Being an orthodontist is an honor for me. I feel truly blessed to be in such a caring and inspiring profession. Not only do I improve my patients’ oral health and make their smiles beautiful, but I help them feel better about themselves. I love that my days are spent surrounded by people making positive changes in their life. Being able to improve a person’s self-esteem and the confidence with which he or she moves through the world, by creating a new a smile, is fulfilling. I cannot imagine a more ideal profession! — Dr. Ira Weiss
Education and Continuing Education
- Undergraduate studies – The Ohio State University, and was accepted into Case Western Reserve University dental school via its early acceptance program
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
- Master of Science in orthodontics – Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
It is Dr. Weiss’s goal to continue to learn and expand his intellectual horizons. He participates in a wide range of dental and orthodontic continuing education. This ensures his patients receive the best care for their needs.
Dr. Weiss is an active member of the Chagrin Valley Study Club (past president), the Southwest/Greenbrier Dental Study Club (past president), and co-leader of the Spear Dental Study Club. In addition, he attends conferences, lectures, and seminars to learn about the latest technologies and treatments.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Ohio Dental Association, state delegate
- Cleveland Society of Orthodontists, past president
- Greater Cleveland Dental Society, board of trustees and editor
Dr. Weiss grew up in Cleveland Heights and has called Solon his home for more than 20 years. He and his wife, who is an art therapist, have been married three decades. They have three children who are extremely healthy and happy.
The couple’s oldest child lives in San Francisco and works for a very successful start-up company. Their middle child is a CPA and director of finance in Columbus with another successful start-up. Their youngest is in graduate school at Kent State University. Dr. Weiss’s family is rounded out by their Cavalier King Charles, Layla.
When he’s not working, Dr. Weiss enjoys staying active, whether by golfing, swimming, or lifting weights.
Dr. Weiss and his wife volunteer in homeless shelters, and feed those who are less fortunate. Additionally, his wife volunteers with hospice.