Dr. Haitham Wehbe
Dr. Wehbe has been practicing dentistry since 2013. He first completed his Bachelor of Science with honors in biochemistry. He then completed his dental education at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. After dental school, he went on to complete a one-year residency at the Montreal General Hospital to advance his skills under the guidance of world-renowned faculty. His scope of practice is vast and continues to grow as he takes on continuing education courses to further advance his skills.
Dr. Wehbe takes pride in his hand skills and efficiency but mostly in his ethics and morals, which will guide his treatment for you. Currently, he is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Cleveland Dental Society and the Ohio Dental Association. He moved to Cleveland after meeting and marrying his wife, Leila, who works as a rheumatologist. When he is not in the office, he is spending time with his wife and their son, Noah, and daughter, Mila. He also enjoys playing tennis and cooking up barbecue dinners for his family.
Dr. Jim Cuglewski
Dr. Jim has been practicing dentistry for over 40 years. He completed his dental training at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Jim’s favorite part of practice is working together with his patients. He likes seeing his patients’ amazement when he solves dental problems for them painlessly and professionally. He enjoys teaching his patients about the benefits of healthy teeth and gums as well as having fun with children, since most have some fear of the dentist initially. When Dr. Jim is not in the office, he enjoys gardening, reading, playing basketball, singing and being with people. However, most of all, he loves the practice of dentistry.
Dr. Judy Kiss-Benke
Dr. Judy has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years. She has had an interest in the health care industry since she was in grade school. “I’ve always been drawn to beautiful smiles, so dentistry seemed to be a perfect fit.” Her favorite part of dentistry is getting to know each person she treats and helping them reach their dental goals. She enjoys our office because her coworkers are like family to her. When Dr. Judy isn’t in the office, she loves spending time with her two children and her husband, helping out at school and at their parish.
Meet Our Team
The heart of our practice lies in the wonderful team we have here at our practice. Patients often rave about the wonderful experience they have interacting with our office members. We have members of our team who can speak Arabic and French. Call 440-884-0640 to schedule a dental appointment in Parma, Ohio with our team, as well as our dentists, Dr. Haitham Wehbe, Dr. Jim Cuglewski and Dr. Judy Kiss-Benke.
Kris Vano, Dental Hygienist
For nearly 30 years, Kris has been a valuable member of our practice. She loves working as a team and really getting to know our patients. “I feel we all have the best interest of our patients! Everyone seems to really care.” During appointments, Kris always takes the time to listen to our patients and tries to give them the best care possible.
Kris completed the dental hygiene program at Cuyahoga Community College. She has been married to Pat for over 35 years. They have two children, with whom they love to try out new restaurants! At home, Kris enjoys gardening, exploring wineries and biking on towpaths and to Metroparks.
Sheri Salerno, Dental Hygienist
Sheri is another longstanding member of our practice. For over 30 years, she has been helping each of our patients get quality dental treatments that fit their individual needs. Sheri first started working at our practice as a dental assistant, before graduating in 1991 as a dental hygienist from Cuyahoga Community College. Today, she loves working as a team to improve patients’ smiles and their dental health.
At home, Sheri enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has been married to her husband, Scott, for nearly 30 years, and together they have two sons, Mark and Eric. Sheri and her husband enjoy going to car shows, spending time up by the Lake Erie islands and vacationing anywhere with a beach.
Siobhan McKenna, Insurance Coordinator
Siobhan has been with Wehbe D.M.D. & Associates Inc. since November of 2018. Since then, she has been able to work together with our team to provide the procedures that our patients need. She strives to provide the most coverage possible for our patients, as well as stepping in as an assistant when needed.
Siobhan and her husband have four children together, with whom they love to play and spend time. In her free time, she also loves photography and watching the Cleveland Browns football team.
Teri Poch, Patient Coordinator, Receptionist
For almost 25 years, Teri has been a part of our practice. She has seen many changes go through our practice and is excited to work with her coworkers and our dentists. Each day, she loves coming to work and enjoys her job.
Teri is an Ohio state-certified dental assistant. She has two children — Debbie, who works as a surgical ICU nurse; and Kenneth, who is a teacher and personal trainer. Her husband, Paul, is a systems analyst. In her free time, Teri enjoys baking cheesecakes and other goodies.
Autumn Hegedus, Dental Assistant
Autumn has been with us for a few years and loves helping our younger patients. She loves how friendly everyone is at Wehbe D.M.D. & Associates Inc. and how we are able to work together to create a family atmosphere. Her bubbly and energetic personality help make our patients feel at home.
In 2017, Autumn graduated from vocational school. Currently, she is continuing her education and attending Cuyahoga Community College. When not at the office, Autumn enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys vacationing anywhere with a beautiful beach!
Becky Meek, Dental Assistant
Becky attended Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, from which she graduated in 2005 as a state-certified dental assistant. She has been with our practice since 2005 and loves the teamwork and family-oriented atmosphere of our office. Becky is also cross-trained to assist our front desk and with insurance.
Becky has two young children. Outside of the office, she enjoys crafting and playing with her kids.