Cleveland Smile Team

Your dental health is our main concern, and we are committed to helping you keep your sparkling smile for a lifetime. Our smile team is excellent with both adults and kids and we strive to make your experience calm, stress free, and painless.

Come get to know us and let our family take care of yours!  See our teams in the following offices:

Jess COO


Director of Operations

With over 20+ years in the dental field, Jess has dedicated her professional career to not only stay apprised of the advancements in dentistry but is a passionate advocate for her patients. Through close relationships with her patients and their needs as well as goals, she works diligently to ensure their desires are obtained. Jess prides herself on her abilities to assist patients with all aspects of their dental growth and concerns.

When not assisting patients, you can find her running one of her five children from her blended family, Evan, Nicole, Clayton, Chloe and Maximus, to various practices and events. She enjoys spending her free time simply enjoying life.

Jess participates with her local community serving as treasurer for a local non-profit, and as a volunteer youth cheer coach. She enjoys all outdoor activities and loves to bake delectable desserts as well as to experiment with new recipes to make healthy foods that taste great!

Aurora Office

Erin Hygienist


Dental Hygienist – Aurora

Erin graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Cuyahoga Community College in 2007. Always caring and compassionate, Erin makes it her priority to educate our patients about periodontal (gum) disease. She especially enjoys helping patients achieve the beautiful smiles that they deserve.

She excels at her ability to provide amazing dental care to patients of all ages – making the dental experience comfortable and painless for kids, parents, and grandparents.

In spare time, she enjoys fitness and working out. Most of all, Erin loves being a mom to two of the greatest kids in the world, Tori and Val.

Courtney - Expanded Functions Dental Auxillary


Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary – Aurora

Courtney graduated from Fortis College in 2012 for Dental Assisting. She enjoyes educating the patients so much she went back to school to become an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary [EFDA]. Graduating from Stark State College in 2018 from the EFDA program, Courtney continues to put a smile on patients’ faces with her expertise in placing fillings.

Outside of the office, Courtney enjoys spending time with her future husband Zack and Daughters Ella and Lilly. They all enjoy spending time with all their two dogs, Jack and Jill.

Courtney also enjoys photography, crafting, shopping, working out at the gym and exploring the outdoors.

Valerie - Cuyahoga Falls


Front Desk – Aurora

Born and raised in Rootstown, OH, Valerie graduated dental assisting school at Fortis College in 2011. She now has over a decade of experience in the dental field working both clinically as an assistant and administratively as an office manager. Her goal is is to make patients feel welcomed with open arms and communication to help them with their dental needs. Valerie prides herself on helping people feel at ease when they come to the dentist by making them feel like they a part of her own family.

Outside of work Valerie enjoys quality time with her loving husband, their two beautiful kids Conor and Caleb, and their 2 dogs and 1 cat. Valerie loves trying new restaurants, sports activities, cleaning, and surprises.

Mikayla - Dental Assistant - Aurora Office


Dental Assistant – Aurora

Kayla graduated with her RDA certificate from Cuyahoga Valley Career Center in 2020 and began a career in the dental field in 2019. She plans to further her education in dental hygiene and continue helping people achieve a beautiful, healthy smile and knowledge on maintaining that smile for years to come.

She is passionate about her job and takes great pride in giving patients the best quality care to feel confident and happy with their teeth. Kayla strives to build relationships with all of her patients and educates them on the importance of proper oral hygiene all while putting a smile on their face while in her care.

Kayla grew up in Twinsburg, Ohio where she graduated from and met her high school sweetheart who she has spent 10 amazing years with. She lives in Aurora with a loving fiancé and their fur child and cat, Lionel. In her free time, she enjoy lifting weights and spending time with family and loved ones.

TIffany: Hygienist in Aurora


Dental Hygienist – Aurora

Tiffany graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Lakeland Community College in 2023. Her favorite thing about her profession is helping patients feel comfortable with their smile and educating them on home care!

While she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her dog, Cooper and her cat, Poppy! She loves being an aunt to her nephew and niece, Leo and Cleo. She also enjoys taking road trips, fishing, and art!

LaToya - Aurora - Front Desk


Front Desk – Aurora

LaToya was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. LaToya graduated from Remington College in 2015 and has since worked in the dental field. LaToya’s goal is to make patients feel comfortable and welcomed from the moment they walk into the dental office.

In her free time LaToya enjoys being a sports mom to her son Dylan, watching movies, traveling, and being with her family and her dog, Champ!

Cuyahoga Falls

Michelle - Hygienist


Hygienist – Cuyahoga Falls

Michelle earned her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Stark State College. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Akron. Michelle is passionate about helping patients understand the importance of their oral health and enjoys discussing the best ways to take care of their smiles.

Originally from California, Michelle has lived all over the states but found her place in Akron with her fiancé and their two cats.

Her hobbies include traveling, trying out new restaurants, and taking care of her growing house-plant collection.

Jasmine - Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant – Cuyahoga Falls

Jasmine has been working in dentistry since 2018. She graduated from Fortis College with an associate degree in Dental Assisting.

Jasmine takes pride in getting to know her patients and caring for them like she would with her own family and friends. She loves being able to help people achieve the smile they have always dreamed about. Jasmine eventually plans to further her dental career by studying to become a dental hygienist.

Outside of work, Jasmine enjoys being with her son the most! She also loves being outdoors. In her commitment to health and wellness, Jasmine considers the gym as her second best friend.

Kyla - Cuyahoga Falls


Front Desk – Cuyahoga Falls

Kyla has been in the dental and medical field for over 20 years. Kyla’s goal every day is to make our patients feel comfortable and welcome! She will always go the extra mile for every patient to ensure that we provide a world-class dental experience from check-in to check-out.

Outside of work Kyla enjoys spending time outside, playing cards, spending time her nieces and nephews as well as her 2 cats, Maverick and Marshmallow.

Eric - Cuyahoga Falls


Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary – Cuyahoga Falls

Eric was born and raised in Akron Ohio, growing up the North Hill Neighborhood. Today he and his wife Melanie proudly call Cuyahoga Falls their home. They have 3 daughters (Olivia, Paris, and Brynlee), 2 cats (Pirate and Grey), and a dog (Lady).

Eric has been working in the dental field since 2005. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Medical and Dental Assisting in Mentor Ohio, for training in Dental Assisting. He later earned his EFDA degree from Stark State Community College. Eric has experience in all facets of the delta field including general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery. Dentistry is truly his passion! He takes pride in his work, and sets out to be an example of a fine dental professional.

When not working in dentistry, Eric enjoys being with family & friends. He also likes supporting local businesses, by enjoying the many shops, restaurants, and activities we have in Cuyahoga Falls. Eric also enjoys watching and playing many sports, including being an avid golfer.

Mercedes - Dental Assistant - Cuyahoga Falls


Dental Assistant – Cuyahoga Falls

Mercedes graduated from the First Impressions Dental Assisting School where she earned her dental degree as a Certified Dental Assistant. She is dedicated to helping her patients feel as comfortable as they can be in the dental office while treating everybody like family. Her passion is to be a valuable team member and educate patients on proper oral health.

Outside of dentistry, Mercedes loves taking family vacations, reading novels and being a mom to her new amazing son. She also enjoys long walks at the park and being a dog mom to her 4 puppies.

Alexis - Front Desk at Cuyahoga Fals


Front Desk – Cuyahoga Falls

Alexis is originally from Florida and moved to Ohio in 2018. She has been in the dental field since 2019. Alexis takes great pride in going the extra mile to assure patient satisfaction in any way possible. She loves helping people to make their dental experience easy and comfortable.

In her free time, Alexis enjoys playing video games and reading books from her favorite author, Michael Connelly. Her positive personality and enthusiasm is contagious and she always spreads her positivity to everyone she meets.

Eileen Front Desk Cuyahoga Falls


Front Desk – Cuyahoga Falls

Eileen is from northeast Pennsylvania. She moved to Ohio in 2018 where she began her career in the dental field. She compassionate and caring, and makes it her goal to help patients feel like family, not just a number.

Outside of the office, Eileen likes to hike, fish and just be in nature. She enjoys road trips, exploring the rest of Ohio, and anywhere that there is something unique to see. You will always see her with her camera as she enjoys taking pictures, candidly of course, of her boyfriend, family and friends.

Ali - Hygienist - Cuyahoga Falls


Hygienist – Cuyahoga Falls

Ali grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio for most of his life. He received his Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Stark State College in 2023. While at work, he loves interacting with patients and building a bond, while also teaching them about the importance of their oral health and how to take excellent care of their teeth.

Some of his hobbies include walking in parks with friends and enjoying nature, watching Cleveland sports, playing soccer, trying out different restaurants, and working on cars.

CSC-Kari - Hygienist Cuyahoga Falls


Hygienist – Cuyahoga Falls

Kari entered the dental field in 2009, where she began working in the front office. She later graduated from Stark State College with her Associates of Applied Science for Dental Hygiene in 2016. As a dental hygienist, she loves helping her patients feel comfortable and happy with their smiles!

Kari has two daughters and two dogs that she enjoys spending free time with. She also enjoys camping, hiking, and going to parks. Kari loves to run and completed her first marathon in 2023. She also enjoys all Cleveland sports, and loves going to Cavs, Browns and, Guardians games.


Vicki from Cleveland Smile Dentist Westlake Front Desk


Front Desk – Westlake

Vickie has been in Dentistry for over 30 years and has enjoyed working at the front desk and dental assisting. Vickie loves her patients and enjoys getting to know about them and their families. She truly loves to make them feel like they are part of our Cleveland Smile Center family.

She believes in providing world-class dental care for every patient. Vickie is an Ordained Minister who also served in full-time Ministry with her husband for over 25 years. She has been a Women’s Conference speaker traveling to different states training Ladies in Leadership.

She grew up an Air Force Brat traveling all over the world, initially meeting her husband at 11 years old when their dads were stationed in Taiwan. Vickie has been married to her soul mate Mark for 34 years, together they have 4 amazing children and 4 awesome grandchildren.

CSC - Westlake Team Nikki


Front Desk – Westlake

Nikki grew up in Brunswick, Ohio where she spent most of her life. She now resides in LaGrange with her 2 daughters, dog, cat, and 2 guinea pigs.

In her free time you’ll probably find her gardening, redecorating, or putting something together. Every year Nikki and her daughters attend the Cleveland Guardian’s Home Opener. She is also very passionate about cooking and baking! Her dream was always to have a cafe or bakery of her own – maybe someday!

Corliss - Hygienist - Westlake


Hygienist – Westlake

Corliss graduated with an Associates degree in Dental Hygiene from Lorain County Community College. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Kent State University.

She enjoys connecting with her patients and educating them regarding their overall health as well as their oral health. She believes that a smile is the cheapest and easiest way to make a difference in someone’s day.

In her spare time, Corliss enjoys flower and vegetable gardening, home projects, line dancing and spending time with her family.

Bedford / Oakwood Village Office

Marnie - Bedford / Oakwood - Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant – Bedford / Oakwood Village

Marnie has worked in the dental field as Certified Dental Assistant for over 30 years. She worked for Dr. Steven Cole prior to his retirement transition and has since continued to work for Cleveland Smile Center in that same office location!

Marnie is passionate about helping to build beautiful smiles. She takes pride in providing our patients with gentle care and the compassion they need to feel comfortable in the dental chair.

During her free time Marnie enjoys gardening, cooking, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.