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Meet the Team - Canton, OH

Meet the team

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.


Office Manager

Melissa graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Leisure Studies.  She has a hospitality management background which has enabled her to develop exceptional organizational and customer service skills.  Melissa has been part of the team since 2009.  She oversees the operations of the office to ensure that our standard operating procedures and systems are running consistently. Her computer talents as well as her organizational skills make our everyday administrative duties and operations run faster and more smoothly.  She lives in North Canton with her husband Jeff, and two children Damian & Raegan.  The family pets include two rescue dogs; Cali & Boo, a Panda Hamster named Hammy and a rescue Bearded Dragon named Thunder.  Melissa loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, playing soccer, and reading. She recently became the troop leader for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop.


Professional Relationship Liaison and Treatment Coordinator

Amanda has 20 years of medical experience with certificates in Blood Bank Technology, Phlebotomy, Emergency Medical  Technology ,and Medical Assisting.  She loves to cook and bake, and is an avid animal lover with a heart for rescues including her two dogs, three cats, and a cockatiel. Residing in Minerva with her husband Chris, they enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, and exploring the outdoors with their dogs accompanying them.


Treatment Coordinator and Dental Assistant

Julie has lived in Massillon, Ohio all her life. She graduated in 2010 with her Associates Degree in Dental Assisting from Akron Institute of Herzing University. She highly enjoys her position as Treatment Coordinator here at Dr. Farah’s office. Especially since she gets to use her learned skills and education on busy days, working clinically along side the other assistants.  When Julie is not at work she is spending time with her five daughters, they keep her very busy with school, extra curricular activities and sport schedules. She does a lot of baking, as she started a home baking business in 2011; where she creates her favorite decorated cut out cookies.


Insurance Coordinator

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.


Director of First Impressions

Mickey has an Administrative Assisting Certificate from Stark State College and has also completed the Modern Dental Concepts Dental Assisting Program. She resides in Canton with her husband Nick, enjoying newlywed life as of September 2019. Together they enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants and spending time with family. When she’s not working in the office, she also enjoys shopping, crafting and spending time with her labradoodle, Molly.


Dental Hygienist

Dee is a 1987 graduate of Camden County Community College in southern New Jersey.  She has nearly 26 years of experience as a dental hygienist and a passion for periodontal therapy and getting to know her patients.  She enjoys leading edge dentistry and staying abreast of new research and treatment modalities.  Dee now resides in Green with her husband Vince,  and two children, Jacob and Katelyn.  She enjoys volunteering in the Green elementary schools, supporting the PTA, and spending time with her family, especially when they go to Disney. One of the things Dee and her family love the most about Northeast Ohio is the Metro parks, where they spend lots of time on the hiking trails.  She and her husband are avid Philadelphia Phillies fans, but also enjoy attending Akron Aeros games as a family. Their pets include a Chihuahua named Chico and a cat name Fern.


Certified Dental Assistant

Caitlin is from Dover and graduated from Buckeye Career Center as a Certified Ohio Dental Assistant in 2018.  She has just begun her career in periodontal care, but she has developed a sincere passion for it.  She cares deeply about patients during treatment, and she is excited to be a part of our team!  

Outside of the office, Caitlin enjoys spending time with her husband; the two of them are newlyweds as of July 4th, 2018.  She loves all things Disney and the couple look forward to planning a trip in the near future.  They spend a lot of time with their pets.  The have a Siberian Husky, Luna, and a cat, Kiki, who both enjoy family walks and bike rides!


Certified Dental Assistant

Kayla is from Traverse City Michigan. She has lived in Ohio for the last 18 years and resides in Hartville Ohio. She has two daughters, a son on the way and a dog. Her favorite color is blue. Kayla has been in the dental field for 6 years. She attended the Dental Assistant Program at Ashland County Career Center, where she obtained her certificate as a certified Dental Assistant. When Kayla is not at work she enjoys spending time with her kids, going camping, on nature walks, swimming and going to visit her family in Michigan where they enjoy seeing the beautiful Lake Michigan.


Certified Dental Assistant

Rachel is from Navarre and completed the Modern Dental Concepts Dental Assisting Program. She has just begun her career in periodontal care. She loves her new role at Dr. Farah’s office as a certified Dental Assistant.

Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves to travel and go to concerts.

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