Meet Our Team
Becky Wilds, Office Manager
Becky is originally from Pennsylvania, where she began her dentistry career. She has had the pleasure of working and growing as an office manager with Dr. Koval for the past 21 years, and she cannot think of a better place to work. She loves spending her work days surrounding by her quality, caring colleagues, and lots of smiles. Becky is married with four grown children and six grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach.
Susie Wood, Certified Dental Assistant
Susie was born and raised in the Sarasota-Bradenton area and has been working as a dental assistant for more than 25 years. She loves working with Dr. Koval and the rest of the caring team. She's proud to be part of a practice where she is instrumental in creating beautiful smiles and happy patients. In her free time, Susie enjoys a variety of crafts and walking on the beach.
Shannon Kohler, Front Office Coordinator
Shannon is a second-generation Sarasotan. She graduated from Sarasota High School and Manatee Dental Assisting School. She's been in the dental field for more than 23 years, and loves Dr. Koval's natural-looking, beautiful results. Shannon is passionate about the life-changing impact of Dr. Koval's work. She feels that the caring and calm atmosphere makes it fun to come to work each day. Shannon is happily married and the mother of two children. She enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and practicing a healthy lifestyle.
Rachelle Belanger, Registered Dental Hygienist
Rachelle, who is originally from Canada, has been living in Sarasota since 1996. During Rachelle's first year in Sarasota, she temped in numerous offices, hoping to find a dentist she could work with until retirement. Rachelle has been happy to work with Dr. Koval since 2000, she thoroughly enjoys providing their family of patients with preventive services. Rachelle is inspired by Dr. Koval's ability to give her patients natural and youthful smiles. She is proud to be part of a team with a gift for transforming lives and looks forward to many more years. She has two daughters and a Goldendoodle.
Terry Adams, Registered Dental Hygienist
Terry, who moved to Sarasota from Colorado, has been a hygienist for Dr. Koval since 2009. She calls Dr. Koval's office the most innovative and caring office that she has been with for the past 35 years. She feels that being part of a team that is on the cutting edge of technology keeps the field of dental hygiene exciting for her. She has been married for 32 years with three grown children and two dogs. She loves spending time with her family, boating, and working in her garden.
Kathy Burkwald, Transcriptionist
Kathy began her career in high school in Wisconsin, working part time in a pedodontists office. She continued as a dental assistant for 10 years and moved to Florida in 1984. She met Dr. Koval in 1989 and has worked for her ever since. From dental assisting to front office responsibilities to transcriptionist, she has enjoyed it all over the past 25 years. She enjoys the warm, nurturing atmosphere Dr. Koval has created for her team and patients. She is happy to assist Dr. Koval in achieving her vision of helping patients to look and feel better.