Meet Our Dental Team

Making your family part of our dental family.

Smiles Associates

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Vanessa, FAADOM

Office Manager

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.

Chenelle showing off her smile

Assistant Office Manager

Chenelle has been in the dentistry field for over 14 years. She loves meeting patients and making a positive impact in people’s lives, starting with a smile. Chanelle is also involved in the local community and volunteers.

Outside of the office, she enjoys supporting her kids during their extracurricular activities, taking family trips, and indulging in adventurous activities with her husband.

Jazmin, one of our treatment coordinators smiling

Treatment Coordinator

Jazmin was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and completed her dental assistant degree at Everest College in Skokie, IL, in 2009. She’s been a dental assistant for twelve years and is now the treatment coordinator at Winter Garden Smiles.

In her free time, she enjoys walks on the beach, meeting new people, helping family, and spending time with her two daughters.

Samantha, our marketing coordinator smiling

Marketing Coordinator

Samantha grew up in the Winter Garden area and worked as a dental assistant after graduating from Lincoln Technical Institute. For several years, she worked as the lead dental assistant/pediatric dental assistant at our practice. Then, her role transitioned into a marketing coordinator.

Outside of the office, Samantha enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, spending time outdoors or at the beach, and being with family and friends.

Kendra, one of our smiles associates smiling

Smiles Associate

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!

Dental Hygienists

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Karel smiling in her Winter Garden uniform


Karel grew up in West Palm Beach, FL, and graduated from the University of Florida in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After college, she pursued a dental hygiene career and loves every minute of it.

Outside of the office, Karel enjoys traveling with friends and trying new restaurants.

Paola smiling


Paola was born and raised In Venezuela and graduated from dentistry school in her country in 2014. She moved to New York in 2016 and worked as a dental assistant for several years before moving to Florida for the warmer weather. Shortly after, she earned her dental hygiene license.

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.

Sarah, one of our hygienists smiling


Sarah graduated with her associate degree in dental hygiene from Valencia College in 2017 and is certified in administering local anesthesia. She loves educating patients about oral health and believes the best remedy is prevention.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, going to the beach, traveling, watching movies, and cooking.

Abbie standing and smiling in the office


Abbie was born and raised in southwest Michigan and graduated with her associate of applied science degree in dental hygiene from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 2013. She practiced dental hygiene for six years in Michigan and moved to central Florida in 2019.

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.

Kellee standing and smiling in the office

Pediatric Dental Hygienist

Kellee was born and raised in the beautiful state of Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Tennessee. With more than 18 years of experience in dental hygiene she enjoys every minute of making people feel great about their smile. She loves helping people feel better about themselves through education and a sense of humor. When Kellee isn’t cleaning teeth you can find her gardening, playing with her dogs or hanging out with family and friends. She lives by the quote from Frank Sinatra, “when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.”

Dental Assistants

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Brittney smiling in her dental uniform

Clinical Manager

Brittney is local to Winter Garden, FL, and graduated from Central Florida Institute with her dental assistant degree in 2013. She is also a phlebotomist as of 2019, and maintains her certifications with continuing education courses.

Outside of the office, Brittney enjoys spending time with her family and loves the great outdoors.

Jose one of our dental assistants smiling

Dental Assistant

Jose is from Venezuela. One of his biggest goals is to graduate from college with a dentistry degree and help his family as much as he can while enjoying his job at Winter Garden Smiles.
In his free time, Jose loves soccer, spending time with loved ones, and playing video games. Soccer is one of his biggest passions.
Claridad smiling in her uniform

Pediatric Dental Assistant

Caridad graduated from Florida Career College. During her studies, she interned with Dr. Vidal Family & Cosmetics Dentistry, and after graduation, joined Winter Garden Smiles.
Outside of the office, Caridad enjoys shopping, trying new foods, and spending quality time with her family.
Johnathan smiling in his dental uniform

Dental Assistant

Johnathan is a dental assistant who was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to sunny Central Florida. Johnathan initially went to dental assisting school while he figured out his future goals and career. Once he started working in the dental field, he realized dentistry was the perfect career for him. He is currently in school with the goal of becoming a dentist. On his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing basketball with his friends, and has recently started playing tennis as a hobby.
Stacey smiling in her dental uniform

Dental Assistant

Stacey has been working in the dental field for over 10 years. She is compassionate and knowledgeable and enjoys seeing the smile of satisfaction on her patients faces. On her downtime she loves to travel and enjoys sending time with loved ones.
Naidelyn smiling in her dental uniform

Dental Assistant

Naidelyn has been a dental assistant for almost a year. She enjoys working with kids and adults. Naidelyn is eager to learn as much as possible about dentistry. On her free time, she enjoys going on adventures and spending time with her loved ones.
Karolyne smiling in her dental uniform

Pediatric Dental Assistant

Graduated from Concorde College. Karolyne has been a part of the current dental team since internship. Her focus is making our pediatric patients comfortable in the dental chair. Outside the office she enjoys outdoor activities, taking walks with her adorable dog and traveling to new places!
Isaiah smiling in his dental uniform

Sterilization Technician

Isaiah was born and raised in Orlando, FL. His biggest goal is to graduate from college and make his family proud. He chose Dentistry to learn new skills and be able to open new opportunities in life. In his free time, he likes to play video games, swim, and spend time with family and friends.
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My visit to Winter Garden Smiles was excellent. The staff most of all are very attentive. They are very well organized and trained. The new building location and layout is welcoming and the practice is using all the latest dental and medical equipment.

- Randy B.

What to Expect

Here is what our exceptional team provides when you visit.

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You Are the Priority

When you’re in the dental chair, we put you first and help you maintain or create your beautiful smile.

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Patient Education

Our team helps you and your family build a lifetime of healthy smiles by teaching and guiding you from day one.

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Build Relationships

Each patient receives the best personalized dental care because you’re part of the family when you’re here.

Schedule Your Visit

Offering exceptional family dentistry to our wonderful community.

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1317 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Suite 110
Winter Garden, FL 34787

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1291 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Suite 140
Winter Garden, FL 34787