Meet the Team

We recognize that all our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced, talented and carefully hand-picked dental team is committed to working with you and your child to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. 

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you. 

Nikki Rodriguez, Office Manager

Nikki, our lovely Office Manager, has a substantial amount of experience in the dental field and more! Being a mother of three, she is a master at multitasking everyday and is ready for your service -whether it be help with insurance coverage or scheduling questions you may have. No matter what your concerns may be, Nikki is here to help you!

Christine Nocum, Registered Dental Hygienist

Christine, our most energetic team member, takes every child's visit as an oppurtunity for fun. When fearful children come in, she accepts the challenge to turn their frowns upside down. Being a kid at heart, she connects with the children while getting the job done. Working in the pediatric dental field since she was 17 years old has helped her in perfecting her role as a pediatric registered dental hygienist.  

Marisa Schwerdtfeger, Registered Dental Hygienist 

Marisa, our most calm member, knows just how to make your child feel comfortable and assure that everything is going to be okay! Growing up with a mother who is also a hygienist and having obtained her R.D.A before she pursued Dental Hygiene, she is experienced and well-rounded in the field. With her contagious kindness, your child is sure to feel relaxed in the chair.

Taneesha Vasquez, Dental Assistant and Scheduling Coordinator

Taneesha, one of our more fun dental assistants, has diverse background in the dental field. Living most of her life in Florida, she gained most of her dental knowledge and experience there as a dental assistant with expanded functions. With her positive attitude, she is sure to brighten up your childs day. 

Andreia Resende, Dental Assistant

Andreia, our most soft-spoken dental assistant, welcomes each patient calmly to ensure no fear. During procedures she focuses on getting the job done while ensuring the child that everything is going to be just fine!  Having been an experienced dental assistant, she is a great addition to our team!


Bonnie Marte, Registered Dental Assistant/ Ortho Assistant

Bonnie's experienced dental skills in the orthodontic assisting field help patients feel assured knowing they are in good hands. Her special touch and delightful voice combined with Dr. Carla's kind tone, promote a comforting visit for her patients. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family!


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