Dr. Dey grew up in Berea, Ohio as a fan of Buckeye Football and the Indians, Browns, and Cavs. Named Miss Berea in 2002, Dr. Dey placed a high emphasis on service to others, a concept that was further nurtured during her time at John Carroll University, a Jesuit college outside of Cleveland. Majoring in Biology, Dr. Dey graduated with honors in 2006. Her plans to attend dental school after completing her undergraduate education were postponed after she was hit by a drunk driver and required surgery and rehabilitative therapy. This difficult time demonstrated the importance of perseverance to Dr. Dey, and after two years of physical and occupational therapy she joyfully matriculated into The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Dey graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2013.
Upon graduation from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Dr. Dey was commissioned as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. She was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, KS and practiced general dentistry in support of more than 12,000 soldiers, including supporting deployments to the Horn of Africa, Kuwait, and the Korean peninsula, among others.
In addition to her formal dental training, Dr. Dey conducted additional rotations focused on Oral Surgery, Endodontics, and Prosthodontics. As a result, she is able to provide an enhanced range of services that provide a level of care that is exceptional among general dentists.
Dr. Dey resides in Pickerington, Ohio with her husband Anthony, a fellow veteran that she met during her assignment with the 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, KS. They have an 11-year old dog named Shiva and a 1-year old cat named Kyrie. Anthony is currently a student at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Dr. Dey benefits from his student tickets to the Buckeye Football home games. She also enjoys cooking, embroidery, reading, serving at her church, and hiking. Dr. Dey has a goal to hike in every national park in the United States.