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.

Sarah K. joined our team in 2014. The most gratifying aspect of her job is being able to help her patients feel good about themselves through their smiles. She has experience in the field of both general dentistry and specialized areas of periodontal therapy. Her upbeat and calming personality will help to make you feel comfortable and relaxed during your office visits. She is also trained in the use of the Identifi Light cancer detecting system, DNA and blood testing for our periodontal patients.

As a team, these three ladies are achieving amazing results in the health of their patients and particularly in the non-surgical, painless treatment of gum disease. They are dedicated and love their work.

Cosmetic and Restorative Assistants

Jennifer joined our team in 2016 and is Dr. Morris’ second dental assistant. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at MTI (Manatee Technical Institute) and has 11+ years of experience in private practice dentistry. She took a break from the dental field to devote more attention to her family and additional education. But, now she is happy to be back in the field she enjoys. She is thankful to be part of such an amazing dental practice and looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional patient care.

Julia joined our team in 2020. More info about her coming soon!

 

Surgical Assistant 

Vanessa currently serves as our surgical assistant. More information on her coming soon!

 

Orthodontics

Laura has 17+ years of experience in the dental field with Orthodontics as her specialty. She also has a wellness background. She feels that combining the two backgrounds makes for a more balanced and rewarding experience. She loves what she does and the positive results that patients achieve. Laura enjoys working with adults as well as children of all ages.

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.

Office Administration

Tracy oversees operations and guides the implementation of systems, best practices and growth plans for our office. She brings extensive experience in operations management in the dental field. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Operations for a Florida-based dental support organization of 40 dental offices. With over 25 years of experience in the clinical, administration and management of dental, her role is strategic and includes shaping the philosophy and delivery of quality dental care along with implementing Clinical and Operational policies, Structure and Protocols for our team.

Higher Aesthetics Laboratory

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