Meet Our Team
Karen – Office Manager
Karen joined our team in 2009 and has been in the dental industry since 1983- with 8 of those years serving in the U.S. Navy as a Dental Technician. She enjoys having the opportunity to partner with patients to achieve all of their oral health care goals and helping to ensure the practice runs smoothly. She never gets tired of seeing the beautiful smiles that light our patients’ faces. As part of her dedication to providing exceptional care, Karen maintains membership in the American Association of Dental Office Managers.
Originally from Charleston, IL, Karen is married to Nate, and their combined family includes three sons, Taylor, Joshua, and Christian, a crazy cat, Gray, and a beautiful black English Labrador, Harvey. She enjoys music, reading, riding bikes, practicing yoga, spending time with Harvey and her friends and family, and staying active. She even had the opportunity to climb Mount Fuji in Japan and surf in Bali!!!
Rebecca – Registered Dental Hygienist
Rebecca has been practicing dental hygiene since 2009 and has been a part of our team since 2012. She uses her experience daily to help us create beautiful healthy smiles for our patients. Rebecca previously graduated from Sante Fe College with an Associate in Science Degree specializing in Dental Hygiene. Since graduating, she has continued her education and is certified to give local anesthesia, CPR certified, has advanced training in invisalign, oral pathology, and sleep medicine. Rebecca has been married for 5 years, has a little boy and another little boy on the way. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, crossfit and all summer activities.
Cheryl – Dental Hygienist
While Cheryl may be a relatively new addition to our team, her career in the dental field spans well over 20 years so far. Originally from Indianapolis, she attended both Indiana University and Purdue University for her education. Today, what she enjoys most about her work is an easy answer – the wonderful people! Outside of work, she is married and has a daughter in college. When she isn’t busy at the office, her favorite hobby is traveling. Here’s an interesting fact about her: in 30 years, she’s owned 42 (!) different cars.
Ivanna – Dental Assistant
Ivanna was raised in Jacksonville and has lived here for over 15 years. She comes to us with a background in hospitality. She loves helping people and being able to create an excellent customer service experience. She is excited to be a part of saving smiles here at Larry Young Dental. In her spare time, Ivanna enjoys working out and she LOVES to travel!!
Rachael – Dental Assistant
Rachael has worked in the dental field since 2011. Rachael’s love and passion for dentistry comes across in her knowledge and care that she takes with each individual patient. When Rachael isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and being a new mommy to her son, Declan. She and her husband enjoy all outdoor activities, especially fishing on the beach with their two dogs.