Meet Our Staff
Shari — Office Manager
As the Office Manager, Shari’s number one priority is to ensure your entire experience with Sage Endodontics is a pleasant one. Shari is often the first person you’ll speak to when calling to schedule an appointment, she’s at the front desk to greet you and may even check you out — always with a smile on her face.
In addition to her front desk responsibilities, Shari coordinates insurance processing, handles accounts receivable, as well marketing to referring dental offices. She has worked in endodontics for over eight years and loves what she does.
Although Shari grew up in southern California, she graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Journalism and now considers St. Louis her home. She has two kids in college and likes to spend her free time travelling, reading, and entertaining friends and family.
Rula — Clinical Director
Rula is our jack-of-all-trades. Here at Sage Endodontics, Rula is responsible for organizing and overseeing the daily activities of the entire clinical staff. She communicates with different vendors from business management to medical professionals to ensure the best patient care. Her responsibilities include managing the clinical staff, communicating with patients and educating them about our services, and assisting everyone in the office in any way needed. Rula is the key role in overseeing the day-to-day activities of our practice.
Rula graduated with a degree in Biology from UMSL and also has her Dental Assistant certification from Missouri College. If it weren’t for the long lectures, Rula was considering dental school and possibly becoming a specialist her self for the love she has for endodontics.
On her free time, she enjoys doing outdoor activities like hiking and walking the parks of St. Louis with her fur baby, Diesel. She also has a passion for culinary arts.
Sami — Lead Assistant
Sami makes it her personal mission every day to ensure each patient that sits in Dr. Garcia’s chair, that their perception of a root canal is changed. She will always make sure you leave with a smile and a high five! Her positive energy and passion for patient dental care will make you feel relieved, knowing that you’re in great hands. Her skills, knowledge and large heart is why Dr. Garcia chose her as Lead Dental Assistant.
Sami had completed her education at Midwest Institute in 2010 with one on one personal training. In 2011, she had gained her Certified Dental Assistant and then furthering her education in specialty skills to help provide better patient care. She has experience in all areas of all dentistry but endodontics is her passion.
You will also catch Sami singing in the halls of the office, as she has a talent for the musical arts. She is married and has a fur baby named Cooper. When she is not at the office, she enjoys providing professional hair and makeup styling for her clients.
Sydney — Assistant
Sydney has been a part of the Sage Endodontics team since 2018. She has been assisting since 2017 and her love to help others in the dental field only continues to grow.
She favors every aspect of working as a dental professional, but particularly being able to relieve patients of their pain. Sydney’s welcoming smile and contagious energy will help you feel right at home while in the office.
When she isn’t working, Sydney likes to spend her free time with her friends and family. Don’t let her working in the dental field fool you! Sydney has a sweet tooth for ice cream and claims to be an ice cream connoisseur.