Meet the Staff
Lead Dental Assistant / Expanded Function
My name is Cristina and I moved to America from Romania in 2000. I have been Dr. Levine’s dental assistant since 2006. I am a very experienced Certified Dental Assistant, graduating from Sanford Brown Institute in Ft. Lauderdale. I want each patient’s dental visit to be as stress-free and comfortable as possible. I used to be a professional handball player back in Romania. I enjoy traveling with my husband, biking, hiking, and constantly learning more about dentistry.
Dental Assistant / Expanded Function
After graduating from Citrus High school in 2013 in Inverness, FL. I moved to Ft. Lauderdale to pursue my career in dentistry. I received my certification from DAAPB followed by a license in expanded function duties. I have been working for the Levine’s since 2015 with goals to one day be a hygienist. My ultimate dream is to become a dentist because I love dentistry. I am very passionate to learn and love to make people smile. My hobbies include kayaking, going to the beach and spending time with my fiance, Chris, and puppy, Laila.
Front Desk / Business Assistant
I was born and raised in Los Angeles California but moved to Georgia at 16 with my family. When I was 19 years old I started my Dental career as an Endodontist assistant. I married my high school sweetheart, Ryan, in 2007 and moved to South Florida. I worked for the Levine’s for about 5 years and then took a brief break to raise my 3 handsome boys. I was invited back to work for the Levine’s in their beautiful new office. I function as our in-house “IT” department, scheduling coordinator and resident happy helper.
Front Desk / Treatment & Scheduling Coordinator
I’ve been in dentistry for over 35yrs and made it a career. I was fortune enough to work with quality dentists over the years and I understand the dentistry that is offered to patients. I’m very proud to say I have two wonderful children, a son who graduated Nova Dental School in 2006, and I have a daughter who is a wedding planner since 2005, both live and work in the Orlando area.
Over the years my experience in a dental office includes being Certified Dental Assistant, Treatment and Insurance Coordinator, and Managed Higher End Dental Offices. I believe in the technology dentistry has to offer and I have seen it make a difference in patient’s lives from digital x-rays, to better materials including crowns, bridges, veneers, and implant restorative dentistry. My forte is working with patients and helping them afford the dentistry they want, for a better life, whether it is for function or cosmetic reasons. Your smile is everything!
I joined the Levine’s office in March of this year and it is a pleasure working with them. It is amazing that they have worked in the same area for thirty- three years and I’m so impressed to see so many patients that have been with them over the years, the patients actually welcome me to the practice!