All professionals at Fredrick A. Lurie DDS Inc maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Oxana Cardella RDH
Oxana was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has an accounting degree from her homeland. Always fascinated with the American way of life, she moved to the U.S. Shortly after, Oxana entered the field of dentistry and in 2011 received her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Cuyahoga Community College. She resides in Orange Village and enjoys gardening, fitness and travel.
Renee has been a member of Dr. Lurie's dental team for over 20 years. Her responsibilities include reception duties and tending to each patient's specific scheduling needs while attempting to make their dental visits pleasant and successful. She also assists patients in scheduling referrals to appropriate dental specialists when necessary.
Renee is a graduate of Ohio State University with her degree in Elementary Education. She has been happily married for over 40 years and has two children and five grandchildren. Her interests include reading, walking, and enjoying time with family and friends.
Larissa Shoykhet RDH
Larissa Shoykhet is a registered Dental Hygienist receiving her Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1987 from Cuyahoga Community College. She has also received formal training as an Extended Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) from Case Western Reserve University in 1982. A veteran in the field of dentistry, she has dedicated over 34 years of her career providing preventive oral care to her patients. Larissa has spent 25 continuous years of practice with Dr. Lurie's team, supporting his vision and drive for providing outstanding service for his patient's oral health.
Larissa's hobbies include yoga, running, aerobics, cooking, entertaining and traveling.
Ginny Shunk RDH
Ginny Shunk graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1972. She then furthered her education by becoming an Expanded Function Dental Assistant(EFDA) to expand her dental knowledge and duties. A practicing Licensed Dental Hygienist for over 40 years, she is proud to have "settled in'l with Dr. Lurie's team in the last 7 years! Belonging to several Study Groups, she loves attending continuing education courses and is always amazed at the advances in dentistry!
She is also a member of Dr. Lurie's business team as Office Coordinator assisting with patient management and office affairs. She enjoys all of the technological changes and challenges in our state-of-the-art practice!
When not working with her team mates, she enjoys cooking, reading, and power boating with family and friends.
Michelle Nelson CDA, COA
Michelle Nelson is our newest team member, joining Dr. Lurie and the rest of the team in 2017. She has been a dental assistant for the last 25 years. Earning her Certified Dental and certified orthodontic assistant certificates 15 years ago. Michelle is also a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University EFDA program. Her responsibilities are to make sure that Dr. Lurie has everything he needs for a smooth running appointment time.
Michelle has two teenage daughters who keep her very busy outside of the office. Both are very involved in the Geauga County 4-H program raising pigs, horses and steers, which they show and sell every year at the Great Geauga County Fair, so if you're out there stop by and say hello. In her spare time Michelle enjoys cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, hiking and camping.
Associated with Dr. Lurie's practice for almost 30 years, Dara has been a business team member. She has been happily married for 46 years and has 3 children and 9 grandchildren. She has been an invaluable asset to the practice throughout the years, initially in Twinsburg and now at the Beachwood office. Dara has had full time employment in a medical office while assisting us on a part time basis.