Our team is hand-picked by Dr. Ruth Rojas herself. Chosen for their charisma, compassion, and expertise, our team truly makes every patient’s experience unique and wonderful. They work hard to create an environment that’s welcoming and judgment-free, and they’re proud to be a part of so many life-changing journeys with patients. To get to know more about them, like what they like to do outside of the practice, read their biographies below!
Martha started out as a dental assistant in 2005 before majoring in Business Administration at Temple University in 2008. She later moved into the administrative area of dentistry, working for the University of Pennsylvania and eventually joining our team in January of 2022! So far, her favorite part of this job is that every day brings something different, from collaborating with coworkers to achieving tasks together to implementing new protocols in order to make everyone better. Everyone’s understanding of teamwork is so incredible!
Away from the office, Martha is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has two beautiful daughters. As for hobbies, she enjoys being outdoors with her family, biking, exploring new places, and creating delicious desserts when she has the free time. Originally from Colombia, she also speaks Spanish, having moved to the United States alone at the age of 19 to learn English.
Sharon was born and raised in Connecticut but has called Sarasota her home for many years. She has 23 years of dental experience, and her warm smile and genuine spirit naturally put our patients at ease. We rely on her to keep our office organized, and she always does a great job!
Sharon has been happily married to the love of her life for over 33 years. She and her husband have two daughters and two sons-in-law. In addition to spending as much time as possible with her beautiful family, she loves cooking, participating in volunteer work, and shopping.
KC brings an amazing 35 years of dental experience to our practice, and she loves that she gets to interact with great patients and work alongside an awesome team every single day. She graduated from the Sarasota Technical Institute and is a certified surgical technologist.
KC says that she is lucky because she is married to her best friend, Dave, and they like to spend their time together paddle boarding, riding motorcycles, boating, or hitting the beach. They are also always excited to try new restaurants.
This former Pittsburgh girl now calls Lakewood Ranch home. Diane is happily married with 3 grown children, a daughter-in-law, and 3 grand puppies-all of them are the love of her life. She enjoys staying fit, spending time with family and friends, and soaking in everything this tropical paradise offers. Diane’s many years of dental experience will help to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
Born and raised in Sarasota, Erika has been happy to call our practice home since 2016. A 14-year dental veteran, her favorite part of her job is answering our patients’ questions and explaining what they can expect during their treatments, putting their minds at ease to ensure a comfortable experience. She is certified in dental radiology and has completed training at BioHorizons for surgical and restorative assisting.
Erika has been married for almost 9 years and has two kitty cats, Sushi and Yoshi. She loves staying active by working out and is currently challenging herself by learning Polish. She frequently participates in volunteer work and has a passion for traveling the world with her husband.
Austin joined our practice in 2020, and he likes that he gets to be a part of such an amazing team that is so genuine and loving. He says that every day presents new challenges that constantly expand his mind and skills. After obtaining his dental assisting certification, he went on to become certified in expanded functions by passing a program at Manatee Technical College.
Austin comes from a very large and loving family…he says it's getting to the point that he is forgetting people’s names! In his free time, he likes playing disc golf, gaming on his PC, boxing, and weightlifting.
Antonia says that her job is all about helping people feel more confident about their smiles. She’s grateful that she’s able to do this every day thanks in large part to our fantastic team that encourages her to succeed and make her love being here! She attended Manatee Technical College for her dental training and has worked in dentistry for about a decade so far.
Antonia is originally from Hungary, and she moved to the U.S. with her parents and two brothers in 2006, right before turning 15 years old. Thanks to her parents’ hard work, everyone in the family are now American citizens. She did not speak any English when she moved here, but now she is fairly fluent and eager to learn Spanish. Outside of work, she likes being outdoors, taking her dogs for walks, working out, and painting/drawing.