Our Talented Team – Dedicated To You                     

Claudia Florez – Certified Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Venezuela, Claudia came to our practice with over 10 years of experience in the dental field. She is fluent in Spanish and English. She has vast experience in restorative and hospital dentistry and has been with our practice since 2007. Her greatest reward is making the children smile as she helps patients have a good experience. She is mom to Antonella and Giovanni Alexander. When she is not working at the office, she enjoys reading, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.


Melissa Siona – PatienT CAre SPecialist

Melissa joined our office shortly after moving from Chicago.  She is a dental assistant by profession and has worked in customer care since she was a teenager. At our office, Melissa is in charge of making sure everything goes smoothly with your visit. She enjoys interacting with patients and seeing how positive experiences can be life changing for them. She loves beach sunsets, photography, art and spending time with her nephews and nieces.  


Kayla Calderon – Certified Dental Assistant

Kayla was born and raised in Florida. Before becoming a dental assistant, she worked as a private nanny. Her passion for babies and children is apparent in the sweet way she relates to our patients. She is in charge of our babies and toddler program at the office. Kayla is a mom to her daughter, Paisley. Outside of the office, she enjoys reading and watching the beautiful sunsets.


Kandi Jackels – Patient care specialist 

A native Floridian, Kandi was born and raised here in Sarasota. Over the last 25 years, she has worked as a personal nanny, a preschool teacher, an assistant director, and a 911 dispatcher for Sarasota County. Kandi is in charge of patient relations and loves providing children with a positive experience. She also enjoys bowling, going to the theater and is very active at church. Along with her husband, they have a blended family of 5 children.