Meet The Team

Dr. Maemie Chan

DR. MAEMIE CHAN

Maemie M. Chan, DMD is a Chicago native that pursued her undergraduate education at Purdue University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a concentration in behavioral neuroscience in 2005. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine in 2009. During her time at CASE, she held active leadership roles in the dental professional fraternity Delta Sigma Delta, student council, and the American Student Dental Association.

In 2010 following her graduation, Dr. Chan completed a residency training focused on providing advanced instruction in endodontics, pediatric dentistry and oral surgery at Saint Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Chan is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Women Dentists. She currently holds her fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and is pursuing a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. She is also on the Board of Directors of The Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine Alumni. Dr. Chan resides in University Heights with her husband.

Dr. Paul Priesand

DR. PAUL PRIESAND

Dr. Priesand was born in Cleveland, Ohio where he attended Beachwood High School. From the University of Cincinnati, he earned a Bachelor’s degree. After graduating from the Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Priesand completed a general practice residency at St. Luke’s Hospital where he stayed on as co-director of the residency program for 35 years.

Dr. Priesand is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Women Dentists.

 

 

Denise Thirion RDH

DENISE THIRION RDH

Denise is a registered dental hygienist and office manager who has been working for Doctors Chan & Priesand since 2001. Her expertise in dentistry includes insurance, billing, patient education, treatment of periodontal disease and early prevention care in children and adults.

In her spare time, the Middlefield native enjoys coaching children’s basketball, photography and spending time with her husband and two children.

Denise graduated from Lakeland Department of Dental Hygiene and is board certified with the Dental Hygiene National Board, North East Regional Dental Hygiene Board and Ohio State Dental Board.

 

Donalyn Pubal RDH

DONALYN PUBAL RDH

Donalyn joined Doctors Chan and Priesand with more than 10 years of serving patients as a registered dental hygienist. She is truly passionate about dentistry and cares greatly for her patients which is evident in her detail-oriented cleanings and thorough patient education process.

Donalyn graduated from Lakeland Department of Dental Hygiene and is board certified with the Dental Hygiene National Board, North East Regional Dental Hygiene Board and Ohio State Dental Board.

Living with her son and two cats in Lakewood, Donalyn enjoys practicing yoga, reading, cooking and baking with family and friends.

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