Meet The Team

Dental hygienist at Estero Dentist Office

Nancy, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Nancy is a dedicated Registered Dental Hygienist with over 35 years of experience in the field. Originally from Connecticut, Nancy has a rich dentistry background, having worked as a Patient Care Coordinator and Dental Assistant. She finds great fulfillment in her work, particularly in her meaningful interactions with her patients. She also takes pride in providing personalized care and education to promote oral hygiene wellness.

Outside of the dental office, Nancy leads an active lifestyle. She enjoys outdoor activities such as biking and hiking. Spending quality time with her family is a top priority for Nancy, whether it’s lounging by the pool or engaging in lively game nights and dinners. These moments of relaxation and connection bring her immense joy and fulfillment.

Tooth Cleaning in Estero, FL Dentist Office

Jackie, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Jackie, a proud Ohio native, brings her passion for Dental Hygiene to offer quality patient care to our practice. After graduating from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2016, she embarked on a new journey to Florida four years ago, where she and her husband have built a loving family.

Since entering the field of dentistry, Jackie has been committed to fostering professional relationships with her patients. She finds fulfillment in conversing with them, particularly those who may feel anxious about dental visits. Jackie’s primary goal is to ensure that every patient leaves the office with a positive perception of dental care. Recognizing the vulnerability many individuals feel regarding their smiles, she goes above and beyond to create a comfortable environment during appointments, providing gentle cleanings and personalized care tailored to each patient’s needs.

Jackie’s favorite aspect of her role is educating patients on their dental health in an understandable manner. Witnessing patients achieve their dental goals and witnessing the improvement in their oral health over time brings her immense joy. Jackie’s dedication to patient comfort and vibrant personality makes her an invaluable Hygienist.

 In her free time, she enjoys cooking, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, exploring the waters on the family boat, traveling, and cherishing moments with her family, including her two Golden Retrievers.

Estero Dental Hygienist Sal

Sal, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Sal’s journey in dentistry began in 2022 when he graduated from Florida Southwestern State College with an AS in Dental Hygiene. He joined our team upon graduation and has been delighting patients ever since.

Sal’s motivation to pursue a career in dental hygiene is deeply personal and inspiring. Born in Guatemala, Sal grew up witnessing significant access barriers to dental care. He shares, “Growing up, having my teeth cleaned was only a dream. A dream I never knew I’d end up fulfilling, but also work in making that a reality for others.” This profound connection to his roots and personal experiences drives Sal to excel in his field and help others achieve the dental care they deserve.

Dedication to being better every day is not just a personal mantra for Sal, but a professional commitment that reflects in his work and interactions with patients.  Patients consistently describe Sal as an excellent hygienist who is knowledgeable, thorough, warm, friendly, and possesses a great personality. These qualities make each visit a pleasant and reassuring experience, as Sal prioritizes patient comfort and satisfaction.

Sal is fluent in English and Spanish.


office manager

Paola had been in dentistry for five years when she joined our team in 2022 as a Patient Care Coordinator. It was not long before her exceptional administrative talents and leadership qualities led to her promotion to Office Manager. Prior to joining Estero Bay Dental, she was a Patient Care Coordinator at our sister practice, Lee Dental Care.  

With her unfailingly positive attitude, Paola sets the tone of welcoming comfort for patients from the moment they step through our door.  Paola’s well-organized, efficient approach and champion multi-tasking ability keeps our office running smoothly.  No matter how hectic it gets, Paola maintains her usual smiling, calm demeanor.

Paola hails from New Jersey but has lived in Florida since 2001. She enjoys working out, going to the beach, canoeing, and spoiling her beloved cat. Paola speaks English and Spanish.

Asihary, EFDA

lead Dental Assistant

Ary started her career as a Dental Assistant in 2019 and joined the Estero Bay Dental Team in 2022. She holds an Associate Degree and is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. It is the opportunity to help patients restore their smiles, and along with that their confidence, that drew Ary to dentistry. 

As an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Ary is skilled at making temporaries so patients can feel good about their smile immediately after restorative work is completed.  She appreciates that her work gives her the chance to see patients’ happiness with the results of cosmetic procedures and provide relief to patients who are in pain.

Ary recognizes that dental visits are nerve-wracking for many people. She brings a gentle, compassionate approach to help calm patients’ nerves and allay their fears. She excels at patient education, explaining procedures in detail so patients know what is being done and what to expect. 

Because Ary excels in her role as Dental Assistant, she was the natural choice to be Lead DA at our office. In this role Ary mentors and guides her fellow Dental Assitants to ensure a superior experience for every patient.

Born in New Jersey, Ary has lived in Florida most of her life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, especially her baby nephew  and her dog, Oreo. Ary speaks English and Spanish.

Angela, Estero Bay Dental Dental Assistant

Angela, EFDA

Dental Assistant

Angela started her career as Dental Assistant in 2014 and joined the Estero Bay Dental team in 2023. Dentistry appealed to her because she is committed to helping others have good oral health. Angela is trained as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.

Her compassion and empathy help create an environment of comfort and trust as treatment is completed. Over the course of her career, she has become especially adept at assisting in surgical procedures and fabricating temporary prosthetics and appliances. A great day for Angela is one when her patient walks out of treatment feeling more confident and smiling.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Angela is fluent in Spanish as well as English. She currently lives in Naples with her husband. She enjoys going to the movies and spending time at the beach.

Dental Assistant at Estero, FL Dentist Office

Jacky, EFDA

Dental Assistant

Jacky’s journey in dentistry began at our sister practice, Lee Dental Care, back in 2021. We were thrilled to have her join the Estero Bay Dental team in 2023. Jacky’s fascination with teeth and her desire to help others feel confident in their smiles led her to pursue a career in dentistry. As an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certified in Radiology, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our practice.

What truly sets Jacky apart is her caring and friendly approach to patient care. She has a special talent for making even the most anxious patients feel comfortable and at ease. Whether she’s guiding patients through procedures or simply chatting with them to help them relax, Jacky’s compassionate nature shines through in everything she does.

One of Jacky’s greatest joys is seeing the happiness on a patient’s face when they see their new smile. It’s moments like these that remind her why she chose dentistry as her calling.

Originally from Mexico, Jacky moved to Texas and then Florida as a child. She’s a pet lover and shares her home with a dog and a cat. Outside of work, Jacky is a talented makeup artist and loves doing makeup for special occasions. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she’s always ready to communicate with our diverse patient base.