Meet The Staff

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Practice Manager

I have been with Saxon Dental since we opened in 2006.  My 22 years in dentistry has made me very proficient with dental insurance and other aspect of being a practice manager.  They call me the go-to person for all your insurance questions.  I will make you feel like part of the Saxon family. Over the years I have built some great relationships with our patients.

I have lived in Orange City for over 40 years where I graduated from Deland High in 1992.  I have two beautiful girls and three step-children who I call my own.   I love spending time with the kids, fiance, friends and family. In my free time I enjoy fishing, camping, line dancing and going on adventures. In 2018 I backpacked the Appalachian Trail in Tennesse/NC for 4 days. 

I love working at Saxon Dental. I have know Dr. Patel since 1999 and to this day love being part of his team/family.  It is a pleasure to work with all my teammates, who I consider my second family. 

Lillian Perez

Front Desk Specialist

I was born and raised in  Bronx, NY.  I was ready for a change and moved the Florida in 2009.  I have been in the dental field for well over 20 years.  One thing I enjoy about dentistry is helping people get their smile back.

With my spare time I enjoy being a leader and volunteer for the Outreach Ministries at the City Sanctuary Church in Deland.  I have 6 beautiful grand daughters and 1 grandson, with my first great grandchild due November 2020. 


Dental Assistant

Kristen graduated from AAA school of dental assisting in March 2018 and joined Saxon Dental in May 2019.  She has a passion for people and making people feel better about themselves.

In her free time Kristen loves being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.  

Kristen would like to further her career in dentistry in the future.

Cari M

Dental Assistant

I have been with Saxon Dental since 2019.  However, I have been in dentistry since 1989 working as a dental assistant.  I studied at Indian River Community College for my dental certification. I love working in the dental field and feel I am very proficient in all aspects of dentistry.

I love being outdoors swimming with my granddaughter and my dog.  I also like working in the yard gardening.  I have one daughter and one son. 


Dental Assistant


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