Meet the Team

AnaStaff Photo

Financial Coordinator

I love building connections with patients and their families at Atlantic Orthodontics. It’s rewarding to meet people at the beginning of treatment and see each become happier and more confident as they achieve a great smile! I work with patients and parents on financial matters, including reviewing insurance, filing claims, and following up on submissions. I also collect and track monthly payments from patients.

My free time is spent with my family. I’m married and have two college-aged children. We often spend weekends boating, fishing, cruising in our RV, or just enjoying the outdoors.


AprilStaff Photo

Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

I really enjoy working with our patients as they transform their smile and change their lives. It’s amazing to watch each person gain confidence and become more outgoing as they see the change in their appearance. I work in the clinic: seating patients, preparing them for the doctor, and assisting Dr. DeSantis with patient care. I also track and order the clinical supplies.

Originally from Connecticut, I moved to Florida in 2012. I’m currently single but have a baby girl namd Callie; she’s a red-headed Chihuahua and also a cancer survivor. In my free time, I like to shop ’til I drop, take trips to Disney and Universal, and host game nights for family and friends on the weekends.


CrystalStaff Photo

Treatment Coordinator, Orthodontic Assistant, Community Outreach, Tooth Fairy

I enjoy serving our patients and their families to make sure they feel at home, informed, and comfortable in our care. A lot of people start treatment feeling uncertain about their appearance. As they see a new smile appear, they become so much happier and outgoing! I’m the point person for new patients: I walk them through their consultation, review treatment options and fees, and answer questions. I also assist Dr. DeSantis with procedures in the clinic.

In my free time, I enjoy running, biking, staying active, and good fellowship with friends and family. I’ve been married for more than 20 years and have four biological children. Earlier this year we expanded our family by hosting two international students: one from China and the other from the Dominican Republic.


HeatherStaff Photo

Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

I thoroughly enjoy the relationships I get to build with our patients and their families. They become an extension of my family and I’m so happy they’re in my life! Because I work at the front desk, I get to know everyone and love seeing each person’s new smile as it appears. I answer the phone and assist with scheduling and rescheduling of appointments. I also help answer financial questions and process payments.

My husband and I have known each other since high school. We have an amazing, wild young son and are expecting a second son in March 2018. We have a small petting zoo at home, which consists of two very rambunctious pit bills and three cats. There’s never a dull moment! When time permits, we enjoy canoeing, fishing, camping, and exploring all that nature has to offer.


VanessaStaff Photo

Public Relations Coordinator

I love working at Atlantic Orthodontics, where I meet people who are strangers when they start care and finish treatment as part of our family! I handle everything related to the planning, implementation, and tracking of our practice marketing program. It’s fun to engage with and educate the community about how we change lives and answer questions about the treatment experience.

Outside of work, I love being with my husband Edgar and our daughter Neyzza. We have a dog, Chloe, and a dwarf hamster, Gray, too. We love time at the beach, and swim, play volleyball, and travel as often as we can. We’re also active in our community with San Sebastian Catholic Church, Habitat for Humanity, and Epic Behavioral Healthcare facilities.

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