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Beautiful smiles are our business
Let the dentistry experts at our Cincinnati, OH office make sure you have something to smile about! Franklin, Plotnick & Carl believes in giving you the best dental experience possible. We do that by hiring licensed professionals with many hours of training. Meet Franklin, Plotnick & Carl's dentistry team!

Dr. Sanford Franklin DDS

Dr. Franklin attended Walnut Hills High School, University of Cincinnati, and Ohio State College of Dentistry, where he graduated Cum Laude in 1962. From 1962 to 1964 he was a dentist in the US Navy in Great Lakes, Illinois. He began private practice in Pleasant Ridge in 1964 and has been practicing there for over 36 years. He was President of the Cincinnati Dental Society in 1989 and President of the Ohio Dental Association in 1997. Dr. Franklin has been elected to the following honoraries: Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and International College of Dentists. He is married to Toby Franklin and they are parents of 2 grown children.

Dr. Richard Plotnick DDS

Dr. Plotnick grew up in Cincinnati and attended Xavier University for undergraduate studies and the University of Cincinnati for graduate school. He graduated from Case Western University Dental School and has practiced dentistry in our Pleasant Ridge office since 1977.

Dr. Michael Carl DDS

Dr. Carl is a graduate of Ohio State Dental School and did a 1-year general practice residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital of Cleveland, Ohio. He has practiced dentistry in our Pleasant Ridge office since 1985. He is active in the Cincinnati Dental Society and the Ohio Dental Association. He and his wife Kathy have 2 children, Kelly and Ryan.

Office Personnel


Dentistry services in Cincinnati, OH
Etta has been with our office since 1980, serving various positions from front desk to fill-in assistant. Etta and her husband Greg have 2 sons and a grandchild on the way! She is very excited about her first grandchild, and is a wonderful asset to our company.
Billie has been with our office since 1984. She is a 1984 graduate of Scarlet Oaks Dental Assistant Program. Her start was with Dr. Franklin as his assistant before moving to the front desk, where she has been since 1992. Billie has 2 sons, Brandon and Joey. She is currently employed as head financial and insurance coordinator.

Jen is a proud member of the front desk department.  She graduated from Colerain High School class of 2013.  She attended the Butler Tech dental assisting program 2011-2013.  She started in our office in March 2014.  She covers both the front desk and assistant duties.

Hygiene Department


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Heather Lawson has been with our office since 2009.  She is married with 2 children and is a great addition to our office staff as Dr. Plotnick's CDA assistant.
Dentistry services in Cincinnati, OH
Christol is a 1990 graduate of IMDT (Institute of Medical/Dental Training). She brought 10 years experience as a dental assistant, and has been Dr. Franklin's assistant since 1998. Her kindness has been a great asset to our office. Her family includes her daughter Courtney. She will be completing her training at Sinclair Comm. College as an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA).
Michelle is a 1994 graduate of IMDT. She has worked as Dr. Carl's assistant since 1995. Her compassionate nature is of great value to our office. She will be completing the Expanded Functions dental program.

Alla graduated UC 1995 as a registered Dental Hygienist.  She is experienced in periodontics, pediatrics as well as family practice.  Alla started in our office 20 years ago as a part-time hygienist and joined our practice full time in 2012.

Lab technician

Tony is our full-time in-house Lab Technician. He is a 1987 graduate of Columbus State Community College, field of study in Dental Laboratory Technician with an Associate Degree in Science. He has been fabricating full and partial dentures since 1989. His family includes his wife, Lynn, and 4 girls—Carolyn, Amanda, Megan, and Terra.
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