Jean is one of the friendly faces that will great you when you enter our office. She ensures that the schedule and front desk both run smoothly. Jean resides in Viera and is originally from Long Island, New York.
She has been in the dental field for 25 years and has filled virtually every position at one time or another. Her education includes courses from Eastern Florida State College, Concorde Career Institute for Dental Assisting, and multiple continuing education conferences. Jean loves her coworkers and all of the nice, appreciative people she meets as patients – she enjoys working with patients on a personal level.
When she’s not working, Jean likes to spend time with her four boys and her fiancé, traveling, going to the beach, cooking, kayaking, sports, and the New York Yankees. Jean also enjoys volunteering for her boys’ football and baseball functions. There is never a dull moment in Jean’s life!
Tena, an expanded functions dental assistant, received her degree from Brevard Community College in Dental Assisting in 1986. She has been in Dentistry for 33 years and enjoys working with and helping patients reach their goals.
She feels very fortunate to be part of such an incredibly talented team and looks forward to contributing with her passion and experience.
When she is not working, she enjoys going to the gym, outdoor recreation including boating, kayaking, camping, swimming and hiking. Most of all she enjoys spending time with her husband of 21 years and her little dog, Sassy!
Jessica is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She grew up in Michigan and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene at The University of Michigan in 2012. Jessica and her husband moved to Florida shortly after graduation, and while they miss their family and friends, they can’t imagine any other place than Florida to call home.
Jessica enjoys getting to know her patients and helping each one of them achieve their best oral health possible. She is excited to have joined Dr. Rick and Dr. Cole’s team and looks forward to providing quality care to all patients in the practice.
While not at work, Jessica enjoys traveling, baking, all things Disney and of course Michigan football. Her and her husband love to spend weekends at Orlando’s theme parks or curled up on the couch with their dog Luna watching movies together.
Geri is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She received both an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene and Associates of Art Degree from Brevard County Community College as well as her Bachelor degree in Health Science from Nova South Eastern University. She is a native of Florida, and graduated from Merritt Island High School. Working with Dr. Waggener since 2005 has allowed her to build long-lasting relationships with her patients and to provide them with quality care in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Geri enjoys photography and making a difference in the lives of those with disabilities by raising and training puppies to become guides for the Guide Dog Foundation. Take a look at her page on this website to see the photo album of her puppies and the people they now help, as well as her current “pupil.” Geri & her husband became the proud parents to their beautiful son Eli in 2013.
Lori graduated from BCC as an expanded functions dental assistant. She is honored to be serving our dental community for over 20 years. She enjoys caring for her patients' dental needs in Dr. Cole and Dr. Rick's wonderful practice.
In her free time Lori enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading and singing in church. Her greatest joy has been raising her three children and being "Baba" to her grandson, Easton.
Jodi is our Financial & Insurance Coordinator. She has a great amount of experience working with insurance companies and helping patients afford the dental care they need. Jodi previously worked for our office from 1996-2004 but took some time to raise her three boys at home and has now returned to help our patients with their financial needs. She loves being back in the caring & family atmosphere to which Dr. Waggener and his team have dedicated themselves.
Outside the office Jodi and her family enjoy spending time at the beach, surfing, camping, and spending time outside with their Boston Terriers. Having been raised outside of Boston it is a given that she is a New England Patriot Fan and enjoys watching them play. Please contact Jodi if you have any questions about your insurance or our financial policies.
Michelle grew up here in Brevard County and is a graduate of Eastern Florida State College. She has been an expanded functions dental assistant since 2014.
Michelle is very passionate about providing quality care and especially helping patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during their visit.
In her spare time, Michelle loves to give back to the community through volunteer dentistry.
Outside the office, Michelle spends most of her free time with her daughter, Layla. Together they enjoy spending time with family, travelling and enjoying the outdoors.
Teresa is the office comptroller. She is in charge of vendor accounts, payroll, and Human Resources. Outside of her office duties, she loves her grandchildren, church, reading, and British TV mysteries.