We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic 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 Experience Specialist (administrative)
I worked as a receptionist in a general dentistry practice for 12 years before becoming a patient experience specialist at Slack Orthodontics. With my position, I am able to greet patients with a smile as they arrive, schedule appointments, and answer any questions our patients may have. I like to make sure each person is treated with individualized respect. I love to see the happiness that a beautiful smile can bring to a person, and I am eager to make each of your visits enjoyable!
I have been married for more than 25 years. My husband and I like to be outdoors fishing, boating, and kayaking. I have two adult children, with whom I love to spend time. Any other free moments are spent running, reading, or relaxing on the beach with a glass of wine.
Patient Experience Specialist (Clinical - EFDA)
I completed my Expanded Functions Dental Assistant training in 2015 and have been working in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics ever since! Some of my most favorite memories were made visting local elementary schools to teach the importance of dental health. As an orthodontic assistant, I love creating the transformation from #day1 to #dayDONE and getting to know each unique patient personally. It's awesome to see confidence grow as a beautiful smile is created!
Fun fact - I was a competetitive gymnast for 15 years and even competed here in Port Charlotte at Horizon Gymnastics where many of our patients now train!
These days I enjoy my time outside of the office with my husband and our 3 dogs. We enjoy boating, trail riding, & traveling every chance we can.
Patient Experience Specialist - Treatment Coordinator (Clinical - EFDA)
I graduated from Charlotte Techical College in 2011 as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, and shortly after achieved a personal goal of successfully completing the Dental Assisting National Boards. I take great pride in my active role of creating beautiful, confident smiles with Dr. Maura - it's truly amazing to see the transformation from #Day1 to #DayDone for each patient!! I also had braces myself as an adult, and that helps me personally relate and guide our patients through their orthodontic journey!
Outside of the office, it's all about family! My husband and I, along with our two children, enjoy cooking, traveling and relaxing on the beach as often as possible.