The Signature Smiles Dental Team
Stefanie McLain – Office Leader
Hi, my name is Stefanie and I’m a Northeast Ohio native living in Akron with my two imaginative boys and soon my adored fiance after we wed this fall. I recently joined the Signature Smiles team as the Office Leader for our Streetsboro location. My career in dentistry began in 2000 as a sterilization technician for an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice. I worked to become a chair-side assistant and thereafter became certified as a medical and dental anesthesia assistant. Since then, I’ve gained experience in both private practice and hospital settings in treatment coordination, procedural coding, and clinical leadership. The most rewarding part of my job has always been the patients I meet during their treatment and the camaraderie between the people I work with every day. Signature Smiles has quickly become my new home and I couldn’t be any prouder than being a part of this amazing team. I’m thankful to have found a practice where we change lives daily!
Deana Jackson – Treatment Coordinator
Hi, my name is Deana and I was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. In 2011 I earned my business management degree from Lakeland Community College. I am the mother to an eight-year-old, growing little boy. He is the light of my life. We spend most of our time going to the movies or watching basketball. I’ve been in the dental field for the past seven years. During that time, I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Yacoub for 6 years prior to joining this team. Thanks to Dr. Yacoub, I was given the opportunity to work at an office where I am able to fulfill my passion of helping people on a daily basis. I joined the Signature Smiles family as the treatment coordinator in early October 2018. In my current position, I have the opportunity to help make dental treatment affordable for our patients and create payment plans suitable for their lifestyle. Not only am I able to help our patients with finances, but I am also apart of changing their lives.
Alyssa McGurer – Patient Relations Coordinator/Marketing Assistant
Hi, my name is Alyssa and I live in Streetsboro with my husband, James, and our toy poodle, Kip! I’m a Streetsboro native and I’m proud to be working in the town I grew up in. In 2013, I graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with degrees in graphic design and illustration. All of the ads, mailers, and print materials for our office are designed by me! I enjoy partaking in anything creative or design related. I love doing yoga and I am also an avid reader. I have been part of the team at Signature Smiles since 2016 and have loved being able to witness and contribute to the incredible growth of our practice. One of my greatest joys is being able to provide our patients with the best possible experience from the very moment they contact our office!
Marcie Miller – Patient Relations Coordinator
Hi, my name is Marcie! I joined the Signature Smiles family as a patient relations coordinator in October of 2017, but I have been a patient since 2015. I am a lifelong Streetsboro resident, graduated from Streetsboro High School, and earned my Bachelor of Science from Kent State University, with a concentration in therapeutic recreation. I worked in the healthcare field as an activity director at assisted living centers for 10 years before switching gears to a school secretary. When presented with the opportunity to join the Signature Smiles team in September of 2017, I quickly jumped at the chance! I have been married for 20 years and have two children—our daughter, Sydney, and son, Jake. I also have two fur babies—an eight-year-old dog named Gracie and a four-year-old cat named Baby Joey. I enjoy watching my daughter sing and perform on stage in our local theatre program, cheering on my son during wrestling season, reading a good biography or suspense novel, and binge watching Netflix! I love being a part of a fantastic team and “work family.” We are all here for the same goal—changing people’s lives!
Misa Tavera – Patient Relations Coordinator
Hi, my name is Misa. I was born and raised in Rhode Island where I received a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. My family originates from the Dominican Republic which is located in the Caribbean and is surrounded by breathtaking ocean views. I am happily married to my wonderful Romanian husband. I consider my rambunctious Pomsky, Loki, to be my only son and an important part of our family. My passions include traveling to different destinations and tasting new delicacies. When we return home, my husband and I love recreating the dishes we have tried. We have made cooking a hobby that we enjoy together. I joined Signature Smiles because I believed that it was a practice that truly cares about their patients and employees. I wanted to work in an environment that was a home away from home and focused on teamwork and collaboration to be successful. I believe that my smile, positive energy, and hard-working attitude will allow patients to see the happiness we receive from changing their lives.
Alicia Taylor – Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Alicia and I was born and raised in Ohio. One of my passions in life is dentistry. In 2012, I completed my associate’s degree and became a certified dental assistant. I enjoy showing patients compassion, making them feel relaxed, and helping them feel comfortable by offering my hand to hold when they are nervous for dental procedures. I joined the Signature Smiles family in 2017. After meeting with the friendly staff, I knew this was the place where I was meant to be. The passion and care that the professionals at Signature Smiles show their patients is what makes our office a pleasant place to be. Here, we treat patients as family. I enjoy educating our patients around their oral health and making a difference in their lives. After all, a simple smile can brighten someone’s day! I have one child, and I enjoy spending my free time with family, going fishing, kayaking, and playing mini golf.
Michelle Cooper – Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Michelle Cooper I was born and raised in the the Philippines. I met my wonderful husband 6 years ago and 3 years ago we moved back to America. We have two beautiful children and our family recently moved to Ohio from South Texas. I enjoy spending time with them, watching football (Go Niners), cooking, and traveling. I went through a dental assistant program in Texas and graduated in 2017. I am looking to enrolling in the EFDA program here in Ohio. I feel very lucky to have found Signature Smiles and to be a part of this wonderful family. Our team is friendly and caring, which makes working here feel like a home away from home. My goal is to use my personality and caring nature to make our patients feel comfortable and relaxed while in the office. A smile has the power to light up a room and connect with people without saying a single word—that’s why you will always see me smiling!
Cierra Flowers – Hygiene Assistant
Hi, My name is Cierra and I am from Elyria, Ohio. I love spending time with my dog, Bella, and two cats, Mocha and Oliver. I joined this team because I have a passion for helping others and Signature Smiles shares the same passion. In my spare time, I enjoy shopping and trying out new makeup.
Stacey Estes – Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Stacey and I’m originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Go Ravens! In my spare time, I enjoy going camping and hiking with my family. What I love about Signature Smiles is the people I work with. The office is my second home and I hope to make everyone feel as comfortable and happy as I am being here.
Hannah Roberts – Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Hannah! I live with my little brother, two parents, and our 3 furry best friends—Umma, Bonnie, and Halle. My hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, being active, and partaking in outdoor activities. Signature Smiles is the first dental office I’ve had the pleasure of working for and I am very passionate about the work I do here. I am proud to be able to call it not only my office, but my second home as well. Every team member is welcoming and friendly, and I love waking up excited to go to work in the mornings!
Wendi Dopkosky – Dental Hygienist
Hi, I’m Wendi! I attended the University of Pittsburgh, but have been a dental hygienist in several locations around the country! I moved from southern California and am so happy to call the Cleveland/Akron area my forever home. When I’m not working to keep your smile healthy and bright, I enjoy spending time with my two sons, working out, and traveling to a beach whenever I have the opportunity! I am honored to be a part of the Signature Smiles team, where we can work together to change lives. My passion for total body health has catapulted my desire for helping my patients achieve their personal goals.
Therese Bleiweiss – Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Therese and I am a registered dental hygienist here at Signature Smiles. I was born and raised in Streetsboro. It is awesome to be doing what I love in my hometown! I have been with my boyfriend George for three years. He has two amazing children, Jayleigh and Jordan. I absolutely adore them. We also have a dog, two cats, and a bearded dragon. Traveling is one of my biggest passions. I love to snorkel and have done so in both Mexico and Jamaica. You can often find me outdoors or with my dog at the dog park, as I find nature to be so relaxing. I joined Signature Smiles because from the moment I walked in, I knew they were significantly different from any other dental office. I feel blessed to work alongside such an amazing “work family.” Having a good sense of humor and being positive is a big part of my life and I believe it is contagious. I enjoy building long-lasting relationships with my patients and strive to provide them with a great dental experience.
Tiffany Crocker – Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Tiffany and I’m a registered dental hygienist originally from the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I graduated in 2013 from NHTI Concord New Hampshire’s Dental Hygiene Program. I have been a dental hygienist for 6 years with experience in everything from periodontics to orthodontics. I spent many years working in a multispecialty practice prior to moving to Ohio. My hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, and walking my dog, Mack. I love to travel and visit my family in New Hampshire and enjoy the great outdoors and breathtaking views of the White Mountains. I joined Signature Smiles Dental in April of 2016. This was my first dental practice here in Ohio and I hope it will be my forever home. I joined this team because I felt that my passion for excellent and thorough patient care was also shared with Dr. Omar Salameh. We immediately “clicked” and I knew from that point forward we would change patient lives for the better, together. I feel I can add to the patient experience by listening to patient issues intently and without judgement. I also provide a very thorough examination of the teeth and gums to provide the patient with the highest level of care, all while being gentle and understanding. I look forward to seeing all of you at our office!
L’Tanya Barnes – Filling Specialist/EFDA
Hi, my name is L’Tanya and I reside in Twinsburg, Ohio. I am a devoted mother of 4 children and a dog who are all a huge part of my life. I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, going to dinner, attending sporting events, and going on vacation. I also enjoy engaging in creative activities, including painting and spending quiet time alone to regenerate my mind. I joined Signature Smiles because their attributes and core values are very similar to the way I enjoy caring for my patients on a daily basis. I graduated from Stark State University in 2016 and am a certified EFDA. In making this huge career decision, my oldest daughter asked me if I wanted to continue to be average or if I wanted to be great. Naturally, my response was, “I want to be great!” She stated, “Well, you have your answer, accept the position.” I believe my personality and determination to help change people’s lives adds a unique touch to our team. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Keylon Huff – Filling Specialist/EFDA
Hi, my name is Keylon! As a dental professional, I strive for perfection and have a desire to give our patients the best possible experience in our office. My dental career began in 2012 as a Certified Dental Assistant and it’s only grown from there. In 2015, I attained the license of an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary. Since working at Signature Smiles under the guidance of the Salameh partners, my love for the craft has exploded. Through their knowledge and support, I can proudly say I have begun my journey towards earning my Doctor of Dental Surgery from Youngstown State University. We look forward to seeing you and thanks for choosing Signature Smiles!
Convenient Scheduling Options
We know your schedule is packed, so we aim to make it easy to fit your family’s dental appointments into your life. Looking for a dentist open on Saturday so no one has to miss work or school? Signature Smiles offers appointments every Saturday. We also offer early morning and evening appointments, so you can be sure to find a time that works best for you.
Need an emergency dentist to care for a broken tooth or severe tooth pain? We set aside time in our schedule every day for dental emergencies. You shouldn’t have to suffer in pain, and with Signature Smiles’ prompt emergency appointments, you won’t have to!
Contact us today to schedule convenient appointments for the entire family.
Our state-of-the-art equipment allows our team to provide you with effective and efficient care while keeping you comfortable.
- Digital X-rays (safe & comfortable for patients of all ages)
- Intraoral Camera (you see what we see with pictures of your mouth)
- DIAGNOdent® (earlier detection of cavities and decay)
- Isolite® Patient Comfort System (no more rinse breaks needed, and you can rest your jaw while we work)
- Laser Dentistry for Cosmetic Procedures and Gum Disease (cutting-edge laser technology provides a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgery)
We warranty all dental work completed at Signature Smiles Dental for a period of five years. If you experience any issues, including fillings that fall out or implants that fail, just call us. We’ll fix your smile again at no cost to you.
Call our office to learn more about our five-year dental warranty.
We Love Our Streetsboro & Elyria Communities!
Participating in community events is just another way in which we are continuously striving to promote wellness and positivity in our community. Just as we are dedicated to your oral health, we’re also compelled to make a difference right here in Streetsboro and Elyria, OH. Whether we’re reading to help young minds grow or helping families at festivals, we are dedicated to our communities here.