Meet Our Port Orange 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!
Jennifer, Treatment Coordinator
I transitioned from an executive assistant and marketing specialist role in a busy Seattle, WA office into the dental industry in 2015 and am loving it! My experience started as a dental assistant in a small hometown office in Montana and now to the sunshine state of Florida. I took it a step further in 2017 and earned an Expanded Function Dental Assistant certificate where my first job just happened to be with Water’s Edge Dental.
Now, I am fortunate enough to utilize my skills to work with patients on a one-on-one basis as a Treatment Coordinator. It is my job to help patients understand their treatment plan, assist with financial arrangements, work with insurance, and manage communication between Dr. Bannan and Dr. Penland for a smooth transition to complete your dental treatment from start to finish.
When I am not growing relationships with our patients, I enjoy spending time outdoors gardening, beach combing for shells, meeting new people, and spending time with my family and friends.
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!!!