Meet Our Team
My name is Carla and I am the Office Manager for Dr. Marino. I have been with the practice for 30 years. I was blessed with the opportunity Dr. Marino provided for me in starting my career. Even though when I started I had no dental knowledge or former training, Dr. Marino still 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 that 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.
I have two wonderful children who I am very proud of. In my spare time I enjoy boating, swimming, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
My name is Michele and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I have worked for Dr. Marino for 27 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 Jennifer; I am a Dental Hygienist at Dr. Marino’s office. I have worked at the practice for 14 years and have been in dentistry since 1993. I began my dental career by getting my Certification in Dental Assisting from Mineral Area College. After working as an assistant for 12 years, I completed my Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene and Nitrous Oxide Sedation as well as Infiltration and Block Anesthesia. Upon completing my degree, it was my good fortune to begin working for Dr. Marino.
I have been married for 15 years, and we have two beautiful daughters and a step-son. My girls are very involved in sports and extracurricular activities and we usually are spending the weekends cheering them on. I can safely speak for everyone else here when I say that this is an amazing office to work at. Not only is the staff part of my extended family, but so are my patients.
My name is Jan and I am a Dental Hygienist at Dr. Marino’s office. I have been with the practice for10 years. I graduated from St. Louis Community College at Forest Park with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2008. I am certified in Nitrous Oxide, Infiltration and Block Anesthesia.
I am married with three beautiful children. I truly enjoy dental hygiene and the connection I make with our patients each day.
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.