Meet The Doctors
Ellen Saslaw, DDS
Dr. Ellen Saslaw grew up in Worthington and attended Ohio State University for both her undergraduate degree in spanish and for dental school. She graduated in 2010 and worked in a private practice in Cleveland before moving back to her hometown of Columbus. She is very happy to be joining the Pure Smiles team and really enjoys treating patients of all ages. She also loves to perform cosmetic fillers and is excited to be able to offer these services.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends, working out, hiking, cooking, and listening to podcasts.
Alex Hradek, DDS
Dr. Alex Hradek was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Following high school Dr. Hradek began his journey at Case Western Reserve University where he achieved a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. He commissioned in the United States Army Reserve in 2013 and continued his education at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. In 2017, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery and joined the active component of the United States Army as a general dentist. Dr. Hradek was stationed at Ft. Polk, Louisiana and in 2018, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support.
Dr. Hradek’s areas of expertise include general and cosmetic dentistry, CAD/CAM and digital dentistry, obstructive sleep apnea, and single and multi-unit prosthodontics. Dr. Hradek enjoys building relationships, helping patients with their oral health, and helping them achieve a healthy smile for life.
Dr. Hradek’s hobbies include spending time with family, reading, and strength and endurance training.
- Case Western Reserve University - Bachelor of Science in biochemistry
- The Ohio State School of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Surgery
- Combat Action Badge
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Afghanistan Campaign Medal
- NATO Medal during deployment in Afghanistan