Our Staff

Dr Welland

All our professionals at West Chester Dental Smile Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. James R. Welland

Education:

Dr. Welland is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Since then he has attended thousands of hours of continuing education at local, state, national and international meetings. He is well trained in all areas of general dentistry but is especially well trained in restorative and cosmetic dentistry including implants.

Memberships/Associations:

Dr. Welland has run all 18 Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathons and many others including Boston, New York, Long Beach & The Marine Corp.

Excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan to establish the goals we will achieve together. Communication and long-term relationships are important to us.

Let us know what is on your mind and feel free to ask questions. We will help you realize that an investment in your dental health pays dividends for a lifetime. We are caring, skilled professionals, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care. We want all of our patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their dental health care, from treatment plans and dental services, to insurance coverage.

Our Dental Staff

Hygienist Michelle has been with our office since 1991. She has taught dental health to many of our young patients and watched them grow up. Hygienist Phyllis has been with our office since 2014. She has worked in other offices and had subbed for our office. We liked her so well that, when a position became available, we offered her the job and thankfully, she accepted. Dental assistant Bobett has been with our office since 2010. She is very capable of performing all normal assistant duties.

Faith & Debbie work at the front desk and are happy to help you schedule an appointment and make financial arrangements.

Michelle Stephens, RDH received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Sinclair Community College in 1988. She graduated in the top 5% of her class. Her performance on the National and State Dental Board was in the top 5% as well.

Michelle started working at Dr. Welland’s office in 1991. She loves working with people. Her gentle touch helps them feel comfortable during their dental appointments.

Michelle and her husband, Tony, like to hike and spend time with their two sons.

Erzsébet Watkins, CDA (know here as Bobett) received an associate degree in Pre-Dental Hygiene in 2004 from University of Southern Indiana. She became a certified dental assistant in 2005. She also received a degree in Health Services in 2008. More recently, she became certified in coronal tooth polishing and applying dental fluoride varnish.

Bobett joined our staff in 2010. She absolutely loves people and her mission is to make every patient visit as enjoyable as possible.

Bobett and her husband, Adam, have three children and a German shepherd. They are a big soccer family and spend much of their time watching their kids play soccer.

Phyllis Fodor, RDH received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Sinclair Community College in 1979.

Phyllis started working with Dr. Welland’s office initially as a sub in 2013. Soon afterward, she became a regular part-time employee. She loves working with people and helping them improve their oral health.

She and her husband, Joe, have two sons and three grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with their family and traveling.