Meet Our Team
Advanced Dental Care & Aesthetics Doctors:
Steven B. Walters, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
Dr. Steven Walters graduated from North Olmsted High School in 1980 and received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University with academic honors in 1984. He then entered the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan and graduated in the top tier of his class in 1988. From Michigan, Dr. Steve was accepted into a postgraduate hospital residency training program at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland. After completion of this advanced training, Dr. Steve joined his father in practice in North Olmsted. In 1993, Dr. Steve received a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.), a designation achieved by less than 5% of U.S. dentists.
Years in dentistry: 24
Favorite thing about dentistry: We can make an incredibly profound impact on a person’s life by giving them back their confidence to smile, enjoy the foods they like, and live a pain-free and healthy life.
Family: Same as Dr. Barjesh’s :)
Favorite App: The Wall Street Journal – I can read the paper whenever I want on my iPhone! Weather.com is second – my family thinks I was a meterologist in my last life because I am full of all sorts of weather predictions (which are usually pretty accurate).
Education and hobbies: North Olmsted High School, 1980
DePauw University, B.A., 1984
The University of Michigan, D.D.S., 1988
MetroHealth Medical Center, Dental Residency, 1989
Fave restaurant: Sanctuary in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Great food and service and an even better view from the side of Camelback Mountain
Fave book: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I’m a WWII history buff and this is an almost unbelievable true story from that time.
Fave movie: Toy Story – I’ve seen it probably 100 times with my kids, nieces, and nephews and it still makes me laugh (especially when Dinosaur says “now I have guilt”).
Fave sports team: All the Cleveland teams – I’m a lifelong suffering Cleveland sports team fan who has, lived through it all; The Fumble, The Shot, Red Right 88, “I’m taking my talents to South Beach” etc. And, Univ of Michigan, who has the best fight song and helmets in college sports!
Fave music: Classic rock, light jazz, and anything my kids don’t listen to.
Fave things: Traveling anywhere different from home, riding my road bike in the Metroparks when there’s no cars and it’s really still and quiet, volunteering with my son to feed Cleveland’s homeless with the St. Ignatius Labre group on Sunday evenings and seeing him “get it”. Coming from work, where almost nobody wants to see me (even though most people are good pretenders), to my home where everyone is glad I’m there!
Barjesh K. Bath-Walters, D.D.S.
Dr. Barjesh Bath-Walters graduated with Highest Honors from Warren Area High School in Pennsylvania in 1982, and attended Penn State and Chatham College. She entered Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry where she received both her undergraduate degree in 1986, and doctorate in 1990, graduating in the top tier of her dental school class. Following graduation, she also was accepted into the Metro Health Medical Center hospital residency program. Upon completion of this advanced training, Dr. Barjesh joined Dr. Steve in private practice (and marriage!) in 1991.
The doctors have been honored to be selected among Northern Ohio Live’s “Best Dentists” and having been given the distinction of being selected by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, as America’s Top Dentists in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry. Drs. Steve and Barjesh have published numerous articles on dental health in newspapers and periodicals. The doctors have also given many presentations to dentists, community groups, and health care providers on the advancements in dentistry. Additionally, both the doctors provide expert testimony for the legal profession in dental related cases. Recently, Dr. Steve was featured in several West Side newspapers and on Channel 3 for his role in training local paramedics on handling dental trauma.
Years in dentistry: 22
Favorite thing about dentistry: Helping patients avoid dental problems by education and preventive care; allowing patients to have the best possible experience by utilizing the best materials and technologies; helping patients to overcome their dental fears and anxieties due to previous negative experiences by building a trusting relationship with them.
Family: Married to Steve for 21 years, my daughter is going to be a freshman at the University of Michigan, and my son is going to be a junior at St. Ignatius High School
Favorite social media site: Facebook ~ it’s a great way to keep in touch with my widespread extended family!
Favorite App: My daughter turned me on to “8 Tracks”… it’s a great commercial free music app!
Education and hobbies: Undergraduate degree from Penn State & Chatham College & Doctorate from Case; Residency @ Metro Hospital; hobbies: attending all my son’s sporting events, and my daughter’s dance activities
Fave restaurant: Johnny’s on Fulton & anywhere with great sushi
Fave book: “A Thousand Splendid Suns” (fiction) and “The 10 Habits of Highly Effective People” (nonfiction)
Fave movie: Forrest Gump ~ most clever movie ever.
Fave sports team: Whichever team my son’s playing for :)
Fave music: Everything but rap
Fave things: Traveling and exploring new cities countries places with my family
Alicia Irizarry, D.D.S.
Years in Dentistry: 2 years
Favorite thing about dentistry: Cliché but removing decay is so satisfying! Also, the esthetic component is really fun!
Family: I am married for 1 year now, although we’ve been together for 10 years. I have a dog, Mason, and a bearded dragon, Tyrion.
Education & Hobbies: I went to Tri-C & CSU for undergrad, I majored in Anthropology with a minor in Biology. I went to CWRU for dental school.
Favorite Restaurant: I love Rocky River Brew Co – they have the best fries!
Favorite Book: Harry Potter series
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter series & any space movie!
Favorite Sports Team: Cleveland Browns
Favorite Music: Everything except country
Favorite Things: My dog, food, walks, and being comfy in my home! I love a good happy hour, water sports & boating. Walks with my dog in the metros and reality TV (haha!)
Advanced Dental Care & Aesthetics Team:
Clinic Administrator (Office Manager)
Years in dentistry: 8 years
Favorite thing about dentistry: Seeing our fearful patients overcome their anxiety and be able to take care of their dental needs
Family: My husband Chuck, daughter Ashley(28), and son Andrew (21)
Favorite Social Media site: Just discovered pinterest, and loving it!
Education and hobbies: St. Cloud State University; Gardening/ bike riding
Favorite Restaurant: So many… but right now, I’m hooked on Taco Tontos!
Favorite book: The Lord of the Rings series
Favorite Movie: Avatar in 3D
Favorite sports team: University of Michigan ~ Go Blue!
Favorite music: All genres of music make me happy
Favorite things: I love to travel and explore new places. Spending time w/ my 4 year old grandson Jordan ~ he has me wrapped around his little finger! Reading a great book
Treatment Coordinator / Sedation Coordinator
Years in dentistry: I’ve been in dentistry since 2006
Favorite thing about dentistry: Helping people get a beautiful smile to last a lifetime!
Family: My boyfriend Steven of 10 years and 2 pups Baylee & Mazee
Favorite Restaurant: Timber Lodge - the carrot cake is amazing!
Favorite Book: And Then He Kissed Me by Patti Berg. I love romance novels and it made me laugh!
Favorite Movie: The movies I tend to watch over and over would be Christmas movies.
Favorite Sports Team: Cavs
Favorite Music: Country
Favorite Things: Traveling is my passion. I love exploring new places, especially with clear blue water. Attending concerts, playing with my pups, spending time with my friends & family.
Years in dentistry: 16 years
Favorite thing about dentistry: Making patients smile.
Family: Married 16 years with 3 kids!
Hobbies: 5k Runs, Bowling, Volleyball
Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden
Favorite Book: Notebook, Twilight Saga
Favorite Movie: Notebook
Favorite sports team: Browns & Cavs!
Favorite music: All Music
Favorite things: My family!
Years in dentistry: ~16 years
Family: My 4 year old son Max, and my 1 year old daughter Mary
Hobbies: Going to Target of course, and spending time with my family. We love to go to the library and go swimming
Favorite Restaurant: Anywhere kid friendly
Favorite Movie: Love Actually
Favorite sports team: Cleveland Browns and Indians
Favorite music: I love all kinds of music
Favorite things: I love spending time with my family and friends, I have the same group of friends from when I was young; it’s neat to see all of our kids together as friends!
Years in dentistry: Over 25 years
Favorite thing about dentistry: Being able to help people achieve a beautiful, healthy smile through education and professional cleanings.
Family: Married with 2 college graduates!
Favorite Restaurant: Italian
Favorite Movie: comedies
Favorite Sports Team: All Cleveland teams. OSU Fan
Favorite Music: Country, pop, classical, jazz
Favorite things: Spending time with family & friends. Yoga. I enjoy cooking and travelling. My most recent favorite island is Aruba.
Clinical Dental Assistant
Years in dentistry: 4 years
Favorite thing about dentistry: Seeing the looks on people’s faces when you restore their smile.
Education: Cuyanoaw Valley Career Center
Favorite Restaurant: Red Lobster
Favorite book: Entertainment Magazines
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite sports team: Cavaliers
Favorite music: Everything but country the most
Favorite things: Spending time with family.
Years in dentistry: Since 2010
Favorite thing about dentistry: The transformations.
Family: Married, and a dog dad to a wild, spoiled puppy.
Hobbies: Working out and working on cars
Favorite Restaurant: Marble Room and Barroco
Favorite Book: The Bible
Favorite Movie: The Fast and the Furious series
Favorite Sports Team: Cleveland Indians, Cavs, and Browns
Favorite Music: I listen to a little bit of everything except country
Favorite Things: Traveling with my wife
Years in dentistry: 3 years
Favorite thing about dentistry: Helping patients understand the importance of keeping their teeth healthy and seeing dental transformations.
Family: Relationship of 5 years, 12 year old and a 1 year old spoiled cat!
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, relaxing when not working.
Favorite Restaurant: Bonefish Grill
Favorite Book: Series of Unfortunate Events
Favorite Movie: I love all movies, especially Disney!
Favorite Sports Team: Indians!
Favorite Music: Wide Variety here as well, mainly pop, reggae, and folk.
Favorite Things: Kitty Kats, friends and food!