Dr. Lisa M. LaPresti is a pediatric dentist in Wesley Chapel, FL serving infants children, teens and patients with special healthcare needs. The office also serves the surrounding cities of New Tampa, Lutz and Land O' Lakes, FL
Wendy has been an EFDA since 1991, graduating from Pasco Hernando State College. She is also certified by the Tampa Bay Pediatric Dental Association in Pediatrics and Orthodontics. She has worked as a dental assistant in Pediatric, Orthodontic and General Dentistry.
As a child, Tenille always enjoyed going to the dentist which eventually led her down the career path of an EFDA. Tenille graduated from Pasco Hernanado State College where she earned her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certificate in 2004, and has been working in pediatric dentistry ever since. 'I take great pride in helping my patients overcome their fears and to show them that going to the dentist can be a pleasant experience.'
Working with Dr. LaPresti is what Tenille considers to be the best part of her job. 'Dr. LaPresti has a very gentle, nurturing approach with the children, that really helps them to feel comfortable.' Tenille has been Dr. LaPresti 's operative assistant since 2006.
Arianne graduated with honors from the Dental Assisting program at Central Florida Institute in 2002 with an EFDA certification. She has many years of experience in both adult General Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry.
Tiana is a friendly, educated Dental Assistant who loves kids. After graduating from Ultimate Medical Academy in 2015, she spent 2 and half years working in General Dentistry. She joined Sea of Smiles in 2018 for a change in her career path.
Angelica is from Bogota, Colombia and has been living in the United States since 2000. She attended Hillsborough Community College and graduated with honors with her Associate Degree. She also attended and graduated from Pinellas Technical College in 2016 as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Angelica spent two years working in oral surgery and periodontics. She loves working with children and strives to make every patient comfortable while making sure they receive quality service and attention. She joined Sea of Smiles in April 2019. Angelica loves spending time outdoors, traveling and playing tennis. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her lovely husband Sergio and her two wonderful children, Paris and Luciano.
Andrea graduated from Concorde Career College in 2015 with an EFDA certification. She has been working with Dr. LaPresti since September 2016. She enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding and going on the boat in her free time.
Dr. Hector Vila received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1989 and completed a 3-year residency in Anesthesia at the University of South Florida, where he received 12 months of advanced training in Pediatric Anesthesia. At graduation he was the recipient of the Dripps Award for outstanding resident. He was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1994.
Dr. Hector Vila is nationally renowned for his work to improve the quality of care in ambulatory and office based anesthesia. He served as chair of the South Carolina Medical Association Taskforce for Office Surgery Guidelines. He was lead author of the study, A Comparative Outcomes Analysis of Procedures Performed in Physician Offices and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Abstracts of this study received international awards and attracted national media attention. He was quoted in US News and World Report, CNN, Good Morning America, and numerous other media. He is considered an expert in the area of patient safety. Dr. Vila has been voted to the Best Doctors in America list every year since 2005.