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A Match Made in Michigan

Once upon a time a young man from Albuquerque, New Mexico and a young lady from Cambridge, Ohio met in dental school at the University of Michigan. Sparks flew. Cupid landed some arrows. Love flourished. As soon as they graduated, they married and headed to Cleveland, Ohio to complete their residency at MetroHealth Hospital. After residency, they made their home in North Ridgeville to begin building their dream practice.

A Family Serving Families

With a vision to treat every patient like a member of their own family, North Ridgeville Family Dentistry was born nearly two decades ago. Along with their team, Drs Ankur and Nisha Gupta have built a reputation of giving to the community and the people they have the privilege of serving.

Ankur Gupta, DDS

“I love being a dentist, serving people, and doing everything I can to give back to the community.”

Professional Highlights

  • International lecturer and educator in dental implants and implant-retained overdentures
  • Speaker and board member
for Catapult Education
  • Head of product evaluation
at Catapult Education

Personal Passions

  • Time with his wife Nisha
  • Serving Veterans
  • Sunday school teacher for 7th and 8th graders for nearly a decade
  • Speaks monthly to various community groups about diet, health, wellness, posture, stress, and sleep approximately once per month
  • Coaches youth basketball
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Nisha Gupta, dds

“We go out of our way to make every person feel at home because we really want our patients to enjoy their visits with us.”

Professional Highlights

  • Fellowship in the International Dental Implant Association
  • Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Judicial Affairs subcommittee member for the Ohio Dental Association

  • Clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University

  • Product evaluator for Catapult Education

  • Achieved several awards with her local toastmaster's group

Personal Passions

  • Time with Ankur

  • Serving Veterans

  • Total health interest leads her to pursue proper diet, exercise, mindfulness, and self-improvement as a means toward attaining more peace and happiness in life

  • Created an office lending library with our favorite book recommendations for patients to share
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Yumna Arif, DMD

“The best part of dentistry for me has always been the opportunity to build meaningful bonds with my patients. I believe that a strong dentist-patient relationship should be based on clear communication and collaboration that is tailored to each patient's individual values. Working together to help you achieve your oral health goals is incredibly important to me.”

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Professional Highlights

  • Graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

  • Completed residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island

Personal Passions

  • Family, especially her husband, nieces, and nephews

  • Exploring the outdoors and
trying new local restaurants

  • Enjoying the thrills and chills of horror films
Alyssa Ziemba
Office Manager
Hello everyone! I am the Office Manager here at North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. I take great pride in being part of such a wonderful and caring team where we always put you, the patient, first. I enjoy helping everyone here, whether it is your first time visiting our office, or you have been a patient with us for many years. When I’m not at the office, I spend most of my free time creating glass blown art for my small business, as well as cooking, spending time with my family, and working in my garden.
Kristy Vencill
Patient Advocate
Hi! My name is Kristy and I have had the pleasure of working with the Gupta’s since November of 2021! I am the Patient Advocate and am the first person you see when you walk into our office! I love creating relationships with all our patients and seeing how happy they are when we help find their perfect smile! When not at work I love spending time with my husband, son and our dog. I am a huge Disney and Marvel fan and can talk about it for hours!
Madi Stull
Appointment Coordinator
Hi everyone! My name is Madi, I am a part of our front desk team! I am so lucky to work at an office where they treat everyone like family and I could not be happier to come into work! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my daughter and grandparents <3
Hillary Trivett
Dental Hygienist
Hello everyone! I am a dental hygienist here at North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. I graduated dental hygiene school in 2008 from LCCC and have been practicing dental hygiene ever since. I have always had a passion for teeth including good oral hygiene practices for a beautiful smile! I enjoy interacting with my patients and getting to know each and every one of them while delivering the best oral care possible. Along with my dental hygiene career, I am a wife and mother. I have a daughter, Lacey and a son, Landon. I love spending time with my family and friends and traveling to new places.
Aure Dowell
Dental Hygienist
Hi everyone! My name is Aure and I have served as a Dental Hygienist since 2008. I count myself as very fortunate to be part of the North Ridgeville Family Dentistry team. It is important for me to make a connection with the patients I meet, and this is made a priority at our office. We see our patients as family. I so look forward to meeting you! When not in the office it is very important to me that our family create memories together. I love spending time with my family and friends. My husband and I have 3 young children. I enjoy Marvel and Disney shows, traveling and trying new restaurants where I travel, pop culture trivia, sports, history, and photography.
Jaclyn Overdorff
Dental Hygienist
I’m Jaclyn, one of the lucky hygienists of NRFD's awesome team! I love being a part of a team that cares so deeply for their patients, but also their staff. My favorite part of my job is meeting and creating a bond with all of my patients and doing everything in my power to give them a smile they love.
Kathleen Smith
Dental Assistant
Hello, I am a dental assistant in our office, and I make temporary crowns and bridges, take care of rooms and lab cases, and help our doctors provide wonderful patient care. I always enjoy helping and chatting with patients. The friendships I have made over the years make my job that much more rewarding! I love what I do, and our doctors make my work even more enjoyable. They care about our patients and always explain the dental treatments. In my family, my husband and I have two children and two wonderful grandchildren. I enjoy boating, swimming, and spending time with my children and grandchildren.
Carlena Burke
Dental Assistant
Hi there! I'm Carlena, and I work as a dental assistant at North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to meet so many amazing patients and get to know you all so well! What makes me happy is being able to assist each and every one of you. When I'm not at work, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, relaxing, and watching movies.
Katie Burke
Dental Assistant
Hello! My name is Katie and I am one of the lucky dental assistants at North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. I am so grateful to be able to meet so many wonderful patients and learn so much about you all! Being able to help each and every one of you is what puts a smile on my face, and in doing so I hope to help you achieve your brightest and healthiest smile. While I am not working, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, cooking (mostly eating it) and watching movies.
Millie Sanchez
Dental Assistant
My name is Mildred, but many of my close friends & family just like you call me Milly! I am the dental assistant's coordinator and I am so lucky to be a part of such an amazing team. I love to care for all patients as if they were my own family and my goal is to make sure you feel comfortable, heard, and cared for while in our care. While I’m not at work, I love spending my days with my husband and our 2 handsome boys. We love to travel and try new pizza places in any new place we can discover! I also enjoy reading a good book when I can and photography! I can’t wait to meet you!
Amanda Rowley
Dental Assistant
My name is Amanda, I'm one of the newer assistants to the practice. I've been a dental assistant for 3 years, I love getting to know patients and helping them achieve their best smile. In my free time I enjoy cross stitch and sewing, playing video games and spending time with my two sons.
Danielle Hale
Dental Assistant
Hello! I'm Danielle, a Certified Dental Assistant here at North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. I have been an assistant for five years now and I love every minute of it. I am passionate about connecting with patients and creating a safe and comfortable visit. Being a part of the NRFD family has encouraged me to be my best self at work and at home. A little about me, I enjoy trying new things (food, experiences, and challenges). I enjoy movies, shows, and music. And I love spending time with my husband, four kids, three cats, and two dogs.

“The nicest people!”

The nicest people! Young, energetic, knowledgeable staff that are great with communication and genuinely seem interested in you. Every visit has been a great experience. My whole family switched to this office. I had an appointment on my birthday (today) and they gave me a personalized birthday card signed by all the staff. It was above and beyond! Highly recommend.


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