Brianna Baker – Employee Spotlight


Brianna Baker presses and answers a call for the busy pediatric dentist practice she calls home. “Thank you for calling Dr. Verwest’s office, how may I help you,” moments before she had just taken payment for a young ladies six-month checkup. This is the life of multi-tasking at its finest. Prior to becoming a valuable team member at Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Brianna waited tables at the popular Two Meatballs in the Kitchen, a place she credits for developing her customer service and communication skills, saying, “{I} was able to meet and talk with people from all walks of life.”

Brianna begun her rise to the front office after working for almost a year as the lobby greeter of the practice. To be fair, she was a jack of all trades, having a few dental presentations to local schools under her belt, multiple event participation, and in office nuances of how a practice operates. “She really was one of our shining stars in the lobby, she deserved a chance to grow professionally with us,” said Jeffrey Shafer, director of marketing for the practice.  Brianna finds great rewards in working with children and hopes to continue to learn more about successfully being a business owner through Dr. Verwest’s leadership.

When Brianna is not sorting through charts, scheduling appointments, or doing the smaller things that matter, you can find her out on the water, probably fishing her heart out. One day, she hopes to be able to swim with sharks (hopefully in an aquarium), because swimming with an apex predator in the wild is just a little too dangerous for this writer. Next time you give us a ring and Brianna answers, ask her if she’s caught any snook, red fish, or trout lately. She may have even bagged her first tarpon.

Join Us for Movie Night At Alliance for the Arts!

Outdoor Family Movie Nights – Alliance for the Arts

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will sponsor family movie nights at the Alliance for the Arts for the 2016 season. This is the third consecutive year the dental practice has sponsored movie night. All funds collected go to support the children programming at the Alliance for the Arts.

Family movie night at the Alliance for the Arts begins Friday, January 20 at 6:30PM with a screening of Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip. “The Alliance for the Arts provides quality family entertainment and we’re happy to continue to support this worthy organization,” said Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD of Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers.

The series continues Friday, February 17 at 7PM with Ice Age: Collision Course, and concludes on March 10 at 7:15PM with How to Train Your Dragon 2. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, coolers, and blankets. There is a $5 suggested family donation for attendees.

The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and art organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County.  For more information on family movie night, visit

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for the last 26 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit or (239) 482-2722.