Meet The Dental Hygienists
With Smiles in the Gardens since 2005
Sara was born in Delaware and has been in the dental field since 1988. She is married to RJ and has a daughter Delaney. Her favorite part about working in dentistry is providing quality dental care to patients who have become friends. Her hobbies include being a mom!! She loves entertaining with friends, cooking, baking and watching her husband golf. Sara’s family of pets are named after the characters from “Friends”. Sara has also been on Air Force One!
With Smiles in the Gardens since 2006
Ellen was born in New York City and has been in the dental field since 1992. She has a small, very lovable family that has grown with a new generation, a sweet granddaughter, and a great nephew. Spending time with them is precious to her. Ellen’s favorite part about working in dentistry is that she gets to know all the patients and learns from every person. She enjoys providing individuals with kind, gentle, and excellent oral health care. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, traveling, cooking, and health & wellness. Her favorite thing to do is walking in nature.
With Smiles in the Gardens since 2014
Nicole was born in Ft. Lauderdale and has been in the dental field since 2008. Nicole is a Registered Dental Hygienist, has her Local Anesthesia Certification, and is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. She is married to Max and has a terror kitty named Pippy. She is no stranger to the dental chair so she can relate to most patients, especially those who may be anxious. Nicole likes to take the time to explain procedures and educate patients. She finds it especially rewarding to see those same people start to enjoy coming back to the dentist. Nicole’s hobbies include swimming, shopping, spending time with friends, volleyball, Gator and Packer football. Nicole is a Christmas lover! She actually gets excited when she hears Christmas music and commercials in September.
With Smiles in the Gardens since 2015
Kristen grew up in Middletown, RI and has been in the field of dentistry since 2011. Kristen is certified in local anesthesia and is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. She lives with boyfriend Matt and yellow lab Myla. Her favorite thing about dentistry is educating and connecting with patients, having the ability to comfort those with dental anxiety during their treatments, and watching them leave feeling a bit more at ease. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with friends, kayaking, snorkeling, biking, hiking, boating, exploring new restaurants, and of course everything Red Sox and Patriots. An interesting thing about Kristen is that she loves to take in old furniture to repurpose it!
With Smiles in the Gardens since 2016
Maggie has been in the dental field for 30 years. She loves applying current trends in dentistry, nutrition, and science to patient care. Maggie says that the professional relationships that she has made with patients are the most precious to her. Outside of the office, Maggie is an animal lover who is a passionate volunteer at “Save the Chimps” Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Fort Pierce. She is also a butterfly gardener who’s been welcoming the flying flowers into her garden for about 15 years. She also is a student of yoga since 2010. Maggie was raised in the Alleghany Valley of Pennsylvania and is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan!
With Smiles in the Gardens since 2016
Ashlea has been in the field of dentistry since 2014. She is certified in local anesthesia. She loves being able to make a difference in the lives of our patients one smile at a time. She also enjoys helping patients with oral health education and making them feel comfortable in a dental office. Outside of the office, she enjoys anything that has to do with exploring Florida. As a native of Iowa, she’s made it her goal to try out everything the Florida lifestyle has to offer. Ashlea loves talking in accents, make her show you on your next visit!