Building Relationships While Improving Lives
Being a dentist is, at the core, about helping others. I have the ability to relieve pain, restore function and oral health, and make a smile even more beautiful. Each patient is a person, with his or her own clinical situation and personal needs and concerns. Each deserves dental care that meets all of their needs and delivers results that have them smiling!
I am honored by the trust of a patient: one’s smile is deeply personal, and to place it in the hands of another takes an act of faith. I am here to serve and take that responsibility seriously. If I don’t have a solution to a dental problem, I know who can fix it; I don’t have all the answers, but I do know where to find them.
I love all aspects of dentistry, from routine preventative dentistry to complicated cases that involve working with multiple specialists to achieve long-term results. Walking a person through what’s happening in their mouth, then talking about the options for remedying the situation is a great feeling.
Each patient is important. I want to know who they are, and about their family, life, interests, and experiences. Our conversations, and the bonds they create, are the best part of my profession.
The Solon Family Dental Team
My team is the cornerstone of the practice: They are compassionate, supportive and committed to keeping people smiling during visits. They appreciate how each patient is special and are attentive to and respectful of their needs. I couldn’t be more proud of the people in the practice and love how they ensure every patient knows they are important and valued.
Education and Continuing Education
Before becoming a dentist, I completed a Bachelor of Science in computer science at Case Western Reserve University. After working as an engineer for five years and writing software for MRI scanners, I realized I needed a career where I connected with and helped people.
So I returned to school, at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and completed my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.
Since receiving my dental degree, I’ve actively sought continuing education. Dentistry is a constantly evolving field: New techniques, along with advances in technology and materials, mean faster, better care and stronger results. It’s my responsibility to stay current on these developments.
I’ve focused on implant restorations. These can be complicated, but with proper planning, clear communication with the surgeon, and working with a quality lab, beautiful results are achieved!
Beyond the Office
I grew up in Bay Village and now live in Hudson with my husband, Ed, and my mini dachshund, Gregory. Solon Family Dental keeps me busy, but when I have time, I love watching the Indians and Cavs (even though Lebron is gone). I also, sometimes, even watch the Browns on Sundays.