Meet the Team

Michelle Cantwell

Michelle Cantwell

R.D.A (Office Manager)

When you enter the offices of First Dental, I will greet you with my warm Southern charm and a smile. I will make sure your dental treatment is handled with expertise and care.

My dental career started in 1986 in Knoxville, Tennessee as a registered dental assistant with expanded functions and radiography certification. I worked in the same dental practice and as a trainer with the local dental assistant training college, and taught future graduates in office skills until my move to Miami in 1996.

Upon my arrival in Florida, I obtained a position with a large practice in the Mount Sinai Professional building, and worked my way through Miami Dade College. In 1999, I joined the BriteSmile® team as a national trainer. For six years, I traveled the U.S. to train dentists and their staffs on how to administer the BriteSmile procedure to their clients. In addition, I taught the importance of BriteSmile products and care for a long-term results.

I welcome anyone to come and experience our friendly office for themselves.



Dental Assistant

Hello, I’m Susanne. The dental field is most ideal for me because I enjoy making patients smile. After having practiced dental assisting for nearly 25 years, it is no longer a profession; it is my passion. My personal commitment is to work side by side with Dr. Pusateri to achieve the ultimate smile patients long for.

I’m from the Midwest and moved here to enjoy the ocean, boating, and scuba diving. When I’m not in the office, I love spending time with my husband. Whether I’m at work or at home with my family, I always have a smile on my face!



Dental Hygienist / RDH

Hello, my name is Melissa. I have been an active dental hygienist for 15 years, with the past fivec years as part of Dr. Pusateri’s team. Helping patients achieve a healthy mouth is my primary goal. I take the time to educate our patients on proper oral hygiene techniques so we can achieve positive results together. Everyone should enjoy their visit with their dental professional, and we work hard at building a trusting relationship that will last years.

In my spare time, I enjoy family time with my husband and twins; we also enjoy travel and the ocean.




Hello, I’m Ashley. As the receptionist of First Dental for Dr. Pusateri’s office, I will put you at ease from your very first visit. I am not only appointment coordinator, but also assistant to the office manager, Michelle; therefore, am able to assist you with questions regarding your treatment as well as any financial arrangements you might need. 

When out of the office, I spend time with my friends and family, enjoying all our wonderful city has to offer. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to First Dental.




Hello, my name is Victoria. I started my career as an expanded duties dental assistant and later went to Sanford-Brown College to obtain my license as a registered dental hygienist. This is the best thing I have ever done! I have been blessed to enjoy all aspects of dentistry for the past nine years, but mostly getting to know my patients and bettering their oral health. Nothing is more important to me than the quality of treatment and the comfort of my patients. I will always take the time to educate and answer any questions my patients have, to help them achieve their goals.

I was born and raised in south Florida. I enjoy all the activities Florida has to offer. I enjoy travel, kayaking, fishing, diving, and spending time with friends and family.

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