Dr. Jason J. Swartz
Jason J. Swartz, D.M.D. was born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania on March 9th, 1971. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 1993. He went on to pursue his career in dentistry, graduating from University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1997. While in dental school, Jason met his wife, Rebecca, who is also a practicing dentist.
Upon graduation from dental school, Jason entered private practice in Butler, PA where he practiced for four years. By this time, Jason and Rebecca mutually decided to seek permanent residence in Florida, where they could be near Rebecca's parents. They came to Florida in 2002 and both reestablished their dental practices. They were blessed with a baby boy, Jake, in February of 2003 and a daughter, Grace, in June 2007.
Jason enjoys all aspects of dentistry, from surgery to children's dentistry and root canals to complex cosmetic procedures. Jason immerses himself in the love of his craft. He attended the internationally respected hands-on cosmetic course PAC Live. This was a three-weekend compilation of lecture and hands-on esthetic technique. Dr. Swartz also completed the prestigious and internationally respected Ross Nash Esthetic Epitome & Invisalign, as well as completing hundreds of hours of continuing education in all aspects of advanced dentistry. He completed an extensive 8 month course on the placement of dental implants with The University of Florida's Dental Clinic in Seminole Fl.
Dr. Swartz places serious emphasis and value on having a "patient always coming first no matter what" philosophy. With this philosophy, he creates a genuine devotion toward each patient that comes into his care. His approach makes a visit to the dentist seem much more, a remarkably pleasant experience.
In his free time, Jason enjoys spending time at the beach with his family and being active in a wide variety of sports. Any questions for Dr. Swartz may be directed to 941-924-7571.
Amanda, a native of Orlando, Florida area, received her training to become a certified dental assistant from MTI and did her internship with Dr. Swartz. She has been our lead assistant for over 5 years until recently when she took on her new role as Business Assistant. Now Amanda will be at the front desk to "assist" patients in other areas. Although Amanda will occasionally still utilize her clinical skills, she has become a great asset in the business area answering patient's questions regarding treatment options. She is committed to helping our practice provide the highest quality dental care possible for our patients with her caring and comforting personality. She is one of those "rare people" with the ability to provide knowledge in the business area as well as in the clinical area of the office.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband Tim and daughter Timia. She is also an avid reader.
Sherri is the newest addition to our practice. Although she was born just south of Chicago, Sherri was raised in Venice, Florida and is a graduate of Venice High School. Although Sherri received training as a paralegal, she decided to make the change from law to dentistry. She received her training through St. Petersburg Dental Institute to become a certified dental assistant in the State of Florida. Her soft spoken manner is comforting to patients and instantly puts them at ease.
Sherri enjoys spending time with her family. Although she was born in Illinois, she is a "true Floridian" spending lots of her time outdoors at the beach, boating or picnicking with family and friends. She is also a very big fan of Jon Bon Jovi and has traveled extensively to see his concerts. Her hope is to one day be able to meet him in person.
Kimmeuy grew up in St. Petersburg after immigrating to Florida from Thailand as a refugee with her parents in 1985. Kimmeuy started her dental career by working through school as a dental assistant since 1997. She attended the University of South Florida and received Bachelor degrees in Chemistry and Biology in 2007. She ten completed her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College in 2010. Afterwards, Kimmeuy and her husband, Nick, moved to Palmetto in 2011 to follow her dental hygiene career. Kimmeuy is passionate about forming a partnership with each patient to improve his/her oral health through education while providing a personalized, gentle and positive dental experience.
Kimmeuy and Nick have three dogs and consider them their children. She has a sister who is a dentist. In her spare time, she enjoys spending it with her family doing various outdoor activities. She also volunteers at Gulf Coast Dental Outreach and other dental programs. She hopes to do some extensive traveling in the future.
As our Office Manager, Karen brings over 30 years of dental experience to our practice. A native of Ohio, she relocated to the Sarasota area in 2005. Starting in the dental field as a dental assistant, Karen brings both clinical experience as well as practice management aspects to Premier Dentistry of Sarasota. Karen received her training with two top notch practice management companies, Levin Group as well as with the Pride Institute. Working behind the scenes, she assures the practice runs efficiently and effectively, while keeping patient care as her top priority.
Karen is sports enthusiast and a true "Ohio State Buckeye's" nut. She also enjoys fishing which was one of the things that drew her to Florida. She also enjoys spending time with her family, especially with her two teenage grandchildren.