Meet Our South Daytona Dental Team
Dr. Bannan and our team of hygienists, assistants, and office experts are passionate about dental care -- and that much is evident from the first time you call our office. We all have a vast array of experience in dental care, and we work together as a real team to provide the utmost in personalized care for you and your loved ones. Take a few moments to find out more about your new partners in oral health below!
Loren, Treatment Coordinator
So great to meet you, I’m Loren! I’ve been working in the dental field for eight years now, first joining the Water’s Edge team three years ago. I love my job and enjoy building lifelong friendships with our patients. I always go the extra mile to help our patients understand their dental benefits and find the most suitable financial options for any treatment that is needed.
I’m originally from Chicago, IL before moving further north where I earned by B.S.E. in Health and Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Before getting started in dentistry, I worked with at-risk youth as an outward-bound field guide and Wilderness First Responder.
I am certified in dental anesthesia, basic life support and continually stay up to date on the latest advancements in the dental field. In my free time, you can find me fishing, playing tennis, biking and surfing.
Jennifer, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Hi I'm Jennifer! I have been involved in dentistry now for two years and love being able to learn new things every day in a fun and positive environment. I am a long way from my original hometown of Dillon, MT., but absolutely love the sunshine state. I earned my degree at the AAA School of Dental Assisting and am certified in radiology and CPR.
I am married to my husband Doug and have three children and three step-children. When I'm not busy at the practice, I get to pursue my other passion for animal rescue, I especially working with chickens. Another interesting fact about me is that I've already traveled to 40 states and plan to complete the rest in the next three years!
Ashley, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello, I’m Ashley! I have lived in Port Orange, Florida my entire life and I absolutely love it here. I have been working in dentistry for about 5 years now and I graduated from both the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs at Daytona State College. I am BLS/CPR certified, qualified to administer local anesthesia and have my Expanded Functions certificate. Helping patients love their smile is truly a special part of my career.
Outside of work I spend my time hanging out at the beach, traveling with my fiancé and spoiling my adorable beagle.
Tina, Registered Dental Hygienist
I initially became fascinated with the dental field at the early age of thirteen. During my first dental experience, I was scared as any patient would be, having had three root canals done at one time! I am no stranger to the dental chair. I will always treasure having this first-hand experience because it helps me relate to our patients and calm their every worry.
I began my professional dental journey in 2007, becoming a Registered Dental Assistant. I enlisted in the Army Reserves, where I graduated Distinguished Honor Graduate for both Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene, serving the soldiers. On the civilian side, I have my degree in Math and Science from Daytona State College and graduated with Summa Cum Laude and received the Academic Medallion for Dental Hygiene at Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y.
Born and raised locally, I am no stranger to the beautiful beaches, where you can find me playing volleyball, frisbee or building sandcastles with my three-year-old daughter. During the later hours, you can find me rollerblading the streets with my Yorkie, Jax, running alongside. When I’m not outdoors, I enjoy baking delicious cakes for my husband and family to enjoy.
Can't wait to get to know you!!!
Kayla, Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Hello I'm Kayla! I have been working in the dental field since 2011. I have been fortunate enough to have worked in both clinical and administrative roles throughout my dental experience. As a dental assistant, my true passion has always been helping others feel comfortable during dental treatment. I received my dental assisting degree in St. Louis, Missouri. After moving to beautiful Florida in 2013, I earned my degree in expanded functions dental assisting and dental radiology. I absolutely love my job, team, and patients!
When I am not in the office, I enjoy biking, running, boating, fishing and pretty much anything outdoors!