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.


Tina

Welcome with Smiles! I have been in the dental field since 1991.  I started out as a Dental Insurance Claims Processor then took my knowledge to the front desk.  Later, became an EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.)  I feel knowing the front and back is very helpful and has allowed me to assist the Doctor, Staff and most important our patients in all aspects of their dental concerns and goals. My favorite part of the job is having the ability to help patients with their insurance and getting their claims paid and seeing them leave with beautiful healthy smiles.  And I am truly blessed to be a part of this work family. 

NO drama, just fun!

I was raised in Monroe,Lousisiana.   I moved to Florida in 1988.  I've lived in St. Petersburg for 26 years.  My husband, Kyle and I were married in 1994.  We have two amazing sons: Kyle II and Clayton.  We love the outdoors! Avid boaters and love time with Family and Friends making lasting memories. 

 


Ashley

Welcome to our office. My name is Ashley and I graduated from St. Petersburg College Dental Hygiene Program in 2011.  I have been working with our office since 2016.   My goal for our patients is to provide pain free cleanings, examining patients for signs of oral disease, and educating them on how to improve and maintain good oral health to achieve a beautiful healthy smile. I am currently furthering my education by achieving my Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. I love working with our amazing doctor and our team.  We are like a family here.

Outside of work,  I am a new mom to a beautiful baby girl and have a very spoiled fur baby named Snickers.  I enjoy the outdoors, soaking up the Florida sun, boating, working out and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 


Lorie

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 27 years and I have five kids: two grown girls, one son in college and two sons at home in high school.  Our large family loves all things all things Floridian, especially boating and fishing!


Priscilla

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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.


Stephanie

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Hello and welcome to our office! I’ve worked with Dr. Palaganas for 14 years. I’m a graduate of Pinellas Technical College in St. Petersburg,and have been a Certified Dental Assistant for more than 35 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, and working out. I cherish time with my wonderful husband, Jerry, and beautiful daughters: Sarah and Samantha.


Beverly

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Hi, My name is Beverly and I am one of Dr. Palaganas’s chairside assistants.  I am a graduate of University of Florida, in Gainesville, and have been in this practice since we opened in 1988. After many years in the dental field, I knew I had found my perfect career at Your Smile Studio.

 It makes me happy to stay in touch with our patients, which is why, instead of retiring; I work part-time for Dr. Palaganas.  Making patients happy has always been my top priority.  It is so rewarding to see patients, who, for whatever reason, didn't want to smile before treatment, and now are smiling with confidence.  I take pleasure in chatting with our patients, to make them feel relaxed and comforable when they come to our office.

In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, Terry, my daughters and my grandson.  I enjoy Zumba, and being ourdoors, walking, biking, boating or going to the beach.  I am an active member of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Citizens Academy.

 


 

Heather

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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.

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