Sally is is our Practice Manager. She enjoys getting to know the patients and parents within our practice as well as working collaboratively with Dr. Buscemi and Dr. Maruri, to pursue their dreams of providing beautiful smiles their patients. Sally especially enjoys working in the exciting, up-beat, patient-friendly environment present at our office. She loves to spend time with her family, friends, and dogs, and enjoys traveling and dancing. She loves most being a mother to her wonderful 2 children.


  • Food: Curry Chicken
  • Movie: Bollywood Movies
  • Music Group: Indian Music
  • Color: Purple


Joanne is our new patient/treatment coordinator. She gets to meet all our new patients and works with you while starting treatment. She assists our Doctors during your initial consultation and helps explain the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Joanne also helps patients with their financial arrangements and scheduling process. Joanne has been in the dental field for 30+ years, and thoroughly enjoys establishing long-term friendships with all of our patients and their families. She also has a beautiful daughter Rachel who attends FGCU in Ft. Myers. She enjoys music, dining with family & friends, vacations and riding motorcycles in my free time.


  • Food: Seafood
  • Movie: “Remember the Titans”
  • Music Group: Aerosmith
  • Color: Green


Becky was born in Dayton, Ohio and moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1978. She has worked as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant since moving here. You will find her assisting Dr. Maruri chair side, taking digital x-rays, impressions, doing lab work and most importantly chatting with the patients and making them feel part of the team. She is married to Dan and is a “BIG” fan of the Miami Dolphins, Heat and Marlins.


  • Food: Tacos
  • Movie: “Guardians of the Galaxy”
  • Music Group: Kenny Chesney
  • Color: Aqua


Maya was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to the United States with her family in 1991 when she was 21 years old. Maya attended Oakland Community College to study English in 1994, became a Certified Orthodontic Assistant in 1999. She has over 20 years experience dental assisting chair side. Maya’s duties as an orthodontic assistant include taking digital x-rays and photographs, impressions for study models, ligation of arch wires and providing new banding patients with oral hygiene instructions. She enjoys working with and getting to know our patients as well as their families. Maya is married to David and is a proud parent of her daughter Isabelle, and her three step-children Sophie, Jackie and Zachary. She loves spending time with her family, cooking and taking vacations.


  • Food: Sushi
  • Movie: “Pianist”
  • Music Group: Nine-Inch Nails
  • Color: Black


Kim was born in Indiana, and has lived in South Florida almost all her life. She has many years of customer service experience in the banking industry, and brings her friendly personality and skills to our reception desk. Meeting and greeting our patients with a big smile, she is always ready to help you schedule your appointment. She is married to Dan and has a daughter Taylor. She loves live music, going to concerts, traveling, great restaurants and entertaining her friends and family.


  • Food: Everything (and it shows!)
  • Movie: “Life Is Beautiful”
  • Music Group: The Avett Brothers
  • Color: Glitter!


She always knew she wanted to work in the wonderful field of Pediatrics because of her love for children and Dentistry. She is full of smiles and loves developing relationships with her patients and their families. She has a knack for remembering the little details in their lives that are important to each one. The special friendship she has formed with these families is the favorite part of her job. Yanneth is bi-lingual and takes pleasure in assisting both our English and Spanish patients and parents. She enjoys seeing the children’s smiling faces and hearing the funny things kids say. Her favorite pastime is salsa dancing.


  • Food: Italian
  • Movie: “Titanic”
  • Music Group: Bon Jovi
  • Color: Green


Leslie is our event coordinator and social butterfly. She enjoys seeing the children’s smiling faces and hearing the funny things kids say. Leslie is here to assist you with any questions or concerns. She has an adorable little dog named Rex. She loves to take him around town and spend time with her husband Tim. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her family and friends and listening to music. She is also a big sports fan and really enjoys MMA sports.


  • Food: Pizza
  • Movie: “UP”
  • Music Group: Justin Beiber
  • Color: Polka dots