In an effort to keep our patients, community, and team safe we have implemented many changes in our office. These changes go FAR BEYOND what has been mandated by the CDC, the State of Ohio, and the Dental Board. Please see the video or contact the office for more details.
Dr.Stern talks about challenges and concerns of reopening practice during coronavirus pandemic View Video
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Meet The Team

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Cortney - Office Manager

Cortney - Office Manager Cortney has been with Smile Brighter since 2012. She started out in the dental field as a dental assistant 9 years ago, eventually transitioning from the clinical aspect to the front desk. Cortney is continuing her education as a full-time student at Cuyahoga Community College and will hopefully be transferring to Baldwin Wallace to complete her Bachelors in Business Management with an emphasis in Healthcare. She is also the proud owner of a small candy company that makes homemade cookies and candies for sale to individuals and corporations.

Lori - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Lori - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Lori has been with Smile Brighter since 2018. She has been married for 27 years and has 2 sons that are married & 3 grandsons. Her faith, family and commitment to her country are very important to her. She is a proud veteran of the US Army. When she's not working she enjoys spending time with family and volunteering in the community. She has been a Dental Assistant for 13 years, the first 8 in Dental Specialties. She graduated in 2015 from the Case Western EFDA program.

Kara - Hygienist

Kara Vlach I have always lived in either Eastlake or Willoughby Hills, until moving into Mentor in 2016. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lakeland Community College and finished the top of my Dental Hygiene class in 2014. I went on to complete my Bachelor Of Dental Hygiene at The Ohio State University in the Spring of 2017. Due to my love of learning, I decided to share my knowledge and passion for Dental Hygiene by teaching a semester at Lakeland. In the not too distant future, I hope to further my education by earning a Master's of Public Health. I am married and have a son and daughter that keep me very busy when I am not helping patient's to smile. I also have three furbabies; a black lab, boxer/terrier mix, and a big, fat cat. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and practicing yoga or pilates.

Jordan - Patient Care & Insurance Coordinator

Jordan - Patient Care & Insurance Coordinator I started at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills in 2016 the same year I graduated from Cleveland Institute of Medical and Dental assisting. I've always had a fascination with the dental field and all that it entails which is why I chose it as my career, its amazing how your teeth can affect your whole body. When not working, I enjoy hanging out at home with my two cats or enjoying the outside off-roading in my Jeep.