Meet Dr. Abriani

Dr. Abriani

Dr. Danute (“Donna”) Abriani is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, and has practiced dentistry in Lake County for over 30 years.

She graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Case Western Reserve University in 1979.

She is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Ohio Dental Association (ODA), The Greater Cleveland Dental Society, the Northeastern Ohio Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Cleveland Comprehensive Care Study Club (a Seattle  Study Club).  She stays current in the latest trends in dentistry through continuing education training, and in fact takes more CEUs than are required.  In particular, she has had advanced training in Comprehensive Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Abriani is a faculty member at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, where she teaches the next generation of dentists how to fabricate dentures, a particular interest of hers.

Dr. Abriani has three grown boys.  Two are currently attending Case Western and Loyola of Chicago, while the third has graduated from Miami University of Ohio and is now living and working in the other Miami down in Florida. She enjoys the fine arts, and has dabbled in jewelry-making.  She loves to read (is an active member in a co-ed book club) and works out regularly. She also loves cooking and eating at Cleveland’s fabulous restaurants!

Candi biography

Candi, Office Manager

Candi graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants in 1991, and has been working in dentists’ offices ever since – first as a dental assistant, and most recently as an office manager. She has been working with Dr. Abriani since 2007.

Candi and her husband enjoy travel, reading, and playing with their toy fox terrier, Princess.

Liz biograhpy

Liz, Dental Hygienist, RDH

Liz is a graduate from the Lakeland Community College dental hygiene program. She has been working in dental offices for over 7 years, and has recently joined Dr. Abriani’s staff.

Liz and her husband love their 3 dogs, a goldendoodle, a rescued pug, and a rescued Morkie (Maltese-Yorkie). Liz also enjoys running and eating at great Cleveland restaurants.

Missy biography

Missy, Dental Hygienist, RDH

Missy grew up in Lake County, she has been working in the dental field for twenty years. Sixteen years as a Registered Dental Hygienist and is licensed in Ohio and Florida.

She has three cats at home and enjoys doing yoga, traveling and going scuba diving.

Laurel biography

Laurel, Dental Assistant

Laurel is a life long resident of Geauga County. She has been working in the dental field for over 9 years. She attended Lakeland Community College where she completed many dental related classes. Laurel loves dentistry and enjoys her interaction with both patients and staff.

Away from the office, Laurel and her husband have 5 children. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family.