Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Janet

Business Manager

I’m excited that my job as business manager is to help all patients get the dental care they want and need. By helping to maximize benefits and coordinate financial arrangements, I help patients who come in worried to leave with a smile. I’ve been in the dental field since 2000 and am delighted to have joined Dr. Schapley and his amazing team here in North Port, a place I’ve called home since 1988.

On a personal note, I love sunset walks on the beach and especially enjoy them with my husband, who was also my high-school sweetheart, Doug. In 2015, we became first-time grandparents of twins: one of life’s greatest blessings! I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, biking, boating, and photography, although, as of 2015, grandparenting is my number-one passion!


Jo

Appointment Coordinator

More than likely, your initial contact with our office is by telephone and a conversation with me. It is my pleasure to answer your questions and begin what I hope will be a long and healthy professional relationship. After receiving my dental hygiene degree from Pensacola State College in 1978, I gained valuable work experience in dental assisting and office administration. Over a span of years, I have seen many positive changes in dentistry, including the development of state-of-the-art dental equipment and innovative technology, such as implants. This allows us to deliver your dental treatment in a more efficient and comfortable environment. When you arrive at our office, our primary focus is you. You’ll feel right at home!

I have a blessed life! I share it with Bobby, who by the way was my high-school sweetheart. We spend the majority of our time together boating and fishing. He is an awesome golfer and I love walking the course as he plays. My daughter Ashley and her husband Tommy, and our son Ryan and his wife Sherill, live in Northwest Florida, along with my three wonderful granddaughters Parker, Kennedy, and Karly.

I am always in motion! I love dance and fitness and I am a certified Zumba instructor. I look forward to speaking with you soon!


Sherri

Dental Assistant

I started as a dental assistant in 2007. I still love my career and the patients I get to see every day. I am a fun perfectionist at work. I feel I put the “elation” in patient relationships. Changing a not-so-great experience into a positive one is one of the many reasons I love being a dental assistant. Not to mention the daily hands-on dental work and procedures I get to do. After assisting this long, my experience has been built up in all areas of dentistry.

I am a lucky mom of four children, one of which is our furry dog Marc. My focus at home is mainly on my kids, as they are the lights of my life. I am married to my high-school sweetheart. For fun, I enjoy playing with my kids, music, campfires, beach time, cooking, and reading.


Kathleen

Dental Assistant

I started my dental career in 1991 and have had the privilege to work with Dr. Schapley and our team since 2009. My favorite part of working here is meeting all our patients and getting to know them. I also enjoy hands-on dentistry and seeing the results of exceptional dental care.

My husband and I have a son Steven, a daughter Kelly who lives in Florida, and a daughter Samantha who lives in Illinois with her husband and our three grandchildren. Outside the office, in my free time, I enjoy fishing and spending time with my family and friends. I also do some home health care/companionship in our community.


Suzette

Registered Dental Hygienist

Voted Top Hygienist two years in a row!

I have been a dental hygienist since 1983 and have worked with Dr. Schapley since 2005. I love working with patients and educating them to achieve and maintain a healthy mouth and smile. The philosophy that Dr. Schapley believes in is one I uphold also. By providing the best care and using the highest quality of dental materials, our practice is able to meet and exceed our patients’ expectations!

My husband and I were married in 1993. I have a daughter who is grown and lives in Michigan, and two dachshunds, Max and Munch, who are spoiled rotten! I am a triathlete and I love to knit and quilt when I have the time.


Melissa

Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

I began my dental hygiene career in 2014 and I am thrilled to have joined Dr. Schapley and this awesome team in 2016. I share the office’s philosophy whole-heartedly. Patients get professional treatment with advanced technology in a friendly and comfortable environment.

I strive to help each patient, based on their individual needs, to achieve their healthiest mouth and smile possible. I belong to the ADHA and Sarasota Hygiene Study Club. I’m always expanding my skills and knowledge to be the best resource I can be for my patients.

I am the proud mom of two amazing boys and one huge, lovable black lab. My boyfriend and I have been sharing our lives together in North Port since 2012. Outside of the office, I enjoy outdoor family activities, the beach, aerial yoga, cooking, and reading.