Dentist in Lima, OH

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.

Dr. Charles L. Butts

Dr Butts

Dr. Butts is a 1988 graduate of The Ohio State University. He is an active member of the Northwestern Ohio Dental Society, the  American Orthodontic Society, American Dental Association, and The Mid Continent Orthodontics academy of GP orthodontics.  Upon Graduating he began the journey as Dr. Butts with a team of dentists in Lima, OH.  He then began his own private practice in 2000.  Our office is patient-centered in which the patients wellness is our main focus.  At our office patients have the opportunity to express concern with our team, who then work to address and I involve them in the  treatment planning  that will suite patients. Leaving them more confident in their smile.  Dr. Butts understands visits to the dentist can be intimidating, but with over 29 years of experience in oral care he has established a family of patients that are always looking to welcome new smiling faces to the practice.

Dr. Butts and his wife of 30 years have 2 adult daughters.  They are members of St. Charles Catholic Church. In his spare time he enjoys trapshooting.  Dr. and his wife are winemakers, having grapes flown in from Napa and Sonoma counties in California. He has no plans on retiring anytime soon, he loves his work and especially our great  patients!

Assistant / Lab Tech: Julie


Julie is a 1993 Graduate of Montgomery Joint Vocational School, Where she obtained her Certificate in Dental Assisting.  She lives in Piqua, but doesn’t mind the drive to Lima each day. Having over 25 years in the field she is very knowledgeable.  Over the many years she has had   the opportunity to get specialized training in many areas.  Some include pedo, oral surgery and Lab work. The unofficial “Lab Tech” is her most current title. She does everything from taking impressions, making retainers to making temporary crowns, adjusting dentures, soft relines. She is our go to person when preparing patients for dentures and partials.  She can answer any and all questions you may have, and is there to give advice and tips on how to make the process a good experience.

When not at the office she is spending time with her family.  She has 2 adult girls and a husband of over 22 years. Being outside taking care of her hot tub and yard is where you can find her.  She is also along with many of the other girls here an avid reader.  

Chair side Assistant: Brenda


Brenda graduated as a Dental Assistant in 1974.  She has worked for many dentists, most recently with us, don’t let those numbers fool you.  She brings energy and laughter with her spunky personality.  She loves all of her patients, and is committed to making every patient as comfortable as possible during their procedures.  She is also a licensed Radiographer and has her CPR/BLS certification.

When she is not working as a dental assistant you will find her outdoors, working side by side with her husband Stud Randy for 30 years now!  Many years ago they bought a log cabin home, after lots of hard work it is completely updated, but still has the feel of an old log home.  She has one Son and a daughter-in-law.  Her favorite vacation spot is Gatlinburg TN.

Hygienists: Beth


Beth is a graduate of Shawnee High School and Rhodes where she graduated with honors in 2014 as a RDH. She has been with us as a sub since 2014 and full-time as of November of 2017 She is certified to give local anesthetic, and administer of nitrous oxide, and has her CPR/BLS certificate.

Beth enjoys family time, lounging by her pool, and taking walks. She and her husband Devin have a two year old son Mason, and a 1 year old  daughter Kimber.  They are active members at Only Believe Ministries.  She enjoys vacationing with family  in Top Sail Island, NC when she is not working.  There dog Gunter is very spoiled, she enjoys  Baseball and of course the Cincinnati Reds.  She enjoys baking and decorating cakes for her family and friends.

Hygienist: Lois


Lois graduated from Ohio State in 1974 and has been working as  RDH since.  She has over 44 years of experience, and had been with Dr. Butts since 2000.  She is one of the hardest working people around.  You will never catch her sitting (unless she is cleaning teeth). Most of her patients have been with her for many years .  She is always happy to answer any questions you may have about your teeth and overall dental health!

Since marrying her husband Jerry of 40 years she has lived in Spencerville.  There they raised 2 boys , who both live in California with their families.  Her 4 grand kids are her joy.  She and Jerry spend every “vacation” with them in California. Skyping with them is a favorite pastime along with cooking.  She is a  very active member at her church, volunteering whenever she is needed.  

Office Administrators: Traci


Traci's very first job in the dental field was with Dr. Butts. Joining the team in 2009 as an office assistant, she has gained lots of experience. In 2013 she was promoted to Office manager and has continued to work at improving the office.  Dealing with Insurance companies, billing, and everyday functions of the office. She will answer any questions you have and is always happy to lend a hand to all.

When not working she enjoys her time with her family. She has 4 kids Daide, Jaeda, Rilynn, and Daiten.  A boxer Lucky and husband of 16 years Chris. Extended family is also very important to her with 3 sibling and 13 nieces and nephews there is always something going on. Taking walks and just being out in the sun is what she enjoys the most about summer. She is also a licensed cosmetologist and enjoys doing hair in her free time. They are sports fans and do not miss our Saturdays watching the Buckeyes,  and Sundays watching  The Cowboys.

Office Assistant: Britney

Britney is the newest member of our team. She grew up in Elida,  and after relocating for a few years she is back.   Although, she is the newest she does not lack experience.  Her many years spent in Dermatology, and Gastroenterology have taught her the in's and outs of  working in an office setting. Being brand new to the dental field she is still learning, but In 6mo. she has gained a lots of experience. She is  happy to conquer any task given.  She will greet you with a warm smile and is happy to address any question or concerns you my have about your procedure, bill, or insurance.

She has always been very family oriented, even when living so far from home.  Her daughter Brenley is her world.  She is 2 years old and full of energy. Britney is the oldest of 5, and has 2 nieces and 1 nephew.  In her spare time she enjoys baking/cooking and watching football. Her favorite sports teams are  The Ohio State Buckeyes or the Bengals.

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