Meet The Team


Sandy Beedy, RDH

Sandy graduated from Shawnee High School, attended Clark State Community College, and graduated from the Sinclair Dental Hygiene Advanced Periodontal Program. She is certified in CPR, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, and Local Anesthetic delivery. Sandy has been practicing hygiene since 1991, and patients consistently compliment her combination of thoroughness and dedication. She is, above all else, an advocate for her patients’ dental health. Sandy married her high school sweetheart and has raised two active children. In her free time, she enjoys camping, swimming, working out, and relaxing with friends, family and her chickens.

“l enjoy working with others who are passionate about what we do. l care about the overall well being of my patients and look forward to making a difference in their general health. The laughs we have on a daily basis make me realize NSD is my family not my job. l remember when a little patient told Dr. Ahmed she was 5 and l was 50, making me think how long I’ve been in this field. Love my job!” Sandy B.


Haley Castle, COA, EFDA, SOA

Haley is a graduate of Shawnee High School, Springfield Clark Career Technology Center, and has been in the dental field since 1998. She received her Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary license in 2007 from Sinclair Community College . In addition to holding two Orthodontic Specialty certifications, she is certified in CPR, and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring. A great teacher to our team members, she also has had the opportunity to train other doctors and OSU dental residents in lnvisalign treatment and sequencing. Haley takes pride helping patients on their journey to a beautiful smile. Haley’s passion and knowledge, and her strong background in lnvisalign, traditional braces, and growth appliances, has helped her become instrumental in NSD’s orthodontic department. Working closely with patients during their long-term care, she enjoys getting to know them over the course of their treatment. Not only is Haley highly skilled technically, she is a delight to be around and brings joy to our team.

“What l enjoy at NSD is not only the top notch service all staff provide to their patients, but also the laughs and fun we have with each other while doing it.” Haley C.


Beth King, RDH

Beth is a graduate of Springfield South High School, Springfield Clark Career Technology Center, and the Sinclair Dental Hygiene Advanced Periodontal program. She manages our regulatory OSHA requirements keeping us up to date and safe for our patients and team. Beth also holds a local anesthetic license, so she can make her patients even more comfortable, and helps numb the doctors’ patients when needed. She’s been providing dentistry since 1991, with a sense of humor and professionalism. Beth is a mother of two wonderful boys.  During her free time she enjoys playing darts, and can beat anyone in a word scramble.

“l love the fact that Dr. Ahmed focuses on always providing better and better care for our patients. She gives us the opportunity to improve our skills through continuing education for our patients benefit.” Beth K.


Jamie McKinnon, CDA, EFDA

A graduate of Kenton Ridge High School, and Springfield Clark Career Technology Center, Jamie has been with our practice since 2007. In Addition to holding her Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary licence, she is certified in CPR, and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring. Jamie serves on the CTC advisory committee for Springfield CTC and has helped coach and train new students. Patients will often see Jamie by Dr. Ahmed’s side helping her finish cases, putting patients at ease, and putting smiles on their faces. Jamie is instrumental in many of the behind the scenes activities at NSD, including connecting with our patients on facebook, outside office activities like NSD’s tooth fairy/preschool program, and finding ways to participate in, and give back, to our community. Jamie married her best friend and has a daughter, two dogs, and a cat. In her spare time she enjoys party planning, photography, and spending time with her family.

“l love working with Dr. Ahmed because she is so passionate about dentistry, her patients, and her staff. l am so proud to be part of such an amazing team. l enjoy the interactions we all have with our patients because we are dedicated to and focused on developing meaningful, lifelong relationships with every person we care for.” Jamie M.


Whitney Roberts, CDA, EFDA

A graduate of Northeastern High School, and Springfield Clark Career Technology Center, Whitney has been with NSD since 2009. In addition to her Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary license, she is certified in CPR, and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring. Whitney has taken extra training with the American Association of Facial Esthetics and helps administer Botox and dermal fillers. Whitney is also our implant coordinator and helps the doctors, and the patients receiving implants, enjoy a seamless process. Whitney serves on the CTC advisory committee for Springfield’s Dental Assisting Program as a way to give back to new, up-coming students. Whitney is a delight to be around and an expert at putting people at ease during their dental visits. Her attention to detail with patient care provides the highest level of comfort and expertise during procedures. Her goal is to have patients leave with a positive dental experience. In her spare time she spends quality time with her husband and son.

“I have been here for a decade and there is never a dull moment! l love that the doctors and staff are so dedicated to their patients dental health.” Whitney R.


Michelle Pendleton
Business Manager

Michelle is a graduate of Catholic Central High School and attended both O.S.U and Sinclair. She has been with NSD since 2010, and in that time has helped the practice grow and mature. An expert in dental insurance and billing, she helps patients with understanding and maximizing their insurance plan, flex spending, and dental savings plan benefits. With over twenty-six years of experience working in the dental field she helps our patients find financial solutions so they can receive the dentistry they desire. Michelle will go the extra mile to make patients’ experiences smooth. Michelle is a mother of two college kids. She enjoys taking long walks with her dog, gardening, home renovations, and vacationing with her family in the Outer Banks.

“Among the things you can give and still keep are your words, a SMILE, and a grateful heart. l enjoy helping patients achieve their lasting smile.” Michelle P.