Meet Our Dental Team

Making your family part of our dental family.

Smiles Associates

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Vanessa, MAADOM

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 of Science in International Affairs with 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 MAADOM class of 2023. MAADOM is a nationally recognized mastership 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 Zero. She also enjoys singing, traveling, trying out new restaurants, and indoor cycling.

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Chenelle, FAADOM

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.

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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.

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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

Billing Coordinator

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!

Emili, one of our Smile Coordinators, smiling

Pediatric Treatment Coordinator

Emili was born and raised in Winter Garden, FL. She has been working in the dental field since she graduated from dental assisting school in 2014.

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!

Dental Hygienists

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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.

Vryanna standing and smiling in the office


Vryanna was born in Miami, Florida and graduated from Valencia CollegeThis link opens a new tab to the Valencia College website with her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2022.

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!

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Michelle is from Kissimmee, Fl. She has over 15 years of experience in the dental field and graduated from Valencia CollegeThis link opens a new tab to the Valencia College website with her Dental Hygiene degree in 2006.

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.

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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.

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.
Kristi, one of our dental assistants smiling

Dental Assistant

Kristi grew up in the Winter Garden area and has worked as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for over 17 years. She graduated from Orlando TechThis link opens a new tab to Orlando Technical College website in 2006.

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.

Edna, one of our dental assistants smiling

Pediatric Dental Assistant

Edna recently joined the Winter Garden SmilesThis link leads to Home page team, but she has been in the dental field for over a decade now.

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.

Meghan, one of our dental assistants smiling

Pediatric Dental Assistant

Meghan graduated from Sanford Brown InstituteThis link opens a new tab to Sanford Brown Institute page in 2012.

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.

Liz, one of our dental assistants smiling

Dental Assistant

Liz was born and raised in South Florida and graduated from the University of Central FloridaThis link opens a new tab to the University of Central Florida website with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She is currently applying to dental schools to reach her goal of becoming a dentist.

In her free time, Liz enjoys hanging out with friends, trying new coffee shops, watching tv and working on crochet projects.

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.
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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