Meet Our Vero Beach Dentists and Staff
Robert L. Callery DDS
Rob grew up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Dayton and in 1987 graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in Cleveland Ohio. He practiced dentistry in Pittsburgh, PA until 1998 when he moved to Vero Beach and joined Ocean Oaks Dental Group. An Eagle Scout, Rob enjoys most outdoor activities including walking, hiking, and kayaking. An avid Corvette enthusiast, Rob participates in SCCA and Corvette racing events and also trains young drivers in safety and accident avoidance. Rob is currently an adjunct professor at the Indian River State College Dental Assisting Program, and he and his wife Cathie can frequently be seen throughout the community volunteering their time and talents to a variety of local charities.
Robert Bruce McDonald DDS
Dr. McDonald is a native of Conroe Texas, a small community north of Houston. Born in 1960, his family was in the cattle business and he grew up helping his father tend to their livestock. He graduated high school in 1978, attended undergraduate school at the University of Houston, and later graduated from Dental School at the University of Texas in San Antonio in 1984. After practicing in Texas for five years he moved to Vero Beach Florida and joined Ocean Oaks Dental Group in 1989. An avid pilot, he began flying part time for the newly opened skydiving center in Sebastian Florida in 1991. Dr. McDonald and his wife Taylor met skydiving and were married in 1995. Together they have two children, Cody born in 2003 and Emi born in 2007. The McDonalds enjoy boating, fishing, and scuba diving and spend much of their free time cruising in the Bahamas. Dr. McDonald is past president of his local and district Dental Associations and also works on the planning committee for the Florida Dental Association’s annual Dental convention. He is a fellow in the International College of Dentists, and is also a member of the American Dental Association, The Florida Dental Association, and numerous other Dental organizations.
Carol Payne, CDA
Carol grew up in Washington Connecticut and moved to Vero Beach in 1993 to escape the cold winters. She joined Ocean Oaks Dental Group in 1994 as Dr. McDonald’s Dental Assistant. Her husband Sam is one of the Dental Laboratory Technicians at Ocean Oaks Dental Group. Carol and Sam are proud owners of an English Setter named "Cass" and two Tonkinese cats. Carol enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and pets. She loves drawing, painting, going to the beach, reading, and a good laugh. Carol is typically at the center of any office prank.
Robin Selzer, CDA
Robin grew up in Port St. Lucie Florida. She graduated from the Indian River State College Dental Assisting Program with an Associate in Science degree in 1982. Robin and her husband Steve were married in 1988 and have two lovely daughters, Madelin and Hillary. Robin joined Ocean Oaks Dental Group in 1994 and is currently a Dental Assistant for Dr. Callery. Robin loves spending time with her family, going to concerts, attending Special Olympics events, and lounging around the pool
Heather Way, CDA Treatment Coordinator
Heather is a native of Vero Beach and graduated from Vero Beach High School. She earned her National Dental Assisting Certification in 1995 when she graduated as class president of the Dental Assisting Program at Indian River State College. She also holds an Associate in Science in Dental Technology degree from Indian River State College. Heather later returned as an adjunct instructor for the Dental Assisting Program at IRSC and has worked in all aspects of the dental office. Heather joined Ocean Oaks Dental Group in 2006 as Treatment Coordinator. She enjoys spending time with her husband Lee and her children Zack, Kendahl, and her step daughter Jordyn. In her spare time she and her family love to spend time outdoors and enjoy hunting and offshore tournament fishing
Roxanne L. Martin, Dental Hygienist
Roxanne moved to Vero Beach from Union Grove, WI in 1975, graduating from Vero Beach High School in 1978. Roxanne earned her Dental Assisting Degree in 1989 and her Dental Hygiene Degree in 1993. She joined Ocean Oaks Dental Group as a Hygienist in 1993. Roxanne enjoys spending time with her family and especially her grandson who was born in 1999. Other interests include fitness, gardening, baking, stained glass, photography and travel.
Tamara Welcome, Dental Hygienist
Tamara grew up in Jacksonville Florida and moved to Sebastian Florida in 2001. She earned her Dental Hygiene Degree and graduated with Honors from Brevard Community College. She is a proud member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and served as 2010-2011 President of the Brevard County Dental Hygiene Association. Tamara joined Ocean Oaks Dental Group in 2011. She loves being a Dental Hygienist and working with patients. When she is not in the office she loves spending time with her family and friends.
Christine Blais ,Front Office Supervisor
Christine grew up in Londonderry, NH and moved to Florida in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2009 from Everest University. She joined Ocean Oaks Dental Group in 2014 and commands Mission Control. She enjoys being an amazing aunt to her nieces and nephews . She also enjoys traveling , home improvement projects and her cats .
Clare Santangelo, Front Office and Dental Assistant
Clare was born in New York and has grown up in Vero Beach . She received her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certifications in 2017. She joined Ocean Oaks Dental Group in July 2017!
Clare enjoys spending her time with family and friends. Her interests include boating, traveling, fitness and sweet treats !