Our Team

Dentists Serving Patients in Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton & Nearby Areas of Florida

Our Sarasota & Venice dental team is an amazing and caring group of people who truly enjoy helping others, as well as learning and growing daily with a focus on continuing and never-ending improvement.  They will happily help you coordinate your visits and accommodations with us and help make other arrangements for your stay in the Sarasota or Venice areas.

Sarasota

Lisa P., Treatment Coordinator

Pamela M., Registered Dental Hygienist 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A native of Sarasota, Pamela first joined the USAF for Medical Technologies, and discovered an interest in dentistry through an Oral Surgery rotation.  Acquiring her Dental Hygiene Science degree from St. Petersburg College and Periodontal Programs at UF College of Dentistry, she has practiced Dental Hygiene for 29 years.  Currently a consultant for Dental Hygiene boards for both the State of Florida and the Northeast Regional Boards, she enjoys sharing the views of dentistry and the future challenges that will be faced in practicing dentistry, as is in medicine in the coming years.

Nichol H., Registered Dental Hygienist

Originally from New Jersey, I first entered dentistry in 1989 and was an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for 11 years before deciding to go to dental hygiene school to be a hygienist.  I enjoy patient relationships and providing my own unique way of comfort and style, so continuing my education in dentistry to be a hygienist has allowed me to do that.  I attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of N.J. and graduated in 1999.  I graduated with Phi Theta Kappa standing and moved to Florida in 2000.  From there I started a family.  I have 2 two beautiful children: a six year old son, who loves martial arts and school,  and a two year old daughter who is as sweet as pie!!   My hobbies are going to the beach, traveling, playing with my children and walking my Doberman, Ashe.   At the Smile Centre, we all have a way of providing care to each patient on an individual needs basis with thoroughness and comfort.  It’s very rewarding to watch a person who, prior to seeing us, struggled keeping up with their oral health learn how to become healthy and feeling good through techniques such as periodontal therapy and nutritional education. 

Brette H., Registered Dental Hygienist

1995 was the year I got my start in dentistry and haven't looked back since! My father, a general dentist in Chicago, served as my mentor. He taught me very valuable lessons and techniques that I still use to this day. A dental assisting background gave me the foundation I needed to start my career as a hygienist. I attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and received my Bachelor of Science with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2003. Currently, I hold 3 active licenses to practice in Illinois, Missouri and Florida. I've worked and volunteered in a variety of settings and love motivating my patients everyday. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and little boy. I love to write and update my family blog periodically. You may see me at either office- Venice or Sarasota, depending on the day. I look forward to meeting you. In the meantime, don't forget to brush and floss!

 

The Venice Team

Claudell C., Treatment Coordinator

Brian C., Insurance & Patient Care Coordinator

I am a Guest Services Representative and I am here to try and help our guest though every stage of their treatment.  Being able to help our guests on all levels of treatment from maintaining a healthy mouth to full mouth reconstruction is a great feeling.  In the six years that I have been working with The Smile Centre I have met some great people and seen some great restorations.  Our doctors are all committed to creating restorations that look and feel like natural teeth.  Our practice is committed to using the most current proven technology available.

 

Cynthia T., Patient Care Coordinator

Born in Salina, Kansas and raised in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I moved to Venice, Florida in 2006. My professional background is banking for 17 years, General Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Orthodontics for 8 years, where I was a chairside assistant with expanded duties, in Florida and South Carolina. Having read most books written on Clara Barton, as a little girl, I knew I wanted to be in healthcare. I really enjoy helping people in any capacity. Working at the Smile Centre has helped me continue this endeavor. The doctors and staff are extremely knowledgeable and truly care about each patient individually. I am a single mother of 3 daughters, 2 of which are in college for nursing and 1 in hospitality. I enjoy working out, walking, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

Audrey L., Registered Dental Hygienist

As a hygienist, I look forward to the opportunity to assist our patients with their dental needs to ensure healthy smiles and to make each visit a pleasant one.  Each patient has specific needs and varying anxiety levels with each dental visit.  My goal is to provide exceptional oral healthcare and education while making the dental visit a rewarding experience for the patient.  I have been practicing dental hygiene for six years with The Smile Centre sharing almost three of those years with me.  I welcome any and all of your questions regarding your oral health as I love to share my knowledge with my patients, especially if I know it will benefit them and their health.  My favorite thing about working at The Smile Centre is being part of such a wonderful, friendly, professional team.  Our practice is amazing; I think you’ll think so, too.  I look forward to your visit!

Lisa M., Certified Dental Assistant

Just one of the reasons I enjoy being a dental assistant here at The Smile Centre is I have the pleasure of working with doctors that genuinely care about their patient’s needs and comfort level.  Our team is exceptionally unique in every way and they make everyone feel welcome – just like family!  The entire team has a great desire to continue to educate themselves and our patients on how to obtain and maintain good oral health.  It is important to understand that conditions in our oral health are connected to our overall health.  It’s a great feeling being able to help our patients feel more confident about their smile!  How healthy is your smile?  See you soon!

Dina C., Certified Dental Assistant

Having always wanted to living near the beach, my family and I moved to Florida from Long Island, New York in 2006.  I have been in the dental field for 17 years in total and I completed my Dental Assistant Radiographer`s certificate and license for the State of Florida along with Expanded Functions for Dental Assisting at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  Before moving, I graduated from Long Island Beauty School and continued at Loraine's Academy in St. Petersburg, FL, where I received my cosmetology licensure.  I really enjoy helping people achieve their overall health and beauty goals.  I've been married to my husband, Vincent, for 18 years and have 2 children, Joseph, 20, currently enrolled at Lake-Sumter Community College and Dominic, 11, who enjoys Karate and Lacrosse.  I look forward to meeting you!

Sarasota and Venice

Mike Stanley, Technical Equipment and Lab Specialist

Mike has spent most of his life so far on the Gulf Coast of Florida, enjoying the opportunities for year-round outdoor activities. After studying Chemistry, Education and Computer Programming at Eckerd College and USF-Tampa, he found ways to use that varied education and knowledge in a single field: Dentistry.  During his many years at The Smile Centre, he has served as Chairside Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary, and helped incorporate many of new advances in dental technology.  Beginning with some of the first computers in a dental office to the latest CAT-Scan 3D x-ray machines and CAD-CAM “crowns in a day” ceramic crown fabrication he has helped The Smile Centres maintain their technological edge while retaining their patient-centered focus. 

Tricia S., Business Administrator

By the time I was six, I knew that I would enjoy a profession in helping people stay healthy:  mind, body, soul…and later, finances.  My love to learn and grow had me always seeking a career that brought fulfillment from sharing with others and seeing their lives positively change through genuine caring and high quality services.  Having graduated with a Bachelors Degree in the Biological Sciences with a minor focus on Business from Rice University, Houston, Texas, I launched into the business and computer systems consulting world for a few years before getting back to my original dreams of healthcare. 

Having worked in a plethora of industries in both large corporate environments as well as small private companies, I can honestly say upon joining this team, it was immediately apparent that The Smile Centre was special.  With Dr. Stanley’s visionary leadership uniquely combined with his genuine caring and selflessness in always wanting the best for others, The Smile Centre shines above all others in the implementation of its mission and vision to provide exceptionally high quality care to our patients in a relaxed friendly environment all while being intently focused on keeping up with the advances in healthcare and technology and providing extensive training to our team.  This is a quite a feat for any company, of course; however, seeing The Smile Centre team strive so diligently year after year towards setting and achieving a new and higher standard of dental care and concern for its guests has been one of the greatest joys of my life.

If you live near Sarasota, Bradenton, or Venice, Florida and you’re looking for world class dental care in a truly gentle, caring and relaxed environment, you’re in the right spot!  We’re excited to meet you!

We are VERY Proud of Our Sarasota & Venice Dentistry Team!