We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
As the patient coordinator I am the first smiling face to greet you at Ocala Family Dentistry. My main responsibility is to keep our office running smoothly with my reception, clerical, and billing duties. I enjoy interacting with each and every patient who walks through the door and I take pride in making them feel comfortable when they arrive for their appointment.
In addition to greeting you, I will be your financial advisor in the office. We want to make dental health a reality for you. I will make sure that we can come up with a plan that fits your needs and your budget. Should you have insurance, I will be the one to research your dental insurance and whether in network or out of network, help you maximize your benefits.
I am originally from West Virginia but have also lived in North Carolina, and New York. I reside in Ocala with my son Aidan and our dog Charlie. Ocala is by far our favorite place! We enjoy anything outdoors, Legoland, Saturday family movie night , and the occasional weekend getaway to New Smyrna Beach.
I graduated from Central Florida dental assisting program in 1997. I worked as a dental assistant for 10 years and then took some time off to raise my two kids, one boy and one girl. When they started school I wanted to get back to dental assisting which I've always enjoyed. I work alongside Dr. Cartwright as a chair side dental assistant. I enjoy talking with patients and making them feel comfortable and at ease with the dental process. When not at work I love to play with my kids, travel, spend time with my family, and go to church.
I am an Ocala Native, born and raised. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I graduated from Greater Orlando Dental Assisting School. I’ve been assisting for 7 years with a primary focus on pediatric dentistry. My passion is working with children and creating an environment that will create positive dental experiences.
When I am not at work, I enjoy weekend getaways, going to church, spending time with my family and fur baby.
Originally born in Long Island, I grew up in central florida. My husband Tony and I now reside in Gainesville with our fur babies, Prada and Fendi. My dental journey began in 2009 when I became a dental assistant. I feel in love with dentistry and in 2015 graduated from Santa Fe College with a Dental Hygiene degree, CDA and CDRH.
I enjoy working with Dr. Cartwright and her team. We all share a passion of helping people understand the importance of their oral health in a welcoming environment. When not at work at Ocala Family Dentistry, I am teaching hygiene students at Santa Fe and for fun I love DIY crafting.
I obtained my dental hygiene degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Michigan in 2014. I moved to Florida for the sunshine and southern hospitality. I have since obtained my Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Central Florida and am working on my Masters currently. I enjoy working at Ocala Family Dentistry because they share the same philosophy in educating patients and putting their needs and desires first. I enjoy working in an office that has such a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
In my spare time I enjoy watching football, baseball and taking care of my two cats.