meet the staff
Sara joined our team in 2016 and feels incredibly grateful to be a part of such a wonderful dental practice. She began her career in dentistry in 1999 as a certified dental assistant and office manager of her father’s busy endodontic practice. After years of working with her dad, she joined the US Army and was stationed in Ft. Wainwright, AK. When her contract was over, Sara went back to school and graduated in 2016 from FL Southwestern State College as a Registered Dental Hygienist that is certified by the State of Florida to administer local anesthetic. Sara will also receive her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College in May 2020. She has a passion for periodontal health and continues to attend countless hours of continuing education each year.
Sara grew up in Arizona but enjoys snow and cold weather. She has been married to her husband, Wayne, since 2000 and has a son and daughter, both still in school. She loves playing on their boat, traveling with her family, reading, nature, and anything to do with snow and mountains.
Liz was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. After moving to Florida she pursued her love for dentistry and enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College. She graduated with honors with an Associates in Dental Hygiene in 2015.
Liz is currently on the Dental Hygiene Board at Florida SouthWestern State College. She is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the American Dental Hygienists Association. She loves volunteering in events such as Dentistry from the Heart, Give Kids a Smile Day and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. And she has so much fun traveling to the local schools and explaining to the kids the importance of oral hygiene.
Liz married her husband, Miguel, in 2006. Together, they have two children, Marley and Miguel Jr. Liz loves spending time with her family at the beach, zoo, or park. In her free time, Liz finds time to decorate, organize and fix up her house. She is always surrounded by family and friends and wouldn’t have it any other way!
Jodie has been working alongside Dr. Johnson since opening his practice in November 2002. She is a Certified Dental Assistant for the state of Florida. She received her training at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Jodie also worked in several other areas in dentistry including, general dentistry, aiding patients with their treatment planning and insurance.
Jodie relocated from Chatsworth, Georgia in December of 2000 to Ft Myers, Florida. When she is not working, she enjoys time with her husband and children, doing activities that allow them to be outdoors and on the water.
Nina joined our team in October 2013. She began her career in dentistry in our office as the Patient Coordinator and was later promoted to the role of Practice Manager. Nina is usually there to greet you with a friendly smile when you first walk in. Nina works closely with Dr. Johnson and patients to help our patients understand their dental needs. She feels incredible blessed to be part of a dental team that is dedicated to providing excellent care and genuine concern for its patients.
Originally from New Jersey, Nina has lived in Naples, FL since 1997. Nina attended Florida Gulf Coast University, where she received her B.A. in Sociology magna cum laude. Nina is an avid sports fan for the New York Giants and New York Rangers. She is extremely active in her role as a ninth year veteran and captain for the cheerleaders of the ECHL Florida Everblades. She is the proud mom of her three rescue dogs Enzo, Ollie and Teddy.
Mayve joined our dental team in April 2019. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant in the state of Florida since 2014. Mayve received her credentials at the Dental Assisting Training School in Fort Myers, FL. As part of her continuing education, she has also received her certification for radiographs and expanded functions. Mayve has excellent patient skills capable of reassuring and alleviating patient fears.
Originally from Cuba, she came to the United States in 2008. Mayve is engaged to her fiance, Alex. They are the proud parents of their son Matthew. They recently added a Yorkie puppy to their family named Messi. Mayve enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and being out on the water.