Our photo’s and biographies below are designed to familiarize you with our caring team.


dentist dr dennis jonesDennis Jones, DMD – Dentist

Dr.Jones graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1973. He had a dental practice in Port Charlotte from 1973 to 1984, and then relocated to Aurora, Colorado. There he was the Senior Partner in a multi-doctor practice from 1984 to 2006. Dr. Jones then chose to relocate back to paradise with his family. As a practicing dentist for over 30 years, Dr. Dennis Jones does most phases of dentistry, but considers cosmetic and restorative dentistry to be his forte. Dr. Jones takes great pride and satisfaction in helping patients improve their quality of life, their health, and overall well being. The doctor is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association,West Coast Dental Society, and the Charlotte County Dental Society.


dentist dr naravaneTanya Naravane, DMD – Dentist

Dr. Naravane is a Florida native and graduated from the LECOM School of Dental Medicine located in Lakewood Ranch. Dr. Naravane strives to provide compassionate care to all her patients and has even worked with special needs patients during her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. An avid animal lover, she is in the process of training her 2 year old golden retriever Maggie to be a therapy animal for anxious patients. She has also helped to raise awareness on the importance of dental care during her reign as Miss Sarasota USA last year. During her off time, Dr. Naravane keeps herself busy with crossfit and planning her wedding set for May 2018. .



melissaMelissa Thurber, RDH – Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Sarasota Florida. I attended Manatee Community College where I graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene.I have been a hygienist for 15 years and with Toledo Blade Family Dentistry for 5 years.I’ve been married for 11 years and have a beautiful 10 year old daughter. I enjoy what I do and I pride myself on my gentle cleanings and thoroughness.



pamPam Patrick – Treatment Coordinator

Pam was born and raised in Belmont, NY, just a short drive from Buffalo. She graduated from Morrisville Tech with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. She relocated to Charlotte County 20 years ago with her family to continue her career in the medical field. She enjoys making patients feel relaxed and at ease from the moment they walk through the doors.



larissaLarissa – Dental Hygienist

I was born in the Ukraine and raised in the United States since the age of one. I graduated from the State College of Florida with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I have been married for 8 years and have 3 beautiful children. I take pride in knowing each of my patient’s specific needs and love to educate my patients on their oral health.



TeresaTeresa – Hygiene Coordinator

I was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri and lived in Indiana for 21 years before relocating to the Deep Creek area 2 years ago. I’ve worked in the dental field for the past 22 years and prior I have worked in the hospital setting. The beautiful Florida weather, my love for gardening, and wonderful friends helped make this relocation an easy choice.


AliciaAlicia – Dental Assistant

Alicia was born and raised in Oklahoma and moved to Florida 4 years ago. Prior to this move she was a trim carpenter working alongside her father. The hot summers and cold winters brought her inside to pursue a dental career in which she has been in for 12 years. In her free time she loves to shoot billards, camp and ride their Harley. She’s also a mother to “squirrel”, an adopted baby squirrel that she found at our office, bottle fed and then released back into the wild (our back yard).