Welcome to Spoonhower Orthodontics, where Dr. Christopher Spoonhower and his amazing staff strive to provide the highest quality orthodontic care to patients in and around the City of Green and the Akron/Canton Ohio areas. We believe strongly in our core values.
Be passionate and determined
Create a fun and comfortable environment
Work as a team
Put your heart into it
Show you care by treating others with kindness and compassion
Have a goal and reach for it - strive to be your best
Smile and make others laugh
These values are our vision for making an ever-lasting experience in our patient's and their families lives. We know what a significant difference in health and self-esteem a beautiful smile can make, which is why we are dedicated to giving each of our patients the beautiful, straight smile they deserve! At Spoonhower Orthodontics, we look forward to seeing you smile!
Dr. Spoonhower sets the highest standards of excellence in orthodontics for over ten years. He received his doctorate in dentistry degree after four years of training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated first in his class at Case and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. He was honored with academic achievement awards from the American Association of Orthodontists, Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity and the International College of Dentists. He then completed two-and-a-half years of specialty training in orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University, graduating with a master's degree in dentistry.
An esteemed member of the orthodontic community, Dr. Spoonhower is an active member in many leading dental and orthodontic organizations, including: American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, Ohio Dental Association, Akron Dental Society, and Stark County Dental Society. He and his staff also participate in an exclusive study club with practices from all over Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
In his spare time, Dr. Spoonhower is an active member of the Green community - donating to various local charities and working with the school district. He enjoys running, biking and swimming, and hanging with his wife and two children - usually at a soccer field, lap pool or ballet class.
Alisha was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Being a military child, she has lived all over including Mississippi, Oklahoma and Germany! She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1992. She then worked for 12 years at Concordia Theological Seminary Library as the acquisitions assistant. Her husbands' job relocated them to Ohio in July 2010. Alisha began working at Spoonhower Orthodontics in August 2011 as someone who was new to the orthodontic profession. She has transitioned well to become our main front desk receptionist. Her responsibilities include appointment confimation, appointment scheduling, insurance benefits and referring doctor coordination. She will be the smiling face you see as you first enter our office. Alisha lives in Uniontown and enjoys gourmet cooking, baking and spending time with her family.
Joanne graduated fro Green High School in 1998. While in her senior year, she earned her State Vocational Ceriticate from the Portage Lakes Career Center. She then received her associate's degree in Business Management from Stark State College of Technology. Joanne has been working at Spoonhower Orthodontics since its inception in 2006. Initially as front desk receptionist, she has transitioned to financial and insurance coordinator. Additionally, Joanne has her radiology license. Her roles include office managerial tasks, receptionist, treatment conferences, designating financial arrangements and assisting our families in submitting insurance claims. She lives in Green and enjoys spending time with her son.
Michelle graduated from Green High School in 1988. She attended the Portage Lakes Career Center, graduating from the medical program. Immediately after high school she began working as a dental assistant in general dentistry, remaining in that field for 16 years. She began working at Spoonhower Orthodontics in July 2006. Michelle is a Dental Assistant National Board certified dental assistant. This requires her to maintain various continuing education course requirements. She also has both a radiology license and a coronal polishing certificate. The majority of her time is spent caring for our patients as an orthodontic assistant. In addition to patient care, Michelle's roles include inventory coordinator and dental laboratory coordinator. She lives in Green and enjoys watching her son's baseball games and her daughter create beautiful artwork.
Lori grew up in Alliance, Ohio and has an employment background in private banking and elementary school public education. She graduated with a degree in dental assisting from Stark State Technical College in 2010. She joined Spoonhower Orthodontics in March 2011. She is a Dental Assistant National Board certified dental assistant. This requires her to maintain various continuing education course requirements. She also has both a radiology license and a coronal polishing certificate. The majority of her time is spent on patient care as an orthodontic assistant. She is also our diagnostic technician, in charge of photographs and radiographic analyses. Additionally, she is our infection control coordinator. Lori continues to live in Alliance, watching her younger son race and visiting her older son, daughter-in-law and grandson in California when he is back from Marine overseas deployment.
Shara graduated from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in 1998. After attending the University of Akron for two years, she moved to Cincinnati and has been working as an orthodontic assistant ever since then. Shara moved back to the Akron area and became a member of Spoonhower Orthodontics in January 2013. She has her radiology license and is mainly involved with clinical patient care. Shara is our social media coordinator and has additional responsibilities as our videographer for patient education and practice events. She lives in Green, and her family is an active bunch; sports, hiking with their dog and outside activities.
Hannah graduated from Lake High School in 2012 and is currently a student at Stark State University in the dental assisting program. As a former patient, she has always had an interest in the orthodontic field. She began at Spoonhower Orthodontics in January 2013. Hannah splits her time as both a clinical assistant involved with patient care and as a front desk receptionist responsible for appointment scheduling. She has additional duties as a member of the marketing committee. She lives in Uniontown and enjoys traveling, swimming and going to the beach.
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