Entrusting your dental health and your smile to someone is a big step. It's no different than choosing a physician. Of course, you want a dentist that's competent, but it's more than that. You want a dentist you can trust, one who listens to your concerns. A dentist you feel good about coming back to see again. The dentist you choose has to have a staff that is trained and caring also.
Marc V. Cauchon, DMD, LVIF
Dr. Cauchon's interest in biologic science and art led him to become a dentist. He graduated with his D.M.D. from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1993, after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-professional Biology from the University of West Florida.
His commitment to excellence in all areas of his practice--general, cosmetic, orthodontics, restorative and neuromuscular dentistry--set him apart from others. Not only does he have extensive hands-on experience and expertise, he genuinely cares about his patients.
"We focus on treating individuals, not just their teeth," says Dr. Cauchon. "A healthier and more attractive smile can affect your life. It can have a significant impact on more than your appearance. Our patients feel more confident and much better about themselves."
Dr. Cauchon believes in perfecting his talent. He has earned Fellowship status at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), an honor bestowed on relatively few. LVI provides continuing education programs for the country's top dentists.
Karen Davis - Office Manager | Receptionist
You'll likely be greeted by Karen's friendly face when you come to see us.
Karen was born and raised in Alachua County where she attended SFC and received her CDA certificate from the UF College of Dentistry.
"I've worked in dentistry since 1984 and I never get tired of seeing the amazing difference quality dentistry can make in people's lives," says Karen.
Karen and her husband, Greg, have been married for 23 years and have a daughter and a son. In her free time Karen enjoys playing with her children, dancing, reading, gardening, camping, hiking and taking long walks on the beach.
Dena Cribbs - Certified Dental Assistant | Registered Dental Hygienist
Dena chose Santa Fe College for her dental training, originally receiving certification as a dental assistant and then returning for her degree in Dental Hygiene.
"Alachua Dental is like a second home where I’m surrounded by friends and family. I thrive on the patient interaction and everybody works together as a true team," says Dena. "It is wonderful to work at Alachua Dental with such well-trained dental professionals."
When Dena isn’t working you’ll find her with her family at the ballpark – her son is very active in sports – or on the river fishing.
Brandy Sandlin - Certified Dental Assistant
Brandy graduated from Santa Fe College’s Dental Assisting Program in 2005 before coming to work with Alachua Dental as a Dental Assistant.
"I feel very passionate about dentistry," says Brandy. "I thoroughly enjoy working chairside with Dr. Cauchon and our wonderful patients at Alachua Dental Center."
Brandy and husband, Chris, have been married for seven years and have a very handsome six-year-old, Christopher. Her leisure time is usually spent enjoying her family or getting caught up in a good book.
Rachael Bootle - Certified Dental Assistant | Registered Dental Hygienist
After graduating from Gainesville High School’s Academy of Health Professions program, Rachel received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Santa Fe College in 2002.
She believes in patient education and stresses the importance of oral health. "Overall health is directly related to oral health," says Rachel. "If I can help someone lead a healthier life, it's been a good day!"
When not on the front line battling periodontal disease, Rachael – a wife and mom of two – stays busy with entertaining family and friends, school volunteer work and children's ministry projects.