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!


Amber Aliff-Boose, Administrative/Clinical Liaison

Hi friends & hopefully future friends! I have been apart of this family since March of 2015, as they have been apart of mine. My husband and I grew up in North Ridgeville & are excited to say recently have moved back after being gone since 2010. We have two pretty cool kids, Tyler & Lilly, and our fur babies Frank and Bella. I am looking forward to reconnecting with the community & enjoying this next chapter in our lives.


Alyssa Ziemba, Reception Coordinator

Hello everyone! I am the reception coordinator at North Ridgeville Family Dentistry. I take great pride in being part of such a wonderful, 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 am not working, I spend a majority of my time creating and designing glass blown art as well as cooking and spending time with my family and friends.

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.


Katie Van Nort, Dental Hygienist

Hello! My name is Katie Van Nort and I have been with North Ridgeville Family Dentistry since Oct 2018. I have been working in the dental field for over 14 years. As a hygienist I love helping my patients get the healthiest smile possible, but I have also enjoyed all of the wonderful patients and coworkers I have gotten to know over the years. When I’m not working I’m spending time with my husband and our 3 kids, Peyton, Kamryn, and Brantley. I also have a passion for plant based nutrition and baking, which is actually how I met Dr. Nisha and Dr. Gupta! I also love working out and I’m very into overall physical and mental health. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing office and staff.


Aleina Soueidi, Dental Hygienist

Hello! My name is Aleina and I am one of the hygienist at NRFD. I graduated from Tri-C in 2018 and I absolutely love my profession! Promoting oral health and providing patients with the proper hygiene treatment are some of the main things I do. Being able to meet, interact, and learn about each patient is one of the best things I do. There’s no better feeling than giving someone a healthy, confident smile! When I’m not at work, I’m either at the gym or adventuring around Cleveland. 


Dental Assistant Team


Taylor Baird, 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 5 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 and healthy smiles. I live in Elyria with my husband, and our two young boys Colton, and Jaxson. When I am not at work I love spending time with my family, and watching my favorite TV shows, Greys Anatomy and Friends!  


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.


Jaspreet Kaur, Dental Assistant

Hi everyone. I joined the NRFD team in 2018. One of the most rewarding part of being a dental assistant is the happiness and appreciation our patients give us for what we do. I love the great relationships made with our patients and watching smiles transform with every appointment. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my family and reading books.