Our Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Dr. Ted Beitelschees


  • President Toledo Dental Society 2010
  • DDS from Ohio State University
  • BS in Biochemistry and Psychology from Ohio State University


  • Past President Toledo Dental Society
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

Teaching Qualifications

  • Owens Community College - Clinical Instructor (Preventive Concepts and Restorative Dentistry
  • Course Director Pharmacology


Presented continuous education seminars to dentists and dental hygienists on various topics including dental anxiety, nitrous oxide and pharmacology

Dr. Carl Leistner


  • DDS from Ohio State University
  • BS Degree in Arts & Science from the University of Toledo


  • Toledo Dental Society
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Received the Ernest N. Bach Award in 1989


I have been married for 50 years to Suzanne. We have two children, a daughter Gayanne and son Dr. Timothy Leistner, a professor in Florida.

We also have two grandchildren, Luke and Sara. Luke is a graduate of Ohio State University and Sara is a student at Owens Community College.


Hi, my name is Susan (Susie) and I have been working with Dr. Ted since 1987.

I began my dental career in September 1966 in Hillsdale, Michigan. I have been a receptionist, dental assistant and office manager. You could say I am a jack of all trades when it comes to the dental office. In my opinion, the most rewarding thing about working it the dental field is watching anxious patients, especially young children, become less stressed. This happens due to a very caring Dentist and a staff that is very attuned to the needs of our patients. When you call, and you should, tell them "SUSIE SENT YOU".

My husband, Dennis, and I have been married for 43 years. I have 3 great children Nicole, Andrew & Nathan, whom I am very proud of. I also have 2 granddaughters, Megan & Maia, who are the apples of my eyes.

I love to read & swim. I am also a sucker for games on the computer.


Hello, my name is Sarah. I have been a part of our Westgate Family Dental team since 2002.

I help assist Dr. Ted. My #1 focus is to help you in any way I can to make your dental visit as pleasant as possible.

I live North of the border in Michigan. I enjoy being outdoors -- during the warm months, of course. I also love going to NASCAR races, concerts and Detroit Tiger games.

I look forward to seeing everyone single one of you.


Hi, my name is Ann, and I am Dr. Ted's Receptionist and Financial Coordinator and Office Manager.

I am proud to be a part of this outstanding team. I am a 1979 graduate of Penta County Dental Assisting Program, and since then, have had 25 years experience in many different aspects of dentistry. Our primary goal here at Westgate Family Dental is not only to provide exceptional dental care, but to keep our patients very relaxed and comfortable. Be sure to ask us about our "Total Comfort System".

My personal interests include walking, music, reading, gardening, and my Church. More than anything else, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my two sons and my beautiful grandchildren.. Life can't get much better than that!!

Call me soon to schedule your next appointment!


Hi my name is Danielle. I was a student of Dr. Ted's and graduated from Owens Community College in 2008.

Not only am I a Registered Dental Hygienist, but I am also licensed to place fillings and administer local anesthetic.

I absolutely love working in the dental field. It is great to meet and develop relationships with our patients, especially with our family style practice.

I am an animal lover, (you might see pictures of my dog Lloyd and my 2 hairless cats floating around the office)..

I enjoy spending my free time reading, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.


Hi, my name is Jesslyn. I am a Dental Hygienist at Westgate Family Dental.

I am married with 2 very busy boys. If I am not attending one of my kids many sporting events, I enjoy reading, camping and relaxing with friends.

I started out in dentistry as a pediatric dental assistant in 1989. I attended Owens Community College and graduated from the dental hygiene program in 1994.

I have been with Dr. Ted's office since October 2008. I am very excited to be part of such a great team. I truly love what I do and look forward to providing you quality dental care.


Hello, my name is Carolyn and I am one of Dr. Ted's assistants, being the newest member of the Westgate Family Dental team. I have been in the dental field for 30 years now and just love and enjoy working with people.

I am from the West Coast and now live a little to the west of Toledo. My husband and I have been together for 20 years. I have two sons, one of which is 26 and lives in California and our youngest who is 19 and just graduated from high school June 2010.

I enjoy golfing and going up to Gaylord Michigan for our yearly trip to play. I also enjoy NASCAR, watching football, college and pro. while I am either doing needlepoint or crochet.

I am looking forward to meeting you.

There's no better time to call.

Why Choose Us?

  • Committed To Patient Education
  • Comfortable & Convenient Setting
  • Experienced & Dedicated Dentists
  • Accept Most Insurance
  • Friendly and Helpful Office Staff
  • Comfortable, Relaxing Environment
  • Same Day Appointments Available
  • Flexible Financing Available
  • Emergency Appointments
  • Owens Community College - Clinical Instructor

We accept the following payment methods:

  • American Express
  • CareCredit
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Personal Check
  • Visa

Contact Us

Call Us Today! 419-578-4100

Business Hours

Monday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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