Meet Our Staff
We have assembled what we feel is the most qualified and most caring dental staff in the area to take care of all of your dental needs. Our staff warmly welcomes you to our dental practice.
Jerry R. Burgei, DDS
Dr. Burgei was born and raised in Ottawa, Ohio. After graduation, he headed off to The University of Michigan earning a Biology degree. In his spare time at Michigan, he played football for the Wolverines as a defensive end for 4 years. He then headed to The Ohio State University where he earned his DDS degree in 1987. He initially began his career in dentistry in Delphos before taking over this practice in 1995 from the late Dr. Keith Gordon.
Dr. Burgei lives in Delphos with his wife, Jeana. When he is not in the office, he and Jeana enjoy traveling and visiting with their three children. He is passionate about maintaining not only his patients' oral health but their overall health as well.
Jenny A. Swick, DDS
Dr. Swick is a Spencerville, Ohio native. Upon graduation from high school, she obtained an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Rhodes State College. After working for 4 years as a hygienist, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the Ohio State University and her DDS degree from Indiana University.
Dr. Swick lives in Delphos with her family. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and reading a good book.
Melissa began her dental career as a Dental Assistant in 1994 and is a graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. She headed back to school in 2005 to receive her certificate as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) from the Ohio State University. With this training, she can assist Dr. Burgei and Dr. Swick more extensively in filling teeth among other procedures.
Melissa lives in Delphos with her husband, Dave, and two daughters. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family.
Krista joined our team in 2002 as a Dental Hygienist. In 2011, she went back to school to earn her Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) license at the Ohio State University. Krista's versatile skills allow her to fill many positions, making her a vital part of our team.
Krista lives outside of Hicksville with her husband and four children. She enjoys spending time with her kids and attending sporting events. In her free time, she likes to go shopping, digital scrapbooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Allisha is a graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School and has been the office manager for Dr. Burgei since 1996. She lives in Delphos with her husband, Jason, and their three children. When she is not working Allisha enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends.
At the office, Allisha is responsible for seeing to the daily operations of managing a dental office and its staff. She is available to answer your questions about your treatment and insurance, and is committed to helping patients receive optimal dental care in an affordable manner.
Tamie joined the Van Wert Family Dentistry staff in 2005. She is a Delphos St. John's graduate and resides in Delphos with her family.
As the front office coordinator, Tamie is available to assist you with your scheduling, treatment, and insurance questions. She thoroughly enjoys getting to know our patients and watching their families grow over the years. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, attending activities that her grandchildren are involved in, and spending time with her ever-growing family.
Riann, who joined our practice in 2017, received her Dental Hygiene and Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) degree from Owens Community College in 1996.
Riann lives outside Middle Point with her husband, Josh, and daughter. She is a fitness instructor at the YMCA and enjoys watching her daughter's sporting events and spending time with friends and family.
Andrea graduated from Ft. Jennings High School in 2014. After graduation, she attended Rhodes State College and received her degree in Dental Hygiene. She began her career with our office as a hygienist in 2018. Andrea is passionate about her job and looks forward to helping her patients achieve a healthy and confident smile!
Andrea was born and raised in Putnam County and continues to live there with her husband and their growing family. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, crocheting, traveling, and watching a good movie.