Meet Our Team



Welcome to Cypress Lake Dental Associates, where our team is dedicated to building a caring and trustworthy relationship with patients and the community we serve. We understand the benefits of proper oral health, and strive to provide affordable, quality care. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have regarding our services or any treatments you may need. For inquires or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (239) 482-0252 or you may submit a message on our contact page.


Dr. Sams enjoys providing dentistry to his patients, and he feels truly blessed that this is what he does each day. The relationships he gets to develop over time with each of his patients are what he values most. Dr. Sams strives to provide exceptional care to all his patients and is excited to help you maintain healthy mouths and more confident smiles!

Dr. Sams, his wife, and family moved to Fort Myers in 2013 to be close to family. He worked for a dental practice in east Fort Myers for three and a half years before transitioning to owner of Cypress Lake Dental Associates. He is committed to upholding the reputation that Dr. Grumbach earned over the 40 years that he owned the practice. Dr. Sams is dedicated to providing the same outstanding results for his patients who call Southwest Florida home for all or part of the year!


Dr. B.J. Sams attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, earning a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked as an engineer and manager for International Paper Company for 10 years before going to dental school. He attended Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry and graduated with his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Professional Associations

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • West Coast Dental District Association
  • Lee County Dental Society
  • International Team of Implantology
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • City of Palms Study Club

Continuing Education

Dr. Sams is always reading, studying, and researching to make sure that he brings his patients the best dentistry possible. He attends numerous training sessions each year and studies online to learn as well. Dr. Sams is committed to always being a student and delivering excellent dental care to his patients.

Dr. Sams holds advanced training in implants and is a member of the International Team of Implantology and the American Association of Implant Dentistry.

Outside the Office

Dr. Sams supports and sponsors various nonprofit organizations throughout each year. Most of his free time is spent with his children’s activities and school programs at this time. Dr. Sams enjoys spending time with his children – attending their sporting and extra-curricular events. He also likes to fish whenever he gets time. You will find him cheering for the Texas A&M Aggies all year long!

Rachelle | Office Manager

After becoming a certified dental assistant in 1994, I started working with the doctor assisting with patients. After many years, I transitioned to the front desk to help my patients in a different capacity. I truly ENJOY what I do for a living! Being part of the process it takes to keep or put a beautiful smile on a patient’s face will ALWAYS put a smile on mine.

I moved to Florida from the amazing Great Lake area of Michigan to be closer to my daughter and grandkids. I love spending my free time with the family and on the water.


Donna | Insurance Coordinator

I love to be able to meet and visit with all the patients each day at the office.

I graduated from Port Charlotte Technical College as a certified dental assistant in 1983. I have been with Cypress Lake Dental Associates since 2015 but have worked in the area for many many many years.

I have been married for over 31 years and have one daughter. I love my family, the outdoors…. And UF! Go GATORS!

Amanda | Registered Dental Hygienist

I am originally from Rhode Island and graduated from Goodwin University. Our family moved to Florida a few years ago and we haven’t looked back! Our son is the light of our lives and brings so much joy to our family. Our fur children are a Siberian husky and German shepherd.

Dental Hygiene has been an integral part of my life and I am grateful to be a part of such a rewarding profession. The education aspect of my career is what drives me and I hope to make an impact on the overall health of my patients.

Tara | Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a graduate of Ithaca College and Florida Southwestern College. Originally from New Jersey, I have called Fort Myers home since 2000. When I am not at work, you will find me biking, running, attempting pickle ball, fishing, traveling or going to concerts.

Let me help you keep your mouth in optimal health – I love to teach new techniques and educate about new dental tools available to you!


Linda | Registered Dental Hygienist

I enjoy helping my patients maintain a healthy mouth by providing a comfortable and thorough cleaning and also passing along the way to benefit through your dental care at home.

I am a graduate of The Ohio State University with a minor in psychology. I love music and play a few instruments. I love to read and of course, Buckeye football!! Most important is time spent with friends and family and the happiness grandchildren have brought into our lives. I highly recommend it☺

Earlene | Registered Dental Assistant

I have been working in dentistry for over 35 years and love being with people – I am absolutely a “people person.” I strive to make each patient feel comfortable during their dental visit.

I attended Florida College of Medical and Dental Assistants in Tampa Florida and The University of Florida for expanded functions.

I am a Florida native. I am married and even met my husband in a dental office. I have a teenage daughter. I enjoy spending time with my family, decorating, and cooking.

Kacey | Registered Dental Assistant

I have been working as a dental assistant for several years. While growing up, I always loved going to the dentist and found my way right into the dental field out of high school and haven’t left since. I enjoy spending time with my patients while learning who they are and helping them feel at ease while being here.

My life is mainly spent outside when I’m not in the office – the outdoors is my favorite place to be! I’m continuously active, spending time with my dogs and taking them for trips to the beach. Family is very important to me and I wouldn’t be who I am or where I’m at if it was not for the love and support that I have been given my whole life.

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