Meet the Team
"It is with great joy and pleasure that I introduce my team. Without a doubt this is one of the best collection of professionals that can be assembled. This assures you, our valued patient, that you will always receive the best care. In the movies, we see these story lines where teams are assembled to tackle a difficult and often impossible mission often unified with the ultimate trust. If I were responsible for putting together such a group, every one of these individuals would be on my team. That should speak for itself."
Michael R. Dorociak
Front Office Coordinator
Michele is a loyal and dedicated professional who has worked with Dr. Dorociak since he first opened his practice. She was born and raised in Euclid, Ohio, where she began her dental career immediately after graduating from high school. She moved to Florida over 20 years ago and began working in Ft. Myers. She eventually made her way to Sarasota and began working for Dr. Dorociak where she has been for more than 18 years. Trained as a dental assistant, she oversees the front desk where she feels the best part of her job is getting to know the many patients and the stories they bring. Many patients have become like family to her over the years. She is happily married and has two beautiful daughters, Janelle and Rachel. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and loves to travel. Michele's goal before she retires is to see Dr. Dorociak compete on the reality show Survivor.
Tiffany has practiced as a CDA (certified dental assistant) for over nine years. She is a true Floridian, even in the middle of winter you can catch her wearing flip-flops! She has continued her training through the Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry. Her passion and commitment toward excellence in dentistry is unsurpassed. She takes tremendous pride in helping others achieve a beautiful smile and setting a standard for optimal patient care. Her love of dentistry is inspired by Dr. Dorociak, energized by the compassion and honesty he provides to his patients. At home, she thoroughly enjoys spending time with her "little slugger" Preston and "mini-me" Arabella. When she's not in the dugout being the "team mom," her hobbies include drawing and reading.
If dentistry were a card game, then Sandy would be one of the aces! She grew up as a farmer's daughter in Ohio, where she enjoyed horseback riding, rodeos, and of course lots of animals. She later moved to Stratford, Connecticut, where she received her degree from Briarwood College. She worked in the Constitution State for 15 years before moving to Florida to be with her mother and grandmother. After working here in Sarasota and taking time to be a mom, Sandy found Dr. Dorociak. She was impressed by his integrity and the care he gives his patients. Also lovingly known in the office as Sophia, Sandy has been with the practice for many years and has no intentions to retire before Dr. Dorociak. She even plans on being the lead assistant for one of his daughters when they join the practice. She truly enjoys being a part of our wonderful dental family.
Chris is a certified dental assistant originally from Colorado. She moved from the Rocky Mountain state in 2001 and has been a part of the team for many years. She strives to provide awesome dental care and comfort for her patients. At the same time she likes to laugh and make the patients feel at home. Chris is the culinary expert in the practice, with cooking and art being her two passions. If you talk with Chris dont be surprised if you leave the office with a recipe for dinner!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Gillian is one of our amazing hygienists. Originally from Ontario, Canada, she has been living in Sarasota since high school. If you listen closely, you can still detect some of her Canadian roots, often responding with a definitive "Eh!" Originally trained as a dental assistant, Gill obtained her degree from Palm Beach Community College where she served as class president. She has been part of the team for over 15 years and has exceptional skills. Her bright smile and contagious laughter light up the office. She takes tremendous pride in making long-lasting friendships with her patients as well as educating them and helping them achieve dental health. Gill demonstrates great joy in her family and you can always find her doing something whether it is cheering for her boys on the playing field, visiting her girls at Notre Dame, or traveling with her husband.
Registered Dental Hygienist - RDH BASDH
Colette found a home with Dr. Dorociak immediately after graduating from Manatee Community College in dental hygiene. She now takes great pride in making every patient feel right at home in our office. She is currently attending St. Petersburg College to continue her education in dental hygiene. Colette brings to the practice a vast array of experience in treating patients of all ages. She has worked in the nursing field at both Sarasota and Venice Hospitals along with running her own daycare. With gentle hands, a big heart, and a dedication to personal care she looks forward to making a great connection with her patients. She has been married since 2005, to her dear, high school sweetheart. She currently resides at her home in Myakka City with her husband, their three teenage children, and a small farm of ducks, chickens, and vegetables.
Kellie Sue Snapp
Registered Dental Hygienist - RDH BASDH
Kelli has been in the dental field since 1994 and is an important part of our dental team. Her amicable personality is a delight for patients to experience. She began as a dental assistant and practiced in Sarasota for six years before deciding to further her education in dental hygiene at Manatee Community College. Her commitment to excellence has allowed her to continue her training in the Bachelor in Dental Hygiene Program at St. Petersburg College. Kelli Sue is currently raising five dogs, and is an avid 8-ball pool player. When you come in to see Kelli, make sure you ask her about her latest adventure, as she enjoys spending time traveling to new and exciting destinations with her boyfriend.