All professionals at CF Smiles Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Shermaine - Dental Assistant/Front Office
Hi, my name is Shermaine and I’ve been a dental assistant for 9 years. Our ultimate goal is to help patients understand the importance of good oral hygiene and health. Based on my own personal experiences at the dentist’s office, I want to ease any fear, anxiety or phobias a person may have about going to the dentist. I fell in love with dentistry helping others and being a part of life-changing experiences.
When I’m not at work doing what I love, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends hanging out at the beach, bowling or the movies!
Sarah - Front Office Administator
I was born in upstate New York (Rochester), but grew up in South Florida (Tamarac). I graduated from J.P. Taravella High School in 1998. I have been in the dental field since 2001. I can’t imagine having any other job.
In my spare time I am either spending time with my family (I'm from a large Greek family, so there are plenty to choose from) and friends or with my fur-children, my 4.5 lb Chihuahua (Marilyn Monroe) or my 3 cats (Koukla, King Leonidas, and Black Beauty). I also spend a lot of time volunteering my time to the youth athletics department through the City of Sunrise.
Sonja - Dental Assistant
My name is Sonja Marie Jacques. I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I've been a dental assistant for 7 years. My favorite part about being in the dental field is making people comfortable in a situation where they usually are not. Taking the fear out of Dentistry one patient at a time. When I'm not making patients laugh in the chair, I am out camping or fishing and enjoying all of the wildlife Florida has to offer.
Joy - Dental Hygienist
My name is Joy Balick and I am a registered dental hygienist who has been practicing in the South Florida dental community for nearly 40 years. I am very passionate about creating confident smiles and healthy gums for my patients. I am very fortunate to work with Dr. Fiacos who has enabled me to treat our patients comprehensively with the most cutting-edge therapies. It is truly rewarding to connect with my patients and receive so many patient referrals which have allowed me to build a warm, wonderful family environment throughout my career. The end results are happy, healthy smiles! Away from the office I adore spending time with my son Andrew, an executive chef in South Florida and my daughter Allison, a corporate attorney in Los Angeles. I am looking forward to both of their weddings and the birth of a new granddaughter in 2018! Yoga, spinning and the salt life keep me sane and happy!