Providing our patients with a pleasant, comfortable dental experience is our highest priority! Our dental staff is highly trained and skilled, and we strive to provide friendly, high-quality service to each patient. Here at Gulf Coast Smiles, we speak English, Spanish, Creole, and Russian. Our team at Gulf Coast Smiles looks forward to taking care of you and your smile!
Kacey has been an essential part of our team for 5 years. She enjoys not only assisting in all dental procedures but also getting to know our patients on a personal level and caring for their needs in and out of the chair.
She and her husband have two children, ages 14 and 7. They enjoy family adventures outdoors and watching their children compete in their sports.
Lauren is an experienced hygienist who has been serving her patients for 10 years. She has a passion for helping patients reach their ultimate quality of life by providing them meticulous oral health knowledge and direction. She prides herself on her natural patient disposition and confidence in her work. Lauren also enjoys interior decorating and is a fashion enthusiast in her time out of office.
James graduated Institute of Dental Technology in Fort Myer, FL. He has been an intricate asset in the field of dentistry for five years. He is a dedicated, passionate dental assistant who strives to make patients feel comfortable and at ease. He looks at each day as an opportunity to learn something new and exciting. James loves spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys playing the guitar, basketball and he loves to travel.
Loy began her professional journey in Cosmetology, an area she continues to pursue as a hobby today. Her career in dentistry began with extensive training from an amazing doctor and hygienist in Tampa. Loy feels that her greatest reward from her career is helping patients achieve the smile they have always dreamed of, changing their lives forever. Loy loves being a mom, grandmother, and of course, she loves her furry four-legged children. Her favorite pastime includes anything to do with the ocean, be it swimming, diving, snorkeling, or fishing. Yes, Loy does consider herself to be a mermaid!
Nina is a dental insurance coordinator at Gulf Coast Smiles. She assists patients with insurance benefits and communicates with insurance companies regarding claims or financial matters. Originally from Russia, she graduated from University of Minnesota in 2015 with a BS in Microbiology, and a minor in Mathematics. On the weekends, Nina spends her weekends hiking the FL state parks, perfecting her dumpling recipes, and practicing the ukulele. Nina is happy to be a patient advocate for any financial or insurance questions.
Yami has been a Dental assistant for four years and has been passionate about it ever since. She was introduced to Dentistry through her mom who has been a dental assistant for many years. Seeing patients achieve healthy smiles and a boost of confidence is truly rewarding to see and be a apart of.
Yami loves to spend time with her little girl, the beach, traveling and photography.
Tressa is from upstate New York and is a graduate of Binghamton University, she has been in SWFL since 2005. Tressa has been part our team for two years, and spent over fifteen years in the restaurant business. She enjoys getting to know our patients, both in person and over the phone, and making them feel like part of the family every time they visit our office. Tressa has three children ages 14, 12, and 10. During her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, movie nights with her kids, traveling, and skydiving.
Jessica works in the dental office as a dental assistant and loves to be able to interact with the patients and help patients feel comfortable and at ease. She looks at each day as an opportunity to learn something new and exciting. Patients and co-workers know they can ask Jessica anything and she will always be open-minded and willing to solve whatever problem is put before her.