New Patient Coordinator
Candice started working with Dr. Geric in 1996, and she is always here with a reassuring smile for even the most timid orthodontic patients. She especially enjoys sharing the progress made through orthodontic treatments by showing our patients the progress photos of their emerging smiles. Candice encourages our patients and helps them stay on track, often handing them a mirror and pointing out visible changes. What’s the best part of her job? Meeting such wonderful people, and especially sharing in patients' excitement when treatment is finished, the braces have come off, and their new smiles are revealed to the world.
At home, Candice lives for her husband, Matt, and her son and daughter. As animal lovers, her family is rounded out by a chocolate lab named Mocha, a rabbit, and many fish. Candice loves to stay active by spending time with her family, taking RV trips, and boating. She and her husband also cheer on their children at BMX and competitive gymnastic events.
Financial Coordinator and Certified Orthodontic Assistant
You can count on Marie to manage your account. With over 18 years at Geric & Torres Orthodontics, she can discreetly and accurately help you get the most out of your insurance coverage. Her job is incredibly important, helping patients and their families make orthodontic treatment affordable. Marie loves getting to know each family and each patient, both as our financial coordinator and a chairside assistant to Dr. Geric and Dr. Torres. That’s right, Marie is proud to be a Certified Orthodontic Assistant as well!
Marie and her husband, Steve, have two children named Camden and Sadie. The family loves spending time together, although Marie notes that much of her time is spent chasing after the little ones. She loves pursuing photography projects and is also enthusiastic about scrapbooking. When she has the time, Marie savors curling up with a good book and going on the occasional shopping trip.
Certified Orthodontic Assistant
From beginning to end, Susan makes the orthodontic treatment process fun. She believes in putting the needs of patients at the forefront, explaining to them what is happening in their mouths and what to expect. Susan is always encouraging. She enjoys getting to know each patient and engaging with them as individuals, taking the time to catch up on their lives and share jokes and stories.
Susan is originally from northern Arizona, and joined the practice soon after she moved to Tampa in 2000. She and her husband, Kevin, have two adult children and five wonderful grandchildren. When she's not working, Susan loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys boating and getting away to visit family in the mountains of Arizona. Susan is an avid cook and baker, taking special pride in creating authentic Mexican food such as tamales. She learned the processes and recipes from her grandmother!
Certified Orthodontic Assistant
Trista enjoys the opportunity to get to know each of our patients, and you can count on her to provide comfortable, expert care. She loves encouraging our patients to stay on track with their treatments by sharing how much progress has already been made. To demonstrate progress, she uses Case Presenter software and progress photos, which document each patient's transition to a new smile. As a licensed massage therapist, Trista also helps our more reluctant patients relax and feel comfortable during their appointments. She understands that people don’t care how much you know until you show them how much you care.
When not at the office, Trista loves spending time with family and friends at the beach, and barbecuing at the pool. She also enjoys fishing, traveling and shopping.