Dental Group of Jefferson
Our family dentistry practice in Jefferson always ensures that our patients receive safe, effective, and comfortable care during every visit. Like all of our dental practices, Dental Group of Jefferson uses digital X-rays, which is the safest type of radiography available. Digital X-rays allow us to store and access your records easily, too. All of our locations are also proud to offer lasers for soft-tissue treatments and intraoral cameras for optimal oral exams. We provide a variety of cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry options for you and your family!
Meet the Staff
Dr. Casey Hammond
Casey is from Austinburg. He received his undergraduate education at Muskingum University, and he then went on to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He's been with Painesville Dental Group ever since graduating in 2004, He sees patients in our Jefferson office.
Dr. Hammond is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Northeast Ohio Dental Society. He loves helping apprehensive patients overcome dental fears and restoring them back to good oral health.
Dr. Hammond is married with two daughters. He enjoys making his own beer, fishing, keeping active, spending time with family, and OSU football.
Dr. Michael Rodriguez
Dr. Rodriguez was born and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida and he left home to attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. He graduated with honors and received his bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Sociology in 2001. His wife, Julie--a Northeast Ohio native, also graduated from Franciscan and they married in the summer of 2001. Dr. Rodriguez then attended Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine. While attending Case, Dr. Rodriguez was selected by the Air Force to participate in their Health Professions Scholarship Program. Upon graduating from dental school in 2005, he was promoted to Captain in the U.S.A.F. and began his active duty tour. He proudly served America's Airmen as a dentist for 3 years. While in the Air Force, Dr. Rodriguez completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. In August 2008, he completed his service commitment and moved his growing family back to Northeast Ohio. He entered private practice with Dr. Ronald Cimaglio in Mentor, Ohio and then in October of 2012, he joined Painesville Dental Group!
Dr. Rodriguez and Julie have 7 children: Bernadette, Clare, Sara, Zachary, Valerie, Monica, and Micah. After several moves with the Air Force, his family is happy to have settled in Northeast Ohio. They belong to St. Mary Catholic Church in Chardon, Ohio and the family lives in Concord Township.
Amanda, Patient Coordinator
As our patient coordinator, Amanda helps us every day by greeting patients, handling insurance claims, and maintaining the schedules of our doctors and hygienists. She joined our team in 2012 and previously studied at Ohio State University and the Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants. She has a positive demeanor that we truly value. During the summer, Amanda loves playing softball with her boyfriend. She also has a beautiful daughter and enjoys life.
Stephanie, Patient Coordinator
With eight years in the field under her belt, Stephanie’s personal and professional skills make her a great fit for our office. A current resident of Ashtabula, she became a valued member of our staff in 2013. She enjoys how family-oriented the practice is and how well the staff works together as a team, as well as getting the chance to interact with so many wonderful patients! She and her husband Josh have two children, Savannah and Parker. When she’s not at the office, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, making crafts, and simply being a mom.
Lori, Registered Dental Hygienist
Lori lives in Jefferson and is originally from Geneva. She has an associate's in applied science and has been with our practice since 1985. She feels the dentists and staff are easy to get along with, and she likes that we offer such a variety of choices when it comes to dental care. Lori pays a lot of attention to detail. She has one grandchild and another on the way, and she enjoys 4 wheeling, camping, snowmobiling, and kyaking.
Trish, Dental Hygienist
Trish joined our team in 1996. She has more than 20 years of experience in the dental industry, plus an associate’s degree. A big part of what she loves about our practice is its family-oriented nature, but she also has a deep fondness for the patients and team members she sees every day. Outside of work, Trish has three grown children and loves spending time with them.
Amanda, Registered Dental Hygienist
With five years of experience at our practice, Amanda enjoys meeting new people through her role as a dental hygienist. She is originally from Conneaut, OH, and attended the Fortis Institute to begin her career in dentistry. She is married to John, and in her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family. She was also in active duty in the Air Force for eight years!
Sarah, Dental Assistant
Sarah has 13 years’ experience working at our dental practice, and she enjoys being able to make patients feel comfortable during their visits. Originally from Kingsville, Sarah is certified in CPR, radiology, and is also licensed in OSHA and HIPAA. She attended the Cleveland Institute of Medical and Dental Assistants. In her free time, Sarah enjoys running, shopping, working out, and spending time with her family (husband Jamie and son Garrett) and friends.
Connie, Dental Assistant
Connie has been at our practice for over 25 years, and she says the best part of her job is helping people meet their dental goals. Originally from Painesville, Connie is certified in radiology and has taken several continuing education courses throughout her career. In her free time, Connie enjoys walking, spending time with her family and friends, doing yard work, and traveling.