Front Office Team
Lauren – Office Manager
Lauren majored in Marketing (with a minor in Management) at Western Kentucky University. Today, she loves working with such a fabulous team – after all, without them, the practice itself would not be possible. She adores her loving and strong family, and her hobbies include being at the beach, running, cheering on the Florida Gators, spending time outside, and hanging out with her husband. She also monograms everything.
Meagan – Head of Operative Department
Originally from Pataskala, OH, Meagan received her education from Daytona State College. She loves the amazing staff she works with here and being able to see patients leave our office with confident and beautiful smiles.
Meagan has a large and loving family, and her hobbies include being at the beach, spending time with her husband dog Zoey, and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes. She once jumped out of an airplane at 15,000 feet!
Nikki – Director of Hygiene Care
Nikki became a member of our practice 13 years ago, and she loves getting to know so many patients through her job. She has her Associates in Science Degree in Architectural Design and Construction Technology from Daytona State College.
Born in Boone, NC, Nikki has been married to her husband Steve for 22 years now and has an amazing family. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, listening to music, photography, military aircraft, and keeping up with FSU football.
Debbie W. – Front Desk
Debbie has 12 years of experience in dentistry so far, first joining our practice one and a half years ago. She received her education at Daytona State University and loves interacting with patients every day.
Originally from Plantation, FL, Debbie actually grew up as the only American in her family. Today, she has been married for 27 years and has one daughter and one son. Her hobbies include decorating, gardening, and baking.
Teresa - Insurance Specialist/Financial Coordinator
Teresa is from Brockton, MA, and she’s been a member of our dental team for three and a half years now, first starting in the dental field 15 years ago. She attended Massasolt Community College for two years before attending Kinyon Campbell Business School to become a certified medical office specialist. She loves spending time with coworkers and helping patients.
Teresa has the most supportive, loving family ever, and she never considers anyone she meets a stranger. Her hobbies include walking her dog Mia, cooking, doing yoga, and listening to live music on the beach.
Mary – Front Desk
Mary has been working in the dental field for an impressive 31 years so far. She attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with patients!
Mary is originally from Syracuse, NY, and her family consists of her husband, her three children, and her three grandchildren. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors, walking, biking, going to the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Registered Dental Hygienist Team
Daniella – Registered Dental Hygienist
Daniella has been working in dentistry for four years now, and she’s about to celebrate her three year anniversary here at the practice. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also certified in local anesthesia. Her favorite part of her job is developing such warm relationships with the patients.
Daniella is from Bogotá, Colombia, and she comes from a family of five. Today, she is married and has a baby on the way, as well as two Labs. When she isn’t busy at the office, she enjoys spending time with family, playing soccer, CrossFit, traveling, and doing anything that involves water.
Ruth – Registered Dental Hygienist
Ruth first joined the practice in 2009, and she’s been working in dentistry for 20 years and counting. Originally from Ormond Beach, she received her education at DBCC (now Daytona State College). Her favorite part of her job is seeing patients who are very satisfied with the care they receive.
Ruth has been married to her best friend for 33 years, and they have two beautiful daughters together and two amazing grandchildren. Outside of the office, she is very active with fundraising, events with their airboat club, and the American Cancer Society (Team YOLO). Other than that, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends above all else. In the past, she was actually the first gymnast to Ormond Beach to qualify and compete in the state competition.
Ivy – Registered Dental Hygienist
Ivy became a member of our dental team three and a half years ago, and she has 19 years of overall experience. Originally from Albany, GA, she attended both Darton College and Valdosta State University. She also has her certification in administering local anesthesia. Today, her favorite part of her job is being able to build such strong relationships with her patients.
Ivy has been married to her artist husband Josh for 18 years, and they have two daughters and a menagerie of pets. When she isn’t busy at the office, she enjoys stand-up paddleboarding, going to the beach, and cooking for her friends and family. She’s also ambidextrous.
Laurie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Laurie became a member of our team 13 years ago, and she’s been working in dentistry for 22 years so far. She attended both Bergen Community College in New Jersey and Santa Fe Community College, graduating from her dental hygiene school with honors. She is also certified and trained in a wide variety of skills, including the delivery of local anesthesia, CPR, VELscope, ARESTIN, fluoride application, and sealant placement. What she enjoys most about her work is helping patients develop an individualized treatment program for better lifelong oral health.
Laurie has two wonderful sons and an amazing husband, as well as two cats and one dog. Her interests outside of dentistry including spend time outdoors, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, cooking, and doing volunteer work.
Teal – Registered Dental Hygienist
Teal has been working in dentistry for seven years now, first joining our practice one and a half years ago. She attended Daytona State College and also has her EFDA and local anesthetic certifications. She Her favorite part of her work is building relationships with the patients.
Originally from Flagler Beach, Teal has a very loving family, and she enjoys spending time with her son and being a good mother outside of the office. Something interesting about her is that she is actually named after a dog.
Dental Assistant Team
Barbara – Dental Assistant
Barbara first joined our practice 12 ½ years ago, with 35 years of experience in the overall field of dentistry. She received her education from the College of Southern Maryland and also has her EFDA and CPR certifications. Her favorite part of her job is the connection she forms with her patients and the joy of working with such a great staff.
Barbara is from Akron, OH, and her family consists of her wonderful son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. When she isn’t busy at the practice, she enjoys volunteering at the ministry, spending time with pets, bird watching, reading, gardening, and traveling. She also loves the elderly.
Debbie T. – Dental Assistant
Debbie is from Daytona Beach, and she’s been a member of our team for 26 years now, with 30 years of overall dental world experience. She attended Daytona Beach Community College and has her certifications in EFDA, radiology, and CPR. She loves being able to help people achieve a beautiful smile through her work.
Debbie has an amazing forever boyfriend, an 11 year old daughter, and another daughter who’s currently attending the University of Florida. When she isn’t working, she enjoys going to the beach, decorating her new home, and hanging out with family. Something interesting about her is that she actually has two different colored eyes (green and hazel).
Melissa – Dental Assistant
Melissa is from Town N’Country in Tampa, FL, and she’s been working in dentistry for 25 years and counting, first joining our team 15 years ago. She received her education from Daytona Community College and also attended the dental assisting program at Bradenton Technical School. She loves assisting the doctors and meeting new people through her job.
Melissa has a son and three wonderful grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, exercising, and canoeing.