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Cristin

 

Certified Preventive Dental Assistant

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My job is to assist our doctors at chairside. I’m the lead lab assistant, and do whatever else it takes to help the office run smoothly for our patients. My favorite part of my job is helping patients obtain a healthy mouth so that they have brilliant and dazzling smiles for life!

At home, my husband Steve and I have two boys. We also have three dogs who are my babies! Our youngest son, Tyler, is a freshman at Ashland University and currently a wrestler there. Our oldest son, Brett, welcomed our first granddaughter Kyla in December 2013. She is such a delight to our family.

 

Colleen

Certified Dental Assistant

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I stay busy each day by assisting our hygienists and doctors with whatever they need. I often take X-rays, handle charting, and assist our practice in whatever way is needed. I love interacting with and catching up with our patients; they are all so interesting!  In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing with my husband and daughter on our boat and love taking trips to the islands. When not in the office,  I like spending time in the gym.

 

 

Lee

Certified Dental Assistant

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As one of our certified dental assistants, I assist our doctors at chairside, help out with lab duties, and make sure I’m doing what I can so that our patients achieve their dental health goals! I’ve been in the dental field since 1976, and I just love clinical assisting, creating new smiles, and keeping up a friendly environment. Our doctors are very progressive, and they really appreciate all the hard work that we do.

I have two grown sons with whom I love spending time when I get the chance.

 

Julie

Registered Dental Hygienist

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I Received my degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2000. I completed my state boards, received state licensure and proud to be a part of this fabulous practice since June of 2000. Words can't express how amazing our team is and how well we all work together. We welcome new patients every day. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and partnering with you and all of your dental needs.

I have three very fun and outgoing children, Justin, Drew, and Abby. I love spening as much time with them as possible. Also, I am happily married to the love of my life Phil, AKA "Fill". We have a cute story, feel free to ask me about it sometime! My "me time" is very important to me as well. My favorite activities I fill this special time with are cooking, working out, watching movies, reading a good book and traveling with my family.

 

Montie

Expanded Function Dental Assistant

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I assist our doctors with whatever they ask of me while maintaining all office procedures. I joined the dental field in 1987 and have been with this practice since 1990. I absolutely love helping people, and this job is such a rewarding way to go about doing that! My goal is to give our patients nothing but the best each and every day.

I love my family, and I have been married for 25 years. We have three children. Our family enjoys the outdoors and wide open spaces. We are active in sports, and we love spending downtime by our pool or the lake.

 

Erin

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Each day, I come into the office and provide positive continuing care for our patients through thorough cleanings, intraoral photos, X-rays, and gum disease and oral cancer screenings. Each patient is unique and special, and I enjoy seeing familiar faces as well as meeting new people.

I have been married to my husband Jon since 2006, and we enjoy living in the country. We have two beautiful daughters we love to take to the zoo and do outdoor activities together!

 

Cyndi

Patient Concierge

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I help out at the front desk by welcoming and checking in patients, answering phones, filing, and handling patient correspondence. I joined the dental field in 1977 and have loved being with this practice since 1995. Patient interaction and working with such a great group of people are my favorite parts of my job.

At home, I am married to an incredible man. We have a few outside kitties, too. I enjoy cooking, sewing, bicycling, and motorcycle travel. My husband and I are avid National Drag Racing fans!

 

Janet

Business Administrator

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As our business administrator, I go above and beyond to make sure our patients can comfortably afford their treatments and care. I also do my best to ensure that our patients receive the most out of their insurance benefits, and I conduct the treatment consultations. Seeing the amazing smiles when our patients finish their treatment is my favorite part of my job, and I feel very lucky to work for highly driven and dedicated doctors who demand the best for their patients and staff.

I have relocated to South Florida, and I’m enjoying my new life here. I am happy that I’m still working with the practice remotely!

 

Melanie

Insurance Coordinator

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As Insurance Coordinator, the tasks I perform are mainly done behind the scenes. I work to ensure our patient's insurance eligibility and dental benefit information are obtained and verified. To achieve the best results, the Front Desk team & I work closely together. In doing this, we strive to help our patients receive and maintain their best oral health care needs. Other responsibilities I have include assisting our Business Administrator, with duties such as assembling accounts payable, insurance explanations and benefit remittances. I also help Dr.Stefano & team to organize and prepare the agendas for our weekly Team meetings.

I've been in the dental field since 1997 and have been part of the Stefano Dental Team since 2006. Outside of work, I really enjoy spending time with my husband, Donny and our seven wonderful children. I also like reading, dancing and dominoes.

So you have a great dental experience, I will continue to assist our dental team, and look forward to helping you in anyway that I can.

 

Brittany

Patient Relations Administrator / Dental Assistant

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I’m here to make sure you have a great experience at Stefano Dental! As a native of Huron, I love working here. I graduated from the Toledo Dental Academy and joined the team in October of 2009. I enjoy working health fairs, being the new patient coordinator, helping patients overcome their fears and to enjoy their smiles! I love being surrounded by doctors and staff who are amazing role models. Everyone here is hardworking, fun, and inspiring.

Outside the office, I love spending time with my husband Ben, our daughter Emma, and son Calvin. We also enjoy time spent with family and friends out on the lake boating, camping, food of course and scrapbooking our memories.

 

Amy

Financial Administrator

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My position as Financial Administrator is to help each one of our patients achieve their dental needs and goals. Once, you have seen Dr. Stefano or Dr. Klassen, I will help you find a way to obtain your dental care. I work closely, with the doctors to help provide you with affordable dentistry. I love interacting with our patients and getting to know them better. I look forward to each and every day because there is always something new to learn. My objective is to make sure everyone of our patients has an incredible and rewarding experience. Our patients, staff and doctors are amazing and make working here a pleasure.

Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband Tim, children Michelle and Aaron and their spouses. We are blessed with six beautiful grandchildren, who keep me active. We enjoy boating, traveling and shopping.

 

Deb

Registered Dental Hygienist

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As one of the team of hygienists, I help keep our family of patients’ teeth sparkling clean. I like working for Stefano Dental because it gives me a change of pace and a stream of new faces, and keeps me on my toes. I LOVE dentistry for the diversity of people, which means a diversity in teeth: not one mouth is the same. I love challenges, and when patients return for preventive maintenance, their teeth are in better health from what I have done.

I am happily married to my husband Corey since 2007, and we have two beautiful children. I like to garden, run, work out, and be outdoors.

 

Kathy

Hygiene Coordinator

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I have been in the dental field for 22 years. Twelve years were spent in an orthodontic office. I'm happy to be back at this office working with an incredible team that creats beautiful smiles every day!

I have been married to my husband, Mark for 27 years. We have three children and three grandchildren. We love to travel and spoil our grandchildren.

 

Jerri

Dental Assistant

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I began as a dental assistant in 1988 in Alliance, Ohio. I studied at Stark State, where I attended every course and took every opportunity to learn the finer aspects of dentistry that have been available. My first Doctor and I went on a ten-day mission trip to the Dominican Republic, where we attended to the dental needs of many. My life has had many chapters. After 13 years in the same practice, I have lived and worked in Canton and Massillon, with some of the best doctors. 

I became a part of Stefano Dental in March of 2014. I feel honored to be a part of their team. The atmosphere of learning, as well as genuine care for your health and comfort, are of the standards that I longed to be apart of. Our patients are very important to me, and I take great pride in providing excellent, comfortable care.

My husband and I, our two Yorkies, live south of Norwalk. We enjoy country life – bicycling, some gardening, and many creative hobbies keep me busy.

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