Dr. Jordan Rigsby graduated from Nova Southeastern University with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine after graduating from Florida State University. Since graduating, Dr. Rigsby has worked mindfully and positively to help his community—leaving his patients comfortable, healthy, and satisfied. Dr. Rigsby was raised in the Florida Panhandle and has since returned to Tallahassee because of the beauty of Northern Florida and for the strong community. Dr. Rigsby works hard to remain current with the latest advances in dental technology.
Dr. Nicholas Kizirian, or “Dr. K,” was born and raised in Tallahassee. After graduating from Florida State University, he went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to joining us at First Care Dental Assoc, he practiced in West Florida and Central Florida. Dr. Kizirian believes a commitment to continuing education is essential in order to provide the best advanced care to his patients, and he is currently working on achieving fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry. In his spare time, Dr. Kizirian enjoys tinkering with computers, keeping fit at the gym, gardening, and listening to audio books on all subjects. Dr. Kizirian is excited to return to his hometown so that he can remain a part of the community he loves.
Dr. Daniel Sharpstein was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University, after which he attended Nova Southeastern University and received his Doctoral of Dental Medicine in 2013. Upon graduation, he commissioned into the U.S. Army. Dr. Sharpstein served for over seven years, including a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, and a three year overseas tour in beautiful Bavaria, Germany. He was proud to serve his country, and to take care of our soldiers and their families. Dr. Sharpstein, his wife, Kathryn, and three children are so excited to move back to Florida and become part of the Tallahassee community!
Meet Our Team
When you visit our office, our welcoming team works hard to provide you with the friendly care you deserve. If you have any questions about the care our dentists in Tallahassee, Florida, can provide for you, we invite you to contact us and schedule your first appointment with Dr. Rigsby, Dr. Kizirian and Dr. Sharpstein. At First Care Dental Assoc, we love to take care of your smile. Call us today to learn more!
Brooklyn is Tallahassee born and raised! She received her A.S. in dental hygiene at Tallahassee Community College. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s in dental hygiene at St. Petersburg College. Brooklyn is very passionate about dental hygiene and takes pride in getting to know each and every one of her patients. Helping her patients achieve optimal oral health puts a big smile on her face! In her spare time, Brooklyn enjoys being outdoors, enjoying the sunshine, and spending time with her family.
Tekealla is a hardworking mother of seven beautiful children. She received her certification from the Dental Institute of Florida. She has been as a dental assistant for twelve years and always has a smile on her face. She has experience with specialties including endodontics and periodontics. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry, riding her bike, and dancing.
Cindy is our office manager. She has many years of experience in all aspects of medical/dental care. Her goal is to keep our office operating smoothly while helping all of our patients have the best care possible. She is an outgoing person who enjoys many outdoor activities. She has been married to her husband, Bob for 36 year, has two daughter and three grand-kids.
Melissa is one of our dental hygienists, and she joined our practice at the beginning of December 2016. She graduated from Tallahassee Community College in May 2016 with academic honors each semester. She also received an Award in Excellence from the Capital Area Dental Hygiene Association. Melissa enjoys getting to know all of our patients and helping them become more knowledgeable about their oral health. She is happy to bring her knowledge fresh from school and works to help ease any fears patients might have about going to the dentist.In her free time, Melissa enjoys reading scary books, watching superhero movies, playing with her dogs, Reno and Little, and has recently begun collecting pressed pennies from the theme parks she visits frequently. Her parents and siblings live in Tallahassee as well, and she is excited to have a new nephew to play with!
Kelly is one of our dental assistants, and she joined our team in May 2017, but she has been a dental assistant for 18 years. She received her certificates for dental assisting from the University of Florida, and she always does her best to care for her patients. Although she just recently joined our team, Kelly already loves the people she works with. Kelly has a wonderful family, consisting of her husband and two children. She enjoys riding horses, playing with her dogs, and spending time with her family.
Katie is a certified dental assistant in expanded functions. She graduated from TCC’s dental assisting program in 2014, and she has received the Academic Achievement Award. Katie enjoys helping to make sure that our patients are taken care of when they visit our practice. She also loves the wonderful team environment that is found at First Care Dental Assoc. Katie is married and the mother to three wonderful children, two boys and one girl. When she is not at work, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. Katie also enjoys riding horses, boating, and fishing.
Jennifer is our treatment coordinator at First Care Dental Assoc. Jennifer makes sure that our patients are scheduled for their treatments in a timely manner and builds relationships with each of our clients. She loves everyone at the office. They made her feel welcome right from the start, and they show that same level of care for the patients. Jennifer is married and has two wonderful daughters. When she is not at the office, you can find her at the beach, shopping, spending time with her family or just hanging out with friends.
Heather is our hygiene coordinator, and she loves when our patients walk out with positive experiences from First Care Dental Assoc. She ensures patients are confirmed for upcoming appointments, while providing outstanding customer service and making sure everyone leaves the front desk with a smile. She checks in all patients at the front windows and coordinates with all our hygienists. Heather has two boys that bring much joy to her life. She enjoys shopping, hanging out with family and watching football.
Jazzmin is our hygienist and front office assistant here at First Care Dental Assoc and began her time with us in 2019. She received her associate degree in general education in 2016 from North Florida College. She then attended Tallahassee Community College and graduated with an associate degree in dental hygiene in 2019, where she also made the honors and Dean’s list. She is a licensed dental hygienist with a certification in administering local anesthesia.Jazzmin enjoys the friendly environment of the practice and loves interacting with patients. When not doing hygiene, she helps assist the front office with answering phone calls and scheduling patients. She enjoys going to parks, traveling, filming YouTube videos, and spending time with her fiancé and two dogs.