Our Team

We help you look your best!

If you’re looking for a change in your life, you’ve come to the right office! Dr. Kanter and his team of dental professionals are here to help you capitalize on your greatest asset, your smile.

We believe that the quality of your life can improve with the fine aesthetic dentistry we provide. Attention to detail, respect for the individual, and a true appreciation of the unique qualities of each patient are the hallmarks of our doctors personal care and of the healthy, beautiful smiles we create.

 

Administrative:

kelley for webKelley (Director of Operations and Treatment Coordinator): Kelley has had 31 years of experience in the dental field- 29 of those years working with Dr.Kanter. There probably isn’t a dental question you could ask that she won’t know the answer to. She is the heart and soul of our dental practice. Kelley believes that by getting to know the specific needs of each patient she is better able to add a much-appreciated “personal touch “to their dental experience. For Kelley, only the “best” will do. Not only for herself, but also for the dentist she works for and the patients she is privileged to work with. Kelley kindly and supportively challenges patients to do  what is “best” for them as well.

 

 

 Tamra (Executive Patient Services Coordinator): Tamra is our talented Executive Patient Services Coordinator and she greets patients with a friendly smile the moment they walk in the front door. Patients have grown accustomed to Tamra as a competent, caring and non-judgmental dental care partner. She is an expert in filing dental insurance claims and helping patients maximize their insurance benefits. Tamra’s humor and dynamic personality adds energy to the office! Tamra has her expanded functions dental assistant certification and is also certified in dental radiology. She has worked for Dr.Kanter for 21 years.

 

Jamie

Jamie (Treatment Coordinator/Marketing Specialist): Jamie  is back!!! As most of you know she temporarily relocated out of state. We are thrilled she moved back and is still part of the Lakewood Ranch Dental Team.  “I found if very heartbreaking when I made the decision to move. I really enjoyed working with such a wonderful team and I am honored to still be part of the best dental practice in Florida.”   Jamie likes working for Lakewood Ranch Dental because of the “excellent standard of care and devotion to provide excellent customer service.” She has worked for Dr. Kanter for 10 years. 

 

 

Rachelle (New Patient Services Coordinator): Rachelle is our wonderful new patient coordinator and dental insurance expert. Rachelle is a great listener and loves to develop personal relationships with each patient. If you have a question about your dental benefits, would like to make a new patient appointment, or need a little help finding our office give her a call. We are confident you will find Rachelle to be warm, and genuine. She is truly excited to help in whatever way she can. Rachelle has been in the dental field for over 45 years. Her father was a dentist! She has worked for Dr.Kanter 9 years.

 

 

Colleen pic for websiteColleen (Patient Services Coordinator / Dental Assistant): Colleen is our sweet and kind patient services coordinator/dental assistant. We are so happy that she has recently joined our team. Colleen may be the friendly voice you hear to remind you of your dental appointments.  She is one of the warm friendly faces that will greet you when you walk in the front door. Colleen assists a lot with Dr.Egan and makes sure that the kids have a great visit. Her daily goal is to “simply be happy because … why not.” Colleen has been working for Dr.Kanter for 3 years.

 

 

 

 

Hygiene:

 

Angie (CRDH): Angie was born and raised in Bradenton, FL.  In  1998 she graduated with top honors from MTI of Dental Assisting.   Angie started as Dr. Kanter’s Certified Dental Assistant in 1999. In 2001 she graduated with Honors from St. Petersburg College with her A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene.  In 2005 she graduated Cum Laude from the State of Florida’s first graduating class to earn  a  Bachelor’s  of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College.  Her knowledge has created an enormous advantage for our patients. Angie’s gentle and artistic touch, acquired through her years of experience, endears her to her patients. She loves applying the latest and greatest in dental technology and techniques to help patients achieve the healthiest  smile possible.  Angie has been with Dr. Kanter for 17 years.

 

Kimberly (CRDH): Kim has been in dentistry since 1998. She graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2001 with an associate in science degree in dental hygiene. Kimberly enjoys working with patients in the process of rejuvenating their smile by providing excellent and skilled treatment. Patients know they can rely on Kimberly to provide honest and relevant information regarding their dental care choices. She treats patients as if they were family. Patients can count on leaving a hygiene appointment with Kimberly with sparkling teeth and a smile on their face. Kimberly has been with Dr.Kanter for 11 years.

 

 

andrea for webAndrea (CRDH / Hygiene Coordinator)Andrea received her A.A degree in Health Science in 2004 and graduated from Hillsborough Community College with her degree in dental hygiene in 2006.  Andrea has managed to blend kindness, thoroughness, and a gentle touch while providing treatment to our patients. She is an expert at teaching and preventing gum disease. She is like a “personal fitness trainer” for your teeth. Andrea keeps up with the latest and greatest! She is certified in local anesthesia. We are all so happy that Andrea returned to Lakewood Ranch Dental after taking some time off to spend with her new baby of joy. 🙂 Andrea has been with Lakewood Ranch Dental for 9 years.

 

 

monica

Monica (CRDH): Monica received her A.S in Dental Hygiene from State College of Florida. Monica has been working in the dental field for seven years. She believes in educating patients and participating with them in making decisions regarding treatment and setting goals for overall health and appearance. She will teach, challenge, guide and provide tips and tools for your success.  Monica has been with Dr.Kanter for 3 years . We are happy she is part of our team :).

 

 

 

Assistants:

Aimee: Aimee works beside Dr.Kanter to provide advanced cosmetic and restorative treatments for patients. She is especially passionate about reconstructive cases and loves watching patient’s self-confidence change after just a few visits. Aimee has extensive experience and is very knowledgeable in OSHA regulations in terms of sterilization and maintenance of the office equipment. Aimee has been with Dr.Kanter for 21 years.

 

 

Kim: Kim enjoys making temporary crowns and seeing patients smile bigger and brighter. Kim likes working at Lakewood Ranch Dental because “the doctors provide the highest quality of work and are very meticulous.” Kim is a helpful, happy part of our team and keeps our office immaculate. Patients appreciate her soft touch, sincerity, and warm chair side manner. She can be trusted to not let any “stone go unturned” while preparing for and assisting with dental treatment. Having Kim at your side is like having a trusted friend as your dental care provider. Kim has been with Dr.Kanter 12 years.

 

Martha: Martha is excellent with her hands and is extremely detail oriented. Martha is always happy to assist our German speaking patients in translation as well. She is known around the office for her untiring hard work and commitment to succeed. Always with a smile, Martha brings professionalism and care to the office. She strives to provide the highest quality of care and makes sure patients are comfortable and satisfied with the care they are receiving. Martha has been with Lakewood Ranch Dental for 11 years.

 

Carlos: Carlos realized at a young age he has a passion for dentistry. One of his favorite things to do at work is taking digital radiographs and making sure the patient feels comfortable. Carlos likes working at Lakewood Ranch Dental because it is a fun and positive atmosphere. He says the doctors are “top notch” and are all “perfectionists.” Carlos is always happy to assist our Spanish speaking patients in translation as well. Carlos has been with Lakewood Ranch Dental for 8 years.

 

 

Chelsea: Chelsea is our spark plug in the office, a natural dental assistant. She is hardworking and dependable. Chelsea went to MTI and became a dental assistant in 2008. Chelsea makes the best-fitting bleach trays we’ve ever seen! She is personally responsible for a lot of beautiful white teeth here in Lakewood Ranch. Chelsea is caring, efficient and delicate to every patient in whom she cares for. She has worked for Dr.Kanter for 7 years.

 

 

Emily: Emily brings so much positive energy to our office.  Emily likes working for Lakewood Ranch Dental because “everyone is so fun and highly trained.” She has a “passion for dental assisting and loves to see how happy patients are when we give them a new smile.” Emily is truly amazing and constantly goes out of her way to provide all patients with the best dental experience.

 

 

Coming-SoonAmy: Amy enjoys providing patients with the best care, and helping them achieve the smile the patient needs and desires. Amy is known around the office for her calm and happy demeanor and patients and co-workers alike truly enjoy her. Amy likes working at Lakewood Ranch Dental because “I enjoy boosting both adults and children’s self confidence by providing excellent dental treatment. I love working for such a fun and skilled team.” Amy has been with Lakewood Ranch Dental 1 year.

 

 

Coming-SoonAshleigh: Ashleigh has been with Lakewood Ranch Dental for almost a year.  We are so happy she joined our team.  Ashleigh says “her job is not a job; it’s what she loves to do!” She loves talking with patients and helping each to feel safe, comfortable, and happy with their treatment. Ashleigh’s level of skill and knowledge is hard to come by in the world of dentistry today. Ashleigh knows our patients appreciate all we do — they tell her so!