PART 2 of FOCUS ON THE TEAM, highlighting Smile Sarasota front office staff.
The dental office visit starts at the front door when our team greets you, and it is our job to make that start is a positive one and a pleasurable experience. Our dental front office is most often the first impression of your dental practice. It is their job to make sure our patients’ scheduling and financial needs as well as the needs of Dr. Still and our back office staff are taken care of. This creates a pleasant environment that invites our patients to keep coming back for their future dental care. If you take the time observe the three ladies at our front desk, this is probably what you will see: answering phones, making appointments, posting insurance payments, greeting patients, scanning charts, filing insurance claims, checking insurance benefits, checking out patients, recording probing depths for both of our hygienists, vacuuming the lobby, cleaning the bathroom, fixing computers, shredding unneeded documents, running reports, calling past due patients for re-care and delayed treatment, holding a patients’ baby while they were getting their x-rays, and…they are all SMILING! They help make your visit to Smile Sarasota a pleasurable experience and they always aim to exceed your expectations. Here is some background on the three wonderful ladies who are part of the glue that holds our office together:
Lori (Patient Coordinator) is originally from Goshen, Indiana and has been in dentistry for over 30 years, having been both a chairside assistant and front desk receptionist. She also has specialty experience in children’s dentistry. Lori has been with our office for more than 10 years. She is married and has one son and one granddaughter. She enjoys shopping, outdoor activities and is a live music enthusiast.
Wendy (Patient Coordinator & Dental Assistant) graduated from Weymouth North High School and continued her education at Aquinas Junior College, where she earned her Associate in Science Degree in Business. She also attended Northeastern University in cooperation with Tufts University School of Dentistry. She moved to Florida in 1989 and earned her Dental Auxiliary Expanded Duties at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She has worked in the field for over 20 years. Wendy is happily married and has two children. She enjoys gardening, travelling and country music.
Liz (Technology Coordinator) is a 4th generation Sarasotan and attended Palm Beach State College, where she graduated with an Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked as a dental hygienist and office manager in Sarasota for 24 years before becoming a computer consultant/trainer and web designer. Liz also spent several years selling, installing and training for a national dental software company. She coordinates our office technology and does our social media marketing to keep us on the leading-edge. Liz is married and enjoys the beach, reading, gardening, her YorkiePoo and music of all kinds.