Healthy, natural, and beautiful embody the ideals that describe the practice of Dr. Van Hala, a general dentist. With a focus on regenerative medicine, facial esthetics, and complex multi-disciplinary cases involving implants, Dr. Van Hala treats each patient with an integrative or whole-body approach. Favoring biologic options, his philosophy of care begins with understanding his patients' goals and paying careful attention to details, as he takes exceptional pride in helping people maintain or improve health and love their smiles!
Dr. Van Hala delights in serving patients; however, dentistry is not where he began his professional life. With curiosity, desire for adventure, and a passport in hand, he pursued a career in international business. For five years, he traveled, worked and lived abroad in Southeast Asia, Europe, China, and throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. This portion of his early career resulted in many memorable experiences, lasting relationships, and appreciation for different ways of life.
While living in Africa, he and his wife Amy gained a first-hand appreciation for rich and exuberant cultures, but also observed unspeakable, human brutality. During this time, Dr. Van Hala's love and appreciation for home grew. Shaped by their experiences abroad, and intent upon a desire to improve the lives of people in tangible ways, they determined caring for peoples' smiles--was a perfect pursuit.
Dr. Van Hala's journey to dentistry first began with a B.A. in International Studies from Miami University in 1997 and studies at the Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. He was then accepted to the London School of Economics, but opted to pursue a career in dentistry. He then attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where he obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.
Dedicated to lifelong learning, he continues his education and post-doctoral training in the fields of cosmetic dentistry, lasers, implants, occlusion, as well as in bioesthetics, and regenerative medicine. Regularly, he studies and completes over 100 hours of CE annually. Dr. Van Hala remains on the forefront of dental innovation, 3-D CBCT technology and printing, and intraoral scanning. He is a proud alumni of both the prestigious Dawson Academy and the Midwest Implant Institute. His practice has been heavily influenced by his biologic training at the Center for Ceramic Implants in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. Currently, he is a member of AAOSH, AACD, ADA/ODA, ADS, CMDA, and the IAOMT and among the earliest members of CARE Esthetics.
When Dr. Van Hala is not working, he especially enjoys sports. Playing soccer, golf and skiing are among his favorite pastimes. During summers, a picnic on the lawn at Blossom, (a local and outdoor amphitheater), listening to the Cleveland Orchestra is a highlight as well. Likewise, exploring National Parks and other travels with Amy and their four children have become invaluable in beholding the beauty and appreciating the diversity of our world. More regularly, Dr. Van Hala and his wife enjoy cooking creatively and entertaining friends and family in their home. Locally, Dr. Van Hala and his family are members of Parkside Church and supporters of Truth for Life. Dedicated to the joy of giving, Dr. Van Hala and his team remain committed to helping improve peoples' lives at home, and abroad--one smile at a time.
A true Southern belle: polite, respectful, and charming describe Dr. Rebecca Paraskos. Born in the Bluegrass State within a medical family, Dr. Paraskos had remarkable opportunity to practice team-work with her multiple siblings and live out excellence academically. Her inspiration to pursue dentistry resulted in part from her ongoing observation of her father’s service toward others in medicine. Dr. Rebecca Paraskos is skilled, gentle, and talented. She is passionate about general and cosmetic dentistry and providing exceptional care to her patients.
Dr. Paraskos grew up in Lexington, Kentucky where she attended the University of Kentucky and received a bachelors degree in Biology. She continued her education at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). Dr. Paraskos is a member of the American Dental Association, Akron Dental Society, and American General Dentists. Dr. Rebecca Paraskos practices in the North Canton offices.
In her spare time, she enjoys exploring and experiencing all that northeast Ohio has to offer with her husband, Peter, and their adorable black labs, Dixie and Julep. Dr. Paraskos has an amazing eye for aesthetics and enjoys interior design and making spaces beautiful.
Imagine a group of boys running through back-yards in their neighborhood in the late 1950’s. Without effort, laughter, joy, and even a bit of orneriness and exuberance are observed. Look further, and among these care-free youth was a confident young man who recognized without any doubt his calling. Meet, Dr. Henry (Hank) Van Hala, a passionate dentist who knew as a youth that he wanted to change lives through dentistry. Following that pursuit, he graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in 1970 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1974.
As a general dentist, Dr. Van Hala enjoys providing a broad range of services. After graduation from dental school, Dr. Van Hala elected to further his education by spending an additional year of training in surgery. He also has extensive education in dental sleep medicine, treating obstructive sleep apnea. Personally, wearing a device since 1991, the efficacy of the oral sleep appliance has greatly impacted his quality of life for the better.
Dr. Johnson was born and raised in Maine where she attended Colby College and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology. After spending some time pursuing research at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Johnson continued her education at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. In dental school, Dr. Johnson participated in the US Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program and completed her residency training at Travis Air Force Base in California. Dr. Johnson served three additional years as an active-duty dentist at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina and took great pride in serving our country and treating our airmen. Following her military service, Dr. Johnson enjoyed treating patients in all aspects of general dentistry at a family dental practice near Raleigh, NC.
Dr. Johnson believes in conservative dental treatment and provides compassionate, comprehensive care to her patients. She especially enjoys restorative and cosmetic dentistry and is dedicated to helping her patients achieve healthy, esthetic smiles.
Dr. Johnson comes to Ohio with her husband, Cole, a Hudson native, and her three young children Brynn, Reese, and Jake. In her free time, Dr. Johnson loves spending time outside with her family, running, skiing, watching sports, and eating ice cream.