29001 Cedar Road., Suite 550
Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124

Our Team

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

Becky – Registered Dental Hygienist


Becky started her carrier in Dentistry in 2002 working as a Dental Assistant. She worked as an assistant until graduating Cuyahoga Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 2010 and earned and Associate in Applied Science degree. She is a very passionate and knowledgeable hygienist, who always has the patient’s best interest in mind. Her main goal is to provide the patient with a positive experience and educate them about their oral health.

“In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my daughter, along with other family and friends. I am a Cleveland sports fan and I love watching the Cleveland Browns.”

Becky Swaidner, RDH

Cindy – Office Manager


Cindy has been in the dental field since she was 21 years old. “I have always been comfortable in the dental office. I have been an office manager for 12 years. My goal is for each of you to enjoy the feeling of ease and confidence in our office. I am happy to answer all your questions, help with your insurance and financial needs. Dr Rita and Dr Lee are fantastic doctors to work with and are highly skilled in Dentistry. They are fun to be around as well.

In my spare time, I love being with my family and friends, taking vacations, cooking and taking care of my 3 cats. I especially love working with Dr Rita and looking forward to many more years at Premier Dental.

Nicole – Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)


Nicole has been in the dental field since she was a junior in high school. She took the dental technologies program at Normandy High School in Parma Ohio. At the beginning of her senior year, she passed her state board test to become a certified dental assistant. Since then, her love for the dental field has only grown. She decided to advance further by doing the EFDA program at Case Western Reserve University. Nicole is currently a certified EFDA, CDA and has her radiology certificate.

“I have had a passion for dental since my very first day of my dental class in high school. It’s such a rewarding field to work in when you see what a positive impact you have on someone’s smile and overall appearance. I love what I do every day and being able to restore patients’ smiles. In my spare time I like to relax with family and spend time with my son.”


Jessica – Dental Assistant


Jessica is our new Dental Assistant. Jessica has been a Dental Assistant since 2010. She obtained a degree from Cleveland Institute of Dental and Medical Assistants, as well as her Radiology license. Working for Premier Dental has brought new and exciting knowledge and challenges, such as implants and over dentures. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her two children and enjoying all that Cleveland has to offer.

Erica – Patient Care Coordinator


Erica grew up in Northeast Ohio. She is new to the dental field; she’s enjoying patient interaction and getting to know the families that come into the office, as well as learning all aspects of the dental field. She enjoys seeing the smiles on our patients face from the moment they walk in our door to the moment they leave. Erica strives to do her very best everyday to make sure our patients have the best experience possible.

Erica is enjoying her time here at the office as well as planning her wedding. She also enjoys spending time with her twin sister and the rest of her family in her spare time.

Amy Thomas, Patient Care Coordinator


Amy has dual responsibilities at the office. She is an experienced Dental Assistant and a Patient Care Coordinator. Amy has been assisting for 11 years. “I like to see happy smiles; I care about patient’s comfort and good experience. I like to see the transformations and how it changes peoples self esteem. I am excited to help people with their questions about their treatments. In my spare time, I like to spend with my daughter, family and friends. I love to travel and explore new places.”