Meet David


I always thought I wanted to be an engineer. Little did I know then how mechanical dentistry can be. I started working in this office in 2015 as part of my high school Senior Seminar Project. I have been working towards a career in dentistry ever since. While I was at Loyola University Chicago getting my undergraduate degree, I spent four years working as a dental assistant in a practice in downtown Chicago. I obtained my EMT certification and served the Campus for three years on the loyola EMS Service. I was involved in tennis, rugby and the pre-dental club. I am currently a second year DDS student at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Between temping in Columbus and working in Chicago, I have seen many different way of doing dentistry. I am so happy to be coming to a practice that serves patients with high quality and integrity. I look forward to returning home to Gahanna when I graduate in 2024 to be part of the practice to have known all my life. Outside of work and school, I enjoy photography, golf, running, and travel.

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Fabulous! Great Staff all the way around. Dr Van Huffel and her staff are patient and courteous even when working with challenging situations.

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Customer service is such a forgotten art. But at Dr. Van Huffel’s office they not only understand customer service, but have raised the level of service to an extremely high level.

-William S.

Dr. Van Huffel's knowledge and skill is excellent and her integrity is above reproach. Her staff is friendly, efficient and professional. She is one of the reasons I chose Columbus for my retirement home.

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Dr. Maria Van Huffel

Dr. Van Huffel began her practice in 1995 with a clear vision and a desire to improve as many patients’ lives as possible. Twenty years later, she’s still following her principles and providing a warm, inviting place where children and adults alike can feel safe. With her dedicated staff by her side, she’s happy to be maintaining a quality approach to care that involves gentleness, compassion, and exceptional levels of success. She can’t wait to welcome you as her newest patient!

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