Meet The Staff

Here at our practice, our patients are treated as individuals with kindness and compassion. Our friendly staff is here to make you feel comfortable and confident about the treatment you’ll receive. From your initial consultation to your final post-surgical check-up, we want to be your partner in total health care.

The surgical staff members at Dr. Payne’s office are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants.  They assist in the administration of I.V. sedation and surgical procedures within our state-of-the-art office setting.  Our patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.  Dr. Payne’s surgical assistants are well versed in all surgical procedures and are CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified.

The administrative staff members at Dr. Payne’s office will make every effort possible to ensure that your visit is pleasant.  All administrative staff members are well informed and up-to-date regarding insurance billing and reimbursement.  They will work hand in hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures.

  Wendy Kleiber, Practice Administrator

Wendy graduated from Hillsdale College, in Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She managed a Cardiothoracic surgery office for five years before moving to Naples. She began working with Dr. Payne in May 2000. She is well versed in all aspects of oral surgery. 

In her spare time, she enjoys boating and being outdoors with her husband and daughter.

 Laura Lopez, Lead Oral Surgery Assistant

Laura attended Palm Beach Community College for two years focusing on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery assisting. She is a nationally certified surgical assistant. She worked in West Palm Beach for an oral surgeon for seven years before moving to Naples. She began working with Dr. Payne in June 2007. Laura is ACLS and BLS certified and has attended numerous SIM MAN courses. She is compassionate and caring and provides our patients the highest quality care possible. 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Laura is a very active member of the Special Olympics and various Autism groups.