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.
Tracy has been with Summit Dental Specialists since May 2011 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 has been with Summit Dental Specialists since January 2013 as a Clinical Technician. 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 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 three fur babies, Pepper, Beanie, and Marty! A little secret about Heather that most patients don’t know is Heather’s little sister Jena is a Clinical Technician here in the office as well!
Nicole has been a Pediatric Dental Hygienist with our team since December 2012. She started her career working as a pediatric dental assistant 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 has been working with Summit Dental Specialists since April 2012 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 has been a Pediatric Dental Hygienist with Summit Dental Specialists since 2013. She is a mother of two busy toddlers. In her spare time, she enjoys newborn and family portrait photography, and traveling around the country with her family.
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. She also loves being outdoors enjoying the sun, hiking, and going for long walks at the lake.
Sam has been a Clinical Technician with Summit Dental Specialists since November of 2013. 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. Go Tribe!
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 has been with Summit Dental Specialists since February of 2015. Aside from being at the office, 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 has been a Schedule Coordinator with Summit Dental Specialists since August of 2013. She moved to the area from Arizona 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 has been a Clinical Technician for Summit Dental Specialists since September of 2016. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) for over three years and is currently enrolled in the Expanded Functions Dental Assisting (EFDA) program at Case Western Reserve University and is graduating in May 2018. She enjoys hiking and kayaking in her free time.
Jodie looks forward to caring for all patients at Summit Dental Specialists. She has been with our team since January of 2015. Her nurturing ways instantly put everyone at ease. Jodie is the mother of three grown children, Morghan, Kyle, and Joey. She loves spending time with her grandchildren, Ava and Liam, and her puppy, Babs!
Dana has been with Summit Dental Specialists since May of 2005. As our office Financial Manager, she assists patients with payment schedules and insurance explanations. She loves spending time with her three 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 has been a Clinical Technician with both Dr. Valiathan and Dr. Gindi since June 2017. In her free time, she teaches art, is a silversmith, and hikes with her dog.