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, 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 walks on the beach, meeting new people, helping family, and spending time with her two daughters.
Outside of the office, Samantha enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, spending time outdoors or at the beach, and being with family and friends.
Kendra has been in the dental field for the past three years and has fallen in love with the field. Kendra is currently a student at UCF and enjoys spending free time with her family and friends. Her favorite hobbies are shopping, cooking, and laughing. Kendra is so happy to be a part of the Winter Garden Smiles team and can’t wait to meet you!
Dentistry has always been Emili’s passion, and she loves to see patients leave with a pleasant experience after visiting a dental office. Her goal is to build trust with all her patients by showing compassion and understanding.
Outside of work Emili enjoys spending quality time with her daughter, friends, and family. She specifically enjoys being outdoors on the water. She is thankful to be working with Winter Garden SmilesThis link leads to Home page, and she is excited to meet you!
In 2020, she moved to Las Vegas where she met her husband and got back into the dental field. They then decided to move to the sunny state of Florida.
Brie’s favorite hobbies include spending time with her family and dogs, as well as reading and traveling.
Outside of the office, Karel enjoys traveling with friends and trying new restaurants.
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.
She is extremely devoted to educating patients on their individual needs. She enjoys being part of a team that provides a high level of care and is on the cutting edge of technology. As a dental hygienist she passionately works with patients to educate them on how they can improve and maintain their oral health, while also providing them with confidence on how to uphold a proper at-home oral hygiene routine.
In her free time, Vryanna loves to travel, go to the beach, partake in outdoor activities, try new restaurants and loves baking!
What Michelle loves about being a dental hygienist is educating her patients to achieve the best oral health and treating them like part of the family! On her free time, she enjoys spending family time with her two children, traveling and cooking.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, going to the beach, traveling, watching movies, and cooking.
Pediatric Dental Hygienist
Outside of the office, Brittney enjoys spending time with her family and loves the great outdoors.
In his free time, Jose loves soccer, spending time with loved ones, and playing video games. Soccer is one of his biggest passions.
She loves helping patients transform their smile. In her free time Kristi loves spending time with her three boys, going to the beach or trying out new local markets and food trucks.
Pediatric Dental Assistant
Her goal as a dental assistant is to make her patients feel comfortable and content. Edna does her best to assure that her young patients have a positive experience so that they are eager to come back regularly.
Pediatric Dental Assistant
After graduating, she worked in general until she found her passion in pediatrics in 2018. She enjoys meeting each of her young patients and teaching them about dental health. Meghan is a proud mother of 1 child. She enjoys crafting and spending time with her family at Disney.
In her free time, Liz enjoys hanging out with friends, trying new coffee shops, watching tv and working on crochet projects.
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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.