La'Dell has always known that he wanted to work with people and the public - he just didn't always know how. Growing up a military brat, then becoming a soldier himself after high school, allowed him to see the world in a whole new light. After his military career, believe it or not, his smile brought him into the dental world!
He is dedicated to helping patients throughout their entire dental visit here at the office. He thrives to ensure a stress-free, comfortable, and relaxed dental atmosphere.
La'Dell enjoys meditating, music and considers himself the "Accessory King" with an affinity for socks, bowties and hats. He's always in high spirits with a positive outlook - no negativity his way! When he isn't in the office, he's probably with his husband Chris, of ten years or dancing with his dog, Roman.
Michele has been with Dental Designs since its inception, overseeing all administrative functions in the office. She directly handles all financial matters such as bookkeeping, accounts payable, payroll and banking. She oversees, and is responsible for the supervision of the administrative staff, ensuring all employees are happy and productive. Michele also enjoys assisting with the Front Desk Reception, greeting patients and making them feel welcome.
Married to Michael for thirty years, together they bring a family atmosphere to the dental practice. They have one grown son and a friendly Bengal cat named Rocky! : )
Michael is a seasoned Office Manager with over twenty years experience in the dental field. Working with Dr. Sarris since 2002, he has plenty of expertise in the daily business operations for Dental Designs, including marketing, advertising and website management.
Michael also oversees the aspect of acquiring new patients by providing the best options for completing dental treatments and financial options. His primary goal is to have happy, healthy, and satisfied patients throughout their visit.
Married to his wife, Michele for thirty years, together they have one son, and a Bengal cat, Rocky. When at home, he enjoys football, and spending time landscaping in his garden.
As your insurance and billing specialist for over twenty years, Mariana is here to assist you throughout your visit. Her responsibilities include explaining and discussing your insurance benefits, processing dental claims, and helping making sure you are utilizing all of your dental benefits. She enjoys working with the financial aspects of your dental needs, and is multi-faceted and knowledgeable in the dental industry. She always maintains a positive outlook and works extremely well to provide the best quality service for each patient's needs.
Mariana spends her free time with her husband Jay, and her cat, Tiny and her crazy dog, Taz. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Angie is from Valencia, Venezuela where she graduated as a Dentist in 2003. She moved to the United States in 2015 and since then has been working as a Dental Assistant. Angie likes to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed during treatment and enjoys the rewarding smile of a happy patient. She believes that going the extra mile for patients will always make the difference.
Angie loves outdoors activities, flamenco dance, music, books, spending time at home and looks forward to family vacations that include going to the beach.
Melisa has loved dentistry since she was a child. She studied in Venezuela where she obtained her Dental degree. As soon as she came to the United States, she started her career as a Dental Assistant and quickly received her dental hygienist license. She really cares about her patients' health and happiness, and loves her job!
Melisa values quality time with her husband Luis, and their dog Mack.
Kim studied Exercise Science & Health Promotion at Florida State University and Florida Atlantic University before going on to earn her Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene degrees at Broward College. She is currently working towards earning her Master's Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has a strong dedication to educating her patients about their oral health.
Kim is a lifetime athlete, and played softball in college and internationally. She enjoys traveling, home improvement projects, fitness sports, and loves animals. She and her wife Lindsey, have been together for nearly ten years. They have two older dogs, a German Shepherd, Harley, and a Lab mix, Lucy, along with six fish: Neville, Charlie, Tony, Steve, Ben and BB8! They recently acquired their newest addition Leia, a lab mix rescued from Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico.
Jaime, better known as "Jimmy", works in our office as a Master Ceramist for posterior and anterior cosmetic restorations, shading, and custom staining using only the finest of porcelain. Jimmy has been the owner of Dentate Porcelain Inc., for over thirty years, receiving his training from the LVI Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada and Oral Design Group in New York City.
While in New York, he worked on celebrity smiles such has Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, Arthur Ashe, U.S. Tennis Champion, Melanie Griffith, Actress and Ford Modeling Agency clients including Janice Dickinson and other cover models! Jimmy dedicates his time throughout South Florida's most successful dental offices to work with doctors who seek the finest quality of product, work ethic and dedication to provide a lifetime commitment of satisfaction for the patient and the dental practice.
Jimmy prides himself on using the latest technology in the industry including digital milling and high-tech systems. He delivers timely, superior quality work from our "on-site" dental lab, offering same-day services and quick turnaround time for most procedures, including implants and porcelain veneers.