Surgical Dental Assistant/Office Relations Coordinator
I have been in the dental profession for over thirty years, and have had the pleasure of working for the last twenty-one years as Dr. Larry Shapiro’s surgical assistant. I have found that everyday brings new techniques and learning opportunities. I have been fortunate to have been part of an FDA study for bovine bone, and have traveled to Canada to take part in a Branemark implant study group. Working for Dr. Shapiro and the office staff has been a wonderful experience in my career. I am married and I have one son.
I have been in the medical field for my entire working career of over thirty years. I have the privilege and pleasure to be working as office manager for Dr. Larry Shapiro, a Periodontist in Coral Springs for the last 5 years. I previously worked for Dr. Robert Effren, an Endodontist, as his office manager for thirteen years, until his retirement three years ago. I am an enthusiastic professional and have developed excellent patient relations skills and I enjoy working with people.
Alba Lucia “Chiqui” graduated from dental school in Colombia. She was a dentist for about 5 years and has an extensive knowledge of dentistry and dental administration. She manages the equipment and the sterilization process of the practice. She is well rounded with the use of the dental computer system and has been of great help. Alba is characterized to have a cheerful and friendly personality, she also helps as a dental assistant.
Treatment and Financial Coordinator
Kathy was born and raised in Miami Fl. and has admired the Dental field since 13 years old. She currently holds a dental assistant certificate with expanded duties, an associate’s degree in Biology, and is currently pursuing a degree in dental hygiene. Being experienced in both dental assisting and front desk duties has given her the opportunity to experience all phases of dentistry. Kathy was originally with our sister office located in Pembroke Pines and is now a part of our team in Coral Springs serving as a Treatment coordinator and Financial Coordinator.
I am a graduate from El Paso Community College in Texas in 2007 with an Associate of Applied Science in both dental assistant and hygiene. I am certified as a registered dental hygienist in Texas and Florida. As well as, certified to administer local anesthesia in the state of Florida. I am a motivated and dedicated team member who places great value on patient care and education. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I have done dental related volunteer work in the United States and in Colombia. I regularly volunteer as a dental hygienist with Colgate Bright Smiles Mobile Van to provide oral hygiene education to low income children in South Florida. A career in dentistry has always been my greatest goal and I hope to practice dental hygiene for many years.
I am a Florida Certified Dental Assistant with over 38 years of experience. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Eric Rothstein for the past 36 years in all phases of Dentistry. Throughout the years I have expanded my training as a treatment Financial Coordinator and I take pride in making sure that our patients are informed about their treatment to insure that they have a positive and comfortable experience. When I am not working, I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends, traveling, and making great memories.