Joli, Chief Office Administrator, Certified Dental Assistant
Joli — it’s pronounced Yoli — joined the Root Dental team after relocating to Vero Beach in 1998. She began her career with us as a certified dental assistant and is now the chief office administrator. She holds a BS in Special Education and dedicates time to mentoring children in the community. When she’s not working, Joli enjoys nature and travel — especially engaging in activities with her husband and daughters. They enjoy day trips to the beach, area springs, and state parks. Joli also loves to read and run.
Sandy, Business Administrator
Sandy was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, but she has lived in places from coast to coast. She has more than 20 years’ experience as an administrator and more than ten years’ experience in the dental profession. She relocated to Vero Beach in 2013 and joined Root Dental in November 2014. Sandy is a family-oriented individual, and she is married with one son. A lover of the outdoors, she enjoys coastal living and all that Vero has to offer. When she is not working, you may spot Sandy at the beach or out listening to music.
Tina, Certified Dental Assistant
Tina spent her childhood in Mississippi and returned to Indian River County as a young adult. She has served Dr. Root and his patients since she became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2003. As the proud mother of two adopted children, she enjoys giving back to the community whenever she can. Her areas of certification include dental radiography, expanded functions, biomedical waste control, and CPR. As Dr. Root’s lead assistant, Tina manages clinical functions: she reviews and authenticates dental charts for optimal patient care, tracks lab cases, and orders supplies. She loves the bond that develops with patients and looks forward to caring for you and your specific needs.
Nicole is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with Root Dental since 2013. She is also a wife, mother of three, certified stand-up paddle board instructor, Special Olympics surf and SUP coach, and certified yoga instructor with a passion for working with people (Whew!) Originally from New Jersey, she has lived in Florida for more than 14 years. “I have been fortunate to be a member of the Root Dental Team for three years now. I thoroughly enjoy caring for people and helping them find ways to care for themselves. Within this practice, I have been able to build many personal and professional relationships with my patients and coworkers. Because of this, I am one of those people who can say I love my job!”
Alexa, Dental Assistant
Alexa grew up in Vero Beach and loved going to the dentist as a child. She always knew she wanted to work in the dental field. She graduated from Indian River State College and has been a dental assistant since 2010. She loves working with Dr. Root and the staff and how welcoming and helpful everyone is with one another. What she finds most satisfying is helping patients smile more. “I love that you can change something a patient doesn’t like about their teeth and they start smiling more because they’ve gained confidence.” Alexa is close with her family and has two sisters. She and her boyfriend have a very spoiled dog named Remi. In her spare time, she loves anything to do with water and spends a lot of time boating, as well as air boating. When she’s land-bound she loves running.