At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
Front Office Manager South
Denise, our accomplished Office Manager at the Cape Coral location, brings over 25 years of invaluable dental experience to our practice. Originally from Massachusetts and now a seasoned Floridian, Denise's journey has evolved from her beginnings as a dental assistant to a multifaceted role as an expert in various domains of dental administration.
Denise's diverse expertise encompasses insurance coordination, dental records management, scheduling coordination, and insurance claims. Her proficiency in these vital aspects ensures the smooth operation of our practice, enabling us to provide you with exceptional care. Beyond her professional endeavors, Denise finds joy in her family, valuing her roles as a mother and grandmother. She shares a special connection with her wonderful husband and, during her leisure moments, embraces the serenity of reading, the beauty of the beach, and the excitement of camping adventures. With Denise's extensive skill set and genuine warmth, your experience with us becomes a journey enriched by her expertise and the strong bonds we foster within our dental family.
Front Office Manager North
Tina, our seasoned Office Manager at the North Fort Myers location, brings an impressive 27-year journey in the dental field to our practice. Hailing from Maryland, Tina's dedication to dental care has spanned various roles, showcasing her versatility and commitment. Relocating to Cape Coral with her husband, Jeff, in 1998, she has embraced the tranquil country life in Alva, FL, where she continues to thrive.
Tina's extensive experience covers a spectrum of essential roles in dental administration, including bookkeeping, dental records management, insurance coordination, schedule coordination, insurance claims, and dental office management. Her multifaceted expertise ensures the smooth operation of our practice, enriching your experience with us. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Tina finds joy in the company of her loved ones. Whether spending quality time with family and friends, exploring new destinations, or enjoying leisurely boating trips, her zest for life shines through. An avid shopper with a passion for culinary adventures, Tina and her beloved husband embark on journeys to different places, savoring diverse cuisines and creating cherished memories. With Tina's unwavering dedication and dynamic spirit, your dental experience becomes a journey enriched by her expertise and warmth.
Cale , M.B.A.
Cale, our dedicated Practice Administrator and CFO, brings a diverse background in hospitality and education to our dental practice. With extensive experience in the hospitality industry at renowned establishments like Starwood Hotels (now Marriott International) and Cypress Gardens (now Legoland FL), Cale's expertise in providing exceptional service seamlessly translates into his role at our practice. Following his hospitality journey, Cale spent a decade sharing his insights as a business educator at various levels, contributing his knowledge to secondary schools (DHS & ICHS) and post-secondary institutions (SFSC & FSW).
Holding a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Business Management, along with a Master of Business Management degree with a specialization in Human Resource Management, Cale's educational foundation is deeply rooted. Since 2016, he has embraced his role as Practice Administrator & CFO for Rasmussen Family Dental, skillfully managing the operations and financial aspects of the practice. Beyond his professional responsibilities, Cale finds joy in his role as a father, proudly caring for his eleven-year-old son, Easton, and his five-year-old, Lee. His love for football, rooted in his days as a college football player, shines through as he passionately cheers for the Packers and Seminoles. Completing the familial connection, Cale is also Dr. Rasmussen's husband, solidifying the sense of unity and dedication that defines our family-owned dental practice.
Sara, an accomplished dental hygienist, brings a wealth of expertise and a deep connection to Southwest Florida to our practice. Born and raised in this beautiful region, Sara's roots run deep in the community. Her journey in dentistry is marked by a commitment to excellence that began early on - graduating at the top of her class from North Fort Myers High School in 2005 was just the beginning.
Continuing her pursuit of knowledge, Sara attended Edison College, where she embarked on a journey that led to dual enrollment courses during high school and culminated in her achieving both an Associate in Arts and Associate in Science of Dental Hygiene Degrees in 2008. Beyond her professional pursuits, Sara's heart finds fulfillment in her family. Spending quality moments with her husband John and her stepson, Jayden, is her priority. An adventurous spirit, Sara loves exploring theme parks, basking in the sun at the beach, and expressing her musical talents through singing. With Sara's skillful care and her genuine passion for enriching the lives of her patients, your dental experience with us becomes a truly memorable and positive one.
Cherie , R.D.H
Cherie, a dedicated dental hygienist, brings a wealth of experience and a heartfelt commitment to oral health to our practice. Born and raised in the vibrant city of Cape Coral, Florida, her roots are deeply intertwined with the local community. Cherie's journey into dentistry is marked by a genuine passion for the field. From her spirited years cheering at North Fort Myers High School to her roles as a surgical and dental assistant, Cherie's path led her to pursue her dreams in dental hygiene.
Cherie's pursuit of excellence took her to the University of New Haven in Connecticut, where she excelled not only in her studies but also in leadership. As Vice President of her hygiene class, she showcased her dedication to her field. Her accomplishments were further recognized with the prestigious Colgate Star Total Achievement Award. Armed with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene, Cherie's skills extend to administering local anesthetic, ensuring your comfort during your visits. Beyond her professional role, Cherie finds joy in her role as a mother to her one-year-old son, Blaise. Embracing the Southwest Florida lifestyle, she relishes moments in the pool, leisurely boat rides, and the beauty of her surroundings. With Cherie's gentle touch and unwavering commitment, your journey to optimal oral health becomes an enriching experience in our dental family.
Ashley , R.D.H.
Introducing Ashley, our Certified Registered Dental Hygienist (CRDH), a dedicated professional with a profound commitment to oral care. Hailing from Westport, MA, she now brings her expertise to North Fort Myers since 2020. Holding an associates in science in dental hygiene from Cape Cod Community College, Ashley's journey in dentistry began in 2006, evolving to specialize in dental hygiene from 2009 onwards. Her dedication extends to holding certification in local anesthesia, ensuring top-notch patient care.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Ashley finds solace with family, enjoys poolside lounging, and embarks on enriching travel experiences. Her household is completed by her cherished Shih Tzu, Scruffy, and Poodle-Chihuahua mix, Pixie. Fascinated by the oral/systemic connection, she remains passionate about understanding how medical conditions manifest in oral health. With a blend of experience, compassion, and an unwavering enthusiasm for promoting well-being, Ashley significantly enriches our dental practice, ensuring every patient receives exceptional care with a personal touch.
Melanie, a skilled dental hygienist, brings a wealth of experience and a boundless passion for oral health to our practice. Hailing from upstate New York, Melanie's journey led her to the sunny shores of Florida four years ago, and she has since become an integral part of our dental care team. Graduating from Monroe Community College in 2018, she quickly established herself as a proficient dental hygienist, with five years of practice under her belt.
A true advocate for her profession, Melanie's commitment to staying at the forefront of dental care is unwavering. Her credentials as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) reflect her dedication to the highest standards of patient care. Passionate about dental technologies and committed to ongoing learning, she ensures that her patients benefit from the latest techniques and advancements. Beyond her professional endeavors, Melanie finds joy in the company of her English Bulldog, Wilbur, her cherished four-legged companion. Away from the dental chair, you're likely to find her soaking up the Florida sunshine, whether it's on the beach or embarking on exciting adventures across the state. With Melanie's expertise and vibrant enthusiasm, your journey to optimal oral health is in the best of hands.
Brittany , EFDA
Lead Dental Assistant- South
Brittany, a dedicated dental assistant, brings a wealth of experience and a nurturing spirit to our practice. Born in Germany during her father's military service, her journey led her to the states at a young age. Settling in Cape Coral since the age of 7, Brittany's life reflects her dedication to excellence and growth. With an impressive 10 years of dental assisting experience, Brittany embodies qualities of organization, skill, and efficiency that are invaluable in our dental care team.
Brittany's commitment to her craft is evident in her pursuit of ongoing education and self-improvement. As a Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) with specialized expertise in Phlebotomy, she consistently expands her skills through continuous education courses, staying at the forefront of dental assisting techniques. Beyond her professional achievements, Brittany's nurturing nature extends to her role as a wife and devoted mother to her wonderful children - Clark, Maryn, and Jackson. Alongside her familial responsibilities, she balances her passion for cooking, cleaning, and her venture into active wear sales. A fitness enthusiast and teacher, Brittany is not only committed to your oral health but also to the well-being of those around her, making her an asset to our team and a beacon of care in your dental journey.
Janet , EFDA
Lead Dental Assistant- North
Janet, a seasoned dental assistant, brings a wealth of skills and a compassionate touch to our dental practice. Born in North Carolina and later making Florida her home at the age of 5, Janet's journey through life has been marked by determination and excellence. Graduating at the top of her class from high school showcased her commitment to education, and her natural aptitude for problem-solving shines through in every aspect of her work.
A graduate of the esteemed Cape Coral Technical College Dental Assisting Program, Janet's credentials include the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) designation and Radiology Certification. Beyond her professional achievements, Janet's bilingual proficiency enriches our practice, enabling her to seamlessly connect with our Spanish-speaking patients. Away from the dental chair, Janet finds joy in exploring new destinations alongside her husband, Angel. Soccer, travel, and cherished moments with friends, family, and her loyal German Shepherd, Riley, fill her free time. Janet's dedication to enhancing your dental experience, coupled with her vibrant interests, make her an invaluable asset to our team and a steadfast advocate for your oral health journey.
Leilani Perez-Abreu, EFDA
Leilani, a dedicated dental assistant, brings a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate touch to our practice. Raised in the vibrant heart of Miami, Florida, her journey in oral healthcare began with a deep-rooted aspiration to help others achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. Making Cape Coral her new home, Leilani's educational pursuit led her to Cape Coral Technical College, where she graduated with a suite of impressive credentials including Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA).
Having showcased her skills at Dentists of Fort Myers, it was Leilani's genuine care for patients that drew her to our Rasmussen Family Dental team. A lover of life's adventures, Leilani finds solace in the color purple and shares delightful moments exploring new eateries with her boyfriend. Her zest for life also extends to her home, where she cherishes the company of her two canine companions, Luna and Reilly. Yet, it's within the realm of dentistry that Leilani truly shines, finding immense joy in witnessing her patients' smiles radiate confidence and contentment. Beyond aesthetics, she's deeply intrigued by the mouth-body connection, continually seeking ways to contribute to her patients' holistic well-being through dental care.
Nicole Gonzalez, CDA
Nicole, a highly skilled dental assistant, brings a diverse range of talents and a passion for patient care to our dental family. Born in the vibrant landscapes of Guatemala and nurtured in the sunny embrace of Florida, her unique journey into the world of dentistry is woven with rich cultural threads. Fluent in three languages - English, Spanish, and the indigenous Guatemalan dialect K'iche - Nicole's ability to communicate effortlessly with patients from various backgrounds sets her apart.
A graduate of Cape Coral Technical College, Nicole holds a Dental Assistant Certification (CDA) that attests to her dedication and expertise. Beyond her professional achievements, Nicole finds joy in simple pleasures. Whether it's spending quality time with friends, indulging in movie nights, or doting on her feline companion, Bobby, she embraces life's little moments with enthusiasm. Her heart truly comes alive within the dental realm, where her role as an assistant allows her to actively engage in diverse procedures and positively impact patients' lives each day. Fueling her passion is a profound motivation to uplift others, making Nicole an invaluable asset to our team and a steadfast advocate for your oral health journey.