Meet The Staff

Administrative and Surgical Staff 


Our team is committed to the highest level of care, service and satisfaction to both patients and referring offices.  The administrative staff is experienced and knowledgeable regarding all of your insurance issues as well as providing coordination of care with our referring offices and patients.  The surgical staff are experts in surgery, anesthesia and educating patients pre and post operatively to ensure a good outcome. All of our staff are CPR certified.  We are dedicated to creating satisfied patients and will help you have the best experience possible.

Valerie Belluccio – Scheduling/Front Desk Coordinator/Marketing

Valerie was born and raised in Rochester, New York and then lived in California and Arizona before moving to Florida.  Valerie is a mom of two teens and describes herself as having an “adventurous” spirit.  Valerie has worked in the dental field for 18 years and has been with WCCFJS since she moved to Florida eight years ago.  She brings a unique and exceptional level of customer service to our practice with her willingness to go above and beyond for patient satisfaction.  Her excellent communication skills and attention to detail ensure a positive experience. As part of the marketing team, her creativity and ability to think outside the box are a tremendous asset to our marketing efforts. 

In her free time, Valerie enjoys the company of her family and likes to vacation in the Blue Ridge mountains.

Kari Cremer – Surgical Assistant

Kari was born and raised in the suburb of south Chicago.  Kari has spent 29 years in the dental field.  She is a certified Dental Assistant/Oral Surgery Assistant and also has certification in Oral Surgery Anesthesia and ACLS.  Kari’s down to earth, comedic personality puts a smile on our patients faces and makes them feel right at home.  

Kari enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. 

Debbie Hayes – Implant/Insurance Coordinator

Debbie is a native Floridian with 17 years of Oral Surgery experience and has been part of The West Coast Center for Jaw Surgery since 2006.  Her knowledge of insurance is second to none and she is always willing to go to bat on behalf of our patients to ensure they maximize their benefits.  She follows through in everything she does and will not stop until the job is done!  In addition to her excellent insurance skills, she has proven to be innovative with marketing ideas.  Her success in this area comes from her creative nature and interest in design and fashion.

Debbie sings and enjoys reading and redecorating.  She is very family oriented and has recently welcomed her first two grandchildren into the world.

Melanie Brown – Surgical Assistant

Melanie was born in Tampa, Florida and has spent 16 years in the dental field, motivated by its diversity.  Mel’s personality at work is very sympathetic to patients who are getting oral surgery procedures done.  She is very good at calming even the most nervous patients.  Mel has her Medical Assistants/Office Anesthesia/CPR certification. 

In her free time Mel enjoys sitting on the beach with a cold drink in her hand!

Nessma Cotto – Surgical Assistant

Nessma was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.  Nessma spent four years in the United States Air Force working in the dental/medical field, then became an EMT.  She returned to her passion joining the dental field, and has taken pleasure in surgical assisting for 13 years.

Nessma has an intense focus on fitness and visited the gym virtually everyday of her pregnancy up to August 29 when she had her first child.