Meet the Staff

 Kay-Administrative Assistant:

  • Responsible for the financial aspects of the office: payroll, refunds, bills, collections, etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating computer software
  • Helps at the front office or in the back with sterilization
  • Married to Dr. Saari for 40 years, has 3 children, 2 son-in-laws, a grandson, and 1 long haired miniature dachshund Tasha
  • Enjoys working out at the gym, yoga, reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends
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Beth-Front Desk Receptionist:

  • Works the front office by scheduling patients for appointments, answering the phone, checking patients in and out, filing insurance, ordering office supplies, etc.
  • Employed by Dr. Saari over 25 years
  • Worked in Healthcare for 40 years
  • Lakeland native
  • Graduate of Kathleen High School
  • Married, has 2 adult children, 2 grandsons and 2 labs, Georgia and Fletcher
  • Enjoys working in her yard, spending time with family and friends, and Domino Night.
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Paula K-Dental Assistant:

  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Employed by Dr. Saari for 20 years
  • Worked in General Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry
  • Married for 30 years, has 1 son, 1 daughter, and several dogs, cats, chickens, and rabbits.
  • Enjoys spending time at the beach, a time with her family.
 

Jeannie-Registered Dental Hygienist:

  • Received Dental Hygiene Degree from Miami Dade Community College in 1997
  • Employed by Dr. Saari for 14 years
  • Worked as a Dental Hygienist in General Dentistry and Periodontics for 22 years
  • Member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Florida Dental Hygienist’s Association
  • Past President and Treasurer of Polk County Dental Hygienist’s Society
  • Lifelong resident of Florida

Holly-Registered Dental Hygienist:

  • Received Dental Hygiene Degree from Valencia Community College in 2009
  • Employed by Dr. Saari for 7 years
  • Worked as a Dental Hygienist in General Practice for 10 years
 

Gwen – Front Desk Receptionist:

  • Works the front office by scheduling patients for appointments, answering the phone, checking patients in and out, filing insurance, etc. 
  • Certified Dental Assistant and assists Dr. Saari in the back office too,
  • Has experience in General Dentistry, Pedodontics, Periodontics.
  • Married and has 1 child named Clayton, 2 dogs named Marta and Luna,  and 1 cat named Simone
  • Enjoys family time, music, and cooking