Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive care that reflects their individual needs. Our friendly and experienced team is committed to work with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Karen

Officer of Operations and Patient Relations Specialist

I knew at an early age I was going to be working in the dental field. After graduating from high school, I started my dental assisting career by attending Florida College of Medical and Dental Assistants, and earned a High Achievement Award and Perfect Attendance. I have been at Beaches Dentistry for more than 30 years. I have a special bond with our patients and love seeing them. Knowing that our patients are being taken care of with excellent care is what makes me content at work. My role at Beaches Dentistry revolves around everything that is needed to help our patients with their questions and making sure they are comfortable. I want to assure everyone I have all their queries answered, so that they are better prepared before and after they see our doctors and the rest of the team.

I am a native of Jacksonville, having grown up around the Beaches area and graduated from Fletcher. I have been married to my husband Danny for almost 30 years. We have three daughters, five grandchildren, and three cats. In our free time, we like to boat, fish, camp, and spend time with family and friends.

 

Shelbie

Patient Communications Specialist and Financial Coordinator

I have almost four decades of experience in dentistry, both clinically as an oral surgical assistant and on the administrative side of dentistry. For 30 years I have been on the team of Beaches Dentistry and serve as a financial coordinator, appointment co-ordinator and patient relations specialist, which includes - presenting treatment plans, working with insurance questions, making financial arrangements, scheduling appointments and more. My goal is to make the non-clinical aspects of our practice as smooth and easy to understand for our patients as possible.

At home, I am a full-time caregiver for my wonderful niece, who has cerebral palsy. I also have two daughters, five grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. I love spending time with family and friends. When I get the chance, I enjoy remodeling my home and going to the TPC.

 

Anethette

Registered Dental Hygienist and Team Player

I earned my Associate of Science in dental hygiene in 1987, and have been a Beaches Dentistry team member since 1994. As a hygienist, I am responsible for all aspects of my patients’ oral hygiene care. I also help patients schedule their appointments and place courtesy phone calls to remind them to come in to see us. I enjoy maintaining the oral and periodontal health of my patients. I love to work with them closely to help educate, encourage, and motivate them to achieve optimum oral health.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and traveling. I am very passionate about enjoying an active lifestyle and love to bike, swim, and practice yoga. I am very adventurous when it comes to experimenting with healthy foods and trying new restaurants — seafood is my favorite! I also enjoy learning and studying about diversity, culture, and art.

 

Dana

Registered Dental Hygienist and Team Player

I graduated with my Associate of Science in dental hygiene from Florida Community College at Jacksonville in 1990, but I’ve been around dentistry my whole life since my Dad was a dentist! I knew from an early age I wanted to be a dental hygienist. I consider myself my patients’ “brushing and flossing coach,” and act as a liaison between patient and dentist regarding overall dental care. I love working with our patients, developing relationships with them, and ultimately improving their oral health. I love when they tell me they look forward to our visits together!

My husband Jimmy and I celebrated 25 years of marriage in 2019. We have twin daughters, two pups, and three grandpups. We love to boat, fish, and spend time with family and friends whenever possible.

 

Terri

Prosthodontic Assistant and Team Player

I have worked in the dental field for nearly 40 years, and have been a proud member of the Beaches Dentistry team since 2012. I assist Dr. Nodesh with patient treatment, coordinate patient care, and maintain ou inventory. Being with my patients and making them comfortable during procedures is the most important aspect of my job. I love laughing and having fun with my team and our patients.

I am married with three grown children and nine grandchildren. I love to camp, hike, and participate in a yearly 30-mile bike ride for diabetes. I’m also very active in a fraternal organization called WoodmenLife. My husband and I donate US flags to nonprofit organizations, and visit nursing homes and schools. We also donate funds to homeless shelters, “blessings in a backpack” for children, and “no more homeless people pets” to name a few. I love to do things to give back to my community.

 

Lesley

Prosthodontic Assistant and Team Player

I attended Santa Fe College in Gainesville for dental assisting and graduated in 2009 as an expanded functions dental assistant. I assist Dr. Nodesh with patient procedures and do all that is required to provide outstanding care for our patients. The best part of my job is meeting new people and developing relationships with my patients. It is always heartwarming when you can be by the patient’s side during their journey to transform their smile, which transforms their life.

I moved to Florida in 2009 to be with my now-husband, Eric. We have been married for a couple of years and have two Miniature Longhair Dachshunds - Huckleberry and Finn, who we absolutely love like our kids. In our spare time, my husband and I like to travel and spend time in the great outdoors: Camping, hiking, or any type of water activities. I also love to cook and use it as my escape.

 

Shannon

Prosthodontic Assistant and Team Player

I graduated top of my class at Concorde Career Institute. As a dental assistant, I prepare for dental procedures and assist Dr. Nodesh chairside during treatment, along with providing our patients with a comfortable environment and answering any questions they may have. Every day, I learn something new from my patients and enjoy hearing about their lives — about their children, grandchildren, pets, jobs, hobbies, and much more. I love listening to their stories and helping ease them of their fears of the dental environment.

I am a mother of three: Chase, Jaxon, and Elise. I am happily married to the most amazing and supportive man I know, and he serves in our US Navy. I love to read books in my free time (which I don’t have much of recently, since I’m studying to become a dentist myself!), and my favorite cuisine is sushi. My favorite color is pink, and I have a passion for photography and painting!

 

Joyful

Official 'Smile Mascot'

Born in Puerto Rico, adopted from Humane Society in Naples and raised in Fort Myers; This Border Collie mutt is happy to call Jacksonville his furever home.

He loves to play tug and absolutely begs to wear his bow ties. Being a 21st-century dog, he is a natural with the camera :) and demands a new toy every time a package arrives at the door. The only child to his parents who are dental specialists, he knows the importance of getting his teeth brushed daily, so he can go on to enjoy his chew toys and eat his chicken for years to come. During your visit to Beaches Dentistry you may run into him in the parking lot, spreading the “Joy.”

 

What Our Patients Are Saying

“I initially sought Dr. Nodesh for his specialty and advanced experience in prosthodontics. Dr. Nodesh, along with his entire staff, has been incredibly helpful and thorough in responding to all my questions and concerns in developing a treatment plan. This practice has completely exceeded my expectations! I see Dr. Nodesh and staff for all general dentistry concerns as well and I recently had a wonderful cleaning visit! I’d also like to note that the front desk is composed of two of the most delightful women I have ever met!” Krista Read More “Dr. Raina is absolutely amazing! She is professional, compassionate, and just so friendly and pleasant. She made the 'braces experience' wonderful for my son and her confidence gives me every confidence!! Dr. Raina explains her decisions for treatment and your child's progress every step of the way. She's the best and my family loves her!” Kacie & Drake Read More “I don’t have to smile with my mouth closed anymore! Dr Nodesh’s expertise at Beaches Dentistry made me smile big again. I’m so happy to have a healthy smile. He truly cares about his patients and their needs. I highly recommend Dr. Nodesh. He is gentle, patient, trusting, and positive, & has a wonderful staff, especially my hygienist of many years, Anethette.” Esther Read More “CAN'T say enough about what a great experience I've had, and continue to have, with Dr. Nodesh and all the girls at Beaches Dentistry. If anyone out there needs a dentist that's kind, gentle, and very caring, this is the dentist for you! Thank you Dr. Nodesh and staff!” Sylvia Read More “We have had only positive experiences with Dr. Raina. She is excellent with children and has a way to make everyone feel comfortable. She explains each part of the process clearly and lets you have an informed decision in your treatment plan. I would recommend anyone to her, and if any of my other children need braces, I wouldn't even look someplace else. We feel so blessed to have Dr. Raina as part of this community.” Rassoull Read More “Dr. Nodesh and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I’m very impressed with the up-to-date technology and procedures. The office is very clean, decorated professionally, and gives a warm home effect. I would highly recommend this dentist office.” Shelly Read More “I love Dr. Nodesh’s 'bedside' manner. I feel very cared for when I visit. The hygienist is conscientious of my time, the front staff makes me feel like family, and they have the latest technology making dental care much more advanced. Great place!” Wendy Read More “Dr. Raina is a wonderful professional. She made my son and myself feel not only as a patient but as a family. She always gave us a smile and made every appointment with her a great experience. She did a good job with my son's braces and made us enjoy the journey with confidence. We are going to miss Dr. Raina.” Anonymous Read More “I highly recommend Dr. Nodesh. He recently handled a dental emergency that required an implant. I was pleased with the way he answered all of my questions, provided information about my options, and most importantly, with the skill with which he handled the procedures from start to finish. I appreciate that he makes the time to communicate not only during the office visit but with followup.” Victoria Read More
Get in Touch With Us
(904) 246-6714
324 3rd Ave N
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Office Hours:

Mon: 8AM - 5PM Tue: 8AM - 5PM Wed: 8AM - 5PM Thu: 7AM - 3PM Fri: Appointment
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