About Your Team
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 Southwestern State College, and Florida Gulf Coast University. She has 12 years of experience and has worked alongside Dr. Haidet since 2013. She loves providing exceptional dental care to patients while ensuring they experience a calm and caring environment. Her knowledge and skills of innovative dentistry put patients at ease. Shantall is married and has a son, who is the light of her life. Family is an essential part of her life, and she enjoys quality time with them outside of the office.
Michelle - Dental Hygienist
Originally from Cape Cod Massachusetts, Michelle has been practicing dental hygiene here in Southwest 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 going sailing with her family. Michelle is also an amazing pasta sauce maker and enjoys cooking her delicious Italian family recipes.
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 children. When outside of the office, she is active in her church and their choir; you can find her singing every other Sunday.
Emily - Dental Hygienist
A Florida native, Emily was born in Fort Myers and moved to Naples in her sophomore year of high school. She has been in the dental field for about seven years and carries 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 and fur baby, her beagle Cash.
Sherry - Dental Assistant
Sherry is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. She attended the Lorenzo Walker Dental Assisting Program in Naples, Florida. She has 33 years of experience and is a true master of her art. Sherry has been with our practice since 1990. 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, has two adult children and two fur babies. She loves going to the beach, seeing movies, reading, and hanging out with family and friends. Sherry is a Texas girl at heart and loves visiting any chance she gets.
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 and expanded functions including 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.
Carina - Dental Assistant
Carina is originally from Guatemala and was raised in Naples, Florida since the age of 8. Her cheerful and energetic personality makes patients forget they are in the dental chair. She loves bringing smiles to our patient’s faces and enjoys building those relationships. Carina has been in the dental field for over 5 years and enjoys the artistry behind the clinical procedures. She loves working alongside this team and is excited for what the future brings! On her free time, she enjoys staying active and spending time with her family.
MaryBeth - Sterile Technician
MaryBeth is a Connecticut native but has lived in Naples for over 30 years. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years and enjoys building relationships, helping where needed and keeping the flow of the office streamlined. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family. She lives in our beautiful community of Golden Gate estates. She loves country music and vintage markets.
Gina - Business Assistant
Gina is originally from Michigan and has now lived in Naples for over 5 years. She enjoys traveling to spend time with family. Gina has been in the dental field for 5 years and loves building relationships with patients. She will always go above and beyond to put a smile on their face. Gina’s infectious personality will welcome you in from the moment she answers your call to the moment you arrive at our office. On her free time, she loves going on bike rides and is a karaoke enthusiast. She will serenade her team and patients any chance she gets.
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 much of her dental career. She has been an incredible assistant 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 parts of her life.
Ana - Business Assistant
Ana is a New York native and has frequently visited Naples for the last 20 years. She is so excited to now call Naples her home. She has 25 years of experience in medical patient relations and has enjoyed expanding into the dental field. She enjoys conversing with patients and building long lasting relationships. She welcomes everyone into the office with a bright and warm smile. Ana enjoys being a part of a thriving team and is always eager to help. Even though she is new to Dentistry her expertise in patient relations has proven to give clarity and advocacy for patient care. She keeps the quality and care of our patients first. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family.