Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset at Edward S. Brandon DDS Inc. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. We are excited about what we are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients. We invite you to meet the amazing individuals who assist our dentist, Dr. Edward Brandon, in providing excellent dentistry in Brecksville, Ohio. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.
Dr. Brandon began his career by earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio. As a senior, he was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society, an organization open only to those in the top 12% of the graduating class, and who, in addition to scholarship, have demonstrated exemplary traits of character and potential qualities for future growth and attainment.
After dental school, Dr. Brandon performed a rotating dental internship at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. He then opened his own general dentistry practice in Brecksville, Ohio. Continuing his studies, Dr. Brandon became a Fellow with the American Endodontics Society, an organization established to provide higher recognition for the clinical accomplishments of its members. Dr. Brandon earned his Mastership with the American Endodontic Society after presenting detailed cases demonstrating endodontic proficiency. Recently, Dr. Brandon traveled to the Dominican Republic, where he was one of 40 dentists from around the world providing implant therapy to local residents.
His most cherished accolades are in the lives he has touched and the relationships he has built, best expressed in his own thoughtful words: “Throughout my career, it’s been very satisfying to serve all the patients who entrust us with their oral health, and reward us with their friendship.”
Dr. Brandon is an active member of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society, the Ohio Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. These are all organizations, at the local, state and national levels, committed to the public’s oral health, ethics, science, and professional advancement. He has been an active participant is several study groups whose agendas include case presentations, literature review, clinical pearls, and lectures from experts in the field of dentistry. In addition, Dr. Brandon’s continuing education credits routinely average more than twice the amount required by the Ohio State Dental Board for license renewal every two years.
Dr. Brandon would like to leave patients with this lasting message:
“We provide a full range of comprehensive dentistry, from routine cleaning and dental hygiene to complex surgical procedures, including dental implant therapy. We welcome the opportunity to serve you and value the trust you place in us. Just as no two dental situations are the same, no two patients are the same either. Each of our patients is unique and is treated as such. We work together to provide you with long-term solutions to your dental needs for your optimal oral health.”
Andrea L. Feleppelle, D.D.S.
“Everyone has always asked me why I wanted to become a dentist. The practice of dentistry is multifaceted, giving me the ability to combine medicine and science with art. My goal as a practitioner is to help my patients maintain long term dental health and a beautiful smile. There is nothing more gratifying than playing a role in putting a smile on the faces of those who live and work in my community.”
-Dr. Andrea L. Feleppelle
Dr. Feleppelle attended the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2010. Upon graduation, she completed a General Practice Residency at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. During this time, she received specialized training and provided direct patient care to children and adults with a wide range of medical, physical, and intellectual disabilities in both clinical and operating room settings.
Dr. Feleppelle provides a wide-range of dental services to her patients. She has vast knowledge and experience in preventative, restorative, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry. After completing her training and practicing dentistry in California for many years, cosmetic dentistry has become a large part of her dental practice. She really enjoys the artistic aspect of dentistry that allows her to transform a patient’s smile and give them confidence. She utilizes a range of procedures from minimally invasive bonding, composite (tooth-colored) restorations, veneers, and even uses Botox and dermal fillers to enhance a patient’s smile.
Dr. Feleppelle is very excited to be back home and practicing dentistry in northeast Ohio. She is originally from Strongsville, where her parents still reside. Dr. Feleppelle was recently married and she and her family have laid down their roots in Broadview Heights. She is looking forward to building relationships with the community for many years to come. Dr. Feleppelle is so excited and honored to be welcomed into Dr. Brandon’s practice and cannot wait to meet all of the patients.
“My favorite part of working with this practice is the people who walk through our doors – both the patients and the employees! I truly enjoy the company of each of them and feel we are quite unique in having such a loyal patient base and dedicated staff!”
Amy joined our team as our business manager in 2003. She is a licensed attorney, and her background in law has proven to be useful as we tackle the ever changing regulations affecting the health care field and even employment law. She enjoys working with our staff and being part of a team that takes such pride in making our patients feel like a welcome part of our family. She is married to Dr. Brandon’s oldest son, Jeff, and they have three boys…about whom you will undoubtedly hear many stories from Dr. Brandon, if you should happen to ask! He is a very proud Grandpa!
Dr. Edward Brandon‘s Assistant
“I love helping to be a smile maker! After all of the coursework and continuing education one goes through in this field, I see it come to life when people put their confidence in our abilities… and I work with the best!”
Bernice has spent over 39 years in the field of dentistry, and considers working with Dr. Edward Brandon to be an honor and a pleasure. She often remarks that people touch our lives in so many positive ways and that it is especially true with the patients throughout her work day. Bernice feels very blessed to be a part of this team and likes to remind us that a laugh is the shortest distance between two people.
“I am proud of the family-like atmosphere I have developed with each one of my patients. I am truly committed to all of my patients’ health and am constantly striving to obtain their healthy and happy smiles!”
Mira has worked with Dr. Edward Brandon for the past 15 years, and it has been an extremely gratifying and continual learning experience. She is grateful to work with an office staff of such quality and professionalism, where patient care is the number one priority! Her extensive dental experience allows her to deliver optimal care and education to our patients…who happen to be the very best dental patients.
“I very much enjoy helping people achieve and maintain a smile that is both healthy and beautiful. Because I have worked in the same practice for so long, I have come to know the families of our practice. I have seen a lot of the kids grow up in my time here. Patients ask daily how my kids and family are doing. It is a pleasure to provide care for such a wonderful community of people.”
Nikki has had the pleasure of working in many facets of Dr. Edward Brandon‘s practice since 2003. She began her career in dentistry as front office staff, worked as a dental assistant, and later became a registered dental hygienist after graduating from Lakeland Community College in 2007.
“My mission at this practice is to treat every patient in a warm and compassionate manner while educating them about their dental health. Outside of work, I am married with two teenagers. I enjoy family time and all it has to offer.”
Lori says that she is most enthusiastic to be a part of such a caring dental practice. She has been working in the dental field for over 20 years. She is originally from upstate New York and moved to Medina, OH, in 2002
Dental and Front Desk Assistant
“I’m very grateful to be working for Dr. Brandon and Dr. Feleppelle and love the fact that this is a family environment, even among the staff. It makes everyone feel at home. I love the field of dentistry and that I am able to see all different people every day with their beautiful smiles!”
Ivana is the newest member of our team but has been seeing Dr. Brandon as a patient since she was a child. We are so proud to have her become a member of our “staff family” because she certainly brings smiles to the office in addition to her wonderful ability to multi-task in several roles.