MEET THE TEAM
At the core of our practice is a friendly team of professionals that is dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual and tailor each treatment to the specific needs of each patient. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
We are a close-knit, family-like team that really enjoys working together to achieve our practice goals. We enjoy spending leisure time together as well, doing things like sharing meals.
We are a professional team and we enjoy our work.
Mrs. Christene (Chrissy) Geller
Chief Operations Officer
I was born and raised in south Florida and bring over 15 years of clinical and administrative dental experience to Village Periodontics and Dental Implant Center. I attended Broward College and Nova Southeastern University. I initially started as Dr. Davis' only surgical assistant March of 2012 and grew into the management position. I have trained extensively and continuously attend training in practice management, team building, customer relations and human resources. I am very dedicated to the practice and strive to always make the practice and our team even better.
I love spending time with my son and husband as well as friends and extended family. I am handy and enjoy home improvement projects. I love the ocean and during lobster season, I dive for lobster.
Mrs. Debra D. Middleton
While my first education was in Nursing studies, I have spent 20 years of my career providing concierge and management services in dentistry – 10 years in periodontal care and 10 years in Smile Design. I am thrilled to be on the Village Periodontics team, in an office that provides first-quality dental and periodontal care in a state-of-the-art environment with warmth and careful attention to detail … all of the things I was looking for in my new dental home!
When you visit, my main focus is on creating a positive and professional environment for our team so together we can provide the highest level of patient care. But my favorite part? That’s providing you with the knowledge you need to make informed and confident decisions that improve your oral and overall health.
I believe that the foundation for better oral health is based on trust, understanding, communication, and respect. If we always display these abilities as a team, then we can make a positive difference in your life – and that’s the best part of working in dentistry!
I was born in Bushnell but spent most of my adult life in Wellington. Wanting to be closer to my family again, I made the move to Ocala with my husband James and our children in 2018 – and I love being back! I don’t have any formal pets – rather, we’ve created a wildlife oasis in our backyard. Hummingbird feeders, nesting tools, and watering sites bring nature to us, and we quite enjoy it!
When I’m not serving others through dentistry or with James’ business of paying tribute and memorializing loved ones, I enjoy gardening, baking, painting, and photography.
Mrs. Denease Burns
I have 20 years of experience as receptionist and patient care coordinator.
I am a music and movie lover and collect movies as a hobby. I place utmost importance on spending quality time with my family.
Mrs. Linda Rhoades
Linda Rhoades CRDH, BS has been in the dental field for over 40 years. She began her career as a certified dental assistant trained in the United States Air Force, then went on to get her dental hygiene degree at Madonna University in Michigan. She was a clinical hygienist for 39 years and has taught both dental assisting and dental hygiene. In January 2021, Linda retired her scalers and works in our office as the Professional Relations Director. She does marketing for the office, social media, mentoring for the dental hygiene department, and is in charge of the dental hygiene study club. This club meets quarterly and is attended by many hygienists in the area who come to our education center for continuing education and camaraderie. Linda loves gardening, crafts, reading, and writing dental articles for several publications. Her five grandchildren and dachshund puppy keep her young! She lives in The Villages with her husband Marc, a retired dentist.
Ms. Jennifer Couture
I am a native Floridian and bring over 20 years of dental experience to our practice. I have an outgoing personality and a friendly smile that will help you feel comfortable and reassured at every appointment. I studied dental assisting at both Central Florida College and Gulf Coast and graduated in 1996.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, at the beach, camping, boating, and fishing.
Mrs. Susan Wilt
Dental Hygienist & Assistant
I am a registered dental hygienist certified in administering local anesthesia. I graduated from Edison State College in Ft. Myers, FL and have been practicing in periodontal and general dentistry for the past 11 years.
I began my career as a periodontal assistant after being diagnosed and treated for advanced periodontitis. My passion is to educate and provide empathetic, quality care to all of our patients.
I am originally from Ohio and have lived in southwest Florida for the past 25 years.
I love spending time with my family and friends as well as being outdoors enjoying the wild life that surrounds me.
Mrs. Crystal Newvine
Ocala is my hometown and I’ve loved living there my whole life. I joined Village Periodotics in the spring (2020) and am really enjoying my unique dual position as Receptionist and as a phlebotomist. This means that I’m focused on providing you excellent customer service when you call and when you are at the practice, and when your treatment requires blood tests (I draw and prepare samples for testing). My mission is to always ensure your comfort and ensure you leave our practice feeling happy and confident. I live my dental health philosophy: always take care of yourself physically and mentally for a happier life.
I’m married to Shane and we have a young son named Bryan. And then there’s a dog and a fish! With my family, I love to go on adventures and I also really enjoy cooking. I’m known for my huge heart and enjoy helping everyone I can in any way possible. One of the ways I volunteer is at a local Covid-19 clinic, taking swabs. I dream of becoming a doctor, and who knows, it may come true. I never thought I’d be the strong woman, wife, and mother I am today!
Ms. Ceason Tenée Jones
After graduating (on the President’s List with a 4.0) as a Registered Dental Assistant from Vista College, I looked for a practice that incorporated professionalism and a bit of fun. I also wanted to contribute to a team who made me comfortable being myself. Village Periodontics was the one! Now that I’m here, I especially enjoy that I’m meeting so many patients from such diverse backgrounds.
I’m engaged to Reason (he’s why, that as a proud Texan, I’ve relocated from Longview) and I have a young son named Asa. In my free time, I make sure we get outside to ride jet skis, kayak the river, snorkel, ride the side-by-side, and fish. I also love to sing!