Meet the Team

Dr. Geric

Dr. Christopher M. Geric

Dr. Christopher M. Geric was raised in Ormond Beach, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1997 and his Doctorate in Dental Medicine, with honors, from the University of Florida in 2001. Following graduation, Dr. Geric was proudly commissioned in the United States Navy and completed a one year General Practice Residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He was then stationed with the 3rd Marine Forces Pacific in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, where he deployed on several humanitarian aid missions in the South Pacific. Dr. Geric returned to Florida in 2005 to complete his Endodontic residency at Nova Southeastern University. He studied Endodontics internationally, completing a surgical fellowship at the University of Tlaxcala in Mexico.

Dr. Geric continues to pursue education as a co-founder and endodontic advisor of Advanced Dental Seminars of Jacksonville. He is a past president of the Jacksonville Dental Society and is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Northeast District Dental Association.

Dr. Manasse

Dr. Gary R. Manasse

Dr. Gary Manasse was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from The University of Florida with honors in 1989 with a B.S. degree majoring in Zoology. Dr. Manasse attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry and received his D.M.D. degree in 1993, at which time he was also inducted into the honorary dental society OKU. He completed a general practice hospital-based residency in 1994 at the V.A. hospital in Miami, Florida, and his post-graduate endodontic residency at the University of Florida in 1997, where he spent his final year as chief resident. Dr. Manasse continued in academics and was an assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Florida from 1999-2001 where he taught both graduate residents and undergraduate dental students. He remains on staff as a volunteer clinical professor in the department. Dr. Manasse has been a solo practicing endodontist since 2001 in Jacksonville, Florida. He is involved with multiple charitable and social organizations. He is also a member of the America Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Northeast District Dental Association and the Florida Association of Endodontists.

Priscilla

Priscilla

Office Manager, Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Dental Radiographer

Priscilla was raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia and has been a resident of Jacksonville, Florida since 2001. She was motivated to enter the dental field after volunteering with her family dentist who helped her overcome her childhood fear and anxiety related to dental treatment. She has been dedicated to aiding patients overcome their dental anxieties through empathetic care and thorough patient education ever since. Priscilla received her expanded functions dental assistant and radiography certification from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Priscilla has enjoyed working in various aspects of dentistry since 2002. She has focused on the specialty of endodontics since 2005. Drawing from nearly two decades of dental experience, Priscilla continues to guide our office towards ever higher standards of outstanding care. Her in depth knowledge of the intricate details of dental insurance, health guidelines and endodontic procedures aids her in navigating thru the clerical, clinical and financial aspects of each patient's visit. As office manager with our practice since 2010, Priscilla collaborates with the referring doctors, staff and patient to create an exceptional experience to address the individual needs of each endodontic case with ease and expertise.

Cynthia

Cynthia


Lead Clinical Assistant, Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Dental Radiographer

Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Cynthia moved to Jacksonville, FL in 2001. Cynthia first realized she wanted to be in the dental field during high school after volunteering in a six month co-operative dental education program. She received her dental radiography certification from the University of Florida. From the initiation of her dental career in 2002, Cynthia has specialized particularly in the field of microscopic endodontics. Devoting her entire dental career to the endodontic specialty, Cynthia's clinical experience is tailored to provide a seamless experience. Her extensive endodontic knowledge and keen attention to detail combined with her calm demeanor makes her a valuable asset to our team as Head Clinical Assistant. She enjoys the one on one experience with each patient with the goal of making each individual feel comfortable throughout their entire dental experience. In addition to her role at our office, Cynthia is also active in the local Jacksonville community and mission relief efforts abroad.

Cassie

Cassie


Assistant Office Manager, Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Dental Radiographer

Cassie is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to her dental training, she was experienced as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). She focused on caring for the elderly community, specifically patients coping with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Her medical experience is a great asset to our office in providing compassionate care in a calm and patient manner. Interest was piqued during a visit with her family dentist when she was informed of a local dental assisting program. Cassie received her expanded functions dental assistant and radiography certification from Bartram Dental Assisting School in 2016. As part of our team, Cassie now finds satisfaction in transferring her years of medical experience in providing exceptional care to our dental patients as a chairside dental assistant and radiographer. Cassie also enjoys working in the front office of the practice. Her focus, efficiency and organizational skills help facilitate smooth operations in the front office, while building comforting, trusting relationships with patients. It is her goal to work together with the referring staff and doctors to make each visit a positive experience for each patient.

Kristena

Kristena


Certified Dental Assistant and Radiographer/Honors Dental Hygiene Student

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Kristena moved to Jacksonville in 2020. Of Moldovan heritage, she also fluently speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Fascinated about teeth and how the appearance of them can change someone's smile, she had an interest in entering the dental field. She graduated from Cuyahoga Career Valley Center in 2018 as a Registered Dental Assistant. Currently, she is also enrolled in the National Honors Society at FSCJ pursuing her career in Dental Hygiene. Kristena's delightful disposition and driven spirit makes her an exceptional member of our team! We are confident her pleasant personality and broad scope of dental knowledge will enhance your journey with our office!

Jasmin

Jasmin


Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Dental Radiographer

Jasmin was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida. Fluent in Spanish, Jasmin is also bilingual. Her interest in dentistry was sparked from the desire to help others overcome any anxiety they may have of the dental office and have the most comfortable experience possible as she too had overcome her dental anxieties in early childhood. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Dental Careers Academy in 2017 and received her expanded functions dental assistant and radiography certification from The Academy for Dental Assistants in St Petersburg, FL. Jasmin is always calm and steady, contributing to a relaxing and reassuring atmosphere in our dental home. Her peaceful presence will help ease your dental anxiety, as she patiently guides you thru each step of your visit.

Jasmin

Ashley


Office Administrator

Originally from Columbus, Georgia, Ashley relocated to Jacksonville, Florida from Williamsburg, VA in 2022. She attended the University of Georgia and has many years of experience in Dental Practice Management throughout the Southeast. Growing up, she always loved going to the dentist and is now motivated to help patients feel that same sentiment when visiting our office. Bringing years of management experience, we are pleased to have her as our Office Administrator ensuring smooth operations in all aspects of patient care. From the initial phone call, partnering with referring dentists, reviewing clinical and financial expectations, to follow-up care, Ashley’s goal is to provide comfort and confidence with each interaction. Her administrative savviness coupled with her hospitable Southern charm, makes Ashley the perfect team leader and patient advocate for comprehensive care.