Meet Our Staff

By far, our greatest asset at Artisan Dental is our amazing, friendly staff! Only the best will do! We have a passion for what we do and hold high standards for delivering superior quality to each of our patients. Our motivation to achieve amazing results for our patients is the beautiful, healthy smiles we see each and every day.

We encourage you to let us know how we are doing! If you are satisfied with the level of care you receive from us, then please tell your family and friends! Your referrals are the greatest compliment we can ever receive.

Linda – Appointment Coordinator

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Linda began her career in dentistry in 1980 as a dental assistant as she traveled the world with her husband as an Air Force wife until 1995. In 1985, she transitioned to the front desk where she found she enjoyed the administrative side of dentistry and the challenges it had to offer at various military installations. In 2005, Linda relocated from Idaho to Orlando with her husband. She has three sons and five granddaughters. In addition to spending time with her family, she likes to read and travel.

Lourdes – Financial Coordinator

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Lourdes is Artisan Dental's financial coordinator. She brings years of experience in the healthcare and dental fields. Her favorite part of the job is seeing quality treatment plans come to life and working with patients to help them realize truly life-changing experiences. Achieving a healthy, esthetically-pleasing smile allows the patient to live daily life with confidence.

Lourdes is bilingual in English and Spanish and earned her education from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. She loves engaging with patients and making sure they are knowledgeable about their plans and procedures. In her free time, she enjoys cooking her favorite island dishes, creating memories with her family, traveling with her children, and dance.

Carol – Registered Dental Hygienist

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Carol received her dental hygiene degree from Miami Dade Community College in 1980. Carol is a Floridian! She relocated from Miami to Winter Springs in 1987, and it is here that she has raised her family. She has been a member of the team since 1996. Hygiene is her first love, but she also realizes the strong correlation between oral health and systemic health, so she is committed to ensuring that her patients maintain optimal dental health as well as overall health. She treats her patients as though they were family! She also enjoys cooking, exercising, reading, and relaxing at the beach. She loves family time with her husband, two beautiful grown children, and her precious grandchildren, Liam and Emmy! Carol is passionate about supporting a cure for breast cancer. In 2009 she participated and completed the 39-mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston. She and her Avon Walk Team raised over $15,000 for this cause.

Tere – Registered Dental Hygienist

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In Memoriam 9/18/63 – 3/29/17

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." – Mother Teresa

Karen – Registered Dental Hygienist

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Karen began her dental career as a dental assistant in 1985. Because of her love for dentistry, she pursued a dental hygiene degree and graduated in 1992 from Valencia Community College. She has been a member of the team since 2003. Karen finds her job rewarding by participating in continuing education classes to enhance her knowledge of dentistry. She is dedicated to helping her patients maintain their teeth for a lifetime through patient education... this she finds most rewarding. Five years ago, her dad was diagnosed with oral cancer. He didn't have any risk factors. He had major surgery and radiation and is now almost at his five-year mark of being cancer-free! Karen feels it is important to educate her patients about oral cancer and what they can do to prevent it. She is passionate about informing our patients about early detection with the use of the VELScope.

Karen also enjoys spending time with her husband, three daughters, one son, and friends. Her other interests include photography, crafts, cooking, reading, and walking. Her favorite vacations are the Disney parks, cruises and going to North Carolina. In 2010, she and her husband celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. She also had fun participating in the Relay for Life "Dental Divas" team in April 2013.

Shannon – Registered Dental Hygienist

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Shannon is the newest member to join the Artisan Dental team. She has been practicing as a Florida Board Registered Dental Hygienist since 2007. Shannon is Canadian-born and has been stateside for the past 10 years. Shannon's love of science has fueled her educational endeavors as she recently completed a Bachelor's degree in Health Science, focusing on patient care and health management. Not only can her passion for dental hygiene be observed in her attention to detail, but also in her technical abilities all the while focusing on patient comfort.

Karen – Registered Dental Hygienist

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Karen has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She first began as a Certified Dental Assistant by completing her A.A. and A.S. degrees at Indian River Community College. After working in Vero Beach for a few years, she decided to further her education by becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. Upon graduation, she moved to Ft. Lauderdale to take on a position with an office that was a perfect fit in her philosophy of total wellness. She moved to the Orlando area in 1991 and is one of the newest members of the Artisan Dental team. She is so excited to once again have the opportunity to work in an office where she can make a difference. She believes that the mouth is the mirror image of your overall health.

Karen has been blessed to have been married for 34 years and has two amazing young men. Her outside interests involve anything to do with water: sailing, fishing, diving, traveling, and most of all, being around her family and friends.

Lana – Certified Dental Assistant

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Lana joined Artisan Dental's team in March 2014. Lana was born and raised in the Ukraine and moved to Rhode Island with her family in 1997. She pursued her passion to work in the dental field by entering into the dental assistant program.

Lana is a dedicated Certified Dental Assistant with over 9 years of experience, graduating from the Rhode Island College with honors. She continually enjoys furthering her education and is always looking forward to learning new skills.

Lana loves dentistry not only because she gets to see amazing transformations, but also because she values the relationships she forms with each patient. She enjoys working with our patients, helping them achieve healthy smiles while making them comfortable. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She also loves to read, play tennis, cook, and stay active.

Debbie – Certified Dental Assistant

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Debbie joined Artisan Dental's team in 2016. She started working as a dental assistant in 1994 and is still in love with her career. She enjoys what she does as well as seeing her patients leave the office with a big smile of satisfaction. Debbie was born and raised in New York and moved to Florida with her family when she was 17. She has been married for 26 years and has three beautiful children ages 24, 20 and 17. She enjoys spending time at home with her family and going to church. Her biggest dream is to make it to Israel one day and be baptized in the Jordan River.

Tina – Administrative Assistant/Clinical Sterilization Technician

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Tina has been with the office for over 11 years and has a dual role in the office as administrative assistant and clinical sterilization tech. She prides herself in not only keeping order in the sterilization area, but also duplicating, processing radiographs, and helping the hygienists and assistants in any way she can.

Tina was born and raised in the great state of Michigan. Although an avid University of Michigan and Chicago Cubs fan, she is a reformed Florida Gator. In her spare time, she is “Nanny” to Dr. Isaacs’ two daughters, Michaela and Olivia, and a lifelong friend.

Artisan Dental

  • Artisan Dental - 5965 Red Bug Lake Rd., Suite 233, Winter Springs, FL 32708 Phone: (407) 696-5210