Dental Team

Cincinnati OH Dental Staff - Mt. Lookout Dentistry

The descriptions found below will allow our patients to become familiar with the professionals providing their dental care.

  • Dr.
    David N. Croop

    Cincinnati, OH Dentist
    Mt. Lookout Dentistry

    I became interested in dentistry while undergoing several dental procedures as a teenager. As a result of those experiences, I have developed a unique practice style and philosophy. In the 34 years, I have been practicing dentistry, I enjoy the long-term relationships with many patients that I have cared for, some for the three decades I've been practicing. I am very interested in learning from continuing education opportunities. When I am out of the office, I enjoy teaching and advising colleagues in various study clubs, and working with the residents at The University Hospital of Cincinnati Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program.

    I am a graduate of DePauw University and Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Following graduation, I completed my General Practice Residency at St. Luke's Hospital Medical Center in Cleveland. More recently I completed a postdoctoral program at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and the Xavier University XLAB entrepreneurial program. I am a member of the Cincinnati Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Seattle Study Club (a renowned international continuing education institution), and the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education Alumni Association. In addition, I have invented and developed several dental instruments and devices that will make dental visits easier for dentists and patients.

    Outside of the dental office and the classroom, I enjoy spending time traveling, boating, water skiing, and kayaking with my wife and two sons. We also enjoy spending time with our adopted rescue dog.

    Click the link below to find out more about Dr. Croop's invention to better serve our patients!

  • Dr.
    Ben T. Gosnell

    Cincinnati, OH Dentist
    Mt. Lookout Dentistry

    I was raised just south of Cincinnati in Union, KY. My wife and I live there now, raising our two daughters and spoiling one dog. I graduated from the University of Kentucky and then completed the 'Triangle' by attending the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Following graduation, I came home to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University Hospital in Cincinnati-where I met and worked with Dr. Croop. Like him, my philosophy of dentistry involves not just high-quality care, but building relationships. I really enjoy the opportunity to help improve not only the oral health but the overall well-being of my patients.

    A well-balanced lifestyle is important to me. When away from dentistry, my wife and I enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family- including our dog, Hixon. I also like getting outside to camp and hike, and I try to stay active with exercise, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and basketball

  • Dr.
    Brenda Bertsch

    Cincinnati, OH Dentist
    Mt. Lookout Dentistry

    Although a Kentucky native, I spent most of my career pursuing the many educational and professional opportunities that Ohio has to offer. I graduated from Xavier University and Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, and completed my General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

    In 1998, I earned a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. Together, my husband, Bob, and I built and nurtured our private practice in Loveland, Ohio for 28 years. It was our greatest pleasure to serve the community. We look forward to merging our philosophies and skills with our fellow dentists at Mt. Lookout Dentistry.

    My passion to serve and honor the health of all people has compelled me to pursue a committed role in the field of dentistry. When I am not practicing privately, I am providing dental services to the people of Cincinnati in many different communities. I currently work part-time with CincySmiles for their Dental Road Crew. Through this program, we travel with an outfitted van to Head Start and Cincinnati Public Schools to provide dental care for low-income children.

    I also provide needed services for the McMicken Health Collaboration Dental Options program. I am honored to serve the sisters of Mount Notre Dame de Namur in their health center and have had the great fortune to be a part of the team that opened and operates a free dental clinic through the Scarlet Oaks Adult Evening Education program.

    Bob and I enjoy the company of our five children and a beautiful granddaughter—as far and as wide as they roam. Outside of dentistry, I pursue many interests including expanding my knowledge of nutrition, working for world peace, and appreciating this beautiful planet on which we live through an exploration of its communities, parks, and coffeehouses.

  • Dr.
    Bob Bertsch

    Cincinnati, OH Dentist
    Mt. Lookout Dentistry

    While growing up in Reading, Ohio, I lived across the street from my dentist, Dr. Richard Matre. Because of this, Dr. Matre became a source of inspiration and was an excellent role model to a young Bob Bertsch, who was becoming increasingly interested in mechanical endeavors. Later on, I was able to incorporate that interest with a desire to work in health care in my pursuit of a career in dentistry.

    I attended Xavier University and Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, I completed a General Practice Residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. I subsequently earned a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.

    My wife, Brenda, and I practiced in Loveland for 28 years and are thrilled to continue our work by joining Dr. Croop and Dr. Gosnell at Mt. Lookout Dentistry. I remain excited and intrigued by general dentistry because of its wide variations of practice and the chance to encounter a diversity of people. I am committed to sharing and furthering my knowledge, and am very appreciative of the opportunity to teach the residents at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. I also serve on several non-profit boards to enrich and assist the community that has given so much to us.

    My wife and I still enjoy our children who are all wonderful people, but especially our granddaughter (sorry kids!). I also find time for hiking, card playing and fixing anything mechanical.

  • Sarah
    Treatment & Insurance Coordinator Department Lead

    I was born and raised in Cincinnati. My significant other, Jason and I, live in Columbus and during the week I stay in  West Chester. I graduated from Lakota East High School in 2000. Following High School I attended the Institute of Medical and Dental Technology and have been working in the dental field for over 15 years.

    In our spare time we enjoy spending time with our Goldendoodle GiGi, who is our pride and joy ( some of you may have had the chance to see her at the office).  We enjoy checking out new restaurants and breweries in Columbus. 

  • Diane
    EFDA Assistant, Department Lead

    I attended Scarlet Oaks Dental Assisting Program (1980-1982) and started working in May 1982 at Mt. Lookout Dentistry. I then attended Sinclair Community College (1992-1993) to get my Expanded Functions degree. I returned to Mt. Lookout Dentistry in April 1998 and have been here since.

    I am married and have three children. I enjoy scrap booking, gardening and spending time with my family. My son and daughter-in-law recently gave me a grandchild.

  • Melody
    Dental Assistant

    I have been a dental assistant since 1982. After spending over 20 years in orthodontics helping others smile I have had the pleasure of working with the wonderful people here at Mt. Lookout Dentistry. I love working in a caring environment and find it very rewarding to make a positive difference in the lives of others. I earned a degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Cincinnati. I enjoy gardening, reading and spending time with my family and two spoiled cats.

  • Carla
    EFDA Assistant

    I started my dental career in 1993 as a sterilizarion lab assistant. After gaining experience, I went to Sinclair Community College for Expanded Funtions Dental Assisting. In 1996 I obtained my state board certification, allowing me to place dental restorations. I enjoy meeting new patients and learning how I can help them improve their dental health. I work hard to make my patients comfortable and relaxed. My time away from work is spent with my wonderful family and our golden retriever Frannie. Being silly with my children always brightens my day! I look forward learning how I can help you smile!

  • Molly

    I was born and raised in Cincinnati (Who Dey! Go Reds!) and currently live in the small town of Miamiville with my husband and our 3 cats. In my spare time I love being outdoors. You can always find us by the fire, no matter the season. My family is my world and since I don't currently have children of my own, my siblings are more than happy to let me spoil my nieces and nephews.

    Dentistry has been such a fulfillment to me. I enjoy working with my patients and seeing the excitement of a changed smile!

  • Kathy
    Hygienist, Department Lead

    I graduated from University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College (now UC Blue Ash). I have worked continuously since graduating. I am licensed to administer local anesthetics and nitrous oxide.

    I am married and have two boys. I enjoy spending time with my family reading & gardening. I love watching my boys participate in their extracurricular activities.

  • Robin R
    Practice Manager

    I am from Cincinnati and have always had a passion for the dental field with more than 15 years in the industry. I started my career as a dental assistant and quickly moved into managing the front office while working on my BBA from Thomas More College in 2004. I enjoy helping patients and I love to see smile transformations. I live in Batavia with my significant other Rick and our two dogs Roxy and Max.

    When we are not at the office we enjoy sports (Go UK, Go Bengals, and Go Reds), we also enjoy going to the park with our dogs, trying new restaurants and local breweries, and we love home projects and gardening.

  • Amy
    Treatment Coordinator

    I was born and raised in Milford, Ohio and now have been residing in northern Kentucky the past 11 years. I graduated from Milford High School and attended Northern Kentucky University for Graphic Design and Marketing. I began working in the dental field in November of 2018 and absolutely live it. The Doctors, staff, and patients have made my transition into the dental field the most seamless, exciting, and enjoyable experience.

    My time away from work is spent with my husband, Kris, and our two boys, Beckett and Silas. We spend most of our weekends at soccer games, orchasing our Australian Cattle Dog, Rosie. I also enjoy reading, photography, skiing, and playing cards.

  • Julia

    I graduated from the University of Cincinnati- Raymond Walters dental hygiene program in 2009, I knew I wanted to be a hygienist since I was a kid! I enjoy helping patients with their dental needs while also learning what they enjoy most in life.

    My husband and I have 2 young children and a dog. When I'm not at work, the kids and I are on the go to the zoo, the park or taking our dog on a walk. I am the proud aunt of 14 nieces and nephews and I enjoy spending time with the ones I love.

    I enjoy running, I have done 3 full marathons and several half marathons.

  • Olivia

    I currently reside in Goshen, Ohio with my husband, Tyler, we have our first child, Logan. My mom has been a dental hygienist for over 29 years and she inspired me to want to venture into the dental field. I have been in the dental field for 7 years.

    In my spare time, we enjoy family outings with our son. We have two dogs and two cats. I also manage an Instagram page where I share family meal ideas.

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