Employee Spotlight: Meet Michelle Mathaey

As of next month, Michelle Mathaey will have been with the practice 19 years. Wow, has the time flown!

One of our three favorite periodontal hygienists, Michelle was born in Newport Beach, California, lived a while in New Jersey when she was very young and attended college in Binghamton, New York. But she knew she could never escape the lure of lovely south Florida which she has happily considered her home base since 1986.

“Once Halloween came in New York I realized I was done with the cold weather and much preferred the sunshine and our gorgeous Florida beaches,” she says.

Michelle credits numerous factors she “loves” about her long career with South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, including the doctors of whom she notes that “their professionalism, honesty and integrity is unsurpassed.” She also thinks highly of her colleagues who, she says, “have such great enthusiasm and perform excellent work for our patients.”

A significant number of Michelle’s patients have been coming to her since she started at the practice. That’s nearly 19 years of close relationships with folks and a lifetime of helping keep up their oral health which, as she reminds us, is very important given research linking oral health with our overall health.

“I know so much about each one of my patients, and really value these relationships.”

Incredible Infection Control

Michelle is thrilled to be able to offer a top-notch level of care, even during these trying times. She commends the doctors for taking incredible precautions and “putting in place state-of-the-art infection control tools beyond anything I’ve seen elsewhere.”

Personal Life

Michell has been married to her husband, Peter for a little over two years. The couple share two active sons, Jackson and Aidan, both 15. In her spare time, she says she “can be found sitting on the sidelines of a field or court cheering on one of the boys at one of their football, basketball or lacrosse games.” She enjoys working out, loves ziplining and going to the beach, including trips to Key West and the beaches of Florida’s west coast.