DANIELLE JOHNSON: OFFICE MANAGER
She’s come to Arsmiles as an extern once she completed the dental assisting program at Akron Institute in 2001 to gain more experience. Once done with her externship because of her wonderful attitude and warm and caring personality we hired Danielle as a team member and she’s been an integral part of our daily operation since then. Danielle is a great asset and a wonderful team player as a dual trained dental assistant and business office administrator with a deep understanding of different disciplines of dentistry. She has been through many hours of clinical and technological trainings to assist the team in more advanced procedures. Danielle is very experienced in managing the business office and knows all of our patients very well. She’s the first person that greets the patients over the phone or at the office and is in charge of the smooth and efficient operation of the practice . Danielle goes out of her way to assist patients with scheduling an appointment, insurance or billing questions or any other concerns they might have. Dannielle has a great sense of humor that breaks the ice, puts everyone at ease and makes patients feel at home. Danielle is married and has a daughter in middle school. She enjoys reading books and loves baking and above all she is a problem solver by nature! She can fix anything and everything around the house or at the office or figure out solutions to resolve any problem.
LINDA CUMMINGS: CERTIFIED ASSISTANT
Linda came to Arsmiles to complete her externship in dental assisting program as a junior at Central Hower high school that offered vocational dental assisting program in 2002. We hired Linda shortly after and today she is a skilled, knowledgeable and experienced certified dental assistant at Arsmiles. She is dedicated to treating patients with compassion and individualized care they deserve. Her calming, positive chair side manner makes patients feel comfortable no matter what type of dental issues they may be facing. Linda is a great team player and is always inspired and eager to learn the latest in dentistry to advance her skills and to better serve our patients. She has been through many hours of continued dental education in different areas of dentistry including orthodontics, implant surgeries, Cosmetic and restorative Dentistry and also is highly trained in utilizing the cutting-edge CEREC(CAD CAM) and CBCT technologies.
In her spare time, she enjoys roller skating and spending time with her sweet daughter Kaleah.
MELINDA HERMAN: DENTAL HYGIENIST
Mendy began her dental career as a Certified Dental Assistant in 1994 where she found her love for dentistry and decided to further her career in this profession. In 2002, she graduated with Associates of Dental Hygiene from Lorain County Community College. Since graduating, she has completed advanced courses such as Medical Emergencies and also have CPR instructor training for the State of Ohio. She believes it is important to give back to the community, therefore she donates her time to nursing homes, The American Red Cross and hospice care.
She lives in Medina with her fiancé and two wonderful Shih Tzu female dogs. She’s an animal-lover at heart and believes they are gifts from God. In her free time she enjoys long bike rides, playing golf and the occasional poker game. She has even placed in a women’s tournament in Las Vegas many years ago.
She believes everyone deserves to be treated with respect and understanding. She strives for your comfort and assurance that you will be in good hands. She believes every individual is different and not all things work for every person and therefore she customizes all hygiene appointments based upon each individual’s needs and conditions. Her main goal is not only to care for her patients smiles but to see the mouth as part of their whole body. She absolutely loves this profession and shared her enthusiasm with all her wonderful patients.
JENINA MOLINA: DENTAL HYGIENIST
Jenina joined Arsmiles dental in January 2021. She graduated in 2017 from Southwestern College at the top of her class and received degrees in Dental Hygiene and Liberal Arts. Her lifelong commitment to learning propelled her to continue academic career at the University of Akron to pursue a degree in Public Health Administration. She is a dedicated registered dental hygienist that is passionate about providing gentle and thorough individualized care for her patients. She is great in communicating and educating patients as how to improve their oral health. Jenina implements the highest standard of care by maintaining current with the ever-evolving technological advances and clinical developments of dentistry. Patient and compassionate, her main goal is to provide painless preventive care by accommodating her patients’s specific needs and expectations while in the dental chair. She incorporates a holistic approach to improving oral health as it relates to the body as a whole. Jenina was born in San Diego, California and moved to Akron at the end of 2020 with her husband and Belgian Malinois, Cashew. As a child, she moved frequently with her parents and two sisters to various cities within California and outside of the country, including São Paulo, Brazil. Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and having had exposure to various cultures, she is able to connect with a diverse patient demographic. A humanist at heart, family is her number one priority and she treats those around her as such. She loves to explore the local state parks, practices yoga regularly and enjoys reading classical novels. Her lifelong goals are playing the piano, learning new languages and traveling to new countries.
DRESHAWNA FRANKLIN: CERTIFIED ASSISTANT
Dreshawna began her dental assisting program in high school in 2016 and successfully completed it in 2018, where vocational programs were offered to young high school students. She was drawn into dentistry after watching her close relatives fear and anxiety sitting in the dental chair and decided she could be making a difference!
Her calm and soothing personality make both children and adults experience a pleasant and positive one. Dreshawna is a fast learner and is interested in learning and growing in dental assisting profession. In addition she is a great team player by making herself available anywhere needed to best care for her patients. Her drive for excellence and her warm and pleasant personality makes her a great complement at Arsmiles. Dreshawna is a young mother and enjoys taking her son to different attractions. Her favorite indoor/outdoor activities are bowling and swimming, she was even in a bowling league as a child.