Exceptional Team


Each member of our team is committed to helping you achieve positive results. We are proud of their training and capabilities. Our team has attended educational instruction in CEREC one-visit crowns, implant dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry, Diode Laser protocol, tooth whitening, periodontal therapies, esthetic bonding, nutrition and orthodontics. Individual members have received advanced training in the above areas. You will always find us to be enthusiastic and prepared to make your visit with us one you can SMILE about.

We invite you to meet our professional team and share our common goal of good dental health. We are here to serve you and look forward to a lifelong relationship of health and well-being.


Alex – Patient Coordinator

Hi! My name is Alex and I am a patient coordinator with the Perfect A Smile dental team. I have been a patient of Drs. Slaten and Fury since I was two and have always loved my visits to the office. My favorite part of my job is making patients feel the family atmosphere I have always felt here at Perfect A Smile!

In my free time, I love spending time with my fiance and family, cooking, working out and taking hikes with our sweet pups Phil and Bubba.

Ashley – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Ashley, a Dental Hygienist here at Perfect-A-Smile. I am honored to be part of such an exceptional dental practice. Everyone at Perfect-A-Smile is so knowledgeable with the procedures they perform, and they care about each patient that comes into the office! In 2004, I received my dental assisting certification from Remington College. My first dental job was working as a general dental assistant. In 2005, I began working as an orthodontic assistant and continued this for about eight years. While working at the orthodontic practice, I continued taking courses to get into hygiene school. In May 2012, I received my Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Stark State College. I am very passionate about my career. I wake up every day with the same goal in mind, to do my best at making sure all of my patients leave with a smile. I promise to educate you regarding your oral health and to provide you with a thorough exam and dental cleaning. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, watching criminal investigation shows, reading dental hygiene articles and going on walks with my dog. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Janel – Certified Dental Assistant & Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary

Hi! My name is Janel and I have been a part of the Perfect-A-Smile Team since 2016. I have been a Dental Assistant for 22 years. In 2016, I received my Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) license through Case Western Reserve Dental School. I love all things dental and strive to give people the best dental care every day.
In my spare time I like to spend time with my husband and 5 beautiful girls. I enjoy anything outdoors including camping, biking and fishing.

Jessica – Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary

I have been in the dental field since 1997 and graduated from Case Western EFDA program in 2001. I enjoy the esthetic side of dentistry and restoring beautiful smiles.

When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband Matt and daughter Erin. In my free time I like building and art projects, caving, rappelling and traveling.

Liz – Certified Dental Assistant & Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary

Hi! My name is Liz and I have been a part of the Perfect A Smile team since 2016. I am a Certified Dental Assistant and an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary. I graduated from Georgia Northwestern Technical College in 2013. I will be graduating from Case Western Reserve University in May of 2018 with an additional license in Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary. The EFDA program is not where I intend to stop with education, and instead I intend to pursue education until I attain the Doctoral level at Case School of Dental Medicine.

In my free time I like to go to the gym, spend time outside, try new restaurants, binge watch on tv shows, and travel. I treat myself to one overseas trip each year, and I’m grateful to experience the different cultures.

Lucia – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi! My name is Lucia. I have been a part of the Perfect-A-Smile team since May 2010. I graduated from Lakeland Community College in 2004 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. In 2009, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from The Ohio State University. As your hygienist, I will do a complete exam of your soft and hard tissues. I will perform a thorough cleaning in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to ensure a pleasant experience. I will also provide individualized education for your specific dental needs to help maintain optimum oral health. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and my cat, Patches. I also love reading, baking and traveling south in the winter!

Maria – Clinical Assistant

Hello, my name is Maria, and I have been a part of our dental team since 2005. I am a Clinical Assistant for Perfect-A-Smile and help provide the best possible care for our patients where needed. My vision is to become a Certified Dental Assistant, and I look forward to learning all aspects of dentistry. My gifts are assisting with orthodontics and in-office whitening and helping our patients achieve the smile of their dreams.

I have four wonderful children, three girls and one boy. My husband and I own a paving business, and in our spare time, we enjoy camping and spending time with our family and friends.

Natalie – Administrator Manager

Hi, my name is Natalie! I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I joined the Perfect-A-Smile team in July 2010 as the Financial Coordinator. I am proud to be part of the dental team, meeting old and new patients, making patients feel welcome, and helping to create a friendly atmosphere. I am responsible for submitting insurance claims, posting payments and scheduling appointments. My most important role is helping establish and maintain lifelong relationships between our practice and patients. I was raised in Bainbridge and graduated from Kenston High School. I now live in Aurora with my miniature schnauzer, Gracie. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping, traveling and reading. I am a huge sports fan and enjoy attending any Cleveland and OSU sporting events. GO BUCKS!

Nicole – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Nicole. I have been with Perfect-A-Smile Dental Group since 1997. I graduated from Lakeland Community College in 1996 with my associate’s degree in dental hygiene. At your dental health visits, I will do a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, soft tissues and TMJ. I will always keep you updated on the latest and best hygiene products to help ensure your good oral health.

I have lived in the Chagrin Valley area all my life. My husband and I have been together since high school and have two beautiful daughters, Sarah and Madeline, and two wonderful sons, Daniel and Andrew. We are also dog lovers and own a Chocolate Lab and a Black Lab. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends, and I enjoy reading and exercising.

Sarah – Patient Coordinator

Hi, my name is Sarah. I am a patient coordinator with the Perfect A Smile dental team. I have been in the dental field for 6 years and recently became part of the Perfect-A-Smile family. I really do feel at home here and truly enjoy coming to work every day.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending every minute with my 2 young children Rocco & Delilah. My husband and I enjoy spending time on our boat in the summer and bowling in the winter!