Jasmine Gear - Bookkeeper
Jasmine Gear first began working with Dr. Gear in 2010 as a dental assistant for Endodontic Consulting P.C. Jasmine has always had a passion for biological science and community service. In college she served a science fair judge and mentor for the New Haven Public Schools, as well as Education Chairman of the N.A.A.C.P. Southern Connecticut State University branch. In May 2013, she received a degree in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University.
Jasmine is currently pursuing her goal of becoming a dentist and attending Howard College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. Her interest in dentistry is driven by her love of people and the opportunity that dentistry gives to put a smile on the faces of the patients she meets each day. During semester breaks, Jasmine works for Martha’s Vineyard Endodontics as a bookkeeper.
In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys working out, visiting Martha’s Vineyard, going to the movies and spending time with family and friends.
Melanie Perez - Certified Dental Assistant
Melanie graduated from the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Dental Assisting program, where she graduated, on the Dean's List. She also received her Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Certification, which allows her to assist Dr. Gear significantly. She was inducted to the Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Society for her academic achievements.
Melanie is an active member of the American Dental Assistants Association.
Melanie has over 8 years of Dental Assisting experience and has worked in 3 other offices prior to joining our dental team in 2018. She has a background in pediatric, periodontal/oral surgery, general and endodontic dentistry as well as public health dentistry. Melanie is also proficient in American Sign Language.
She enjoys assisting Dr. Gear in the specialty of endodontics because of its challenging and varietal nature. Her chairside demeanor helps patients relax in all aspects of care, beginning with their first visit. She enjoys spending time with our patients and helping them through any dental anxieties they may have. Melanie actively continues her education in the dental field to expand her skills. She takes satisfaction in her volunteer work and sharing positivity. She relishes spending her days off with her husband and three sons boating and fishing. Few of her passions is cooking and entertaining for her family and friends. She loves spending time at the family's beach, up island, listening to the waves and reading a good book.