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. In his free time, Dr. Rigsby is usually on the move. He is a triathlete and an avid runner.
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.
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 and Dr. Kizirian. At First Care Dental Assoc, we love to take care of your smile. Call us today to learn more!
Ashleigh received her dental hygiene degree from Tallahassee Community College. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at St. Petersburg University. She takes pride in her work to better improve patients’ oral health. She loves getting to know her patients and forming a welcoming relationship with them. As a lifetime resident of North Florida, she enjoys spending time outdoors fishing, kayaking, and hanging out at the beach, as well as spending time with her family who lives close by.
Nicole is our Insurance Coordinator. She is responsible for billing, verifying your insurance plans prior to your appointment, and filing your dental claims and pre-estimates. She has been a part of our team since 2011, and she has been our insurance coordinator since 2013. Nicole understands that insurance can be a little scary and frustrating. She works to help you have the most dental benefits, and to help work out payments for any treatment you have. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and her amazing little boy.
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.
Hi, my name is Jessica and I will be the first face to greet you when you walk in the door. I joined the First Care Dental team in August 2015. With many years of experience in different specialties in the dental field I look forward helping you with your dental needs in the many years to come. I moved from West Palm Beach area to Tallahassee when I was a child so I do consider this town my home. When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my daughter, Jaden, and my son, Jordan who keep me very busy. On the weekends, I am very often traveling somewhere to watch my daughter play in her softball tournaments. When I do have down time, I enjoy going to the beach, riding 4-wheelers with my son, and relaxing watching football with my family.
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!
Ashlee is our treatment coordinator. She graduated from dental hygiene school, where she received her associate’s degree in dental hygiene. Although she is new, Ashlee feels like she is part of a family. She enjoys putting patients first, and she hopes to be able to raise awareness about oral health. When she is not in the office, Ashlee enjoys going to the gym.
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.
Angela received her degree from the TCC Dental Assisting Program in 2017, and we are happy to make her a part of our team! Angela enjoys assisting our doctors in every way possible. Her knowledge and dedication to her work helped her become a recipient of the Dr. Mary Ann Butler Excellence Award, which came from having the highest GPA in the program and provided Angela with a scholarship. Angela is excited to join our practice, especially because everyone feels like family, and the office provides a warm, welcoming environment. Angela and her husband have an active toddler boy. In her spare time, Angela enjoys running, cooking, and going to the park.