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 joined the Chen Dental family in 2013 and  graduated from South Florida State College’s Dental Assisting Program with expanded functions and national certifications. She has over ten years of dental experience. Andrea loves coastal life, reading and spending time with her husband.


  • Caleb

    Customer Service Specialist

    Caleb, a Pennsylvania native, has one year of customer service experience and joined the Chen Dental family in 2018. Caleb graduated from the Great Commission Bible Institute in May 2017. In his free time he enjoys being a youth leader in his church, loves pro-gaming, and plays a variety of sports.


  • Connie

    Dental Assistant

    Connie joined the Chen Dental family in 2013 and graduated from the University of Florida Dental Assisting Program with expanded functions, and Valencia College for radiology. Connie has been happily married for over 20 years and enjoys cooking, spending time on the lake with family and friends, and quality time with her daughter.


  • Ethan

    Digital Dental Lab Specialist

    Ethan joined the Chen Dental family in 2015. He is a graduate of Full Sail University in Orlando, FL Ethan has been instrumental in developing and designing processes for Chen Dental Labs, the first lab of its caliber in Highlands County. Ethan enjoys mountain biking, surfing, Jeep trail riding, fine dining, movies, and using his Universal Studios annual pass.


  • Genesis

    Dental Assistant

    Genesis joined the Chen Dental team in 2018.

  • Geri

    Marketing Director

    Geri graduated from Southern Adventist University with a degree in art and has over 22 years of experience as a graphic designer. She joined the Chen Dental team in 2005 and in 2012, took on the role of Marketing Director.  Geri has been happily married to Dr. William Chen for 19 years. Together, they have three sons, which she homeschools. Geri is also coordinates Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University.

  • Halie

    Customer Service Specialist

    Halie joined the Chen Dental family in 2018 and has two years of patient care experience. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from South Florida State College. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their little girl, and also has a goal of visiting all 50 states in her lifetime.


  • JoJo

    Executive Assistant

    Jojo, a Pennsylvania native,  joined the Chen Dental family in 2016. She is a graduate of the Great Commission Bible Institute and has over 10 years of experience in executive work. She started her executive assisting career at a local church and continued to grow her skills at Chen Dental. Jojo enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family, and loves being involved in her church.

  • Kendall

    Executive Team Lead

    Kendall joined the Chen Dental family in 2014 and has over 7 years of experience in dental office administration. Kendall is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Liberty University. As a third generation Highlands County native, Kendall desires to make Chen Dental better for its patients but also increase the community impact in her hometown. In addition to her passion for her career, Kendall loves spending time with her husband and two daughters.


  • Kris

    Dental Assistant

    Kris joined the Chen Dental family in 2017. She received her degree from the Dental Assistant Academy of the Palm Beaches. She also graduated from the Great Commission Bible Institute and South Florida State College. Kris’ passion for travel and outreach has taken her to eighteen different countries. Kris enjoys swing dancing in her spare time, and going to Disney any moment she can.

  • Lu Lu

    Dental Hygienist

    Lulu joined the Chen Dental family in 2017 and she is a graduate of the South Florida State College Dental Hygiene school. Lulu likes that she gets to educate her patients on the importance of oral health and make a difference in their lives. Lulu recently got married and in her free time enjoys time with her husband, family and friends.

  • Maria

    Dental Hygienist

    Maria joined the Chen Dental family in 2016 and attending Florida Gulf Coast University, Rollins College and completed her dental hygiene degree at South Florida State College. Maria has

    11 years of experience as a dental hygienist and enjoys serving her patients with the best of her abilities. Maria grew up in Lake Placid and enjoys spending quality time with her husband, and their young son and daughter.

  • McKayla

    Sterilization Tech

    McKayla joined the Chen Dental family in 2018 and has been in the dental field for over one year now. She graduated from Smile Smart Dental School in Bradenton and received her dental assisting degree with expanded functions in radiography. McKayla is the survivor of a heart transplant from the age of 10 months. In her free time she enjoys time on the water and her priority is time with her friends and family.

  • Melissa

    Financial Coordinator

    Melissa joined the Chen Dental family in 2010 and has over 30 years of experience in the dental field. In her time off, Melissa enjoys reading, traveling and boating with her husband. She is a proud mother of two grown children, a daughter who is a graphic designer in Tennessee, and a son who is currently working in Iraq.

  • Nicole

    Dental Assistant

    Nicole joined the Chen Dental family in 2018 and has several years experience serving the people of Highlands County. Nicole received her degree in dental assisting at Dental Assistant Academy of the Palm Beaches. In her free time, she enjoys riding with her husband, time with their two little boys, and going to the beach.  

  • Rosie

    Customer Service Specialist

    Rosie joined the Chen Dental family in 2018 and has been serving Highlands County for a number of years. She enjoys serving patients and looks forward to helping anyway she can. Rosie earned her associate degree from South Florida State College. She enjoys time with her husband and their three little children, a girl and two boys.

  • Shannon

    Financial Assistant

    Shannon joined the Chen Dental family in 2016 and has served in customer service for 6 years. She has a love for planning events that has been helpful her potluck planning for our work family. In Shannon’s down time we enjoys traveling and spending time with her 6 year old son.

  • Sharleen

    Customer Service Specialist

    Sharleen joined the Chen Dental family in 2016 and has over 5 years of patient care experience. She attended South Florida State College and received her Bachelor’s degree from Bryan College in Dayton, TN. Sharleen recently celebrated one year of marriage and enjoys traveling, learning new hobbies, and raising four little chickens with her husband.

  • Gina

    Dental Hygienist

  • Lucy

    Customer Service Specialist

  • Marcus

    Fulfillment

    Marcus joined the Chen Dental team in 2019.  He is currently a sophomore at Liberty University Online Academy.  

    Marcus enjoys spending time with his family, surfing and cars.

  • Areli

    Dental Hygienist

    Areli joined the Chen Dental family in 2019 and graduated from the South Florida State College Dental Hygiene program. She became a dental hygienist because  she wanted to “create lifelong relationships” with patients and educate them about the importance of preventative oral health. In her free time she is very involved in her church youth group, enjoys time with family, and likes to bake/cook.