Meet Our Team

The staff members at the practice of Drs. Najem and Lehky work diligently to provide each and every patient with top-notch customer service. With a welcoming smile on their face, our team members will do everything they can to make your visit as comfortable as possible. No matter what your orthodontic needs and desires may be, you can be sure that we will do our very best to inform you about the proper treatments to meet your goals and the risks associated with each procedure. Furthermore, we will provide you with an estimated cost based upon your current insurance plan.

Our team is comprised of individuals with specialized training in the field of dentistry with many certifications to back their expertise. Along with their education, each member of our staff has had several years of experience delivering the finest care to patients seeking dental treatment. We encourage you to take a look below to learn a little more about our members and their commitment to the field of dentistry.­­


Marna, our office managerMarna – Office Manager, Financial & Insurance Administration, Scheduling

AS Degree from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, Registered Dental Assistant

I've been in the orthodontic business for more years than I want to put on paper, let's just say it's a long time. It's been a wonderful career. I've so enjoyed seeing beautiful smiles emerge from faces of young and old alike.

I earned my AS degree in dental assisting from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry.

I was born and raised in Northern California. After graduation I was part of an orthodontic practice in the Central Valley for 17 years, before moving with my family to Chicago for 16 years. In 2011 my husband and I moved to Akron, Ohio. My husband is in the orthodontic manufacturing side of the business, so it makes for good dinner conversations.

I've been the Office Manager for Drs. Najem & Lehky since Jan 2012, a practice I am proud to be a part of. I'm here to help you with all of your scheduling, financial and insurance needs.

When not taking care of the needs of Drs. Najem & Lehky Orthodontics I enjoy spending time with my two grown children, grandsons, and husband Peter, traveling and working in my yard.

E-mail: marna@bracesbyus.com


Nichole, our orthodontic assistantNichole – Orthodontic Assistant, Clinic Coordinator,Orthodontic Lab Technician

Dental Assisting Diploma earned from Herzing University

I came to Drs. Najem & Lehky's practice in May of 2012 as their orthodontic assistant and orthodontic lab technician. I love working and interacting with patients while providing a great orthodontic treatment experience. Our office has a lot of fun and I feel very lucky to be part of this team.

I attended Akron Institute (now Herzing University) and went thru their dental assisting program where I received my certificate of completion and radiography license in 2004.

In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities with my family, riding bikes, hiking, camping, and travel.


Paula, our orthodontic assistantPaula - Orthodontic Assistant

Licensed Ohio Dental Assistant

I'm so glad to be working for Drs. Najem and Lehky again. I've been an orthodontic assistant since 1983, and worked for Najem & Lehky Orthodontics in their Cortland office from 1991-2010.

After working for many years in ortho, I sat for the state boards and acquired my Ohio Dental Assisting license. I'm also an experience dental lab technician, and operate a dental lab for area dentist in my home town.

Outside the office I enjoy gardening in my huge garden, playing with my grandson and spending time with family and friends.


Angel- New Patient Coordinator, Orthodontic AssistantAngel, our new patient coordinator and orthodontic assistant

Dental Assisting Diploma earned from Akron Institute

I'm happy and excited to be working for Drs. Najem & Lehky Orthodontics. I've been working in orthodontics now for 14 years with 2 of those years here with Drs. Najem & Lehky. I really enjoy working with the New Patients during their New Patient Examination, introducing them to the options available to give them a healthy beautiful smile at the end of treatment and then with all of our patient's as part of the clinical team during the course of treatment. We have a lot of fun here making beautiful smiles.

I attended Akron Institute (now Herzing University) and went thru their dental assisting program where I received my certificate of completion and radiography license in 2003.

During my time away from the office I have two young daughters that keep me hopping. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends, going to area attractions and in general keeping busy.

Email: angel@bracesbyus.com 

Come Visit Us!

If you are seeking an orthodontist serving the Fairlawn and Cortland, OH communities, look no further. Our doctors provide numerous orthodontic treatments to their patients, including jaw surgery, Invisalign, and many types of braces. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us at a time of your convenience. We look forward to meeting you upon your first visit!