Meet Our Staff

Dr. Marie Albano

marie-albano-pic1Dr. Marie A. Albano grew up in Riverview, Michigan. She attended Wayne State University, where she received a Bachelor's of Science degree with honors in Biology in 1977. She entered Ohio State University College of Dentistry during the summer of 1977 and graduated in 1980. During her senior year, Dr. Albano also took advanced courses in periodontics, oral pathology and pediatric dentistry. Since then, she has kept up-to-date on the newest developments in the general dentistry field with relevant continuing education courses.
Dr. Albano has memberships in the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association and the Cleveland Dental Society. She has been named as one of the "Top Dentists" every year since 2007. In addition to running her private office, she had also been on staff at Lakewood Hospital since 1980 doing in-house consultations and being on-call for Emergency Room patients.
Dr. Albano and her husband, Bruce A. Weitz, D.D.S., have a daughter, Dr. Emily Weitz, D.D.S. who graduated from Indiana University and moved on to be an associate at Dr. Albano's practice.

dogsDr. Albano and her husband share their home with three active Wheaten Terriers: Bonnie, Lacey and Murphy. Dr. Albano's hobbies and interests include dancing at the Beck Theater, piano lessons, involvement with Cleveland Miniature Society and sewing. Her sewing talents have garnered her awards and recognition in sewing magazines and with the American Sewing Guild. Dr. Albano's love of history led her to the Westlake Historical Society where she is currently the Clothing Curator.

Dr. Emily Weitz, D.D.S.

emily-weitzremyDr. Emily Weitz, D.D.S., received her undergraduate degree in 2011 from The College of Wooster and her dental degree in 2015 from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Weitz has memberships with the American Dental association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Cleveland Dental Society. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, exercise, sewing, camping, and Rubik's cubes. In her free time she enjoys watching Netflix with her cat Remington.


Nancy, Office Manager

nancy-m-picNancy has been with Dr. Albano for almost 20 years. As Office Manager, she is responsible for scheduling patients, checking them in and out and answering the phones. She also takes care of all the insurance business and will gladly follow up insuring claims are handled properly.

Nancy is also responsible for Accounts Receivable and will help patients when they need assistance with payment plans. When not working she enjoys sewing and working on genealogy.


Holly, Receptionist

grace-picHolly is our Receptionist and brings 15 yrs of experience with her. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Dental/Medical Assistants in 1999. Holly enjoys being an Aunt and loves animals.




Nancy, Registered Dental Hygienist

nancy-a-picNancy is a registered dental hygienist. She is a graduate of Lorain County Community College (LCCC), CPR certified. Nancy wants every patient to leave her chair with a positive dental experience.




Tam, Registered Dental Hygienist

tam-picTam is a registered dental hygienist. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Marquette University and is certified in CPR. Tam has worked with Dr. Albano for over 20 years and enjoys her career in health care.



Sandy, EFDA

sandy-picSandy graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Dental/Medical Assistants in 1994. She has been working chair side with Dr. Albano for over 20 years. She is certified in CPR and licensed in radiography and has obtained her EFDA certification in 2016 from Case Western Reserve University. She enjoys working with people and finds her position very satisfying.


Mark, Hygienist/EFDA

grace-picMark is a registered Dental Hygienist & EFDA. He received his Bachelors of Business Admin from Kent State and attended Case & Lakeland CC. Mark brings 25 yrs of experience to our practice & has been married (Patty) for 21 years.



Jess, Dental Assistant/Social Media Manager

jessicaJess is a Dental Assistant and brings back many years of experience. She is also the Social Media Manager and received her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Ursuline College. She is certified in CPR and licensed in Radiography.



Nancy, Dental Assistant

nancy-dental-assistantNancy is a part-time Dental Assistant and brings more than 15 years of experience. She received her education at LCJVS and Lorain County Community College (LCCC). She is licensed in Radiography and CPR.




We are located in downtown Lakewood, Ohio; near Cleveland, Fairview Park, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon, Avon Lake, Tremont, Ohio City and Bay Village, Ohio.

Visit our contact information page to get more information about our location or call us at 216.529.7181 and schedule your next dental appointment.