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Our Story
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Dr. Robert Heller

Prosthodontist and Implant Specialist


Dr. Robert Heller completed his undergraduate education at Ohio Wesleyan where he received a BA in Biology. He earned his DDS in 1988 from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Heller then continued with his prosthodontic residency at The Medical College of Virginia (1990) and completed his hospital-based implant residency and graduate training at Loma Linda University (1997).

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Heller has served as President of the Ohio Section of the American College of Prosthodontists and Chairman for the Ohio Dental Association’s Sub council on Young Dentists. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, staff member at Grady Memorial Hospital, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Columbus Dental Society. Dr. Heller is an active member in The American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Columbus Dental Society & American College of Prosthodontists, and is an Honored Fellow of the AAID and MII Fellow. He has published multiple articles and continually presents lectures on a national scale.

Excellence in Practice

Dr. Heller has served patients in private practice with a focus on implant surgery and related prosthetics for nearly 25 years. He believes that the patient is the purpose of his restorative practice. Up-front discussions with patients about their treatment plan and fees relieves the stress of the patient experience while also enabling him and his team to deliver the highest possible quality of dental care.

Training Others

Dr. Heller currently serves as Director of the Midwest Implant Institute (MII). The Midwest Implant Institute has not only helped Dental Schools develop their dental implant programs, it has also taught thousands of doctors to become dental implant surgeons. Since 1997, he has taught and surgically performed numerous courses ranging from implant placement to advanced bone grafting, lateral nerve repositioning, sinus elevation and numerous other surgical procedures. He continues to lecture on a national scale for multiple organizations, including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).

Home Life

He loves spending time with his wonderful wife, Amy. They greatly enjoy any time they get to spend with their four beautiful daughters (along with some sons-in-law and grandkids). He’s also a big fan of playing golf and supporting OSU football.

Dr. Renee Didonato

Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and MII Fellow

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Education and Experience

Dr. Renee DiDonato practiced dentistry in Boston, Massachusetts as well as the South Shore, near Cape Cod, for several years prior to returning to her hometown of Columbus, Ohio to serve patients. She is a graduate of Upper Arlington High School and the College of Holy Cross, where she played Division I Field Hockey. She went on to attend The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where she served as the first female President of the Ohio State University Chapter of the American Student Dental Association. In her role as President, she organized community outreach programs, including Give Kids a Smile.

Advanced Education

Following her graduation, she attended The University of Florida’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program, which is one of the most well-respected dental residencies in the nation. During the program, she completed over 500 hours of continuing education in addition to clinical house Training in IV Sedation, Implants, Endodontics, and Cosmetic and Facial Esthetics (botox and fillers). She also earned a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Certification in IV/Oral Sedation. She is an alumni of the renowned Dawson Academy of Complete Dentistry and the Pankey Institute. During her residency, she completed over 400 hours of continuing education in implant dentistry, periodontal surgery, TMD therapy, oral surgery, endodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Continual Pursuit of Excellence

Dr. DiDonato is an instructor at The Midwest Implant Institute and is also currently engaged in the Jacksonville University Oral Implantology Residency. To better serve patients, she ensures she is knowledgeable on the latest dental technology and materials, and she continues to attend courses taught by the most prestigious educators in dentistry. Throughout her career, she consistently strives to provide excellent patient care while also enabling her patients to feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental visits.

Home Life

She loves spending time with her husband, Eric, and being very involved in the lives of their three children. She also enjoys local fitness classes (including spin, barre, and HITT training), playing tennis and paddle ball, and attending any sporting event.

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Dr. John Shin


Prior to dental school, Dr. Shin earned his Bachelor Science degrees in both Microbiology and Business Marketing at The Ohio State University. He went on to the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Dental medicine (DMD) degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Advanced Training

Dr. Shin is an Extern of The Midwest Implant Institute and a current resident of the Jacksonville University Oral Implantology Program where he will earn his master’s degree to become a specialist in dental implants. He completed his IV sedation training through Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Shin has dedicated himself to countless hours of continuing education on implant dentistry, aesthetic excellence using minimally invasive veneers, botox and fillers, TMD therapy, myofascial pain, periodontal surgeries, endodontics, and is Invisalign certified.

Home Life

He loves spending time with his wife, son, and daughter as well as trying new restaurants, playing sports, and taking part in his church community.

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