Marino Dental on Darrow — Office



381 Darrow Road
Akron, Ohio 44305
(330) 435-2646

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Our Staff

Carlo Marino, DDS


Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Carlo Marino, DDS began his undergraduate studies at the University of Toledo. In 1990, at The Ohio State University, he earned his DDS degree and met his future wife Angela. Following dental school, he completed his general practice residency at the Medical College of Ohio.

Carlo Marino, DDS has proudly been recognized 7 years in a row as one of Beacon’s Best Dentists. As owner of Dr. Marino & Associates for nearly 26 years, he feels everyone has the right to quality dental care. Carlo Marino, DDS has devoted his career to extensive advanced continuing education in implant placement & restoration, Cerec one day crowns, and laser technology. He takes pride in ensuring all of his locations have a stellar staff and practitioners to provide the same level of care he deems necessary to serve surrounding communities properly. All office locations are state of the art with digital radiography and OSHA & HIPPA compliance.

In his free time Dr Marino enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons, Michael, Steven, and Anthony. Favorite pastimes include saltwater fishing, boating, traveling and restoring a vintage mustang with his son.

Ted Schechter, DDS


Ted Schechter, DDS has been practicing in the Cleveland and Akron areas since 1976. His success in dentistry stems from his belief that everyone deserves exceptional oral care, and it is his passion to be able to provide the proper education, care and treatment to all of his patients at Marino Dental on Darrow. Our office is proud to acknowledge that Ted Schechter, DDS was designated by his peers the prestigious honor as one of Cleveland’s Top Dentists! Additionally, he was recognized as one of Beacon’s Best Dentists.

Ted Schechter, DDS grew up in Valley Stream, NY and attended Alfred University in Alfred, NY. After undergraduate school he settled in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. Outside of the office Ted Schechter, DDS enjoys dancing, bicycling and motorcycling. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their twelve grandchildren. The newest additions are beautiful twin girls!

Robert Dycman, DDS



Robert Dycman, DDS was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. After graduating from Liberty High School, Robert Dycman, DDS made his way to The Ohio State University and earned his BS and DDS in 1984. He began practicing dentistry in Northeastern Ohio. Additionally, Robert Dycman, DDS was recognized as one of Beacon’s Best Dentists.

Robert Dycman, DDS is married to Beth and they have two children, Taylor and Jared. He fill his weekends with family, sporting events, time in the gardening and traveling. Robert Dycman, DDS enjoys all aspects of dentistry but finds cosmetics particularly rewarding and enjoyable. During the school year, Robert Dycman, DDS donates his time and skills to treat underprivileged children.

Jessica Gruden, DMD



Jessica Gruden, DMD is passionate about her patients and restoring their confidence through proper treatment and education regarding oral health. She is known for going above and beyond for her patients, ensuring their comfort throughout their appointments.
Jessica Gruden, DMD was born and raised in Sagamore Hills. She graduated from Western Reserve Academy (Hudson, OH) in 2009. From there she spent a year abroad in Haslemere, England at the Royal School as a part of a secondary school exchange program. In 2013, she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Hiram College, receiving a bachelor of arts in Biomedical Humanities and Biochemistry.
At Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine she graduated with the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Jessica Gruden, DMD is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Akron Dental Association. Outside of dentistry, she is a member of the Alumni Association Board at WRA and a choir member of St. Barnabas Church in Northfield. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, exploring the great outdoors through running, biking, hiking, and the occasional swim, or relaxing at home while cross-stitching.

Angela Marino, DDS


Angela Marino, DDS is a general dentist practicing in the Greater Cleveland-Akron area since 1991. Her education began at Capital University, in Columbus, OH, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was admitted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She earned her dental degree at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where she met her future husband Carlo. After completion of her Dental Residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center, Angela Marino, DDS began her private practice career. The practice maintains consistent focus on keeping current with the latest technologies and innovations in the field of dentistry.

In 2015 Angela Marino, DDS took comprehensive advanced training in BOTOX, Dermal Fillers, lip augmentation & PRP Aesthetics at DentaSpa in Miami, FL. DentaSpa is the world’s leader in BOTOX® and dermal filler education exclusively for dental practitioners. Angela Marino, DDS is passionate about offering patients the benefits of injectables to create a dramatic result that can be completed in one visit. Procedures are painless, affordable and have no down time. Additionally, Angela Marino, DDS carries SkinMedica, a medical grade facial product line, at all locations to maintain your results by using take home products. Angela Marino, DDS continues to maintain her membership with International Academy of Facial Aesthetics.

Consultations are always complimentary for anyone interested in enjoying the benefits of Botox, Juvederm and Voluma, the new liquid face lift. Additional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Akron Dental Association, the American Association of Women Dentists, The Ohio State University Alumni Association & The Ohio State University Dental Alumni Society.

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