Monday 7:30AM - 5:00PM • Tuesday 7:30AM - 7:30PM • Wednesday 7:30AM - 7:30PM • Thursday 7:30AM - 5:00PM • Friday 7:30AM - 4:30PM • Saturday 8:00AM - 1:00PM

(440) 490-7705

8276 Mayfield Road
Chesterland, OH 44026

Dental Instruments


About Our Team

Nicholas R. Fratantonio D.D.S., F.A.G.D

Nicholas R. Fratantonio D.D.S., F.A.G.D

Dr. Fratantonio received his postgraduate training at Case Western Reserve University Dental School. For his efforts, he gained a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry.

Nicholas Fratantonio DDS, FAGD is a member of:

  • American Dental Association™ (ADA)
  • Ohio Dental Association™ (ODA)
  • Northeast Ohio Dental Society (NEODS)
  • International Association of Orthodontics™ (IAO)
  • American Orthodontic Society™ (AOS)
  • American Association of Functional Orthodontics™ (AAFO)
  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry™ (AGD)
  • Past President of the Northeastern Ohio Neuromuscular Study Club™ (NEONS)
  • Member of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics™ (ICCMO)


Brianne R. Fratantonio M.A., D.M.D.

Brianne R. Fratantonio M.A., D.M.D.

Dr. Brianne Fratantonio earned her dental degree from Case Western Reserve University Scool of Dental Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Biology from 

John Carroll University. She is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies, Engel Institute of Dental Implants, Dental XP Externship, ADA, and the ODA. Raised in Chesterland, Brianne is excited to serve the community she grew up in. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, working out, and spending time with her husband and daughter. Brianne is passionate about providing a wide range of general dentistry and building lasting relationships with her patients.

Dr. Mustafa Alani

Dr. Mustafa Alani

Dr. Alani graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles Dental School and moved to practice in the Cleveland area ever since. He is an avid learner and an active member 

of multiple dental associations, including the Greater Cleveland Dental Association, ODA, and ADA. Throughout his career, he has received multiple awards and distinctions, including The Deans Honorary Scholarship as well as Implant Rehabilitation, Aesthetic Dentistry, and Invisalign Orthodontic Treatments. In his free time, he enjoys exercising at his hometown gym and strolling through the local parks. Dr. Alani is looking forward to treating you and your family with the same gentleness & care you have come to expect at our office.



Dr. Thomas Appelfeller

Dr. Thomas Appelfeller

Dr. Appelfeller received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and Dental Degree from Ohio State University. He has been a practicing dentist for more than 42 

years with extensive training in Cosmetics and Complex Restorative Dentistry, including Implants and treating TMJ Disorders. He is married with four children, four grandchildren, and resides in Madison. Dr. Appelfeller received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, is a Fellow of the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Academy, and is past president of the Northeast Ohio Dental Society.

Amber Thrower

Amber Thrower

Amber is one of our Scheduling/Financial Coordinators and is the newest member of our team. She has been in the dental field since 2016. Amber enjoys working closely with our patients, 

clinical team, and our doctors to facilitate a positive, seamless experience for each and every visit to our office. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike, running, and spending time with her boyfriend Nate and their two daughters.



Melanie Hochman

Melanie Hochman

Melanie is a Dental Hygienist who graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in 2013 and has been with Chesterland Family Dental Care ever since! She loves treating her patients like 

family and creating long, trusting relationships. Outside of the office, Melanie stays very busy with her daughters Mila and Madison.

Nicolette Fratantonio

Nicolette Fratantonio

Nicole facilitates all community service participation and events. She directs our marketing program and public promotion and takes care of our social media presence.



Jen Johnson

Jen Johnson

Jen is one of our Scheduling/Financial Coordinators. She has been involved in the dental field since 2007. Jen can help you with all of your insurance or financial questions & concerns. 

When she's not an insurance guru, Jen enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband & two little boys.

Nikki Gyongyosi

Nikki Gyongyosi

Nikki is a Registered Dental Hygienist and graduated from Lakeland Community College in 2015. She enjoys interacting with patients and helping educate them about their dental care. In 

her spare time, she likes to spend time with family, friends, and her two pugs.



Jess McTighe

Jess McTighe

Jess is one of our Treatment Coordinators who graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Dental & Medical Assisting in 2012. Jess worked in Pediatric Dentistry for over five years & has been 

serving Chesterland Family Dental Care's patients since 2017.

Kate Kaufman

Kate Kaufman

Kate is our Treatment Coordinator dedicated to making our patients happy and healthy! She Graduated with her Certified Dental Assisting Degree in 2018. Kate grew up and currently 

resides in Chagrin Falls. In her free time, Kate enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and hiking with her three dogs, Bella, Hoyt, and Kia.



Stephanie Iavarone

Stephanie Iavarone

Stephanie graduated 1st in her class from The Cleveland Institute of Dental & Medical Assisting in 2013. Her goal is to make your dental visits as comfortable as possible. Stephanie volunteers as 

a youth cheerleading coach, & enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, their four boys, Gavin, Domonic, Nathan & Luca & dogs Copper & Zoey.

Lindsay Eiermann

Lindsay Eiermann

Lindsay is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Lakeland Community College in 2013 and has been part of our team since 2017. She loves educating our patients on their oral 

health and working with them to achieve their goals. Outside the office, you can find Lindsay with her boyfriend, Rick, and their dog, Theo. Her hobbies include spending time outside and playing board games with family and friends on the weekends.



Phaedra Wolenski

Phaedra Wolenski

Phaedra has recently joined our team. Phaedra is a Certified Dental Assistant since 2006 & enjoys helping patients and educating them about achieving optimum oral health. She is an avid 

animal and cat lover, and enjoys eating healthy and exercising.



Contact us now in Chesterland, Ohio, for a dental clinic that focuses on building lasting relationships with patients.