Our Amazing Team

At Kids Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, our mission is to provide the highest quality children's dental care and a great dental experience for every patient we treat. Meet our team!

  • Karie B.

    Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

    Karie is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for Kids Smiles. For 15 years, Karie has been helping to create beautiful and shining smiles for children. She loves to make children's visit to the dentist a fun-learning experience. Karie lives in Tampa with her husband and their 13 year-old son. They share their home with 2 handsome cats. When Karie isn't working you can usually find her family at an amusement park riding every roller coaster!
  • Julia D.

    Team Leader

    Julia is the Kids Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Team Leader. She started her career in General Dentistry and expanded her knowledge to include the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry. Her experience includes management, marketing and patient relations. She was born in Russia and grew up in Knoxville, TN where she graduated with a BA in Psychology. She enjoys spending her free time traveling and spending time with her family. 
  • Elissa L.

    Insurance Coordinator

    Elissa is the Insurance Coordinator for Kids Smiles. She enjoys helping patients with insurance benefits and scheduling appointments. Elissa has 22 years of Insurance Specialist and Human Resources experience with our team. Elissa and her husband, Anthony reside in Tampa. They enjoy all sport teams in the Tampa Bay area and have been season ticket holders for numerous years for the Rays, Bucs and Bulls. While not attended in a sporting event you can also find Elissa in her garden at home.
  • Stephanie F.

    Business Assistant

    Stephanie is the Business Assistant for Kids Smiles. She has worked front desk with one of our providers for over 15 years. She loves helping patients and enjoys working with her team. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys arts & crafts, spending time outdoors with her husband and children, and serving their community together.
  • Marie G.

    Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Surgical Assistant

    Marie is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She enjoys giving children a beautiful smile! Marie also enjoys being a Surgical Assistant with or doctors. Marie lives in the Tampa Bay area, enjoys being outdoors and going to the gym. Marie also loves to shop and travel.
  • Oriana G.

    Dental Care Assistant

    Oriana is a Dental Care Assistant. She prepares treatment rooms, instruments, and materials. She also has her Dental Radiograph license and helps the team when needed. Oriana and her husband reside in Tampa with their puppy, Julie. She enjoys exercising, yoga and has a passion for photography.
  • Ashley G.

    Scheduling Coordinator

    Ashley began her career working with children as a CNA. She was intrigued by the dental field and  pursued a career in dentistry.  She loves working face to face with patients and getting to know both the parents and children.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son; chasing him around, and staying in shape.
  • Veronica H.

    Team Leader

    Veronica loves working as the Team Leader so much, that she has been with one of our providers for 22 years! She finds it very fulfilling to manage a practice that helps so many children in our community achieve great oral health. Outside of work, Veronica enjoys cooking for her big Cuban family and spends time with her 4 wonderful children.
  • Kate H.

    Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

    Kate is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She enjoys chair side assisting as well as surgical assisting. Kate and her husband live in Tampa with their energetic puppy, Brody. She loves to travel and spends a lot of her free time at Disney World.
  • Daisha J.

    Expanded Function Dental Assistant

    Daisha met Dr. Sierra when she was 6 years old as a patient as is now a part of the team as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. She have been assisting for many years enjoys every minute of it. Her love for children and dental health is a priority in her life. Daisha lives in Tampa with her beautiful daughter. They enjoy outdoor activities and traveling together.
  • Amber L.

    Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

    Amber is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She loves to help children maintain good oral health. She takes pride in patient’s happiness during their visits to the dentist. She recently became a new mother to her son, Ryker. Amber and her husband reside in Tampa and when not on baby duty, Amber and her husband enjoy fishing and boating.
  • Kalinda S.

    Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

    Kalinda is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and she enjoys surgical assisting. She also enjoys helping patients achieve good oral health. Kalinda is still with her high school sweetheart and they have 2 smart and beautiful girls along with their puppy named Koupa. They reside in Tampa, Florida.
  • Catherine M.

    Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

    Catherine is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for Dr. Frank Sierra. Catherine has been assisting our team for the last 6 years in creating healthy and sparkling smiles. She enjoys helping young children achieve dental happiness. Catherine and her husband live in Tampa with their 1 year old son. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. Catherine also enjoys running and has completed multiple marathons.
  • Michelle S.



    Michelle has had the pleasure of working with our team for 17 years now. She loves working with children and with patient's with special needs. Michelle is the proud mother to 3 amazing children. She is also loves pets and has 6 dogs and 1 cat.
  • Elizabeth S.

    Business Assistant and Dental Assistant

    Elizabeth has been working with the team for 15 years. She is a Business assistant for his office, as well as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. Elizabeth enjoy helping children achieve great oral health. She resides in Tampa with her wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. They enjoy family vacations and spending their days at the beach.
  • Lorie S.

    Dental Assistant

    Lorie has been a pediatric dental assistant in the Tampa Bay area for 27 years. She enjoys working with children and teaching them good oral health care. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her furbabies and especially training her sweet doggie, Maggie Mae a dog sport called "Flyball"!
  • Gabby W.

    Dental Assistant

    Gabby is an expanded functions dental assistant. She enjoys making children laugh and smile at each their dental appointments and making sure they leave happy. She has two dogs named Bella and Mater that she loves unconditionally. In her spare time she likes to fish and be active outdoors with her better half.