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Dentist – Crystal River, FL

Get to Know
Lisa Schnell, DDS

After practicing in the Crystal River area for nearly three decades, Dr. Schnell opened the doors to Signature Dental Care in early 2009. Today, she serves patients of all ages with contemporary, compassionate care that helps them smile brighter. In particular, she has a passion for helping fearful patients overcome their anxiety and building supportive relationships that last for years to come. If you’d like to learn more about her background, just keep reading below.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Schnell was actually very fearful of the dentist’s office as a child – she didn’t understand why the whole experience had to be so scary! She also knew she wanted to work in the healthcare field, working directly with other people and helping them. Eventually, she realized that as a dentist, she would be able to help make appointments much more comfortable and stress-free for nervous patients, and the rest is history.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Schnell achieved her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1985 after completing undergraduate studies at IU in Bloomington. Since then, she has pursued postgraduate education, earning well beyond the state’s required number of continuing education credits on a yearly basis. For instance, she’s attended the world-renowned Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, studying aesthetic restorative dentistry. She’s also studied through Gordon Christensen seminars, ADA meetings, and SPEAR seminars in Phoenix, AZ. She is certified in oral conscious sedation.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Schnell is originally from Schnellville, IN– and the name isn’t a coincidence! The town was named after her great great-grandfather. She has two adult children named Connor and Lindsey, as well as a grandson named Aiden. In her free time, she really enjoys scrapbooking, making memories with Aiden, traveling, learning photography (or at least trying), exploring other countries and cultures, reading, and quilting.