Our Doctors

Dr. Mark Jerman


Dr. Mark grew up in Central Ohio and graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1984. In 1990 he graduated from The Ohio State University in Economics. After several years of working in the dental industry for Patterson Dental Supply, Dr. Mark returned to OSU to fulfill his dream of becoming a dentist like his father.
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Dr. Jennifer Rekos


Dr. Jenn joined the Jerman Family Dentistry family in 2006. She has a simple philosophy in dentistry, which is to treat every patient she meets with compassion, professionalism, and with a gentle touch. It is her goal to educate patients and families and guide them toward optimal oral health with preventative, conservative, high-quality dentistry. View Bio

Dr. Alexander Whitcomb


Dr. Alex grew up in Upper Arlington Ohio where he attended Upper Arlington High School. After graduation, he went on to get his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Ohio State University. Dr. Alex then continued his education at Rush University in Chicago where he received his Master of Science in Biotechnology before heading to University of Maryland School of Dentistry.View Bio

Dr. Steve Jerman

Dentist (Retired)

Dr. Steve Jerman grew up in Worthington, Ohio and graduated from Worthington High School in 1955. While attending college, Dr. Jerman did masonry work. He has always enjoyed working with his hands and in 1966 graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.
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Our Talented Staff


Dental Hygienist

Tammy graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Health Education and Certificate in Dental Hygiene in 1986. Prior to joining JFD in 1999, Tammy was a stay at home mom to her children Josh and Stephanie. Tammy promotes good oral health and enjoys interacting with her patients and getting to know them. Tammy prides herself on making patients feel at ease during their appointments. Tammy enjoys spending time with grandchildren, reading and church functions. Tammy is married to her husband Bo and they enjoy traveling. She is proud to be part of such a friendly and dedicated office.View Bio


Dental Hygienist

Lora graduated from West Liberty State College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Dental Hygiene.
Lora began her career in dental hygiene in Zanesville, Ohio before moving to Columbus in 1985 when she married her husband, Steve. They have two children, Katie and Noah and she lives in Centerburg. Lora joined JFD in April 1988 and enjoys seeing her patients and educating them about their oral health. Lora appreciates the opportunity to have a long-lasting relationship with the staff and patients. Lora enjoys going to the movies, spending time with her family and reading when not working.
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Dental Hygienist

Joan joined JFD in April 1988 after beginning her career in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in Sociology with a Certificate of Dental Hygiene from The Ohio State University. Joan has had the opportunity to work with Periodontists and Prosthodontists sharpening her hygiene skills making her an asset to the practice. It is important to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed which is Joan's mission. Joan is married to her husband, Dave. They have 3 children, Jacob, Alex and MaryAnn. When there is a moment of free time, Joan enjoys sewing, gardening and family time.View Bio


Dental Assistant

Loretta began her career in dentistry after completing the dental assisting program at Dental Assistant Pro in 2006. Loretta has been an integral team member with unlimited skills both at the front desk and assisting the doctors and hygienists. She is a hard worker and always jumps in wherever she is needed to keep the office running smoothly. Loretta goes out of her way to make patients feel comfortable and enjoys working with the public. Loretta loves being part of a practice that cares so much about the patients. Loretta has two young boys, Carter and Chase who she is very devoted to. In her time away from the office, she is with her family enjoying the outdoors.View Bio

Mary Kay

Dental Hygienist

Mary Kay graduated from The Ohio State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Immediately following graduation, Mary Kay joined Jerman Family Dentistry and her sunny disposition continues to make the office a warm and inviting place. Mary Kay's thorough and competent skills entrust patients to her care. Mary Kay and her husband Nick have three daughters Nora, Mia and Stella. She has enjoyed being home with them while still working part time. Mary Kay's energy and professionalism are true assets to the practice. Mary Kay enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and volunteering.View Bio


Front Office Coordinator

Mindy joined Jerman Family Dentistry in July 2020 as our Front Office Coordinator. She comes to us with many years of experience in medical offices. Mindy is the voice you hear when calling the office for appointments and billing questions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time cooking, gardening, traveling, and doing home renovation projects. Mindy and her husband live in Mount Vernon and have 1 adult daughter.View Bio