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Meet Crystal River’s
Favorite Dental Team

If the dentist is the head of a dental office, its team members are the heart – and we have a wonderful heart here at Signature Dental Care! Dr. Schnell is supported by several dedicated and friendly team members who are always going above and beyond for patients in need. If you’d like to learn more about them individually, just keep reading below.

Jo-Anne, Certified / Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Jo-Anne

Jo-Anne’s career in dentistry spans almost 20 years so far. She earned her education at SUNY Farmingdale State College and is also certified in anesthesia. Today, what she enjoys most about her job is the wonderful relationships and rapport she develops with patients, as well as being able to provide them with excellent care throughout each appointment.

A Long Island native, Jo-Anne is married with three children named Ryan, Kaelyn, and Cheyne. Her family also has three cats named Ella, Bella, and Myles. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer for a women’s league as the captain, going to Bootcamp, kayaking, zip lining, and taking her kids to water parks. She also loves taking on her sons at basketball, changing the color of her hair, and giving 100% to everything she does!

Amy, Front Office

Front office administrator Amy

Amy has been working in the dental field for well over 25 years so far, and she loves being able to help patients achieve the best dental care in Citrus County at Signature Dental Care! Originally from East Liverpool, OH, she studied at the Las Vegas Institute of Dental Science.

Amy has been married to her high school sweetheart for almost 40 years, and they have three beautiful daughters and one granddaughter together. She also has three dogs named Gus, Bo Jangles, and Sweetpea. Her favorite hobbies include swimming and bowling. She’d also love to be a dog foster parent one day.

Dondi, Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Dondi

Dondi completed her education at both Eastern Illinois University and Lakeland College. She is also certified in the administration of local anesthesia. Today, her career in dentistry spans over 30 years so far, with a full decade spent right here at Signature Dental Care. Her favorite part of this job is being able to work with such amazing people, as well as the wonderful patients!

Originally from Muscatine, IA, Dondi is married to Joe and has two teenagers named Crista and Vincent. She also has the most amazing dog ever named Bentley. When she isn’t busy at work, her favorite hobbies include teaching spinning classes at the local YMCA (she’s a big fitness junkie), running, swimming, and going on new adventures. She also loves fast cars and even used to race them at the local track many years ago.

Tami, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Tami

Tami has been working in dentistry for over two full decades, having spent around half that time right here at our dental office. She studied at Central Florida Community College before undergoing her assistant training at Bayonet Point Dental Academy. She is also trained in administrating nitrous oxide. Her favorite part of this position is being able to learn new techniques all the time!

A Fort Lauderdale native, Tami has a grown child and a wonderful boyfriend with a teenage daughter. Outside of work, her top priority is spending quality time with loved ones, eating out at new restaurants, and traveling whenever possible. She also loves fishing and anything to do with cars.

Amber, Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Amber

Amber is originally from Inverness, and her career in the dental field spans over eight years and counting. She completed her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene at Santa Fe College. Today, what she enjoys most about her position is spending quality time around people she loves all day long – including both the patients and her coworkers!

Amber and her husband have one beautiful daughter and two handsome boys. Outside of working hours, her top priority is being with family. She’s very active in church, homeschools her kids on her days off, and runs a homeschool co-op group. She has an e-commerce business ( on the side and loves traveling too! She is a fruitarian, which means that she eats fruits and salads only.