover optimal dental health and her favorite part about Pure Dental is the fun environment where everyone feels comfortable.
Dana enjoys trying new foods, her favorite music is old school R&B, her favorite movie is “Norbit” because it always puts her in a good mood, and her favorite place to visit is Miami, Florida.
Sarah Herbert - Director of Charitable Givings
Sarah is from Dresden, Ohio and currently lives in Blacklick, Ohio with her husband and two sons.