Meet The Staff
Our mission is to provide our patients with exceptional dental implant and oral surgery care through state-of-the-art procedures delivered by our caring and dedicated team. Dr. Gary Raska and our entire team strive to provide the highest quality of personalized care in a friendly and comfortable environment!
Jenn – Office Manager
Jenn joined our practice in 2012. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Healthcare Management. After relocation to Florida from Michigan, she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 2 years prior to joining in our practice. Over her time with our Practice she has worked in several different positions most recently moving into the role of Office Manager.
Jenn assists our patients by verifying benefits to provide the most accurate billing, submitting insurance claims and following up to ensure a smooth billing process. She also works with the rest of the management team to develop, improve and provide efficient operation systems for the office. She focuses on patient needs in order to provide them with an excellent patient experience in our office. Jenn is currently an Allied Staff Member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Stephanie – Practice Relations Coordinator
Stephanie joined our practice in 2014. She was born and raised in Sarasota and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She worked in healthcare sales for over 5 years and has a strong background in hospitality and marketing. Stephanie is also very dedicated to serving our community through her involvement in Junior League of Sarasota.
Stephanie is our liaison between referring doctors and Dr. Raska to ensure the highest quality of care is provided to our patients. She is also responsible for the marketing and public relations aspect of our practice, including continuing education seminars, social events and other educational activities. Stephanie is currently an Allied Staff Member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Cassidy – Treatment Coordinator
Cassidy joined our practice in 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut. She began her career in healthcare 15 years ago when she relocated to Florida. Since joining the practice, Cassidy has worked in several different positions most recently finding her calling as our Treatment Coordinator.
Cassidy works closely with Dr. Raska and is dedicated to an efficient and knowledgeable experience for every patient welcomed into our Practice. She’s dedicated to serving as an advocate and educator thru the surgical treatment process. She makes herself available for each patient every step of the way! Cassidy is currently an Allied Staff Member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders.
Missy – Surgical Assistant
Missy joined our practice in 2013. She completed her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) course through Meridian College of Sarasota.
Missy supports Dr. Raska and each patient during clinical procedures and keeps patients’ comfortable, answers their questions and ensures a positive experience while in our office. Her kind and welcoming personality is a true asset to our Practice. She is also DAANCE (Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination) certified thru the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Meghan – Surgical Assistant
Meghan has an extensive background as a surgical and anesthesia assistant. She has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 5 years in a hospital setting- specifically in trauma & pediatrics. Meghan is originally from upstate New York and moved to the area to focus on her career. She is dedicated to her education in hopes of pursuing Medical School in the future.
Meghan supports Dr. Raska and each patient during clinical procedures and strives to make our patients feel comfortable and at ease with her friendly personality and caring demeanor. She is also DAANCE (Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination) certified thru the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Caroline – Front Desk Receptionist & Clinical Assistant
Caroline joined our practice in 2018. She has amazing people skills and always goes out of her way to make our patients feel comfortable and welcome. She was recognized as a ‘Team Leader’ with her previous employer and is very dedicated to providing a patient-centered experience for each patient.
Upon speaking with her on the phone or in person, you can tell how warm and caring she is. She greets everyone with a friendly smile and makes them feel at home.