Irene Costaras-Vasilakis DDS

216-749-4500
comprehensive dental care

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Dr. Irene Costaras-Vasilakis

 

Dr. Irene is an experienced restorative and family dentist who has been practicing  dentistry with special emphasis on aesthetic dentistry. She received certificates in orthodontics, aesthetic dentistry and TMJ training from Janet Travell, to offer her patients outstanding  comprehensive dental care.

After graduating from Case Western Reserve University in 1978, Dr. Irene has been practicing dentistry in the Parma area. When her daughter Maria started her dental training at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 2001, Dr. Irene’s interest in teaching began. She taught 11 years, achieved Assistant Professor status and formed special bonds with her students.

Her memberships include: American Dental Association, Ohio State Dental Society, Cleveland Dental Society, American Orthodontic Society and OAIDT Study Club.

Dr. Irene has a passion for her career and is part of a family with 3 generations of dentists. She started at the age of 12 as a secretary to her mom’s dental practice. She does not consider dentistry a “job”, but rather a visit with patients, many who have become friends. She was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio and enjoys all the city has to offer. With her fiancé Jeb, their passions include the Cleveland Orchestra, Playhouse and Broadway series subscriptions, traveling, cooking, ballroom dancing, Pilates and gardening. Dr.Irene’s newest passion are her grandbabies,  4  active boys and 1 sweet little girl. She frequently visits her daughters Callie in New York City and Maria in Boston who have followed in her footsteps and practice dentistry.

Sandy

Sandy graduated from Cuyahoga Valley Career Center in June of 2007. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and trained in CPR; however, she spends most of her time up front taking care of the daily office procedures. This includes, but not limited to, answering/returning calls, greeting patients, scheduling, applying money, collecting. She can also assist you with insurance or basic dental question. She was referred to us by our hygienist and her neighbor, Linda.

Sandy has been married to her husband Scott since May 1992. They have two grown sons, Scott(y) and Patrick. Patrick and his beautiful partner in life Annika, gave the couple their first grandchild, Piper. Between May and October you can find the family camping through out Ohio. Their favorite part of the summer is when they head east with the trailer to vacation near the ocean. The trips almost always include their English Bulldog Norman, the boys, Annika, and Piper.

We are happy to have Sandy on our team and wish her many years and many Blessings!

 

 Linda

linda

Linda has worked in the dental field since 1986.  She started her career as a dental assistant and then advanced her education in 1989 after graduating from the Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary program at Case Western University.  In May 1996 she graduated from Cuyahoga Community College Dental Hygiene Program.  Linda joined Dr. Irene’s practice in December 2010 as her hygienist.  Thoroughness is Linda’s forte.  Her main focus has always been patient education as well as patient comfort.  Linda is in charge of various programs in the office.  She is the radiology coordinator; OSHA coordinator;  she is in charge of the water maintenance program as well as maintaining all machinery in the office.

Linda has 1 child, she has been married since 1996, and 2 dogs to keep her plenty busy when away from Dr. Irene’s practice.  In her spare time you can find Linda with her family traveling to the Caribbean for some fun in the sun or just relaxing at home with the company of her friends and neighbors.

 Dina

Dina is an accomplished dental assistant who has been in the dental field since 1988. She studied Respiratory Therapy at Lakeland College. When applying for full time positions to join the work force as an adult she applied at the office of a general dentist. He offered her a position as a dental assistant where she would receive on the job training. Dina took some time off to raise her kids. Upon returning to the work force she joined a dental agency which allowed her to gain knowledge in all aspects of dentistry. By traveling where she is needed she has assisted in everything from oral surgery to pediatric dentistry. This is how we found Dina; she was covering for a maternity leave in 2012 and we are glad to still have her here every Monday and Thursday. Dina also holds an x-ray license and is CPR certified.

Dina has a busy family life. Together with her husband Rick they are raising their blended family. Dina and Rick have five children in school, most of which are in college. She is mom to three; Julia, Marisa, and Nick and step mom of two; Ricky and Alecia. In her down time she enjoys: walking, baking and shopping. When time allows she will get the entire family or maybe just Rick to do what she really loves…traveling.

Tonya

Tonya is a skilled dental assistant who graduated from Cuyahoga Valley Career Center in 1992. Over the years she has worked in a few different offices gaining experience in all areas of dentistry. In 2002 she accepted a full time position with a general dentist in Broadview Hts. and has been there ever since. However, we are lucky enough to have her with us every Wednesday, her day off from the other practice. On top of bringing top notch dental care to our patients; she holds an x-ray license and is CPR certified.

Tonya is the proud mother of her only child, Brittney. She has helped her grow into a beautiful young lady. Together they enjoy spending time with their dogs, Hoss and Peg; entertaining and spending time with family and friends. Tonya also enjoys working out and going for walks/ hiking through the numerous parks in the area.