Parag S. Kirpekar, DDS


Dr. Parag Kirpekar graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in 1993. He has been providing dental care in Parma, Parma Heights, North Royalton, Strongsville, and the surrounding communities for 18 years. As a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Greater Cleveland Dental Society, Dr. Kirpekar also frequently attends continuing education courses, meetings, conventions, and lectures to consistently provide you with the high-quality care you deserve. Dr. Kirpekar has been honored to be selected by his peers as one of Cleveland Magazine’s “Top Dentists” for five years in a row. Dr. Kirpekar is married to Sona and they have two children: a son, Avi, and a daughter, Arya. In his spare time, Dr. Kirpekar is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing golf and tennis. He loves good food, wine, and traveling, but most of all he enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Kirpekar is happy to work with skilled team members who strive to help our patients feel like family. Take a look at the biographies below to learn more about our friendly team.

Jo Hritz, Patient Coordinator


Jo has worked in the dental field for over 20 years. She is the patient liaison at our office and has been working with Dr. Parag Kirpekar since 1998. Jo will greet you with a smile in person or with a friendly voice on the phone. If you need help scheduling an appointment or filing your insurance claims, Jo will happily answer your questions and even call your insurance company for you if necessary! She will also go over financial arrangements with you to help make the payment process as easy as possible. Jo is married to Mike, and they have three children and three grandchildren. In her free time, Jo enjoys rollerblading, dancing, and going to Cleveland Indians’ baseball games.

Michelle Barsotti, Dental Hygienist

Michelle has been a dental hygienist for 24 years. She looks forward to getting to know each and every one of our patients. She will work closely with Dr. Parag Kirpekar and the team, educating and providing patients with the best dental care. Her goal is to make sure patients are healthy and smiling with confidence. She attends continuing education courses on a regular basis and loves learning new skills.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys taking on new adventures, traveling, gardening and spending quality time with loved ones.

Mona Phillips, Dental Assistant


Mona has been a dental assistant for over 25 years. Mona loves getting to know our patients and works closely with Dr. Parag Kirpekar to help each patient achieve the smile they want. With her caring, friendly personality, Mona will do everything she can to put a smile on your face and make sure you have a comfortable visit. Mona is a mother of four and loves spending time with her ten grandchildren. In her spare time, Mona likes to cook and crochet.