Meet Our Dental Team
Our Experienced Dental Team
Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Our Front Office Team
Our Business Team is the first to welcome patients to our office and the last to ensure their visit with us was a positive one. This team handles all business related dental office tasks including answering phones, scheduling appointments, making financial arrangements, working with insurance, collecting payment, and more!
Sarah – Business Manager. Avalon Dental is truly a family practice, Sarah is Dr. Dilling’s wife. She earned a PhD from the University of Florida in Animal Sciences and has been working with us since 2009. Dr. Dilling and Sarah are a great team together and work diligently to make Avalon Dental one of the best offices in Fort Myers. In the office, you will generally find Sarah buried in bookkeeping and business management tasks. In her “free time,” Sarah teaches environmental sciences courses at Florida Southwestern State College.
Mindi – Front Office Coordinator. Mindi joined our team in 2014 and is trained as a certified dental assistant as well coordinating all of the front desk activities. If you require sleep apnea treatment, Mindi is the team member that will be assisting and guiding you through the process. She is very knowledgeable on all topics in our office from dental insurance to clinical concerns and is always willing to answer any questions that our patients have. Mindi is our song bird, her positivity can be heard throughout the office as she sings to the background music.
Traci – Front Office Associate. Traci is our newest team member, she joined our team in 2017. After living in Illinois her entire life, she made the move to Florida and is enjoying our beautifully warm weather. Traci has worked in the dental field for over 20 years and brings lots of experience to our office. You can hear Traci’s smile when she answers the phone, she makes our patients feel comfortable even before meeting any of our team members.
Our Hygiene Team
Our Hygiene Team is made up of our Registered Dental Hygienists who provide cleaning and preventative services to our patients. Our Hygienists also play a vital role in patient education and encouraging the continuation of good oral hygiene habits at home.
Amanda – Registered Dental Hygienist. A native Floridian, Amanda has been a part of our team since 2009. She was the first hygienist to join Dr. Dilling at Avalon Dental when it opened in 2009, she has been an integral part of the practice evolution and growth so that we can better treat our patients and help them to achieve not only beautiful smiles but also healthy ones. Amanda takes pride in getting to know her patients on an individual level to provide high quality dental care, you can often hear her laughing aloud with her patients during their hygiene appointments.
Jessica – Registered Dental Hygienist. Jessica joined our team in 2016 and loves sharing in her patients’ joy when they are proud of their smile. She also enjoys meeting new patients and building relationships with them over the years and educating patients on preventive steps that can be taken to ensure ongoing good oral health. With her welcoming smile, Jessica makes all our patients feel like family when they come in for their routine hygiene appointments.
Our Clinical Team
Our Clinical Team works hand-in-hand with Dr. Dilling to ensure that patients have a smooth and comfortable experience while receiving dental treatment. This team is specially trained to ease the worries of our most anxious patients and explain treatment every step of the way to all of our patients to ensure they always feel in control.
Stephanie – Certified Dental Assistant. Stephanie’s twenty years of experience in the dental field help ensure our patients receive the highest quality care, we are so happy that she joined our team in 2015. She loves to see the confidence people gain when they have a beautiful, healthy smile. Stephanie is the main restorative assistant for Dr. Dilling, she has such a sweet caring demeanor that even for our most anxious patients, dental treatment is less stressful and some even say relaxing.
Ashley – Certified Dental Assistant. Ashley works chairside with Dr. Dilling and has been a wonderful addition to our team since 2015. Ashley has such an outgoing personality that our patients feel comfortable from the moment they arrive for dental treatment. She truly enjoys helping people achieve the smiles of their dreams. Ashley’s confidence in her skills and knowledge about dentistry puts patients at ease.