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About the Doctors

drpaulPhilip J. Paul, DDS

A graduate of Eastmoor High School; Tulane University; and The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, I have been involved with the Ohio Dental Association, Dayton Dental Association, Columbus Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Honored by membership in the R.D. Dean Honorary Odontological Society and President of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity I have strived to keep patient care the primary focus of Walnut Creek Dental—East.

I founded Smilemakers-East in 1994 and have been involved in the remodeling and upgrading of the office to include digital X-rays (minimizing exposure to X-rays), Invisalign (clear braces), and Vizilite (early cancer detection). Along with emphasizing quality Dental care, we strive to provide the most state-of-the art in technologies. Our goal is to provide quality Dentistry in a friendly, family environment. Since removing myself from patient care, I have played an instrumental role in teaching, guiding, diagnosing, and advising all of the Dentists’ and Hygienists’ of the practice and am President and Administrator for all facets of the practice. We look forward to seeing you as a patient at our office.

Kathy M. Lydic, DDS

A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Kathy M. Lydic is passionate about dentistry and the ability to enable patients to retain their teeth through endodontic therapy. She completed a general practice residency at Ohio State University Hospitals and has been practicing dentistry since 1985.

Striving to stay abreast of the latest advancements in the field of dentistry, Dr. Lydic maintains memberships with the American Dental Association and the Ohio Dental Association.

Dr. Lydic has three children and a dog named Lyndie. In addition to staying busy with her family, she enjoys being a “baseball mom” for her two boys.

Diane M. Ehrbar, DDS

Dr. Diane M. Ehrbar has been practicing dentistry since 1986. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and her Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Dr. Ehrbar continued her education at The Ohio State University, where she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1985.

Dr. Ehrbar continuously endeavors to stay at the top of her field and is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association and the Columbus Dental Association.

David E. Bullard, DMD - Oral Surgery

Dr. David E. Bullard, an oral surgeon, graduated from the University of Illinois with his dental degree and continued at the University of North Carolina to complete his oral and maxillofacial specialty training.

Dr. Bullard is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Great Lakes Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Rehwinkal Dental Society.

Dr. Rupa Hamal – Periodontist

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