Meet the Team

I have the best team!

We are all one family, very professional and very friendly. Our patients feel our closeness when they visit and know we personally care about them and their happiness.

Each team member is skilled, gentle, and compassionate. They are giving and warm, too, and dedicated to providing the best experience to each person who comes to Lasting Smiles Dental Care.

~ Dr. Nadim Haidar

 

Shelli

Office Manager

Hello and welcome! I’m Shelli, the Office Manager, and I’ll be one of the first people to greet you when you walk into the office. I will check you in, assist with paperwork, and when you’re finished I’ll check you out. We’ll also review your treatment plan and payment options together, so you understand what’s involved and what you’ll need to do. Additionally, I coordinate the schedule for Dr. Haidar, Hygiene, and staffing, as well as handle payroll and marketing. Dr. Haidar is a great dentist, and the team is amazing: everyone here really cares about your health and comfort, and wants you to be full of smiles when you think of us!

After 45 years in Clarksville, TN, my wonderful husband Derek and I made a leap of faith and moved to Florida. We have three amazing children: son Landon and daughter Kaleigh are both adults and living in Tennessee. Allie, our youngest daughter, is here with us and graduating high school in 2020. We love the Florida weather and spend as much time outdoors as we can! We also enjoy traveling when we have the time.

 

Sherry

Dental Hygienist

Welcome to Lasting Smiles Dental Care! I’m Sherry, a dental hygienist, and I look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile. I’ll take your radiographs, provide preventive cleanings, and offer a lot of practical education and motivation. Your oral health concerns are my concerns, and I want you to have a wonderfully beautiful smile you love! That’s true of Dr. Haidar and my coworkers, too. Here, you’re treated like family: compassion, friendliness, and professionalism are extended to everyone who visits!

I’m a Florida native, born and raised in Orlando. In 1989, I got married and moved to Clermont, where I knew I wanted to raise my family. After more than 30 years here, I still enjoy working and living in this great community.

 

Brenda

Certified Dental Assistant

Welcome! I’m Brenda, a certified dental assistant, and I’ll be with you during visits. I make sure everything is ready for treatment and for Dr. Haidar, and keep our clinical schedule flowing smoothly. My main goal, and that of Dr. Haidar and the team, is making sure you are comfortable and happy with the care we provide. I love building relationships with our patient family and look forward to getting to know you!

Beyond caring for patients, I love the beach, hanging with friends, going to the gym, eating new foods, and playing with my two dogs, Jax and Meeko. I served for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, prior to joining the Lasting Smiles Dental Care team.

 

Juliana

Dental Assistant

Welcome to Lasting Smiles Dental Care! I’m Juliana, a dental assistant, and offer a variety of patient care and office support. I’ll make sure you’re comfortable in the dental chair, prepare you for your procedure, and assist Dr. Haidar during the process. One of the most rewarding parts of being part of this team is knowing that people who used to fear seeing the dentist have confidence and trust in us to help them. We all want you to leave here smiling and happy!

I am from Medellin, Colombia, and came to the U.S. in 2013. I graduated from high school in Miami and now live in Clermont. When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my family, friends, and hamsters. My current favorite hobbies are going to the gym and trying different restaurants with my boyfriend.

 

Anesa

Dental Assistant

Hi and welcome! I’m Anesa, a dental assistant, and I look forward to meeting you. I set up rooms and will seat and prepare you for your procedure. I’ll then assist Dr. Haidar while making sure you’re at ease in the chair. He’s a very gentle dentist, so I know you’ll be comfortable! Everyone here wants you to feel at home during visits. If there’s ever anything you need, let one of us know!

When I’m not at Lasting Smiles Dental Care, I enjoy spending time with my family and animals. I love crafting, with painting and sculpting being my absolutely favorite hobbies.

 

Karen

Insurance Coordinator

Hi and welcome to Lasting Smiles Dental Care! My name is Karen and I’m the Insurance Coordinator for our practice. I will verify your insurance eligibility, file and follow-up on your claim, and post the payments when they arrive. I will do my best to ensure you get the most from your benefits. If you have questions about your account, please ask me!

I moved to Florida from Long Island, NY, in February 2018. My husband and I are living in Apopka and loving the weather! I have grandchildren in New York and enjoy seeing them as often as possible. Closer to home, I like helping out with neighborhood and community activities.

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