Winter Garden Smiles Dental Staff
kELLY- assistant office manager
Kelly, a native New Yorker, moved to sunny Florida with her family to escape the cold winters and the snow. As a people person, Kelly has been managing dental practices for well over 10 years. An opportunity that started as just a “job” has become her passion. Kelly can regularly be seen helping patients understand many aspects of their treatment, their insurance, and answering any questions. Kelly joined the Winter Garden Smiles family in September of 2016.
When Kelly is not in the office, you can find her spending time with her husband, two kids, and three dogs. She enjoys baking, DIY crafting, and traveling.
chenelle- TREATMENT PLAN COORDINATOR
My Name is Chenelle and I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Winter Garden Smile’s team! I have been in the dental field for a little over 10 years. It brings me the most joy to know that I work in a profession that can change the lives of many, beginning with a smile. The highlight of my life is being a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy my free time cheering and supporting my kids at all their extracurricular activities! Whooo hooo! I also enjoy giving back to our community, volunteering, and speaking into the lives of young adults and children.
Michelle graduated from Valencia Community College in 2006 and has over 12 years experience as a dental hygienist. She is excited to be working with a team that is dedicated to providing quality dentistry. She enjoys educating patients and helping them achieve lasting oral health.
Michelle has two children. When Michelle is not helping patients, she enjoys spending time with her family. She also loves cooking and traveling.
KAREL- DENTAL HYGIENIST
Hi my name is Karel and I grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2014 with a bachelors degree in Psychology, I decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene and couldn’t be happier. I previously worked in Jacksonville, Florida for a year before joining the Winter Garden Smiles team. When I’m not helping patients I love traveling with my friends and trying new restaurants.
SARAH- DENTAL HYGIENIST
Sarah graduated with her A.S Degree in dental hygiene from Valencia College in May 2017 and is certified in administering local anesthesia. Since graduating, she has enjoyed building new relationships with patients and learning more about dentistry within the Winter Garden Smile’s practice.
Sarah loves educating her patients about oral health and believes that the best remedy is prevention. There is nothing she loves more than seeing her patients do a great job with their are at-home dental care and experiencing the benefits of doing so.
Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and son, traveling, watching movies and cooking.
Samantha- lead Dental Assistant/PEDIATRIC DENTAL ASSISTANT
Samantha is no stranger to the surrounding area as she grew up here. Samantha is a dental assistant and graduated from the Lincoln Technical Institute. Samantha’s caring and outgoing personality allows her to put her patients at ease to have the most enjoyable experience at our office. Samantha enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling to new places.
Jazmin- Dental Assistant
My name is Jazmin and I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In March of 2009, I had completed my Dental Assistant degree at Everest College in Skokie, Illinois. I have been a Dental Assistant for eight years and I have loved it since the day I started. It has been an exciting experience. I’ve learned many things throughout my time as a Dental Assistant.
The best part of my job is being able to make my patients feel more confident with their smile. I love giving my patients the best dental care experience. Being a Dental Assistant is a passion of mine, as well as making sure my patients leave happy.
A few facts about me, I moved to Florida in 2014 with my daughter, mother, and brother. I love walking and enjoy seeing the beautiful beaches in Florida. I am outgoing and loving to meet new people. I love to smile and be jovial, and I love helping my friends.
Brittney- Dental Assistant
Brittney is a local to Winter Garden, FL. She went to West Orange High School. In 2013, Brittney graduated from Central Florida Institute with her Dental Assistant degree. She maintains her certifications by taking continuing education courses throughout the year. She has a great personality and works great with our kid and adult patients. Her goal is to make her patients feel relaxed and comfortable when coming to our practice. She always puts patients first. After work she enjoys spending time with her family and loves the outdoors.
JANIDE- pediatric Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Janide and I’ve been a dental assistant for a few years. I absolutely love working with children and seeing them excited to come into the office whether it’s for their checkups or even just to say hi! My goal is to help your child have a positive and fun dental experience while teaching them the importance of good oral health. In 2015 I attained my Dental Assistant degree at Lincoln Technical Institute in Fern Park, Florida. Soon after, I completed my Internship with Winter Garden Smiles and has been a part of the team since then.
After a day of combating cavity bugs, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two kids. On my time off, I enjoy being a mentor for kids and young adults and also volunteering at my churches food pantry. I really look forward to meeting you getting to know your family.
DAE’DRIANN- DENTAL ASSISTANT
Dae’driann was born & raised in Florida. She attended Wekiva High School in Apopka, FL and graduated in 2017. Shortly after she attended Concorde Career Institute and graduated in 2018 where she obtained her Dental Assistant degree. She completed her internship at Winter Garden Smiles and happily joined the team soon after. Her goal is to become the best dental assistant out there. She is thrilled to be working with a great dental practice that is determined to make every patient smile.
Dae’driann has a very easygoing personality. In Dae’driann’s free time she enjoys spending time with family and trying out new activities.