Janice was born and raised in Richlands, North Carolina. She graduated the Dental Assisting program at Coastal Carolina Community College in 1994. Then proceeded to obtain an associates degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Coastal in 1996. Janice worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist for nineteen years in North Carolina and South Carolina. Janice joined our team as Office Manager in 2016. Janice has two wonderful children, Taylor and Tanner and a dog named Sadee. She is family oriented and loves spending her off time with them. She enjoys watching sports, fishing and the beach.
Juanita has been Financial Implant Coordinator for over thirteen years, eight of those years with Dr. Arauz. In this role, she is primarily responsible for all treatment plans. She performs educational and most financial tasks. Juanita was born and raised in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Her past job experiences was working as Assistant Manager for almost fourteen years with Kmart, as well as working as a substitute teacher in Fredericksburg Virginia. She has four grown children, and three grandchildren. Juanita loves to spend time with her family, enjoying outdoor activities as well. Besides a passion for her patients, she loves shag dancing and hanging out with her friends.
Jessica graduated as a dental hygienist from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2010. She has been a hygienist with Dr. Arauz since 2016. Jessica was born in the Hubert area of eastern North Carolina. In 2013 she built a house close to home and continues live there with her husband, Jeremy, a local dog trainer and daughter, Emma.
Laurie is a dental hygienist that graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2008. She is originally from Georgia and previously served 5 years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. She has two children and a small dog that she loves spending time with and now considers North Carolina her home. Laurie cares greatly for her patients and looks forward to meeting you.
Sarah has been a dental assistant with Dr. Arauz since September of 2015. She began working at the periodontal office soon after graduating from Coastal Carolina Community College and becoming a Certified Dental Assistant.
Sarah was born in Scotland but was raised in Jacksonville, NC. She enjoys yoga, going to the gym, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her dog Stella.
Allison was born and raised in Central Florida. She obtained her Associate of Arts degree from Seminole State College of Florida in 2010. She later moved to North Carolina and became a Certified Dental Assistant after graduating from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2014. After graduation she worked in Orthodontics for two years and then began working for Dr. Arauz in July of 2016. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs (Bruce and Coral), going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.
Tracy started working in our office as Certified Dental Assistant after graduating from Coastal Carolina Community College in the Spring of 2016. She has lived in North Carolina all her life and loves spending time in the outdoors. She is blessed with three children and loves to spoil them. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family.
Anastasia has been working with Dr. Arauz and his team since 2015. Anastasia is responsible for maintaining the website, social media and various other duties for the office. Anastasia grew up in Clearwater, Florida and moved to Jacksonville in 2012. She was a school counselor for 9 years and has always enjoyed working with children and families. She is married to Dr. Arauz and enjoys spending time with their family.
Michael, along with his wife and son, moved to Jacksonville in 2014. Coming form Buffalo they’re thrilled to be closer to the beach and the equator. Working mostly in the non-profit sector Michael has experience in leadership development, education and inter-religious affairs and traveled frequently to the Middle East. In addition to becoming more active in the Jacksonville community he continues non-profit work in the Middle East.
Laura was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She obtained her Associates Degree in business from Briarcliffe College in New York. After graduation she worked in mortgage banking for ten years. She moved to North Carolina in 2009 with family. Laura began to work with Dr. Arauz in December of 2016. Laura likes to spend time salt and freshwater fishing with her son.
Amy is originally from Topsham, Maine. She moved to North Carolina in 2004 and later got my Associate of Arts degree at Coastal Carolina Community College in 2011. Amy loves spending with her daughter Sawyer and her dog Skylar. She also enjoys watching Patriot football and going to the beach!
Alaina was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. She graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College’s dental assisting program in May 2016. In October 2016, her husband Ethan received orders to Camp Lejeune and they moved to Jacksonville. Alaina enjoys going to the beach, hiking, kayaking and spending quality time with her family, friends and her dog, Ruger.