About Your Team

Michelle - Dental Hygienist

Originally from Cape Cod Massachusetts, Michelle has been practicing dental hygiene here in SW Florida since 2000.

Michelle prides herself on providing thorough cleanings all while getting to know her patients, establishing rapport and building lasting relationships.

Michelle has 2 children with her husband Chad Wills, a Naples native and local chiropractor. When outside of the office, she enjoys being active with her friends and family.

Kayla - Dental Hygienist

Kayla chose to become a dental hygienist because she wanted to make a positive difference in patients’ lives. She graduated as valedictorian of her dental hygiene class at Eastern Florida State College in 2010.

Kayla and her family moved to Naples in 2017 and she joined Gulf Shore in 2018. Her favorite aspect of her job is seeing improvements in patients’ health over time as she partners with them to achieve their best oral care routine. Kayla lives in Golden Gate Estates with her husband Ross and their two small children.

When outside of the office, she is active in her church, and she enjoys taking on DIY home improvement projects.

Sherry - Dental Assistant

Sherry is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. She attended the Lorenzo Walker Dental Assisting program in Naples, Florida and has 29 years of experience as a dental assistant.

Sherry has been with the practice since 1996 and loves our caring atmosphere. She truly enjoys helping people achieve the smiles of their dreams. Sherry’s confidence in her skills and knowledge about dentistry puts patients at ease.

Sherry is married and has two children. She loves going to the beach, seeing movies, and hanging out with family and friends.

Emily - Dental Hygienist

A Florida native, Emily was born in Fort Myers and moved to Naples her sophomore year of high school. She graduated from St. Petersburg College and spent two years away from home to achieve her goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist.  She has been in the dental field for about seven years and carries the experience of several aspects of the dental office including reception, dental assisting, and dental hygiene.

The most rewarding part of her job is being able to make an impact on her patient’s overall health and oral hygiene. She prides herself on the education she is able to give her patients to take home once they leave the office.

Recently engaged, Emily and her fiancé Hunter are planning on getting married on home plate at Busch Stadium in St. Louis Missouri. In her free time, she loves spending time with her fiancé by going to the movies and trying new restaurants in town. She is also the mother of a fur baby, her beagle Cash.

Lesley - Dental Assistant

Lesley is from Kokomo, Indiana and has over 20 years of experience as a dental assistant.  She completed the dental assisting training program in 1996 at the Professional Careers Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lesley has been with the practice since 1999 and loves the professionalism and top-notch care that we provide at Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry.  Lesley's extensive knowledge along with her compassion and gentle nature always puts our patients at ease.

When outside of the office, Lesley enjoys traveling with her husband in their motor home and spending time with family and friends.

Karla - Dental Assistant

Karla has been a Dental Assistant for over 18 years. She is originally from Nicaragua but grew up in Miami where she received her Dental Assistant Training as an expanded function and radiology. Karla enjoys caring for patients and making sure they feel at ease during their dental appointment.

Karla is married, has two sons and a dog. When away from the office, she loves spending time with her family, going on nature walks and reading about health and wellness.

MaryBeth - Sterile Technician

Bio coming soon!

Shantall - Practice Manager of Operations

Shantall is a southwest Florida native, born in Fort Myers and raised in Bonita Springs.

She attended the academy of Dental Assistants in Saint Petersburg, Florida where she learned her dental technical expertise. She now has 10 years of experience and has been working alongside Dr. Haidet since 2013.  She loves providing exceptional dental care to patients while making sure they experience a calm and caring environment. Her knowledge and skills of innovative dentistry put patients at ease.

Shantall is married and has a dog named Dennis. Family is an essential part of her life, and she enjoys getting together with them outside of the office.

Ana - Business Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Gina - Business Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Joanna - Business Assistant

Joanna is a southwest Florida native who has been in the dental field for over 10 years. She has been a Dental Assistant for the majority of her dental career. She has been an incredible assist to our front desk team. She enjoys getting to know each of the patients who come through the office. Joanna utilizes her dental knowledge to ensure proper patient education and care.

Joanna enjoys a full life with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She likes reading, and spending time with her extended family that are integral part of her life.