Dr. Sofia Xofylli currently practices at the following Hudec Dental offices:
Bedford, Mentor, and Middleburg Heights (Ortho)
Dr. Sofia Xofylli was born in Cologne, Germany and spent part of her childhood in Illinois. She originally is from Thessaloniki, Greece, where she grew up, went to school, and where her family now resides. She attended the Dental School of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki where she received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dr. Xofylli was inspired to become an orthodontist by her father, who is a speech pathologist and cofounder of the first Craniofacial Team in Greece. To pursue this dream, Dr. Xofylli moved to Cleveland, Ohio to complete her Orthodontic Residency and receive her Masters in the Science of Dentistry (MSD) degree from Case Western Reserve University. While at Case, her research culminated in her Thesis on Biomechanics and Orthodontic Tooth Movement with Invisalign.
Dr. Xofylli is currently an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. She is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists (GLAO), and the Dental Association of Thessaloniki, Greece.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and baking, listening to music, and spending time with her family. She loves to vacation to anywhere that allows her to swim in the Aegean Sea.
Dr. Duchon currently practices at the Middleburg Heights Ortho office:
Dr. Duchon was born in Cleveland and has lived most of his life in the northern Ohio area. He found it to be a nice area to raise a family and is dedicated to the community. He is a father to three children and has two grandchildren that he enjoys spending a great deal of time with. He also enjoys bicycling and participated in a number of charity rides of significant distance. During his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University, he served in the Ohio National Guard receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1972. He received his dental degree in 1974 from Case Western Reserve University. He continued his training there and earned a Masters Degree and a Certificate of Training in Orthodontics. He also served as a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve and as a guest lecturer at Loyola University in Chicago for many years.
Dr. Buckley currently practices at the Canfield & Canton locations:
Dr. William Buckley began practicing dentistry after he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 1975. While attending dental school, Dr. Buckley served in the Navy from 1972 until 1977. Two years later, in 1979, he began practicing orthodontics. He received his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in Chicago and received Diplomates from both the International Association of Orthodontics and Light Force America. He has lectured on dentistry and orthodontics around the world in countries such as Poland, Mexico, Canada, Cairo, and the Philippines.
Dr. Buckley is the President-elect of the International Association of Orthodontics and will assume the position in April 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys woodcarving, lampwork, and is an active member of Poland Presbyterian Church.
We recommend examining patients as early as age eight and in certain situations younger. It is almost never too early to examine a child. It gives us the option to begin some intervention treatment or place the patient on observation and review their growth and development on a regular basis.
Excellent oral hygiene including proper brushing and flossing techniques and routine visits with your family dentist. Also following the guidelines given to you from your orthodontist regarding foods to eat and care of the appliances.
Generally every four to eight weeks unless certain appliances need a different regularity
A full comprehensive case will generally be around 24 months of active treatment followed by retention
Braces can improve your dental health and at the same time in certain circumstances improve your overall health. They also can improve your facial esthetics and self-esteem in certain situations. They can be beneficial to treatment of some speech difficulties. Braces can also contribute to improving periodontal situations and can aid your family dentist in certain restorative treatment plans.
We offer standard metal braces, ceramic brackets, and in certain cases clear aligned treatment (Invisalign type).
Hard Foods: Popcorn, nuts, peanut brittle, ice, hard candies, candied apples, jerky, large hard pretzels, hard taco shells, hard cookies, hard crackers, croutons, etc.
Sticky Foods: Gum, caramels, laffy taffy, or any kind of taffy, starbursts, gummy bears, sour patch kids, fruit roll ups, skittles, milk duds, dots, malted milk balls, tootsie rolls, toffee, etc.
“The staff of Hudec dental is wonderful!!! My entire family comes here and we are treated like family. It is very important to me that my wife and children are treated special because they are. They do a fabulous job at improving our smiles and we show them off everywhere we go. We recommend them to everyone. It’s a great feeling to know that we have a place like Hudec dental to come to for a great smile!”
“Dr. Duchon and his staff are absolutely wonderful! They definitely have gone the extra mile to ensure my son was comfortable and not afraid to get his braces! They are very professional and courteous in getting my insurance billed and helping set a payment plan that worked for me. The offices are clean and comfortable with a very inviting staff. If you are even in need of orthodontic care I highly recommend Dr. Duchon and his team!”
“We are very happy with Dr. Duchon. He’s always so friendly and engaging. Roz and Todd are also great to deal with as well. The office is very welcoming and willing to answer your questions. We are happy with the experience and would recommend to anyone looking for orthodontist.”
“My experience at Dr. Duchon’s office has been a pleasure. Every staff member is knowledgeable of their job duties and professional. They are a joy to speak with and see every time we come back for routine check ups. I’m actually lost for words when trying to explain the joy I have each and every time visiting this office. I would highly recommend Dr. Duchon to friends and family. Thanks again for all your hard work!!”