Meet Our Team
Tracy DeLano has been a dental assistant for 19 years. Originally from Tennessee moving to Florida 30 years ago. Tracy received her Expanded certified Dental Assisting certificate through The University of Florida. She has been with Dr. Harper and Team sense August 2010. Tracy has enjoyed becoming a part of such an outstanding practice and team. She is enjoying the continuing education that has become being a part of “ Crown Council “. Tracy has been married to her husband Al DeLano for 1 year and has two wonderful children, Erika and Jace.
When she is not making people Smile at work she is making them laugh on the golf course. Tracy took up golf two years ago to spend time with her husband and has not looked back.
Denise Smith is a hygienist at Dr. Harper’s office. She attended hygiene school at Tallahassee Community college and now has been a dental hygienist for sixteen years. Denise has been working for Dr. Harper and team for seven years. She also worked as a pediatric hygienist for seven years. Denise is a member of the “Crown Council” and enjoys continuing education to enhance her knowledge to provide the best dental care to her patients.
Originally from Ft. Walton Beach, Denise moved to Ocala in 2004 with her husband, Brian Smith of 14years. Together they have two blessings, Bryce 10 and Ansley 7 who occupy most of her time when she is not at work. Denise loves to brighten smiles every day and has a great time with the people she works with!
Lori was born and raised here in Ocala. She has worked for Dr. Harper since 1992, the first 10 months as a Dental Assistant, and for the rest of the years as a Dental Hygienist. She has been in dentistry since high school. After graduating high school, she went to Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, there she received her A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene. She continues her education continuously while attending many courses with Dr. Harper and the rest of the team throughout the year.
Lori married her husband, Barry, in May 2008. She has 2 teenage boys, Aaron and Dylan. She also has 2 step-children and a new grandchild. She enjoys her time outside of work spending time with her family. She also enjoys boating, motorcycle riding, and scrapbooking. Lori enjoys coming to work every day, as she fells the ones that she works with is her second family. She looks forward to coming to work every day because she knows that it will be a great day, with a great boss and a great dental team.
Pamela Pieschke has been a dental assistant for 30 years. Originally from Michigan, moved to Florida 28 years ago calling Ocala her home for the past 8 years. Pam received her National Dental Assisting Certification and had been with Dr Harper and team for 7 years now. Pam attends the “Crown Council” meetings with Dr Harper and team yearly as well as attending continuing education courses to help provide the latest and best services for our patients. She takes pride in helping Dr. Harper make beautiful smiles!
Pam has been married for 30 years and has 2 beautiful children, Max 23, and Rachel 21. Max also works in our office as a steril tech and lab tech for 5 years now. She and her husband enjoy riding motorcycles as well as road bikes for exercise and both have a love for old cars!!
Mary Ann has been in the field of dentistry for 13 years. She began her career in the field with an entry level position. She has since cross trained for many positions in the office and enjoys every facet of the dental field. Mary Ann attended the University of Florida school of Dentistry where she received her radiology certificate. She plans to further her studies in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry. She also attended and has taken continuing educational courses such as “Dental Boot Kamp”, “Mission Possible Best Hygiene,” “TOPS” (Total Patient Service). These classes are geared toward the dental professional to help them achieve superior customer service. She is also proud to be a part of the Crown Council organization, especially the “Smiles for Life” charity that has touched so many children and families.
Mary Ann is a lifelong resident of Ocala. She has two beautiful daughters. Mary Ann loves helping people achieve their most healthy and beautiful smile! – with Mary Ann Hughes
Karen is the Office Administrator and has been with Dr. Harper and Team since 1997. She has been fortunate to have worked in the field of Dentistry for 33 years, working for only 3 quality dental practices during that time. She knew from a very young age she wanted to pursue the field of Dentistry and enjoys helping people smile and overcome any fears they may have in achieving their treatment and getting a beautiful smile! She takes pride in broadening her dental knowledge through continuing education courses such as, “Dental Boot Kamp” and has attended the prestigious “Las Vegas Dental Institute” among many other courses with Dr. Harper and the Team.
Karen has lived in Marion County since 1997 and is originally from South Florida. She has been married for 31 years, has a daughter and stepson. When she is not helping guests obtain optimal dental health or a beautiful smile makeover, she is working with her other passion and love at her Thoroughbred Farm in Reddick with her husband. There they bred, raise, race and sell Thoroughbreds.
Jackie was born in Middleberg, Kentucky. She has worked for Dr. Harper since 1991. She received her A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from Santa Fe Community college in 1990. Jackie has been married to her husband tom for 31 years, has 2 boys, Jamie and Jeremy. Jackie spent 12years in communications with the U.S. government before taking an interest in the dental field. She has also been a part of her family’s jewelry business in New Tazewell, Tennessee which they established 50 years ago. She feels like she could not have picked a better career, team or dentist to work for. She hopes to never retire.
Jackie likes to spend time with her family and is a big supporter of our local charities and fundraisers. Especially breast cancer, since Jackie is a 7-year survivor.