Meet Our Dental Team
Making your family part of our dental family.
Vanessa grew up in Central Florida and graduated from Cypress Creek HS in 2004. She then attended Florida State University and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in International Affairs w/ a Minor in Business Administration in 2009.
Vanessa started with Winter Garden Smiles since pre-opening in December 2011. Vanessa is responsible for overseeing the finance, operations, and marketing of the Winter Garden Smiles & Winter Garden Pediatric Smiles. Her goal is to provide the highest level of customer service to her patients.
She enjoys having an active role in her community. She has participated in organizations such as Lambda Theta Alpha, Central/North Florida Alzheimers Association, Leadership West Orange C/O 2013-2014, Voci Del Coure in 2017, Garden Community Choir, and her neighborhood social committee. She is currently the Founding President of the Central Florida Chapter of AADOM… Click to go to the AADOM home page … (American Association of Dental Office Management) and was most recently inducted as FAADOM class of 2021. FAADOM is a nationally recognized fellowship for top dental office managers in the nation.
During her time off Vanessa enjoys spending time with her husband Ricardo and her kids. She has two dogs Princess and Balto. She also enjoys singing, traveling, trying out new restaurants, and indoor cycle.
Assistant Office Manager
Outside of the office, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, baking, DIY crafting, and traveling.
Outside of the office, Samantha enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, spending time outdoors or at the beach, and being with family and friends.
Outside of the office, she enjoys supporting her kids during their extracurricular activities, taking family trips, and indulging in adventurous activities with her husband.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, kayaking, swimming, and going to the beach.
Lead Dental Hygienist
Jorel was born in Toronto, Canada, and received his bachelor of science in health and science and dental hygiene. He attended the School of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he served as class president and helped lead the Mission of Mercy projects.
In his free time, Jorel enjoys spending time with his wife, working out at the gym, playing baseball, or taking in rays at the beach.
Outside of the office, Karel enjoys traveling with friends and trying new restaurants.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two golden doodles. They love to go to the beach whenever they can.
In her free time, Paola enjoys having fun with her family and baby, partaking in outdoor activities, riding her bike, hiking, going to the beach, and exploring new places.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, going to the beach, traveling, watching movies, and cooking.
In her free time, she enjoys walks on the beach, meeting new people, helping family, and spending time with her two daughters.
Lead General Dental Assistant
Outside of the office, Brittney enjoys spending time with her family and loves the great outdoors.
Lead Pediatric Dental Assistant
Outside of the office, Georgette enjoys watching tv, shopping, traveling with her husband, and spending time with her family.
Pediatric Dental Assistant
In her free time, Janide enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids., mentoring kids and young adults, and volunteering at her church’s food pantry.
In his free time, Jose loves soccer, spending time with loved ones, and playing video games. Soccer is one of his biggest passions.
Pediatric Dental Assistant
Outside of the office, Caridad enjoys shopping, trying new foods, and spending quality time with her family.
- Randy B.
What to Expect
Here is what our exceptional team provides when you visit.
When you’re in the dental chair, we put you first and help you maintain or create your beautiful smile.
Our team helps you and your family build a lifetime of healthy smiles by teaching and guiding you from day one.
Each patient receives the best personalized dental care because you’re part of the family when you’re here.