Meet Our Team

"It is with great joy and pleasure that I introduce my team. Without a doubt this is one of the best collection of professionals that can be assembled. This assures you, our valued patient, that you will always receive the best care. In the movies, we see these story lines where teams are assembled to tackle a difficult and often impossible mission often unified with the ultimate trust. If I were responsible for putting together such a group, every one of these individuals would be on my team. That should speak for itself."

Michael R. Dorociak

Michele Tuck

Front Office Coordinator

Michele works magic at the front desk. She will be happy to greet you, make you feel at home, and answer any questions you may have. Michele has been part of Sarasota Family Dental since 1992 and loves how our patients feel like members of her own family. She enjoys seeing kids grow up, go to college, start families, and bring their children to us for care. Originally trained as a dental assistant, Michele has the knowledge and warmth to introduce you to our office and help schedule visits.

Michele feels blessed to have a happy marriage and two beautiful daughters. Her oldest Janelle, a graduate of Florida State works on the East Coast while younger daughter Rachel enjoys being the only child at home.

Amanda Knowlton

Insurance Coordinator

Amanda is your go-to person for everything related to dental insurance. Her friendly manner may also greet you in person or over the phone. She started working in the dental field in 2007 and found her home here at Sarasota Family Dental in 2011. With her vast knowledge of insurance, Amanda will make sure you get the most from your benefits. She verifies coverage, answers questions, submits claims, and is your advocate with the insurance companies.

When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys game nights with friends and spending time with her son and daughter. Amanda also enjoys reading.

Colette Stubbs

Dental Hygienist

Colette’s gentle hands and reassuring manner ensure you’ll have a great dental cleaning and leave with a clean smile. She’s been with us since 2005 and loves the friendships she’s developed while working one-to-one with patients. During a visit, she talks with patients about their oral health. She teaches each person the best ways to keep their mouth healthy and smile bright and beautiful. Colette is also our OSHA/HIPPA and CPR coordinator, as well as the purchaser for hygiene and biomed products.

Colette lives in Myakka City and loves crafting. She’s been happily married since 2000 and has three children along with a delightful granddaughter.

Kelli Sue Snapp

Dental Hygienist

Kelli started working as a dental assistant in 1995. She then went to SCF for hygiene school, graduated in 2002, and then finished a Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene from St. Pete College in 2010. She enjoys building a rapport with patients, teaching each how to take care of their smile. While cleaning teeth and assessing oral health, Kelli educates her patients on their individual needs and desires. Kelli is also a Clinician’s Report Evaluator for high-tech dental products: she may ask you to try one for her!

Kelli’s life is filled with love. She shares her life with her significant other, four step-children, and one grandchild. She also has three dogs. Kelli enjoys Ohio State and Tampa Bay Buccaneers football, and owns property in North Carolina where she plans to build a log cabin.

Lori Garrett

Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

With her warm and friendly smile, Lori quickly makes patients feel at home. She enjoys getting to know each person and hearing their stories. For Lori, a visit is a time to catch up on the news from a friend and see how their smile is doing. Lori’s been part of our team since 2012. She graduated from South Florida Community College and along with the other hygienists is able to administer local anesthesia in a gentle and painless manner. Lori takes X-rays, examines her patient’s mouth for dental disease, and cleans teeth. She also provides a lot of education and is a Clinician’s Report Evaluator for hygiene products.

Lori and her wonderful husband, Jaime, were married in 2010. She has two children, Ellie and August “Auggie,” along with a dog, Zoey. She enjoys crafts, shopping, and jogging. And she LOVES Christmas!

Caryn Campbell

Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

Caryn was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Florida in 2004. She attended the State College of Florida for her dental hygiene certification and has plans to further her education with a Bachelor’s degree. Caryn enjoys meeting new people and teaching them about their oral health and how to maintain it. Of course, she also loves cleaning teeth! She is a great addition to charismatic, energetic team!

Caryn has been married since 2015.They currently live in Venice with their corgi puppy and love the Florida life! Her hobbies include reading, painting acrylic on canvas, crochet, cooking, traveling, and continuously learning.

Abby Bernal

Dental Assistant

Abby loves working with our patients and building trusting relationships with them. She’s always glad to answer questions, provide education, and – most importantly – make sure each patient has a positive visit. She started working in the field in 1995 and joined Sarasota Family Dental in 2016. In addition to working alongside Dr. Dorociak and patients, Abby assists the team with her knowledge and expertise. 

Outside the office, Abby loves traveling with her two sons, daughter, and grandson. She’s an avid reader and enjoys losing herself in a good book.

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