Meet the Team


  • Alba

    Dental Assistant Team Lead

    Alba joined the Chen Dental team in 2011 and she graduated from South Florida State College’s Dental Assistant Program. She has 11 years of experience with multiple certifications including infection control, radiation health and expanded functions. Alba’s family is her top priority. She has three beautiful children with her husband of 6 years and they enjoy visiting Mexico and taking family days at Disney World. She also enjoys volunteering with the PTO.


  • Allie

    Patient Care Coordinator

    Allie joined the Chen Dental team in 2021 and has 5 years of customer service experience. Born and raised in the Central Valley of California, Allie moved to Florida in 2018 to study at the Great Commission Bible Institute, from where she graduated in 2019. When in California she loves spending time with family, especially her two little nephews. Here in Florida she loves watching movies and playing games with friends, and serving in youth ministry at Grace Church of Sebring. 

  • Andrea

    Dental Assistant

    Andrea joined the Chen Dental team in 2014. She graduated from South Florida State College’s Dental Assisting Program with expanded functions and national certifications in 2008. She has 13 years of dental experience and is currently working towards her Associate’s Degree at South Florida State College. When Andrea is not at work or school she loves quality time with her husband of 6 years, their little baby girl, and their two Boston terriers, Rosie and Rocky.

  • Anne

    Dental Assistant

    Anne joined the Chen Dental team in 2020 and has worked in customer service for 4 years. 

    She graduated from the South Florida State College Dental Assistant Program where she also received her infection control certification, and radiation health and expanded functions certification. She was born in Haiti, came to the US in 2004 and is fluent in Creole. Some of Anne’s favorite things are chocolate, working out, the color purple and Marvel movies. She loves spending time with her big family and always strives to grow and be the best version of herself. 

  • Areli

    Dental Hygienist

    Areli joined the Chen Dental team 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 and she enjoys time with family. She also loves beach days, traveling, and trying new foods!

  • Caitlyn

    Patient Care Coorinator

    Caitlyn, a Highlands County native, joined the Chen Dental team in 2019 and has 4 years of customer service experience. Caitlyn has her Associates Degree from South Florida State College. She loves serving in youth ministry in her church and has been to Guatemala 3 times. She enjoys spending time with her family which includes 4 younger brothers.

  • Caleb

    Patient Care Coordinator
    Team Lead

    Caleb, a Pennsylvania native, has 8 years  of customer service experience and joined the Chen Dental team in 2018. Caleb graduated from the Great Commission Bible Institute (GCBI) in May 2017. In his free time he enjoys serving as a resident assistant with GCBI, growing in his faith in Christ, and playing and teaching the game of Chess. 

  • Cheyenne

    Dental Assistant

    Cheyenne joined the Chen Dental team in 2020 and has 7 years of customer service experience. She received her Associate of Science at South Florida State College and received her dental assisting degree from Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches. When she is not working, Cheyenne enjoys hunting and riding horses. She also loves listening to old country music with her dad and her sister. She comes from a family of nurses and chose dentistry to make a new impact in another part of healthcare. 

  • Connie

    Lab/Hygiene Team Lead

    Connie joined the Chen Dental team in 2013. She graduated from Valencia College for radiology and from the University of Florida Dental Assisting program with expanded functions. She wears many hats in our office as our lab and hygiene team leader! She has over 21 years of dental experience. Connie and her husband have been married for 22 years, together they have a 9 year old little girl. In her free time, Connie enjoys camping with family and friends, vacations in the mountains, and spending time by the fire with her husband. 


  • Ethan

    Digital Dental Lab Technician

    Ethan joined the Chen Dental team in 2015. He is a graduate of Full Sail University in Orlando, FL. He has over 5 years of dental experience. Ethan has been instrumental in developing and designing processes for Chen Dental Labs, the first lab of its caliber in Highlands County. When he’s not designing crowns, dentures and the like, Ethan enjoys mountain biking, surfing, Jeep trail riding, and movies.

  • Genesis

    Dental Assistant

    Genesis joined the Chen Dental team in 2018. She has been a certified expanded functions dental assistant since 2015, totaling 6 years of dental experience. Genesis and her husband of 14 years have a precious little 9 year old girl as well as a little dog named, Bella. They enjoy using their annual passes to Universal Studios for family fun, going to the beach and spending time with extended family. 

  • Geri

    Graphic Designer

    Geri joined the Chen Dental team in 2005. She graduated from Southern Adventist University with a degree in art and has over 20 years of experience as a graphic designer.  She has been happily married to Dr. William Chen for 21 years. Together, they have 3 sons. 

  • Gina

    Dental Hygienist

    Gina joined the Chen Dental team in 2018 and has over 10 years of dental experience. She was born in Columbia and moved to Florida 15 years ago. Gina received her degree in Dental Assisting at Robert Morgan Educational Center in Miami and continued on with her dental hygiene degree at Sanford-Brown Institute in Ft. Lauderdale. Gina has a very close knit family and church family. She moved to Lake Placid after living in Ft. Lauderdale to spend more time with her church and personal family. In her free time, Gina enjoys faith based books and movies.

  • Halie

    Patient Care Coordinator

    Halie joined the Chen Dental team in 2018 and has 4 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 she is expecting another little baby soon! Halie loves time with family, visiting new places and cooking/baking!


  • JoJo

    Executive Assistant

    Jojo, a Pennsylvania native,  joined the Chen Dental team in 2016. She is a graduate of the Great Commission Bible Institute and has over 15 years of experience in executive work. She started her executive assistant career at a local church and continued to grow her skills at Chen Dental. Jojo enjoys spending time with her husband of 5 years and their little baby girl, as well as their three dogs, friends and family. 

  • Kendall

    Operational Team Lead

    Kendall joined the Chen Dental team in 2014 and has over 9 years of experience in dental office administration. As a third generation Highlands County native, Kendall desires to make Chen Dental better for its patients and also increase the community impact in her hometown. She loves developing our team and helping them be the best they can be. She is also the Vice Chair on the Executive Committee at the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce. In addition to her passion for her career, Kendall loves spending time with her husband and two daughters by going boating and fishing. 


  • Kris

    Patient Care Coorinator

    Kris joined the Chen Dental team in 2017. She graduated from the Great Commission Bible Institute in 2014. She then received her degree from the Dental Assistant Academy of the Palm Beaches in 2018 and completed her Associates Degree at South Florida State College in 2019. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in International and Global Studies. Kris has 4 years of patient care experience. Kris’ passion for travel and outreach has taken her to nineteen different countries. Kris and her husband are Disney pass holders and love visiting any chance they get!

  • Kristie

    Dental Assistant

    Kristie joined the Chen Dental team in 2020 with over 9 years of customer service experience. She graduated from South Florida State College with her Bachelor’s Degree in Supervision and Management, and went on to get her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Degree from Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches. Kristie loves spending time with her family, which includes her 3 year old little girl. They especially love visiting Lowry Park Zoo. She loves to sing or read, in her free time, and her favorite place to spend downtime is in her family cabin in Ocala National Forest.

  • Lu Lu

    Dental Hygienist

    Lulu joined the Chen Dental team in 2017 and she is a graduate of the South Florida State College Dental Hygiene school. She has 4 years of experience in dental hygiene and 2 years in dental assisting. Lulu enjoys educating her patients on the importance of oral health and making a difference in their lives. She and her husband have been happily married for over 2 years. They are building their first home and they are expecting their first baby girl in August! She loves spending time with family and friends and loves leading a healthy lifestyle. 

  • Marcus

    Fulfillment

    Marcus joined the Chen Dental team in 2019. He is currently a junior at Forest Lake Academy. Marcus enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, and cars. 

  • Maria

    Dental Hygienist

    Maria joined the Chen Dental team in 2016 and attended Florida Gulf Coast University, Rollins College and completed her dental hygiene degree at South Florida State College. Maria has 12 years of experience as a dental hygienist and enjoys serving her patients with the best of her abilities. Maria was born in NC but grew up in Lake Placid. She and her husband have been happily married for 10 years and they enjoy time together with their young son and daughter.

  • Melissa

    Finance Team Lead

    Melissa joined the Chen Dental team in 2010 and has over 35 years of experience in the dental field. In her time off, Melissa enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves to travel, explore National Parks and ride their side by side. Melissa has been married for 34 years and she is a proud mother of two grown children, a daughter who is married and a graphic designer in Tennessee, and a son who is currently working in Iraq.

  • Nicole

    Dental Assistant

    Nicole joined the Chen Dental team in 2018 and has 4 years of 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 outside activities and traveling with her husband and their two little boys.

  • Rosie

    Patient Care Coordinator

    Rosie joined the Chen Dental team in 2017 and has been in customer service for 17 years. She enjoys serving patients and looks forward to helping anyway she can. Rosie earned her Associates degree from South Florida State College in Cosmetology and Certified Nursing Assistant. She is a God-fearing woman who has been happily married for 14 years and is mom of 2 boys and 1 girl.  She enjoys outdoor activities, shopping and family. 

  • Shannon

    Finance Assistant

    Shannon joined the Chen Dental team in 2016 as a patient care coordinator and moved into the finance department in 2019. She has served in customer service for 8 years. Shannon has studied communications at Oakwood University and Tennessee State. She is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Analytics at Phoenix University. She has a love for planning events (which has been helpful in planning potlucks  for our work family). She also loves time with her family, enjoys true crime podcasts, is a fan of Beyonce, and enjoys doing make-up in her free time.

  • Sharleen

    Marketing Team Lead

    Sharleen joined the Chen Dental team  in 2016  as a patient care coordinator and moved into the marketing department at Chen Dental. Sharleen has about 10  years of patient care experience. She received her Associate’s Degree from South Florida State College and went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree at Bryan College in Dayton, TN. Sharleen recently celebrated three years of marriage and enjoys traveling, learning new hobbies, and RVing .

  • Veronica

    Dental Assistant

    Veronica joined the Chen Dental team in 2020.  She graduated from the South Florida State College Dental Assistant Program where she also received her infection control certification and radiation health and expanded functions certification.  She was born in North Carolina and raised in Florida.  She comes from a big family and enjoys quality time with them, as well as her two year old daughter.  Veronica loves learning, trying new things, and helping others, which is why she became a dental assistant.