Employee Spotlight: Meet Kelley Kudzia!

Our reception area here at South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry is a busy hub where four dedicated team members take calls, answer questions, schedule appointments and handle finances. The manager of the group, Kelley Kudzia, was twice voted Employee of the Month by her peers last year, a recognition that helps demonstrate Kelley’s perceived value to the team.

“I’ve been in the dental field for 30 years, of which 20 was as a dental assistant elsewhere,” she relays. “As I grew older, I knew I wanted to remain in dentistry, but in a different capacity. When the front desk opportunity at SFCPID came up, I jumped at the chance and have never looked back.

“I love my job, my colleagues and the doctors who inspire us all to offer 150% to our patients,” she says. “Our mutual objective is to always go above and beyond when providing today’s highest level of care in all capacities.”

Kelley prides herself on going the extra mile to offer all patients the attention they deserve.

“Some people, especially those with some anxieties, may have already made a big step just by calling in to set up an appointment for help,” she says. “It’s our job to listen carefully and assure these individuals that they’ve made a great decision by contacting us, and that this practice will definitely provide them with the best care around, which is true.”

The mother of three children, Kelley was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan where two of her now adult children and her mother still reside. As a child, she had visited Florida regularly to see her grandparents and cousins and knew one day she’d make a permanent move, which she did in the mid 1990s. Despite her full-time position, Kelley finds time for hobbies that include teaching body sculpting and adult boot camp, redecorating her home and watching all kinds of sports with her brother, also a transplant from Michigan.

Call Kelley or one of our other receptionists to set up your appointment today to help you achieve better oral and systemic health. Referrals from other dentists or medical practitioners are accepted but are not necessary.