Meet The Team

Meggan, CRDH

Dental Hygienist

Meggan has been with Estero Bay Dental since its founding in 2022. She worked with Dr. Welky until his retirement and we were delighted she stayed on to become part of Estero Bay Dental. Meggan has been in dentistry since 2010. She worked as a Dental Assistant for six years before earning her Associates in Dental Hygiene. Meggan chose a career in dentistry because she wanted to help people. 

Patients are immediately comfortable with Meggan’s warm and friendly demeanor. Her compassionate, reassuring approach enables her to provide a superior experience for all patients. Meggan genuinely enjoys getting to know her patients and building trusting relationships with them. In addition to provding through, gentle cleanings, Meggan’s expertise and ability to listen to patient concerns enables her to provide easy to understand, actional patient education on home care to maintain and, when necessary, improve their oral health.

 Meggan was born and raised in Naples. She is married with three children. A devoted mother, Meggan spends most of her free time with her children, often taking them to sports and other activities. Meggan is fluent in English and Spanish.

Katherine, CRDH

Dental Hygienist

Katherine has been with Estero Bay Dental since it was founded in 2022. She brings over twenty years of experience in dentistry to our team. In addition to her experience as a Hygienist, Katherine worked as a Certified Dental Assistant alongside general dentists, oral surgeons, and periodontists. Katherine graduated from Florida State College where she received the Golden Scaler Award. This award is given to a select group of exceptional Dental Hygiene students each year. 

In addition to her excellent clinical skills, Katherine approaches her patients with a genuine concern for their overall health and well-being. She treats her patients as if they were her own family members, going the extra mile to ensure they are comfortable and relaxed. Intuitive and empathetic, Katherine is very aware of the patient point of view, especially those with dental anxiety. Patients appreciate the gentle, thorough cleanings she provides.

Katherine was born in Poland and after living for a time in Toronto, Canada she settled in Florida in 1998. She lives in Naples with her two sons. A favorite activity is travelling to tennis tournaments to watch her boys compete. Katherine also enjoys rollerblading, playing tennis, and watching movies. Adept at languages, Katherine speaks Polish, Russian, some French, and English. She is currently working on adding Spanish to her linguistic repertoire.


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.