Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Allison

Scheduling Coordinator

I am happy helping our patients schedule appointments and finding answers to their questions. It is a joy to greet the patients as they enter the door. Our patients are some of the nicest and friendliest people I have ever met! Working with this team makes me smile because of the wonderful people and we have an awesome boss! They help me to excel everyday. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful teenagers. My daughter is in college studying to become a psychiatric nurse and my son is at Venice High School who aspires to join the Marine Corps after graduation. I enjoy our 3 cats, reading, baking, lounging by the pool, and working in my vegetable garden.

 

Alyssa

Alyssa

Orthodontic Assistant

I am a graduate of Lemon Bay High School and Charlotte Technical College in Dental Assisting. I became a proud member of the Ehrlich & Sallapudi Orthodontics team in 2018. I spend my days helping our patients feel as beautiful as they truly are by playing a role in improving their self-confidence. Seeing their smiles when treatment is over is all the thanks I need! Dr. Sallapudi is amazing, with a great heart and the greatest of intentions. I am lucky to work with him and the rest of our office family every day.

I really enjoy the tropical life: surfing, biking, fishing, and boating. I could spend all day every day at the beach! I also enjoy playing golf and spending time and traveling with my boyfriend.

 

April

April

Lab Technician

I get to fabricate orthodontic appliances for each patient. I was a clinical assistant for 12 years before I became a lab tech and have now worked in orthodontics for more than 20 years. I enjoy making appliances and retainers and seeing which designs patients will come up with . . . they are always different! I have a lot of respect for Dr. Sallapudi and I see how much he loves his job.

I was born and raised in Florida and have been married to my wonderful husband for more than 25 years. Outside of work, I like to read and spend time with my husband and our two children. We enjoy boating and attending our children’s sporting events.

Erick

Orthodontic Assistant

I recently graduated from Charlotte Technical College and am happy to join Dr. Sallapudi's staff this year. My favorite part of working in this office so far is seeing the patients who are getting their braces off after years of braces. It is exciting! Working here is great because everyone helps out,  they are definitely team players. I love spending time with my dog, a rottweiler who loves to play outdoors and never seems to run out of energy. I enjoy teaching her new tricks.

 

 

Jen

 

Jen

Clinical Coordinator

I was born and raised in what used to be small-town Venice. I graduated from Venice High School and later studied for certification in dental assisting in 2012. I enjoy seeing the smiles and excitement of all of the patients when they get their braces off. I also enjoy the excitement from the little ones who are getting braces for the first time! The best part is knowing we are one big family and no one hesitates to provide help when it’s needed.

I met my husband when I was 12 and we’ve been inseparable ever since. We have two beautiful children and love going out on the boat and taking long weekends in Orlando.

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Katie

Katie

Treatment Coordinator

I joined the front desk at Ehrlich & Sallapudi Orthodontics in 2017. As Treatment Coordinator I get to meet new patients and their families, welcoming them to our practice, and getting them started on a path to a beautiful smile. Our staff is an amazing group of fun people who enjoy their jobs! Dr. Sallapudi goes above and beyond to design a perfect treatment plan for each patient. It is truly a blessing to work with someone who puts so much heart into perfecting smiles.

My husband and I moved to Florida from rainy Portland, Oregon in 2014.  When I’m not at work, I am spending time traveling with my husband, exploring new places. I love the beach with a good book and my family and friends.

 

Kecia

Kecia

Financial, Insurance & Marketing

I earned a B.A. in History from the College of Charleston and a B.S. in Textile Marketing from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. In Greensboro, I worked for Ciba Specialty Chemicals for nine years before moving to Venice in 2001. I stayed at home for a few years with my children, then taught at Grace United Methodist Preschool for nine years. My goal is to establish positive relationships with our patients that are mutually beneficial. I also have the pleasure of speaking to elementary schools, organizing field trips, and representing the practice at community events.  I love photography, gardening, and the beach. My husband and I have 2 sons, graduates of Venice High School who now attend USF.  Go Bulls and Indians!

 

Kelly

Kelly

Scheduling Coordinator

I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in sociology, and brought a background in sales and customer service to the Ehrlich & Sallapudi Orthodontics team in 2018. From our front office, I help patients with check in and check out, schedule appointments, and give new patient office tours. I get to witness firsthand our patients’ smile transformations. There’s nothing better than seeing the faces of people so excited to get their braces put on or hearing that they will be getting their braces off soon. It’s such a pleasure to work with such a professional and friendly staff, and change people’s lives one smile at a time!

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my three children, three cats, and two guinea pigs. I also love boating and jet skiing in the beautiful Florida weather!

 

Laura

Laura

Treatment Coordinator

As a treatment coordinator, I get to be part of our patients’ process from the very beginning. The changes that occur are astounding! I love to see the excitement on the faces of patients as they come in for consultations, help answer any questions they have, and really make each patient feel like a part of our big family. Dr. Sallapudi and our staff truly care about each patient and their individual experience. We all go out of our way to make every person feel special and every result stellar. I love working in a practice that I feel so strongly about!

I grew up in Grand Ledge, Michigan and moved to sunny Venice in 2013. When I am not working, I spend all my free time with my husband and our two teenage daughters: playing games, watching movies, playing volleyball or swimming at the beach, and always laughing a lot!

 

Oksana

Oksana

Clinical Assistant/Ordering

I was born in Ukraine and grew up in Sarasota County. What I love most about being an orthodontic assistant is seeing the final results of a beautiful smile and being part of our patients’ lives as they go through braces. I really enjoy helping to create beautiful smiles with a wonderful doctor and fantastic co-workers. It is a huge blessing to be a part of a caring and awesome work family.

In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, kayaking, and relaxing with my family and friends.

 

Patti

Patti

Business Manager

Our practice really is part of our community, and I am proud to be part of such a wonderful team. I began my career with Ehrlich & Sallapudi Orthodontics more than 25 years ago, first as an assistant, then as administrative assistant, and now as our practice manager. Being here for so long has allowed me to reconnect with former patients who bring in their own children for treatment. I love seeing our patients’ smiling faces as they see the transformation of their changing bite. It is so rewarding to make a difference in how people view themselves.

I was born and raised in Michigan and moved around with my husband as he served in the Air Force for 21 years. When I’m not working, I love visiting my two children and three grandchildren and traveling with my husband.

Victoria (Tori)

Orthodontic Assistant

I graduated from dental assisting school in 2019 and joined Dr. Sallapudi in 2020. It is fun getting to know new people. Dr. Sallapudi and the team are a wonderful hard working group of people who hold themselves to a high standard.  In my free time, I love to cook and bake for my family and friends. I enjoy travel with my husband.

Yolanda

Yolanda

Scheduling Coordinator

For more than 20 years, I have enjoyed meeting and welcoming new patients and their families. I also enjoy helping our outstanding marketing team think of new ways to make our patients smile. This allows me a great opportunity to develop wonderful friendships with everyone. Our practice is a professional, friendly, caring, and fun office. Dr. Sallapudi is an outstanding doctor with an amazing talent to make every patient feel special. He is exceptionally kind and always thinking of ways to be involved in and help our community.

I am a former New Yorker, but I left the snowy, freezing winters in 1994. I love the sunshine and enjoy spending time with my family and friends, which always includes a cup of cappuccino! I enjoy Broadway shows, Italian food, red wine, and music . . . and my new-found talent of painting!

 

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