Wendy has been an EFDA since 1991, graduating from Pasco Hernando State College. She is also certified by the Tampa Bay Pediatric Dental Association in Pediatrics and Orthodontics. She has worked as a dental assistant in Pediatric, Orthodontic and General Dentistry.
Working with Dr. LaPresti since 2006, she joined our team as the Office Manager opening day in June 2014. "I love working with Dr. LaPresti. She is patient and treats everyone's child as her own."
Outside of the office, Wendy spends time with her family, her husband Doug and daughters Felicia and Hayley.
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.
Front Desk Admin./EFDA
Arianne graduated with honors from the Dental Assisting program at Central Florida Institute in 2002 with an EFDA certification. She has many years of experience in both adult General Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry.
Arianne and Dr. LaPresti first started working together in 2006 and she joined the Sea of Smiles family in 2015.
Tiana is a friendly, educated Dental Assistant who loves kids. After graduating from Ultimate Medical Academy in 2015, she spent 2 and half years working in General Dentistry. She joined Sea of Smiles in 2018 for a change in her career path.
In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, horseback riding and working out as well as spending quality time with her daughter, Juliette, her boyfriend Anthony and her parents.
Angelica is from Bogota, Colombia and has been living in the United States since 2000. She attended Hillsborough Community College and graduated with honors with her Associate Degree. She also attended and graduated from Pinellas Technical College in 2016 as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Angelica spent two years working in oral surgery and periodontics. She loves working with children and strives to make every patient comfortable while making sure they receive quality service and attention. She joined Sea of Smiles in April 2019. Angelica loves spending time outdoors, traveling and playing tennis. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her lovely husband Sergio and her two wonderful children, Paris and Luciano.
Andrea graduated from Concorde Career College in 2015 with an EFDA certification. She has been working with Dr. LaPresti since September 2016.
She enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding and going on the boat in her free time.