Bonita Springs Dental - Meet the Team - Conte Dental
We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Our hygienists provide an important service to our patients to help our patients understand why complete dental care is so beneficial to their overall health.
Dina spent 36 years in the TV & digital media business. She is an Emmy®, Gracie®, CableAce®, and Dallas Press Club award-winning Executive Producer. She began her career at WNBC-TV working on all evening broadcasts as well as 'The Prime of Your Life' and 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center'. Dina was one of the first producers hired by CNBC-TV and was instrumental in the launch of the network. She was the executive producer of 'The Money Club' which was the first show to win the network a CableAce®. Dina two-stepped her way to Dallas, Texas where she was the executive producer of local programming for WFAA-TV. Her leadership at WFAA-TV earned her the prestigious Gracie® award by the Association of Women in Radio and Television.
There is no better person to communicate Dr. Conte's success story than her sister, Dina. (can you see the family resemblance?)
Dina is an avid golfer, loves to travel, fish, cook, and spend time with her family.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Ileana relocated to southwest Florida last year with her 5 year old son. She has been working in the dental field for 7 years and enjoys helping patients feel welcomed at their visit. Ileana is our in-house 'go-to' insurance professional. If you have a question, she has an answer. When she is not in the office you can find Ileana on the beach searching for seashells or taking weekend trips with her family.
Marcella is from Rhode Island and obtained her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2004, from Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. Marcella has a relaxed style, a meticulous technique and a caring attitude for her patients. Our patients rave about Marcella and how comfortable and confident they feel when they are in her chair. Outside of the office, Marcella enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
Ivana is originally from Slovakia and has lived in Florida for the past 15 years. Ivana attended State College of Florida earning her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2012. Ivana is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust and friendship with each patient. Her beautiful smile and understanding nature make it easy for patients to feel comfortable. Ivana has an impressive background as a Professional Ballroom Dancer, instructor and coach. When not working as a dental hygienist, she still enjoys dancing and spending time with her two children.
Mandi, EFDAExpanded Functions Dental Assistant
Mandi was born and raised in SWFL. She obtained her dental assisting certification from Dental Assisting Training Schools in 2012. Mandi has experience assisting in all specialties of dentistry. She enjoys meeting patients and helping them understand the importance of dental care. In her free time, she is usually at the beach or doing something outdoors with her two little boys.
WyattCESO: Chief Emotional Support Officer
For some adults, just the thought of visiting the dentist causes stress and anxiety. Not any more! Meet Wyatt, the newest member of the Conte Dental team. Wyatt is a pioneer. He is the 1st specialty trained therapy dog for adult dental patients in southwest Florida.
According to the American Dental Association, 25% of adults fear the dentist because they had a bad experience as kids. We think Wyatt will change a patient's perspective and help them tolerate procedures just by his presence in the room. Research has shown dogs can help relieve anxiety and improve some medical conditions.
The connection Wyatt is making with our patients is instant. 'We have patients requesting Wyatt for their appointments. He's even received several 5 star Google reviews', says Dr. Conte.
We think Wyatt's 'paw-fect'!