Sea of Smiles Children's Dentist staff member - Wendy


Office Manager

Originally from Long Island New York, she moved to Florida with her family in 1979.

Wendy has been an EFDA for over 23 years. She received her certification from Pasco Hernando Community College and became certified by the Tampa Bay Pediatric Dental Association in Pediatrics and Orthodontics.

Wendy has worked as a dental assistant in a general practice as well as pediatric/orthodontic practice. She has knowledge in ALL aspects of the dental office and looks forward to meeting you and your child at their first visit. Wendy has worked with Dr.LaPresti since 2006 and when our Wesley Chapel office opened in June 2014 she joined our team as Office Manager. “I love working with Dr. LaPresti. She is patient and treats everyone's child as her own." Wendy loves working with children. “I love being a part of the smiles when they leave the office. We have so many children that come to our office due to bad experiences and when they THANK YOU for helping them, it warms my heart.”

Wendy has been married to her amazing husband Doug, for 21 years. They have two teenage daughters, Felicia and Hayley. They are animal lovers and share their home with two Chihuahuas; Caesar and Zena, Tornado a rescue tiger cat, and many fresh water fish. During her free time Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and enjoys going to hockey games "GO BOLTS!"

Sea of Smiles Children's Dentist staff member - Tenille



As a child, Tenille always enjoyed going to the dentist which eventually led her down the career path of an EFDA. Tenille graduated from Pasco Hernanado State College where she earned her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certificate in 2004, and has been working in pediatric dentistry ever since. "I take great pride in helping my patient’s overcome their fears and to show them that going to the dentist can be a pleasant experience."

Working with Dr. LaPresti is what Tenille considers to be the best part of her job. "Dr. LaPresti has a very gentle, nurturing approach with the children, that really helps them to feel comfortable." Tenille has been Dr. LaPresti's operative assistant since 2006.

In her spare time, Tenille enjoys spending time with her husband Rory and their children, Jacob and Gianna.