Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office. Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.
Becky – Registered Dental Hygienist
Becky started her carrier in Dentistry in 2002 working as a Dental Assistant. She worked as an assistant until graduating Cuyahoga Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 2010 and earned an Associate in Applied Science degree. She is a very passionate and knowledgeable hygienist, who always has the patient’s best interest in mind. Her main goal is to provide the patient with a positive experience and educate them about their oral health. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my daughter, along with other family and friends. I am a Cleveland sports fan and I love watching the Cleveland Browns.
Melissa- Dental Hygienist
Melissa officially joined our team in January 2020 but has been working with us as a temp since November 2020. She has been a dental hygienist since 2006 and graduated from Lakeland Community College. Since then, she has had the opportunity to work with and learn from many great practitioners. She enjoys her interactions with the patients and helping people have a healthy beautiful smile. We truly enjoy our time with Melissa
Cindy – Office Manager
Cindy has been in the dental field since she was 21 years old. “I have always been comfortable in the dental office. I have been an office manager for 16 years. My goal is for each of you to enjoy the feeling of ease and confidence in our office. I am happy to answer all your questions, help with your insurance and financial needs. Dr. Rita is a fantastic doctor to work with and is highly skilled in Dentistry. She is fun to be around as well. In my spare time, I love being with my family and friends. I especially love working with Dr. Rita and looking forward to many more years at Premier Dental.
Nicole – Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Nicole has been in the dental field since she was a junior in high school. She took the dental technologies program at Normandy High School in Parma Ohio. At the beginning of her senior year, she passed her state board test to become a certified dental assistant. Since then, her love for the dental field has only grown. She decided to advance further by doing the EFDA program at Case Western Reserve University. Nicole is currently a certified EFDA, CDA and has her radiology certificate. “I have had a passion for dental since my very first day of my dental class in high school. It’s such a rewarding field to work in when you see what a positive impact you have on someone’s smile and overall appearance. I love what I do every day and being able to restore patients’ smiles. In my spare time I like to relax with family and spend time with my son.”
Erica – Patient Care Coordinator
Erica is our part time Patient Care coordinator; She has been in the dental field for 4 years and she’s enjoying patient interaction and getting to know the families that come into the office, as well as learning all aspects of the dental field. She enjoys seeing the smiles on our patients face from the moment they walk through our door to the moment they leave. Erica strives to do her very best to make sure our patients have the best experience possible. In her spare time, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Erica has been married for 4 years and has 2 children. She has a 3-year-old son, and 6-month-old daughter.
Michele – Dental Assistant
Hi, My name is Michele. I have been a dental assistant for over 30 years. In my spare time, I enjoy my family, friends, and my 3 German shorthair pointers. I also enjoy reading thriller novels and watching our favorite Cleveland Sports Teams. Looking forward to seeing you in the office.
Keara – Dental Assistant
Keara joined dentistry in 2020. She went to Dental Assisting School at Lake Erie Dental Assisting Academy. Keara started working in the dental field immediately after finishing her program. Keara takes pride in her career and looks forward to meeting you! Keara and her husband got married in the Fall of 2021. Soon after they bought their first home. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband- Matt, dog-Finnley, and cat- Pasta.