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Our team of dental auxiliaries is made up of 6 dedicated ladies committed to serving you. They include: 2 receptionists, 2 Certified Dental Assistants, 1 EFDA's (Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries), and 1 Registered Dental Hygienists.
Our receptionist Madonna are here to pleasantly handle all telephone contact, scheduling issues, insurance issues, financial counseling and any special requests you may have of our practice.
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Nina is our Certified Dental Assistant.  Nina is a 2006 graduate of the Ohio Institute of Health Careers.  She has four years of clinical experience. Dr. Cooke has trained Nina in the techniques and procedures of our office. She is qualified to take and process all radiographs.  
 
Our EFDA's (Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries) is Jennifer.  She is a very talented lady who provides primary assistance to Dr. Cooke during clinical treatment.  EFDA training is above and beyond certified dental assisting training.  EFDA degrees are confirmed on candidates after they complete a year long course of study at Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine. Upon successful completion of this accredited program, she was eligible to sit for the state certifying examination provided by the Commission on Dental Testing. Jennifer passed the exam in 2002 and has worked in that capacity ever since.   Jennifer is qualified to perform many restorative procedures, including but not limited to impression taking, fabrication of provisional restorations, placement of direct fillings and temporary fillings. She has been a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University‚Äôs E.F.D.A. Program, and has also published two articles in the Dental Products Report  Visit the EFDA website.

 
Margie is our Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Cuyahoga County Community College in 2004 with an Associates of Applied Science Dental Hygiene, she is committed to the overall preventive health of her patients focusing on comprehensive care from assessment through dental hygiene treatment. As a member of Dr. Cooke's team she works toward the goal of overall wellness evaluating both dental issues and their close knit association with systemic health.  Visit the American Dental Hygienists Association website.

We welcome to our Clinical team Brittany Pletsch. Brittany has three years of experience working in the dental field as an assistant. Brittany is a 2013 graduate of Amherst Steel High School and a 2014 graduate of the JVS (Joint Vocational School) program for dental assisting.