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Meet Our Team

WELCOME TO CYPRESS LAKE DENTAL | CHANGING LIVES, ONE SMILE AT A TIME

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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.

MEET DR. SAMS

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!

Education

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!

Missy | Office Manager and Patient/Treatment Coordinator

My favorite part of working at Cypress Lake Dental is getting to make sure our patients have a great patient experience from the time they come in the door until the time they leave.

I have been living in Fort Myers, Florida since 1989. I joined Cypress Lake Dental Associates in 2013 but have been working in dental practices since 1985. I have worked in many facets in the dental industry and bring experience in dental assisting, patient treatment, finance, and business management. I am service – oriented and love to assist patients with any part of their patient care. I graduated from University of Medical and Dental in San Diego in 1986 with my RDA and moved into dental management after 10 years of assisting.

I have been married for 23 years and we have 3 children and one grand-daughter. I love to go to concerts, country music, the beach, boating, and football.

Kate | Scheduling Coordinator

I was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. My husband Randy and I owned a business that my dad started and I worked for a dental office in our hometown. We grew up together and have been married for over 43 years. We love our family – our two daughters and two grandchildren. With God as a core of our family, our prayers were answered and we moved to Florida in 2007.

I feel so blessed to have found a job similar to back home in a private dental practice. I love that co-workers feel like family I and love having close interactions with the patients. My favorite thing about my job is that I have so many patients that are very dear to me.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, go to the beach shelling, shopping, and watching Green Bay Packers games!

Mary | Registered Dental Hygienist, B.S.

My father was a dentist, so dentistry has been an important part of my entire life. I learned from his example how important people are as individuals and should be treated with kindness and respect.

I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1969 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I have been in full time practice since then – moving to Fort Myers in 1978. I have been with Cypress Lake Dental since 2007.

I enjoy gardening, crafts, baking, and spending time with friends.

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☺

Charlene “Char” | Certified Dental Assistant

I enjoy educating my patients about the procedures we perform in terms they can understand.

I attended Edison Community College then Palm Beach Community College where I received my National Certification in Dental Assisting with Expanded Functions.

I enjoy reading, gardening, baking, sewing baby quilts, and attending my grandchildren’s sporting events. I also volunteer at Health Park Medical Center as an outdate specialist. I have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.

Donna | Dental Assistant

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!

Laura | Dental Assistant

Patient comfort is first and foremost for me, whether it is understanding the procedure they are about to undergo or just making sure they are comfortable in the dental chair. I started assisting in 1985 as an expand function dental assistant at Cypress Lake Dental. I retired in 2012 but recently returned “home” to assist again at CLD.

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