Meet The Team

 

Our Ocala Dentistry Team

Administrators - Dental Assistants - Hygienists



Valerie

Business Administrator

Hi, my name is Valerie and I am the Business Administrator for the practice.
I enjoy all the changes and new advancements that dentistry has to offer and I love that Dr. Sutton continually attends courses so our patients can benefit from these advancements. 

I feel confident talking to patients about their care because I know that Dr. Sutton recommends treatment to his patients as he would his own family. I also enjoy my job because I get to share my time at work with such a talented team of professionals who are all committed to the same goal of ensuring that our patients have the best possible experience while receiving the best possible care. 

When not at work, I love spending time with my husband and our three daughters.


Jovita

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Jovita. I have been assisting Dr. Sutton since 2008. I am a graduate of the College of Central Florida Dental Assisting Program in Ocala, Florida and have passed the Dental Assisting National Board Examination. The dental field is ever changing and I am always eager to expand my knowledge through continuing education classes.

I love working with Dr. Sutton because he is very thorough and cares for each of our patients. It is the most rewarding feeling to be able to give a person back their smile. Having access to all of the updated equipment helps us provide easy and accurate treatment for our patients.

In my free time I love to spend every minute with my husband and our two boys.


Rabecca

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Rabecca. I'm a graduate of the College of Central Florida Dental Assisting program. Since then, I have been working for Dr. Sutton and expanding my knowledge of dentistry. 

Working for Dr. Sutton has given me the opportunity to learn many new things. I am so fortunate to work at an office that truly cares for each and every one of our patients and strives to give them the best dental care possible. 

When I'm not in the office, I enjoy spending time at the beach with family and friends, watching movies, shopping or being out on the water.


Karina

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Karina. I graduated from the College of Central Florida Dental Assisting program. My fascination with dentistry started when I had braces.   Since then I have enjoyed broadening my knowledge of the field. 

I enjoy working with Dr. Sutton and learning new things.   There are many fun and different things to discover and our patients are awesome!

When I'm not in the office, I enjoy all things crafty.  I love to draw, paint and sew in my spare time.


Abby

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, I'm Abby and I'm one of the Registered Dental Hygienists in our office. I started with Dr. Sutton in 2014 and have over 14 years of dental experience. I got my start in the dental field as a Certified Dental Assistant, after graduating from CFCC's dental assisting program. I always knew that dental hygiene would be my passion though. I went back to school and earned my Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Santa Fe College in 2009.

I believe that a healthy smile can earn you many things in life and I'm happy to help patients achieve or maintain that. I strive on being thorough with my patients oral health care as well as providing comfort to the anxious patient.

I was born and raised right here in Ocala. With my husband,  2 sons and daughter,  I enjoy traveling, cruising and frequent trips to Disney World!


Carin

Registred Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Carin, RDH, and I'm one of Dr. Sutton's experienced and caring dental hygienists. I received my AS in Dental Hygiene from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida over a decade ago and continue to take courses every year in order to stay abreast of the current advances in dentistry.

I really enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere in our office and sharing that atmosphere with our patients.  Dr. Sutton is a true professional and provides exceptional dentistry, so I feel confident when discussing treatment options with our patients.  Most rewarding is the quality time I can devote to getting to know our patients, informing them about the health of their teeth and gums, and helping them achieve optimum health. 

My husband, son, daughter and two cats make my family complete.


Denise

Registered Dental Hygienist

Denise brings happiness and enthusiasm to the practice.  If you hear laughter it could be any of us but there is a good chance it is Denise.  Denise works hard to make sure your visit will be enjoyable. 

Denise has a wide array of experience in dentistry.  She was an educator in Jacksonville and had many years of working in pediatrics.  Part of her time was focused on special needs children and Adults.  A big reason Denise has chosen to work in our office is because, "Everyone is helpful and approachable!"

She has 3 children that go to school here in Ocala.  She is from a large family in Ft Walton Beach but fortunately her husband is from Ocala and ended up back here.  Her wish list hobby is more boating!


Karen

Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi I’m Karen, a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist.  I received my AS degree from Santa Fe Community College in 1999.  In 2016, I received my certification to administer local anesthesia from the University of Florida.  I also have done some extensive continuing education at the Las Vegas Institute.  I love to stay current with many different areas of dentistry.  I enjoy working with Dr. Sutton over the many years of my career.  I absolutely love his mannerisms and his whole dental philosophy.  I have a huge passion for dentistry and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.  I love helping our patients achieve the most beautiful and healthy smiles possible.

I was born in Massachusetts and am a huge fan of ALL Boston sports teams.  Especially the Boston Red Sox!  I enjoy spending my spare time with my husband Bill, my son and two daughters.  We have two grandchildren and counting!


Melissa

Patient Care Specialist

Hi, I'm Melissa.  I received my dental assisting certification from College of Central Florida in 2002.  My favorite thing about dentistry is transforming smiles and seeing the joy on our patients faces.  I am a people person and love getting to know each of our patients.

I love working with Dr. Sutton and being a part of the team.  Everyone is so friendly and works together.

When I'm not working, I spend my time with friends and family.  I enjoy traveling and taking trips to the beach.


Bridget

Patient Care Specialist

Hi, my name is Bridget.  I started my career as a dental assistant in the late 1980's.  I have had wonderful opportunities sharing my life with my 3 children and "Grands".  Life is an adventure and I have enjoyed other roles as a business owner for early childhood development and home inspection.  I have worked with equine therapeutic riding programs as a Volunteer Coordinator and Program Director and have also volunteered with Marion County Hospice.

The foundation for my life is the 4:8 Principle, that helps me focus on a positive attitude in all circumstances.  I am excited to call Dr. Sutton's office my work family and look forward to the experiences I will share here helping our patients feel confident and achieve healthy smiles!


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