Doctor Andrew P. Derwin is part of Marco Island's tradition of providing comfort and care. He is a 1983 graduate of Loyola University School of Dentistry of Chicago. Since relocating to Marco Island, Dr.Derwin has dedicated his professional career to providing you with the best dentistry offers. He is continuously educating himself and his staff on the newest dental techniques and advancements in technology in order to provide you with state-of-the-art antiseptic, comfortable, and personalized dental care. Dr. Derwin has completed numerous continuing education courses in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is a member of the America Dental Associated, Florida Dental Society, West Coast Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry



Maria Labrador has been offering her exceptional hygiene skills at Marco Island Dental Care and Laser Center since 2002. Maria earned her DDS degree prior to coming to the United States in 1999. Her gentle touch and caring nature puts our clients at ease. She loves working with her clients to give them the beautiful, sparkling smiles they deserve. People have been returning to Marco Island time and time again to see their favorite hygienist. When Maria’s not in the office, Maria enjoys spending time with her two sons, Marcos and Pablo, and visiting family in Miami.




Julia Ralph graduated from the LWIT Dental Assisting Program in 2010.  She has been at Dr. Derwin’s side as his dental assistant since 2012.  While enjoying working closely with her clients making them as comfortable as possible during their visit, the main skill is helping them understand exactly how the day’s visit or procedure are going to proceed.  Julia has been a Marco Island resident since 2003.  Married in 1012  to Jared, they have two beautiful sons, Julian and James.




Amanda Gehrke graduated from the LWIT Dental Assisting Program in 2013. While in the program, the mandatory clinical hours were completed under Dr. Derwin’s supervision right here at Marco Island Dental Care and Laser Center.  Upon graduation, the front desk position was the goal and soon she was successful. She enjoys being able to work closely with all the clients that come through the door.  Whether it’s making sure they get in to see Doctor or the hygienist in a timely fashion and finding a time that best suits their schedule, or helping out with insurance and figuring out the treatment that best works for them.  Amanda has been a resident of Collier County since 1994 and enjoys spending her spare time spoiling her son, Brodie, as much as possible.  


Sue Kovacevic has been a hygienist for Dr. Derwin since 2004. Her upbeat attitude, pleasant chair-side manner, and her phenomenal hygienist skills are well known across Marco Island. Sue attended Fairlight Dickinson University Dental School until 1989 as well as obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health in 1993 from Montclair State University and has been a perfecting her skills ever since. In addition to helping people make their smiles brighter, Sue has traveled across South West Florida educating elementary school children the on importance of proper oral hygiene care as the Tooth Fairy since 2012. Along with her daughters, Karla and Sadie, Sue has been a Collier County resident since 1998 and a Marco Island local since 2012.


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Connie Gaertner is a graduate of University of Michigan and has been a wonderful addition to our family since 2001. A former co-owner of flower shops and greenhouses in Michigan and spending many summers sailing and boating on Lake Huron, Connie has been spending part of her years on Marco Island since 1998 and has become a published author. “Wake Up Calls” being the most recent novel.