Meet Our Professionals
We’ve been a team of professionals, proudly serving Westlake since 2001.
Meet Dr. Scott Sazima
Having started his dental practice in Westlake in 2001, Dr. Scott Sazima of Cleveland, Ohio, is a third generation dentist who has been practicing in the area for many years. He attended Bucknell University and Case Western Reserve University to study dentistry before completing residencies at St. Luke’s Hospital and Boston University respectively, with studies in hospital dentistry as well as periodontics (specializing in gums). He also taught dental students from both Boston and New Jersey universities over his career span.
For Over 35 Years
Since 1986, Dr. Sazima has placed more than 10,000 dental implants, with success in people with soft and minimal bone as well as a low sinus. He guarantees his life-long implant service for these conditions and will replace them at no cost to the patient. Additional services do not apply.
- Listed as Top Dentists in Cleveland Magazine for over 12 Years.
- Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
Societies & Groups
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Bucknell Lacrosse Alumni
- Boston University School of Dental Medicine Alumni
- Over 30 years in Dentistry
- 22 Years at Westlake Periodontics
- 9 Years and 9 Months in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
- Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, 1987-1990, DDS, CAGS
- St Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland, 1985-1987, Residency/Attending Dentist
- Case Western Reserve University, 1980-1985, DDS
- Bucknell University, 1976-1980, BA
Meet Our Professionals
All of our professionals at Westlake Periodontics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in periodontics.
Having been in dentistry for over 9 years, and always wanting to become a dentist, Katie just become an assistant, having graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. She became a registered dental assistant through the Columbus Academy of Dental Assisting. Katie is also Ohio State Dental Board certified for radiology. She obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Biology and Pre-Dental to persue dental school in the near future.
When she is not at the office, she loves spending time on Lake Erie, cruising around on her father’s boat with family.
Title Insurance/Patient Coordinator
Val has worked in dental offices for 12 years. A smiling face that is happy to assist you with your scheduling, insurance, or billing needs.
Outside of the office, Val is spending time with her family and her new grandchild. She is from PA and frequently visits her family and other grandchildren whenever she can.
Working as a dental hygienist since 2001, Jolanta graduated with honors from the Dental Hygiene Program at the Cuyahoga Community College. She has been at Dr. Sazima’s side since 2018.
She enjoys working periodontal patients to help them achieve excellent oral health. Jolanta loves traveling, reading and exercising.
"Outstanding experience - terrific, highly capable, friendly and caring team!"
"Dr. Sazima at Westlake Periodontics has taken care of me for many years. He’s a top tier dentist!"
– Bill H.
"He’s the best Doctor out there and really cares about his clients! And his staff is of the best too."