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Meet The Doctors

Jody Kear, DDS

Dr. Kear grew up in Mansfield, Ohio as the son of a minister and a teacher. Throughout high school at Mansfield Madison and college at Case-Western Reserve he played soccer and quarterback in football. He went on to finish his dental education in the top ten percent of his class at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

As a committed lifelong learner, Dr. Kear continues to pursue advanced leadership and clinical training through the Paragon Program and Spear Education where he is a member of the Faculty Club. His goal is to ensure patients throughout the greater Upper Arlington area get the opportunity to experience the best dental technology, techniques, and treatment available.

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“Dr. Kear is great! Very friendly and listens to your concerns. All the hygienists that have cleaned my teeth were also very kind and approachable... I'm thankful my cleanings don't feel like they take forever.”

Emily B.

Dr. Kear is devoted to his wife Sue and their three adult children. He and his wife are very involved in their local church as small group Bible study hosts. They share a passion for helping friends learn to faithfully follow God in a way that demonstrates love to others. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, beekeeping, coffee roasting, and coaching soccer.

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Doug Ferguson, DDS

Dr. Ferguson grew up in the area, playing soccer and tennis at Columbus Centennial High School. He went on to complete his undergraduate and advanced dental school training at The Ohio State University.

He believes in investing significant time and resources in ongoing training and development. Not only does he study regularly through the Paragon Program, but he is also engaged in a dental implant externship through the highly acclaimed Midwest Implant Institute. He enjoys tracking current dental trends and staying on the leading edge of the future of dental treatment.

I *heart* this dental practice! Convenient location, a clean and comfortable office, and a tech-forward approach to patient communication ~ I receive text reminders to my phone prior to appointments, which is so appreciated! Desk staff are friendly and informed, the dental hygienists I've met are all really pleasant and skilled, and Dr. Ferguson is exceptionally perceptive. I cannot recommend Greentree more highly!

L. Clark

Dr. Ferguson is happily married to Jennifer and they have two adopted boys from Ethiopia. As a faith-driven couple, he and his wife lead a home Bible study and regularly travel overseas to help with relief work. He also volunteers his time at a local clinic for people who can’t afford proper dental care.

Craig McKibben, DDS

Born and raised as a Buckeye, Dr. McKibben grew up in Ashland, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University for his undergraduate studies and went on to complete his advanced dental training at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He is excited to be serving patients in the great state of Ohio.

To help master his craft as a clinician, Dr. McKibben makes it a high priority to consistently pursue dental education opportunities throughout the year. He is also a member of a Spear Study Club focused on helping practitioners perform superior comprehensive dentistry.

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Dr. McKibben’s heart to serve those in need has led him to participate in several international dental clinics that provide dentistry for those without access to care. He also volunteers locally at a free dental clinic for the underserved.

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Douglas Hinton, DDS


“The hardest part of retirement is not getting to see my patients and friends. I really loved serving the people of Columbus and especially enjoyed my time with Dr. Kear and Dr. Ferguson over the last few years. I’d also like to congratulate these two amazing doctors on making the Top Dentist in Columbus list in Columbus Monthly magazine.”

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.

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.

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