Meet the Team


  • Alba

    Dental Assistant

    Alba joined the Chen Dental family in September, 2011 and serves as the Dental Assistant Team Leader. She graduated from South Florida State College's Dental Assisting Program with multiple certifications including infection control, radiation health and expanded functions.

    Alba enjoys spending her time off with friends and family, especially her beautiful daughter, young son and husband. She loves to go to rodeos, dances, and watching telenovelas.

  • Andrea

    Dental Assistant

    Andrea graduated from South Florida State College's Dental Assisting Program with expanded funtions and national certification. She has almost ten years of dental experience and joined the Chen Dental family in 2013.

    Andrea loves spending time with her husband Nolan, reading and coastal life.

  • Connie

    Dental Assistant

    Connie has over sixteen years of experience in the dental field. She graduated from University of Florida Dental Assisting Program with expanded functions and Valencia College for radiology. Connie joined the Chen Dental family in 2013 and serves as the Dental Hygiene Team Leader.

    She has been happily married for sixteen years and enjoys cooking, spending time on the lake with family and friends and quality time with her young daughter.

  • Ethan

    Digital Lab Technician/Media Specialist

    Ethan is a graduate of Full Sail University in Orlando, FL and joined the Chen Dental family in 2015. Ethan manages the in-office media needs and plays an integral role in the development and designing process for Chen Dental Labs (the first lab of its kind in Highlands County). His hobbies include mountain biking, camping, surfing, Jeep trail riding, fine dining, movies and using his Universal Studios annual pass.


  • Geri

    Marketing Director

    Geri graduated from Southern Adventist University with a degree in art. She has over twenty years of experience as a graphic designer and joined the Chen Dental team in 2005. In 2012, she took on the additional role of Marketing Director.

    Geri has been happily married to Dr. Chen for eighteen years. She is a loving mother and homeschools their three sons, ages fourteen, twelve and nine. Geri is also a coordinator for Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University.

  • Gerriynne

    Dental Hygienist

    Gerrilynne is a graduate of Owns Community College in Toledo, Ohio, and she has twenty years of experience as a dental hygienist. She has been a member of the Chen Dental family since November of 2007.

    In her time off, Gerrilynne enjoys reading, participating in 5K run/walks and working alongside her husband in their company, American Roofing Central. She is the proud mother of two sons. This year she was thrilled when her son and daughter-in-law welcomed their first child, making her a proud grandmother.

  • Jacqueline

    Marketing Coordinator

    Jacqueline coordinates the communication strategies and marketing plans, patient outreach and community events at Chen Dental. She joined the Chen Dental team in 2018 and her passion to communicate the importance of healthy living has been a priority in both her personal and professional pursuits. Jacqueline received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL. With over 10 years of experience in marketing and communications, Jacqueline aspires to grow in leadership and knowledge and expand the Chen Dental brand of providing optimal care for its patients. In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys trying new recipes, exercising, listening to music and biblical studies. She also loves, traveling, watching college football and binging on home renovation shows with her husband. 

  • Justin

    Front Office

    Justin joined the Chen Dental team in 2018. He attended the Great Commission Bible Institute from 2016 to 2017 and is currently working on his Associate of Arts degree at South Florida State College. Justin is very passionate about his faith and enjoys teaching and public speaking. He is looking forward to marrying his sweetheart this summer.

  • JoJo

    Executive Assistant

    JoJo joined the Chen Dental team in 2016.  She is a graduate of the Great Commission Bible Institute and currently attends SFSC.

    JoJo enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family and loves being involved in her church.

  • Kendall

    Operational Team Lead

    Kendall has seven years of experience in dental office administration. Since joining the Chen Dental team in 2014, Kendall has grown alongside the practice and is now the Operations Team Lead. Her passion for learning drives her continuing education in multiple areas including leadership, communications and customer service. As a third generation native of Highlands County, Kendall has a desire to not only make Chen Dental better for its patients, but also for giving back to her community. In addition to her passion for her career, Kendall also loves spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters.


  • Kris

    Front Office

    Kris has been with Chen Dental since 2017. She graduated from the Great Commission Bible Institute in 2014 and is currently attending South Florida State College. Kris’ passion for travel and outreach has taken her to eighteen different countries and four different continents. She is also very proud of her long-term standing as an annual Disney pass holder and enjoys swing dancing in her spare time.

  • Maria

    Dental Hygienist

    Maria attended Florida Golf Coast University, Rollins College and South Florida State College. She has eleven years of experience as a dental hygienist and joined Chen Dental in 2016. Maria grew up in Lake Placid and enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Mario, and young son and daughter.



  • McKayla

    Sterilization Tech

  • Melissa

    Financial Coordinator

    Melissa has over thirty years of experience in the dental field, and she has been a member of the Chen Dental Family since 2010. She also serves as the Financial Team Leader.

    In her time off, Melissa enjoys reading, going to movies and boating with her husband. She is the proud mother of two grown children: a daughter who is a graphic designer in Tennessee and a son who is working with the State of Florida. 

  • Nate

    Digital Lab Technician

  • Nicole

    Dental Assistant

  • Rosa

    Dental Assistant

    Rosa graduated from South Florida State College and joined Chen Dental

    in 2015.

    She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and going

    to the beach.

  • Rosie

    Front Office

    Rosie joined the Chen Dental team in 2018. She enjoys serving the patients and looks forward to doing whatever she can to help them. After graduating from Sebring High School, Rosie earned her associate degree from South Florida State College. She has three wonderful children who keep her busy, and she wouldn’t change a minute
    of it.

  • Shannon

    Front Office

    Shannon has 6 years of experience in customer service and a love for planning events. She has been able to incorporate these attributes into her work at Chen Dental as well. She joined Chen Dental in 2016 and serves as a front desk team member and on the finance team. Shannon loves to travel and spend time with her 6-year old son.

  • Sharleen

    Front Office

    Sharleen has been with Chen Dental since 2014 and has 5 years of experience in the industry. She received her B.A. at South Florida State College in Sebring FL. Sharleen aspires to pursue her education further and attain a degree in nutritional science or psychology. She recently married the love of her life, with whom she enjoys traveling and exploring other countries. Her hobbies include singing and playing the piano.

  • Kierra

    Dental Assistant

  • Janet

    Dental Hygienist

    Janet has been an orthodontic assistant for eight years and a dental hygienist for three years. She attended South Florida State College, completing her Dental Assisting Certificate in 2006 and an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2016. She became a part of the Chen Dental team in 2016. Her personal enjoyment includes her two children, spending time with family, shopping and listening to music.