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.
Kelsie Cournoyer - Administrative Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant
Kelsie is a registered dental assistant, certified in dental radiology from Boston University. Kelsie came to our practice with previous dental assisting experience and adverse knowledge in the dental field. She was a regional manager for three general dentistry offices for five years, specializing in dental insurances and claims. Before she was regional manager, she served as a dental assistant at a general dental office. After graduating from Taunton High School, Kelsie attended New England Dental Assisting School in Worcester and has been continuing her education at Bristol Community College, where she received her Associates degree in Life and Health Sciences. In fall 2019 she will be attending Cape Cod Community College for the Dental Hygiene Program. She will continue to work part time with the practice while attending dental school.
Kelsie’s responsibilities at Martha's Vineyard Endodontics include: Registration and Appointment Scheduling, welcoming patients when they arrive at our practice along with assisting them by explaining and discussing insurance benefits and processing dental claims. Kelsie is experienced in working with patients on the financial aspects of their dental care.
Kelsie assists Dr. Gear and the clinical team, with enthusiasm and positivity.
Kelsie always strives to go the extra mile to ensure patient care and satisfaction. It has always been her pleasure to work to address each client’s individual needs.
Her background, knowledge and commitment to patient care assure each visit will be a comfortable and pleasant experience for our patients.
When not at work, Kelsie spends time with her three beautiful children and fiancé.
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.
Symone Stewart - Registered Dental Assistant
Symone is a registered dental assistant. She will be interning at our office for the summer of 2019. She is a Nashville native and is currently a junior at Oakwood University, majoring in biology. She is interested in becoming a dentist once graduated from Oakwood. Symone is Public Relations spokeswoman for the Oakwood University Pre-Dental Society. On her spare time she enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family.
She is getting a full immersion to the field of dentistry. She will be assisting the administrative staff as well as the dental staff. Welcome Symone to our practice