April has been in the dentistry field since right out of high school. She started our dental assisting and then moved to administrative. Her clinical knowledge gives her a better understanding of insurance billing and the best way to maximize your dental benefits. April resides in Sheffield Village with her two daughters, and enjoys spending her time with her family and friends and doing outdoor activities.
Kerry has been in the dental field for close to 20 years and has practiced dental hygiene since 2003. Recently, she has transferred into the role of practice coordinator at WLDA due to the ongoing expansion of the practice! She is using her clinical skills and knowledge to serve patients with insurance reimbursement and streamlining patient experiences within the office. Kerry resides in Northeastern Ohio and enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons traveling and enjoying the outdoors.
Hope graduated from Ross Medical Education Center's Dental Assisting Program in January 2020. A true caring and positive nature radiates from Hope. She is always seen with a smile on her face and a hand out to help. Hope has a ten year background assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She believes no matter what boundaries people may face, we will always be able to communicate with our smiles. This led her to discover her passion for the dental field, as she gets to help people smile. Hope enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves exploring the beautiful shores of Lake Erie with her fiance in their kayaks, going camping and also crafting.
Alexis graduated from Polaris career center in 2018 with her dental assisting degree. She enjoys the one on one time with patients helping them to fully understand their dental health. Alexis enjoys spending time with her family while going to the beach or camping.
Jaritza has been in dental assisting for eight years. Jaritza recently has graduated from Case Western Reserve University Expanded Function Dental Assistant Program. She is using her many years as a certified dental assistant to enhance her EFDA skills.She has a superb eye for colors and color matching, which is critical in bigger cosmetic cases. Jaritza is fluent in Spanish. She enjoys spending free time with her husband and two sons, as well as playing in local softball leagues.
Ashley has been in the dental field since 2008. Ashley started out in pediatric dentistry, where she put her remarkable patience and friendly nature to good use. She graduated with honors from the dental hygiene program at Lakeland Community college and enjoys continuing that education through local courses. Ashley is committed to providing you with a comfortable experience at the office. When she is not at the office, Ashley enjoys running in local races, spending time with her dog Morty, and visiting with friends and family.
Bernadett graduated from Lorain County Community College Dental Hygiene program in 2004 and has been practicing as a Dental Hygienist since. She also completed advanced training in Periodontal Therapy and Local Anesthesia. She is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of hygiene care and strives to make their experience as comfortable as possible. Bernadett has a true passion for dental hygiene and will motivate her patients to floss daily. Bernadett is married and has two boys and a Golden Retriever. She loves traveling and spending time with her family, she enjoys motorcycle riding, boating and any outdoor activities. She is a native of Hungary and fluent in Hungarian.
Jonilda, or Nida for short, began her career in dentistry over 10 years ago as a dental assistant- She expanded her dental knowledge and graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Lorain County Community College. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, she focuses on providing high quality care to her patients and educating them on how to maintain great oral health! She is committed to making hygiene appointments a comfortable and positive experience for her patients. She is always ready to listen to her patients concerns, learn about their dental history and plan for a healthy future for them. Together, with the dental team, she will formulate hygiene care plans centered around each individual patients needs. Nida also speaks fluent Albanian. In her free time she likes to spend time relaxing with family and friends.
Rudina obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014 at Lorain County Community College. She is thrilled to now be a member of Westlake Dental Associates where high quality dentistry is provided. Dental Hygiene has given her the oppurtunity to provide individual focus, and meet the oral health needs of many patients. Her goal is to promote healthy smiles, while providing thorough gentle cleanings. She will do her best to put the patients at ease, so they will look forward to their next visit. Rudina is a native of Albania and fluent in Albanian. She resides in Rocky River with her husband and four children. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, and keeping up with her children’s athletic activities.
We Look forward to welcoming you to our Westlake Dental Family. As you will see from our mission statement when you first walk in. "It is our goal to understand our patients in order to provide them with appropriate dentistry in an environment of care and respect."