Meet Our Team
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.
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.
My name is Alyssa and dentistry has had a huge impact on my life. My aspiration to pursue a career in dentistry began at a young age. Upon graduating high school, I was given the opportunity to mentor my great uncle at his dental practice learning all of the basics of dental assisting. Over the past 5 years I have perfected my assisting skills by on the job training and continuing education courses. My goal as Dr. Marino’s assistant is to help create beautiful, healthy smiles that give our patients confidence for years to come.Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two sons and our family and friends.
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 !!