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Chagrin Family Dental Care

Meet the Team at Chagrin Family Dental Care

Chagrin Falls dentist Dr. Hivick along with his entire team welcome you to our dental practice! Every member of our team is dedicated to making your visit exceptional in every way. Any time you have a need or a question, don’t hesitate to ask us so that we can better take care of you and your dental health.

Our goal as a dental team is to take a patient-centered approach to comprehensive dental care, and our mission is to educate patients in all aspects of oral health and have them take control of the decisions related to their care.

We hope to provide an atmosphere that will make patients feel comfortable, calm, and eager to be engaged in decision making as well as provide the most reliable, trusted, and effective treatments available to meet the patient’s needs.

Chagrin Falls Dentist Dr. Brian Hivick, DDS

Brian M. Hivick, DDS

Dr. Brian Hivick graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after studying Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toledo for his undergraduate education. He then continued his studies at Summa Health System’s Akron City Hospital, where he completed a rigorous general practice residency program – including training in implant placement and restoration, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, and endodontics. Upon completion of the program, he received top honors as an Outstanding Resident in periodontal therapy and endodontics.

Dental Education & Associations

Most recently, Dr. Hivick serves as a Resident Clinical Instructor at Summa Health System and cares for his patients at Chagrin Family Dental Care. He continually furthers his knowledge in dental implants, cosmetic procedures, and the role dentistry plays in treating individuals who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. He is Invisalign certified, has taken numerous courses in cosmetic dentistry, and is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, International Dental Implant Association, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Hivick brings the very latest techniques that dentistry has to offer and combines them with thoughtful and caring attention to your continued care.

Dr. Hivick is an avid Cleveland sports fan who enjoys outdoor activities, travel, and playing with his chocolate lab. He married his beautiful wife, Ricca, in 2013 and they  currently reside in Auburn with their two boys Bennett and Leo.. He is involved with the Heights Dental Study Club and also is involved with the Chagrin Valley Jaycees.  He looks forward to increasing his role as an active participant in the greater Chagrin Falls / South Russell Community.

Kathleen, CDA

Office Manager, CDA

Kathy has 30 yrs. of dental experience. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Medical and Dental Assistants in 1985 and became a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA).  Kathy went on to teach dental assisting at night for the school for 8 yrs. while working full-time as a dental assistant.  After moving into our new office in 2017, Kathy became our office manager.  She is very knowledgeable and enjoys every aspect of dentistry.  She looks forward to helping you with your dental questions or making an appointment.  Kathy and her husband, Ray live in Concord ,Ohio.  She enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

Christine, RDH

Dental Hygienst

Christine joined our practice in January 2022.  Christine graduated from Baldwin Wallace in 1996 and continued our education in Dental Hygiene from Lakeland Community College.  She is dedicated to exceptional patient care, education, and the support you need to reach optimal oral health and systemic health.  I truly enjoy forming real, meaningful relationships to help eliminate any anxiety to ensure you leave with a smile.  Outside the office, Christine enjoys making the most of her time with her husband, 2 kids and "furbabies".  She loves being outside and cheering on our Cleveland teams.



Emilee joined our practice in June 2021.  She has been a dental hygienist for 20 years and is passionate about helping her patients achieve good oral health.  She and her husband Tommy are blessed with 5 amazing sons.  She enjoys cooking, baking and vacationing with her family.

Melissa, CDA , EFDA


Melissa joined the team in September 2016. With over 13 years of experience in the dental field, her certifications not only as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) from the Choffin Career & Technical Center but also as an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) provider from Case Western Reserve University make her exceptionally qualified to work with patients. She truly enjoys making people's smiles great and is so happy to be part of such a comprehensive practice and talented team! In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities and sports with her three children Ava, Logan, and Stella, and her wonderful husband Ryan.

Brittany, EFDA

Expand Functions Dental Assistant

Brittany joined our practice in June, 2020.  Brittany has been an EFDA for over 6 years and has been a great asset to our practice. She is certified by the state to be able to place fillings and much more for our patients.  She brings a lot of experience and knowledge about dentistry to our patients.  In her time away from the office, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband, Eric and sons, Finn and Kasen.


Dental Assistant/EFDA

Shannon joined our office in November 2021.  She graduated from Choffin School of Dental Assisting in 2014 and is continuing her education at Case Western Reserve.  Shannon will graduate in May 2022 as a Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA). She lives in Lake Milton with her husband Jess and her 2 cats.  Shannon enjoys working with her patients in making their smiles brighter.  Outside of the office, she enjoys horses, kayaking and playing board games with friends and family.  

A Healthy smile is just a click away.
A Very Thorough Consultation

My experience with Dr. Hivick has been excellent. I was new to the area and searching for a dentist who was thorough and practical. After doing some research about local dentists, I sought a consultation with Dr. Hivick due to some sensitivity that I was having with a few of my teeth. After a very thorough consultation, Dr. Hivick provided me with some different options to fit my needs both personally and financially. I received two crowns and one filling and couldn't be happier with the appearance and quality of work. Thank you for taking pride in your work Dr. Hivick - that seems harder and harder to find nowadays. – Bryan W.

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