Meet the Staff


(From the left: Lauren, Dr. Elwell and Tina) 


Lauren joined our team in March of 2020, after moving to the area from Reno, NV. She has over three years experience assisting in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She passed her National Dental Anesthesia Assisting Certification Exam (DAANCE) in 2019. She is an excellent addition to our staff.

In 2015, Lauren played soccer professionally as a goal keeper in France. She enjoys her new found beach life and spends her free time deep sea fishing on her boat in the Gulf of Mexico. 



Tina has been with our office since October of 2003. She worked in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Kansas for six years before moving to Florida in May of 2003. Tina has been part of our team for 17 years as an Oral Surgery Assistant.

She is a native of Michigan and loves the Michigan Wolverines. She also enjoys shooting pool as a hobby. 



Anna Maria 

A native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio, Anna has been in the dental profession for over 21 years. She attended San Antonio College and graduated from the Dental Assisting Program in 1999.

Anna is certified in dental radiology and has her National Dental Anesthesia Assisting Certification (DAANCE). She works at the front desk as a Treatment Plan Coordinator and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Anna is a Dallas Cowboy fan and enjoys traveling and experiencing food from all cultures. 



Amber Lopez

Amber joined our team in November of 2017. She has been working with medical insurance and doing medical billing and coding for over 16 years. In addition to oral surgery, she has experience billing for durable medical equipment, respiratory care, podiatry, and obstetrics/gynecology.

Amber is originally from Sikeston, Missouri and moved to the Gulf Coast in 2011. Her interests outside of work include baking, reading, enjoying music, and spending time with her family.