Meet the Doctors at Akron Smiles

General Dentists for Children in Akron

Dr. Michael Crites, DDS

Dr. Crites is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He served as 2nd year class President and President of the student body. He completed his undergraduate at Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis on genetics.

Dr. Crites was an owner of general family dentistry practices for the first half of his career and owner of a denture practice providing same day dentures to patients. He found his true calling when he became owner of general dental practices providing services to pediatric patients in underserved areas of Ohio. He is committed to providing quality compassionate care in a caring environment for both patients and their families. He takes continuing education classes yearly to stay current and up to date with treatment of children and helps mentor new dentists.

He enjoys spending time with his wife Christine and their three children, Brandon, Keegan, and Kaitlin. He and his wife enjoy traveling and getting together with friends and family. He and his family are active members of their church and enjoy taking time for their three dogs.

Dr. Rebekka Smeiles, DDS

Dr. Rebekkah Smeiles was born and raised in Ohio and graduated dental school in 2009 from Ohio State University. Dr. Smeiles has been working at Akron Smiles since 2010. She lives in Mogadore with her husband and their newborn daughter. When Dr. Smeiles is not working, she enjoys playing volleyball, going to country concerts and spending time with family. Dr. Smeiles also love Chipotle and Cheesecake Factory.

Dr. Sharon Freudengerger, DDS

More information about Dr. Freudengerger coming soon.

Dr. Sylvia Kramer, DDS

Dr. Sylvia Kramer is a general dentist who was raised on the east side of Cleveland. She is a proud graduate of Case Western Reserve University and has taken extensive continuing education courses in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Kramer is excited to be providing mostly pediatric dental care and is committed to educating families about dental health and diet.

In addition to her clinical skills, Dr. Kramer has had academic appointments at Case School of Dental Medicine, Lakeland Community College Dental Hygiene and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Kramer has lectured extensively on medical emergencies in the dental office and is known for her comprehensive and thorough style of teaching. Dr. Kramer is a member of the ADA, ODA, GCDA and AODF.

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