We recognize that all 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.
Patient Coordinator / Insurance Specialist
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, but I also enjoy going to West Virginia to visit family and spending time at Daytona Beach.
I am certified as a dental assistant, and while clinical work was interesting, I realized that I really enjoy working in the administrative side of things! I’m here to provide exceptional customer service, whether I’m scheduling appointments or answering questions over the phone, by text, or email. I love meeting new patients and helping them achieve the smiles they deserve, all while ensuring their comfort in the dental setting.
At home, I have a dog named Chessy. I like riding four-wheelers, boating, going to the beach, and family time.
I am originally from Michigan and obtained my dental hygiene degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 2014. I moved to Florida for the sunshine and southern hospitality! Here at Ocala Family Dentistry, I work with the doctors and one-on-one with patients to build a home hygiene plan that works for their individual needs. One of the best parts of working here is that our team shares the same philosophy in educating patients and putting their needs and desires first. It’s an incredibly positive environment!
I recently married my husband Joe. In my spare time, I enjoy running, reading, going on vacation, and taking care of my two cats, Mona and Stew.
I attended Tallahassee Community College for my dental hygiene degree in 2016 and joined Ocala Family Dentistry in 2020. After finishing an appointment, there’s nothing I like to hear more than “My teeth feel so clean!” I love working in a practice where we put our patients’ best interests first. We also have a lot of fun while getting the job done!
After living away from Ocala for eight years, I’m so happy to be back in my hometown, where I live with my two fur babies Salem and Lexi. When I’m not at work, you can find me near the water! I’m also a huge football fan and enjoy watching games — especially Penn State — with my friends and family.
Dental Assistant / Pediatric Hygienist
I attended Greater Orlando Dental Assisting School, where I graduated in 2016. Here at Ocala Family Dentistry, I assist Dr. Cartwright with patients of all ages and work with our youngest patients to educate them about good oral hygiene habits. Whether young or just young at heart, our patients deserve a smile that increases their confidence, and I love being a part of that! Seeing the people I care about happy with their oral health makes each day worth all the hard work.
If I’m not hustling at the office, you can find me practicing yoga, writing and singing music, and spending days exploring new hobbies and new experiences with my fur baby!
I graduated from CF Ocala’s dental assisting program in 1997. I worked as a dental assistant for ten years and then took some time off to raise my two kids, a boy and a 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 chairside dental assistant, and make sure all the procedures run smoothly. I enjoy talking with patients and making them feel comfortable and at ease during their dental visit.
When not at work, I love to play with my kids and do fun activities with them.
I am a general dentist, having graduated from dental school in Ecuador in 2018. I was welcomed into this office as a dental assistant in 2021, where I work alongside our doctors with patient care. My favorite part of my job is knowing that we give our patients their smiles back — it gives me so much joy! We have a strong team that works well together as well. I love that we treat one another like family. We have each other’s backs and I feel like I can count on them for anything. It’s a great atmosphere!
When I’m not in the office, you can find me reading (I’m a big Stephen King fan!), drawing and painting, or watching my favorite shows!