Meet Our Team of Dedicated Dental Professionals

Strongsville Smile Keepers

Meet Our Friendly Dental Team

If you are looking for an environment that is healing and where wholeness is practiced, you need to look no further. The Strongsville Smile Keepers team will be with you at every step. Trust begins here, and consistent dental hygiene becomes the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and a great smile.

Meet the Doctor

Strongsville Smile Keepers is the place to be! With Dr. Matt Gaebelein as CEO, leader, and distinguished clinician, our practice is superb. With over 25 years of experience, his guarantee of excellence is evident in his passion for dentistry. One only has to visit our brand new, state-of-the-art facility to witness Dr. Gaebelein’s commitment to high-quality, high-tech dentistry. From the latest x-ray equipment to same-day crowns, patients are treated with innovative care. He also strives to make our office a friendly, relaxing, and inviting place where our patients have come to expect compassion and the best care possible. His warm and friendly demeanor helps to put every patient at ease. It’s not surprising that we serve patients from all over Northeast Ohio and even have patients travel from different states to continue receiving the great care they are used to.

Dr. Gaebelein is a fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). This is a title that only 6% of dentists in the United States and Canada achieve. It takes dedication to continuing education after graduation to attain this honor. Each AGD fellow must complete over 500 credit hours of CE, 350 of which must be live courses. Then, a board certification exam of equal difficulty to the courses must be passed. Because of his fellowship status, you can be confident that he is committed to being a life-long learner and will keep up with the latest information and techniques in dentistry. Dr. Gabelein is also an active member of The Academy of General Dentistry, The American Dental Association, The Medina County Dental Society, and Spear Dental Education.

Meet the Doctor

Matt Gaebelein

He has studied extensively to become a Senior Master Provider in Fastbraces Orthodontic Technology and has given hundreds of children and adults beautiful smiles. He has been awarded the Teledyne Hanau Award for excellence in prosthodontics. Our practice has been voted “Best Dentist” by Medina County Gazette’s Best of the Best Awards for 5 consecutive years. Dr.Gaebelein is a contributing author to various publications such as The Medina County Gazette, Helping Hands, Mimi Magazine, and is the publisher of the Smile Keepers Newsletter. He has also been seen discussing dental topics on television programming and heard on the radio on 95.5 the FISH.

Dr.Gaebelein is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio. He is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School and earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from John Carroll University. He attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and remains a committed Buckeyes fan! A dedicated family man, he and his wife Laura have 5 children, and they love spending quality family time together.

You can feel confident that when you enter Strongsville Smile Keepers, you will be treated by a caring professional who will treat you like family.

Meet the Team

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Vickie

Office Manager

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Teri

Office Administrator

My name is Teri. I am the office administrator of Strongsville Smile Keepers. It has been my pleasure to be a member of this dynamic team since 1979. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to assist our wonderful patients to be comfortable with their dental experience. If you are interested in what we offer, please feel free to contact us.

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Courtney

Front Desk/Marketing

Hello everyone! I’m Courtney. I graduated from Buckeye High School in 2008. I have been in the dental field since the fall of 2012. I am a Certified Dental Assistant completing my certification at the Medina County Career Center in 2013. I completed my internship here at Strongsville Smile Keepers before I was hired. I am very happy to get to work with such a great group! I have worked in every aspect of the office since I started. I always enjoy helping our patients and meeting new ones as well!

I am a Disney fanatic and love anything that sparkles. I have been playing softball since I could walk. I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband and our sweet baby girl, Rylee.

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Teresa

Front Desk

Hello! My name is Teresa, and I have been a part of this wonderful team since 1987. I was one of the hygienists here for 34 years. It has been my privilege to care for our patients, who have become my friends. As of September 2020, I decided to retire from hygiene. I am thrilled to have a new position as part of the front desk staff.

I look forward to seeing your smiling faces when you check-in for your appointment!

My husband and I have 3 grown children. We enjoy spending family time together and walking our rescue dog, Harry.

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Karen

Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Karen. I have been a hygienist since 1984. I love to help people smile. I am one of the hygienists you may see when visiting our office. I am committed to you as a patient to always strive to provide you with the highest dental care I can. I will always try to make your dental experience comfortable in a friendly and caring way. I want to help you feel good about your smile! Together, we can create and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile that can last a lifetime. A smile is always worth more when you can share it with others!

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Lexi

Dental Hygienist

Hi! My name is Lexi, and I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2018. I love it! I love making a personal connection with patients and helping them overcome their worries, concerns, and anxieties. I'm so happy to have made Strongsville Smile Keepers my dental home and consider everyone here to be family. I love spending time outdoors with my wonderful husband and our two dogs!

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Serena

Dental Hygienist

Howdy hey, it's Serena! I have been in the dental field since 2017. I am a Strongsville High School/Polaris graduate. I started as a dental assistant and loved it so much that I decided to further my education at Youngstown State University, graduating in 2021 with my RDH and EFDA degrees. (Go, Guins!) You may recognize me from when I assisted here at SSK in 2020.

I enjoy eating the things I cook, exploring the great outdoors, and watching Marvel movies. (<3 Spiderman <3) In my free time, you can catch me at the Strongsville Rec Center getting my swim on or hanging out with my rabbit, Hershey!

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Sharon

Dental Assistant

I have been blessed to be a part of a wonderful team at the office of Strongsville Smile Keepers since December of 2010. I travel thirty minutes from Wellington, Ohio, to continue to be involved in the caring, sincere, and excellent care patients receive at Strongsville Smile Keepers. I am grateful for the opportunities to be engaged in learning and utilizing new and exciting technologies and procedures.

As I said, I reside in Wellington, Ohio, with my husband and my two children. Included in our family are our three dogs and several cats.

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Alexis

Dental Assistant

Hey everybody, my name is Alexis! I’ve been in the dental field for 5 years and obtained my CDA in 2019. After graduating from Strongsville High, I graduated from the dental assisting program at Medina County Career Center. I completed my internship here in 2019 and couldn’t help but come back! 🙂 SSK is truly the place to be to feel comfortable and confident with your forever smile.

Outside of SSK, you can find me at flea markets and farm auctions! I also enjoy playing softball, golf, being with friends, and traveling!

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Dayna

Dental Assistant

Hello! My name is Dayna, and I am an assistant at Strongsville Smile Keepers.

I have been a dental assistant for many years and now utilize my skills with this wonderful team.

I look forward to meeting every one of our wonderful patients.

My husband and I live in Strongsville. We have two grown boys and will always have a house filled with dogs!

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Kassidy

EFDA

HI! My name is Kassidy.  I've been a dental assistant since 2017 and in 2022 I went back to school to become an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA).  I first did my assisting internship with Smile Keepers and decided to come back for my EFDA clinicals.  I loved it here at SSK so much that I decided to stay to work with this wonderful team!  I can't wait to see everyone and complete some great fillings!

In my free time, I love to go get coffee and hang out with my soon to be husband and my dog Reese! 🙂 

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Lex

Dental Assistant

Hello! Hello!  My name is Lex.  I started my dental career as a dental assistant in 2021.  I graduated from the Medina County Career Center in 2022.  SSK is the place to be!  Everyone is very welcoming here!

Outside of SSK, I enjoy cooking, gardening, and watching sunsets at Mapleside Farms.

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Bella

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Bella.  I started my dental career my junior year of high school.  I graduated Strongsville High and Polaris Career Center as a registered dental assistant (RDA) in 2022.  

I am so blessed to be a part of SSK and to be surrounded by such kind hearted people.  I am also very thankful for the amazing patients that contribute to creating an overall positive and fun environment.  

Outside of SSK, I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.  🙂