Dental Team – Estero, FL
A Passion for Helping You Smile
Each of our team members loves getting to know our patients and using that knowledge to personalize their dental experience. You’ll enjoy fast and friendly service at each appointment, and if you ever have a question, you can trust they’ll have the answer. With them, your comfort and peace of mind always come first, and they’ll make you wonder how you ever took care of your teeth without them! To start getting to know our all-star team, read on below.
Debbie, Patient Care Director
Debbie has been a part of the dental world for 35+ years now, and she does an amazing job of helping our patients understand what they need, as well as why they need it in the first place. She is also certified in dental assisting and dental radiology. In fact, Dr. Rich has said that although she didn't go to dental school, her knowledge of quality dentistry rivals most qualified dentists!
A Rochester, NH native, Debbie and her husband Shawn have been married for over three full decades. She also has two adult children, a grandson, and a granddaughter! When she isn’t busy at work, you can usually find her camping, quilling, modeling clay, or making Christmas ornaments.
Dagmar, Lead Dental Assistant
Dagmar has been working in dentistry for over a decade now, and he always goes the extra mile to make sure our patients have great experiences. Seeing their amazing smile makeovers makes it all worthwhile!
Originally from Havana, Cuba, Dagmar is married with two children named Damian and Lilly. On the weekends, his family likes to go RV camping, kayak on the rivers, and visit the beach. He also loves taking the kids to play soccer.
Luna, Certified Dental Assistant
Yaisy Luna, better known as “Luna”, has been a part of the Pelican Landing Dental family for the past 3 years. Luna exemplifies the work ethic that is set at PLD and has been working in the capacity of a certified dental assistant since 2006. She is a self-motivated, reliable, and energetic dental professional with more than 14 years of experience in dentistry, radiology, laboratory, sterilization, periodontal surgery, maxillofacial surgery, and clericals duties. She accomplished two years of dental school at Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Villa Clara in Cuba and later attained her Dental assistant certification in Miami, Florida. She is a talented technician when it comes to making dental crown and veneer temporaries. Her attention to detail and artistic touch makes for a beautiful smile while the patient awaits their final restorations from the lab. And her ability to put her patients' minds at ease and fully comfortable throughout the entire process is something that makes her truly special. When she is not helping to rejuvenate smiles, she enjoys going to the beach, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends. Here are some of her credentials:
- Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) from Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
- Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certified
- Nitrous Oxide-N2O Certified
- Currently licensed in dental radiology
- BLS and CPR provider since 2006
Ki, Lab Technician
Ki has been working in the dental field since 1990, having studied at Orlando Southern College. He also has advanced training through the Las Vegas Institute and Dawson Institute and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. One of his favorite parts of this job is seeing the patients happy with their results!
Ki has been happily married for over 30 years now and has two grown sons. In his free time, he enjoys diving and kayaking.