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Meet the Team

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Orthodontic Assistant/Dental Hygienist

I have been an orthodontic Assistant with Insoft & Hurst Orthodontics since 1994. They supported my decision to further my dental career by attending and then graduating from dental hygiene school in 2000. I enjoyed working with Drs. Insoft & Hurst so much that I decided to do hygiene part-time in conjunction with orthodontics! I comfort and support our patients throughout the course of their treatment with braces or Invisalign® until they’ve achieved a new and beautiful smile. I love watching their personalities transform as they gain the confidence to smile proudly. 

My husband, Paul, and I have one son, Jaxson, and a dog named Winslow. I love spending time with my family, biking, working out, and boating.




Orthodontic Assistant

I started with Drs. Insoft and Hurst as an orthodontic assistant in 2005 with five years previous orthodontic experience. I love that I help the doctors create beautiful smiles that last a lifetime! It is wonderful to see our patients grow and gain confidence as their smiles improve. We are like one big, happy family. I truly love the people I work with. I love my job and the work we do.

I have two children, Destiny and Josh, who I spend most of my free time with. Destiny started college this past year at the University of Central Florida, and I couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishments! I also enjoy volunteering for the community, cooking, reading, and the “salt life”!




Orthodontic Assistant

I very much enjoy assisting our doctors in the care of our patients. I consider myself to be a compassionate person and love helping our patients obtain their best possible smile. I am thrilled to work with such an excellent dental/orthodontic team with great, positive attitudes.

Gemma, my daughter, is the light of my life! I love being a mom. In my time away from work, I enjoy walks with Gem, boating, and exercising.




Insurance Specialist

I have worked in the dental/orthodontic field for over ten years. I also have an extensive background in accounting which is extremely useful behind the scenes at Insoft & Hurst Orthodontics! I love the diversity of working in a field that is constantly changing! Although I don’t get to spend much time with patients, I am always making sure to do the best I can to assist with questions and issues regarding insurance filing. My job is a pleasure to do every day because the atmosphere here at Insoft & Hurst Orthodontics includes a lot of love and compassion for others.

I have a son, who is my world! We enjoy spending time together and with family and friends. We love to cook and do gardening in our free time!






Orthodontic Assistant/Treatment Coordinator

I have been an orthodontic assistant since 2007and greatly enjoy working for Drs. Insoft & Hurst. It is very rewarding to see smiles transform and helping our patients gain confidence. Drs. Insoft & Hurst really care about their patients and the treatment they receive. I’m proud to be a part of this team.

When I’m not at the office, I’m reading, traveling, cooking, or spending time with my family and friends. My furry kids are Jaxon, a five-year-old greyhound, and Poca, my kitty. They help keep me occupied as well!




Appointment Coordinator

I am an appointment coordinator and will be one of the first friendly faces you will see at the front desk at Insoft & Hurst Orthodontics. I love working with patients and the families of our patients and helping them to achieve great smiles! I started in the dental field in 1979, and because our entire team truly enjoys what they do, each day is a joy to come to work! I enjoy making all of our patients feel like they are part of our family and answering any questions they may have.  

My husband, Jon, and I have been married for 30 years. We enjoy boating, gardening, cooking, and spending time with our pets.




Treatment Coordinator

Hello, my name is Karen, and I am one of the treatment coordinators for Insoft & Hurst Orthodontics. It is my pleasure to introduce you to our practice and help you get started on your path to a beautiful smile and good oral health. I am also the financial coordinator and will help in decisions about your orthodontic investment. I have my orthodontic certificate and have over 15 years of clinical experience. I have been working at this office since 1992, and can’t imagine a better place to be! Our office is filled with an amazing group of people who are dedicated to helping our patients achieve the smiles they have always wanted. Orthodontics is my passion for this reason and over the years I have met so many wonderful families and helped to create so many beautiful smiles! 

I am married to Greg and have two beautiful daughters, Kasey and Jessica, and two amazing grandsons. I have lived in Seminole almost all of my life, and enjoy water sports and snow skiing.




Orthodontic Assistant

I have been an orthodontic assistant with Drs. Insoft & Hurst since 2002. Along with working full-time and being a mother of two, I have recently achieved the rank of a Captain in the Army National Guard, and am currently attending Excelsior College for my MBA in Human Resource Management. I love that my job lets me talk to people about how their day is and what exciting future ventures they may have planned. Seeing the excitement of their new smiles when treatment is completed makes me enjoy coming to work every day. 

My husband, Josh, and I and our two children, Kaylee and David, have a cat named Bowser and a dog named Bandit. When I do have free time, we enjoy spending family time with the kids.




Appointment Coordinator

As our appointment coordinator, I am in charge of scheduling all of our patients’ appointments. With my 37 years of orthodontic knowledge, I am also able to answer many questions and concerns for my patients and parents. I love observing the personality changes and patient’s self-esteem once we have transformed their smile! Drs. Insoft & Hurst are exceptional orthodontists that are very caring. Our team is very fun to work with and I look forward to coming to work every day. 

My husband, John, and I have four children, two of whom are married, and five wonderful grandchildren. I enjoy going to church, power walking, and watching sports. Our team also loves the fact that I enjoy baking cakes for their birthdays!




Treatment Coordinator

Hi!  My name is Pam, and I am one of the treatment coordinators for Drs. Insoft & Hurst. I have been a certified orthodontic assistant with this practice since 1996. As a treatment coordinator, I love that I get to be one of the first people to meet with new patients to the practice! I enjoy explaining your treatment needs and guiding you through each step of your orthodontic experience to create the perfect smile you deserve! Our team has a great attitude and extremely fun-loving persona that is completely obvious the first time you visit our office. We truly care about each other and each and every one of our patients which creates an atmosphere like no other office I’ve ever been in! 

My husband, Michael, and I have two children, Makenna and Donovan, and two dogs, Daisy Mae and Blue. We spend most of our free time on the water boating with friends and family and enjoying the outdoors.




Orthodontic Assistant

I started out as a patient and began working with Drs. Insoft & Hurst through an OJT program in high school. Now, I help other patients have the same exceptional experience I had!

I enjoy biking a few times a week, going to concerts, and spending time with my family and friends at the beach. I recently graduated from The University of South Florida with my Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science, and plan to pursue a career as a PA with hopes of working with children.




Appointment /Marketing Coordinator

I have worked at the front desk at our Seminole/St. Pete offices and been the marketing coordinator for Insoft & Hurst Orthodontics since 2005. I enjoy working with our doctors and team and representing this amazing practice to the community! Drs. Insoft & Hurst are true innovators! They are loyal to their team and their patients! We are truly like a family here!

My husband, Tom, and I have two daughters, Madison and Gillian, and a dog named Molly. I spend my free time shopping, watching my girls’ sports, reading, and traveling. 




Orthodontic Assistant

As an orthodontic assistant, I can be found chairside with patients during their appointments or helping Drs. Insoft & Hurst in any way I can. I enjoy building relationships with our patients and parents, and watching the increase in their self-esteem! It makes me feel good to work in a profession that helps so many people! 

My husband John and I have two sons, Robert and Carter, and two dogs, Gunner and Bruiser. I love family time, working out, and training for triathlons.