Kirsten is a third-generation Floridian who grew up in Gainesville and Sarasota. After graduating from Riverview High School, Kirsten received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Florida. While in school, Kirsten worked in research labs in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, as well as in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Kirsten always wanted a career in healthcare. After completing her undergraduate degree, she went on to complete her degree in Dental Hygiene from Santa Fe College in Gainesville.
Kirsten’s favorite part of being a hygienist is meeting and developing relationships with her patients and their families. She enjoys hearing about what’s new and exciting in their lives. She loves the fact that she can help these people to preserve their teeth and smile.
In her spare time, Kirsten loves spending time with her family, learning how to cook new exotic dishes, and rooting for the Florida Gators!
Mary Ann | Practice Manager
Although she was born in Michigan, at the age of 4 her family moved to Florida and she feels she is a “true Floridian.” She graduated from Southeast High School and trained at Manatee Technical Institute in Bradenton to become a Certified Dental Assistant in the State of Florida. She began her dental career in the orthodontic field, where she learned all of the facets of the dental field in chairside assisting, patient treatment planning, patient scheduling and orthodontic lab procedures. She has more than 18 years in Dental Practice Management.
Some of her accomplishments include: JP Periodontal Institute, Dr. Dick Barnes Practice Development, Schuster Management Program, D.O.C. Oral Sedation, Align/Invisilign, Lumineers, Dentrix advanced training, H&R Block Tax Course and the Amscot Tax Course. She is currently a Notary in the State of Florida.
In our practice, Mary Ann is responsible for coordinating the financial prospects of our patients’ treatment plans and tracking patients’ accounts. Behind the scenes, she assures the practice runs efficiently and effectively, while keeping patient care as her top priority.
Mary Ann enjoys her weekends with her husband, Jim, their son, Jimmy, daughter-in-law, April, and granddaughter, Riley.