Meet Our Staff

Dr. Marie Albano

marie-albano-pic1Dr. Marie A. Albano grew up in Riverview, Michigan. She attended Wayne State University, where she received a Bachelor's of Science degree with honors in Biology in 1977. She entered Ohio State University College of Dentistry during the summer of 1977 and graduated in 1980. During her senior year, Dr. Albano also took advanced courses in periodontics, oral pathology and pediatric dentistry. Since then, she has kept up-to-date on the newest developments in the general dentistry field with relevant continuing education courses.
Dr. Albano has memberships in the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association and the Cleveland Dental Society. She has been named as one of the "Top Dentists" every year since 2007. In addition to running her private office, she had also been on staff at Lakewood Hospital since 1980 doing in-house consultations and being on-call for Emergency Room patients.
Dr. Albano and her husband, Bruce A. Weitz, D.D.S., have a daughter, Dr. Emily Weitz, D.D.S. who graduated from Indiana University and moved on to be an associate at Dr. Albano's practice.

dogsDr. Albano and her husband share their home with three active Wheaten Terriers: Bonnie, Lacey and Murphy. Dr. Albano's hobbies and interests include dancing at the Beck Theater, piano lessons, involvement with Cleveland Miniature Society and sewing. Her sewing talents have garnered her awards and recognition in sewing magazines and with the American Sewing Guild. Dr. Albano's love of history led her to the Westlake Historical Society where she is currently the Clothing Curator.

Dr. Emily Weitz, D.D.S.

emily-weitzremyDr. Emily Weitz, D.D.S., received her undergraduate degree in 2011 from The College of Wooster and her dental degree in 2015 from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Weitz has memberships with the American Dental association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Cleveland Dental Society. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, exercise, sewing, camping, and Rubik's cubes. In her free time she enjoys watching Netflix with her cat Remington.

Nancy, Office Manager

nancy-m-picNancy has been with Dr. Albano for almost 20 years. As Office Manager, she is responsible for scheduling patients, checking them in and out and answering the phones. She also takes care of all the insurance business and will gladly follow up insuring claims are handled properly.

Nancy is also responsible for Accounts Receivable and will help patients when they need assistance with payment plans. When not working she enjoys sewing and working on genealogy.

Grace, Administrative Assistant

grace-picGrace can be found at the front desk scheduling appointments and performing general office duties. She has been working for Dr. Albano for over 7 years and has an additional decade of experience as a receptionist. Her hobbies include cooking, music and various arts and crafts.



Jeanne, Registered Dental Hygienist

jeanne-picJeanne received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Cuyahoga Community College, and her Bachelors of Science from Youngstown State University. She is certified in CPR. She loves working with patients of all ages and is committed to the advancement of oral hygiene and general health.



Nancy, Registered Dental Hygienist

nancy-a-picNancy is a part-time Dental Assistant. She received her education at LCJVS & Lorain Community College (LCCC). She is licensed in Radiography and CPR.



Tam, Registered Dental Hygienist

tam-picTam is a registered dental hygienist. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Marquette University and is certified in CPR. Tam has worked with Dr. Albano for over 20 years and enjoys her career in health care.


Sandy, Dental Assistant

sandy-picSandy graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Dental/Medical Assistants in 1994. She has been working chair side with Dr. Albano for over 20 years. She is certified in CPR and licensed in radiography and has obtained her EFDA certification in 2016 from Case Western Reserve University. She enjoys working with people and finds her position very satisfying.


Jess, Dental Assistant

jessicaJess is a Dental Assistant and brings back many years of experience. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ursuline College. She is certified in CPR and licensed in Radiography.




We are located in downtown Lakewood, Ohio; near Cleveland, Fairview Park, Rocky River, Westlake, Avon, Avon Lake, Tremont, Ohio City and Bay Village, Ohio.

Visit our contact information page to get more information about our location or call us at 216.529.7181 and schedule your next dental appointment.