Meet Your Upper Arlington Dentist
Jody Kear, DDS
Dr. Kear grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. His father was a minister and mother a teacher. He graduated from Mansfield Madison High school in 1976 and Case-Western Reserve University in 1980. He played football and ran track at both schools. He played quarterback in school and coached soccer later, and has always enjoyed leading teams to achieve the peak of their potential. Dr Kear immensely enjoys learning and practicing dentistry. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Dentistry in the top ten percent of his class in 1984. He takes his ongoing continuing education seriously, mostly by way of Spear Education where he is a member of the Faculty Club, and through The Paragon Program. He is committed to making Greentree Dental Group one of the best practices in Central Ohio and making himself the best Clintonville, Upper Arlington, Hilliard, and Dublin dentist possible.
He is devoted to his family and his church. He married Sue Borchers in 1984. They are happily married and have three awesome children: Danny, who is assisting at Greentree Dental Group while he pursues his education, David who is enrolled at Columbus State, and Amy who attends Otterbein University. Dr. Kear is very involved in the leadership of his church. He and his wife host a weekly small group Bible study at their house and are committed to helping their friends learn to faithfully follow God in a way that makes sense, avoids being judgmental, and transforms lives in a positive and loving way.
His hobbies include gardening, beekeeping, coffee roasting, and coaching soccer.
Douglas Ferguson, DDS
Dr. Ferguson grew up minutes from our practice location. He graduated from Columbus Centennial High School where he played soccer and tennis. He attended The Ohio State University for his undergraduate studies and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1999.
He is happily married to wife, Jennifer since 1999. They have two wonderful boys, Sam and Muluken, who were both adopted from Ethiopia. Dr Ferguson currently is coaching the boys’ recreation league soccer team.
Dr Ferguson is a compassionate man due largely to his faith. He and Jen both travel overseas to help with relief work, and he volunteers regularly at a local dental clinic for people who can’t afford any dental care. Dr Ferguson and Jen are leading a home bible study that helps others grow in their faith.
Dr Ferguson invests heavily in his ongoing dental education. He is taking an implant externship through the Midwest Implant Institute, and studying regularly with The Paragon Program. He also devotes many hours to tracking current trends in dentistry through a variety of online dental education tools. The time and money that he spends on his continuing education puts him in the top few percent of all dentists. Dr. Ferguson is proud to be your Clintonville Dentist.
Douglas Hinton, DDS
Dr. Douglas P. Hinton is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. After his graduation he spent two years practicing dentistry in the US Air Force before opening his own practice in 1967. Dr. Hinton is a member of the Columbus Dental Society, the Ohio Dental Association, The American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, the American Equilibration Society and the McHorris Study Club.
He is also treasurer of the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity House Corporation at OSU, which helps support the fraternity that houses dental students on campus.
Dr. Hinton enjoys many facets of dentistry ranging from simple restorative work to more complicated implant and TMJ cases. His focus is on quality dentistry for the entire family. Dr. Hinton's practice merged with Greentree Dental Group in June, 2016.