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 28 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 two adopted rescue dogs.

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Dr Ben Gosnell

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 one daughter 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 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. 



Savanah, Practice Manager

My husband and I have 3 children, two spoiled dogs and a bunny. I spend most of my time enjoying the simple things in life and cooking Southern Cuisine. I love Alabama football (Roll Tide!), camping, restoring antiques, and spending time with family. I was born and raised in Alabama and lived there until a little over 3 years ago when we moved to Cincinnati following my husband’s promotion.

I was raised with a passion to help others.  I love people and making them smile is one of the best gifts you can give a person! I attended Gadsden State College for General Education, but shortly after  was given an opportunity to work as a Dental Assistant and it has been the best adventure ever since. I have achieved many personal and career goals throughout my 9 years in the Dental field. I managed a large Pediatric Practice in Alabama and have had the opportunity to be a Front Office Lead at two of Cincinnati’s top offices. I have been privileged to work with amazing doctors who have given me a lifetime’s worth of knowledge. I have several certifications including ACLS, CPR, HIPAA, OSHA, Jay Geier Scheduling Institute, etc…

I look forward to making you smile at Mt. Lookout Dentistry!


Sarah, Treatment  & Insurance CoordinatorCincinnati insurance coordinator Sarah

I was born and raised in Cincinnati. I live in West Chester and graduated from Lakota East High School in 2000. I attended the Institute of Medical and Dental Technology and have been working in the dental field for over 15 years.

In my spare time I am back and forth between here and Columbus, where my boyfriend is attending Ohio State University to get his MBA. Our pride and joy is Gracie, our miniature Labradoodle, who we spend lots of time playing frisbee with and just enjoying her company. I enjoy playing volleyball in a weekly league and try to stay active.

Olivia, Recare Coordinator

I have been around the dental industry my whole life thanks to my wonderful mother who is currently a Dental Hygienist. I have been working in the dental industry since 2011. I also attended Cincinnati State from 2009 to 2011 where I obtained my Culinary Arts Certificate.

In my spare time you will find my boyfriend and I spending time with our fur-babies Cassie, a Brittany Spaniel and Ranger, a Lab/Husky/Boxer mix. I also enjoy cooking, baking and crafting in my spare time.  




Diane, EFDA Assistant, Department HeadEFDA assistant, Cincinnati Diane

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 AssistantMelody Cincinnati 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 AssistantCarla, Cincinnati 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 Lucy.  Being silly with my children always brightens my day! I look forward learning how I can help you smile! 

Molly, Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Cincinnati (Who Dey! Go Reds!) and currently live in the small town of Miamiville with my boyfriend 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 HeadCincinnati Hygenist, Kathy

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.


 Angela, HygienistCincinnati Hygienist, Angela

I am originally from Huntington, Indiana. I graduated from the Indiana University Dental School in Indianapolis, IN with my Dental Hygiene degree in 1999. I practiced there until I met my husband and off we went to follow his career. We lived in Atlanta, GA for a few years before moving to Cincinnati in the spring of 2008 which is when I joined the Mt. Lookout Dentistry team.

I have been blessed with two beautiful little kids. A little girl and little boy. I love spending time with my family and we do lots of traveling to visit our extended families.

When I am not at work or taking care of my little ones I love traveling, reading, gardening and shopping. 


Amy, Hygienist

I am a Cincinnati native born and raised. I graduated from the University of cincinnati Raymond Walters College (now UC Blue Ash) and received my Dental Hygiene Degree in 1992. I am a recent addition to the Mt Lookout Dentistry team and Happy to be here.

I am married and have one son! We have 2 cats and 2 Crazy dogs!


Kimberly, Hygienist

I started in the dental field 15 years ago when I graduated from IMDT as a Dental Assistant. After many years of assisting I decided to attend school at UC to become a Dental Hygienist. I have a real passion for helping others and I love being able to help people with their smile and educating them about oral health.


I live in the Eastgate area with my husband Geovanni and our four kids. If I'm not at one of the kids practices or sporting events I enjoy bike riding and exploring new areas around Ohio.


Christen, Hygienist

I was born and raised in Cincinnati. I have always had a pssion for the dental field. I worked as an assistant for 9 years before I went back to UC to further my education in Dental Hygiene. I love being able to educate patients about their oral health.

I live with my fiancé, my 3 beautiful children, and our 2 fur babies. When not running with our children to sporting events, I enjoy cooking, reading, exploring our city's restaurants, and attending as many Reds and Bengals games as possible.