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My name is Melanie and I’m a Cleveland area native having lived in Lakewood until age 3 when my family and I move to Parma Heights. I now reside in North Royalton with my husband Jon, our son Lucan and our daughters Makayla and Kamryn. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, attending our children’s activities and I’m a fan of the Cleveland Cavs, Indians, and Browns.
My career in Dentistry began in 1997 when I worked as a Dental Assistant. I graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene and obtained My Ohio Dental Hygiene License in the year 2000.
I’m passionate about the oral-systemic connection and I enjoy having the opportunity to educate our patients on why complete oral health is so essential to their overall health. I’m proud to be part of an exceptional dental team that provides superior dental care in a practice that upholds the highest ethical and moral standards.
My name is Tahani and I am one of the hygienists at Westside Family Dental. I grew up in Amman Jordan. I moved to Cleveland when I was 18 years old, I obtained an Associates’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and graduated in 2006 from Cuyahoga Community College in Downtown Cleveland. As well I have a Local Anesthetic certification from Ohio State University.
I am married to my husband Feras and have Four children: Muhammad, Jana, Deana, and the new edition Salma who are all very active in sports. My hobbies include anything outdoors like walking, activities with the kids, and playing volleyball.
I have been working at Westside Family Dental since 2008. Dr. Pap shares my views on how important dental care is for our patients. As I have worked in this practice, I have gotten to know patients and coworkers, which has been the most rewarding experience. I love working at Westside Family Dental because we really work as a team, and we treat every patient as an individual, putting their needs first.
I especially love working with children. I am very passionate about health, especially oral health. I strive to be a part of improving our patient’s health through proper home care and education. Any information I can provide is always a joy for me.
I have been in the field of dental administration for slightly over twenty years and have held the position of office manager for Westside Family Dental for the past eight years. The one thing that I love most about our office is that we are not like many of the fast-service dental clinics; we are an office with a small hometown feel. Spending the past twenty years at this location has given me the opportunity to really know all of our families. Whether you are visiting our office for the first time or are one of our valued long-time patients, our personal relationships and welcoming atmosphere with our patients will make your visit to Westside Family Dental a great dental experience.
I have been happily married for more than thirty years and I am the mother of four children ranging from college to elementary school age. I am very active in my community and with my Parish. I enjoy cooking for my family, baking, and making chocolates.
I graduated from John Carroll University with a Business Marketing degree. After graduation, I specialized in marketing with a medical research company. As my interest in the medical field increased, I decided to get involved in the dental field both administrative and clinical. I have had specialized training in Cerec digital imaging and also attended the Dawson Academy for assisting with specialized complete exams. I have been a team member at Westside Family Dental for the past 6 years and enjoy working with all of our patients.
I have lived in Lakewood for more than seven years. In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, running, cooking, and coaching basketball at S. Christopher in Rocky River.