Meet the Staff
Get to know our friendly and knowledgable staff at Kotch Dental by reading about our histories below. Please call us with any questions or if you need assistance! ☎ Pembroke Pines Office Phone Number 954-437-4443.
Karen – Office Manager
Karen has been a member of our staff since 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Miami and resides in Weston with her husband Bruce. Karen is the proud mother of Jennifer, Scott and Rachel, mother-in-law to Dan, and totally obsessed with her two grandsons, Ethan and Zack. Karen’s background is in Education Administration and after 30 years in the field decided to make a career change. Her infectious smile along with her warm and friendly personality has been a wonderful addition to our front office. She shares all front desk responsibilities.
Lisa – Administrative Assistant
Lisa received her Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification in 1984 and worked in orthodontic practices in Florida and Georgia before she started her family. She is the proud mother of 3 sons; Seth, Noah and AJ. She is very involved in her synagogue and enjoys teaching Hebrew School. In her spare time she likes to shop and read. Lisa shares all front desk responsibilities with her main focus being on verifying insurance eligibility and benefits.
Donna – Administrative Assistant
Donna was a patient of our office for 15 years. As a stay-at-home mother of three, she spent quite a bit of time here. She was happy to see how things worked on the other side when she joined our staff in 2010. She has administrative and management experience in addition to over 20 years of customer service experience. She works every aspect of the front office from answering phones and scheduling patients to processing CareCredit applications. She is a self proclaimed “people person” so enjoys her interaction with patients most of all. Donna has been married to her husband, Steve for over 26 years and they have three grown children, Brandon, Jen and Jessi. She spends her free time enjoying the company of her family and friends.
Iraida – Dental Hygienist
Iraida has been a Dental Hygienist since 1988. She began working with Dr. Ira Kotch in 1989 as a full time Hygienist. After four years, she took some time to raise her two children, Eric and Melissa. In 2006 she returned to the office and is currently working part-time. Iraida and her husband, David, are active in their church and in the community. When they have time off, they enjoy spending it with their kids, their dog, Yogi, camping and boating.
Wendy – Dental Hygienist
Wendy has been a part of the Kotch Dental team for 20 years. She started as a dental assistant but her ambition was to become a Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Miami-Dade Community College in 2001 and has been a full-time hygienist since then.
Carie – Dental Assistant
Carie was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. She graduated from Grand Rapids Community College and received her Registered Dental Assisting License with Expanded Function duties in 2001. She has been a dental assistant in Michigan, Nevada, California, and currently in Florida. She joined Kotch Dental in August 2010. Orthodontics is her favorite specialty in the dental field.
Myisha – Dental Assistant
Myisha graduated from Lindsey Hopkins with her Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) certifications in 1997 and has been with the practice since 2009. She feels that patient care is a top priority and believes patient education is the gateway to good dental health. She says that the best part of her day is helping our patients overcome their fear of dental procedures and leave the office looking forward to their next appointment.
Tamara – Dental Assistant
Tamara was born in Cuba and moved to the United States in 1995. She attended school in Springfield, New Jersey, to receive her Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification. She’s been in the dental field for 14 years and she loves it. In her free time she enjoys being with her family.