Surgical Staff

Our surgical staff is proficiently trained in the latest surgical technology performed in our office. They are each trained in I.V. sedation and general anesthesia in an ambulatory setting. Their number one priority is sterility and safety, overall patient care.

Traci Stewart

Surgical Coordinator & Surgical Assistant

Traci has been with our practice for 14 years. She has extensive experience with cosmetic and oral surgery. She completed the anesthesia assistant continuing education course through the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. She has excellent attention to detail and is very passionate about her work. As a mother of three, Traci has a calming bedside manner that helps ease the youngest of our patients.  As our surgical coordinator, her goal is to ensure you have a pleasant and memorable experience.

Ellina Rozenfeld

Implant Coordinator & Surgical Assistant

Originally from Russia , Ellina Rozenfeld moved to Florida 2003.  Ellina attended Sanford Brown Institute and graduated in 2008 with her Certified Dental Assistant Degree. She joined our practice in November 2010.  Ellina is certified in expanded duties and dental x-rays.  She assists with patient consultation, pre and post-operative care and office procedures.  Ellina looks forward to helping you with your surgical experience.

Ryan FitzGerald

Surgical Assistant

Ryan FitzGerald joined our team as a surgical assistant in 2012.  Ryan was born and raised in south Florida .  He began in the dental field in 2006, and then spent 5 years assisting in the specialty of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery.  His clinical experience and knowledge in oral & maxillofacial surgery allows Ryan to help educate patients from their initial examination through post-operative care.  Ryan is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast and enjoys spending his free time in the south Florida sun.

Kevin Skalecki

RN & Surgical Assistant

Kevin Skalecki received his bachelor of science from the University of Detroit and is a graduate of the Breckinridge School of Nursing. Originally from Michigan , he joined our practice in June of 2012.  Kevin provides a distinct combination of knowledge, expertise, and personality to our state of the art facility so you will experience an exceptional touch to health care.



Timothy J. Whaley, MS, CRNA

Mr. Whaley graduated from the University of Florida with high honors and was a member of the Golden Key National Honors Society.  Upon completion of his anesthesia training he was awarded the Lou Holtzman award for academic excellence.  

Mr. Whaley has been a CRNA for over 14 years and been associated with Dr. Sawisch during 10 of those years.  Mr. Whaley has practiced all types of anesthesia in several states and two countries. For several years Mr. Whaley traveled to Haiti to provide his anesthesia services for the people there, usually under adverse and trying circumstances.

He is presently a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the Society of Anesthesiology and Perinatology (SOAP). He practices anesthesia both in the Hospital and Office settings.

He is married with 5 children and includes as his hobbies, playing the saxophone and piano and enjoys karate and scuba diving.