Havens Family Dental

Our Team

Havens Family Dental

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! 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Kyle Hickman

Dr. Kyle Hickman

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:

  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • Columbus Dental Society
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Spectrum Dental Society
  • Central Ohio Study Club
  • Dental Town
  • Engel Institute
  • International Congress of Oral Implantology

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 - Office Manager


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.

Erin Leonard - Hygienist

 Erin Leonard

Erin graduated FROM Ohio State University in 2010 with a bachelor of science in Dental Hygiene. When not working hard she is passionate about being with her family. Her heart is always with her husband and two amazing baby girls. They live in Columbus are. She loves people and finding beauty in the day to day adventures of life.

Jessica Palmer - Hygienist

 Jessica Palmer

Jessie grew up in the Cincinnati area. She graduated from the Ohio State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Columbus has been home for Jessie for many years, but she also spent some time living in Northern California. She has been with Havens Family Dental since January 2018.

Jessie enjoys constantly learning what’s new in dental hygiene and making an impact in patients’ oral health. She prides herself on being thorough, gentle and professional.

In her spare time, she focuses on time with her husband, Lance, family and friends. Jessie enjoys spending time with their two dogs, traveling, watching movies, and being active. Her favorite vacation spot is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, at her family’s cabin on the lake.

Heather - EFDA


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, 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. 

Jennifer Kelly - Dental Assistant

 Jennifer Kelly

Jennifer has been in the Dental field since 2013. She got her start as a treatment coordinator but moved chaired side in 2015. Driven by a desire to help people. Jen loves working side by side with Dr. Hickman each day. Her 5 years of experience makes her a valuable member of our team.

When she's not keeping mouths in Tip-Top shape, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband, Brandon and their 5 kids- Andrew, Josiah, Jonathan, Kate and Peyton. Her passions include traveling, kayaking, refinishing furniture and decorating.

Evie - Dental Assistant


Evie grew up in a small town in Georgia named Hinesville. She graduated from Forts college in 2010, Cuyahoga Falls, with an Associate of Business in Dental assisting. Evie is new to the Columbus area and has been with Havens Family Dental since February 2018. 

Evie enjoys making patients smile and laugh. She especially enjoys working with the kids and making their dental experience fun. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband, Leon, family, and traveling.

Madeleine Miller - Patient Care Coordinator

 Madeleine Miller

Madeleine is our Patient Care Coordinator, she has been in the dental field for five years. Madeleine started as a dental assistant, and recently switched to the business side. She is very compassionate about taking care of others, and meeting their needs. She is the bright, bubbly person who you will first meet when coming into our office.

When Madeleine isn’t at work she is with her two boys Devon and Julian, as well as her furbaby Teddy. She enjoys spending her time with her sons at the zoo, parks or traveling to new places to explore. Madeleine is also currently attending school at Ohio Christian University where she is achieving her Business degree.