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. 
  • Bethany K.

    Scheduling Coordinator

    I started my career in the restaurant industry and discovered that I enjoyed working with kids, and pursued a career in the Pediatric Dentistry field! I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. I love spending time with my family, friends, and puppy "Lulu". I enjoy working out and being out on the water. 

  • Jessica S.

    Dental Assistant

    I have a passion for working with kids, educating them how to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. I have lived in Florida my entire life. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my puppy, Cinnamon and my significant other. My favorite hobbies are shopping and spending time at the beach. 

  • Jasmine B.

    Dental Assistant

    I am a Dental Assistant, born and raised right here in Clearwater, FL! When I’m not working, I enjoy playing with my daughter. I take pride in my work and when kids leave the office with a smile, it lets me know I did a wonderful job. My favorite quote is “A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” –Tom Wilson
  • Justine N.

    Lead Dental Assistant

    I have been a Pediatric Dental Assistant for 5 years, and I could not imagine doing anything else. I enjoy working with children to ensure they have a memorable experience. I live in Tampa and look forward to spending time with my young son and family on the beach while listening to country music!
  • Lauren W.

    Dental Assistant

    I was born in Ohio and moved to Florida to start my career in dentistry - my passion! As a dental assistant, getting kids excited about oral health is a huge priority. In my free time, you can find me at a dog park with my puppies or at Disney World! 

  • Adria P.

    Sterilization Technician

     I am the sterilization tech for Kids Smiles Tampa offices.   I currently live in Tampa with my spoiled American Bulldog Namai.  I am a Grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter and have another granddaughter on the way! In my spare time i enjoy fishing, hunting and spending time with friends and family.  I look forward to many years of success with Kids Smiles.
     
  • Agata K.

    Dental Assistant

  • Alondra H.

    Scheduling Coordinator

    Alondra is one of our great Scheduling Coordinators Representatives. She enjoys helping patients and assisting others on a daily basis. Alondra is a mother of a handsome boy and a beautiful little girl! Family is everything to her. 
  • Desiree G.

    Patient Coordinator

    I am a Patient Care Coordinator.  My friendly smile and outgoing personality greets you at our office.  In my spare time, I enjoy baking cakes and traveling with my husband and three children. I  love my three dachshund fur babies Milo, Dino and Coco. I am a Tampa native with an extensive dental background of 23 years.  I have worked with Dr. Sierra as a dental assistant and surgical assistant for 7 years.
  • Janelle R.

    Dental Assistant

  • Jessica R.

    Dental Assistant

    I am currently externing at Kids Smiles Tampa.  I will be looking forward to completing my Expanded Functions Dental Assistant soon.  I enjoy helping children maintain good dental hygiene habits  I currently live in Tampa with my handsome dog Tuxedo. I enjoy traveling with my family and curling up with a good book.  
  • Karina M.

    Dental Assistant

  • Kiara P.

    Dental Assistant

    I am currently finishing school to graduate with my Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.  I love to make the dentist a fun place for children.  I live in Clearwater and enjoying having the beach in my backyard.  In my spare time I enjoy traveling with my family and swimming with my friends.
  • Lisy C.

    Dental Assistant

  • Stephanie R.

    Scheduling Coordinator

  • Shellie B.

    PCC Manager

    Shellie is the Kids Smiles Pediatric Dentistry PCC Manager. She began her career 20 years ago as a call center manager and expanded her knowledge to include the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry. Some of the many platforms held include accounting manager, Human Resource and a strong focus on customer service. Shellie was born and raised in Tampa, FL where she graduated from FMU. She enjoys spending her free time on the beautiful beaches of Florida with her family.
  • Tatiana R.

    Scheduling Coordinator

    Tatiana is part of our scheduling team who loves helping others and setting up appointments. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but currently resides in the Tampa Bay area. Tatiana has a beautiful 3 year old son whose name is Adrian and means the world to her. She enjoys food, socializing and spending time with her family. She is currently going to school for Psychology and her dream is to one day become a successful sports psychologist for professional athletes. 
  • Mirlene B.

    Billing Specialist

    Good Day! My name is Mirlene. I have an unbelievable passion for dentistry and have been in the dental field for 18 wonderful years so far! I absolutely love working with my Blue Wave Family! I am able to apply my passion, skills and knowledge to serve our patients = our extended family! Meanwhile, I enjoy the privilege of learning from our providers and my colleagues! When I am not at my paid hobby, I enjoy everything music: listening, singing, dancing, etc. I also enjoy studying and spending time with Mimi, my Yorkie-poodle, along with family and friends!