Colleen Curry - Practice Administrator / Treatment Coordinator
Colleen joined Dr. Lucas’s practice in 2003 as his chair side assistant with 10 years of previous dental assisting experience. She graduated from The Lorenzo Walker Technical College with Radiology and Academic honors. She enjoyed 10 years establishing long term relationships with her patients and working alongside Dr. Lucas, learning extensively from him and gaining more knowledge from CE classes. Colleen also takes pride in spearheading the sleep apnea portion of the practice.
In 2013 Dr. Lucas asked Colleen to move to the front office and become our Treatment Coordinator and Office Manager. Due to working alongside Dr. Lucas so closely enables Colleen to accurately explain treatment options and explain the details of the procedures to follow making the patient feel comfortable with their decisions. Patients often compliment Colleen on how thorough and knowledgeable she is. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys spending time with her daughter Alyssa. She is very outgoing and likes spending time at the beach, reading, boating and fishing, going to theme parks and attending Bucs games.
Kim Andrews - Patient Coordinator
Kim comes to our practice with significant experience in many facets of dentistry. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a BS in Biology. She has worked in dentistry providing clinical support as an assistant in comprehensive private practices, as well as specialty offices such as: endodontic dentistry and orthodontic dentistry. She pioneered the dental assisting program at South Florida State College and was the Instructor and Dental Assisting Program Director at SFSC for 6 years. Kim is a native Floridian, growing up between Miami and a small rural town in central Florida called Wauchula. She moved to Naples from central Florida in 2006 and has made Naples her home. She began working with Dr. Lucas as a dental assistant in the spring of 2015 and then transitioned into the position of patient coordinator, as a way to better support and compliment our team. Aside from dentistry, she is also trained in the practices of yoga and holds a 500 Hour Kripalu Yoga Teaching Certificate. Kim enjoys spending her personal time exploring new restaurants and spending time with friends and family.
Denise Pent - Registered Dental Hygienist
Denise is originally from Michigan's Upper Peninsula and has lived in Naples, FL since 1979. Denise received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC. and completed her local Anesthesia program at St. Petersburg College. Denise and Dr. Lucas have known each other for many years, and is thrilled to have the chance to work together full time now. Denise enjoys helping her patients learn new ways to improve their oral health, and helping them to understand how improving oral health, can improve their overall health. Denise especially enjoys getting to know her patients and building long term relationships with them. Outside of work Denise enjoys gardening, attending car shows and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.
Sandra Maciques - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Sandra began working at Dr. Lucas’s office in the summer of 2015. Sandra received her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certification in 1990 from Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology. Sandra brings many aspects of dentistry to the office, having worked in Endodontics and General Dentistry. Sandra is married to her beloved husband Israel, and they have a beautiful Daughter Rebecca. Outside of work, Sandra enjoys spending time with her large Cuban family, dancing, scuba diving and photography.
Christina Gammack-Clark - Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Christina was born in Stirling Scotland and moved here to Naples, FL when she was six years old. In 2008 Christina acquired her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certification from the Lincoln Technical Institute, located in Fern Park, FL. Christina has had the pleasure of working in many aspects of Dentistry, including General, Perio, Endo and Oral Surgery, which helps bring a wealth of knowledge to Dr. Lucas's practice. Christina loves to keep up with the latest technology and education that Dentistry has to offer, and continues her education with attending Dental Seminars and Dental Continuing Education Courses. Christina and Dr. Lucas have known each other for many years and is extremely happy to have the pleasure of working for Dr. Lucas, as one of his chair side Dental Assistants. Christina enjoys getting to know her patients, and building long term relationships with them, helping them maintain their oral health and beautiful smiles. Outside of work you will find Christina spending time with family and friends, shopping, and enjoying what life has to offer.