Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family 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.



Welcome! I’m a dental assistant as well as a front-office assistant at Your Smile Studio. We’re a well-oiled machine here. Our team is caring, attentive, and professional, and we treat everyone how we’d want to be treated. I met Dr. Palaganas during his residency program in 1994. He’s an excellent dentist and treats patients like part of his family.

When I’m not in the office, I love spending time with my family. My husband Rob and I have a son, Bryce. We also have four dogs! I enjoy camping, fishing, and volunteering for my son’s tee-ball team.



Hello and welcome to our office! I’ve worked with Dr. Palaganas for many years. I’m a graduate of Pinellas Technical College in St. Petersburg,and have been a certified dental assistant for more than 25 years. I love what I do and I love working for Dr. Palaganas. Our office has the most advanced technology, and we offer many options for improving your smile while making sure you’re comfortable. We have a wonderful, experienced team who will help you with anything, from being nervous about a procedure to financing your care.

I love my work and love my life outside of work, too. I enjoy running, rollerblading, and working out. I cherish time with my wonderful husband Jerry, and beautiful daughters, Sarah and Samantha.



I’m one of Dr. Palaganas’ chairside assistants and have worked with him for more than 15 years. After 39 years in the dental field, I knew I had found my perfect home at Your Smile Studio! Pleasing patients is always my top priority. It’s rewarding to see people who, for whatever reason, didn’t want to show their teeth before treatment but are now smiling with confidence. I enjoy talking with our patients, to make them feel comfortable and at home when they come to our office.

When I’m at my own home, I spend a lot of time with my husband Terry, and our daughter Jill. I enjoy working out, being outside, and biking, boating, and taking walks.


Hello, it’s nice to meet you! I’m a registered dental hygienist here at Your Smile Studio. I work hard to provide gentle, thorough dental cleanings. I focus on each patient’s needs and concerns, and educate everyone about their dental health. At each visit, I listen closely to what my patients tell me about their overall health and recent changes in their lives. I enjoy building friendships and treat my patients with respect and compassion. As a dental professional, I’m always looking for the best results for my patients. One of the greatest rewards is seeing healthy improvements in their mouths and smiles!

At home, I love spending time cooking and laughing with my family.



Hello! I’m one of Dr. Palaganas’s registered dental hygienists. My mission is to help people smile through regular, painless dental cleanings. I love teaching people about their mouth and how to keep their teeth, gums, and smile healthy and clean. Since starting my dental career in the 1970s, dentistry has been my passion. Every day I learn something new to help me care for my patients’ health and well-being.

When I’m not working, I enjoy art, travel, walking my 112-lb. chocolate lab, and caring for my grandson and granddaughter.


I’ve been a member of Your Smile Studio since 1997. As one of our dental hygienists, I have the pleasure of making smiles beautiful. I’m passionate about helping our patients develop a healthy mouth, and then keeping it healthy through correct home oral hygiene care. The best part of my job is the people I work with—we’re like family and we have a lot of fun!

I’m a Pinellas county native. I’ve been married 24 years and I have five kids: two girls in college (Go Bulls) and three boys at home in high school and middle school. Our large family loves all things Floridian, especially boating and fishing!