With more than 30 years of experience in comprehensive dentistry, Dr. Larry Schmakel knows all the latest dental advancements and is committed to offering the best care in the Toledo and Sylvania metropolitan areas.
Our hygienists provide personalized gentle dental care. We want to keep your smile healthy!
Dr. Larry Schmakel is known throughout the Toledo metropolitan area and Northwest Ohio for his professionalism and excellent patient care. His patients are well aware of Dr. Schmakel's dedication; he became a dentist so he could help people maintain and improve their health. And he enjoys his work!
Patients often hear him say, "Healthy mouth, healthy body, healthy heart." It means if you take care of your teeth and gums, your overall health improves. In fact, people who keep their natural teeth as opposed to having dentures can live an average of 10-12 years longer.
Dr. Schmakel is a Toledo area native and a graduate of Central Catholic High School and University of Toledo. While at UT, he received four Varsity letters in tennis. As a teenager, he worked in the Toledo Mud Hens locker room shining shoes, doing laundry and other exciting tasks. He had connections to get that job – his brother Jim Schmakel, who currently works as the Locker Room and Equipment Manager for the Detroit Tigers.
Sports and exercise continue to play a role in Dr. Schmakel's time outside the office. He served as referee for high school and college football and basketball, and for 13 years officiated basketball in the MAC. He also worked as a tennis instructor and still loves the game and participates in a local tennis league.
Dr. Schmakel studied Biology at the University of Toledo and earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University. He received the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry and completed six Continuums PLUS at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
Dr. Schmakel is committed to continuing education and participates in courses to maintain the most up-to-date knowledge of dental procedures. He is a member of the Cerec Faculty Club at the prestigious Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, a continuing education facility for dentists. He also was invited to become a member of the exclusive Spear Faculty Club at the Center – those members serve to mentor and assist in continuing education. The Spear Institute is recognized internationally for its leadership in post graduation education.
His professional memberships include the Ohio Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, the Toledo Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the AAFE (American Academy of Facial Esthetics) and the Academy for Dental Sleep Medicine. He served as a spokesperson for the Ohio Dental Association and was an advisor to the ODA for Sports Dentistry.
Renee is a Toledo native and was a dental assistant for over 35 years. She has been working with Dr. Schmakel since 1993 and is our Office Manager. She's the first smiling face you see when you walk in our door!
Renee and her husband, Paul, live in Sylvania. Renee loves summer time, iced tea, and in her free time likes to play with her dog Bob and spend time with her grandchildren, Sophia and Jackson.
Lisa graduated with honors from Owens Community College in 2010, with her degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been working with Dr. Schmakel since 2010.
Lisa is married with three wonderful children, ranging from 11-18. She also has 2 labs, Duke and Daisy. When she is not busy she likes to read and relax at the lake.
Bree received her Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene with certification in administering local anesthesia from Owens Community College in 2009. She has worked with Dr. Larry Schmakel since 2011!
When she's not brightening the world, one smile at a time, she loves to travel, shop, and spend time with her husband and three kids. Originally from the West Toledo area (go Start Spartans!), Bree now resides in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Brenda started in dentistry in 1984. She’s a Toledo native and wen to Case Western School of Dentistry for Expanded Function Dental Assisting. Her passion is cosmetic dentistry and enhancing lives by beautifying smiles! Brenda also loves helping educate patients on how to obtain a healthy mouth.
In her free time she enjoys traveling to Florida with her wonderful husband and 3 fur babies, as well as spending time with her two adult step children and two fabulous grandchildren.
Kate is a 2001 graduate of the dental assisting program at Penta Career Center and has been working the dental field ever since. She joined Dr. Schmakel’s team in 2015.
She grew up in Whitehouse, Ohio and now resides in Maumee with her beloved husband Paul and their two dogs.
In her free time she enjoys riding her bicycle, gardening, birding and walking her dogs at local metro parks.
Kay is a Toledo native and has been in the dental field for 31 years. She joined Dr. Schmakel’s office March 2015 as part of the front desk staff.
Kay lives in Perrysburg with her husband, Scott. They have 2 grown girls, Olivia & Emily. She loves spending time with the family, playing games, and taking walks with her two dogs, Ellie & Willow.
Felicia graduated with top honors from Ross Medical Education Centers dental assisting program in 2011. She completed her externship with Dr. Schmakel that year and has been on his team ever since!
She resides in West Toledo with her son and in her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with family.
Terese joined Dr. Schmakel’s team in 2011, with years of customer service experience, as his financial coordinator.
She is married to Jeff and they have two adult children, Christi and Anthony. Born and raised in Toledo, she moved her family to five acres in the “country” where she enjoys restoring antique furniture and playing cards. As well as entertaining and spending time with her family and friends.