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Meet the Team - Canton, OH

Meet the team

Center for Advanced Periodontal and Implant

Our Mission to Our Team

At the Center for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Care, we maintain our high standards by providing and supporting  continuing education for all team members.  Our practice is based on mutual trust and respect for our patients and  our  team members.  We believe in, and encourage, team involvement.  We believe in creating leaders in our organization.  We maintain an efficient practice that inspires personal fulfillment and satisfaction through team  involvement.  We pride ourselves on superior customer service and quality treatment with an office culture of  excellence!


Chief Financial Officer

Randa graduated from Purdue University with a dual degree in Business Management and Industrial Management. As Dr. Farah was starting his dental practice, Randa spent 13 wonderful years focusing on raising their three children. In 2001, Randa decided to join the Farah Team by undertaking the management aspect of the practice. She oversees the finances and marketing aspects of the business, as well as creating a positive office environment. In addition, Randa is the coordinator of the Comprehensive Dental Excellence Forum, The Renaissance Dental Hygiene Study Group (two local dental study clubs affiliated with the Seattle Study Club), as well as the two CFF Spear Study Clubs “OH” and “IO”. She is a devoted wife and mother. She loves socializing with family and friends, staying active through working out, cooking, and ballroom dancing.

Dr. Aakash Mehandru

Dr. Aakash Mehandru


A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Mehandru received his dental degree from LECOM School of Dental Medicine, where he found his passion in the field of periodontics. He then went on to complete his residency training at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he received his Masters. Dr. Mehandru is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology. In addition, he has been involved with the SPEAR dental study club since 2021. Besides his love for dentistry and periodontics, Dr. Mehandru enjoys music production, watching movies, cooking and spending time with his fiancé and family.


Dental Hygienist

Dee graduated from Camden County Community College in 1987 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science/Dental Hygiene and joined our team in 2012.  With over 35 years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist, Dee continues to enthusiastically share her passion for dental health. She enjoys implementing the latest research and treatment modalities into her appointments, working with our patients to improve their oral health and caring for them like family. Dee resides in Green with her husband Vince and two teenage children, Jacob and Katelyn. They enjoy hiking in the Metro Parks, spending time on the Gulf coast of Florida and are avid Disney World fans. Dee has always been an animal lover and her household currently includes two chihuahuas (Sophie and Rocky) and three cats (Gracie, Max and Buddy). As a child and young adult, she enjoyed horseback riding and competing in horse shows. 


Treatment Coordinator

Shelby is one of Team Farah’s Treatment Coordinators. Shelby also works as an Administrative Assistant working the Front Desk – she’s usually the first smile you see when you walk in the doors! Shelby will greet you with her warm and gentle demeanor. She joined the team in December 2022. Before that, she had 2 years of dental experience and 10+ years of customer service experience. Shelby also has a degree in web design. Shelby gained her skills and experience at her previous jobs which have allowed her to be a complete “wiz” at Excel and helps keep our office organized, she is our “gofer”. After hours, Shelby enjoys spending time with her family, husband (Ronald) and Two children (Colt & Gracie) along with their “fur babies” Thor, Toby, Josie & Cash. When she doesn’t have her hands full with her family, she enjoys watching crime shows, reading and spending time with friends.


Treatment Coordinator

Staci is one of Team Farah’s Treatment Coordinators and Administrative Assistants who joined the team in May 2023. Prior to joining, she had 10+ years of customer service experience, 9.5 years were in the medical field where she worked as a medical secretary for an orthopedics office. Staci gained her skills and experience at her previous positions and is continuing her dental education at the Center for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Care as the primary treatment coordinator. Staci also handles marketing for our office including running Team Farah’s social media pages. Outside of her work with Team Farah, Staci enjoys spending time with her family, husband (John) and two boys (Jacob & Zachary) also her two dogs (Ginger & Sarge). Staci also loves photography as she owns her own photography business. She also enjoys anything that allows her to be creative including painting & sketching!

Taylor Front Desk Receptionist


Front Desk Receptionist

Taylor is an Administrative Assistant who joined Team Farah in August of 2022. She’s usually the first face you’ll see as she greets you at the front desk! She’s been in dental for two years and has been learning and expanding her knowledge from her previous employment to her new position here with us. She is a resident from Canton South who lends her talents to our office here in Canton. She has a very personal goal of being the best mother she can be to her son! Aside from the time she enjoys spending with him, she also spends her time enjoying her hobbies such as yoga and exercise, cooking and baking, and making crafts with her young son.


Insurance Coordinator & Call Center

Maria has over 37 years in customer service. And additionally, has 6 years in the medical field as a medical assistant and phlebotomist. When Maria is not working with all of us at the Farah’s office, she enjoys gardening, bicycling, entertaining, cooking, baking and spending time with friends and family. She is also involved in several groups including a book club, card club and is active with an area garden club.


Certified Dental Assistant

 Caitlin is a Certified Dental Assistant for Team Farah and has been working with the team since August of 2018. She received her Certification as a Dental Assistant from The Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification and holds her Radiographer License from the Ohio State Dental Board. Caitlin is currently leading the Farah Team of Dental Assistants and hopes to continue her education eventually to become a hygienist. Caitlin is not only skilled as a Dental Assistant but is very musically inclined and has played the piano, guitar, trumpet, trombone, French horn, and mellophone. Caitlin’s daughter May is her world. Outside of being a mom, she enjoys listening to and playing music. A very artistic person, she also enjoys painting and crafts. Her favorite thing to do is going for walks with her family accompanied by her Husky named Luna.

Keyerron Certified Dental Assistant


Certified Dental Assistant

Keyerron is a Certified Dental Assistant working for Team Farah and has been a member of the team since September of 2022. Keyerron earned her dental assisting certification as well as an associate of arts in business and management. A self-proclaimed “military brat”, Keyerron has lived all over the country and most recently moved to Ohio from Monroe, Louisiana. In the future, Keyerron aspires to open a beauty spa with her sister as a business partner and would like to buy a house in the next few years. She also hopes to become a motivational speaker! Special skills that Keyerron has are a handle on American Sign Language and work as a certified eyelash technician. When she’s not assisting, Keyerron enjoys reading and writing, music (like learning to play the guitar), football (Saints fan!), ice skating, fishing, and spending time with her significant other.


Certified Dental Assistant

Melanie is a Certified Dental Assistant. She joined Team Farah in July 2023. Melanie is planning on taking her CODA exam in the spring of 2024 for her YOGA Certification. She has 5 years of experience in the medical field and 12 years of general dental experience. Outside of her work with Team Farah, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family, husband (Sam), children, grandchildren & her dog (Ella). She also enjoys hiking, yoga, disk golf & being outdoors.


Certified Dental Assistant

Rachel is a Certified Dental Assistant with a Certification in Radiology from the Ohio Board of Radiology. She comes from Louisville, Ohio and began working with Dr. Farah and the team in March of 2022. After completing her Dental Assisting certification in May of 2022, Rachel is continuing her education with hands-on experience and plans to become a dental hygienist. Rachel is also a skilled phlebotomist, enjoyed her dental assisting education, and looks forward to learning more. Outside of work she enjoys music – playing the bassoon and attending music festivals. She also spends time with her family which consists of a wonderful son and husband.

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