Put any concerns about your comfort and your overall dental health to rest when you get to know our dental team. Our crew is a tight-knit family that is ready to serve the needs of your family.
Although there are relative newcomers to our team, as you will read below, two staff members have served at Venetian Pointe Family Dentistry for more than 25 years, two for more than 20 years, two for nearly 20 years, and a few for nearly ten years or more.
Patricia oversees the accounts payable. Being the wife of Dr. Rampi since 1985, Trish has been with Venetian Pointe Dentistry since its inception in 1987. She especially enjoys the crew she works with and the patients she has come to know.
She graduated from Auburn University with a BA in psychology and a BA in Spanish in 1981. Afterward, she graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a master’s degree and a specialist’s degree in counseling.
Trish and Dr. Rampi have two wonderful children: Ricky (1988) and Rachael (1990). Her interests include spending time with her family, gardening, art, boating, hiking, winter sports, and long walks on the beach. Trish is a fantastic and creative baker!
Marie is the insurance coordinator. She has been with this practice since 1997 and has worked in the medical field since 1987. Marie was born in New Jersey and moved to Orlando at the age of four.
Marie is the mother of two grown children and has several grandchildren and a dog named Rusty. She also has two grandsons, a granddaughter, and two step-granddaughters. Marie enjoys cooking, being outside, and spending time with family and friends. She has known Dr. Rampi since the day he was born (being his older sister)!
Marie’s favorite part of her job is getting insurance companies to pay for what the patients deserve. She has forged individual bonds with all her fellow employees. Marie respects the conservative, honest, and compassionate demeanor of both Dr. Rampi and Dr. Palmer: the “Dynamic Duo.” She has become one of the favorites in the annual Halloween costume party!
Janice is the front desk manager. She has been with Venetian Pointe Dentistry since 1999. Janice has been in the profession of dentistry for more than 25 years, as both as a dental assistant and general office support.
Originally from Ohio, Janice relocated to Orlando in 1998. She has been happily married since 1977. She has two grown children and two grandsons. The newest addition to the family is a puppy named Coco. Janice enjoys cooking, running, and spending time with family and friends. She has a weakness for Cheez-Its.
Janice’s favorite part of her job is interacting and building relationships with the patients and, of course, all her buddies at work. She admires both Dr. Rampi’s and Dr. Palmer’s compassion and professionalism toward our patients and the staff. She says, “The office is a FUN place to work!”
Ana is one of the front desk assistants at Venetian Pointe Dentistry. She is the newest member of “the crew” having joined us in August of 2018. Ana was born and raised in Orlando having graduated from Ocoee High School in 2016 where she was a member of the Leadership club which assists in orchestrating the school’s extra-curricular activities.
In addition to possessing the knowledge and abilities to serve as a receptionist and font desk assistant, Ana is also a Certified Dental Assistant. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Orlando Tech in 2017. After serving as a dental assistant for a year, Ana made the decision to continue her career in the dental profession at the front desk. This is especially helpful since (as is true with others at the “front desk”) she’s familiar with both the front desk plus what’s performed in the treatment rooms too.
Ana has stated how she’s found it to be very exciting to learn about all different aspects of dentistry. She goes on to state that “I strongly feel that Dentistry is the career for me … I take pride in having a warm and welcoming personality that puts even the most anxious patients at ease!”. In addition to her passion for dentistry, Ana enjoys spending time with her family and her little dog “Casper”. She also enjoys traveling.
Victoria is Dr. Rampi’s most senior dental assistant, having been with his practice since 1991. After having tried retirement for a couple of years, she rejoined the crew in March 2010. Victoria began dental assisting in 1987 while living in Wisconsin. Victoria moved to Orlando in 1990 and attended Orlando Vo-Tech where she earned a certificate in expanded duties.
Victoria has been happily married to Gary since 1988. She has one son, who was born in 1981. Victoria’s pride and joy are her granddaughters. She enjoys bike riding, meditation, semi-retirement, and spending time with her granddaughters.
Victoria especially enjoys interacting with the patients and especially in a “fun sort of way.” She feels that laughter is the best medicine. She also enjoys the camaraderie with the staff as well as with the patients. Victoria loves Dr. Rampi because as she says, “he gets me.” She would like to tell prospective patients: “Ay, mateys; we run a tight ship here, arrrr — Dr. Rampi is our captain, Dr. Palmer is our co-captain, Trish (his wife) is the first mate, and the rest of us are his faithful and lovable crew!”
She is the one in charge of all the beautiful holiday decorations so enjoyed at our office. Victoria was the first figure to be painted in our Venetian office portrait, which is an honor bestowed on those who have been employed here for more than 15 years.
Lona is a dental assistant certified in expanded duties and dental radiology. She has been with our office since 2000, and in the dental field since 1999 after having earned her dental assistant education in Tampa.
Lona is married and has a daughter who was born in 2003 and a son born in 2004. She enjoys cooking, eating, boating, walking, and hanging out with her family.
Lona likes to make her patients feel comfortable and talks to them about things that they find interesting. She respects our doctors’ honesty and work ethic. She is great friends with all her coworkers and likes to get together with them outside of the office whenever she can.
Lona is also pursuing her real estate career as a real estate broker. She has recently joined an office with an international reach and affiliated with Christie’s International Real Estate company. You can find her at the Regal Real Estate office in Dr. Phillips or her website: www.regalrealtyorlando.com.
Primerose is a certified dental assistant. She first encountered Dr. Rampi and the crew while interning as a dental assistant. After earning her degree as a certified dental assistant, she joined this practice in June 2015. Primerose is currently pursuing a degree in dental hygiene.
Outside of work, her interests include reading, spending time with friends and family, and giving back to her community.
Rose’s work philosophy is to treat patients the way she would like to be treated. She loves working with the fantastic crew and admires our doctors’ unfailing integrity and work ethic. She enjoys the genuine friendships she has formed at the office.
Alexis is a certified dental assistant. She joined Venetian Pointe Dentistry in 2017. Alexis first met Dr. Rampi and his team while interning here as a dental assistant. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Orlando Tech in 2016. Before entering the dental profession, Alexis was in sales for eight years.
Alexis was born in Fort Rucker, Alabama. She moved to Florida in 1999. She loves Disney movies and spending time at the beach. Every year on Mother’s Day weekend, she participates in the National Kidney Foundation walk in Cocoa Beach that uncle and grandparents cofounded. She is also an avid animal lover and proud “parent” to her cat (Scout).
Alexis married her husband Brandon in 2017 and welcomed a beautiful daughter, Sawyer, later that year and a second daughter, Addison, in 2020. She will be taking some time off from VP Dentistry to fully dedicate herself to her growing family but will plan to return to serve as a member of "the crew" sometime in the near future.
Heyam is a certified dental assistant, EFDA. She loves that her day is filled with smiles. Heyam enjoys meeting new patients and learning their stories. She likes being part of such a unique and welcoming team and working for Dr. Rampi and Dr. Palmer. They are friendly and knowledgeable, and practice with courtesy and compassion.
Heyam’s journey to Venetian Point Dentistry took a lot of hard work and a little serendipity: The day Dr. Rampi planned to post for a new position, Heyam walked in the door and introduced herself. Though she recently joined “the crew,” she already feels at home. From the patients to the team, the doctors make everyone feel like family.
When she is not brightening days and smiles, Heyam is happiest spending time with her two children, Ethan and Cynthia. They are an active family who loves the outdoors. Between biking, hiking, swimming, and playing tennis, they are always up for an adventure.
Sara graduated as a certified dental assistant from Orlando Tech in 2011. She met Dr. Rampi and his staff while interning as a dental assistant during this program. After working as an orthodontic assistant, she joined Venetian Pointe Dentistry in 2018. She loves the part she serves working with the doctors and enjoys making patients feel comfortable and informed about the procedures to be performed. She really admires the doctors’ work ethic and honesty and loves working with the amazing team.
Sara and her fiancé are avid animal lovers and are “parents” to their two dogs (Nismo and Neela) and two cats (Marco and Polo). In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, read, travel, volunteer, and spend time outdoors.
Roula is a certified dental assistant with expanded functions which she earned from Orange Tehnical College. She moved to Florida with her family from Las Vegas in 2003. She graduated from Celebration High School in 2007 and then continued her education at Valencia College.
Roula was a member of the "Happy Hands Club" in high school and joined a bowling league at the Oviedo Bowling Center. She is a proud mother of a wonderful young lady named Akira and a beagle named Kobe. She enjoys reading, horseback riding (western), visiting state parks, and giving back to the community.
Roula first encountered Venetian Pointe Dentistry in January of 2020. After earning her credentials, she joined "the crew" in May of 2020. She loves working with Dr. Rampi and Dr. Palmer because their treatment philosophy is conservative and go above and beyond for their patients. She values her relationship with her fellow crew members as she felt welcomed with open arms.
Shawna is a Certified Dental Assistant. She was born an Orlando native but spent many of her childhood years growing up in Norway. She returned to the U.S. to work at Disney and accompany her brother while he joined the Marine Corps. She is now pursuing her dream in being a part of the dental field. She graduated from Orlando Technical College in 2019 and earned her certificate to serve as a CDA that same year.
When not working, Shawna enjoys nature, traveling, essential oils, reading, fishing, and spending time with her family. She is married with two great daughters, Scarlett and Violett, and one Great Dane!
VP Dentistry was Shawna's first internship in her dental assisting program and she always had a feeling that she would be retruning to this practice. She loves the family environment that VP Dentistry provides and is looking forward to many years with "the crew"!
Kimberly is a registered dental hygienist. She began her dental hygiene career in 1992 and has been happily employed at our practice ever since. Kimberly received her degree in dental hygiene from Valencia College in Orlando. Before becoming a dental hygienist, she worked as an orthodontic assistant starting in 1983.
Kimberly has been happily married to her husband Pete since 1994. Her interests include decorating, cooking, eating, and spending time with family and friends. Kimberly has a passion for people, especially children.
Kimberly has been employed with this office for more than 25 years. She practices the Golden Rule and enjoys her bonds with her patients. Kimberly loves working with Dr. Rampi and Dr. Palmer because of their compassionate, conservative, and incredible work ethic. She feels that the staff is one big happy family and they are all good friends at and outside of the office. “We are the whole package!”
Janie is a registered dental hygienist. She began her hygiene career in 1994 and has been with Venetian Pointe Dentistry since 1997. A resident of Orlando since 1987, Jane received her degree in dental hygiene from Valencia College in Orlando. Before her career in dental hygiene, Jane had 15 years of dental assisting experience in South Carolina, New York, and Orlando.
Janie has been married to her husband, Glen, since 1979 and they have three children: Ian, born in 1995, Shannon, born in 1996, and Rhiannon, born in 2000. Her interests include cooking, motorcycling, boating, skiing, and socializing with family, friends, and neighbors.
While Janie has been in dentistry for some time, she looks forward to continuing her career for many years to come. She enjoys good conversations with her patients and her friendship with her fellow crew members. Janie likes working with Dr. Rampi because he is easygoing and honest. The addition of Dr. Palmer in June 2017 has been a great choice, and he is also a pleasure to work with. Janie would like to share that although it may appear that we are having fun at work, everyone takes their jobs and responsibilities very seriously.
Michelle is a registered dental hygienist. She graduated from Valencia College with a degree in dental hygiene. Before that, she completed the dental assisting program at Daytona Beach Community College. Before joining the crew at our office, Michelle worked for nine years as an assistant and hygienist in Orlando. Michelle joined Venetian Pointe Dentistry in 2006.
Michelle is happily married to her husband Tom, and they have five children and three grandchildren. Michelle and Tom enjoy being empty nesters, but they cherish the times they can have with all the kids together. They are involved in serving at their church, and they enjoy dinners out, exercising, reading, shopping, traveling, and going on adventures.
Michelle likes being in the dental profession and helping people achieve their optimal dental health. She loves seeing her patients every six months and keeping up with their lives and families. She has formed many friendships with her patients over the years. She likes working with Dr. Rampi and Dr. Palmer because they practice dentistry with the utmost integrity and make everyone feel special. She enjoys the office celebrations of birthdays and anniversaries. She also feels the office is a fun, upbeat practice that makes the patients feel right at home, right away.
Laura is a registered dental hygienist. She was welcomed aboard as a member of the crew in 2008. Laura is originally from Minnesota and moved to Orlando in 2001. She graduated from dental assisting school in 2004 and then the dental hygiene program at Valencia College in 2008.
Laura has a daughter born in 2002. Her hobbies include running, going to theme parks and the beach, and hanging out with her family.
Laura tries to put her patients at ease and explains what she is doing so they can know what to expect. She loves talking with her patients and developing a connection with them. She likes working with Dr. Rampi and Dr. Palmer because they are honest and hardworking, and treat their patients with respect. Laura is a huge Minnesota Vikings fan and loves all sports!
Katina is a registered dental hygienist. She has been serving in this capacity since 1996 after having graduated from the dental hygiene program at Sante Fe Community Colledge in Gainesville. Gainesville is her home town and, as you might have guessed, Katina is a Gator fan ... "Go Gators"!
Katina lives in Lake Mary. She has a married son. Katina said she loves "everything artsy" including painting, sculpting, artistic impression, modern museums, decor, photograhy, videograph, and makeup artistry. She also enjoyes shopping, walks in the park with her "grand doggies", spending time with family, and trying a new recipe. Katina said she has enjoyed her new role at Venetian Pointe Dentistry and feels as if this can be "my forever home"!