Meet Our Team
Wendy, Patient Coordinator
Wendy is our patient coordinator for Dental Buddies as well as our insurance coordinator for both Dental Partners and Dental Buddies. Wendy’s career in dentistry began as a dental assistant, I guess you could say she almost has done it all in a dental practice. We are thrilled to have her represent us at Dental Buddies!
In addition to scheduling our Pediatric patients, Wendy works with families making sure that their dental benefits are in order. Questions about coverage? Give her a call!
While not in the office Wendy enjoys traveling and visiting our Florida beaches with her family and friends including her 2 wonderful children.
Aly, Dental Hygienist
Aly, a skilled certified Registered Dental Hygienist, loves taking care of kids! Aly enjoys educating her patients on dental care and encourages everyone to maintain healthy oral habits to maintain complete health. Providing dental services at a young age molds children to be committed to good consistent oral care. She makes patients feel comfortable during their appointment and interjects fun while performing her magical cleanings.
When not in the office, you can find Aly with her husband, 3 children, and dogs at a motor cross track competing on quads. They all enjoy camping, traveling, and anything outdoors. It’s always fun to hear about their adventures!
Katrina, Dental Assistant
Katrina, our lead Expanded Function Dental Assistant, shares a passionate personality while helping patients maintain their healthy smiles.
As one of our certified Healthystart™ team members, Katrina educates parents and children about the advantages of the Healthystart™ program and how it may enhance the long-term oral health of the child.
Katrina is also our technical specialist when it comes to our dental technology and team training, and keeps our offices stocked with dental materials and supplies.
During her days off, Katrina spends time traveling and enjoying the beautiful outdoors with family, friends, and her precious daughter Tatiyana.
Samantha, Dental Assistant
Originally from Michigan Samantha has lived in beautiful Florida for more than 33 years. As an expanded function dental assistant, Samantha is passionate about helping our patients of all ages overcome their dental fears and genuinely loves seeing them achieve their best smiles. Since 2014, she has assisted chairside. We are fortunate to have her on both of our teams; Dental Partners and Dental Buddies.
Samantha spends her free time with family and friends traveling throughout Florida hunting for fossilized shark teeth and other fossilized treasures that the waterways and land are hiding. In addition, Samantha and her husband keep quite busy with their 2 beautiful children, Madison and Bryson.
Shirley, Business Manager
As our Business Manager, Shirley oversees the daily operations of the practice so our professional team can provide the best possible care and services for our patients.
With her dedication and caring personality, Shirley makes sure the team and all of our patients are well taken care of. From the first call through the entire appointment, we work to create a great dental experience with every patient we see.
She is married with two fabulous children that keep her on the go. In her spare time, Shirley enjoys being crafty and creative. She loves to paint and create beautiful works of art.
Leah, Director of Marketing
As the Director of Marketing, Leah supports both Dental Buddies and Dental Partners of Vero Beach with coordinating everything marketing: outreach, education programs, lectures, and public relations. Her professional career as a marketing strategist has spanned numerous years in the healthcare arena and various other industries.
A native of New York, Leah and her husband Jan moved to Vero in 2013 to be closer to their grown children and their 3 beautiful grandchildren. When not in the office, you can find her enjoying her family, friends, and their Havanese Layla relaxing and taking in all that Florida has to offer.