Meet The Team
Doctors Dave Hudec, DMD, Maemie Chan, DMD, Anthony LoPresti, DDS, and John Schuster, DDS, are members of the following associations:
The Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Ohio Dental Association and Board of Directors for the Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. DAVID HUDEC, JR.
Dr. David Hudec, Jr. is proud to be managing partner of Mayfield Smiles having grown up in Cleveland. He earned his undergraduate degree at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine.
Commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, he was stationed in Kings Bay, Georgia, and then served as a U.S. Navy Dental Officer on multiple deployments to the Persian Gulf aboard the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower.
After his world travels, Dr. Hudec was pleased to reestablish his roots at home in Greater Cleveland. His passion for quality dental care and his genuine, personal approach sets the tone here at Mayfield Smiles.
Dr. Maemie Chan
Dr Maemie Chan is a downtown Chicago Native and moved to Cleveland, Ohio to pursue dentistry. She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in psychology, she then moved to Cleveland and earned her DMD from Case Western Reserve University and pursued a one year advanced general dentistry practice residency at Saint Vincent Charity Hospital. She is now currently medical staff at Saint Vincent Charity and works in private practice with Dr Paul Priesand in Mayfield. Dr Chan is board certified to treat patients within the hospital setting as well as private practice.
Her areas of expertise ranges from surgical extractions and implants, medically compromised patients, young children, cosmetic reconstruction, to routine dental care. Dr Chan is an elite member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Association, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and The Greater Cleveland Dental Association.
- Purdue University 2005 BA in psychology
- Case Western Reserve University 2009 DMD
- Saint Vincent Charity Saint Luke’s 2010 GPR-Residency in advanced general dentistry
Dr. ANTHONY LOPRESTI
Over the past 40 years, he has been driven by a commitment to exceptional dentistry and treats patients like family. Dr. LoPresti has a large and loyal following of patients and we welcome his experience to our group practice.
- University of Dayton in 1970 BA in Psychology
- Case Western Reserve University 1976 DDS
DR. JOHN SCHUSTER
Dr. John Schuster is originally from Erie, PA. He assures his patients that he never was nor will ever be a Steelers fan! Dr. Schuster received his DDS from Case Western Reserve in 1985. Previous to receiving his degree, Dr. Schuster received his Bachelors from Washington and Jefferson College in 1975. He also has a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston Texas.
After dental school Dr. Schuster joined the Navy. Upon his separation from the Navy in 1988, Dr. Schuster continued his military service in the reserves, retiring in 2011 as a Captain. Dr. Schuster has been in private practice since his honorable discharge from the Navy. He brings over 30 years of dental knowledge and experience to our office. In 1992, Dr. Schuster started taking orthodontic and TMJ courses so he could offer these services to his patients.
Dr. Schuster is married to the former Elinor Levy, who he met while they were in graduate school in Houston. They have two (adult) children, Rachel and Jason, and their lovable beagle Buster!
When he isn’t working, Dr. Schuster likes to indulge in a “ew hobbies. He is an avid photographer, reader of crime fiction, traveler and, only on days that end in y, a golfer. He has a group of ex Navy friends who go “across the pond” every year to play the classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. He’s not sure why he spends a lot of money and free time to play golf in a place that has worse weather then Cleveland, but he seems to enjoy it – he keeps going back!
Angela graduated from Lakeland Community College in 1991 and has been practicing dental hygiene ever since. From a preventative aspect in dentistry, she loves educating and helping her patients maintain their beautiful smiles for a lifetime!
She is a member of The American Dental Hygiene Association and received the outstanding dental health educator award upon her college graduation.
When she is not in the office, she loves listening to different types of music and when possible, catch live shows with her husband or friends. She loves to travel and exercise, including Barre 2 Pilates and yoga classes. Her husband, son, and dog are her three favorite things and in her spare time loves spending time with them.
Denise is a registered dental hygienist and office manager who has been working for Doctors Chan & Priesand since 2001. Her expertise in dentistry includes insurance, billing, patient education, treatment of periodontal disease and early prevention care in children and adults.In her spare time, the Middlefield native enjoys coaching children’s basketball, photography and spending time with her husband and two children.
Denise graduated from Lakeland Department of Dental Hygiene and is board certified with the Dental Hygiene National Board, North East Regional Dental Hygiene Board and Ohio State Dental Board.
Rita, a Massachusetts native, is a Registered Dental Hygienist and moved to Cleveland in 2015. She began her dental journey in 2006 as a dental assistant. She graduated from dental hygiene school in 2011. She had the privilege of traveling to Sydney, Australia to work in dentistry, as well. Rita’s first dental memory is from high school while working in a grocery store. She was a cashier and a little boy was talking to Rita about his fear of losing his first loose tooth. Rita assured him that losing a baby tooth was normal and his adult tooth would come in to replace it. She still sees that “little boy” and they always reminisce about that conversation. Rita has also participated in community events, such as Connecticut Mission of Mercy and Convoy of Hope. In her spare time, Rita enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Rita is honored to be a member of a great dental team at Mayfield Smiles. She looks forward to participating in more community events, encouraging dental health and awareness and making a difference in patients lives.
Massachusetts native Rita is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She moved to Cleveland in 2015. She began her dental journey in 2006 as a dental assistant. She graduated from dental hygiene school in 2011. She had the privilege of traveling to Sydney, Australia to work in dentistry, as well.
Rita’s first dental memory is from high school while working in a grocery store. She was a cashier and a little boy was talking to Rita about his fear of losing his first loose tooth. Rita assured him that losing a baby tooth was normal and his adult tooth would come in to replace it. She still sees that “little boy” and they always reminisce about that conversation. Rita has also participated in community events, such as Connecticut Mission of Mercy and Convoy of Hope.
In her spare time, Rita enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Rita is honored to be a member of a great dental team at Mayfield Smiles. She looks forward to participating in more community events, encouraging dental health and awareness and making a difference in patients lives.
Kathi grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Ohio in 1986. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Medical-Dental Assistants in 1987.
With over 30 years of experience as a dental assistant and administrative assistant, what Kathi likes most about dentistry is making the patients feel comfortable and confident with the care Mayfield Smiles provides.
Kathi has been married since 1991 to her husband, Tony. They have three beautiful children and several pets. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to music and attending concerts, working out, photography and nature!
Kelly began her career in the dental field as a dental assistant and then changed career paths moving into the role of dental administration. She is from Chardon, Ohio and attended the Cleveland Institute of Medical-Dental Assistants.
What Kelly loves most about her job is working with people and getting to know them better. In her free time, Kelly loves spending time with her husband, John and two kids, Bryce and Julia. While also making time for friends, Kelly stays busy with her kids activities and sports.
Paula is Cleveland born and raised and currently resides in Mentor, Ohio. In 1992, she graduated from Lakeland Community College. Paula has been in the dental field for 25 years and says her favorite part about her job is the patient interaction.
Paula and her husband, Ron will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this year. Together they have two girls, Heather and Erika. Some of Paula’s hobbies include; baking, cycling, and decorating.
Shannon is a registered dental hygienist. She graduated Lakeland Community College with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys interacting with patients and helping educate them about their oral health. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family, friends and her two dogs.