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 Manager. 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 Coordinator. 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.
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.
Sierra – Registered Dental Hygienist. Sierra joined our team in 2020 and is a great addition to our team. When it comes to patient care, Sierra takes great pride in developing lasting relationships with her patients. Laughter and excellent care are attributes her patients appreciate. Sierra's patients feel very comfortable and look forward to seeing her in the office.
– Registered Dental Hygienist. Mariela joined our team in 2021 and has been a wonderful addition to our hygiene team. Mariela is fluent in English and Spanish to help our patients communicate comfortably. Mariela works hard to educate patients on their oral health and to make them feel comfortable with their smiles. She enjoys developing relationships with patients and teaching them the value of optimal oral health. At Avalon Dental, she loves the team atmosphere and the high quality of care that is always provided.
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.
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.
Cordilla – Certified Dental Assistant. Cordilla works chairside with Dr. Dilling as an assistant, we were lucky enough to have her join our team in 2018. Cordilla has such a spunky and quick-whit personality that our patients are constantly laughing and forgetting about any previous worries they may have had. Cordilla is also extremely compassionate and truly enjoys talking to her patients and establishing a relationship with them. We are impressed with Cordilla’s dental skills and thorough knowledge about dentistry and can answer any questions that our patients may have.