Meet The Staff

Administrative Team

Our extraordinary administrative team will guide you throughout your periodontal care, from your initial phone call to any question you may have.  They do so in a warm, respectful manner putting our patients’ needs first at all times.  They are understanding of the level of stress that can come with a dental appointment and will make sure you feel at ease throughout the process.  They are also highly proficient in maximizing your insurance benefits.

Theresa (Business Manager)

  • Graduated from Hygiene School: 1973
  • Years as Administrative Specialist: 2003
  • Year Joined SPA 2005
  • Hometown: Binghamton, NY


  • Years as Administrative Specialist: 1988
  • Joined SPA 2003
  • Hometown: Rochester, NY


  • Years as Administrative Specialist: 1988
  • Joined SPA 2003
  • Hometown: West Bury, NY


  • Years of Administrative Work: 2000
  • Joined SPA 2015
  • Hometown: Narragansett, Rhode Island


  • SPA Surgical Assistant (Dr. Hanan): 1992-2018
  • Years of Administrative Work: 2018
  • Joined SPA: 1992
  • Hometown: Winter Haven, FL


  • Years as Administrative Specialist: 2002
  • Joined SPA 2017
  • Hometown: Woodhaven, MI


  • Graduated Hygiene School: 1977
  • Years as Administrative Specialist: 2018
  • Joined SPA 2018
  • Hometown: Scituate, MA


Our exceptional surgical assistants play a significant role in educating our patients on all aspects of their oral and systemic health.  They are highly trained and have years of experience.  They excel at making our patients comfortable and informed, helping them understand everything related to their condition.  Our surgical assistants help our team exceed our patients’ expectations throughout their care.


  • Year Started as Sx Assistant 1988
  • Joined SPA 1988
  • Hometown: Sarasota, FL


  • Year Started 1996
  • Joined SPA 2019
  • Hometown: Plant City, FL


  • Year Started 2014
  • Joined SPA 2015
  • Hometown: Bradenton, FL


  • Year Started: 1997
  • Joined SPA 2016
  • Hometown: Burlington, VT


  • Year Started: 2007
  • Joined SPA: 2017
  • Hometown: Wooster, OH


  • Year Started: 2017
  • Joined SPA: 2017
  • Hometown: Bradenton, FL


Our outstanding hygienists are intricate in supporting our patients’ oral health.  They are passionate about advancing the art and science of the dental and periodontal hygiene profession.  They strive to educate our patients regarding their periodontal condition, how it affects their systemic health, and how to manage it daily through proper oral hygiene instructions.  Because they are able to evaluate our patients periodically, they play a key role in helping us in early diagnosis and prevention.  In order to maintain the highest standard of care, our team of hygienist regularly attend continuing education seminars aimed at enhancing their knowledge of research based emerging technologies and therapies.


  • Year stared 1982
  • Year stared with spa 1998
  • Hometown: Sarasota, FL


  • Year Started 1993
  • Year Joined SPA 1995
  • Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Year Started 2001
  • Year joined SPA 2001
  • Hometown: Sarasota, FL


  • Year Started 2008
  • Joined SPA 2008
  • Hometown: Sarasota, FL


  • Year Started 2001
  • Joined SPA 2017
  • Hometown: Lakeland, FL