Meet Our Team

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.


Southern Illinois University
Dental Hygienist, 2012

Brenda Patrick

Dental Hygienist

I have been in the dental field for 17 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 riding my scooter, walking, and spending time at the beach.


Allegany College of Maryland
Registered Dental Hygienist, 2006

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.


St Petersburg Junior College
Registered Dental Hygienist, 1994

Julye Rogers

Front Desk Assistant

I was born and raised in Southern California and Utah. My husband & I moved to Florida in 2015 to be closer to our son and 3 grandchildren. We love traveling, spending time with the kids, and relaxing at the beach.

I have worked in the dental field for over 30 years and it just keeps getting better. I enjoy working with the public and being part of a team that strives to create a positive dental experience.

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.

Michelle Bailey

Dental Assistant

I am a Florida native. I’ve worked in the dental field for 17 years and I love what I do. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, going to the beach, spending time at the park, and playing with my Labrador. I am a BIG sports fan – Go Buccaneers!

Michele Toney

Front Desk Assistant

I have been working in the dental field for 20 years & I truly love my job. The best part of my career is meeting & getting to know all our clients. My goal is to make sure each one receives the best care possible and they have a positive experience in our practice. My husband Steve & I are new Floridians. We moved here from Indianapolis, IN. We are settling into the Tampa lifestyle. Our kids & grandkids are enjoying visiting. We enjoy frequent weekend adventures on our Harley in the beautiful Florida weather.

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