Dr. Sheryl Ely

Dr. Sheryl Ely’s fascination with dentistry started when she went through the dental assisting program at Santa Fe College. She then went right into the Dental Hygiene Program at Santa Fe College and remained in dental hygiene for 11 years. Also, during this time as a dental hygienist, Dr. Ely taught some courses for the Santa Fe Dental Hygiene Program. It was after this time that Dr. Ely decided to go back to school and signed up at the University of Florida. While married with two small children, she completed a Degree in Microbiology and a Minor in Chemistry, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in 1999. Moving forward, she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2003, also from the University of Florida, and has been in practice ever since. She first started with Dr. Thomson in the same building that her practice is currently located today. Dr. Ely took over the practice as her own in 2009, when Dr. Thomson retired.

Dr. Sheryl Ely is a member of the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association.

              Dr. Sheryl Ely has been married to her husband, Troy, for 32 years. They met in 1981 through a mutual friend and it was love at first sight. They have one daughter, Jessica, and one son, Travis. The whole family are avid Gator Fans and always enjoy a good game. After Dr. Ely graduated from UF, her daughter followed suit and graduated from UF in 2017 with a degree in Business. Travis found his calling at the University of Central Florida and will graduate with a Finance degree this May, but they all root for the Gators come game day. The Ely household enjoy their Gator enthusiasm with a whole room in their home dedicated to the Gators! When Dr. Ely is taking a break from the ups and downs of dentistry, she delights in spending time with her family and friends, meeting new people, and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities. She loves to travel when she can and is up for anywhere around the world. But no matter what, she always makes a special date to meet up with her husband, Troy, at the gym.

Carol (Dental Assistant)

Carol and her family recently moved here from Nebraska. Although she was born in Illinois, she lived in Nebraska most of her life. She received her degree from Metropolitan Community College and has been a Dental Assistant for 25 years. Carol is married and has 2 sons. She is also a Mom to her 3 dogs. In her free time, Carol enjoys traveling, visiting the beaches, being outdoors and poolside, trail riding in her Jeep, enjoying Florida’s beauty and spending time with her family and friends.

Kelly (Front Desk)

Kelly was born and raised in Sarasota, FL and moved to Gilchrist County in 2007. She has 2 children, a beautiful daughter, Shelbie, and a wonderful son, Colton. Kelly recently joined Ely Family Dentistry in May 2019. She will usually be the first voice you hear on the phone and the first person to greet you when you arrive at our office. Kelly has over 18 years of experience in insurance billing, insurance benefits and customer service, which makes her a wonderful addition to our little family. She loves what she does! She even calls the front desk her most favorite place in the office. Kelly is always happy to assist our patients with any scheduling, treatment plan, or billing needs and concerns. 

Lauren (Hygienist)

*Tuesdays - Thurs*

Lauren graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre and Dance minor from the University of Florida and then went on to complete Dental Hygiene School at Santa Fe College. She has been in the dental field as a hygienist for three years. She is a mother to her pets, Lily (dog) and Malibu Barbie (cat). She is an avid Disney fan and takes a vacation there as often as possible. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Ryan, family and friends, designing arts and crafts, and visiting the beach whenever she can.

Alicia (Hygienist)

*Monday - Wednesday*

Ely Family Dentistry welcomes Alicia to the Family!

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