When you arrive at Havens Family Dental for your appointment, you will know right away that we are not your typical dental practice. Our friendly team members will greet you warmly and provide you with the highest standard of dental care in a cheerful, warm, and calming environment where you can expect your concerns to be heard.
We understand that seeking dental care is a challenge for many people, so we go out of our way to make your visits comfortable and enjoyable. A healthy smile is important, but your life shouldn't revolve around your dentistry, so we do everything to handle the details of your care so you can focus on your healthy smile.
If you would like a dental experience like no other, please call our Blacklick, OH dental office to arrange an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you how pleasant and stress-free achieving excellent oral health can be!
Dr. Kyle Hickman earned a Bachelors of Science in chemistry from Ohio University before completing his DDS at Ohio State University in 2004. Afterward, he practiced general dentistry in Clintonville for seven years before moving to his current practice in Blacklick. During this time he has volunteered with the Ohio Project to provide dental care to his community, and he has remained intensely devoted to continuing his education. Dr. Hickman routinely takes four to five times the continuing education compared to the average dentist, focusing currently on dental implants.
Dr. Hickman is an active member of the following associations:
While in dental school, Dr. Hickman met his wife, Lynnsay. Together they have three children, Marlowe, Sadie, and Isla. His hobbies include golfing, skiing, watching sports, biking, spending time with his family, grilling, and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Dena has been working side by side with our patients for three years, assisting them with scheduling, account information, and insurance processing. She feels that each person’s dental needs are special, and she, from personal experience, realizes how important a smile transformation can be.
Dena works diligently to make sure that each patient achieves their ultimate goal by explaining step by step each procedure of treatment along the way. Dena joined the Havens Family Dental team in 2016 and instantly realized this was a great fit for her with an awesome staff and doctor who she believes in.
Dena is a very active member of the community and enjoys doing many events with her church. She finds that it is crucial to give back to those who are in our community.
Kelly, a 2010 graduate of Columbus State Community College with an applied science degree in dental hygiene, boasts an amazing twelve years of experience in the dental field.
Kelly has been working for Dr. Hickman for over three years and has become an important member of our team. She finds it important to make sure each patient is educated on optimal oral health. Kelly loves coming to work each day and feels that her coworkers are like family!
When not at work Kelly, enjoys spending time with her husband Steve and their three children. They are a very active family and enjoy staying busy!
A 2014 graduate of Sinclair Community College, Megan holds an Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene and has been working for Dr. Hickman for over a year. Meghan was first drawn to the dental field because she looked forward to helping enhance patients' smiles to help them build confidence. She also finds it very important to educate each and every patient on the importance of oral hygiene. Patients absolutely love Meghan with her upbeat personality and sense of humor.
In her free time, Meghan likes to spend time traveling with her husband Brady and their miniature dachshund Bo. They enjoy going to Ann Arbor for the Michigan games. Go Blue!!
Heather may be new to the team, but she is not so new to dentistry. With 9 years experience, she is trained and certified in the latest dental procedures to better assist dentist and patient needs. Even so, Heather is always trying to continue her education and frequently takes CE courses to stay up to date with the new techniques in dentistry. Her most recent license was awarded in 2015 from Eastern Gateway Community College, in which she received her Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary License.
Heather currently lives in Pataskala, but grew up in Reynoldsburg. She loves the east-side community and is so happy to share her love for dentistry with her own community and the caring dentists and staff. The always evolving world of dentistry excites her and she looks forward to sharing her passion and knowledge with you and your family!
When Heather is not helping patients smile, she is spending time with her son, Vincent, boyfriend Aaron, family and friends. You can often find her traveling to new places, going to concerts, sporting events, car shows, or simply enjoying the outdoors with her three fur babies: Butch, Alphonso, and Tinkerbell.
Claudia holds a degree from Ohio Business College and is a crucial member of our team. She enjoys helping Dr. Hickman side by side with patient procedures each day.
Claudia has an impressive five years of experience in the dental field and completes multiple vital tasks each day, that including taking x-rays, preparing rooms, sterilizing instruments, and greeting patients.
Claudia is patient, understanding, and always willing to help out when needed, making her a valuable member of our team. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and has a love for fitness!
New to the team in June, Makenzie received her dental assisting school at Career Technology Education
Center and completed her certification in May of 2014. With only a few years of experience she is eager
and very helpful to understand patients and her team members. Her important duties consist of
sterilizing instruments, taking x-rays and preparing rooms. She is currently in the process of growing her
knowledge at Eastern Gateway Community College to become an Expanded Function Dental Assistant.
In her spare time when she is not studying, her hobbies include hanging out with her big family and four
dogs and making crafts.