Dr. A. Norman Medina, DDS
Dr. Medina earned a MS in Biostatistics in 1981 from Loma Linda University School of Public Health, California, and a MS in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona in 1990 While working in the Dental Research Department for Periodontal Disease, he liked the idea of serving people and continued his education at Loma Linda University Dental School, graduating with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1994.
Dr. Medina began serving in the midcoast area, purchasing his Camden practice in 1995. Bi-annual dental mission trips to Mexico with his family has been a way to serve abroad. He also donates time working with local programs servicing local people in need.
He enjoys spending most of his spare time with his family and he relishes all things computers. He enjoys bicycling, and is always looking for events to participate in. Check out his photo blog here.
Nellie Clark, Receptionist
Nellie is our front office receptionist. She is a kind and pleasant person who is there to welcome you as you come in the door and will help you with your scheduling and financial needs. Nellie will act on your behalf with any insurance issues that might arise. She has been with the practice since 1999.
Laura McCaslin, Registered Dental Hygienist
I truly enjoy my job here as a dental hygienist, each day brings something new. I love working with children from their first tooth all the way into adult hood. I will help your child learn the skills necessary for good oral hygiene and work with your family to help keep those healthy habits going at home. I love when children and parents ask me lots of questions about their oral health! Dr. Medina and I work closely together regarding soft tissue management. This means we are dedicated to making sure every patient is educated in their oral health status and what treatment is best to prevent or treat their periodontal health. I am also licensed in local anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable during your tissue management here with us. I like to keep current with the standard of care and will make sure we have what is needed to give you the best care possible.
Originally I am from Massachusetts, but moved to Maine to pursue my education and dental hygiene license and decided to stay. I love living in Maine, even through the harsh winters and mud season! My husband Marty and I have settled into the Augusta area with our daughter Alice and our fur baby (cat), Wally. When I’m not in the dental office I can be found outside walking with my family, at the beach or doing something crafty around the house.
I look forward to meeting with you and being part of your good experience here with us!
Krista Medina, Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Krista Medina. I am Dr. Medina’s daughter, and am currently working full time at Seasons of Smiles.
I graduated with my degree in nursing, and after passing boards, I’m officially an RN! I am fortunate to currently be working in the office, and though I may move on to a different medical field, I know I will be in and out in the future.
For the past few years I have worked part time, designing and ordering chap-sticks as well as thermos containers and many other goodies you get to experience when you visit! Please here to read more.
Lanita Medina, Office Party Coordinator
Lanita Medina, Dr. Medina’s wife, worked as a RN at the Infant Heart Transplant Center and Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California before moving to Maine. Her favorite job is being a mom to Kandice, Benjamin, Krista and Kami, and enjoyed the years she was able to homeschool them.
Pictures have always been an important part of her life, and as she made scrapbook albums for each of her kids, she realized how much meaning the photos and their stories were in the children’s lives, helping to affirm them, pass on family values and provide great entertainment. Other people started asking how this was done and she became a Creative Memories Consultant and Personal Photo Organizer. She has been actively teaching others how to organize, preserve and enjoy their photos for 22 years. Through the years she has taught Photo organizing classes, held workshops and large Scrapbooking retreats. For more information on an upcoming retreat visit www.croptoberfest.com; You may want to see ideas on what you can do with your photos at www.mycmsite.com/lanitamedina.