Meet Our Team

Fun, experienced, kid-friendly and diverse.

We speak 7 languages fluently among us - English, Spanish, French, Russian, Hungarian, Hindi, and Punjabi. Every team member is hand-picked with customer service in mind. Our pediatric team is specifically trained to take care of all children, from the young and healthy to those with special needs and severe anxiety.

Dr. Malik - Pediatric Dentist at SmileWorks Kids Dentistry in Sarasota, FL

Dr. M&M

Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Favorite food: Thai and Indian
Favorite movie: Ocean’s Eleven
Hidden talent: Practicing bikram yoga and playing violin
Favorite Disney character: Maui (from Moana)
Favorite sports team: Miami Hurricanes
Favorite place to travel: Thailand
If I could have any superpower it would be: Flying
I love my job because: I have the opportunity to lead and work alongside an incredibly talented team to help transform childrens' perception of dentistry into something fun and positive at every visit. No better reward than hearing a parent tell us how much their child “loves going to the dentist.”
Describe yourself in one word: Innovative

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Dr. Elena - Pediatric Dentist at SmileWorks Kids Dentistry in Sarasota, FL

Dr. Elena

Hometown: Kazan, Russia
Favorite food: Bagels
Favorite movie: A Beautiful Mind
Hidden talent: Grooming poodles
Favorite Disney character: Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger)
Favorite sports team: Michigan Wolverines
Favorite place to travel: Israel and the UK
If I could have any superpower it would be: X-ray vision :)
I love my job because: of patients like you! Every day is an adventure and it’s never boring!
Describe yourself in one word: Trusting

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Amy - Clinical Dental Assistant at SmileWorks Kids Dentistry in Sarasota, FL

Amy - Certified Dental Assistant

Hometown: Castro Valley, CA
Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite movie: Almost Famous
Hidden talent: So hidden I have not found it yet
Favorite Disney character: Tinkerbell
Favorite sports team: Oakland A's and Houston Astros
Favorite place to travel: San Francisco CA
If I could have any superpower it would be: Healing
I love my job because: I love making going to the dentist fun and a happy experience.
Describe yourself in one word: Caring


Anu - Operations Manager at SmileWorks Kids Dentistry in Sarasota, FL

Anu - Operations Manager

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Favorite food: That is a loaded question - anything rich and flavorful - desserts, Thai food, Indian food, Mexican food…
Favorite movie: The Usual Suspects
Hidden talent: Cooking - in another life, I would be a chef!
Favorite Disney character: The Incredibles Family
Favorite sports team: Houston Rockets, NY Giants
Favorite place to travel: Thailand, New York City
If I could have any superpower it would be: Being in multiple places at one time
I love my job because: I get to help and support others every day and be a part of something greater than myself — a practice that is a prestigious cornerstone of children’s dental health in our community
Describe yourself in one word: Versatile


Bryan - Certified Dental Assistant at SmileWorks Kids Dentistry in Sarasota, FL

Bryan - Certified Dental Assistant

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Favorite food: Spanish food!
Favorite movie: The Goonies
Hidden talent: Touching my tongue to my nose and beat boxing
Favorite Disney character: Hercules
Favorite sports team: Orlando Magic
Favorite place to travel: Central America
If I could have any superpower it would be: Super speed!
I love my job because: I can have fun and make a difference at the same time
Describe yourself in one word: Authentic


Clarrise - Treatment Coordinator at SmileWorks Kids Dentistry in Sarasota, FL

Clarrise - Treatment Coordinator

Hometown: Westland, Michigan
Favorite food: Anything avocado!
Favorite movie: Star Wars
Hidden talent: Writing
Favorite Disney character: Peter Pan
Favorite sports team: Florida State Seminoles
Favorite place to travel: Virginia
If I could have any superpower it would be: The power of healing people
I love my job because: our team is awesome and we all invest our hearts into taking care of pretty awesome kids!
Describe yourself in one word: Thoughtful


Kacey - Certified Dental Assistant at SmileWorks Kids Dentistry in Sarasota, FL

Kacey - Certified Dental Assistant

Hometown: Anniston, Alabama
Favorite food: Italian and Thai
Favorite movie: A tie between The Vow and the Notebook
Hidden talent: I can say the alphabet backwards
Favorite Disney character: Mushu
Favorite sports team: Florida State Seminoles
Favorite place to travel: Cape Cod
If I could have any superpower it would be: Invisibility
I love my job because: I love to make people smile and laugh
Describe yourself in one word: Spirited


Bo - Clinical Dental Assistant at SmileWorks Kids Dentistry in Sarasota, FL

Szilvia - Clinical Dental Assistant

Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
Favorite food: Hungarian goulash soup
Favorite movie: The Ugly Truth
Hidden talent: My hidden talent is so perfectly hidden that I haven’t found it yet
Favorite Disney character: Minnie Mouse
Favorite sports team: Barcelona FC
Favorite place to travel: Barcelona, Spain
If I could have any superpower it would be: Time-travel
I love my job because: I love spending time with kids and taking great care of them
Describe yourself in one word: Entertaining



For more information, call us at 941-953-2111 or email us at info@smileworkskids.com

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