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.
Margaret is happy to work with Dr. Owens on the weekends, handling essential front desk duties. She loves helping patients and getting to know them all so well over the years!
At home, Margaret has a daughter named Kayleigh who’s in Girl Scouts, so if you need a connection for cookies, don’t hesitate to let her know. As for personal hobbies, she enjoys exercising and going out for runs.
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. Frazee 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.
Nancy, Dental Hygienist
Nancy’s career in the dental field impressively covers over 40 years so far. She studied dental hygiene at Tri-C and has her certifications in nitrous oxide monitoring, CPR, and unsupervised care. Her favorite part of being a member of Dr. Owens’ team is an easy answer – the wonderful people!
When she isn’t busy caring for teeth, Nancy is also a part-time caterer and sells essential oils. She has a lot of passion for holistic passion and considers herself a big “earth person,” which is why she regularly gardens. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family, which includes her spouse Bruce, their three sons, and their 12 grandkids.
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.
Dawn, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Dawn studied dental assisting at The Cleveland Institute of Medical-Dental Assistants, followed by the completion of her EFDA training at Case Western Reserve University. Today, she’s been working in the dental field for well over 25 years! What she enjoys most about her role here is that it’s always changing. Every person and procedure is a little different and brings unique challenges to the table, which is really enjoyable.
Dawn and her husband have a blended family that includes four children. Outside of the dental office, they run a homestead together that takes up a lot of free time. It includes goats, chickens, guinea hens, sheep, and pigs – they raise their own meat and garden extensively! They’re also avid travelers and are always looking forward to the next adventure.
Stephanie, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Stephanie studied dental assisting at Case Western Reserve University, and in addition to her EFDA certification, she’s also trained in CPR and coronal polishing. Her career in dentistry nearly 30 years; she first joined this particular dental office in December of 2008. Her love of helping others shines through during every patient interaction – she truly loves her job!
Stephanie and her husband have four children together. Two are grown, while the other two boys are still very young and were adopted from Louisiana. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, going on walks, growing herbs in the summer, spending quality time with family, and lounging on the beach.
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.
Erin, Dental Assistant
Erin has been working in the dental field for over 15 years so far. She studied at The Cleveland Institute of Medical-Dental Assistants. Today, what she likes most about her position at the dental office is getting to interact so closely with the wonderful patients!
At home, Erin has a son and a daughter. Outside of working hours, she spends most of her free time with them.
Sharon, Dental Assistant
Sharon has been working in dentistry for over 40 years, having spent over half of them here at our dental office. She was trained through on-the-job instruction and is certified in X-rays and CPR. Today, what she likes most about her job is getting to know patients so well throughout the treatment process!
Sharon has one wonderful daughter named Jodi. In her spare time away from work, she enjoys dabbling in art, especially painting and drawing.