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Amy is a compassionate, gentle, and highly skilled dental hygienist who loves what she does. She comes to Lake Park Dental as an honors graduate from Pasco-Hernando Community College with her associate’s degree in dental hygiene. Having worked in dentistry since 2003, Amy has acquired the skills to provide invaluable service without compromising the patient’s best interests. She is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and participant in Give Kids a Smile. Amy maintains her license by attending continuing education courses.
Throughout her career as a dental hygienist and assistant to both dentists and hygienists, she has developed a sincere affection for motivating patients in preventive dentistry and easing any pre-existing apprehensions they may have. She enjoys challenges and strives to keep a positive perspective and demeanor in every aspect of her life.
When her hands are outside of the mouth, you can find her spending time with her husband Alex and Goldendoodle puppy, Crispin. They enjoy stand-up paddle boarding around Tampa Bay, going to concerts, and just hanging out with friends.
Christine loves the team she works with daily and helping patients understand their insurance plans and having accurate information input so they can maximize their benefits. She also loves spending time with family, enjoying the Florida lifestyle being originally from West Virginia and New York. She has two cats and enjoys cuddling with them.
Amanda has been with Lake Park Dental as a dental assistant for the past four years. She is committed to caring for our patients at the highest level possible, while keeping them comfortable and relaxed. She is very passionate about her job, is eager to learn, a very motivated person and loves to see patients leaving with a smile on their face. Amanda was born and raised in Florida and graduated from Chamberlain High School in 2005. She attended Sanford-Brown Institute and received her EFDA diploma in 2010.
When she is not working, she loves spending time with her daughters Aniija, who is 4 years old, Deyshia, she is 8 years old and is looking forward to meeting her unborn baby boy Camryn Justyce in April 2017. Amanda and her daughters like to go to the park, zoo, aquarium, swimming, biking and adventure parks.
When Amanda is not working, she loves spending time with her daughter Aniija, who is 4 years old, and her family and friends. Amanda and her daughter like to go to the park, zoo, aquarium, swimming, biking, and adventure parks.
Cheryl is a master technician with a true passion for superb aesthetics. She is a graduate of Tampa Bay Tech, Bryman Dental Assisting School in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Dental Tech School at Arizona College in Phoenix, AZ.
After initially working as a dental lab tech in Arizona, Cheryl moved to Florida and worked with renowned industry leader and educator, Dr. Peter Dawson in St. Petersburg, until she started her own dental lab, in 1986, which she operated for 28 years. Cheryl joined Lake Park Dental with years of expert experience and a desire to partner with a group of dentists and team members who truly care for their patience overall health and dental beauty.
When not working on creating dental masterpieces in the lab, Cheryl enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and being involved in her church.
Jessica finds passion in making a positive difference in her patients’ lives. Whether she’s providing a bright new smile, teaching proper home care personalized to their needs or treating periodontal disease, she takes great pride in establishing a warm and trusting relationship with each one of her patients. Jessica loves working at Lake Park Dental, not only for the amazing team but also because of the commitment to advanced technology and patient care.
Originally from New York, she is happy to call Florida home. Jessica loves an active lifestyle that includes going boating, traveling and spending time with her family, friends and husband.
Natalie loves working at Lake Park Dental, LOVES IT! Her favorite part of the job is being able to witness the difference in her patients from the initial visit to their new smile. She loves seeing her patients’ eyes light up when they look at themselves more positively even after the simplest of treatments. Working with the team at Lake Park Dental is a huge privilege and one that Natalie values every day. She attended Concorde Career College in 2002, and received her EFDA diploma with a 4.0 GPA. Continuing education and learning new procedures is a very exciting aspect of her role.
If you don’t see her at the office, you’ll probably find her with her family — at the dog park, the mall, or driving around the woods looking for something to photograph. She loves the Tampa area where she resides with her husband Jayson, her daughter Aven Vale, and their two dogs, Maia and Meara.
Teneal is a recent graduate and is excited to start her career as a dental hygienist. Her favorite thing about her job is the wonderful people she works with and the mentorship she receives from them. A fun fact about her is that she spent a month in England and Scotland doing street performances. She loves traveling and hopes to visit all seven continents one day.
Tanya has been a dental assistant for two years. Her favorite thing about her job is helping her patients feel better about their smile and making sure they have a positive experience. Tanya enjoys spending time with her family and going to football games. She is a huge Eagles fan and enjoys taking trips to Pennsylvania to watch them play.
-getting to know the patients
-spending time with her husband Carlos and dog Smokey at the beach or the dog park
Sandy is a native of Alabama where she worked over 30 years as an administrative assistant. Sandy is new to the dental industry. She loves greeting patients in the office and speaking with them on the phone for their appointments. Sandy is very thankful for the opportunity to work in dentistry and with her great co-workers at Lake Park Dental.
When not a work, she likes to do crafts, travel to see her son Josh and exploring her new home town with her husband, Rick.
Nyla has been in dentistry for over a decade, coming from a business administration and marketing background. Having owned her own dental practice management and solution company she offers broad experience in practice development, team coaching, implementing policies and operational efficiencies. She is also certified in expanded functions dental assisting, radiology and CPR.
In addition to the daily responsibilities of practice administration, here at Lake Park Dental she will also help you to understand treatment options, aid with insurance filing processes, set up financial arrangements, coordinate care with specialists as well as our in-house lab. She takes great pride in her role and will always go above and beyond with any assistance needed so you may accomplish your oral health goals.
Throughout her career, she strives to stay on the cutting edge of technology and the dental industry “best practices” through continued education. Recent accomplishments include being named Lake Park Dental’s HIPAA & OSHA Security Officer, an Administrator of CEREC Seminars Education & Lab as well as completion of additional certifications in team management and leadership. She is currently a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers, American Dental Assisting Association and the Association of Dental Consultants.
Outside of the office she is an art and architecture enthusiast, enjoys experimenting with new recipes, traveling and taking her six-year-old son Rylan on impromptu one tank trip type of adventures. Being a Florida native, her favorite weekend activities include just about anything on the water; boating, fishing, kayaking or paddle boarding.
18 years in the dental lab. Started working in her family’s lab after school in her teens. Favorite thing about the job is being a part of a great dental team and helping patients achieve beautiful smiles and oral health. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and puppy. She loves to entertain friends and family, cooking, travel and outdoor activities.
Henna is a dental technician who has worked for the last ten years focusing on high-end ceramic restorations. She specializes in natural esthetic for all phase of crowns and bridge as well as in Implant. She is excellent matching custom shade with her artistic talent. She enjoy working with fantastic team and latest digital technology.
Originally from South Korea, she graduated art school and married her husband, Sung. From there, she moved to America to eventually settle in Tampa to raise her two children. When she’s not working, she loves to cook, shop, spend time with her friends, and facetime her grandson (and soon to be granddaughter!)
-one of her favorite things about her job is getting to know her patients. There is always something amazing and interesting about each person she meets, creating relationships and trying to help them improve their lives is very important to her.
-In her personal time, she likes to read, have quality time with her dogs Lucca and J.V. traveling and visiting her family in Columbia. She also likes cooking delicious latin food…yummy!