Meet the Doctors
Andrew E. Skasko, DDS
Dr. Skasko, founder of Elite Dental in New Albany, Ohio, has been a resident of the Columbus area for over 30 years. As an innovative and progressive leader in the dental community, his commitment to the future partnership between dentistry and medicine is unwavering. Dr. Skasko strives to deliver the highest degree of clinical excellence by standing for the vision to make a difference in dentistry utilizing a team-based interdisciplinary approach to comprehensive treatment.
Dr. Skasko is an alumnus of both the University of Arizona in Tucson and The Ohio State University. During his undergraduate career, Dr. Skasko completed degrees in Political Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Chemistry, while also being appointed to Arizona’s most prestigious honorary, “The Bobcats.” He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Skasko is truly passionate about dental care and very committed to his quest to lead the complete health/interdisciplinary movement. He is an ambassador for Complete Health and helps to offer colleagues a specific methodology that enables the dentist to step away from their desire “to be liked” by becoming a trusted healthcare advocate. He has assembled a core group of both dentists and physicians working together to win the game of optimizing total body health and wellness. Most recently, Dr. Skasko was honored by being appointed one of three dentists nationwide as a Delegate for Complete Health. He has and will continue to speak about this topic and educate both dentists and patients on the effect optimum oral health can have on overall health.
In addition to his involvement with the Seattle Study Club, he continues to be invited to three of the most exclusive dental academies and learning continuums in the world: the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and International Interdisciplinary Dental Conference. Involvement in each of these organizations is considered one of dentistry’s biggest honors as you must be invited in order to attend. He also maintains active memberships in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association and Columbus Dental Society.
Dr. Skasko and his wife, Sue, believe greatly in community outreach and involvement. In the most recent years, they have focused their charitable efforts to the following organizations: the New Albany Community Foundation, the New Albany schools, the Heit Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Make-A-Wish® Foundation, The Ohio State University’s STAR Program, The Center for Balanced Living, Buddy Up Tennis, the Free to Smile Foundation, the Columbus School for Girls Foundation and Project “U” Care.
Dr. Skasko resides in New Albany with his wife, Sue; son, Drew; daughter, Arden; and their dog, Brady. He enjoys working on vintage and exotic cars, martial arts, snowboarding, surfing, traveling abroad and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Skasko and the Elite Dental team are proud to welcome Dr. Kestranek to the practice! He began seeing patients full-time in January 2020. Excitingly, Dr. Kestranek and Dr. Skasko work closely together on many cases. This ensures that dental appointments are on-time, enjoyable and of the highest clinical quality.
Dr. Kestranek’s passion for dentistry was evident at a young age. He grew up watching his father, who is also a dentist, and realized this was the career for him. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he completed his undergraduate training with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Cleveland State University and later attended Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Here, he graduated with distinction and earned the title, “Doctor of Medical Dentistry.” Following graduation, he was admitted to an advanced education program in general dentistry at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Kestranek is honest, compassionate and gentle. It is his top priority to spend quality time with his patients and to listen to their needs, ensuring that no question gets left unanswered. He is very passionate about the patient experience, striving to make each visit comfortable while providing the highest level of care possible.
Dr. Kestranek loves to be outdoors and active. He enjoys boating and snowboarding as well as building relationships both personally and professionally. On a typical night, Dr. Kestranek also enjoys relaxing with his girlfriend of five years, Kristin, and playing with his two dogs, Milo and Emma.
Meet the Team
Casey BruchTreatment Coordinator
Casey joined our team in September 2016. Her positive attitude and organizational skills make her a great asset to our team. In 2007, she graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree. Originally from Wooster, Ohio she moved to Columbus in 2014 and now resides in Granville with her husband, Tommy, their border collie/lab mix, Zippy, and cat, Ali. Casey’s family is also expanding, as her and her husband are expecting twins in fall of 2017. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, especially her nieces & nephews, working in her garden and any type of outdoor activities.
Andrea StokesRDH, BSDH, EFDA
Andrea has been an Elite Dental Hygienist since 2009. Her vast knowledge of Oral Health and her passion to educate patients makes her a key player to the team. Andrea graduated Cum Laude from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has a license to administer local anesthesia and is a certified Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary; allowing her to place fillings on her own. She currently resides in Newark with her husband, Matthew, son, Jayce and twin daughters Leighton & Kinsley. She enjoys spending time with family & friends, exercise, and the outdoors.
Morgan LiskRDH, BSDH
Morgan joined Elite Dental in May, 2014. She develops great rapport with her patients with her bubbly and energetic personality. Morgan strives to alleviate dental anxiety to promote a positive experience at every appointment. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from West Liberty University in 2013. She has a license to administer local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort during advanced procedures. Morgan is originally from Marietta, OH and currently resides here in New Albany. She loves spending time with family, especially her nephew, Aidan and niece, Ava. Her hobbies include shopping, wine tasting, traveling and hanging out with her dogs, Duke and Jazzy.
Jaycee BarneyDental Assistant
Jaycee joined The Elite Dental Team in July 2016. After high school, she continued her education at Dental Assistant Pro in Columbus, Ohio. Her commitment to the team and positive attitude are what make her a great asset to Elite Dental. Continuing her career, Jaycee plans to become a Certified Dental Assistant & EFDA as she collects her credentials. After moving to Marysville, Ohio from Utah in 2005, she now lives in New Albany, Ohio. In her free time she enjoys exercising, shopping, and spending time with her family & friends.
Melissa SchroederEFDA, RDH
Melissa moved to Columbus in December 2017 from Ottoville, OH. She attended Rhodes State College for dental hygiene and continued her education at Owens Community College to pursue becoming and Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary. Melissa practiced for 7 years before joining the Elite Dental team in April 2018. Her passion for dentistry and love of helping patients achieve a great smile make her a positive asset to the team. In her free time she enjoys working out, cooking, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and hanging out at Indian Lake.