Meet Your Trusted Dental Team – Geneva, OH
Keeping Your Visit Smooth, Efficient and Enjoyable!
When you’re running a dental office, the dentists can’t do everything on their own. They need a hard-working team of assistants, hygienists, and support staff that help you along the way. We’re incredibly proud of our team members and hope that you’ll take the time to get to know them a bit better when it’s time for your visit. A great way to start is by taking a look at their detailed bios below!
Sue, Practice Manager
Sue’s career in the dental world covers two full decades so far. As our dedicated practice manager, she goes above and beyond to ensure that each patient has a great experience! She loves meeting new people and getting to know them well from appointment to appointment.
Sue and her husband Mark have one son who is currently in high school. Outside of working hours, her biggest priority is traveling – Mackinac Island is her favorite location! She also really enjoys walking her cat outside on a leash.
Amanda, Patient Coordinator
Amanda is relatively new to our team, but she’s been working in the oral healthcare field for over a full decade so far. She attended the Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants for her education and is certified in X-rays and CPR.
Amanda and her husband Daniel have two children – a daughter named Isabelle and a son named Brayden. When she has free time away from the dental office, her hobbies include running, working out, hiking, kayaking, and (of course) hanging out with her family. She’s planning to run her 2nd half-marathon in the fall of 2020!
Pat, Front Desk
Pat is a Geneva native, and she’s been a member of our dental office for nearly 30 years now. She couldn’t ask for better coworkers and patients! Her love of helping others makes her a great fit for her position.
Pat currently lives with her mom and her brother Mike, who has Down Syndrome and is an absolute joy to be around. When she isn’t busy at the dental office, you can usually find her vacationing, going on relaxing cruises, or spending quality time with her family and friends.
Barb, Dental Hygienist
Barb’s career in the dental world impressively spans well over 40 years! She studied at Lakeland Community College and has an advanced emergency certificate, which allows her to care for certain patients without Dr. Owens or Dr. Salen present. When it comes to what she loves most about her job, she greatly values the relationships she’s built with patients and families throughout the years. She’s now starting to care for the children of children she remembers seeing in the 90’s!
Barb and her husband Rich have a blended family that includes his two children Ed and Kate, as well as their children Matt and Amy. They’ve also been blessed with two grandchildren. Every weekend, she and Rich like to visit all the great wineries in their area. They also enjoy dancing, listening to local bands, and watching reality TV. She would LOVE to be a contestant on Survivor.
Brigitte, Dental Hygienist
Brigitte completed her education in dental hygiene at the Fortis Institute. Today, she is an RDH with certifications in local anesthesia, CPR, and medical emergencies. She’s been working in the dental field for a full decade so far. What she enjoys most about her work is being able to educate each patient and give them the tools and knowledge they need to stay healthy!
Brigitte’s family consists of her fiancé James, her stepdaughters Aubree and Aiva, two dogs named Yukon and Teslin, and two cats named Jack and Swan. Outside of the dental office, her favorite hobbies include kayaking, spending quality time with her nephew and niece, shopping, and doing pretty much anything that involves a beach. The whole family also loves off-road activities like riding 4 wheelers! Before going into dentistry, she attended cosmetology school and still likes doing hair for her friends and family in her downtime.
Simona, Dental Hygienist
For Simona, dental hygiene isn’t just a job – it’s a passion! She loves teeth and caring for them. She works hard to help our patients leave the dental office with beautifully polished and healthy smiles.
Outside of the dental office, Simona is happily married with three kids. In her spare time, she’s extremely busy with her various Mom duties! She also really enjoys traveling. Here are some interesting facts about her: she’s moved 8 times in 12 years, and she’s fluent in both Russian and Slovakian.
Alisha, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Alisha’s career in dentistry spans over a full decade now, and she takes pride in helping our patients have a smooth, stress-free experience from beginning to end.
At home, Alisha and her spouse of over a decade have two dogs who are basically their kids. When she isn’t busy at work, you can usually find her taking them on long walks.
Kim, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Kim’s career in oral healthcare spans a full decade so far. A Strongsville native, she studied assisting at Cuyahoga Community College. Today, what she likes most about her role is being hands-on with patients and helping them keep their teeth! She always does a great job of explaining procedures clearly and transparently.
Away from work, Kim and her boyfriend are currently building a house in Harpersfield. She also drives a food truck named Frank’s Bratwurst! They’re located at the Whip-N-Dip on the weekends in the summer, so be sure to visit them when the weather is nice.
Val, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Val got started in the dental field right out of high school, and she enjoyed it so much that she became an EFDA 20 years ago! Today, she enjoys being able to help patients transform their smiles with cosmetic dentistry while also staying current with new technologies and clinical advancements like dental implants.
When Val isn’t busy caring for teeth, you can usually find her out on Lake Erie. She loves sailing, kayaking, and (of course) spending quality time with her loved ones.