At Southern Ohio Periodontics our priority is to educate the patients about their oral condition and to deliver quality care to our informed patients.  We believe that informed patients are able to make better decisions about their health in general. We are happy to explain your condition and the treatment options to you. 

Rupa Hamal DMD, MS, MPH


Dr. Rupa Hamal has over 14 years experience in practicing Periodontics and Dentistry. She is a Diplomate to the American Board of Periodontology (the equivalent of Board Certified in Periodontics). She also teaches part time at the College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, as a Part time Assistant Clinical professor.  Her Academic background includes:

  • DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry) from the University of Pennsylvania

  • Certificate of Periodontics from the Ohio State University

  • Master of Public Health from the Ohio State University

  • Master of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham


She has extensive experience with treatment of gum diseases, periodontal surgery, dental implants, extractions, laser surgery, and working with patients who have other medical conditions.

Professional Awards and Honors

  • PASS-International Dentist Award; academic and clinical excellence; University of Pennsylvania,5/2002

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon; Honor Dental Society; University of Pennsylvania, 2/2002

  • Honors Program, Clinic for Medically Complex Patients, University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2002

  • Fellowship, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Periodontal Research Center, 1995-1996.

  • Who's Who in American Universities, 1996. The University of Alabama at Birmingham


Chadleo A. Webb - Dental Hygienist

Chad attended The Ohio State University where he earned his Bachelor’s of Dental hygiene in 2013 and his Master’s in Dental Hygiene Education in 2015.

Chad has a passion for teaching and works as a clinical instructor for Hygiene program at the College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University.  He is very involved in his professional organization, the American Dental Hygienist Association, where he serves as the President of the Columbus component and Delegate representing Ohio.

He is proud to call Hilliard, OH his hometown where he enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle and spending time with family and friends.


Latosha (Tosha) Speakman - Dental Assistant
Tosha Speakman is a Certified Dental Assistant. She is experienced in assisting with both dental and periodontal procedures. She has been with us for past three years and she loves her job. She is excellent at making patients feel comfortable and explaining the treatments.She also manages our front desk and will greet you when you arrive. She schedules appointments, handles billing, and will take the time to explain your payment options. She will answer your questions and make your visit to our office a pleasant experienceTosha is married and enjoys family time with her 3 children.