Meet Your Windermere Dental Team
At Windermere Center for Dentistry, Dr. Rapport is proud to have the support of a friendly, dedicated, and highly experienced team as she cares for patients in need. Our tight-knit group excels at helping visitors feel warmly welcomed, and their skills in oral hygiene, dental assisting, and more will be clear to you from the very first visit. To learn more about them, continue reading below:
Rebecca (“Becky”), Practice Manager
Becky’s career in dentistry spans over 30 years so far, and she first joined our office in May of 2009. She has her Bachelor’s in Business/Marketing and is a current AADOM member. She is responsible for all of the administrative duties at Windermere Center for Dentistry, including budgeting office expenses, handling staff scheduling, verifying insurance, and much more. She is so proud of the team members here and how they always take the time to make sure every patient is comfortable and feels special. Becky strives to make each patient a priority and to ensure everyone enjoys their visit to the office. Plus, she treats every visitor like they were a member of her own family!
Becky was born in Virginia and moved to Atlanta for 20 years before finally coming to Orlando in 2007. Whenever she has free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places, working on interior design projects, entertaining friends, cooking, and enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters.
Judith is the first friendly face you’ll see here at Windermere Center for Dentistry, and she handles patient check-in and check-out, coordinating treatment plans, processing insurance, and much more. She grew up on the Treasure Coast, began her career in dentistry in 1990 and joined our practice in 2014. She is certified in CPR and has her personnel certification in expanded duties of dental auxiliary as well as her radiological health and safety license She greatly enjoys working for a dentist like Dr. Rapport who genuinely loves her career and encourages an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect with her patients. Plus, her long-term knowledge of dentistry and gentle, kind demeanor helps her provide outstanding patient care every day at the front desk.
When she isn’t busy at work, Judith spends time with her beautiful family of three children and eight grandchildren. She also enjoys cycling, participating in the creative arts, sewing, and gardening.
Ciera, Dental Assistant
Originally from Orlando, Ciera’s career in the dental field spans five years and counting. She earned her Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certifications from Orlando Tech, and she also has her Associates in Arts from Valencia College. She loves working alongside her fellow team members, who help make every day feel less like a job and more like a second home. She’s also very passionate about caring for patients – there’s nothing like someone placing their trust in your hands! Her compassionate, sincere nature and genuine love for anything dental-related make her a great fit for her position.
Outside of the office, Ciera’s hobbies include photography, reading, and exercising. She also always loves spending time with her family members, friends, and dog Bella.
Melissa “Mel”, Dental Assistant
I had the pleasure of joining Windermere Center for Dentistry in December, 2019. Originally from New York and after many times of moving between Florida and New Jersey, I relocated back to Central Florida five years ago. Before entering the Dental Field, I was very much involved in Culinary/Pastry Arts specifically Italian Cuisine. I studied abroad in Firenze, Italia at Apicius, The Culinary Institute of Florence where I obtained my Master of Italian Cuisine and certification in Baking and Pastry.
Along with cooking I also took time to study and work with a number of attorneys and firms in criminal, family, corporate, and trust and estate law. I had the pleasure of working on numerous cases and became a Legal Assistant, Paralegal, Notary, Human resource specialists and eventually the Office Manager. I am a 2019 graduate of Orange Technical College as a Certified Dental Assistant and have my Expanded Functions and hold a current CPR License.
As a Dental Assistant I find helping my patients become healthier, confident, and pain free to be extremely rewarding! The best part of being a Dental Assistant is assisting the Dentist! Dr. Rapport is absolutely the best! I am so humbled to work chairside for such an amazing Doctor, feel so lucky to have joined this amazing team!
Outside of the office I enjoy cooking with my husband and spending time with my fur babies Chicken and Coco.
Kristie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristie is a Central Florida native. She relocated to California for her husband’s career for a number of years. During her time there, she decided to pursue dental hygiene and graduated with honors from San Joaquin Valley College. She is an expert in the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease and certified in local anesthesia administration. Kristie’s passion for patient care is what drives her to give each patient the time and attention they deserve. Life eventually brought her family back to Central Florida where she joined the team at Windermere Center for Dentistry in October 2019.
When she is not at the office, Kristie and her husband like to get out of the house and enjoy Central Florida. From beaches to theme parks to sporting events to concerts and theater productions to enjoying a local neighborhood hotspot, they definitely like to soak in all the area has to offer.
Vanessa, Dental Hygienist
Vanessa is originally from Venezuela and now lives in Winter Garden. She earned her education from Valencia College and is a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist (CRDH). She also has her Expanded Functions and local anesthesia administration certifications. She loves the great teamwork and caring staff members here at Windermere Center for Dentistry. She always does her best to help patients feel comfortable and at ease throughout their appointments, providing outstanding care and taking the time to get to know them!
Whenever she isn’t busy at work, Vanessa spends quality time with her husband and teenage daughter. She also really enjoys traveling, especially to the beach.