Meet Dr. Jon Frankel
Dr. Frankel was inspired by his father, an innovative man who grew up playing handball, tennis, and stickball on the streets of New York and moved to Toledo after completing his degree in dentistry from the Ohio State University after World War II. In 1992, upon graduation with a doctoral of dentistry science (DDS) also from the Ohio State University, Dr. Frankel joined his father in private practice, where his father continued to inspire him by instilling in him a passion for the latest technologies in the field. Today, Frankel Dentistry is one of the best dental practices in the Toledo area, offering the latest technology and advancements in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry as well as aesthetic dentistry.+ Read More
While Dr. Frankel spends a majority of his time dedicating his life to his practice and the well-being of his patients, he is also a dedicated father and husband. During his weekends he enjoys spending time with his family. In fact, he takes much pride in his kids and his wife, Nikki, who is an ER nurse at Toledo Hospital.
When younger, Dr. Frankel was an excellent tennis player, achieving a Western Ranking for junior tennis. Although he still plays tennis, in his spare time, Dr. Frankel is an avid golfer who has a handicap of 8. He also enjoys supporting local based sporting teams including the Detroit Tigers, Lions, and Pistons; the Cleveland Browns; and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Dr. Frankel is proud of his local, Toledo roots and thankful for the opportunities given to him by his father. Since taking over for his father over 20 years ago, Dr. Frankel and his staff have been dedicated to giving the people of the Toledo area customized care; a warm, friendly environment; and unique, unbelievable smiles that last a lifetime. These are all qualities and traditions started by his father and what continue to make Dr. Frankel and his practice one of Toledo's finest.
Meet Dr. Amber Puhl
When asked why she decided to study dentistry, Dr. Amber Puhl answers very simply, "There is nothing better than helping people in your community get a healthy smile."
Raised in Delta, Ohio, Dr. Puhl received her bachelors of science degree from the University of Dayton, majoring in biology. After graduating, she attended dental school at the Ohio State University and graduated in 2006.+ Read More
While completing her degree, Dr. Puhl knew that it was important for her to return home, to Northwest Ohio, because her family as well as her husband's family was in the area. Before she graduated she came into contact with Dr. Frankel and was hired as an associate dentist.
Immediately, Dr. Puhl loved the philosophy of Dr. Frankel's practice. She looked up to him and admired the quality of care Frankel Dentistry provided for their patients. Therefore, in 2008 she decided to become a long-term partner with Dr. Frankel and bought into the practice, creating Frankel and Puhl Dentistry in Maumee.
Family has always been one of Dr. Puhl's priorities. In her spare time she is busy chasing around her young twins and spending time with her husband and family. She also enjoys running, and gardening.
However, at work, Dr. Puhl also considers her patients part of her extended family. The relaxed, comfortable feel of the office is sure to make any patient feel at home.
The Frankel Dentistry Team
Dr. Dan Green
Technology meets Technique
Saginaw, Michigan generously shares the best it has to offer. From timber to Stevie Wonder, it may seem humble but this mid-Michigan city is a resource for the finest. We feel fortunate Dan Green found his way to the Toledo area. It is definitely Saginaw’s loss.
Dr. Green has a strong engineering and design background. Initially an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering his desire to help others drew him into studies in biomedical sciences. Although a transplant he has Toledo area roots. He worked at Champion Spark Plug while a student. Dentistry was a natural fit for his innate talents. Dan Green, D.D.S. is a graduate of University of Michigan Dental School.
While in dental school, it became clear to Dr. Green working with patients hands on while utilizing the constantly changing technology is what he loves to do. Oral Surgery, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry are of particular interest. He received the Dental Implant Student Award from the American Association Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He excels at what he enjoys!
Dr. Green has been married for three years. He and his wife recently moved to Dundee, Michigan. His wife shares his interests and is currently working toward her doctorate in Cell and Molecular Biology at the U of M.
In his spare time, you will find him exercising, woodworking, exploring his automotive interests or watching movies.
Dr. Andrew Smith
Michigander chooses Ohio to join Frankel Dentistry.
Dr. Andrew Smith grew up in Portage, Michigan. He kept his Midwestern roots by studying at Michigan State for his undergraduate degree and continuing at University of Michigan for Dental School. Game-time you'll find him cheering on the Spartans but his major focus is dentistry. Literally surrounded by dentists, dentistry is his passion. Girlfriend, Stephanie, her sister, Melissa and brother-in-law, Paul are all dentists. One can only imagine family gatherings, a meeting of the minds where the future of dentistry begins!
Relationships are important to Dr. Smith. Early on he knew he was destined to a career in healthcare but looked for a field that offered lifelong patients. He loves doing detailed work with his hands and helping those he considers family. Caring for our Frankel Dental family is the perfect fit.
When not immersed in dentistry, he likes to exercise, hike and enjoy movies. He lives just up north in Ann Arbor. Watch out while he makes the daily commute, his only pet peeve is people driving slow in the passing lane. His pet love is Archie, a one year old Norwegian Elkhound. We are fortunate he has joined our dental family. Michigan's loss is Ohio's gain.
Dr. Milad Karim
Dr. Milad Karim grew up moving a lot. He was born in Iraq and raised in Denmark. He eventually moved to Michigan with his family. He attended Wayne State University in the heart of the city of Detroit for his undergraduate education in biochemistry and molecular biology and his master's degree in Medical Sciences. His empathetic nature and unique skill set guided him to a career in dentistry. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School.
Dr. Karim is a very outgoing, driven, and passionate individual. His innate leadership ability was evident in dental school. He served as class president for all 4 years at University of Michigan Dental school! Patients and colleagues admire him not only for working hard and passionately to excel but for helping others to do the same. His patients benefit from his caring nature and ability to listen. He is excited to bring his skills, experience and expertise to the Frankel Dentistry patient family.
When not thinking about dentistry he likes to spend time with family and close friends. He has traveled to over 20 countries, loves to experience different cultures and taste local foods. He enjoys hiking and running and rock climbing in the warmer weather and skiing and drinking hot chocolate in the winter.
Dr. K. Daniel Willis
Dr. K. Daniel Willis is from Newport News, VA, a near-coastal town on the Eastern Seaboard. He found his way to Ohio through his wife, who grew up in the Greater Dayton area, and they were drawn to the Toledo area, leading him to complete his undergraduate degree here in Toledo.
While at the University of Toledo, Dr. Willis chose to focus on anthropology, a social science, rather than a bioscience to better learn about connecting with patients. Anthropology and dentistry connect well because they both revolve around people. Thus, a career as a dentist became a natural fit, and he completed his DDS from The Ohio State University in 2018. He loves how dentistry is artistic and how it helps to improve one's self-confidence with a smile.
Dr. Willis and his family desired to return to the Toledo area because of its Metroparks, history, and its catchphrase "You Will Do Better in Toledo." So, he was thrilled to return here after graduation to complete a General Practice Residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center and subsequently work at Frankel Dentistry.
As a fun fact, Dr. Willis and his wife, Laura, kindled their relationship as young adults by writing letters while she was teaching English in China and he was volunteering in Germany. He and his wife will celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary in 2020 and have an energetic, loving toddler, Nicholas.
Dr. Rebecca Gofman
Dr. Rebecca Gofman grew up in Westport, CT and moved to Ohio to join her husband who recently joined the faculty at BGSU. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development with a focus on Child Health from Tufts University in Medford, MA. Dr. Gofman always had an interest in Pediatric Dentistry and spent a large portion of her time during her undergraduate degree working with children in different capacities. She completed over 900 hours of community service through Jumpstart Americorps, serving as a Corps Member and a Team Leader, bringing literacy and phonetic awareness to underserved preschools in Somerville, MA. She also worked closely with the Pediatric Department at Tufts Dental School to make the pediatric clinics more child friendly. Dr. Gofman graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the Honos Civicus Society for Civic Engagement.
Dr. Gofman went on to receive her DMD from University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in Farmington, CT. During her time at UConn, she continued to participate in local community service events as well as a 10 day dental service trip to Honduras. Although she has always had a passion for working with children, as Dr. Gofman began to gain clinical experience, she soon realized that she loved interacting with her adult patients as well. She made the decision to pursue General Dentistry so that she could treat both adult and pediatric patients. There is nothing she loves more than building a relationship with her patients and helping to make them feel as comfortable as possible.
After dental school, Dr. Gofman went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. During her residency, she gained experience treating routine dental patients, as well as managing dental emergencies and medically complex patients both in the inpatient hospital setting and in the Emergency Room. In addition, Dr. Gofman completed medical rotations in Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, and Emergency Medicine. She considers herself to be a lifelong learner and continues to take Dental Continuing Education courses so she can provide the best possible care for her patients. Dr. Gofman is so excited to be bringing her experience to Frankel Dentistry!
In her free time, Dr. Gofman is an avid baker and loves to get adventurous in the kitchen. She and her husband are true foodies and love to travel and try new restaurants. She also loves to be outside and enjoy the nice weather when possible. Dr. Gofman loves dogs, and is likely to stop to pet every dog she sees.
Dr. David Westmeyer
David Westmeyer, D.D.S. was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina but was raised in Toledo since the age of 4. He attended high school at Toledo Christian where he played football, basketball, and ran track. Toledo Christian is also where Dr. Westmeyer developed a passion in community service which inspired him to develop “TC CARES” a biannual service day for all high school students, staff and their parents that is still serving the Toledo community to this day.
Following high school, Dr. Westmeyer pursued his undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University on a full tuition scholarship in the Sydney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy. He was very involved on campus at BGSU working as a resident advisor, volunteering with Dance Marathon among other organizations and even served a two-year term on the University Board of Trustees.
Dr. Westmeyer earned his dental degree at THE Ohio State University and is a huge Ohio State football fan. Columbus is one of his favorite cities for restaurants, sports and exploring. However, He is very excited to be back in Toledo serving this community, relieving pain, restoring tooth function, and helping patients achieve both oral health and aesthetic results.
In his free time, Dr. Westmeyer enjoys staying active both running and lifting. He loves to travel to new areas of our country, and specifically enjoys visiting our national parks Yosemite, Zion, and Glacier. His favorite vacations thus far have been Spain, Iceland, and Banff.
Dr. David Krueger
David Krueger, D.D.S. is a dentist of many talents. He graduated from Cedarville College with a B.A. in chemistry. His love for dentistry started in Columbus, Ohio where he owned a dental lab. A graduate of Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Krueger is passionate about helping patients restore and maintain beautiful healthy smiles.
Sunny California beckoned, beginning in 2003 this Ohio dentist ran a private practice focusing on implants while, not surprisingly, doing his own lab work. Broadening his golden state experience to treat a wider array of dental conditions he moved his focus to a multi-specialty dental office. It is obvious this dentist has an always better philosophy and enjoys caring for patients.
But as most snowbirds eventually realize, once a Buckeye always a Buckeye. Dr. Krueger, his wife of 34 years, and two sons have returned. Dr. Krueger’s parents located in Mount Vernon, Ohio are thrilled.
Hobbies, by air and by land, include flying as a private pilot and rocking electric guitar in a church worship band.