Meet the Team

Our talented team helps patients feel at ease while at World Class Dentistry and Facial Esthetics®. Our patients can sit back and relax, because they know they are in good hands and will receive exemplary dental care in Sarasota.

Dental Hygiene Team

Nataliya joined the Hygiene team in 2016 and brought extensive experience in helping patients of all ages with various dental conditions. She is focused on patient education to ensure our patients understand how even small changes in their oral care routine can affect their dental health and overall well-being. She always tries to make certain that patients are provided the best care possible in a stress-free, fun and friendly environment. Nataliya is certified in providing local anesthesia and has been trained extensively in utilizing ultrasonic cleaning technique. She speaks Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish.

Richel started a career in nursing and transitioned her education into dental hygiene. She has worked in specialties that include periodontal, and cosmetic dentistry for over 20 years. You will find that she is compassionate and can put her patients at ease to provide a positive dental experience. She takes pride in educating her patients on their oral health and believes that creating a healthy oral environment leads to a healthier body.

When she isn’t at work, she loves spending time with her husband, two children and their miniature dachshund. She enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, reading, and traveling whenever possible.

After graduating from West Virginia University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in dental Hygiene, Katie left her hometown of Lancaster, PA & settled in Sarasota, FL! Katie knew she wanted to pursue a career in dentistry since she was in 3rd grade, thanks to her orthodontist who inspired her. Katie’s favorite part about being a dental hygienist is the relationship she gets to form with each of her patients. Patient comfort is of utmost importance to Katie as she strives to provide a gentle, but thorough cleaning.

On the weekends Katie enjoys spending time outside and going to sporting events with friends!

Cosmetic and Restorative Assistants

Melody is a cosmetic and restorative assistant. She joined the team in February of 2021 where I feel I’m growing my passion for dentistry every day. Melody completed her B.A from the University of South Florida and is also continuing her education in the dental field. I feel so grateful to be a part of such an awesome team and am looking forward to providing exceptional patient care. When I am out of the office, I love to spend time with my friends, family, and fur babies!

Milena brings 3 years of experience in the field to World Class Dentistry as a cosmetic dental assistant. She’s extremely receptive to learning new procedures in our practice and is proud to see patients enjoy their beautiful smiles as they complete treatment. Outside of work she enjoys fun with her family and dog (Capri).

Cassandra grew up with an appreciation of the outdoors in Michigan’s upper peninsula wilderness. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry while working as a dental assistant. She has been extremely happy to have established a career in dentistry because “this is where I get the satisfaction of seeing patients enjoy their new smiles every day!” When she’s not in a clinical setting, she’s on a new adventure soaking up the endless Florida sunshine.

Orthodontic and Restorative Assistant

Jenna joined World Class Dentistry October 2021 as an orthodontic and restorative dental assistant. She has been in dentistry since 2016 and focused her career around orthodontics. She has a love and passion for dentistry and looks forward to gaining more experience here with WCD. On her free-time she enjoys being with her dog, a baby Shiba Inu, Toshi, who takes up her day but loves it. Jenna enjoys taking her dog to our beautiful Florida parks.

Orthodontic Manager

Kevin joined World Class Dentistry as the orthodontic manager in February 2021. He has 9 years of experience in the dental field having worked in private practice and with corporate platforms. At WCD he oversees the managing of day-to-day operations in the orthodontic department and is committed to helping us give the highest quality of care and efficiency possible for our patients. He takes pride in providing technical, clinical, and administrative advice to the staff and doctors. Outside of the office, Kevin enjoys his time with his family at the beach, kayaking, and weekend cookouts!

Patient Care Facilitation Team

The role of the patient treatment facilitator is to be with you throughout your entire plan of care, answering questions, gathering information, and making sure that all goes smoothly. The facilitators are there to listen to your needs starting with the initial consult, throughout the process and to the completion of your treatment plan.

Stacy is one of our patient treatment facilitators with 20+ years of chairside dental assisting experience and dental knowledge. She enjoys being able to help patients get a better understanding of their specific treatment needs by sharing her education and experience with them. She assists in the finance process and scheduling of appointments.

Melissa is one of our patient treatment facilitators and an expert in helping the patient budget or finance their treatment when needed. She is here to assist the patient progress smoothly through their treatment experience.

Higher Aesthetics Laboratory

Kelton, trained in, and utilizing the most cutting-edge, digital technologies; Higher Aesthetics has been part of the World Class Dentistry team since 2016. Being a family practice, the next logical step was to keep the work in-house and on-site to serve the patients with the highest quality, life-like restorations. Diligently working together, the lab and Dr.’s collaborate to deliver the perfect smile to all our patients. Total satisfaction is what drives and motivates us here at Higher Aesthetics