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:

 

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.



Kelley Whiting

Registered Dental Hygienist
 

Originally from Connecticut, Kelley has been in Florida for 26 years now. She has been a practicing dental hygienist just as long. Kelley is a shining star in our practice and truly enjoys the relationships she builds with her patients and helping them to achieve a healthy smile. When not working you can find Kelley on the boat fishing with her husband and two daughters.

 



Valerie D'Esposito, EFDA

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.



Mary Caldwell

Patient Coordinator
 

Mary comes to us all the way from Ohio. She has been in the dentistry field for 35 years now. She began her career as an assistant and moved to the administrative aspect. She is well abreast on insurances, coding and utilizing patient benefits. She is the smiling face that will greet you at each visit. In her spare time Mary enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, sewing and walking on the beach.


 

Kristi Nance

Dental Assistant
 

Kristi comes to us from Knoxville, Tennessee. She has been in the dentistry field for 12 years now primarily working in the periodontal field. We welcomed her into our practice two years ago and she has been a great asset. In her spare time Kristi enjoys spending time with her daughter, the beach and yoga.
 


Kasi Morgan

Dental Assistant
 

Kasi is the newest face to our Ultimate Team. Born and raised in Florida and living in New Smyrna. She comes to us with three years experience as a dental assistant. Continually expanding her learning's we know she will go far with dentistry. In her free time she enjoys the beach, volleyball, and her dog Tucker.