Leonardo received his dental assistant training at Broward College and passed his Dental Assisting National Board in 2016. He decided to continue his training in the dental field to become a dentist so that he could help treat patients and educate them on how to maintain beautiful and healthy teeth. Leonardo is working full time as Premier Smile Center’s lead dental assistant while earning his dental degree.
Dakota graduated from Sanford Brown Institute and became part of the Premier Smile Center family in 2014. As a kid, she loved going to the dentist for her check-ups and cleanings. She admired her hygienist and knew at a young age that she wanted to help people achieve the beautiful smiles they always wanted. Dakota enjoys educating her patients so that they can attain their optimum oral health and eliminate the need for future dental work.
Originally from Lawrence, Massachusetts, Kenneth has been with Premier Smile Center since 2008. As the Office Manager, Kenneth not only keeps the office running smoothly, but he also ensures that our patients are happy with every aspect of their visit and he is excellent at listening to their concerns. Outside the office, he enjoys reading and spending time with his family. Kenneth also has a great sense of humor and enjoys making others laugh and smile.
Samantha has been with Premier Smile Center for almost three years. As the Financial Coordinator of the office, she helps our patients understand all of their payment options. She is familiar with most dental insurance plans and helps ensure that our patients get maximum coverage for their dental services. Samantha also manages the doctors’ schedules and works to set appointments that will accommodate our patients’ schedules. Samantha likes to help educate patients on how to maintain excellent oral hygiene and a beautiful smile in a way that fits their budget.
Our insurance coordinator Yesenia is a GO GETTER! She processes all insurance billings for patient services and is responsible for all insurance verification’s. Yesenia communicates to staff and patients regarding the insurance coverage and makes sure everything is accurate and correct for each visit. She takes pride in her tasks at work to insure each day is productive and efficient. Alongside with coordinating and handling payments from insurance carriers, she troubleshoots any issues related to patient accounts. Yesenia is very personal with each and every patient, in order to give quality service and provide a memorable experience.
Monique was born and raised in south Florida. She wants to make sure everyone’s visit is pleasant and memorable. As the Financial Coordinator of the office, she helps our patients understand all of their payment options, making sure that you leave the office with all questions answered. Because she has a Dental Assisting background, she is able to explain the dental procedure as well as the cost to the patients so that you have a better understanding of what is happening not only in a clinic matter but a financial matter as well. She loves to help all of the patients achieve a health smile, without having any barriers.
Yutaka is a native of Fort Lauderdale. She graduated from Sandford Brown Institute in 2015. Setting out with a purpose and passion to help others with their oral health care, she started working here at Premier Smile Center in August of 2018. When she’s not here in the office she enjoys spending time with her son and family. She also enjoys cooking.
Katerine is one of our registered dental assistants at Premier Smile Center & has been with the team since 2017. Katerine likes to help educate patients on how to maintain excellent oral health. Her highest priority is to keep patients comfortable and relaxed during appointments. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Katerine loves being outdoors & experiencing new adventures. Outside the office, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.
Alyx is a native to Fort Lauderdale and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida in 2007. Soon after, she realized her passion was in the dental field. She became a dental assistant in 2010 and decided to pursue her dental hygiene career at Sanford-Brown College in 2013. Alyx loves to help educate her patients on how to maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Her focus is to create a positive and comfortable experience for her patients at every visit. When she is not at the office, Alyx enjoys making memories with her loved ones including her husband and their 2 dogs and 2 cats.
2717 E Oakland Park Blvd.
Ste 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306