Meet The Staff - Bradenton, FL

Meet Our Excellent Team

Meet Our Staff

Tara

Dental Hygienist
Office Manager (CRDH, RRT)

Tara completed her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene with honors from Manatee Community College. While in school, she served as president of the Student American Dental Hygiene Association. Additionaly, she has an Associates degree in respiratory care. For the past 12 years she has worked as a critical care RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) and is certified in advanced cardiac life support. Whether helping to treat and prevent oral disease or helping someone to breathe easier, Tara enjoys improving the quality of her patient’s lives. She began working with Dr. Eastman in 2004 and is the dental hygiene area manager. Tara is married with two children.

Brett

Dental Hygienist
Treatment Coordinator (RDH)

Brett received his Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from SPJC in St. Petersburg, FL in 1998. He began working with Dr. Eastman in 1999 and found his niche. He completed Nobel Biocare’s training on NobelGuide: Computer planning Software for Dental Implants in 2005 during its initial release in the U.S. and prepares CT scans for viewing by Dr. Eastman. He carries multiple roles in the office, as Study Club Coordinator for the Manatee Study Club, practice liaison and Area Manager for marketing and technology. He enjoys the outdoors, loves technology and has an artistic/creative side. He is a fifth-generation native Florida resident who is married, father of two boys and volunteers with the Cub Scouts serving as Cub Master for Pack 46 in Bradenton.

Kim

Dental Hygienist (CRDH)

Bio coming soon.

Bobbi

Dental Hygienist (CRDH)

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Valentin

Dental Hygienist (CRDH)

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Chris

Dental Hygienist (CRDH)

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Andrea

Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Andrea received her certification in Dental assisting from Manatee Technical College in 2010 and has been loving her profession ever since! She was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Andrea’s passion is helping people and her priority is patient care. She takes pride in her job and works closely with our doctors and team as the clinical area manager. Although dentistry is a huge part of her life, she is equally passionate about spending quality time with her family and close friends. Andrea looks forward to building a relationship with all our patients at Eastman Periodontics.

Yana

Dental Assistant (EFDA)

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Stevie

Dental Assistant (EFDA)

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Sabrina

Dental Assistant (EFDA)

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Rose

Dental Assistant (EFDA)

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Diana

Dental Assistant (EFDA)

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Ryan

Sterilization Tech

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Shellie

Registered Nurse (RN)

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Brooke

Registered Nurse (RN, BSN)

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Kelsey

Registered Nurse (RN, BSN)

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Sherri

Insurance Coordinator

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Mallorie

Financial Coordinator

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Jazmyn

Appointment Coordinator

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Fran

Appointment Coordinator

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Starea

Appointment Coordinator

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Rebecca

Appointment Coordinator

Rebecca joined the practice in 2013 after leaving Michael’s Arts and Crafts as a customer experience manager. Being a past paramedic, she missed being in the medical field and has a passion for helping others through her position as financial coordinator. She processes all insurance related transactions and helps answer any questions patients’ may have regarding their coverage. Rebecca also reviews the financial aspect of our patients’ treatment plans and helps make financial arrangements for them. Originally from Indiana, she spent 28 years in Michigan before moving to Florida in 2011. She loves sharing her arts and crafts with friends. She has 2 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 mini dachshunds.

Miriam

Inter Office Communications Coordinator

Miriam has been with Eastman Periodontics for over 10 years and controls all outgoing written communications via postal, email and fax with referring offices. Her warm and inviting personality makes her a pleasure to work with. Being a mother is Miriam’s most shining accomplishment. She is extremely proud of her two children and loves spending time with her family and three grandchildren.

Cruise

IT Manager

Cruise earned his Bachelors in Information Technology Systems Administration December of 2015. He helps manage computer issues, data entry and IT projects around the office. He began working for Dr. Eastman since September of 2006, and still loves the atmosphere and work environment he experiences today. He is a Florida resident whom recently had a baby boy.

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