Graduating from the College of Dentistry at the University of Florida in 1994, Dr. Starling began her career in Starke, FL where she remained for the following 8 years. In 2003, she opened a solo practice in Keystone Heights, FL where she is currently located. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Alachua County Dental Association, and the Northeast District Dental Association. Her office is a member of the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce and supports local school & community events in the surrounding counties. Her goal is to use her God given skills to treat her patients as family while putting them at ease and providing quality dental care in a calming environment that feels more like home than a clinical office.
At the age of 12, Tracie moved with her family from Ft Myers, FL to Starke, FL where she graduated from Bradford High School in 1986. She was influenced to pursue dentistry by her pediatric dentist, hygienist, and best friend’s dad who was also a dentist. Tracie married Robert in 1989, and they reside in Bradford County. When Dr. Starling is not at the office or furthering her dental knowledge and skills in continuing education courses, she & her family enjoy watching baseball of any kind, UF football, & movies, going to the beach or lake, traveling, & redecorating spaces. Tracie and her husband are also active and serve in multiple capacities in their church. Growing up in a small, family-oriented town, she always desired returning to provide dental care to the communities which “raised her up.”
Lisa - Full Time Registered Dental Hygienist
Before becoming a hygienist, Lisa graduated in 1983 as a CDA from Santa Fe College and was a dental assistant for 4 years. She, then, returned to Santa Fe College where she earned her RDH in 1989. During her time there, she participated in a Periodontal Research Program. She has worked with Dr. Starling since 1994 and joined the practice in Keystone Heights in 2003. Lisa married Billy in 1998 and together they have two daughters, and three grand-children. They were raised in Bradford County, and value spending time with their friends and family. Most of her free time is spent outdoors and remaining very active in her local church. Lisa finds it rewarding to provide excellent hygiene maintenance to all segments of the family as they grow up and have families of their own and as they enter the latter stages of life retaining their original teeth in order to maintain their overall general health.
Debbie - Part Time Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbie earned her RDH in 1990 from Santa Fe College. She became a team member in 2014. She enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors especially fishing and being on the water in Steinhatchee, FL. Debbie married her husband, Tim, in 1989 and are lifelong residents of Keystone Heights. They have three children and two grand-children. With over 20 years experience in providing excellent dental hygiene care, Debbie takes pride in educating her patients in maintaining their oral health with thorough home care instructions to motivate them for optimal results.
Lari Ann - Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Lari Ann has been part of our team since November of 2006. She is a certified expanded duty dental assistant with x-ray certification from the University of Florida. She takes great pride in making patients feel comfortable the entirety of their treatment. Lari Ann and Mark married in 1986, and they have two sons who graduated from Keystone Heights High School. She and her husband enjoy weekend getaways taking in the local cites and shopping for antiques, as well as being active members in their church.
Casey - Treatment Coordinator
Casey joined our team in 2015. She has over 10 years of Customer Service experience in the banking industry and has found great interest in applying those skills in her position at our dental practice. She enjoys welcoming our patients with a smile and assisting them with their scheduling, financial and insurance needs. In her free time, Casey values and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Jennifer - Certified Dental Assistant
Jennifer married her high school sweetheart, Glenn, and they have three beautiful children. She obtained her CDA from Santa Fe College in 1996, and began her dental assisting career with Dr. Starling. In 2003, she joined Starling Family Dentistry and worked until 2006, when she took a leave to stay at home and raise her children. In January 2018, ready to resume her dental assisting career, our team welcomed her back with open arms. Jennifer & her family enjoy being active in their church, as well as fishing, boating, & spending time with friends. She loves working in a faith based practice and interacting with patients of all ages from the time of welcoming them for their appointment until the completion of the procedure. Her aim is to make them feel comfortable throughout the entirety of their experience so they leave with something to smile about.
Taylor - Registered Dental Hygienist
Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology as a collegiate athlete at Warner University where she was a member of the Royals Volleyball team and the Student Leadership Council. She, then, attended Santa Fe College and achieved her career dream of earning her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in May of 2018. She also earned her Certificate of Local Anesthesia in May 2018 which enables her to assess the need for and the administration of topical/local anesthetic agents under general supervision of a dentist. Becoming a member of our team in August of 2018, she has brought her strong communication skills, management and organizational skills, and most of all, her love for dentistry and proficiency in providing the quality preventive care for her patients. Taylor married her husband, Ben, in June 2018, and they are lifelong residents of Keystone Heights and KHHS alumni. She feels blessed to serve her hometown and contribute to their overall health.