Meet Our Staff

Dentists


Administrative Team


Sonja Carney, Operations Manager

Sonja is the Operations Manager within our offices. Sonja came to us with over 8 years experience in the dental field. She graduated in 2008 from the Cleveland Institute of Dental And Medical Assisting.

Her background in Dental Assisting has helped further her career as she transitioned from clinical to administrative, That knowledge has helped in all aspect of the dental office. She enjoy spending time with her family and traveling to new places.

Barb Tekavec, Financial Coordinator

Barbara has worked more than 40 years as an office administrator. She took a summer job before entering Kent State School of Nursing and never left for school that fall! Dental patients in Cleveland have benefited for decades from Barbara’s warm smile, dental acumen and creative financial solutions.

Our office is fortunate to be able to extend that experience to our patients, our professionals and our remarkable staff. Experience is what Barbara brings to our practice. Come in and see what you have been missing. On her free time, Barbara enjoys showing, breeding, and taking care of her own dogs as well as others dogs. Barbara lives in Chardon with her husband Jim.

Susie Hill, Billing

Susie has been a receptionist at our office for 15 years. She takes pride in making sure claims are processed and payments are posted. Susie lives in Wickliffe with her husband Gene. She enjoys traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Christy Murphy, Compliance Officer

Christy is the Compliance Officer within the office, who came with prior experience in the medical field being a nursing assistant. She attended the Dental Assisting Training School and completed her externship with our office, and has been here ever since. Christy is a hard worker and she does whatever she can to make patients comfortable, and help wherever she can. She enjoys all the newest technology that Beachwood Dental offers, and loves to see the transformation and confidence in her patients smile. In her free time Christy loves to spend time with her family/friends, being outdoors, and traveling.

Peg Kelly, Administrative

Ashley Carney, Financial Officer

Lara Bowditch, Administrative

Gina D’Ambrosia, Administrative

Dental Hygienists


Nancy Shanes

Nancy has plus years’ experience as a dental professional, and has been a part of our team since 2005. Nancy is a licensed Dental Hygienist and a registered Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA). Her postgraduate training for special technology in Houston, Texas, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and National Dental Hygiene conferences keeps her at the forefront of Dental Hygiene trends.

Nancy uses state of the art technology such as the Diagnodent (a non-invasive laser device that detects cavities), the USI (a patient friendly ultrasonic scaler) and digital radiography. Additionally, she is licensed to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. Through her desire to understand the wishes of her patients, Nancy exemplifies the mission of our team. She provides the right tools for each individual to stay healthy. Nancy lives in Cleveland and enjoys yoga, bicycling, reading and spending time with her friends and family.

Jessica Monney

Jessica obtained her Bachelor Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2009. She obtained her local anesthesia certification from Stark State Community College in 2014. Jessica lives in Westlake. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, working out, and spending time with her family and friends.

“As your Dental Hygienist I am here to educate, inform, and motivate you as my patient. I love to share my knowledge of oral health and believe the more you know and understand about the health of your mouth, the more likely you will be able to take responsibility in preventing oral disease”.

Megan Klozar

She began her career in dentistry 10 years ago as a dental assistant. After realizing her passion for dentistry and her patients, she went back to school and, in 2016, obtained her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Lakeland Community College. She truly enjoys forming relationships with her patients and the ability to make them calm and comfortable during their dental appointments. She is certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. As a family they enjoy cooking, camping, and four wheeling together.

Stephanie Scaletta

Stephanie joined our team early 2019. She has worked in the dental field since 2014, and obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene from Lakeland Community College. Stephanie is also licensed to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide sedation to deliver the most comfortable experience possible. She attends several continuing education courses each year, covering a variety of topics.

Stephanie prides herself on connecting with patients and taking their individual needs into consideration. She also enjoys educating our patients on the links between oral and systemic diseases, and the importance of optimal oral health. Aside from dentistry, Stephanie has a passion for helping animals in need, and is very active in animal rescue. She enjoys spending time with her rescue dogs Lulubelle, Benny, and Harley. Stephanie also loves traveling, yoga, reading, playing with her goddaughter, and discovering fun and unique areas of Cleveland to explore.

Irit Rawraway

Tricia Scott

Julia Soltys

Dental Assistants


Matthew Velotta

Halle Mckinley

Katharine Mccance

Denise Nero, EFDA

Cindy Onorato, EFDA

North Royalton Staff


Theresa Bellanca, Office Manager

Amanda “Mandie” Osborne, Administrative

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