Meet the Staff

We take all facets of patient care as a serious responsibility, making sure that your individual needs are met by respecting your time with scheduling of appointments convenient for you.

Our dedicated administrative and clinical personnel are comprised of exceptionally knowledgeable, qualified and caring individuals, whose mission is to be available to serve you by providing courteous professional assistance in a relaxed medical environment. We want to personalize your encounter, whether it is for scheduling, assisting you with your health insurance benefits or financial arrangements with our office, whether by phone, fax, internet or visit for care, to be a pleasant experience that you find to be comfortable, convenient and seamless in the transitioning of care from the concerns of referral and diagnosis to the completion of surgery and recuperation to a healthy and active lifestyle.

We want to assure you that your privacy will be protected and that we provide an environment of respect and dignity for patients who we truly appreciate. Our goal is pursuit of excellence and continuous quality improvement in all level of services provided to our patients. Our highly trained professional staff looks forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our practice.

 

 

Alisa Burke-Manderson, C.D.A.

Surgical Assistant

Alisa was born in Miami and raised in Bridgeport Connecticut. She returned to Florida after graduating high school to attend Sanford Brown Institute where she graduated and obtained her Certification as a Dental Assistant.

Alisa provides direct clinical patient care with our surgeons as surgical assistant. She is also certified in Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and along with other surgical staff members, provides supervision of strict adherence to all OSHA, CDC and other state and federal regulatory guidelines for office infection control and sterilization procedures.

Alisa’s outside interests include music and art.

     

 

 

Anthony Contreras

Surgical Assistant

Anthony is a Florida native having been born and raised in Coral Springs. Anthony is the Full Time Surgical Manager and has graduated with a degree from Broward Community College.

He is extremely familiar with dental practices, having worked for Dr. Kawa and his team for 10 years. He chose to learn dental assisting as an outgrowth of his interests of accepting greater responsibilities by providing active patient care.

Anthony’s outside interests include a passion for the Miami Dolphin football team, sports in general and the movies.

He is extremely familiar with dental practices, having worked for Dr. Kawa and Nicolas Orthodontists for 6 years, performing office functions of filing, scanning and other general tasks. He chose to learn dental assisting as an outgrowth of his interests of accepting greater responsibilities by providing active patient care.

Anthony’s outside interests include a passion for the Miami Dolphin football team, sports in general and the movies.

     

 

 

Rachel Adorno, C.D.R.

Surgical Assistant and Dental Radiographer

Rachel was born in Pennsylvania and lived her early childhood in Lebanon. She came to Florida later in her childhood and has been here ever since. She graduated Lakeworth High School and attended Nova Southeastern University where she received her certification as a Dental Radiographer.

Rachel has also worked in Dr. Kawa orthodontic practice for eight years, where she initially performed office clerical work and then progressed to clinical care receiving certification as a dental radiology technician.

Rachel does double duty in the practice serving as a dental radiographer and clinical photographer technician as well as a surgical assistant.

Rachel’s outside interests include; reading, egyptology and snorkeling