"When in doubt, exit out." -Heather
Heather graduated from Erwin Technical College in 1995. With over 20 years of clinical and administrative dental experience, she's the one for all your Business needs. She is always willing to help patients understand their insurance coverage with a smile on her face. Heather also manages all aspects of the daily operation for the front end of the practice. Native to Polk County in her free time she enjoys traveling, especially to New Orleans. She likes spending time with friends and is a big supporter of animal rescues. Monkey, Callie and Cinco are her fur babies.
RACHEL L., EFDA
"I'm the reason for early Friday's, I need my 2pm nap :)" - Rachel
Rachel graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions from Traviss Technical College in 2007. She also has been further trained as an IAO Orthodontic Certified Dental Assistant. Rachel oversees the clinical side of operations and is Dr. Acosta's right hand gal. With her whimsical and light hearted attitude she keeps things flowing in the back. Rachel gives support to the clinical team, handles OSHA training and keeps the clinical side compliant. Originally from Orlando, she enjoys hanging with her friends, kayak fishing and outdoor activities.
Stephanie "Stacey" , CRDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
"Lying through your teeth is not considered flossing" - Stephanie
Stephanie is a dental hygenist that is certified to give local anesthetic. She was a pediatic dental assistant for several years prior to her latest venture into dental hygiene. She is very passionate about helping patients attain a state of dental health, and you can see that from the moment you meet her.
Certified Registered Dental Hygienist
"Not flossing is like not wiping, you leave everything in the middle" -Lindsey
Lindsey is our full time certified dental hygienist. She graduated from Valencia Community College with her Associates in Arts in 2010. She then completed her Dental Hygiene degree in 2012 at South Florida State College with the highest GPA in her class. Educating her patients on the importance of great oral hygiene is her passion. She is friendly yet sassy and loves to have a good laugh while cleaning your teeth. Without a doubt, Lindsey has an ability to transfer her passion for maintaining good oral hygiene to her patients and leave them feeling more confident in their smile.
Lindsey is a mom of two little ones and a wife. She enjoys meeting new people, running their business with her husband and staying on the go with her babies going to the beach and theme parks
"Wearing braces makes happy faces" - Casey
Casey graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions from Traviss Technical College in 2016. She also has been further trained as an IAO Orthodontic Dental Assistant.She found her niche in Ortho. Patients love her fun spirit and knack for making them comfortable during their treatment.
Casey is an active mom of two girls. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach with her boyfriend and spending time with the babies.
"Escuchame en la estacion La Raza, en los segmentos de salud dental".
Taiana, is our bi-lingual patient liaison. She assists our Spanish speaking patients in the understanding of their recommended treatment. Originally from Colombia, she holds a degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu with 8 years of experience before becoming a full time mom. She is now working towards her EFDA because she enjoys learning about Prosthodontics. The Lab has become her happy place.
Taiana, loves spending time with her family, painting, writing, dancing, trying out new recipes, riding horses and traveling as often as possible.
Certified Dental Assistant
"Smile while you have teeth." - Kassandra
Kassandra is our bilingual certified dental assistant. She recently graduated from Travis Technical College in 2018. Kassandra loved going to the dentist as a child and now enjoys being part of our team. Kassandra enjoys helping patients change their perception of dentistry so they can leave with a smile on their face. She also likes watching and playing sports and being surrounded with family and friends.
Certified Dental Assistant
“I enjoy being chairside and helping patients accomplish their #teethgoals!"
Megan is a certified dental assistant graduating from Travis Technical College in 2018. She is becoming proficient in Cerec/CAD CAM while assisting Dr. Acosta in same day cerec crowns. This social butterfly loves spending her time going out on the boat or to the beach with friends!
Bi-lingual patient coordinator
"Hablamos Espanol para servir mejor a la comunidad Hispana!
Lisa graduated from Moore-Mickens Education Center in 2004 where she received her certification as Certified Nursing Assistant. Being our bilingual patient coordinator she helps to keep the lines of communication open for our Spanish speaking patients. Lisa helps in the daily tasks of confirming insurance, checking in/out and assisting patients with any questions they may have. She's the mother of 2 and very much enjoys spending time with her family.