Westerville dentist receives Ohio Dental Association Marvin Fisk Humanitarian Award
For Immediate Release
October 7, 2021
Dr. Christina Kulesa is dedicated to giving back to her community. In recognition of her efforts she received the 2021 Ohio Dental Association Marvin Fisk Humanitarian on Friday, Oct. 1 at the Callahan Celebration of Excellence, held in conjunction with the 155th ODA Annual Session.
Kulesa attended dental school at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine where she graduated top of class. She also earned her MBA from Ashland University. She opened her own practice in Westerville in 2010, which has been growing since then.
Kulesa and her office are dedicated to giving back to the community.
She and the office support local schools by visiting, educating and donating health care supplies. The office also hosts a bi-monthly charity program where a portion of the practice’s proceeds is donated to a charity of the month that is suggested by a patient or team member. The office also volunteers together on a quarterly basis at a local non-profit organization such as the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Westerville Area Resource Ministry and the Ohio Furniture Bank, among others.
The office also hosts free dental care events, such as Dentistry from the Heart days where they open the office to provide free dental care to those in need, and events to provide free care to veterans and service members.
In 2019, Kulesa and several members of her team traveled to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip. On the trip, they spent a few days at a local hospital clinic and then went on a mobile RV unit where they provided care to people in remote, impoverished villages.
The Marvin Fisk Humanitarian Award is given to dentists who are working to improve the oral health of people in need, of all ages and from all walks of life. The award winners give of their time and energy overseas or closer to home, spending hours and personal resources to help fight illnesses.
Contact: David Owsiany, ODA executive director
Phone: (614) 486-2700
Photo available upon request.