Michael Spencer, DDS Dr. Michael Spencer attended Jacksonville University for his undergraduate degree, graduating cum laude in 1981. Then went to Emory University, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. His professional goal is to be continuously seeking the best and most technologically advanced materials, techniques and equipment to diagnose and prevent dental disease and to restore teeth so that they look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Each and every member of our staff has a true commitment and passion to do and be the best for each patient every day. We take great pride in the office mission of preventing disease and showing each patient how to keep their teeth for a lifetime. I love what I do and am honored to serve the dental needs of our patients.
Dr. Spencer has additional specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders from the University of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Dental Association, American Dental Association and Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is an avid golfer and football fan and is proud of his beautiful wife Suzanne of 35 years, who is the office manager and mother of their four children.
Adam Cohlmia, DDS Dr. Adam Cohlmia was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2007 where he studied Zoology and Biomedical Sciences. He graduated from University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 2011 and completed an Advance Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency in 2012. This program focuses on dental implant placement and restoration, root canal treatment, cosmetic dentistry procedures and full mouth rehabilitation. He moved to Jacksonville, his wifes home town, in 2021 after practicing for ten years in Oklahoma.
My favorite part of being a dentist is working together with a team toward the common goal of restoring the oral health of our patients giving them more confidence in their smile and the function of their teeth. I love getting to know my patients and the people I work with. The opportunity to work in a family atmosphere makes everyday fun. Riverside Dental provides that opportunity. Its a great office with good people that treat their patients the right way.
Allie Consultant, DA Allie has been with our team since January 2014. She graduated from FSCJ in 2013 as an expanded functions dental assistant. As well as assisting, she is the implant consultant. She has a passion for learning and making her patients feel at ease while in the office. When she is not at work, Allie enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. GO GATORS!!!!!
Debbie Financial Administrator Debbie is originally from Houston, Texas, and moved to Jacksonville in 1985. She has worked in insurance for a total of 25 years. Debbie joined the Riverside Dental family on November 18, 2013, and loves it. She looks forward to meeting all of our wonderful patients and their families and wants to assist in any way possible. When not at work, Debbie loves spending time with family and friends. Her favorite sports team is the Georgia Bulldogs. GO Dawgs!!
Alexis Practice Manager Alexis attended North Florida Institute and graduated with honors in September 2009. She greets each patient with a warm and happy smile and provides a pleasant experience for everyone. Alexis is always expanding her career knowledge to provide better benefits to our patients and staff. Outside of work, she dedicates herself to her three children and supportive husband.
Sydney Front Desk Sydney was born and raised here in Jacksonville. She attended the University of Arkansas where she played softball and received a degree in communication. Sydney started her dental career in 2017 as a business assistant/front desk administrator and joined with Riverside Dental in 2020. She enjoys building relationships with all the patients and helping them in any way possible. When she is not working she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends and family and attending any sporting event. Go Hogs!
Betsey RDH, Team Leader Betsey graduated from FCCJ in May of 2006 with a degree in dental hygiene. She has been blessed to work with Dr. Spencer since July of 2006. I love my profession, and the team I work with every day. It is so rewarding to build relationships with our patients, and help them keep their smiles for a lifetime. When not at work Betsey spends time with her wonderful husband and two daughters.
Helen RDH Helen graduated from Santa Fe College in 1998 with a degree in dental hygiene. She has had the pleasure of working with Riverside Dental since February of 1999. She loves getting to know her patients and their families and making an impact on their dental health. Seeing her patients smile is a true joy. While not in the office, Helen is busy with her daughter and son. She loves seeing new places and doing anything outdoors.
Shannon RDH Shannon graduated from FSCJ in May 2010 with a dental hygiene degree. She began working for Dr. Spencer in December 2010. She has a passion for building long-lasting relationships with her patients and teaching them ways to keep their smiles for a lifetime. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and watching football. GO GATORS!!
Sam RDH Samantha graduated from FSCJ in May 2010 with a degree in dental hygiene. She began practicing at Riverside Dental in August of 2010. Samantha has a passion for patient education. She enjoys teaching her patients about the steps they can take to keep their smile healthy and beautiful. She loves building relationships with her patients and looks forward to seeing them at each visit. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She can usually be found at the ballpark or doing something in or around water.
Rachel DA Rachel is an expanded functions dental assistant. She moved to Florida from Oregon in 2011. She enjoys helping patients get their dream smile and developing close relationships with them along the way. She loves attending CE courses to learn new procedures to benefit our patients. Currently she is our certified phlebotomy technician she also helps with orthodontics and teeth whitening procedures. She looks forward to meeting you!
Keena DA Keena is a fourth generation Floridan and was raised in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Jacksonville became her home over four years ago. Go Gators! She received her EFDA from FSCJ in 2018. Keenas instructors awarded her the Professionalism Award upon graduation from the program. She enjoys working beside Dr. Spencer, helping patients start to finish with their new teeth. Her main priority is to make our patients feel comfortable and confident with their new smiles. In her free time, she enjoys family time, cooking and boating with her husband.
Lina Sterilization Tech Lina joined Riverside Dental on April 10, 2017. Lina loves being a part of the Riverside Dental family. Every day she greets patients with a huge smile on her face and loves working and learning from the people around her. When not at work, Lina loves spending time with her grandbabies, going to the beach and competing in stand up paddle boarding.