Meet The Staff


Lisa, married her husband, Matthew in October of 2018. They welcomed baby Benson in July of 2020 and are over the moon in love with him and being parents!  They have two dogs that they enjoy spending time with. A mixed breed named Nitro and a Great Dane named Kilo.

Lisa has been a dental assistant for a total of 13 years! 9 of those years she has  spent assisting Dr. C!  Getting to work with kids every day is one of the favorite parts of her job. She loves hearing all of their stories and watching them grow over the years. She also loves that they care about what her 3rd favorite color is 🙂 

Lisa feels the best part of her job is being  a part of helping keep their little smiles healthy and continuing to teach them about ways to keep their teeth healthy and cavity free!

When Lisa’s not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to country concerts and fishing.


Robin has been in dentistry for 32 years, both in general and pediatric offices.  She went back to school and became STNA certified during the covid shutdown and did home healthcare for a few years, but is now back in our office:)

Robin absolutely loves the dental field and helping making smiles bright.  Her responsibilities are mainly in the front office as a receptionist and appointment coordinator, but she also helps with assisting dental procedures as needed.  She definitely prefers pediatric dentistry because of the the stories kids tell and their amazing smiles.  She likes to follow kids as they grow throughout their time in our office and now enjoys seeing several as new parents who bring their children to our practice!

Robin is a resident of Howland and has been married to her loving husband Perry for 32 years.  Her two handsome sons, Joe and Anthony, graduated from Howland schools as well. 

Robin is an animal lover and has four fur babies at home; her cat Moka and her three chihuahuas Ricco, Chica, and Paco.  Her hobbies include spending time with family, traveling to Florida for sandy beach vacations and camping in Sullivan, Ohio.


Suzi’s dental journey began over 30 years ago, and she has been part of Dr. Commarato’s pediatric dental team for over 29 years as a dental assistant!  She feels proud to work with a team that helps brighten so many smiles, as we serve together to make sure each child and their family have a great visit!  She is happy to fill in for vacations and in needed to keep the schedule running smoothly!  Suzi loves helping people, especially children; teaching them about dental hygiene and watching them grow through the years and learn the importance of dental health!  Suzi is inspired by working with kids and feels she learns something from them each day…teaching her always to be a kid at heart! She strives daily to help kids feel comfortable and to laugh with them, sharing the belief  “you can have fun at the dentist!!!”

Suzi enjoys the great outdoors, sunshine, summer and beach vacations!  Mostly she is blessed sharing time with her family and friends at home and at church, and growing through life with her husband, Joe!  Together they love and spoil their fur-baby, Miley, who is always ready for a fun adventure.  They love going for walks together daily with Miley as the leader of their pack:)


Laura is bringing new energy to our team. She has been a dental assistant since 2014. Laura became a dental assistant so she could help people feel great about their smiles, just like her dentist did for her 🙂  Her favorite part about working with kids is seeing their face light up with a smile when they talk about their favorite things to do, or sharing about their family and animals!! She currently subs on Wednesdays as needed.

She likes being able to show kids proper brushing and flossing so they can feel confident in doing so themselves as they learn how important it is caring for their smiles is to their health.

Laura also enjoys sharing stories about her 4 1/2 year old daughter, Scarlett, their Boxer dog, Topanga, and an all-white, odd-eyed cat, Deja (aka Meow Meow).  On her days off, she enjoys going on nature walks, swimming, riding bike and eating ice cream with her husband Bryce and their daughter, Scarlett.


Wendy has over eight years experience working in the health/dental insurance field.  She completed her  undergraduate degree in psychology from YSU.  Wendy enjoys being able to do her part to make a patient’s dental experience enjoyable, including answering parent questions and trying to assist with   insurance questions.  She loves seeing the bright, happy smiles of our patients!

When not in the office Wendy enjoys reading, bowling, and going to the movies with family or friends.  Wendy and her husband Chuck have one daughter Nichole.  Everyone in the family loves animals and together they love and care for their 3 dogs, 3 cats and rabbit!


Rachel has been a dental assistant for 7 years, and  2 years ago  took on learning  the responsibilities of the front office as a receptionist and appointment coordinator. She absolutely loves the dental field and helping to make smiles brighter and healthier one day at a time! She has scaled back to spend time with her daughter and is currently subbing as needed.

When Rachel is away from the office she spends her time with her husband, Matt, and their daughter, Kensley, who is 3 years old and full of smiles!!  They have 2 dogs, a German Shepard, Duke, and a boxer mix, Dozer, both rescues! They love being outdoors whether it’s camping, four wheeling, snowboarding or spending time with their family and friends!