Meet Our Staff
Bridgette Riddle, RDH
Bridgette is a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental Hygiene program. She has been a part of the office for over 20 years. Building relationships with patients and helping them achieve good oral health is the foundation of her career. By attending conferences and belonging to the ADHA, she strives to keep the office at the forefront of dental hygiene care. In her free time, Bridgette enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters and rescue greyhounds.
Nancy Shanes, RDH
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.
Meet Susie Hill
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.
Meet Barb Tekavec
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.
Meet Christy Murphy
Christy is a Dental Assistant 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.
Meet Sonja Sobczak
Sonja is the Office Manager within our office. 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.
Meet Jessica Stanga RDH
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”.
Meet Marilynn Broski
Marilynn is a Dental Assistant within the office. She came to us with 10 years experience in the dental field. She took a break from dental to pursue her career in law enforcement. She was in law enforcement for 16 years and realized her passion was in dentistry. She strives to make our patients feel very comfortable , and happy. Marilynn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out , shopping and traveling.
Meet Anna Smulyanskiy RDH
Anna is a graduate of Lakeland Community College and has been in practice since 2012. She was given the Academic Achievement Award out of her class and has future plans of going to dental school. Anna is very passionate about preventative care. She enjoys spending time educating her patients while, at the same time, striving to give her patients the best cleaning of their lives. She is a promoter of health and wellness. In her spare time, Anna enjoys spending time with her three year old son and family, as well as taking advantage of all that Cleveland has to offer.
Meet Olivia Setnik
Olivia is the Patient Coordinator within the office. She graduated from Christine Valmy International with a certification in esthetics . She loves working with people , patients and coworkers alike. Olivia is passionate about making people smile, and helping them get the smile they are proud of! Raised in Beachwood, Olivia now lives in University Heights with her husband , Nick , and their puppy Bean. She enjoys cooking , art , meeting new people , and spending time with friends and family . She’s proud to be part of the Beachwood Dental team!