812 NE 25th Avenue, STE B Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 622-3236

Meet the Ocala Dental Team

At Weldon General & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are extremely proud of our team.  Our common goal is to create and maintain healthy teeth and gums for life for all our patients.  This truly is a team effort.  If you are new to our practice or would simply like to learn more about our team, feel free to read below.  We have provided a short bio of each member.  We believe that reaching our common goal begins with a healthy relationship between each member of the team but also between the team and our patients.  Feel free to reach out at any time with questions or comments!

Brenda Sanford

I am a dental hygienist. I graduated from Baker College in Michigan in 2008. I have my hygiene license for both Michigan and Florida. I also have my Local Anesthesia Certification. I previously worked with Dr. Jamie Amir who is a Periodontist here in town. I love being a hygienist and being able to help patients with their smiles. I truly value being part of team where patient care always first. I am married to Max and we have 4 kids.

Cassie Collinge

I am the Patient Care Coordinator; I have been in Dentistry for 13 years. I am originally from Montana where I met my husband who then moved me to Florida in 2006. We now have 2 adorable boys Reese and Hunter. I initially started my dental career as an assistant. I love working with patients and being able to provide care that I would want someone to give me and my family. As Patient Care Coordinator I now get to have best of both worlds. I am able to help patients arrange to get their dental needs cared for in a way that eases their anxiety and makes it convenient for them. Our whole office takes pride in making the patient experience the very best. I enjoy working in an environment that truly puts patient care and comfort first. Being part of such an amazing team of people makes it a joy to work.

Stacie Kochen

I have been in the dental field for 10 years. I started at the front desk as a Benefits Coordinator and then trained as a Dental Assistant in the back. I received my Radiology and Expanded Functions Certificate at the University of Florida. I love working in the dental field and my top priority is to make my patients feel like family when they are here. I will go out of my way to make sure you feel comfortable. You will find we are very friendly here and I go out of my way to make you feel comfortable. Outside of the office I love spending time with my husband of 30 year, Lance. We enjoy going to car shows with our 1972 MG Midget. I also love spending time with my beautiful daughters Megan and Amber. We love going to Disney as often as we can and I never miss a chance of “shoe” shopping. On my down time I love watching my Miami Dolphins even though we are not very good.

Claudia Hesse

I have 10 years of experience in the dental field. I joined Weldon Dentistry for the opportunity to further my education and knowledge beyond traditional dentistry. I am a people person and love working with and learning about our patients. Each patient has their own individualized needs and wants and that is what makes me enjoy the dental profession. Dr. Weldon and our entire team are committed to remaining cutting edge in both high tech dentistry and patient experience.

Eann Novkov

I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. I obtained my training at Palm Beach Community College. I have remained current on the latest dental hygiene techniques and research by attending he courses offered at the University of Florida Continuing Dental Educations Program. I am also an active participant in the North Central Florida Dental Hygiene Association. I am an avid horse enthusiast. I enjoy riding Hunter-Jumpers as well as trail-riding, hiking and reading. I am married with two beautiful children.

Lyndsey Wills

I have been in the dental field for 10 yrs. I began my career as a Dental Assistant in 2005. Over the years I have merged into the business aspect of dentistry where I discovered my true passion in management. I have been blessed to be part of such an awesome team here at Weldon General and Cosmetic Dentistry. My husband David and I have been married for 10 years and we have three children Logan, Daylynn and Lennox. In our spare time we enjoy spending time hanging out with friends and family.

I am blessed to be a part of such an awesome team here at Weldon General and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Weldon and the entire team take pride in putting the patients first. We want to make sure that you have a positive experience.

Nina Stanton

I have had the pleasure of working in the dental field since 2009 and I truly feel blessed to have found a career I thoroughly enjoy. My husband and I have 3 amazing children. I graduated from Belleview High School in 1999 and went on to play softball for Lake-Sumter Community College. In addition to the dental field I also have a passion for skincare. I have been an esthetician since 2013. My hobbies include church, tennis, photography, family and Netflix.

I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful team here at Weldon General and Cosmetic Dentistry. I am able to say with the utmost confidence; each member of our team truly cares for our patients and is willing to go above and beyond to ensure their comfort

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