With her sincere interest in building a solid long-term relationship with each patient, Dr. Jen looks forward to meeting you and your family, and getting to know you on a personal level!
Having been born into a family of medical professionals, she always knew she’d become a dentist. It didn’t take her long to discover that pediatric dentistry was her calling. After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2002 and then completing a 2-year pediatric dental residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dr. Hechko began working in a private practice.
Now that she is the proud owner of Brecksville Kids Dentistry, Dr. Jen is eager to provide an exceptional level of care to children – while at the same time educating her patients and their parents. Her goal is to help children develop a sincere interest in taking care of their own teeth.
Dr. Jen is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, a fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has received her Laser Certification from the World Clinical Laser Institute. In addition, Dr. Jen is honored to be recognized as one of the Top Dentists in Northeast Ohio according to Cleveland Magazine.
Dr. Hechko and her husband have three children. When she’s not busy at Brecksville Kids Dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her family, running outdoors during the warm months, and watching movies. Many of you may recognize her husband, Dr. Adam, who owns and operates the North Royalton Animal Hospital – a full service veterinary clinic, doggie daycare center, boarding, and grooming business.
We have fun and we love to make kids smile.
We will provide care focused on the specific needs of every child.
We work together as a team to create cohesive work environment.
We strive to have team members with a strong work ethic who are not afraid to put the patient’s needs above their own.
We are open to new advances in pediatric dentistry through continuing education.
Providing a cheerful and supportive office atmosphere is the ultimate goal of our team. We adore children and we look forward to meeting you in person soon!
Courtney is our Front Office Coordinator. She lives in Brunswick with her fiancé Ian and sons Luke and Vinny. Her first job in the dental field was as an Orthodontic Assistant. There, she discovered that she loved working with kids and decided Pediatric Dentistry was where she wanted to be! She enjoys spending her free times traveling with her family.
Marti has been Dr. Jen’s Camp Dental Assistant since 2006. She lives in Aurora with her husband, Joe and have two grown children, Jenna and Nina. Marti enjoys seeing fearful children develop into cooperative dental helpers! She is enthusiastic about coming to “Camp” each day! She loves to travel, and thoroughly enjoys watching the Cleveland Cavs and Indians.
Nicole is our Registered Dental Hygienist and Camp Counselor extraordinaire! She lives in Broadview Heights with her husband Dan and two children, Jack and Cali. Both children attend North Royalton schools and participate in various sports. Many of our patients will recognize Nicole out and about in our community. Her love of working with children started at a young age – beginning with babysitting and teaching swimming lessons. Nicole loves going on beach vacations and is a certified SCUBA diver. Her favorite destination is Cozumel, Mexico!
Rae is our Sterilization Monitor and Balto’s mom! She is a retired registered RN who moved back to Cleveland after 28 years in Portland, Oregon. Rae is mommy to three wonderful canines: Callie, Molly, and Balto (Balto is Brecksville Kids Dentistry’s certified therapy dog!). Rae has quite a bit of experience with children. She has 13 great-nieces and nephews that lovingly call her “Auntie Rae”.
Nikki is one of the scheduling coordinators. She has been in the dental field for three years now and she loves it! In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, shopping and spending time with her daughter Riyan. She loves working with children and believes having a nice healthy smile gives them all the confidence in the world!
Kristina is our Certified Dental Assistant, and our team floater. She graduated from Normandy High School in May 2018. She was involved in the Dental program within Normandy. She currently attends Tri-C majoring in Dental Hygiene. She hopes to become a Hygienist within the next couple of years. She lives in Parma with her family and black lab, Bear. There’s nothing she would rather be doing with her days than spending time with children, and helping them improve their hygiene.
Laura is a receptionist. She happily lives in Cleveland with her fiancé Jon, 2 white cats “Meow Meow, and Meeky” and a blue nose pit bull “Luna.” Luna travels everywhere she can go! In her free time, Laura loves hiking and adventuring through the Cleveland Metroparks. Her hobbies include working on cars, watching motorcycle racing and car racing. She also loves Ohio sports! Go Browns! Go Cavs! Go Buckeyes!
After a long career in the tech field, Paul decided to retire and now enjoys taking care of Balto in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition, he is the office’s handyman! He is also Dr. Jen’s Father-in-law and enjoys spending time working in his garden, in his barn and especially spending time with his five grandchildren. He’s been happily married to his wife, Kathleen, for over 35 years.
Dr. Jennifer is so nice and provides excellent customer service. I moved my older child here after my younger child had such a great experience, which was not the case from the adult dentist down the street. Worth the switch! We are super happy and will continue to visit Dr. Jennifer for checkups, etc.!
Dr. Hechko is amazing! My seven-year-old son has been seeing her since he was two. He is scared to go to the doctor, but is not scared at all to go to the dentist. Dr. Hechko is efficient and knows how to talk with children to make them comfortable throughout the procedures. She also explains things very well to parents and is very understanding of parent concerns. I drive 45 minutes to see her and recommend her to all my friends.
Dear Jennifer, I cannot tell you how grateful I am to you for the work you did with our son. Having “special needs” we have been to many, many doctor’s appointments. I can’t tell you how rare it is that we leave and are happy and grateful for the experience, almost never... You were amazing, happy, kind, fast, efficient, knowledgeable, and respectful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am referring you to anyone that will listen, LOL. My husband and I appreciate you so much and look forward to our next appointment. Thanks again,
Dr. Jen, we just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so very much for the wonderful care you’ve provided for Elizabeth. Your compassion and understanding of the unique needs of children are truly a gift. We will certainly miss you, and we wish you all the best in the future! God bless you and your family! With love and gratitude,
I am very impressed with Dr. Jennifer. My 5-year-old is very apprehensive about doctors and needed cavities filled. Dr. Jennifer is incredibly understanding, calm and patient even with trying patients.