Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your child to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 
Wendy
Hospital Services Coordinator
Jen
Clinincal Technician
Tracy
Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator
Sam
Clinincal Technician
Nicole
Pediatric Dental Hygienist
Lindsay
Pediatric Dental Hygienist
Jodie
Clinincal Technician
Jena
Clinincal Technician
Heather
New Patient Coordinator
Hannah
Clinical Technician
Emily
Treatment Coordinator
Emily
Clinical Technician
Dana
Financial Manager
Christen
Clinical Coordinator
Charleen
Scheduling Coordinator

Tracy

Tracy has been with Summit Dental Specialists for the past six years as a treatment coordinator. Her favorite aspect of her position is helping to make patients feel comfortable and at ease at their first visit. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves to be outdoors kayaking, hiking, or running.

Emily D.

Emily has been with Summit Dental Specialists for more than four years. She enjoys taking the time to get to know each patient, and learning about their interests. Outside of the office, Emily loves spending time with her daughter Olivia and their horse Stormy. If she is not at the barn, you can find her doing something outdoors, or hanging out with friends. She also stays pretty busy with her daughter’s sports, and their new French bulldog puppy, Izzy!

Heather

Heather joined the Summit team in March of 2016. She is our new patient coordinator and enjoys assisting the new faces of the office. When Heather is not at work, she enjoys cooking, traveling with her husband, and spoiling her two fur babies Pepper and Beanie! A little secret about Heather that most patients don’t know is Heather’s little sister Jena is a dental assistant here in the office as well!

Nicole

Nicole has been with our team since 2012. She started her career working as a pediatric dental assistant back in 2004. She then decided to further her education and graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in May of 2009 as a licensed dental hygienist. When Nicole is not working, she enjoys exercising and spending time with her husband Eric and their two children Taylor and Logan.

Emily R.

Emily has been working for Summit Dental Specialists for five years as a treatment coordinator for orthodontics and a clinical technician for pediatrics. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management at Kent State University. Outside of work, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading, and traveling.

Lindsay

Lindsay has been a pediatric dental hygienist with Summit Dental Specialists since 2013. She is a mother to two busy toddlers. In her spare time, she enjoys newborn and family portrait photography, and traveling around the country with her family.

Wendy

Wendy has been an employee of Summit Dental Specialists since July 2008, where she started as a dental assistant and is currently an office administrator and the hospital services coordinator. When Wendy is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Kevin and her children, and loves being outdoors enjoying the sun, hiking, and going for long walks at the lake.

Sam

Sam has been a dental assistant with Summit Dental Specialists for four years. She is currently enrolled in the Lakeland Community College Dental Hygiene program and excited to further her dental education. She also enjoys going to as many Cleveland Indians games as she can during the baseball season.

Christen

Christen is our clinical coordinator who has been with us since August of 2013. She thoroughly enjoys being part of such an amazing team and she loves getting to know all of our wonderful patients. Christen most enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Family time is her favorite time!

Jena

Jena has been with Summit Dental for over two years. Aside from dental assisting, she enjoys baking sweet treats. She is an avid dog lover to two dogs Hector and Macho. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports and spending time with her friends and family.

Charleen

Charleen is a schedule coordinator at Summit Dental Specialists. She moved to the area from Arizona in 2013 to be with her grandchildren. Although she regrets the winter weather at times, the summers have been great for all of her favorite outdoor activities.

Hannah

Hannah has been in the dental field for over three years. She is a nationally certified dental assistant and enrolled in the expanded functions dental assisting program at Case Western Reserve University. She enjoys hiking and kayaking in her free time.

Jodi

Jodi looks forward to caring for all patients at Summit Dental Specialists. Her nurturing ways instantly put everyone at ease. Jodi is the mother of three grown children, Morghan, Kyle, and Joey. She loves spending time with her grandchildren Ava and Liam and her new puppy Babs!

Dana

Dana has been with Summit Dental Specialists since 2005. As our office Financial Manager, she assists patients with payment schedules and insurance explanations. She loves spending time with her 3 boys. You may find her frequenting the ballpark in the summer months. She also loves going to Cavs games as she is LeBron's #1 fan!

Jen

Jen is a Clinical Technician with both Dr. Valiathan & Dr. Gindi. In her free time she teaches Art, is a silversmith & hikes with her dog.