Meet the Ultimate Dental Team

Our Port Orange Dental Team

At Dr. Kim’s dental office in Port Orange, we offer our patients a soothing, calm and relaxing environment where they can enjoy high-quality dental care free from stress and worry.

We know that going to the dentist typically doesn’t top the list of most people’s preferred activities, but we’re trying to change that for our patients in every aspect from our excellent team to our spa-like amenities.

Our professional staff will care for you and your family, and make you feel right at home.


Jennifer Miller

Registered Dental Hygienist:

 

Jennifer Miller - Registered Dental Hygienist

Education:

University of Florida

  •     Local Anesthesia Certification – 2013

University of Missouri

  •     BS Degree, Dental Hygiene – 2001
  •     Lic # DH16290

Jennifer Miller is a licensed dental hygienist with 22 years of  experience in dentistry.  She is an alumni of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2001.  Her educational experiences at UM-KC allowed her to work closely with all of the dental departments including Oncology, Public Health, Pathology, Periodontics, and Pediatrics.  She won 1st place for her table clinic presentation on the newly FDA approved drug Arestin, which is used in conjunction with periodontal therapy.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Jennifer’s dental career began working for a periodontal office in Overland Park, Kansas.  The experiences she encountered while working there included assisting with periodontal surgery, implant placements, and occlusion disease treatments.  She also assisted the hygienists in the office in obtaining extensive medical histories, taking radiographs, and impressions for study models.

After graduation, Jennifer’s career took her from Kansas City to Daytona Beach where she began practicing as a Hygienist in General Dentistry and a Periodontal Specialty practice.  In 2013, she received her Local Anesthesia license from the University of Florida.  This license has allowed her to offer more pain control options to her patients.  She is CPR/BLS certified.  Other areas of training include Invisalign, risk management, and cavity control through Fluoride Therapy.

Jennifer’s background in oral hygiene affords her expertise in formulating products and instructions to improve her patient's oral health.  She can formulate an oral health regimen, working in conjunction with Dr. Kim, to provide her patients with optimal care for problems such as gingivitis, periodontitis, sensitivity, caries prevention and restorative needs, to name a few.


Valerie D'Esposito, EFDA

Valerie Mahaney - Dental Assistant

Office Manager / Lead Surgical Dental Assistant:

Valerie is a Florida native which is a rare occurrence! She is from Port Orange, Florida and brings 10 years of experience as an administrative assistant. Valerie completed her expanded functions in dental auxiliary at the University of Florida – GO GATORS! Valerie has a love for dentistry and is always continuing her education with courses.  She loves going to the beach, boating, her son's little league baseball games and watching college football in her spare time. She is an avid music lover as well of all genres. Valerie resides in Port Orange with her husband and two sons.

 

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Pamela Owen

Dental Assistant

 

Pamela comes to us from Madison, Wisconsin. She has been in dentistry since 2002.  Pamela took a short break from dentistry to expand her “wings” and became a Flight Attendant where she met her fiancé Shaun.  She currently resides in New Smyrna Beach, and enjoys crafting, being on the lake water skiing, traveling, and shopping in her free time.  Pamela is the proud mother of two adult children whom still reside in Wisconsin.  Pamela has become a great asset to our practice and we are extremely happy to have her as a part of our team.