Maica was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She obtained her Bachelors in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at St. Petersburg College and has been practicing dental hygiene since 2012. She also has worked as an adjunct instructor in the Dental Hygiene Program at Hillsborough Community College since 2015. Maica prides herself in providing high-quality patient care and patient education while developing a trusting relationship with her patients. She is an active member of the Florida Dental Hygienist’s Association and is currently serving as the secretary for the Executive Board. Outside of the office, she loves to travel and make memories with her husband and son. To further fill her cup, she enjoys volunteering, cooking, reading, and snuggling with her dog Mochi.
Sydney is a true native of Tampa. She is a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist with an advanced certification to administer local anesthesia. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of South Florida. Her goal is to provide a comfortable and positive experience for all her patients and to ensure they leave with a smile. Outside of the office, you can find Sydney rooting for her favorite sports team, Tampa Bay Lightning! She also enjoys spending time with her family, meeting new people, and being outdoors, especially on the water.
Natalie was born in Tampa, grew up in Gainesville, and has lived in the Tampa Bay Area since 2000. She has been a part of our Gentle Dentistry family since 2016. Natalie enjoys the leadership aspect of her role and has been a lead dental assistant since 2011. She loves the artistic nature of dentistry and takes great pride in creating beautiful temporary veneers, crowns, and bridges. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Steven and doing any and all kinds of activities on the water.
Sonya has been in the dental industry since 2011, when she began her career at Gentle Dentistry. She is compassionate and caring. Her experience, talent, and her attention to detail make her such a valuable member of our team. Outside of the office Sonya enjoys spending quality time with her family and 3 children. Some of her favorite hobbies include painting, photography, and anything outdoors.