Meet Our Team
Periodontist Boca Raton, FL
Carmen - Surgical Assistant
Carmen Lopez has been a proud surgical assistant for 43 years, and has had the privilege of working with Dr. Lindsay her entire career. Aside from being a longtime Certified Dental Assistant, Carmen also manages Dr. Lindsay's dental study club. She loves working with her patients and gets great satisfaction of making a difference in their lives.
Connie - Front Desk Manager
Connie Ekstrom has been serving patients at the front desk since 1975. Her experience expands from the front desk to the back surgical area. The enjoyment she’s derived from helping and improving patients’ lives with communication, and by understanding their wants and needs, has sustained her career. This in turn has led her to excelling in many of her duties, including the aspect of insurance reimbursements.
Dina - Surgical Assistant
Born and raised in Missoula, Montana, Dina Difort has had the pleasure of being in the dental field for 8 years as a dental assistant. She thrives on helping patients restore their smiles with full arch implant dentistry. Dina Graduated from the University of Montana
and moved to Florida shortly after to grow and expand her career as a surgical assistant. She excels at creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for her patients.
Lilia - Full-Arch Coordinator
When considering her eventual career path, Lilia Souza’s priority was choosing a field in which her compassion towards others and a desire to truly make a difference in their lives would be instrumental. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University
and obtaining her Bachelor's of Social Work, she realized that helping facilitate the newfound optimism and confidence which accompanies a dental patient’s bright and healthy smile was an ideal step in that direction. Lilia possesses an intimate understanding of the correlation between dental procedures and the anxiety people often feel towards them, and she’s made it her personal goal to create a welcoming and comforting atmosphere for all who visit the office of Drs. Lindsay & Noorthoek.
Erica - Patient Services
Erica Pullen was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is a recent graduate of Florida Atlantic University
majoring in Healthcare Administration while minoring in Business Law and Health Information Systems. She is thrilled to begin her career in the office of Drs. Lindsay and Noorthoek, under the tutelage of coworkers who have dedicated so many years to the healthcare profession.
Valorie - Dental Hygienist
Valorie Radebaugh has been a Dental Hygienist for 40 years. Originally from Gainesville, she moved to Boca Raton in 1988. Her credentials include Certified Dental Assistant and a Faculty member at Santa Fe College
as a Clinician in the Dental Hygiene Program. Her passion is the interaction she has with her patients and motivating them to understand the importance of dental health. Throughout her career she has become well-versed in multiple fields, including Prosthodontics, Periodontics, and General Dentistry. Her other passion is her husband of 30 years, Gary, and her children Jake and Sarah. In her words, “Being a Dental Hygienist has been such a rewarding career. After 40 years, I enjoy it as much as ever and am looking forward to many more years to come!”
Deana - Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in South Florida, Deana Weissgerber has practiced in the field of dentistry for 15 years, with 5 of them being in dental hygiene. Deana decided early on to go into dentistry as a dental assistant because she had always loved going to the dentist. With her secondary education out of the way, she began her pursuit towards obtaining her dental assistant certificate. In 2017, Deana also received her title of Registered Dental Hygienist, and still considers this one of the best days of her life. In 2019, she also became a Certified Anesthesia Technologist in order to maximize comfort for her patients. The role of a caring and experienced hygienist within a periodontology practice can’t be overstated, and Deana is proud to call the office of Drs. Lindsay & Noorthoek home.