Meet Our Family

We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!

Our friendly, dedicated, and energetic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive experience every time you visit our practice.



Ankur A. Gupta, D.D.S.

I love being a dentist, and enjoy coming to work every day! I have the daily opportunity to help the wonderful people in our community, helping them attain and maintain optimal health.

I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and did a General Practice Residency at MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland immediately afterward.  Nisha and I opened North Ridgeville Family Dentistry in 2005.  

Beyond Dentistry, I have a passion for this community, often visiting the public school system to teach kids and young adults about taking care of their teeth.  I lecture regularly about total health to local groups including Pioneer Ridge at Del Webb, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, American Greetings, and Beckett Gas.  



Nisha E. Punjabi, DDS

My highest priorities are to provide high quality, gentle dental care for my patients in a welcoming, friendly environment. I want my patients to enjoy their dental appointments!

My staff and I go out of our way to make each person feel right at home, and I love the personal connections I make with my patients. 

Ankur and I were in the same dental school class at the University of Michigan, and we got married immediately after graduation.  We both completed a residency at MetroHealth in Cleveland.  

My interest in total health has led me to become heavily involved in the role of diet, exercise, mindfulness, and self-improvement as a means toward attaining more peace and happiness in life.  As a result, we have created a lending library at the office full of our favorite book recommendations for patients to share.  Please take a look when you come in!

Front Desk Team

Lauren Jones, Office Manager

Hi! My name is Lauren Jones, and I have been in the dental field for over twelve years. This experience has allowed me to understand the many different positions that this field has to offer. At North Ridgeville Family Dentistry, I am proud to be the treatment plan coordinator. I enjoy my position because I love working with patients and building long lasting relationships with them. It is fun to help people find a way to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile along with strategies for them to achieve optimal overall health. I live in Brunswick with my son. We enjoy being outdoors playing every sport imaginable, reading books, seeing movies, and discovering new places in NE Ohio.


Allison Chapman, Appointment Coordinator

Hello everyone! I grew up in Ashtabula, OH, and currently live in North Ridgeville. I graduated with my Bachelors degree from Kent State University. I take so much pleasure in welcoming you with a smile to our office, both when you come in, and on the phone. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two kids, walking and doing activities with the rest of my family. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of our great patients!


Amber Aliff, Billing Coordinator and Dental Assistant

Hi everyone! My name is Amber Aliff. I am currently the billing coordinator here at North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. I live in Elyria with my 2 children and their father. We are a very competitive family and enjoy keeping up with sports for each season. We are also huge WWE fans! One of the many things I love about my job is being able to help our patients meet their optimum oral health.


Andrea Putt, Front Office Liason

Hello!  I am so happy to be a part of this friendly energetic team, serving a tremendous patient population.  I live in North Ridgeville, with my husband and three boys.  Prior to joining the team at North Ridgeville Family Dentistry, I was an LPN at Elyria Memorial Hospital.  In our free time, my family enjoys being outside, playing sports, and spending quality time.


Dental hygiene team

Mindy Jordan, Dental Hygienist

Hello! I am a dental hygienist here at North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. In my opinion, providing quality care is only part of my job. I also love getting to know each patient, and helping them reach their long term dental health goals. Dentistry is evolving, and I love being a part of it. I work with a wonderful team who have phenomenal skills. When I am not with my work family, I am with my husband and two sons enjoying quality time together at our home in Vermilion.


Michelle Boetticher, Dental Hygienist

I met Dr. Gupta while he was an instructor and I was a student in dental hygiene school at LCCC. I graduated in 2006 and started right away at NRFD. I am married and have 3 children; one daughter and identical twin boys. When not working I really enjoy family time, and stay very busy doing fun things with my children. I also look forward to cooking healthy meals, doing crafts from pintrest, and occasionally getting the chance to watch my favorite tv show Dexter while enjoying some ice cream!


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 everyone of them while delivering the best oral care possible. Along with my dental hygiene career, I am a wife and mother. I have a 6 year old daughter, Lacey and a 1 year old son, Landon. I love spending time with my family and friends and traveling to new places.


Heidi Griffith, Dental Hygienist

Hello! My name is Heidi Griffith. I am a Dental Hygienist at North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. I strive to alleviate dental anxiety to promote a positive experience at every appointment. I live in Burbank,  with my husband and three children. We enjoy planning spontaneous weekend getaways and Ohio State football in the fall. We live a semi chaotic life with 3 children, soon to be 4 come December and a house full of animals. 

Dental Assistant Team

Taylor Gardner, Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Taylor, I am one of the dental assistants here at North Ridgeville Family Dentistry.  I have been working in the dental field for 3 years and I absolutely love my job. One of my favorite parts about my job is being able to meet all kinds of wonderful people, and helping them have a confident smile. I live in Sheffield Lake with my fiancé, and our son Colton, who was born in 2016. When I am not at work I love spending time with my family, trying new things, and also cheering on our favorite sports team, the Cavs. 



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.