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.
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.
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!
Crystal is one of our fabulous assistants who has 18 years of experience caring for patients in the dental field. She specializes in making her patients feel comfortable in “the chair”. During her free time, “lol as if”, she likes to go camping, hiking and visit amusement parks with her husband since the age of 12 and four amazing children. Her favorite quote is, “when you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.” Crystal truly loves changing patient’s lives and seeing them smile for the first time.
Kia is one of our newest hygienists although she has been a hygienist for 17 years. Prior to hygiene, she worked as a dental assistant for another 14 years and is an Air Force veteran! She grew up in Hawaii and loves the beach and any outdoor related sports
Shannell is one of our scheduling coordinators. She is new to the dental field and Midtown Dental. She loves working with people and making them smile. When she is not at work, she loves going to Universal and Reading!
Trinisha is our Hygiene Coordinator. She graduated from Lakeland Senior High School Class of 2003 as a full blood Dreadnaught. She has four beautiful children who she considers as blessings. She has a passion for beautiful, healthy, teeth and making sure all our patients have the same by keeping up with their Hygiene. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family, watching movies and just loving life by staying around positive people.
My name is Ruth and I am a Scheduling Coordinators. I enjoy my position at work. Being able to help patients to relieve their pain is an amazing feeling. I recently graduated with my Medical Assistant Administration degree from Ultimate Medical Academy. On my free time, I enjoy spending time with my son, as well as reading, dancing and eating!
I work in the call center as a scheduling coordinator. I was born in Tampa but was raised right here in Lakeland. I’m currently a student at Southeastern University studying Psychology. Outside of work I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with my family and best friends. As the newest member of the Midtown family, I feel very much at home here and I’m excited to grow with the practice!
Gianna – Midtown Dental
Gianna is our front desk receptionist and one of the newest members of the Midtown family. She was born and raised in Delaware and recently moved to the area. Gianna is new to the dental field but is eager to learn! On her days off, you can find her visiting the beach or cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightnings at Amalie Arena with her boyfriend and their puppy.
Alicia is a proud graduate of Haines City High School and Valencia College. As a dental assistant, you’ll find her all over the office assisting the doctors with all of their various procedures. When she’s not working, she loves shopping, skating, and being at home.
Austin graduated from LGHS (Go Braves!) and the Traviss Career Center as a Certified Dental Assistant as well as an Extended Functions Dental Assistant. He’s currently taking more courses to further his education in sciences. Originally from Lakeland, Austin grew up in a large family with five brothers. He loves spending time with his family, traveling, fishing, and walking his beagles.
Elisa is one of our star Dental Assistants and is Certified in both Florida and New York to perform all of the duties needed to assist the doctors with their various procedures. When she’s not at work, she loves traveling and spending time with her family, including her husband and two sons.
Kelly has been working in the dental industry for over 15 years, and says she enjoys every day of it. With a background that includes attending Dental Assistant school, she’s well versed in a number of different procedures and the steps needed to create an effective, individualized treatment plan for each patient. She has two beautiful grown children who live out of state, and is expecting her first grandson. She enjoys life to the fullest, loves fishing and going to the beach, and spending time with her church family. She says she, “Would love for everyone to forget the past and look forward to what lies ahead.”
Misty came to us already having 5 years of experience in the dental industry and a background in retail management. That made her perfect for a position in PR and marketing for our practice. A graduate of Kathleen High School and Polk State College, she’s a Lakeland girl through and through. She has three children, two attending local high schools and one proudly attending UNF. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her boyfriend and children, going to the gym, reading, and binge watching Netflix.
Renelle is our Scan Tech, which means she’s probably the best person to ask when you’re having trouble with your smartphone. A graduate of Wesley Chapel High School and Pasco-Hernando State College, she’s a huge sports fan and a history buff. She also loves to cook, has a dog named Miley, and volunteers at a Balling for Jesus annual charity event. Basically, she’s probably the coolest person you’ll find within a ten mile radius.