Our Staff

Our friendly and competent staff is dedicated to patient comfort and quality of care. We provide gentle, family oriented dental care to adults and children. 

Our office is dedicated to giving our patients a H.U.G. each time they visit. That is our acronym for outstanding patient care. H.U.G. stands for Helping. Understanding. Guiding. First, we will Help our patients with all aspects of each and every visit, whether that entails helping to fill out a form, to helping file a dental insurance claim. Then, we aim to Understand what each patient's goals are and what motivates them fulfill their ideas of proper oral healthcare, and how we can get them where they want to be. Finally, once we have helped our patients give us a clear understanding of what they want, we Guide our patients every step of the way through the process, from Idealization to Realization.

Your smile is your first chance at a "good first impression."

A beautiful, healthy smile is one of your most valuable assets and should last a lifetime. Picking the right dentist is important in the maintenance of a valuable smile and for the overall health of your mouth.
We look forward to taking care of all your dentistry needs.

You don't have to brush all your teeth--just the ones you want to keep
- Author unknown

 

Milena, Office Manager

Milena started with Hoffman Dental in August 2010 as an Office Manager.

She earned Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of South Florida and Associate of Science in Nursing from Hillsborough Community College.

She also holds a Certificate in Dental Management from Warschaw Learning Institute.

Combing the knowledge from the two degrees and extensive knowledge in Human Resources and IT while working in a corporate America she was able to find her niche and apply it at Hoffman Dental

Milena is a proud member of American Association of Dental Office Managers, founder of South Florida Dental Association group and Sarasota County Dental Professionals.

 

Karen, Business Administrator

Karen started with Hoffman Dental in September 2017 as Business Administrator/ Insurance Coordinator.

She came with 10+ years of experience in dental insurance and administration. She is always very positive and has an attitude and smile that is contagious. Karen brings her kindness, love of people and creativity to the office every day. When she is off, she enjoys spending time with family (especially her two great-grandchildren) and being creative sewing, cooking or just being crafty.

Suzanne, RDH

Suzanne was born and raised in Pensacola, Fl. She relocated to the Venice, FL (Sarasota area) 2 years ago with her husband, four children, and 2 English bulldogs. Suzanne enjoys inspiring others to stay active and healthy, and cherishing quality time with her family.

Suzanne earned her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the Pensacola State College in 1997 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Service Administration. Suzanne brings seventeen years of dental experience to the Hoffman Dental team. She brings a passion for hygiene to each appointment with the intent of empowering patients to do the best they can do. She treats every patient as an individual, putting their needs first.

Suzanne is affiliated with the American Dental Hygienist Association which keeps her connected with the community and career.

 

Michelle, Dental Assistant

Michelle recently graduated from Manatee Technical College in 2018. She received her Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certifications while having the highest GPA in her class and being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. She is also a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA).

She enjoys using her clinical skills with her newly found admiration for the business aspect of the dental office. You may see her working in the front office, or in the back working with the other assistants. She is very passionate about helping patients and making a difference in their lives.

 

Antonia, Dental Assistant

Antonia graduated from Manatee Technical College. She is a Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certified Dental Assistant and has been working as a Dental Assistant since 2014.

She is passionate about helping people have beautiful and confident smiles, and she loves making patients feel welcomed and making sure their experience at the dental office is a great one.

 

Austin, Dental Assistant

Austin received his Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certifications from at Manatee Technical College. He is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and a Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certified Dental Assistant.

Austin completed his CDA program with the highest GPA in his class. This achievement put him on the Honor Society as well as the Manatee Dental Society. Austin has also participated in the Christmas in August program, RAM, and the Florida Dental Convention.

 

 

Casey, Lab Specialist

Casey received his Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certifications from Manatee Technical College in 1996. He has been a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) as well as Sara- Mana Dental Assistants Society and was Vice President in 1998. Casey has been working as a Dental Assistant in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice areas for 22 years.

In 2012, he began his CAD/CAM experience with CEREC and has expanded his training to include Smile Design, Implant restorations, and creating natural life-like restorations. In his spare time, Casey enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 cats.