Sikora Family Dentistry Staff Providing Services In North Olmsted, OH
Dr. William Sikora
Dr. William Sikora has been practicing dentistry in North Olmsted for more than 20 years. He opened his first dentist office in North Olmsted, across the street from the current location in 1990, soon after graduating from the Dental School at The Ohio State University.
The practice has grown from three employees to 12 and so has Dr. Bill’s community involvement. He has been a volunteer youth basketball coach in the area.
Dr. Bill grew up on a dairy farm near the small eastern Ohio town of Maynard.
He played college baseball at John Carroll University, where he majored in biology and chemistry, before going on to The Ohio State College of Dentistry. It was his own experience in a dental chair as a child that led to his career choice.
“I had a really bad toothache when I was I kid. The dentist treated it and I was out of pain. I was amazed that he could that,” Dr. Bill says. “I thought it would be really rewarding if I, too, could help people out of their dental problems.”
Dr. Bill focuses on providing complete dental care in a friendly atmosphere, utilizing the latest techniques to make the patients as comfortable as possible. The office moved in 2004 to its larger, current location with the most modern equipment. Each dental chair even has cable TV and headphones for the comfort of patients.
His hobbies include staying active in sports, getting to as many Ohio State football games as possible — he describes himself as a “huge Ohio State fan” — and visiting his 160-acre orchard farm in eastern Ohio when time permits.
He and his wife, Dr. Chris, live in Wellington.
Dr. Christine Sikora
Dr. Christine Sikora is a 1991 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, but her passion for treating teeth dates back further and has its roots in the fine dental care she received as a child.
Growing up in a small southeastern Ohio town near Gallipolis, she first went to Shawnee State in Portsmouth, Ohio, where she received a degree as a dental hygienist. She worked as a dental hygienist in Richmond, KY., before heading back to school to pursue a dental degree.
“I received regular dental care as a child and wore braces for years. I always looked forward to my dental visits and had a positive experience,” Dr. Chris says in explaining what led to her career. “I think it is so rewarding to help people get out of pain and to help people cosmetically.”
She purchased a practice in the Dayton, Ohio, area and worked there for 10 years before becoming part of the Sikora Family Dentistry team in North Olmsted.
“I married my best friend and we really enjoy practicing together,” Dr. Chris says of her husband, Dr. William Sikora.
The Sikoras enjoy running (they’ve completed two marathons together), biking, hiking and spending time in the country. Dr. Chris’ goal in retirement is to breed labrador retrievers.
Her interest in this work goes back to why she pursued the dental profession: caring for patients the way she was cared for as a child.
The Sikora Family Dentistry staff
The caring staff at our dentist office in North Olmsted would like to welcome residents from Fairview Park, Olmsted Falls, Rocky River, Westlake, and the surrounding areas to our family.
Amanda — dental assistant — Amanda has been with Sikora Family Dentistry since 2006: She is a graduate of North Olmsted High School and Remington College. She considers her priority making each patient’s visit as positive and relaxing as possible. Amanda enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family.
Amie — dental hygienist — Amie has been part of the Sikora Family Dentistry staff since 1998. She is a graduate of Berea High School and Cuyahoga Community College. Amie has a special interest in soft tissue management and enjoys helping “dental cowards” overcome their fears. Married with two children, Amie enjoys gardening and is an avid Cleveland sports fan, especially of the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes.
Amy — dental hygienist — Amy has been with the office since 1997. She went to Midpark High School, Cleveland State University and Lakeland Community College. Amy is skilled in scaling, root planning, perio diagnosis, and customizing treatment for each patient. A member of the ADHA and CDHA, Amy takes pride in being a health educator in the schools. She wants the dental experience to be comfortable and relaxing for every age. In her free time, Amy enjoys camping, swimming, and spending time with her husband Rob and their three children.
Candie — dental assistant — Candie is one of two staff members to join the Sikora team in 2012. She took the dental assisting vocational program while at Normandy High School and has a radiographer's license. Her goal is to make every patient comfortable and make all her patients feel they are in excellent hands. She and her husband David have three children, Nicholas, Adison, and Ava. Candie enjoys trips to a family cottage in Pennyslvania to boat, jet ski, and golf.
Jeremy — dental hygienist — Jeremy has been part of the Sikora Family Dentistry team since 2005. The graduate of Elyria High School has an associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Lorain County Community College. Jeremy prides himself on thoroughness and the importance of teaching patients skills necessary to maintain a very healthy mouth. He is a big sports fan and strives to be an avid reader of many genres. Most importantly, as a part of a family of five, he enjoys being a dad.
Karen — office manager — Karen joined Sikora Family Dentistry in 2004. She is a graduate of North Olmsted High School and Cleveland State University. In her financial coordinator role at the office, Karen will work with you to make your proposed treatment a reality. You’ll find she is a pro at helping you figure out your insurance so you can maximize your benefits. Karen and her husband Jeff, who have been married for 28 years, have two married sons and a granddaughter. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and reading. Karen likes attending sporting events and musical theater productions and is actively involved in her parish, the Church of St. Clarence.
Kristen — dental hygienist —Kristen came aboard in 2012. A graduate of St. Joseph Academy in West Park and Cuyahoga Community College, Kristen has a dental hygiene degree. She is also a licensed administer of local anesthetic. Kristen enjoys building relationships with her patients and helping them strive for optimum oral health. Married to Matthew, and the mother of two children, Annie and Andrew, she enjoys family movie nights (with popcorn, of course), and time in the Metroparks.
Pattie — dental assistant —Pattie joined our team in 2014. She brings 27 years of experience to our office. Her favorite part of dental assisting is the opportunity to have patients experience pleasant dental visits. Pattie strives for excellence in all she does. She lives in Middleburg Heights with her husband, two sons, and dog. Pattie loves animals and supports the cause for their protection. Pattie's hobbies include, but are not limited to, fishing (strictly catch-and-release), biking, walking, and spending time with her extended family. Pattie is also an active member in her Church.
Judy — schedule coordinator — Judy joined the Sikora Family Dentistry staff in 2016. She prides herself as a people person. Judy’s background includes experience in banking, marketing, finances, scheduling and as an office manager. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking and spending time with family. Judy and her husband, Chris, have three daughters, Katelyn, Christine and Lauren.
Jessica — dental assistant — Jessica joined the Sikora Family Dentistry staff in 2016, bringing with her 11 years of experience. She is a graduate of Midview High School in Grafton and the High-Tech Institute in Orlando, Florida. Jessica’s goal is to make patients feel at home while providing the best dental experience. Jessica enjoys four-wheeling and snowboarding, and is a huge fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers and college football.