Meet Our Staff
The Team at Taschner Periodontics provides quality care to our patients in Fort Myers
Our team at Taschner Periodontics warmly welcomes our patients every day and is committed to helping our patients achieve optimum oral health.
Every team member embraces the Taschner Periodontics philosophy of providing the highest quality periodontal and dental implant care in a warm and friendly environment, treating each patient with the attention and respect they deserve.
Our front office team or “welcoming committee” will greet you with a warm smile when you call or come into the office. They will help you with your appointments, your insurance and payment arrangements, and will gladly answer any questions you may have or direct you to other team members who can more adequately address your needs.
Our clinical team consists of knowledgeable and caring dental hygienists, nurses, and dental assistants, who, along with the doctors, are all committed to providing individualized, quality, periodontal, dental implant, and preventive care in a gentle, calm and safe environment. They will be “by your side” during your care to help the doctor, and to make sure you are comfortable, informed, and relaxed.
Mary, Treatment Coordinator
Mary originally joined our practice in 1988 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. After relocating from Miami, she re-joined the practice in 2010 as our Treatment Coordinator. She is responsible for assisting patients with the sequencing of treatment, making financial arrangements and coordinating patients’ treatment.
Her background in Dental Hygiene enables her to communicate with patients and referring offices efficiently and compassionately. Over the years, she has developed a close relationship with the local dentists and their staff.
She also is a part-time clinical instructor at Florida Southwestern University Dental Hygiene Program.
Mary came to Fort Myers Beach in 1965. When away from the office, she enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Ev, Administrative Assistant
Evelyn joined Taschner Periodontics in 2008 as the part-time Administrative Assistant. She handles the correspondence between the doctors and other dental/medical offices. She also processes the photos taken to assist the doctors in analysis and diagnosis of periodontal conditions.
Evelyn has lived in Fort Myers 15 years, and moved here from Dayton, OH where she and her husband lived for 35 years.
She is the proud owner of two greyhounds, and enjoys spending time with them and her husband.
Marie, Administrative Assistant
Marie has been with Taschner Periodontics since 1989; she handles HR issues and business administration.
She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA where most of her family resides.
Marie loves to cook; baking is a particular interest of hers. She enjoys reading and gardening as well.
She is a mother of two and grandmother of two as well with another expected in the spring!
Kelly, Dental Assistant
Kelly joined Taschner Periodontics in 1987 as a Licensed Practical Nurse and obtained her certification as a Dental Assistant shortly after.
Her responsibilities include assisting the doctors chairside and overseeing the ordering and purchasing of all surgical supplies for the practice.
Kelly plays a pivotal role in coordinating periodontal and implant therapy for our patients. Her 29 years in our practice shows her dedication and commitment to patient care.
Kelly, originally from Clearwater, FL, has two children and one grandson. She enjoys exercising, cooking and the outdoors.
Jane, Dental Assistant
Jane has been a Dental Assistant with Taschner Periodontics since 1994. She has a total of 35 years of dental experience, 22 of which are in the field of periodontal and implant surgery.
Her extensive background in dentistry began in Boston where she worked as a surgical assistant at New England Medical Center. Jane strives to make patients feel comfortable and at ease with her kind and heartfelt personality.
Jane was born in Massachusetts, raised in Peabody, MA, and has lived in Fort Myers since 1992. Jane is the proud mother of two sons, enjoys outdoor activities and time with family.
Laura, Dental Assistant
Laura has been a Dental Assistant since 2013 and has been with Taschner Periodontics since February 2017. Although Laura’s formal education at Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute provided her with training and a diploma in medical assisting, after caring for an elderly woman as her personal care aide, Laura found her passion in assisting a periodontist in upstate New York.
Her responsibilities include assisting the doctors chairside and educating patients on their periodontal health.
Laura shares the practice’s commitment to extraordinary patient care and dedication to patient well-being.
Laura has been a Florida resident since 2017. She enjoys a healthy lifestyle, golfing and spending time with her boyfriend.
Loni, Dental Assistant
Loni Graduated from Camden County College in New Jersey and obtained her certification and registration from the Dental Assisting Program.
She worked in a general practice for 11 years before joining a multi-specialty practice, including surgical placement of dental implants to the final restoration. She was part of the practice for 18 years before moving to Southwest Florida with her husband, Ed, and German Shepherd, Elvis.
She has 4 children and 3 grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys golfing and boating with her husband, and also face-timing with her grandchildren.
She joined Taschner Periodontics in February 2015.
Mary Anne, Dental Hygienist
Mary Anne has been a dental hygienist with our practice since 2001. Prior to that, she was a general practice chairside assistant for 13 years, 11 of which were at the Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Dental Service.
Her goals are to provide the highest of quality care, and she has developed lasting relationships by promoting health and wellness through her work as a dental hygienist. She is responsible for providing active periodontal treatment, and plays a crucial role in educating our patients towards optimal oral health. She is also certified in the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.
In her free time, Mary Anne enjoys exercising, gardening and watching football with family and friends.
Erica, Appointment Coordinator
Erica grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and moved to Cape Coral in 2011. Erica attended Heritage Institute where she received her EFDA and Radiology certificates. Before joining our team, Erica worked in Pediatrics and General Dentistry. Erica is living her best life with her friends and family in Florida.
Kristen, Front Desk & Administrative Assistant
Kristen moved to Cape Coral from St. Louis, MO. in 2020. Before joining the Taschner Periodontics team, Kristen worked in pediatric dental offices. Kristen is enjoying her life in Florida with her husband and two cats. Kristen enjoys days at the beach, cooking, decorating, watching the St. Louis, Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues.
Michee, Certified Dental Assistant
Growing up in Naples, Michee is a long-time Florida resident. She completed her education at Lorenzo Walker Technical College, where she earned her EFDA. Michee finds joy in helping others and works as a Home Health Aid on the weekends. In her spare time, she enjoys; hanging out with friends and family, being outdoors, and working out!
Natalie, Dental Hygienist
Natalie graduated from Florida Southwestern State College in 2017 with an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined Taschner Periodontics in 2017. She is certified in local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. Her goal is to provide high-quality care and to help patients feel as comfortable as they can during their visit. She is always willing to answer any questions or concerns. Ultimately, helping patients achieve periodontal health.
Natalie grew up here in southwest Florida. She speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. She is involved in volunteer ministry work and participates in mission trips. Her other hobbies include going to the gym, eating new foods, learning other languages, traveling, and spending time with her little nephew Nico.
Jessica joined Taschner Periodontics in 2020 as a dental hygienist. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and Palm Beach State College and has been a dental hygienist since 1996.
Jessica’s dental experience began in her father’s dental office where she worked as a dental assistant during high school and college. Jessica enjoys practice in periodontics and feels this area of dentistry has seen exciting advances in treatment options with laser therapy for bone regeneration, and grafting to restore gum and bone. The concept that all dental treatment is preventive and that we can keep our teeth a lifetime is Jessica’s practice philosophy.
Along with her passion for dentistry, Jessica loves ballroom dance, enjoys landscaping, and fitness. She is active in support of Cypress Lake High School Athletics.
She lives in Fort Myers with her husband David and their two dogs and dozens of bonsai trees.
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