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.
Teresa N. joined the team in 2014. She has 28 years experience in private practice dentistry. She enjoys the opportunity to spend the time to get to know her patients and understand their specific needs and wants for their dental health. You will find her quick smile and cheerful optimistic attitude very refreshing! She strives to help her patients maintain oral health so they can have a beautiful smile for years to come. She has extensive training in laser, periodontal therapy, and cancer detecting systems.
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.
Laura S. is Dr. Bakke’s second surgical assistant. She has 17 years of experience in Dentistry. Her specialty is Orthodontics. She also has a wellness background. She feels that combining the two backgrounds makes for a more balanced and positive experience. She loves what she does and the positive results the patients achieve.
Mel K. is Dr. Morris’s second dental assistant. She has been in dentistry for 13 years. She continues to grow in this practice every day. She is a great asset to our office. She is also an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She is also ACLS Certified. She is the go to “IT” person in the office.
Bonnie D. has been Dr. Morris’s dental assistant for 30 years. Together they have grown to become one of the top cosmetic and reconstructive dental teams. They can communicate non-verbally and can read each other’s minds after working side by side all of these years. Bonnie’s years of experience have allowed her to become a wonderful patient care advocate. She and Dr. Morris have seen and treated just about every cosmetic and reconstructive situation imaginable.
Andrea W. has been Dr. Bakke’s surgical assistant for 10 years with 17 years of experience in dentistry. She is highly skilled and especially personable, getting to know her patients on a personal level. Andrea and Dr. Bakke are a synchronized team always making their patients feel comfortable and well taken care of during their dental experience. She is also ACLS Certified.
Stacy R. is one of our patient treatment facilitators. She has over 19 years experience in the dental field. She is highly knowledgeable and experienced as a consultant in dental procedures performed by Dr. Morris and Dr. Bakke.
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 to progress smoothly through their treatment experience