Northern Dental Specialists Team

_0000_stevengajdaDr. Steven W. Gajda, D.D.S., M.S.D. 

As a child, Dr. Gajda himself underwent orthodontic treatment. He was both amazed and intrigued by his treatment and the care provided by his orthodontist. He knew at a young age that this was something he wanted to do as a professional. His personal experience was the seed that led him to where he is today.

Orthodontics is a passion for Dr. Gajda. He is invested in each and every patient and orthodontic treatment that he is involved in. He thoroughly enjoys watching the transformation that his patients go through in order to achieve the perfect smile!

Dr. Gajda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his dental degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. Dr. Gajda received a master’s degree in orthodontics at Indiana University. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, North East Ohio Dental Association, and the Cleveland Society of Orthodontists. And finally in 2008, Dr. Gajda joined the team at Northern Dental Specialists.

After living in San Francisco and Indianapolis, Dr. Gajda and his wife, whom he met while studying at CWRU, are excited to live in Northeast Ohio. When he is not with his patients, obviously he enjoys spending time with his wife and their amazing 3 children. For fun Dr. Gajda enjoys movies, nonfiction books, golf, skiing, and playing basketball with friends and family.

Dr. Gajda is a member of the 2016 class of Leadership Geauga, as well as serves on Madison School’s Business Advisory Council. Each year, Dr. Gajda and his wife give a scholarship to graduating high school seniors planning to enter the healthcare field.

Dr. Gajda strives to continue providing the excellent orthodontic care you have come to expect from the NDS Team. You can contact Dr. Gajda anytime at:


Lisa – Office Manager

I received my degree from the Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants in Mentor, Ohio. When I’m not assisting the doctors, I spend time with my husband, Raygon, and two sons, Tyler and Nicholas. I have enjoyed helping Northern Dental Specialists create beautiful smiles for 20 years!

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_0003_julieJulie – Treatment Coordinator

I have worked at Northern Dental Specialists since December 1989. I love creating beautiful smiles! Away from work I love spending time with my son Matthew! also, traveling and biking!

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_0005_amyAmy – Chardon Office Manager

I have been working for Northern Dental Specialists since 2001. I have been in the orthodontic field for over 15 years. I love working with all of our patients and their families. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Don, and our two girls, Amber and Zoe.

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_0004_deinaDeina – Quality Coordinator

I am married and have two children. I have lived in Madison most of my life. I have enjoyed working for Northern Dental Specialists for over 16 years.

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_0004_deinaLinda – Front Desk Receptionist

I am a retired school teacher. I love spending time with my husband and family, especially my grandchildren. In my spare time, I like to golf, play cards and board games, and do crafts. I feel very blessed to be part of Northern Dental Specialists!

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_0004_deinaLeigh – Clinical Assistant

I have worked at Northern Dental Specialists since January 2021. I have worked in the dental field for over 25 years and enjoy spending free time with my husband Dan and children Taylor and Sam.

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_0004_deinaAmber – Clinical Assistant

I have worked at Northern Dental Specialists since 2019 and have enjoyed helping create beautiful smiles! When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my two daughters Ellie and Thea, trying new foods, and working out.

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