Meet Our Team

Appointment Coordinator

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    Denise joined Smile Naples’ team in 2019 as an appointment coordinator. She worked in dentistry for over 15 years, then went into the medical field where she worked in reception in radiology, endocrinology, gynecology, and family medicine. She always had a love for dentistry and was happy to get back into the field in 2019. Denise and her husband of almost 35 years have a terrific friendship. They enjoy traveling together, specifically, on cruises. They’ve been on over 20! A favorite destination so far was to Spain, and they are looking forward to going to Italy in the future. They have a boat of their own and are on it as much as possible. They have a daughter and two grandkids, who are their greatest joys!


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    Larissa is a Registered Dental Hygienist, and has been cleaning teeth for over 25 years, working in our office since 2018. She began her career as a dental assistant, therefore possessing additional clinical skills that are invaluable to our office. She attended hygiene school in Gainesville, all while working. As you would expect, she became a huge Gator fan. (As anyone in Gainesville would, in that spirited environment!) Larissa has a real love for helping others. She is super knowledgeable of the correlation between oral health and overall health and is a natural educator. Larissa is one of seven siblings, all out of town, and is pleased to work at Smile Naples as she feels she has found her chosen family in both her co-workers and her patients.

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    Cindy has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for almost 30 years, years, working in our office since 2015. She was a dental assistant for 10 years prior to that. She has experience working for an oral surgeon as well as a periodontist. Cindy is passionate about educating our patients about oral health, prevention, and improving home care. She often looks forward to seeing a patient at their re-care appointment and is driven by the improvement she sees in their oral health after taking her advice. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys gardening, watching baseball, and college football. Each year, Cindy participates in Our Cure PSP Awareness and Memorial Walk. She is dedicated to fundraising/raising awareness to fight Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Certified Dental Assistants

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    Andie has been a dental assistant at Smile Naples since 2019, and is no stranger to dentistry! She has been working in the field for over 33 years. She has experience working in both the “front” (administrative) and the “back” (clinical) of the office. Andie and her husband, Charlie, have been married for almost 30 years. They have a very smart (and funny!) son with an associate’s degree from Florida SouthWestern State College. He did dual enrollment his senior year of high school and was able to accomplish his degree in one year! We treat generations of families at our office; Andie enjoys working with big families, as she is one of seven herself! Her outgoing and friendly personality will make you feel at ease when coming to your dental appointment.

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    Karla is the newest member of our dental family.  She joined our practice in November 2023.  Karla has over 19 years as a dental assistant; her experience is evident.  Karla's work ethic is incredible.  She is dedicated to always doing things the right way.  She makes a point of connecting and helping our patients feel comfortable during their dental visits.  She enjoys nature walks, swimming and cycling.  Karla is very close with her family.  She is married over 28 years and has two adult sons that are fitness instructors.  They have 1 dog named Baki.  He is a german shephard/lab mix and loves joining Karla on her nature walks an car rides.  Karla is a terrific addition to the Smile Naples Team.

Helping Hands

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    Christina is our hygiene assistant and Danielle’s (Practice Manager's) younger sister.  She began working with us in 2020. Christina helps our hygienists rotate rooms and does their periodontal charting. Our clinicians consider themselves spoiled since she sterilizes and restocks their instruments and is always there to help if they are in a pickle! Christina wears many hats in our office, from x-rays/photos, to charting/treatment planning, restocking/inventory, and cleaning/organizing.  Over the years she has mastered taking digital scans and even assists with lab work.  Christina helps out wherever it is needed.

Practice Manager

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    Danielle’s first job as a teenager in 1995 was for Smile Naples’ previous dentist, rotating rooms, sterilizing instruments, confirming appointments, and filing charts. She earned her dental assisting and x-ray certifications at the University of Florida during her senior year and was able to participate in the “co-op” program at school which allowed her to work full time, gain experience and get school credit for it. She left the office in 1999 for college, all while working in the dental field. She later joined her dental family once again in 2011. Danielle has over 27 years experience working in general dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, periodontal surgery, and endodontics. She has been a floater, appointment coordinator, hygiene assistant, certified dental assistant, patient coordinator, and now practice manager. Working the many different positions has given her a full understanding of the duties and what can make things smoother. She is always working on growing herself, and has had extensive training in management, leadership, and is a certified life coach and Stephen Minister. Danielle now proudly manages the office, focusing on customer service, quality work, and doing things with compassion and integrity. She is committed to the triple win: The Patients Win, The Team Members Win, and The Doctor Wins!

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