28 years -Office Manager
I am a native South Floridian. I grew up in Plantation, graduating from Plantation High School. I have worked in the dental field for over 30 years earning an expanded duties certificate in dental assisting and x-ray certification. I am a proud mother of one son and an extremely happy and proud grandmother of three. I enjoy exercise, hiking, snow skiing; and mostly spending time with my family. I have been working with Dr. Steven Gilson at Gentle Family Dentistry for 28 yeas as the Office Manager.
Marketing 3 months
Michelle has recently celebrated her 26th anniversary in Dentistry. In addition to her studies in legal at Daytona Beach Community College, she received her Expanded Duties Dental Assistant Certificate in 1992 from the University of Florida. Over the years she has received a multitude of certificates through attending local courses in practice management, insurance coding, marketing, and even specialties such as TMJ and Invisalign.
As a seasoned Dental Assistant, Michelle has had the opportunity to work chair side with some of the Top Dentists in Broward County, including specialties such as Perio, Oral Surgery, TMJ, Cosmetic, and Endodontics. Her clinical expertise and experience has brought a new aspect to an administrative position in which she can be hands on both clinically and administratively.
Michelle has extensive knowledge of most insurance companies, as well as the ADA /CDT coding. She can assist you in obtaining the maximum benefit from your plan and help with any questions you may have regarding your individual plan. Michelle can also help you make financial arrangements with our office as well as help obtain financing.
On the personal side, Michelle is a native of South Florida. She is married with only one child. She was a volunteer youth cheerleading coach and currently enjoys working with photography as a hobby especially while traveling.
Hygienist – 4 years w. office
Liza was born and raised in south Florida. She has an AS degree in dental hygiene from Miami Dade Community College. In addition to her degree, her qualifications are but not limited to administering local anesthesia, nitrous and CPR certifications. She has been working as a dental hygienist for the last twenty years and with Dr. Gilson for the last four years. Liza is always looking forward to helping our patients and she prides herself in providing comfortable and through dental care.
She is married and has two wonderful children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family going hiking, camping and traveling.
Lead Dental Assistant-13 years
After graduating high school right here in sunny south Florida, Leslie knew she wanted to work in dentistry. She studied dental assisting at Concorde Career Institute which is where she also received her assisting certificate. Leslie came to Dr. Gilson as an intern in 2003, and he didn’t let her go. Dr Gilson realized Leslie’s compassion for patients as well as her excellent assisting skills. As the office’s Lead Assistant for 13 years, Leslie has become Dr Gilson’s right hand. She keeps the office organized, orders supplies and makes sure that Dr Gilson has everything he needs.
As the mother of 4 children, her spare time is mainly spent with her kids and family. Her life’s motto is “God first, Family second, and everything else will follow”
A 13 year Dental Assistant veteran, Crystal is also certified in OSHA, CPR and PRGF. Prior to coming to work for Dr Gilson & Gentle Family Dentistry about a year ago, Crystal has had the opportunity to work with some specialty doctors. It is that expertise that she brings to our office and to our patients care. Crystal is a nurturing person which makes it easy for her to rally the staff together not only as a Team but as a Family. She truly enjoys working with her co-workers and it shows by the selfies on the office Facebook. However, when it comes to our patients, Crystal thinks they are just wonderful. Her chair side manner and care for our patients is above and beyond.
In her spare time, Crystal enjoys her family the most, spending time with her children and grandson are her priority. She also enjoys being outside and swimming.
1 year – Dental Assistant
Rosa is a dedicated Dental Assistant with 30 years experience. She is warm and caring, patients just love her. Coming from Nevada, Rosa is a newer resident to sunny south Florida.
When she is not working she spends her time with her family and at church. She also enjoys reading.