One of the biggest reasons people don’t go see their family dentist enough is out of fear. There are lots of fears that may keep someone from coming: the fear of cost, the fear of pain, and maybe the most misguided – the fear of judgment. Would you be afraid of going to visit a member of your family or a close friend? Your family dentist desires to have the same kind of relationship with you! If you’re searching for a dentist in central Ohio, our dental office is a place of smiles, friendship, and openness. If you’re looking for a family dentist, we would love to start a new relationship with you and your loved ones.

Our Process

We offer the total spectrum of professional dental care based on the philosophy of prevention of dental problems. After an initial examination appointment that includes an oral exam, periodontal exam, radiographic exam, and prophylaxis (cleaning), we provide a free consultation to explain any and all work that is needed. We will then quote fees, discuss length of treatment, and provide financial options to make your dental care affordable. Senior citizens receive the Golden Buckeye Courtesy.

Our Mission

Dr Paul M Loper D.D.S. has served central Ohio, Columbus and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to become the premier family dentistry practice in central Ohio. Our office uses the most up to date materials and technology available while providing an atmosphere of mutual respect, confidence and trust between our patients and our staff.

Dr. Paul Loper, DDS


Dr. Loper is a graduate of Miami University as a chemistry major. Prior to dental school, he did graduate work in the Department of Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University. He graduated from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Loper was a board member and past president of the Ohio State University Dental Alumni Society.

Arlene Weissman

Dental Hygienist

Arlene is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

George Dancho


George served in The United States Air Force from 1974-1980. While in the Air Force he obtained his Expanded Functions training. He completed a two-year dental lab course at Columbus State Community College.

Airika Duffy


Airika received her Dental Assisting credentials from the South-Western Career Academy in 2008. She has been with Dr. Loper’s office since 2012. Airika is married with 3 children.

Debra Gardner

Office Manager

Deb graduated from The Columbus Para-Professional Institute and has been working with Dr. Loper since the practice began.

Jessica Mason

Office/Dental Assistant

Jessica Mason graduated from Eastland-Fairfield Career Center in June 2015 with her CODA (Central Ohio Dental Assisting Certificate). Jessica has three children and enjoys spending time with family having cookouts at the park.

Caitlin Aitken

Dental Hygienist

Caitlin graduated from the Ohio State University in 2022. She has found her true passion in dental hygiene. She loves and cares for all animals.

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