Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA

Out Staff

Tim

Practice Administrator

Tim was born and raised in Malone, NY. Upon graduation from high school, he immediately entered the U.S. Navy, where he served for 21 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in 1998. Upon his military retirement, Tim continued to work in the aviation and oil/mining/gas industries in Perth, Western Australia, as a technical support/services and human resource manager.

Moving to Florida, he worked in areas of administrative support, recruiting, training, and executive assisting before becoming Dr. Long’s practice administrator in April 2017. Tim received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Personnel Management at National University, San Diego, California, in 1986 and his Master of Health Counseling Degree at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, in 2008.

Tim also performs a variety of volunteer services for the following:

  • Knight of the Sovereign Order of Malta, areligious lay order of the Catholic Church. As a knight, Tim has made alifetime commitment to the care of the sick and the poor locally, nationallyand internationally.

  • Passionists Associate Novitiate

  • Our Ladyof Florida Promoter for Retreats

    Eucharistic Minister and 8th Grade Catechist atHoly Cross Catholic Church

    Take Stock in Children Mentor for Indian River College Foundation

Furthermore, Tim is a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach, where he and his wife Rebecca attend. He also enjoys biblical studies, running, food, and spending time with family and friends.

Barbara

Business Office Administrator

Barbara is originally from Riverside, Connecticut. She pursued her desire to work in the dental field by receiving her dental hygiene degree in 1991 from Fones School of Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.

She has been working with Dr. Long for over eighteen years and is licensed in both the state of Florida and the state of Connecticut. Barbara is a true “jack of all trades” for the practice. She wears many hats in the office and can tell you anything about everything because her interests and abilities are many and varied!

When she is not elbows deep in the oral cavity, Barbara enjoys spending time with her four grown children and granddaughter, traveling, reading, tinkering with home renovation, and cake decorating. She is new to the sport of running, having just completed four half marathon races in six months.

Barbara currently resides in Port St. Lucie with her husband, David.

Jaime

Front Desk

Jaime was born in New Jersey and moved to Vero Beach Florida in 1996 with her family. She is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachleors Degree is Psychology and a Masters in ForensicScience and is a member of the Criminal Justice Honor Society since 2015. Jaime has also been a Certified and Registered Pharmacy technician since 2006. Her extensive medical background in both Pharmacy and Cardiology enhanced her transition to the front desk position at SSD.

Jaime enjoys meeting new people, the beach, and gardening. She joined the Smooth Sailing Dental family in June of 2020. Jaime is proud to be a part of such an amazing team and truly feels at home with her Smooth Sailing Dental family.

Maria

Front Desk Reception

Maria was born and raised in Fort Pierce. She and her husband Lee have 3 children, Thomas, Jill, and stepdaughter Randi; and 6 grandchildren.Maria has worked in the dental field for over 20 years in many positions, ranging from office management to chair side assistance.

In her spare time, Maria enjoys relaxing on the beach, working in her yard, and spending time with her family and friends.

Rebecca (Beckie)

Front Desk Reception

Beckie was born and raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She moved to Florida in 2006 to be closer to her snowbird parents and escape the snow.
Prior to working for Smooth Sailing Dental, Beckie was a Tax Consultant for many years.
She is a Dame of the Sovereign Order of Malta. As a Dame, Beckie has made a lifetime commitment to care for the sick and the poor.

She is a Catechist for 5th and 6th grade at Holy Cross Church in Vero Beach. Beckie enjoys spending her free time with her husband Tim and all her Florida family!

Julie, CDA

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Julie is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. Her main focus has been to assist Dr. Long with all dental procedures in a caring and professional manner. She has done that for the last 29 years, as well as served as the Hazard Communication Coordinator for the past 25 years.

Julie attributes her lengthy employment to loving the work she does and enjoying the diverse people from our community. She enjoys the stories they share about their lives. She has great skills in helping patients overcome their dental phobias. She listens intently to each one and tries her best to make their dental experience as she would want. Julie says that this is only possible with a great leader and team and that the leadership of Dr. Long has been one of excellence and superior dental artistry, which enable excellent patient care. She adds further that the team is awesome, possessing many advanced skills.

Julie’s education began long ago, before wearing protective gloves! Yes, she says, we went in with our bare hands! She grew up in San Jose, California. In 1975, during her junior year of high school, she had the opportunity to attend a Vocational School for Dental Assisting. She went on to other fields of study but returned to Dental Assisting in 1979. She then attended San Jose City College and enrolled in the Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Program, graduating in 1981.

When Julie is not working, she loves going on long walks with her husband and cooking with him. She loves spending time with her grown children and 2-year-old granddaughter. She is a member of Grace Family Church, PSL and considers them truly as family.

Mira, CDA

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Mira resides in Ft. Pierce with her husband, Mike. Her family roots in Ft. Pierce go back to the early 1900’s in both citrus and vegetable industries. She has two daughters and a step-son, all of whom are full-grown. She also has two grandsons and two dogs (fur-children).

Mira studied Dental Assisting at Indian River State College. She has been working for Dr. Long since 1992. The greatest enjoyment of her profession is being able to learn different ways to achieve even better results on the same procedures. She appreciates the unique and special qualities of every patient.

Mira is also passionate about giving back to the community. She serves on the board of directors for “Royal Palms” – an organization that serves the needs of women and children in St. Lucie County and has since 2002.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and being by the ocean.

Yeni, CDA

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Yeni is an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. She was born in La Habana, Cuba and moved to Miami, FL at the age of ten, where she lived most of her life. She now resides in Port St. Lucie, FL with her husband Sandy and four children, two boys and two girls.

She remembers having had very low access to adequate dental care when growing up in her country, and because of this, her professional mission in life is to become a source of help and encouragement for those patients that are in need of dental treatment. She feels happy and excited to be part of the Smooth Sailing Dental family, working and building a solid career path in what she absolutely loves to do.

Yeni graduated from the Indian River State College in 2018. While at IRSC, Yeni was recognized by receiving the Academic Award for Exceptional Academic Performance of her graduating class. She is also National Board certified.

Currently, Yeni is enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program at Indian River State College.

Yeni is fluent in both English and Spanish languages

Morgan

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Morgan is Florida-born and raised. Originally from Stuart, she grew up in Port St. Lucie and currently resides in Vero Beach with her fiancé Alex and their “fur child”, Titus.

She graduated from Jensen Beach High School and earned her Associate of Science degree in Dental Assisting at Indian River State College.

Morgan loves her job in the dental profession, as she likes working with patients, helping them with their questions and when concerns when it comes to their dental health. She is thrilled to be a part of the Smooth Sailing Team.

When not at work, she loves to travel with her fiancé, experience new things, and explore new places. She loves to spend time with friends and family, living in this beautiful state we call home.

Samantha

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Samantha graduated from high school in New Jersey. She then served for a time in the military, where she says they taught her that “She who has the why, can endure any how!”

Samantha has been a dental assistant since 2014 and states “I always believe in the magic of a genuine smile.”

Samantha’s favorite thing to do is to spend time at the beach with family and friends, or just spend a relaxing day at home. She and her partner have 2 children and she enjoys life to the fullest.

Kellie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kellie is originally from Lakewood, Ohio, but grew up in Ft. Pierce. She graduated from John Carroll High School and received her Associate of Science in Hygiene from Indian River State College. She was Certified by the State of Florida as a Dental Hygienist in 1994.

Kellie has been employed by Dr. Long since 1994, which is nearly half her life. She often reflects on passing his office on her way to IRSC and thinking that the architecture of the office was intriguing. Who knew that one day she would work there.

Kellie is married to Shane Wyatt and they have two children, Ashlyn 17 and Riley 14. She loves being a soccer and volleyball mom and volunteer. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, spending time with friends and family, and taking in our lovely coastal activities.

Kellie played an active role in establishing the new practice name “Smooth Sailing Dental”. She is dedicated to patient education and providing thorough cleanings.

Donna

Registered Dental Hygienist

Donna was born and raised right here in historic Ft. Pierce, FL and is married to Tody, also a Ft. Pierce native and they have a 17-year-old son, Hunter.

She graduated from Indian River State College Dental Hygiene Program in 1999 and has been treating and educating patients on proper oral health care in Dr. Long’s office for over 18 years. While at IRSC, Donna was recognized by receiving the Academic Excellence Award, as well as the Golden Scaler Award for Best Clinician in her graduating class.

In her free time, Donna is also a busy 4-H Mom, who also enjoys cooking, the outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.

Christina Long, MBA

Social Media Consultant

You may not know it, but Christina has worked for Dr. Long behind the scenes since 2010. In fact, she has known Dr. Long her entire life as he is both her dentist and her Dad! Christina was born in Fort Pierce and raised on the Treasure Coast. She graduated from Lynn University in 2008 and completed her MBA at Lynn in 2010. Christina is the Social Media Consultant for Smooth Sailing Dental. She enjoys sharing the fun side of Dentistry, including giving an insight into the busy lives of our staff through her posts.

Christina is a member of the Order of Malta where she made a lifetime commitment to serve the sick and poor and Defend the Faith. She is an active participant in the Vero Beach Area for Malta and volunteers her time in Malta projects and events.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling (she studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland during her junior year in college), swimming, movies, and spending time with family and friends.

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Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA