Meet Our Team

Dr. Sara Elizabeth Crouch Yochum

General and Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Sara Elizabeth Crouch Yochum grew up in Lexington. KY and adventured north to attend Miami University of Oxford for her undergraduate degree in Zoology. She then attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in Columbus. After graduating from dental school in 2004. Dr. Yochum came to Cincinnati for an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Cincinnati. After finishing the residency program in June of 2005, Dr. Yochum joined our practice shortly after in July.

Dr. Yochum lives with her husband Gary and daughter Elise in Montgomery, Ohio. As animal lovers, they live with their three dogs, and volunteer regularly at a local animal shelter.

Dr. Yochum is a member of The American Dental Association, The Ohio Dental Association and The Cincinnati Dental Society.

Dr. Amber Rose Heller

General and Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Amber Rose Heller received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Minor in Communications at West Virginia University in 2003. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the West Virginia School of Dentistry in 2007 and graduated in the top 20% of her class. She then completed an AEGD residency at Wright Patterson AFB in 2008 and served as an Active Duty Dental Officer in the USAF Dental Corp for 3 years. While in the USAF Dr. Heller volunteered for a 4 month multi-international humanitarian mission with the United States Naval Ship COMFORT, traveled to seven countries, aided over 100 thousand patients, and presented 105 continuing education hours to 35 host nation dentists.

Dr. Heller received the Dyess Air Force Base Medical Group Officer of the Quarter in 2009, the Marine Corps Appreciation Certificate, and the Air Force Commendation Medal. After honorably separating from the USAF in 2010, Dr. Heller worked six years at a Dental Practice in Dayton, OH before starting our practice in July 2017.

Dr. Heller reenlisted with the Ohio Army National Guard as a Dental Officer in June 2014, and she continues to serve her country proudly.

Dr. Heller resides in Lebanon, Ohio with her two lovely boys, Casey and Brody. In her spare time she enjoys hiking outdoors, cooking, and watching College basketball. She enjoys volunteering and has participated in the Give Kids a Smile Program and TeamSmile hosted by the Cincinnati Bengals. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and Keely Dental Society. Dr. Heller strives to provide the best dental treatment for her patients and believes in pursuing advanced continuing education.

Valarie Barnes DDS

Dr. Valarie Barnes

General and Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Valarie Barnes is from Biloxi, Mississippi and grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, before receiving her undergraduate degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana. She then completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Following graduation, Dr. Barnes completed a 1 year General Practice Residency program at Meharry Medical College, where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Barnes comes from a family of healthcare providers and strives to provide compassionate comprehensive care.

Dr. Barnes is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Cincinnati Dental Society. When Dr. Barnes is not practicing she enjoys spending time with family, engaging in outdoor activities with her son, and staying active.