Meet the Team

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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.


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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.


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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.


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Scheduling Coordinator

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.


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Orthodontic Assistant, EFDA

I enjoy the relationships I get to build with our patients and their families. We serve wonderful people, and I love seeing them gain confidence as their smiles transform! I bring patients into the clinic, make sure they’re comfortable in the chair, and prepare them for Dr. DeSantis. Then I stay chairside, to assist with the procedure and talk with the patient about what we’re doing.

My husband and I have two beautiful children — a boy and a girl — as well as a horse named Hemi. We enjoy trips to Disney, taking our boat out on the weekends, and playing at the park.


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Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

I like seeing the transformation within our patients from the start of the treatment to completion. It’s so much fun to watch my friends grow to love their smile, and become more confident and so much happier! Working in the clinic, I seat and prepare patients for treatment and explain what will happen. I stay at their side, to help Dr. DeSantis and support our patient.

I was born in New Orleans but raised in Florida. In my free time, I love to visit my family, attend concerts and sporting events, and I love to eat. I also love being a fur mom to my dog, Major, who’s a Husky/lab mix.


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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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