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.












Valerie D'Esposito, EFDA

Office Manager / Lead Surgical Dental Assistant

Valerie is a Florida native which is a rare occurrence! She grew up right here in Port Orange, Florida and brings over 20 years of experience as an administrative assistant to our practice. Valerie completed her expanded functions in dental auxiliary at the University of Florida in 2012 – GO GATORS!  She has a true love for dentistry and is always continuing her education with CE courses.  Valerie 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 three 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 four years ago and she has been a great asset. In her spare time Kristi enjoys spending time with her daughter, the beach and yoga.

Meghan Long, EFDA

Dental Assistant

Meghan is a New Smyrna Beach, FL native and has been with our practice since she graduated the Dental Assisting Program.  She is currently working on becoming a registered Dental Hygienist.  Meghan enjoys fishing, rock climbing and spending time with her two year old daughter.  Meghan brings a lot of spark to our office and can always make you smile or laugh. 


Jennifer Shelor, CRDH

Dental Hygienist

Jennifer comes to us all the way from Oklahoma though she grew up in Florida.  She has been a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist for 5 years now.  She is no stranger to the dental field as she worked with Dr. Kim as a surgical assistant for 4 years before taking some time off to be a mom and go to hygiene school.  Jennifer currently resides in Palatka with her four children.  If she isn't cleaning teeth she is at the ball fields rooting her children on who are avid softball players. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing and going to the beach.