Meet Our Team

Carla

 

 

My name is Carla and I am the Office Manager for Dr. Marino. I have been with the practice for 31 years. I was blessed with the opportunity Dr. Marino provided for me in starting my career. When I started I had no dental knowledge or former training, Dr. Marino took me under his wing and taught me everything I know today. Since then, I have worked tirelessly to obtain the position of Office Manager, gaining the respect of patients and staff while maintaining the reputation that our practice has been known for since 1983. As the Office Manager, my main goal is patient care. I strive to make sure all of our patients feel comfortable from the time they call the office until their treatment is completed. Additionally, I am dedicated to doing whatever it takes to make the office run smoothly for patients and staff alike. Our patients are like family to me – I have made many great friends over the years and I hope to make many more in my remaining years. In 2019 I was the recipient of “The Woman Of Achievement” award for the state of Missouri which was a great honor! I have 2 children who I am extremely proud of. My son is an IT Technician and my daughter is a Trauma ER nurse. 

Michele

 

My name is Michele and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I have worked for Dr. Marino for 28 years. I graduated from Meramec Community College in 1985 as a Certified Dental Assistant and worked in the field for 5 years. I then went to Forest Park Community College and graduated in 1991 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, also certified in Nitrous Oxide Sedation, and Infiltration and Block Anesthesia. I worked 8 years full time and then went part time in 1998. I started teaching part time at Forest Park Community College as an instructor in the Dental Hygiene School.I have been married for 29 years and have 2 amazing daughters. We enjoy spending time together as a family and watching my girls play soccer on the weekends.

Sara 

My name is Sara and I joined the awesome team here at Dr. Marino’s in September 2018. I have worked on the business side of dentistry for over 6 years. I love meeting and getting to know all of our patients and helping them achieve their dream smile!! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Kenny, our daughter, Haley and our fur baby Max!  We love exploring St. Louis and cheering on our favorite sports team, the St.Louis Blues !!

 Katie

 My name is Katie and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2015 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and Bachelors Degree in Health Science and a Minor in Biology. I am also certified in Nitrous Oxide Sedation, Infilteration ,Block Anesthesia and Hygiene Diode Laser Therapy. I enjoy providing optimum care for our patients and giving them a healthy smile that they can feel confident about!! I was born and raised in Farmington, Missouri where I currently live on our farm. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with family, friends and my golden retriever.

Julie

 My name is Julie and I’ve been a Dental Assistant for 27 years. I graduated from Forest Park Community College in 1992 with an Associates Degree in Dental Assisting. I have had extensive continuing  education to keep up to date with all the newest dental procedures. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and some of my best friends over the years have been long time patients and co-workers. I have 3 children ages 22,18 and 16. My oldest is in the Marine Corps, my daughter is going to college this year with an athletic scholarship for softball. My youngest keep me very busy with football and lacrosse. In my free time I like spending time with my 2 dogs and hanging out with friends and family at our lake house.

 Ashley

 My name is Ashley and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from the College of DuPage in Chicago ,Illinois in 2014. I am Certified in Infiltration and Block Anesthesia. I love meeting new patients and helping them feel more confident with their smiles. My family and I moved to St. Louis in March 2018 from Minnesota. In my spare time I enjoy exploring St. Louis with my husband and daughter. I also enjoy running,traveling, anything outdoors and spending time with our rescue pup “Bigfoot” !