Staff

At Florida Family Dentistry, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve optimal, comprehensive treatment. Our team is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our team has experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars. We are here for you!

Managers

Office Managers

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Christina

Christina is an Office Manager. She was born in Red Bank, NJ. When she was 12 years old she and her family moved to Palm Coast, FL where she grew up. She graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School in 1987 and has an Associate Degree in Business Administration. She started her career in the dental field in 1986 at Florida Family Dentistry while still in high school. In her spare time she loves scrapbooking, movies, line dancing and dining out with friends and family. She is a long-time valuable member of our family.

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Sharon

Sharon is an Office Manager. She was born in Daytona Beach and grew up in Flagler county. Sharon attended Flagler Palm Coast High School. Her career in dentistry started in 1991 when she began working for Dr. Johnston at Florida Family Dentistry. Sharon has been Dr. Johnston’s “right hand” ever since, still assisting him today. In her spare time, Sharon and her husband love to horseback ride, boat, fish, but most of all they love to spend time with their three children, Tiffany, Nicholas and Ryan and their beautiful granddaughter, Mackenzie.

Front Office

Front Office Professionals

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Bo

Bo is our office insurance coordinator. She was born in Tifton,GA. She moved to Fernandina Beach, FL with her family where she grew up. In 2001, Bo attended Daytona State College where she obtained her dental assisting certificate and began her career. Since then, she has also earned an Associate Degree and is currently working on her Bachelors Degree at the University of Central Florida. Bo joined Florida Family Dentistry in 2010 and has been a great asset to our team. Her hobbies include going to the beach, gardening and sewing. Bo and her one daughter, Nikki, enjoy spending time together, as well as with the rest of their family and friends.

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Alicia

Alicia is a front office associate and insurance coordinator. She was born in Elizabeth, NJ and grew up there. In 1998, she attended Monmouth County Vocational school where she obtained her dental assisting certification. Alicia gained experience as both an endodontic and periodontal assistant prior to moving to Palm Coast in 2009. Alicia is fluent in Spanish and translates for our Spanish speaking patients. She and her husband Hector have two children, Justin and Brandon. Alicia enjoys going to hot yoga with her friends, shopping, traveling and cooking for her family.

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Laura

Laura is a front office associate and will be greeting you when you come to our office. She was born in New York City where she grew up. She started in the medical field shortly after high school and received her certification in phlebotomy. She worked for many years as a medical assistant. She moved to Palm Coast, FL in 2000 with her husband, Tito, and three children, Alex, Andrew and Anjolie. Laura is fluent in Spanish and is happy to translate for our Spanish speaking patients. Laura enjoys spending time with her family. She is a happy and energetic employee.

Dental Hygienists

Registered Dental Hygienists

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Corie

Corie is one of our registered dental hygienists. She was born in Daytona Beach, FL and moved to Bunnell, where she grew up. She graduated from Daytona State College in 2003 with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She started her career shortly after graduation and joined our team in 2005. Corie and her husband, Bill have two daughters. At home with her family, Corie enjoys fishing, hunting, shopping & traveling. Corie is a pleasure to work with and is a valuable member of our Florida Family Dentistry team.

Jessica

Jessica is one of our registered dental hygienists. She was born in St. Augustine, FL and grew up in Palm Coast. Jessica attended Daytona State College where she earned her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2007. After graduation, Jessica joined our Florida Family Dentistry team. She and her husband, Nathan, enjoy long walks on the beach. They attend Coastal Community Church where Nathan’s father is the pastor. Jessica, with her wonderful personality, has been an inspirational member of our family.

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Christine

Christine is one of our registered dental hygienists. She was born in Staten Island, NY where she grew up. She’s been in the dental profession since 1998. In 2004 she went back to school where she earned a Bachelor of Science followed by her Dental Hygiene degree. She and her husband, Andrew, moved to Palm Coast, FL where they live with their two children, Andrew Jr. and Addison. When she’s not working Christine really enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family and friends. Florida Family Dentistry is excited to have her on our team.

Nicole

Nicole is our certified registered dental hygienists. She was born in Rutland, VT, where she was raised and began her dental career in 1993 as an assistant. She moved to Palm Coast, Florida in 2007 where she now lives with her daughter, Jolie. Nicole decided in 2011 that she would like to become a dental hygienist and went back to school. After she graduated from dental hygiene school she started working for Florida Family Dentistry where she is dedicated to delivering quality dental care with a tender touch. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys days at the beach and spending time with good friend and her family.

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Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants

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Karen

Karen is one of Dr. Johnston’s dental assistants. She was born in Baltimore, MD. In 1985, she moved to New Smyrna Beach, FL with her family and attended New Smyrna Beach High School. One year after graduation, Karen began her career in the dental field as a dental assistant. She worked as an orthodontic assistant and in 1989, joined Florida Family Dentistry. Karen’s specialty is complete and partial denture relines, as well as night guard and orthodontic retainer fabrication. She is the proud mother of two children, Kaitlyn and Alec. When Karen isn’t working, she enjoys walking, bike riding, traveling and working in her yard.

Fernanda “Fernie”

Fernanda is our hygiene assistant. She was born in Elizabeth, NJ but grew up in Portugal. When she was twelve years old, she returned to New Jersey and graduated from Elizabeth High School. She’s been in the dental profession since 1984. Fernanda earned an Associate Degree and worked in New Jersey as a dental assistant. In 1988, she moved to Florida and joined our Florida Family Dentistry team. Fernanda earned her Expanded Functions Certification at University of Florida. She and her husband, Fernando, have two children. Fernanda thoroughly enjoys spending time and having fun with her family, especially watching movies, swimming, biking and most of all, going to Disney.

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Dorota “Dorothy”

Dorota was born in Warsaw, Poland. She moved to the United States in 1984 and grew up in Chicago, IL. She started working in the dental profession in 1992, where she trained on the job. She graduated from Robert Morris University in 2000 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science. In 2002, she moved to Palm Coast, FL where she received her Expanded Functions Certification from Nova Southeastern University. Dorota and her husband, James, have two daughters. When she’s not at work she enjoys her family, fitness, photography and getaways up North. She has worked with Dr. Ray at Florida Family Dentistry since 2005 and is now assisting Dr. Jordan Johnston. Dorota loves the relationship she builds with both her patients and team members.

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Debbie

Debbie is Dr. Jordan Johnston’s assistant. She was born in Long Island, NY and grew up in a small town in Suffolk County named East Moriches. She attended Westhampton Beach High School and graduated in 1998. In 2005, she and her son Kyler fell in love with the Palm Coast area and decided to move. Shortly after the move, Debbie met Axel and his son, Anthony. Debbie and Axel were married in 2010 and a year later they welcomed their 3rd boy, AJ, to the family. Debbie stayed at home with the boys until 2013 when she applied and got into the Daytona State College Dental Assisting Program. During her training she interned with our practice. When offered a position she gladly accepted it and told us that from the 1st day of her internship she knew that she wanted to be a part of the Florida Family Dentistry team. Debbie enjoys watching her boys play sports, going to the beach, and taking care of her family. She has been a genuinely wonderful addition to our team.

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Kathryn “Katie”

Katie is one of Dr. Ray’s dental assistants. She was born in St. Louis, MO and moved to Jacksonville, MO where she grew up. She graduated from Anthem College in 2011 with her Certified Dental Assisting Certificate. She then started her career in the dental field. In her free time, Katie enjoys going to the beach with her family and friends. She enjoys outdoor activities. Katie has been a fantastic team member and hopes to become a hygienist or dentist some day.

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Jessica “J-Dubs”

Jessica is Dr. Rays’s assistant. She was born in Jacksonville, FL, but moved and grew up in Kingston, GA. When Jessica was 16 her family moved back to Florida and settled in St. Augustine. In 2004 Jessica graduated from Pedro Menendez High School and went on to Daytona State College. In 2013 Jessica joined our dental team as an intern. After a few short months, because of her loving and joyful personality, she was welcomed as an employee into our dental team with open arms. Jessica along with her husband, Jordan, and their 3 dogs enjoy boating and spending time with their family and friends.

Emily

Emily is Dr. Hamner’s assistant.

Stephanie

Staphanie is Dr. Hamner’s assistant.

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