Emily Mellion, D.D.S.
Dr. Emily grew up in southern Ohio. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Dayton and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) at The Ohio State University. Immediately after dental school she completed a one year advanced education in dentistry residency at Southern Illinois University. After working as a general dentist for a year she realized her passion was in serving the pediatric and adolescent population.
Dr. Emily pursued her specialty field in a two year residency in pediatric dentistry at Case Western Reserve University/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, where she served as the Chief Resident.
During her residency she had advanced training in treating patients under sedation, helped families with children that have special medical and behavioral needs, and participated in outreach programs in Northeast Ohio that provided dental treatment to the underserved.
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Privileges at Akron Children’s Hospital
Member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Medina Dental Society
Dr. Emily is committed to giving back to others and enjoys volunteering in the community. She has provided dental care on three medical mission trips to third world countries and plans to continue to participate on these trips throughout her career.
Outside of her professional career, Dr. Emily enjoys traveling, road cycling, running, and crafting. She also loves spending time with her husband, orthodontist Dr. Alex Mellion, and their two daughters Margaret and Catherine.
Dr. Sally Lauterjung
Dr. Sally Lauterjung grew up in Dover, Ohio and began her studies of dentistry at Ohio State University in Columbus. After obtaining her Certificate in Dental Hygiene, she was accepted for admission to The College of Dentistry in 1987. She quickly found her love of working with children and was accepted for post-doctoral training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia after graduation.
The post-doctoral training program encompassed disciplines such as behavior guidance, care of the medically and developmentally compromised and disabled patients, supervision of orofacial growth and development, caries prevention, sedation, pharmacological management and hospital dentistry, as well as other traditional fields of dentistry.
She excelled at working with the other dental and medical specialists at the Medical College of Georgia hospital and University Hospital there, providing comprehensive care for hospitalized patients. Dr. Sally earned the Hospital Dentistry award for outstanding contribution to pediatric dental patients.
After completing her post-doctoral training, she married and moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, while her husband finished his Masters degree. While there, she worked with an outstanding pediatric dentist and mastered the day-to-day workings of a successful pediatric dental practice. The Lauterjung's moved to Ohio in 1994 and Dr. Sally opened her practice in 1995. Since that time she has worked diligently to provide the highest caliber pediatric dental care for the children of Medina and its surrounding communities.
Dr. Sally is currently a member of the following organizations:
The American Dental Association
The Ohio Dental Association
The Medina Dental Society
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. When time permits she enjoys running, cooking and traveling with her family.
Dr. Katie Kochenour
Dr. Katie Kochenour grew up in Springfield, MO. She followed in her dad’s footsteps entering the dental profession. Her husband, Nick, is an orthodontist and divides his time between his private practice in Vermilion, OH and the Craniofacial Team at Akron Children’s Hospital.
They have 2 sons, Michael and Johnny, who keep them on their toes!
Dr. Katie graduated from University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2011 and spent 6 years as a general practice dentist before returning to school at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital for her pediatric dental training. She most recently has been part of the pediatric dental team at Akron Children’s hospital.
Dr. Katie is a member of the following organizations:
1) American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
2) Privileges at Akron Children’s hospital
3) American Dental Association, Medina Dental Society, Cleveland Dental Society
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Dr. Katie is also an avid sports fan! She is extremely loyal to the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Kansas Jayhawks but has also embraced the Cleveland sports teams.