Our Team

Our team at Kernan Family Dental is devoted to providing the highest quality care! From the second you check in to when you’re in our chair, you’ll be sure to smile from ear-to-ear. Get to know our staff!

Lisa:

Office Manager

Lisa is our office manager and has been with the office since 2004. She loves seeing our patients in the office and all over town! It is always fun catching up with friends when they come for their appointments.  Lisa has a bachelor’s in nutrition from UNF and to keep herself busy in her off hours, she is also a licensed Realtor. She likes reading, walking her dog, Punky, caring for her parrot, Pete and spending time with her husband, Wayne.

Yari:

Dental assistant

Yari has been a dental assistant since 1999 and loves her job to this day! She strives to make every patient experience as comfortable as possible. When she’s not spending time with patients, she enjoys the company of her husband, Luis, and children, Javier and Alexandra.

Julia:

Dental assistant

Julia is from Chico, California and is new to Jacksonville Florida.  She loved going to the dentist at a very young age and decided to make a career out of it! Julia has been a dental assistant for Kernan Family Dental since June 2019. She went to school in Ponte Vedra Beach at Dental Careers Academy. In her free time, she loves to explore Florida with her boyfriend and go to the beach with her German Shepard.

Tonja:

Dental Hygienist

Tonja has been a member of the Kernan Family Dental team since 2015. Tonja is a Certified Register Dental Hygienist, practicing dental hygiene since 1999. She truly enjoys educating her patients on how to maintain a healthy smile, treating them with kindness, gentleness, and TLC. When she's out of the office, she and her husband love traveling. She also enjoys exercising and spending time with family and friends.

Stephanie:

Dental Hygienist

Stephanie has been practicing as a dental hygienist since 2013. She has a passion for building long-lasting relationships with her patients and teaching them ways to keep their smile for a lifetime. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, instructing indoor cycling, and watching FSU football. GO NOLES!

Leslie:

Dental Hygienist

Leslie has been a registered dental hygienist since 2008. She hopes to motivate her patients with their oral hygiene and tries to provide gentle care. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two little boys. Her motto: “Floss the ones you want to keep!”

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