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Kim has been a dental assistant since high school, graduating from North High School in Akron. She has worked with Dr. Kleckner since 2008. She finds great satisfaction in helping patients overcome their dental fears and anxieties, thus experiencing better oral health. She completed her Certified Dental Assistant training in 2012 and is certified in coronal polishing, sealant placement, dental radiography, and CPR. Kim always has a smile for her patients and enjoys making them feel very comfortable before and during treatment. Kim has also completed some extensive training courses with Dr. Kleckner in regards to TMJ dysfunction and full mouth reconstruction cases. She is passionate about helping patients overcome pain and discomfort so they may achieve their dream smiles.
In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family. She is very proud of her two children and three grandchildren! She is often babysitting her grandchildren on her days off, taking them to various museums and parks, and swimming whenever she can. She also enjoys spoiling her dog, Snooki, and cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers and Browns.
Kay joined our office in 2010 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She received her Bachelor of Science and Dental Hygiene degrees from West Liberty University in 1980. She is also certified to administer local anesthesia for dental treatment and is CPR certified. Kay holds memberships in the America Dental Hygiene Association, Stark Collaborative Dental Hygienist Association, and the Renaissance Dental Hygiene Study Club. Throughout her career, Kay has practiced in both general dental and periodontal specialty practices, as well as the Tiffin Health Department to provide dental screenings for children. She especially enjoys helping her patients achieve the best oral health possible through preventative cleanings and education on good home hygiene habits. Kay has more than 25 years of experience and expertise to offer and enjoys creating specialized plans for each patient's care. This includes providing them with the correct hygiene aids to best care for their teeth at home. Kay is an avid flosser and would love to teach the world to floss every day!
Outside of the office, Kay treasures time with her husband and two grown children. She also enjoys knitting, reading, bird watching, biking, skiing, swimming, and kayaking.
Denise joined our team in 2018 as a dental assistant. She is a native of Northeast Ohio, as her family had a large farm in Portage County for seven generations. Denise has two grown children and two grandchildren, and she absolutely loves her family status as “Grandma." She graduated from the Kent Roosevelt two-year Dental Assisting Vocational program and has been a Dental Assistant since 1985. Currently, Denise is certified in dental radiology and CPR. She takes great pride and enjoyment in seeing patients smile when they leave an appointment. She has a passion for the chairside element of dental assisting and enjoys making patients feel comfortable during dental treatment. She brings 30+ years of experience and expertise and can help patients understand complex issues with her calm, reassuring demeanor.
When not at the office, Denise enjoys doing videography, photography, and droning. She also enjoys being in the great outdoors: hiking in the MetroParks, gardening, and the beach. Denise loves her Cleveland sports teams, motorcycle rides, traveling and charitable events.
Beth joined our practice as the business manager in 2018. She graduated from the Central-Hower High School dental-assisting program in 1982 and began her career in Anchorage, Alaska. After six years in Alaska, she returned to Ohio and began transitioning between working chair-side to working in the front office. Beth brings with her 30+ years of experience in the dental office, including a vast experience with dental insurance benefits. Beth has always enjoyed helping patients understand and realize good dental health, both as an assistant and at the front office. These days, she takes great pleasure in seeing patients complete treatment and maximize the use of their dental insurance, all while keeping the entire team running smoothly for optimal patient care.
Beth makes her home in Cuyahoga Falls and loves the community here. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with her three grown children. When not at the office, Beth like to relax by painting and designing repurposed furniture. She has a keen eye for turning cast-off furniture and accessories into something new, beautiful and useful. Beth is also involved with local women's business organizations.
Shari joined our office in November 2018 as a Treatment Coordinator. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising from Kent State University in 2008. Shari started her career in the retail fashion world, and then jumped into the dental industry in 2013. She discovered a keen interest in dental care and greatly enjoys meeting patients and helping them get the care they need.
In her free time, Shari enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan and their daughter Gemma, born in 2017. Gemma really keeps them on their toes with her toddler adventures. Shari's family also includes her fur-babies – 2 dogs and 2 cats, who all get along quite well surprisingly enough! She loves to cook and enjoys getting inspiration for recipes from Pinterest. Her husband loves her version of an Island Glazed Pork Tenderloin. Shari's other hobbies include keeping up with her succulent garden, browsing at Target, and proudly cheering on the Cleveland sports teams.