Meet the Dental Staff
at Schirmer Dentistry
When you're in need of restorative or cosmetic dental treatment, count on a team of professionals that have your best interests in mind.
We understand that comfort and confidence in our office comes from accumulating good experiences through each aspect in our facility. We first want patients to know we’ve taken precautionary measures and installed installed AIRsteril® air purification stations throughout our entire dental facility. These stations eliminate 98% of viruses and bacteria to ensure optimal air safety. Our waiting area is beautiful and modern, has distance-seating, wall-mounted hand sanitizer units, and a 40x30” acrylic barrier at our reception desk.
We realize comfort means something different to everyone.
Whether you prefer communicating face-to-face, or whether you prefer a mostly digital outreach, we serve patients with administrative efficiency while keeping attention to their questions and records. Our treatment approach has the same effect - a clinical team in accord with patient diagnoses and goals, and expert attention to the intricacies of dental health, art, and final results. It’s notable to mention that art is significant to dental measurements, function, and esthetics!
David Christopher Schirmer
I truly enjoy dentistry as a profession and come from a family full of dentists, including my father, daughter, and several cousins. Before moving to Sarasota, I practiced in New York as a successful general and cosmetic dentist. With my new team here in Sarasota, we continue the practice of general and cosmetic dentistry, but with special interest in facial esthetics and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
We constructed a new state of the art facility adjacent to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. We are very excited to provide our patients with the highest level of care, but with special attention to their particular desires in treatment options.
Highlights of my career include several honorary fellowships as nominated by my peers. I am a co-author of the book Quality Measurement in Dentistry, a publication which continues to evolve under new authors and leadership. I was the Chairman of Education for the Dental Quality Alliance which sponsored the development of this publication. I was a Council member of the American Dental Association for four years, and served on multiple committees. But most of all, I have enjoyed providing care to all of my patients and look forward to serving you!
- Niagara University, BS, magna cum laude
- Georgetown University, DDS, honors
- The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
- American Dental Association
- ADA Council on Access, Prevention, and Interprofessional Relations
- The Dental Quality Alliance, Chairman of Education
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Clinical Assistant / Expanded Functions
I am a dental assistant with specialized training in expanded functions. I received my education and certificate from Concorde Career Institute in Tampa, Florida. I have worked as a dental assistant for 20 years. I am married and have three great kids! I enjoy spending time with my family and our rescue dog, Caesar. One of the things I like best about working with Dr. Schirmer, Anita, Carol Ann, and Natalie is the calm and tranquil environment we have at Schirmer Dentistry.
Born in Ohio, I am a Buckeye fan. I studied Business Administration at OSU and enjoyed many football seasons with my family and friends. Later in life I grew weary of the winters and yearned for a warmer climate. My husband and I decided if we were going to live in Florida, then Sarasota was the place to be. Upon our arrival, we discovered the area was abound with many opportunities. Having always worked in dentistry, I joined Dr. Schirmer and his team, a team I thoroughly enjoy.
Carole brings to you experience as a traditional hygienist but with the added flexibility to offer you our unique AIRFLOW® cleaning system! You can use her system of traditional hand-scale, AIRFLOW®, or a combination of both! She is very excited to meet you and maintain your dental routine.
Clinical Assistant / Marketing Coordinator
I moved to Sarasota nine years ago. I joined Dr. Schirmer in 2017 as clinical support, and I also oversee marketing outreach for our practice. I’m grateful to join an enthusiastic team that utilizes our individual talents, creating a fantastic place to work and an ability to provide great services.
I come with over 25 years of experience as an assistant in Orthodontics, a treatment coordinator, and as a billing tech in a large corporate law firm. I earned my BSBM in 2010, have practiced traditional Taekwondo for over 20 years, and am currently ranked 5th Degree Black Belt with the Choong Sil Tkd Federation. I operated a small school for three years, but recently closed it in order to return to my Equestrian hobby of Hunter Jumper riding. I love working with our patients to give them an insightful and simplified dental experience.
We’re accepting new patients! Call 941-256-3675 today to schedule your first appointment.