Wanda is our Office Manager. She has been working in the dental industry for over 17 years. Wanda enjoys being part of the Midtown Dental team and she enjoys providing information and helping patients understand their dental needs. When she is not at work, you might find her in the bleachers cheering on her son’s traveling baseball team, The Tampa Bats, or cheering for her daughter who is a cheerleader for Lennard High School. Wanda also enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Tito.
Mel is an “original” at Midtown Dental. She has worked with Dr. Nerestant since he began here, 14 years ago. Mel got her Allied Health/Dental Hygiene degree in Michigan. She then continued her education at Florida Southern College, and then got her anesthesia certification at South Florida College. Mel was a Florida State hygiene board examiner for 11 years. Mel loves her family, friends, dogs, great wine and travel.
Betzi is a dental assistant and implant coordinator. She has over 20 years experience in the dental field. Betzi loves interacting with the patients, getting to know them and she feels like part of the family at Midtown Dental. She looks forward to taking cruises to the Caribbean and is the proud mom of three children.
Patricia is our Patient Care Coordinator who earned certification in medical insurance billing and coding at Everest University. She is glad to be part of a team that trusts her to do her best. She loves to spend time with her family, although wishes she could spend more time with them. She also enjoys staying active in her garden and walking.
Wendy is our treatment coordinator and comes to us with over 36 years experience. With her passion for dentistry, she helps patient’s smiles come to life. When she is not caring for patients at Midtown Dental, she loves riding her Harley and her horse Peppy, spending time at the beach with family and is a faithful Florida Gator fan!
Kim is one of our Hygienists. She was born and raised up north in Ohio. She moved to Lakeland 14 years ago and has made this beautiful city her home. Kim moved here after she graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors of Art, majoring in Communication. Kim says that she is still a bleeding blue Wildcat Fan – so for all the Kentucky Fans – WE ROCK! Kim decided to pursue her passion in Dentistry and graduated in 2006 with her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been working full time since the day she stepped foot in at Midtown Dental. 9 years later she still loves helping make a positive impact on her patient’s oral and systemic health. Outside of work Kim is a busy bee. She enjoys playing piano, is a mother of ‘5’ animals, 4 dogs and 1 cat, and they all get along – now that’s amazing! Kim enjoys spending time with friends and family and feels that her life is full and blessed. Keeping her chin up and having a healthy attitude about life and the people she meets is what she strives to live by every day.
Ashley is our Hygiene Coordinator. She is a graduate of the Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway, New Jersey. She also attended the Institute for Health Education for Dental Assisting. Ashley relocated to Lakeland in May, 2015. She has a wonderful 5 year old son named Patrick. She states, “He is the apple of my life, and that every day is a blessing!” Patrick and Ashley enjoy watching cartoons and children’s movies. She is fortunate to have a variety of loving friends that support me through life’s journey. Her career in the dental field began in 2010. However, her passion for dental health and hygiene began long before that.
Ingdra “Brenda” Z.
Ingdra is one of our Scheduling Coordinators. She is currently a senior at the University of South Florida as a Biological Health Science major, studying to hopefully become a Physical Therapist one day. In her free time she likes to stuff her face with junk food and watch reruns of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. When she is not doing that, she likes to go to the gym and be actively involved in her sorority Alpha Kappa Delta Phi.
Crystal is our Financial Coordinator. She is a graduate of Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. Her career in the dental field began in 1984. Crystal has been with Midtown Dental since 2006. You will usually find Crystal processing insurance and following up on patient’s accounts. Outside of the office Crystal enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Tom is new to the dental field. He brings with him over 12 yrs management experience in hospitality. As an Office Manager, Tom brings with him a passion to provide unsurpassed customer service, dedication in providing the tools and support to see the staff succeed and commitment to growing the Practice. Tom is excited to work with the dedicated group of professionals at Midtown Dental.
Brenda has been in dentistry for 18 yrs and loves it with a passion. She loves to see the look on our patients face after they have had a smile makeover. Brenda loves meeting and interacting with people on a daily basis. When Brenda is not at the office she enjoys spending time with her family and absolutely loves to go shopping!