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Meet Your Friendly Dental Team – Fort Myers, FL

The Difference is in Our People

Vi, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Vi

Vi’s career in the dental world amazingly spans nearly 50 years so far! She completed her dental hygiene degree at Darton College of Dental Professions in Albany, GA. She enjoys helping our patients achieve healthier smiles through dedicated cleanings.

When she isn’t busy at work, Vi loves nearly anything to do with water, the beach, boating, and diving. She also regularly reads, gardens, and takes good care of her 16-year-old Bichon Frise.

JoanE (Pronounced Joanie), Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Joan E

JoanE’s oral healthcare career spans over 35 years, with around half of them spent as a part of Dr. Hoop’s team. She thinks there’s plenty to love about her position today, including getting a front-row seat to each patient’s transformation over time. Seeing their faces light up with joy at the end result is so amazing! She also thinks it’s wonderful that the people she works alongside don’t just feel like other employees --- they’re truly family to her.

Away from the dental office, JoanE has a little pup named Petey and a cat named Tabby who take up a lot of her time. Her hobbies include taking Petey to the dog park, watching movies, cooking, and singing in her church’s choir.

Teresa, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Teresa

Teresa attended Great Lakes Medical Careers for her dental education and is an Expanded Duties dental assistant today. All in all, her career in oral healthcare covers nearly 20 years so far! She goes above and beyond to help each patient (especially those who struggle with anxiety) feel at ease and well-informed throughout their visits. Sharing in their excitement as they achieve their smile-related goals is an incredible experience! She’s also proud to be a part of Dr. Hoop’s dedication to clinical excellence. Alongside her awesome coworkers, she gets so many opportunities to learn and grow.

Teresa has an amazing husband named Mark, as well as two sons named Mitchel and Ethan and a daughter named Madelyn. When she isn’t busy at the dental office, she enjoys prioritizing health through nutrition/exercise, shopping with her daughter, fishing and pontoon boating with the hubby, traveling, and going to church.

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