Rebecca Gecovich, DDS is the owner and operator of Parma Ridge Family Dental. She is a fourth-generation Clevelander and loves the region and the people. She also loves her work, and has made it her mission to create a dental practice where patients can feel a warmth and concern for their welfare the moment they walk through the door.
Dr. Gecovich always wanted to go into healthcare. She began by pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, and subsequently earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Helping people eliminate pain and boosting their confidence through creating healthy, full smiles makes the field immensely rewarding to her, but she also enjoys problem-solving in relation to the artistic component of cosmetic dentistry. She enjoys being with her patients and her team. When asked what she finds most satisfying about her work, she said, “Getting people out of pain and being able to make a difference in people’s lives both by giving them more confidence in their smile or making them more comfortable with better function.”
“Function and esthetics go hand-in-hand,” says Dr. Gecovich, but she also cautions that, “If something looks good, but is not functioning, it will not last.” To that end, she tries to be careful and thorough in her examinations for every problem presented by her patients. She also believes in a conservative approach to dentistry. She tries to save teeth whenever possible, and believes that prevention is the best treatment of all.
She employs the use of technology, such as snapshots from the intraoral camera and digital x-rays, to educate her patients and involve them in the decision-making process about their treatment options.
Her professional memberships include the Ohio Dental Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, and American Dental Association, and frequently attends continuing education seminars to keep up-to-date on all the latest dental advancements.
Dr. Gecovich believes that the Cleveland area is an excellent place to raise children and live in, and takes advantage of its beauty with outdoor activities, sporting events, and swimming when she isn’t working or reading. She can also be found around town with her husband or playing with her three wonderful boys.
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