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meet the team

dr. mitzi hines

“I love treating baby teeth and look forward to having fun with the little ones who own them. I cherish each moment I get to learn about my patients as I strive to create fun experiences and positive memories."

passion for little smiles

When she was younger, Dr. Mitzi Hines traveled to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip and experienced the impact of cleft palate and lip repairs. She knew she wanted to have that kind of impact and decided to attend dental school. While in school, she fell in love with pediatric dentistry and the honest little smiles she served. She wanted to create an environment where children could receive top level care and have fun at the same time.


A Columbus, OH native, she put herself through college as an enlisted member of the United States Air Force as a member of the Ohio Air National Guard. Attending The Ohio State University, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree. Continuing her education, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She finished her Air Force career as a Captain and completed her residency at UH Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

home life

Spending time with her family is her favorite thing to do. She loves to engage in her children’s interests so they can have fun together. After a long day, her puppy snuggles are the only therapy she needs. She also enjoys raising monarch butterflies and watching the bluebirds and hummingbirds that visit her house.

dr. richa banthia

“I love creating positive relationships with every patient to create a fun and educational experience. I want to help them understand the importance of their oral health, so they’ll want to maintain their healthy smiles.”

desire for dentistry

With the melding of science, healthcare, and creativity, Dr. Richa Banthia knew dentistry was the career for her. She fell in love with pediatric dentistry during dental school and wanted to continue keeping little smiles happy and healthy.


Born in Mumbai, India and raised in Louisiana, she graduated with her undergraduate degree in biology and psychology with a minor in Spanish from Louisiana State University. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Continuing to pursue excellence, she completed her residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

home life

She enjoys cheering on the LSU Tigers, New Orleans Saints, and Cincinnati Bengals. As a vegetarian, she loves to cook and try new restaurants and coffee shops. She is also discovering a love for new hobbies including learning to play tennis.

dr. michael hawk

“I strive to have fun with each patient so I can get to know them and help them build a strong foundation for healthy smile habits.”

passion for healthy smiles

Dr. Michael Hawk chose a career in dentistry to pursue his passion for helping children live healthy and happy lives. He believes providing a good foundation by establishing healthy habits early will lead to lifelong health.


He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. As an Ohio native, he completed his residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University specializing in pediatric dentistry.

home life

He loves spending time with his wife and their four kids. Rain or shine, he enjoys taking his dog on long walks. He also stays active by hiking, riding bikes, rock climbing, and exploring new areas. You could find him enjoying a good book or trying newrestaurants. To give back, he has volunteered for eight years with the Give Kids A Smile® program to provide free oral health care to underserved children.

dr. juliette leukart

“I love getting to know my patients and their families and building meaningful relationships with them. I can always serve my patients best when I know their unique needs.”

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building relationships

Dr. Juliette Leukart loves getting to know her patients and creating relationships of trust and open communication with them and their families. She looks forward to seeing the smiles on her patients' faces after a fun visit.


She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State College of Dentistry. With a heart for service, she is part of the Columbus Medical Reserve Corp to provide medical assistance in emergencies.

home life

Residing in Columbus, OH, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their daughter, cat (Floyd), and dog (Scout). She also loves caring for her many plants and reading her favorite books – fantasy science fiction.

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"Little Hines did a great job"

"Little Hines did a great job making our 3-year-old comfortable with a trip to the dentist! highly recommend."

Shannon S.

we can't wait to meet you

we can't wait to meet you

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