Irene our office manager was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Irene has been working in the dental field for over 15 years accumulating great and valuable experience which is a benefit to our office and our patients here in Jacksonville. Irene is married and has three beautiful children that she loves to spend time with on her time off.
Dewalae was born and raised close by, in Beulaville, North Carolina. Her past dental career experience includes working as a Patient Relations Coordinator for five years with DentalWorks, here in Jacksonville. This is where she became familiar with dental insurance and completed treatment plans for the oral surgeon. She is married to her best friend and has two wonderful children. Dewalae enjoys the outdoors, softball, college football, and spending time with family.
Brittany is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College. She has lived in Onslow County since 2007 and enjoys her time with her husband, family, and cats. She and her husband have a little girl born March of 2018.
Jill is a registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2006. She is a local girl from Richlands, NC. She has one son, who she spends all her spare time with. She loves the beach, outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with family.
Tracy started working in our office as a 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.
Kerestin is a Certified Dental Assistant who graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College in 2014. After graduating she spent 3 years working in general dentistry and had always had the interest and ambition to work in the periodontal specialty. She joined Dr. Arauz’s team September of 2018. Kerestin was born and raised in central Illinois. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Melanie was born and raised in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. She has 25+ years experience as a Dental Assistant. She obtained her certification in dental assisting from SCT Boces in 2005 and her national certification, DANB, in 2006. In 2015 she received her Phlebotomy certification. She is a member of the Dental Assisting Association and the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries (ADIA). She has volunteered her time with Head Start, Give Kids a Smile, Florida Mission of Mercy, and 17 years of raising awareness for National Children’s Dental Health Month. Melanie is married, has two beautiful daughters and a husky named Toby. She enjoys reading and spending time outdoors with her family.
Anastasia has been working with Dr. Arauz and his team since 2015. Anastasia is responsible for bookkeeping, accounting and various other duties within the office. She 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.
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 her 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.
Sarah is originally from coastal Texas She attended Coastal Carolina Community College and graduated as a CDA in 2014. She joined Dr. Arauz’s team January 2019. She spends her spare time with her son, traveling, and volunteering with a local nonprofit called Raising Raiders.