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Meet Your Friendly Dental Team – Fort Myers, FL

The Difference is in Our People

Sherry, Dental Hygienist

Sherry studied dental hygiene at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, and she’s been working in dentistry for 25+ years, with most of that time spent at our practice. Today, she feels so proud to be part of a team that truly cares about patients and building relationships with them. She goes the extra mile to educate them about their oral health and is even often a part of the treatment planning process alongside Dr. Hoop.

Sherry has been married for 20 years and has two sons. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, taking on various DIY projects, visiting Disney, going to the beach, and hanging out with her loved ones.

Vi, Dental Hygienist

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

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 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

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 office, she enjoys prioritizing health through nutrition/exercise, shopping with her daughter, fishing and pontoon boating with the hubby, traveling, and going to church.

Lindsay, Patient Coordinator

Lindsay’s dental career started in 2014, and she first joined Dr. Hoop’s team in November of 2019. She’s an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant receiving her certificate from Heritage Institute. She is currently attending Florida Southwestern State College, where she’s working towards her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences. As for her job, she loves being a part of the reason why people smile! The entire office (the patients included) feels like one big family.

At home, Lindsay is proud to be the mother of a beautiful daughter named Emma. She spends her free time surrounded by loved ones, enjoying the fun outdoor activities Florida has to offer and doing various art projects with her daughter. As for personal hobbies, she likes traveling, practicing photography, and writing.

Brenn, Patient Coordinator

Brenn began her dental career in 2016; she became a member of our team in February of 2020. She received her dental hygiene license in the state of Kansas and practiced for two years before returning to Kansas State University to earn her bachelor’s degree. She is currently working toward completing her degree in Microbiology with a minor in Gerontology and Leadership Studies. What she enjoys most about her role are the wonderful people she works with. Just like her, they are dedicated workers who truly care about each patient!

Brenn currently lives with her significantly other and their two Golden Retrievers, whom they take swimming when they can. When she isn’t busy helping patients, she’s very passionate about home décor and can usually be found refinishing furniture or painting anything in her house.

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