Painesville Dental Group
At our Painesville family dentistry practice, we’ve been keeping smiles healthy since 1969! We want you and your family to feel welcome and comfortable from the moment you enter our office. Our staff is so friendly that we know you’ll feel right at home. We can schedule you and all your family members for preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. And if your teeth need restorations—we can create and place CEREC crowns in just one visit to Painesville Dental Group.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Dennis J. Horvath
With 37 years’ experience in dentistry, Dr. Horvath says the best thing about being part of this practice is working with the talented partner dentists, the supportive staff, and of course our wonderful patients! A Painesville original, Dr. Horvath attended dental school at the Ohio State University, and completed his general practice residency at Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. He also has extensive experience as part of the hospital staff at Lake East, 10 years as a dental provider for Deepwood Dental Clinic, and has spent a substantial amount of time practicing in area nursing homes. Away from dentistry, Dr. Horvath enjoys fishing, traveling, reading, sports, and brewing beer. He is married to Patricia and has three children and four grandchildren.
Dr. Jerry V. Patriarca
Dr. Patriarca attended Lake Catholic High School before going on to study at John Carroll University. Upon graduation, he attended Case Western Reserve Dental School, graduating in 1987. He's been in private practice at Painesville Dental Group for over 25 years. Dr. Patriarca is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and North East Ohio Dental Association. He's happily married to his wife, Connie, and they have four children: Courtney, Robbie, Vincenzo, and Antonio.
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.
Dr. William R. Koenig
Dr. Koenig is a graduate of Case Western Reserve Dental School. He completed his studies there in 1971. Following his graduation, he taught operative dentistry from 1976-1980. Dr. Koenig began practicing dentistry at Painesville Dental Group, then left in 1983 to start his own practice, WM R. Koenig, DSS, Inc. Now he is joining the Painesville Dental Group team again. Throughout his career, what he has cherished most is the opportunity to provide compassionate care on a personal level.
Currently, Dr. Koenig is a member of the following organizations:
He has been married for 44 years and has two grown sons. His wife is a nurse with St. John’s. One of his sons is now an attorney and the other is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. In his spare time, Dr. Koenig loves golfing and boating.
Laurie, Group Manager
With over 25 years of experience in the management field, Laurie is certified in medical assisting and management and helps keep our office running smoothly. She enjoys working with our dentists and dedicated staff, and she believes that we always deliver quality dental care with integrity. Laurie is great with people, and she's very organized. Whenever she has time, she enjoys reading, sewing and quilting, camping, and spending time with her family. Laurie has one son and eight grandchildren.
Jennifer, Assistant Group Manager
Jennifer has been with our practice for six years, and she is originally from Perry, OH. She attended Lakeland Community College and says the best thing about her job is working with the staff, marketing, and creating a peaceful, healthy environment for everyone. She is married to Mike and has two sons, Aidan and Christian. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys being outdoors and working with a local dog rescue. She also practices meditation and restorative yoga.
Vicki, Patient Coordinator
Vicki has been an invaluable addition to our office for all of her 27 years in dentistry. She says the best thing about her job is meeting new people and working with a great staff. Vicki was born in Shelby, Oh, but she’s been a “Painesville person” since sixth grade. She attended Lakeland Community College. In her free time, Vicki enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and going to the beach. She also sings in the Messiah.
Joanna, Patient Coordinator/Dental Assistant
Joanna has 26 years in dentistry, with four spent at our practice. She is passionate about working with and helping others through her role as a dental assistant. Originally from Painesville, Joanna attended the Cleveland Institute of Medical and Dental Assistants. She enjoys making jewelry, reading, and gardening in her free time.
Mindy, Patient and Insurance Coordinator
Mindy has been with our practice for over four years. The best part of her job, she says, is being able to provide excellent care and receiving the reward of a patient saying thank you because they’re so satisfied at the end of treatment. Mindy attended Kent State University and the Cleveland Institute of Dental and Medical Assistants. She’s originally from Ashtabula, OH, and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her two kids, Jesse and Selena, traveling, and reading.
Betsy, Registered Dental Hygienist
Betsy has been in the dental profession for almost 40 years. As a dental hygienist, her job is to promote oral health amongst our patients. She has an associate's degree in applied science and another in liberal arts, and she received her dental hygiene certification from Lakeland Community College. According to Betsy, the dentists at Painesville Dental Group always practice with integrity, compassion, and consistency. She enjoys working with our patients and learning new things through continuing education. For fun, Betsy likes to go boating, read, and travel.
Tiffany, Registered Dental Hygienist
Tiffany has spent 9 of her 10 years in dentistry with our practice. She enjoys working with the latest dental equipment to provide the very best care. Tiffany earned her associates of applied science from Lakeland Community College, and also completed their dental hygiene program. She is specially certified in the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. She has been married to her husband, Jeremy, since 2014 and in her spare time she enjoys running marathons, reading, and cooking.
Melanie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Melanie helps keep smiles healthy and beautiful. Originally from Mentor, she now lives in Euclid, and she started with Painesville Dental Group in 2012. Melanie has an associate's degree in applied science and is certified in medical emergencies. She felt that she received a very warm welcome when she joined the practice, and she loves our patients. She always wanted to work in a field that allowed her to help people, and she gets to help our patients keep their smiles shining. She has a son and two cats, and she's always working on DIY home improvements.
Courtney, Registered Dental Hygienist
Courtney has spent all of her nine years in dentistry at our practice, and she loves meeting and forming relationships with patients, elevating their proper oral hygiene and easing dental anxiety! Originally from Mentor, OH, Courtney attended Lakeland Community College. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia. Outside of dentistry, Courtney enjoys spending time with family and friends, including her husband and dog, Zeus. She also loves hiking, yoga, and traveling -- she recently visited five countries in Southeast Asia.
Amanda, 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!
Leslie, Certified Dental Assistant
Leslie has 16 years’ experience in dentistry, with many of them have been spent at our practice. The best thing about her job, she says, is her patients. Originally from Euclid, Leslie attended the Cleveland Institute of Dental and Medical Assistants, and is certified in placing restorations. Outside of dentistry, Leslie enjoys NASCAR racing and cruising -- and she’s also proud to be the most punctual person she knows!
Terri, Dental Assistant
Terri has more than 16 years of experience with our practice, and she says the best thing about working here is meeting and helping people. Terri grew up in LeRoy Township and attended River Side High School and Lakeland Community College. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, gardening, sailing, and competition shooting.
Sarah, Dental Assistant
Sarah has two years with our practice and says the best thing about her job is aiding in patient expedition and care as well as assisting all members of the fast-paced office environment. Originally from Painesville, Sarah studied business at Lake Erie College before attending the Cleveland Institute of Dental and Medical Assistants. She is currently earning a certificate in expanded functions/dental auxiliary from Case Western Dental School. In her time outside of dentistry, Sarah enjoys biking, camping, motorcycle/scooter riding, pressure washing, and painting.