Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your child to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


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Crystal Rugama

Office Manager

I started working in a dental office right after college and realized that I loved it! Since then, I have worked as a dental receptionist, treatment coordinator, and office manager. Here at Tooth in Boots, I help patients understand their insurance benefits and treatment plans, schedule appointments, and make sure everything in the office runs as smoothly as possible.

My favorite part of my job is seeing patients who came in scared but leave happy and smiling. I love getting to know our patients and their families, and building relationships with them. Everyone in our office truly works together as a team. It is nice to come to work every day with people I genuinely enjoy being around!

I have been married since 2012 and welcomed a beautiful daughter in 2016. I love to read, try new restaurants, travel, and explore new kid-friendly places with my daughter.


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Debrielle

Dental Assistant

I attended dental assisting school in Cleveland, Ohio at CIDMA and have spent the past several years working at Rainbow Babies and Children University Hospitals, as well as on the Ronald McDonald House Charities Care Mobile. As a member of the Tooth in Boots team, I have enjoyed getting to know our family of patients and building a relationship with them based on trust. One of the best parts about working here is knowing that I work for such a compassionate doctor and dedicated team.

I am the proud mom of four and enjoy doing art and crafts with my children. I love cooking and trying new restaurants in my free time.


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Tamara

Dental Assistant

I have worked in the dental field since 2019 at Tooth in Boots Pediatric Dentistry. I enjoy working alongside Dr. Rugama, where I assist with procedures and make sure our patients are comfortable and happy. I love coming to work where it feels like one big happy family!

In my free time, I like to travel, see live music, and explore new things. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as my cat Simon. In my spare time, I like to volunteer with children.

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