Meet Our Team

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Jeffrey Gross is the owner of The Healthy Smile Dental Center and oversees its dental team. He performs all of the important dental procedures here at the center and takes an active interest in making the office and its staff as friendly and helpful as possible for our valued clients. You can make Dr. Gross your personal, family or corporate dentist by scheduling an exam or calling our clinic at 440.951.7856.

Education & Areas of Expertise

Dr. Gross is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. He graduated early and at the top of his class completing an accelerated dental program. After achieving over 300 hours of surgical training and graduating, he opened his first practice in Eastlake, Ohio. He now possesses more than 40 years of experience handling general and cosmetic dentistry along with some modern specialties.

Dr. Gross has also been awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) meaning he has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader who exemplifies the importance of quality continuing dental education.To earn the FAGD, a dentist must complete a minimum of 500 continuing dental education credit hours, pass a comprehensive exam and have been an AGD member for three continuous years.

Dr. Gross’ experience with surgical training in implant dentistry makes him one of only a few general dentists in the United States who is qualified to perform this type of surgery instead of referring their patients to someone else.

In addition to his practice, Dr. Gross is a prolific speaker and thought leader on dental issues and oral health. He has given talks before many different audiences on topics ranging from bone grafting and implantology to more personal topics such as dealing with difficult patients. While he now spends more time at his practice than touring talk circuits, he continues to keep up with the latest developments in modern dentistry.

Dr. Gross teaches part-time in the graduate periodontal program at the Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Northeast Ohio Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Gross resides in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with his wife and their lovely pets. He has four grown children and eleven grandchildren. He leads a heart healthy lifestyle, following a plant based diet and is a daily yoga practitioner and runner. Follow him on Instagram jsgross1836 and learn some of his delicious vegan recipes! When not in the office or home, Dr. Gross is very active in his community’s synagogues and Jewish institutions. Learn more about Dr. Gross here.

Meet the Staff

Our experienced and positive staff strives to make every visit to our clinic as comfortable as it can possibly be. You’ll probably see some of these smiling faces when you visit our clinic for the first time. They would love to hear any questions you have about the dental services we provide and are ready to help you with whatever you need while you’re in the office.

Tiffany - Secretary - Dr. Gross

Tiffany – Meet Tiffany our new secretary!!! She joined our team in September of 2016. She has been in the dental field for three years starting out as an assistant.  If you have any questions she would be more than happy to take your call!

Megan - Office Mgr. - Dr. Gross

Megan – Meet Megan our new office manager! Call Megan to set up a cleaning and checkup with our hygienists Sarah or Shani or an appointment with Dr. Gross!

Sarah - Hygenist -Dr. Gross

Sarah – Meet the lovely Sarah! She has been a hygienist with us since 2011 and has been in the dental field since 2009! Wouldn’t you want someone with a smile like that cleaning your teeth???

Shani - Hygenist -Dr. Gross

Shani – Meet Shani! She has been working in the office as a hygienist since 2003. She is a very warm and caring person and loves seeing you!

Nikki - DA - Dr Gross

Nikki – This is our beautiful Dental Assistant Nikki! She has been with the office for 2 years and in the dental field for 7

Phaedra - DA - Dr Gross

Phaedra – Meet Phaedra! She has been a dental assistant with us since 2010 but has been in the dental field for 10 years!! Go, Phaedra!!

Our Facilities

Here at the Healthy Smile Dental Center, we are proud of our a state-of-the-art facility providing our patients with the highest quality dental care available. Like family, the health and well-being of our valued patients are one of our top priorities. We, therefore, are vigilant our office meets and exceeds all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards.

We designed our facilities so that you will feel calm, relaxed and right at home from the moment you walk in. You can be confident you will receive the very best dental care with a caring gentle touch.

Two Convenient Locations

In practice for over 40 years, Dr. Gross has built a reputation of providing the highest quality dental care with his signature caring and gentle approach.

To accommodate the scores of patients who are looking to have a positive experience at the dentist, we are conveniently located in two locations in Northeast Ohio:

Our primary location is located at 34586 Lake Shore Blvd, Eastlake, Ohio  44095. (¼ mile west of Route 91 on Lakeshore). Serving all the neighboring communities of Lake County, Ohio including –  Eastlake, Kirtland, Mentor, Painesville, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Willowick, Fairport Harbor, Grand River, Kirtland Hills, Lakeline, Madison, North Perry, Perry, Timberlake, Waite Hill, & Concord.

As a resident of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Dr Gross wanted to accommodate his many family, friends and neighbors who were seeking his professional and caring services without having to schlep out to the Eastlake location. It was with this in mind, that Dr. Gross opened a second facility.

Located at 5 Severance Circle – Severance Medical Arts Building, Suite 603 Cleveland Hts, Ohio 44118 (Between Time Warner and the Post Office on the outer circle). Meeting the very same high standards as our Eastlake facility, you can be confident you will be receiving the same level of care hundreds of patients have come to expect at the Healthy Smile Dental Center. Dr. Gross and his staff have designated hours of operations for our Cleveland Heights neighbors.


To find out our hours or to schedule an appointment at any of our facilities, please contact our office by phoning one of our offices below or by sending us an email.

Eastlake – 440.951.7856
Cleveland Heights – 216.371.2333

Our office facilitates communications and emergency calls. Appointments are also available and welcomed, especially for new patients seeking help.

Financial Considerations

We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. To book an appointment or to see a comprehensive list of accepted insurances visit our ZocDoc profile. We know that sometimes dental procedures can get expensive. Therefore, we do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want.

For patients who require major work, a complete payment plan is designed with an appropriate payment schedule. Forms of payment accepted by the office are check, cash, or any major credit card. Financing is available, so please make sure to ask our receptionist for details.


If you are unable to keep an appointment, we request that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.