Alysia graduated with a degree in dental hygiene from Owens Community College in May 2001. She started working at Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care in December of that year. Alysia says, "What I love most about working here is the connection we make with our patients. Working in pediatrics, we see children that are a little nervous about their dental visit. It’s when they end their appointment with a smile or a hug that we know we’ve made a difference in their life. That is the best reward!"
Alicia has been at SPDC since April of 2012 and truely loves working with children. Before joining our team Alicia had worked for several years in a General Practice working on "Big Kids". "I love to help educate children on keeping healthy teeth and I look forward to seeing your little ones every 6 months!" In Alicia's free time she enjoys being with her family.
Ashley received an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene with certification in expanded functions and local anesthesia in 2009. She began working with the team at Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care in June 2009. Ashley says, "I love working with kids and educating them and their parents is what I enjoy the most. They make me smile, and I love what I do. It's all about making a difference, one smile at a time."
Debbie, RDH, EFDA
Debbie received an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene with certification in expanded functions in 1991. She began working with the team at Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care in 1993. Debbie participates in a variety of roles, including working directly with patients and many behind-the-scenes projects. She says, "Most of my enjoyment comes from helping children work through their anxiety and helping them leave the office with a great big smile. I also look forward to seeing our patients grow up and then one day return with their little ones!"
Debbie has been a receptionist at Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care since 1981. She says, "I love greeting all the parents and children. I love the look on the children's faces when I tell them all games are free in the game room."
Lori, CDA, EFDA
In addition to Lori’s chairside responsibilities, her certification in expanded functions allows her to place dental restorations. She received her EFDA training at Case Western Reserve and has been employed at Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care since 1998. Lori says, "I love helping the kids. I enjoy my job."
When not working, Lori cherishes spending time with her husband and kids.
Nikki has 12 years of experience in the dental field. She has worked as a dental assistant at Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care since 2005. Nikki says, "I like helping children with their dental needs."
Patches graduated from Owens Community College in May 2001. Shortly after, in August 2001, she began working at Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care. Patches says, "I enjoy working with children, and I am proud to be part of this great team."
Rebecca graduated from Owens Community College in May 2006 with an associate degree in Applied Science Dental Hygiene. After graduating from Owens and passing her state and national boards, she decided to obtain her bachelor’s degree. She graduated from Sienna Heights University in August 2007 with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree. Rebecca started her career at Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care in October 2006. She says, "I really enjoy working with my co-workers. We make such a great team. Working with kids has always been a dream of mine. I love being able to interact with our future leaders. Kids are creative, and they look at the world differently. It makes my job a lot more fun because they make me SMILE!"
Shellie, Billing Representative/Payment Posting, Account Reconciliations, Account Inquiries
Shellie has been with our team since 2003. She says, "I enjoy working with the people here and the environment."
Shellie enjoys drag racing, NASCAR, lounging poolside, reading, drawing, painting and spending time with her family and friends.
Stephanie, RDH, EFDA
Stephanie has been with the practice since 1995. She graduated from Owens Community College in May 1991 with licenses in dental hygiene and expanded functions. Her certification in expanded functions enables her to place restorations (fillings). Stephanie says, "I love working with our patients and watching them grow up. As they grow, their needs can change, and it is nice to help them meet their needs. I like being able to take on many roles at the office, including placing fillings and seeing patients for their cleaning appointments."
Terri, RDH, EFDA
Terri received her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene with certification in expanded functions in 1988. She has been working with Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care since 1983. Terri says, "I absolutely love and cherish the relationships we have built with our patients. It has been wonderful watching our patients grow and then bring their families here for their dental care." When away from the office, she enjoys skiing, wind-surfing and hanging with her family.
Vicki, CDA, EFDA
Vicki received her certificate of assisting in 1986. Before joining the team at Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care, she worked as a dental assistant, working in general dentistry for seven years. Vicki later decided to attend OSU, where she obtained her EFDA license, which enables her to place restorations. Vicki has worked with the team since April 1993. She says, "I enjoy working with kids of all ages. They all have a special way of bringing a smile to your heart."
Vondean, RDH, EFDA
Vondean is married with three children and four grandchildren. She worked as a dental assistant in general dentistry for 20 years before returning to college. Vondean obtained her associate degree in dental hygiene in 2001 from Owens Community College. She is also certified as an EFDA, but her main focus is hygiene. Vondean says, "I have been working here at Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care since 2001, and I can truly say that it is a joy to go to work every day. And the most rewarding thing is being able to clean the children's teeth and educate them on keeping their teeth and gums healthy. I love my job!"
Wanda, BBA/Office Manager
Wanda began her career at Sylvania Pediatric Dental Care in 1975 as an assistant. She then moved to the front office. Wanda obtained a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Toledo in 1982. Wanda says, "I have enjoyed watching our patients grow up and bring their own children to us... seeing our practice evolve."
Away from the office, she is active in church, 4-H and school programs. Her hobbies include camping, boating with her family and gardening.