Meet Our Team

Malaikah Love

Malaikah Love

Dental Hygienist

I am an Illinois native who relocated to Tampa to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a Dental Hygienist and also to enjoy the amazing weather (of course). I am a four time Division 1 Track and Field All-American and also had the opportunity to compete for the USA National Bobsled team in the winter of 2016.

After graduating college with my degree in Dental Hygiene I continued to pursue my passion for track and field before setting into the work routine. The highlight of my career was qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympic trials after having little to no preparation due to the winter and spring being devoted to bobsledding. Although I didn’t advance to the Olympic Games, it was an amazing experience and achievement.

Practicing hygiene again is a rewarding experience. I feel blessed to be able to share it with Dr. Schroeder and our amazing team.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, coaching, and being involved in any kind of sporting event or physical activity.

Education

Southern Illinois University
Dental Hygienist, 2012


Brenda Patrick

Brenda Patrick

Dental Hygienist

I have been in the dental field for over 20 years and take pride in the quality of care I provide to my clients. Patient comfort is my top priority and educating them on their oral health is extremely important to me. In my spare time I enjoy boating and going to the gym.

Education

Allegany College of Maryland
Registered Dental Hygienist, 2006


Christy Purdy

Christy Purdy

Dental Hygienist

I am a Florida native and love the sun. The other sunshine in my life is my awesome daughter! My interests include running, reading, going to the beach, watching classic films, gardening, discovering new restaurants, and dancing.

When it comes to caring for your dental needs my approach is to be gentle, thorough, and educating. I treat my clients as a whole person, not just a set of teeth because dental health is important for the whole body health & well-being. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the best smile possible.

Education

St Petersburg Junior College
Registered Dental Hygienist, 1994


Daniela Ercalano

Dental Assistant

I’m originally from Portugal but have lived in Florida for 28 years. I’ve worked as a dental assistant for 17 years. My husband and I have 6 kids which keeps us very busy. We love spending time at the beach and traveling.


Mary Dorta

Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for 19 years. I love spending time with family and friends. I have a Shitzu named Novo. In my spare time I enjoy attending lightening games, paddle boarding, and traveling.


Desiree

Office Manager

I am a third-generation Tampa native. I went into the dental field right out of high school in 1981. I was a dental assistant while attending college to become a dental hygienist. I practiced dental hygiene for 9 years until the birth of my youngest son. I then taught dental assisting at night while being a full time, stay at home mother of three. I later went back into the dental office setting as a front desk administrator/patient care coordinator for four years

I have always loved working in the dental field and am honored to be a part of such a wonderful dental practice

I have been happily married for 30 years and have three grown children

I am a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleader as well as a former Cheerleader for the CBA Tampa Bay Thrillers. I now enjoy cheering on my husband and his senior softball team on the weekends. I also love to cook and bake. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family and our two dachshunds, Milo and Coco

Education 

St Petersburgh Junior College 

A.S. Dental Hygiene 1985


Yesenia Lugo

Front Desk Assistant

I am the warm welcome you receive when you come into our office! I have been working in the dental field for over 5 years. What I enjoy the most is seeing our patients finish each visit with the biggest smile on their face. I was born and raised in Miami, FL and am a mother of two beautiful boys. I enjoy taking my boys to explore new places and experience new adventures.


Connor Philben

Dental Assistant

I have always had a passion for dentistry. I believe the mouth is the gateway to the body so we are on the front lines of healthcare. Mostly I enjoy building relationships with the patients at Bay Cosmetic Dentistry. I am in a long-term relationship with my beautiful girlfriend. We live in Palm Harbor with our cat named Maurice and our Dog named Monte. I enjoy playing basketball, boating, and riding my bicycle.


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