About Our Practice
Serving the area with gum treatment and dental implants for three decades
Using the latest innovations in dentistry, periodontist Dr. Lee Sheldon has been successfully treating gum disease and placing implants for Florida residents, and even out-of-state patients, for over 30 years. Passionate about his profession, Dr. Sheldon has found the most effective but at the same time minimally invasive ways to help his patients regain a healthy, attractive smile. He is especially known for his minimally invasive gum disease treatment and for his Solid Bite teeth replacement procedure that can give a patient a solid set of teeth with just a few dental implants, sometimes in just one day!
Knowledgeable and Experienced Full Dental Rehabilitation
Dr. Sheldon has helped many people improve their quality of life by rehabilitating their mouths to full function and beauty. He has restored their ability to eat any food, often helping them improve their diet. He has removed gum disease, jaw and tooth pain, and given patients teeth that look, act and feel fully natural, and don't have to be taken out at the end of the day.
Providing comprehensive dental care
In order to help his patients get the best in dental care, Dr. Sheldon introduced his son, Dr. Matthew Sheldon, to his practice to provide excellent care for our patients' general and cosmetic dental needs.
Minimally Invasive Treatment with the Latest Technology
Dr. Sheldon has equipped his practice with state-of-the-art equipment to provide quality, comfortable and minimally invasive dental care. For moderate to severe gum disease, Dr. Sheldon uses a special endoscope, used by only 100 dentists in the United States, that allows him to fully eliminate gum disease without any actual surgery. No cutting or suturing involved! He has successfully helped many hundreds of patients overcome their gum disease with this breakthrough technology. Dr. Sheldon uses a special low-radiation CT scanner for the jaw area to capture 3D images for precise preplanning of dental implant placement. These images allow him to plan the exact location and angle of the implant placement, and to create a surgical guide that he uses on the day of surgery. This makes surgery day a fast and comfortable event as Dr. Sheldon doesn't need to open up the gums or bone to see where to put the implant, he already knows. Again, no cutting or suturing for most patients.
Honest, competent care recommended by other dentists
Over the last 30 years we have earned a very good reputation within our community. More than 60% of our patients are dentist and patient referred. For dental implants and periodontal therapy alone, well over 100 dentists have referred their patients to us. They know that we will not ‘sell’ you dentistry you don’t need, and that we will do a very good job on the dental work that you do require.
Attentive, friendly and caring staff
Our well-trained staff has one purpose: making sure that you get high-quality dental care. From the front desk receptionists to the dental hygienists and dental assistants, everyone is here to make your visit a comfortable and pleasant one.
Meet our Team
Danyel Joyner – Practice Manager/ IV Therapist
Danyel has been a dental assistant for over 18 years and loves it! She has been a part of our practice for over 13 years. She most enjoys taking care of patients and making a difference in a patient’s smile makeover. In her free time, Danyel enjoys traveling and spending time with her four children Taylor, Andrew, Abygail, and Isabella. She enjoys watching them grow and exploring new things with them. She says, “Working for Dr. Sheldon and his staff is very rewarding. We all work great together and enjoy providing the best treatment possible for all our patients.”
Jennifer Ashley – Front Desk Manager
Jennifer says working for Dr. Sheldon is like no other dental practice. Dr. Sheldon gives her the ability to help patients. Being a “chicken” of dentistry herself, she can calm patients that have fears and reassure them that they are in the best of hands with Dr. Sheldon and his staff. “They provide the patient with superior treatment in such a sincere and caring way,” said Jennifer. She loves the whole atmosphere that Dr. Sheldon provides. When not working, Jennifer spends her time involved in her son’s activities and loves spending time with family and friends!
Courtenay Zambrano – Dental Assistant Manager/Manager of
Courtenay was born in Melbourne and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. She attended the Dental Assisting Program at Brevard Community College, where she earned her Expanded Functions certificate. She has been assisting in the dental field since 2006. Courtenay enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and girls Malia and Codie. Courtenay also loves to sing and play the piano, both of which she utilizes at her church each week. Aside from music, she enjoys shopping, volleyball, and spending time with her family. Courtenay says, "Our doctors are great doctors that really enjoy what they do. They're not only concerned about a patient's oral health, but a patient's general health as well. They get to know patients on a personal level and treat them as if they've known them all their lives. They treat the staff that same way too! We really are a big family here." .
Eleanor Sheldon – Accounts Manager
Eleanor grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. She met Lee in college and they married in 1973. Their oldest son, Daniel, is a television sports anchor; their daughter, Stephanie, works as a transcriptionist for our office; and their youngest son, Matthew, is a general and cosmetic dentist for our office. Eleanor has been working in the office since it opened in 1980. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, biking, reading and taking care of her many foster cats.
Laura Widener – Patient Coordinator/Dental Assistant
Laura was born in Big Spring, Texas. Laura is married and has one son who, after graduating college, lives and works in North Carolina. Laura’s hobbies include utilizing her culinary degree for friends and family, walking and gardening. She went back to school outside of the San Francisco Bay area to continue her Dental Assistant training. Laura enjoys working at Dr. Sheldon’s office for various reasons such as “Having a wonderful, friendly staff; everyone puts forth 100% for the best care possible; and helping people achieve the look they want for esthetics and health reasons. This is the most satisfying reward one can get out of a career. We change lives for a living!”
Rebecca Caudill – Registered Dental Hygienist/Perioscopy Therapist
Rebecca has been an instrumental part of our office since 1984. During her tenure, Rebecca has become extremely skilled in the use of the Perioscope to improve the results of periodontal root planing. Never short on conversation, Rebecca puts her patients at ease, talking about the adventures of her three dogs. When asked why Rebecca likes working in our office, she states, “The people I work with; the patients; the ethics. We are very professional and up-to-date on innovative procedures.” Rebecca, her husband Greg, and her three dogs live in Valkaria.
Stephanie Wintercorn – Marketing Manager
Stephanie was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University in 2005. Her father (Dr. Sheldon) is very happy to have her working in the office. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys traveling with her husband, baking, knitting, and caring for her two dogs. She says, “My favorite part about working in Dr. Sheldon’s office is seeing all of the patients' healthy, post-operative smiles!”
Amanda Clark – Registered Dental Hygienist/Perioscopy Therapist
Amanda was born in Fort Walton Beach, Floirida. She moved to Melbourne in 2005, where she finished out high school and continued onto Eastern Florida State College, where she earned her degree as a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist. When Amanda is not working, she takes her dog, Hank, to the dog park and is active in volunteering with the Brevard County Dental Hygiene Association and the Brevard County Dental Association. She also enjoys traveling all over the country, visiting family and the beaches. Amanda says, “I enjoy learning each and every day about new technology and ways to better our patients' dental health, but most importantly, overall health. I love what I do and being a part of changing lives and improving patients' health every day”.
Sarah Richman – Surgical Assistant
Sarah was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and moved to Melbourne just over a year ago with her husband and two kids. Sarah and her husband served in the military for 4 years and she is now an Army veteran with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Sarah started here as a front desk assistant and is now one of our scheduling coordinators. Sarah loves working at our practice with all the staff members and doctors and making a difference in patients’ lives.
Katie Dennison – Dental Assistant
“Katie was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. She married right out of high school to an airman. She has lived in Tucson, Arizona, Warrensburg, Missouri, and here. She has 2 little boys and a sister that she is raising. She loves to be outside either at the beach, in the pool, or on the boat. She also enjoys watching her kids play baseball.”
Joy Santore – Patient Coordinator/Dental Assistant
“Joy has been in the dental field for over 16 years. Her main focus is making patients feel comfortable and to ensure them that they truly are in the best hands. Joy moved to Florida a few years ago from Connecticut and feels so grateful to have found a practice that offers such outstanding patient care. Joy loves spending time with her son Connor and in her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and the beach.”
Samantha Reed – Front Desk Assistant/New Patient Specialist
Samantha was born in Fredonia, New York; she moved to Florida in 2008. She is our New Patient Coordinator. Sam is excited to help our patients get their mouths and lives healthier and looks forward to being a part of their journey here with us in the office. In her free time Sam loves to cook, read, long board, and she enjoys camping. She also enjoys going to the beach and playing volleyball. “Working for this office has been such a joy and privilege! These women are incredible and the doctors are the BEST in the business. I have never loved working for anyone more than I love working for Dr. Sheldon! I feel blessed every day for the opportunity!”
Hanna Hranicky – Surgical Assistant
Hanna was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and moved to Florida in 2009. She is our Scheduling Coordinator. Hanna is new to the dentistry field and is excited to learn and grow with our practice. In her spare time she likes to hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors with her family. Hanna says, “This office has shown me that there are no better hands to be in than the doctors and staff here at the Solid Bite practice. When it comes to dentistry, you will not find a more experienced and compassionate team than what we have here.”
Tasha Bell – Patient Coordinator/Dental Assistant
Tasha has been in dentistry for a little over 3 years and has lived all over the United States including, Illinois, Texas, Kansas and now Florida. Tasha is a veteran of the United States Army where she served as a medic for 4 years. Tasha says, “Coming from the military where there is a sense of camaraderie and brotherhood, Solid Bite has been an easy transition as the office has an amazing team of doctors and staff. You’ll be sure to notice as soon as you enter the office.” When not at work, Tasha enjoys traveling, reading, re-purposing furniture and taking her two goldendoodles to the beach.
Amberly Conyers – Front Desk Scheduler
Amberly is new to the dental field, but not to serving patients. She has worked in the pharmacy industry for many years and loves helping patients. She loves that now she gets to have an amazing opportunity to play a part in creating beautiful smiles that literally change lives and do that with a great team of professionals!! Amberly says, “It's such a rewarding job, everyone here is so patient and so nice, it makes coming to work something to look forward to!!” When she is not at the office assisting patients and staff with their scheduling needs, she enjoys painting pottery and spending time with her son, Leo. They enjoy going to the beach and getting together with family. Amberly is one of 7 children in her family. She is the middle child and the only girl.