Jen Treatment Coordinator
Jen is the first person to greet and welcome you to our office. Jen will help coordinate all the care you receive in our office. She started with us as a clinical assistant in 1989 and became our patient care coordinator in 2006. She can help you to find comfortable solutions to finance a beautiful smile or just help you with routine dental care. Jen can help answer your questions and loves to see you smiling when you walk out the door. Jen is married to Bill and they have one son, Liam. Liam keeps them busy with fun new adventures constantly.
Teresa Dental Assistant
Teresa started her career as a dental assistant in 1985, graduating from Indian River Community College. She has been with our practice since 1994. As a very talented assistant, she creates beautiful temporaries and is a wiz when it comes to anything in the lab. No matter what, Teresa is sure to put a smile on your face. Teresa also enjoys spending time with her family boating and scuba diving. In her off time she can sometimes be found around town shopping with her mom and Jennifer!
Janel Dental Assistant
Janel was first introduced to us while interning in the 2011 Dental assisting Program at Indian River State College. In the office you may catch Janel chair side helping patients during treatment with her calm demeanor or up front helping patients with their insurance questions. She works to ensure that the patients receive the full benefit of their insurance. Her flexibility allows her to be wherever she is needed. Outside the office you will most likely catch Janel along the beach accompanied by her husband Josh and little girl Breeah
Marcia Registered Dental Hygienist
Marcia graduated from Miami Dade Community College with an AS in Dental Hygiene in 1982. Marcia came to our office in 1989. She takes pride in keeping her patients comfortable during their appointments. Marcia is also very big on educating patients so they can keep their beautiful smile for a lifetime. Please feel free to talk with her about any of your dental concerns. Now that Marcia's boys Eddie & Eric are grown she and her husband Ed enjoy surfing and boogie boarding. They also have a new puppy keeping them busy, her name is Rosie.
Marcela Registered Dental Hygienist
Marcela is originally from Chile. She became a team member after graduating from IRCC Dental Hygiene program in 1991. She is well known for her communication skills and bright beautiful smile. She prides herself in devoting time to patient education and comfort. When Marcela is not working she can be found spending time with her children and grandchildren. Granddaughter Emma lives close by in Vero Beach and Marcela fly's to Cape Cod often to play with granddaughters Lydia and Vivian.
Karen Dental Assistant
Karen has been with the practice since 1990. Before moving to Florida she attended Muskegon Community College in Michigan and received her Florida Dental Assisting Certification at the University of Florida. She feels privledged to work with the Gutierrez Team building good patient relationships and helping to acheive healthy and beautiful teeth and smiles. When not traveling with or to join her husband Rix at whatever exotic location he happens to be working at she can be found at home tending to her rescued animal family.
Valerie Certified Dental Hygienist
Valerie recieved her degree in dental hygiene in 1995, graduating with the golden scaler award. Prior to dental hygiene school she worked as a certified dental assistant for 6 years. She became part of our dental family in 1996. She is still the “newest hygienst” all these years later. Valerie is most recognized for her outgoing personality and gentle hands. She enjoys time with her patients and being a part of keeping their smiles healthy & bright. Valerie stays busy keeping up with her husband Carlin and children Colton & Sydney. She also teaches dance at “Dance Space”. She enjoys every minute of their fun, exciting lives.
Joana Dental Assistant
Joana is the newest member of our practice. She also came to us as an intern from Indian River State College in the spring of 2015 and we hired her on full time in July. In the office you will find Joana assisting the dentist's chair side or helping in the front office. She is invested in helping patients have a wonderful experience while they are here. Outside of the office Joana loves spending time with her family. Be on the lookout for this family and all their fun at any local restaurant!