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Providing quality care for 39 years
Dr. John Hudec has been a life-long believer in the City of Cleveland. While other colleagues were starting dental practices in the suburbs and outside the City of Cleveland, Dr. Hudec went against the norm and opted for the City as his foundation. In November of 1977, Dr. John Hudec opened the doors to his 1 operatory practice at 4283 Pearl Road in Cleveland. Dr. Hudec was the Doctor, Hygienist, Assistant, EFDA, Office Manager and Patient Coordinator. He waited for that first walk-in patient to come through his doors. Soon one patient turned into two and two into four. The practice grew as word of mouth spread regarding the care that Dr. Hudec provided. Dr. Hudec focused on doing the ordinary, extraordinarily well in all that he did. As more patients came, the need was created for more staff and more locations to meet the increased patient demand.The old fashioned way of building a practice allowed for substantial growth throughout the past 4 decades. Hudec Dental has now grown in excess of 100,000 patient visits a year throughout its 19 neighborhood locations. From 1 employee, Hudec Dental now is proud to employ over 250 dental professionals. Hudec Dental has now expanded their services to the Youngstown community. This growth will allow Hudec Dental to provide the quality care that everyone deserves.
Initial VisitDuring the time reserved for your initial visit with Hudec Dental you can expect our professional staff to listen to your dental concerns and answer all of your questions thoroughly. We are confident that we will not only meet but exceed all of your dental needs! At their first visit our new patients can expect:
- A tour of the office
- Staff Introductions
- Warm caring environment
- A Review of your Medical History
- A Comprehensive Oral Evaluation or Comprehensive Dental and Periodontal Examination
- Treatment plan with dental goals and phases
- Financial Consultations
- Insurance Benefit Analysis
- Latest techniques in sterilization
- Clinical digitization
- Any recent X-rays. In most cases we can obtain these via email from your previous dentist. Often the quality of X-rays we receive from other doctors is not diagnostic. In that case, we may need to update your X-rays.
- A list of medications you are currently taking
- If you have dental insurance, your insurance card. This will save time and help process claims.
Our ValuesJust as we have a reason for existence, or our Purpose, we also have several Core Values that serve as a guiding light for us. Over time our services, people and even goals may change. However our Values will remain unchanged forever. We believe in and value:
- Humanity – We believe in and adhere to the Golden Rule and treating others as we would like to be treated; truly caring for each staff member and patient; becoming involved and supportive of the local community.
- Honesty – Always upfront and transparent with staff and patients through all spoken and written communications.
- Healthy – The health of our patients and staff is paramount in everything we do. In addition to providing services to get our patients healthy, we are committed to educating our patients to improve their own overall health.
- Happy – We are in the business of improving smiles and confidence. We seek happy staff and happy patients and do whatever is necessary for happiness.
Our PatientsConfidence At Hudec Dental we make it easy for our patients to feel Confident that they have made the correct decision to come see us. The unique combination of experience, convenience, professional diversity and Cleveland born make Hudec Dental a choice that you can be Confident in making. Experience We have over 39 years of experience in serving Northeast Ohio. Our organization is comprised of experienced dental professionals who operate with the latest in technology and services. You can be Confident that Hudec Dental has the knowledge and appropriate staff to provide proper care for you and your family. Convenience Hudec Dental has 19 convenient neighborhood dental offices throughout Northeast Ohio. Our offices offer convenient night and weekend appointments. Hudec Dental accepts most all insurance plans and will submit all charges to your insurance carrier on your behalf. In addition to accepting all major forms of payment, we offer interest free financing and extended payment plans. Professional Diversity You can be Confident that Hudec Dental has a dentist that you can relate to. We have both male and female dentists all offering a variety of experiences and languages spoken. Our team is able to accommodate patients that speak a variety of languages, including:
Relax. Smile. Serve
Being Cleveland born and raised, we try to give back to the community as often as we can. We have been serving our patients in the Cleveland area for close to 40 years and serving others is our priority. Our purpose is "to improve the quality of life of those we serve," and we proudly continue to do that even beyond dentistry.
Some of our contributions include:
Akron Children's (Akron Main & Beeghly Campuses)
We collected over 400 toys as a company to be distributed at Akron Children's Hospitals to the children hospitalized during the 2016 holiday season. This was a blessing to the hospitals, as their donations were minimal prior to our contribution!
In the spirit of giving, we collected enough non-perishable food items to pack 2 SUVs! The items were donated to St. Malachi's Back Door Ministry, which serves meals to the homeless and inner-city poor 365 days/year.
Smile & Dash Race
In 2016 we hosted our first annual Smile & Dash race at Edgewater Park. All proceeds of this event were donated to the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland. We raised close to $11,000.
Relax. Smile. Serve ScholarshipIn 2016. we awarded 16 students with our Relax. Smile. Serve Scholarship totaling $16,000. We recognized those students who gave back to their community over their high school years. We are excited to continue this scholarship to aid the futures of students who believe in giving back to their communities.
Harvest for HungerIn 2016 we donated $1,000 to the Cleveland Food Bank along with 1,000 non-perishables.
Basket DonationDonated 19 baskets, created by our offices, to the Ronald McDonald House. The baskets were filled with essentials to assist the families living in the house.
Fox 8 Stuff the BusSecondary sponsor of Fox 8's Stuff the Bus. Fox 8 partners with the Cleveland Kids In Need Resource Center which provides teachers in the areas that qualify for financial help, the opportunity to "shop" for free school supplies.
2016 Hudec Dental Stuff The Bus Appearances
Baskets of HopeDonated 250 toothbrushes and 250 toothpastes to be included in Easter baskets provided to the youth of inner city churches and non-profit social organizations.
Bright Star BooksAs a company, we collected over 400 books for Bright Star Books, a nonprofit organization founded by a local family that works to put new and gently used books in the hands and homes of limited-resource children in the Greater Akron area, concentrating on reaching those ages 0 to 5.