Our Staff

P2050007Patti Mayer

Patti grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she attended Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota. She graduated with a BA degree in English Secondary Education and taught for 22 years.

She was employed by Northwest Airlines as a flight attendant from 1969 to 1983. In 1986, Patti and her family moved to Fort Myers, Florida. In 2005, she returned to college and graduated from Edison College Dental Hygiene School with a degree in Dental Assisting.

Patti earned her certification from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and currently works for Dr. Mayer as a chair-side assistant. Patti has three grown children and lives in Fort Myers, Florida with her husband and their dogs, a Silky Terrier named Isaac and their Havanese, Pixel.

Patti also enjoys reading, gardening, and traveling.


Donna Price | Mayer Family DentalDonna Price

Donna brings more than 30 years of experience to the practice. Being a Florida native, having been raised in Lee County, Donna graduated from Riverdale High School and the Dental Assisting program at Manatee Area Vocational Technical Center in Bradenton, Florida.

She is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been a member of the American Dental Assistants Association for 35 years, as well as maintaining her certification through the Dental Assisting National Board since 1979. She has been employed by Dr. Mayer as a chair-side assistant since 2002.


Cynde Ledford | Mayer Family DentalCydne Ledford

Cydne was born in Michigan but raised in many different countries growing up in the Air Force. She moved to Miami FL in 1982 with her 3 children.  She graduated in 1987 as a hygienist and practiced for 20 years at The Falls Dental Care Group.  She has been with Mayer Family Dental since July 2008.

Cydne loves animals and has seven cats of her own.  She feeds many abandoned animals, loves to cook, spend time with her family and read.  She hopes to see you soon!


Robin Crackel | Mayer Family DentalRobin Crackel

Robin is originally from Georgia and has lived in Lehigh Acres since 1982. She is a graduate of Riverdale High School and her dental assisting education was completed at Edison College. Robin has been employed at Mayer Family Dental since 2006.

On weekends she enjoys spending time with her two sons and is an avid Green Bay Packers fan.


Shannon Knowles | Mayer Family Dental

Shannon Knowles

Shannon was raised in LaBelle, Florida and graduated from LaBelle High School. She graduated from dental hygiene school in 1993 at Florida State College of Jacksonville, Florida. She has been working for Dr. Mayer since 2003.

Shannon is married and has three children. They love traveling, being outdoors, and spending weekends with extended family.


Laura McDuffie | Mayer Family DentalLaura McDuffie

Laura McDuffie, a true native of Fort Myers, and one of thirteen children. Laura is a graduate of Fort Myers High School and the Manatee Area Vocational Technical Center. She has 26 years of dental experience and has been with Dr. Mayer as an assistant for 19 years.



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