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Becky has been in dentistry since 1997, and has been with Alafaya Family Dentistry since 1995. She has been married to her husband, Ernie, for over 25 years. Together they have two beautiful, grown sons – Sean and Corey. In her spare time she loves to garden and enjoys crafting.
Char has been in dentistry since 1986 and joined the Alafaya Family Dentistry team in March of 2009. She is a skilled Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and a motivated team player that is always willing to help other team members when needed. She moved to Florida from Connecticut in 1995, and has lived in Oviedo since 2000. Char and her husband Cory have been together since 1999, and enjoy showing their 1971 Chevy Chevelle convertible at local “Cruises” and spending time with friends and family.
Lori has been a dental assistant since 1978, and has been a member of the Alafaya Family Dentistry team since 1990. She was born in Reno, Nevada and grew up in northern California. In her spare time she works as a Jazzercise instructor.
Cheryl has been a certified dental assistant since 1998, and has been a member of Alafaya Family Dentistry’s team since April 2017. She originally moved here from New Jersey, and has been in Florida since 2014. She likes to keep busy – bartending on the weekends and works with private catering companies. On her spare time, she likes to chill at the beach, go to sports games, and go out dancing. She has a nephew that is the world to her and enjoys spending as much time as possible with him and her family. She has no children, but is a mother to two cats – Izzy and Jack.
Nelly is originally from Prague, Czech Republic, where she studied at a College of Dental Technology to become a dental technician, and later added dental assisting to her repertoire. She married her husband in Canada, and their kids were born in Kingston, Ontario. Since her graduation, Nelly took many continuing education courses in Canada and the United States from well known dentists such as Peter Dawson. Nelly and her husband moved to Oviedo 6 years ago and they all absolutely love it! Her daughter Alex and son Lucas are both attending Hagerty High School. Nelly is one of our newest team members. She has been a patient of Alafaya Family Dentistry for the last 6 years because she believes that the highest quality of dentistry and patient care is provided here. She loves spending time with her family and cheering her kids on in multiple sports. Her other hobbies are travel, home improvements, and driving her kids crazy!
Sunny graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Orlando Technical Center in 1995. Prior to that she attended Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C. Since then she has worked for several dentists, but primarily for her father, Dr. Pellarin, who is now retired from his practice in Winter Park. She has happily relocated to our practice in 2018, where she feels “at home” again….and is closer to home in Oviedo! She is a native Floridian and a life-long resident of Oviedo. Her first priority is always the patient…as it should be. She has a strong work ethic, and has completed many hours of continuing education in the dental field. She has a wonderful daughter, Gracie, who is 12 and keeps her very busy. She enjoys watching Gracie play softball, going to the beach, boating, scuba diving, and socializing with friends and family.
Debbie has been a hygienist at Alafaya Family Dentistry for over 20 years. She enjoys getting to know her patients and teaching them how to keep their mouths healthy. She has been happily married to her husband David for over 30 years. They have two grown children, a daughter and son. Their daughter Jillian, and son in law Ryan, live in Chuluota with their two daughters -Ava and Mia. They are Debbies pride and joy! Their son Jamison lives in Sanford. He and his long time girlfriend Jamie have two fur babies…Cali and Ophelia. They too are Debbies pride and joy! In Debbies spare time she enjoys biking, yoga, crafting and cooking.
Vanessa joined Alafaya Family Dentistry in 2015, but her hygiene career began long before. She knew as soon as 10th grade that she was passionate about dentistry, and in 1991 she graduated Valencia. Vanessa’s first priority is to make sure her patients feel comfortable in her care, which she does through careful listening and understanding of dental concerns. Vanessa loves being outdoors – walking, jogging, and working out. She and her husband have a son, and through their love of football she has grown to be a fanatic too!
Jessica grew up in the Oviedo Community and attended Oviedo High School. She has a biology degree from University of Central Florida and received her dental hygiene degree from Sanford Brown College in Jacksonville in 2016. She has her anesthesia license from The University of Florida and has taken numerous courses on patient care and communication. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her dog Baxter (the office therapy dog), running, and spending time with her family.
Laurie has been in dentistry for over 30 years. She moved to Florida from New York and has resided in Central Florida for the last 30 years. She has been part of the Alafaya Family Dentistry Team since 2010. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include music and classic car shows. She owns a 1966 convertible Chevelle and a 1991 Firebird, and enjoys taking her cars to car shows on the weekends.
Doreen has been in dentistry since 1989 with past experience in assisting, front desk duties, and office management. Born and raised in Connecticut, she moved to Oviedo, Florida in 1993 with her husband and two children. Her children are now grown and married and have given her four grandchildren. Doreen loves to spend time with her family, garden, read novels, and travel. “Time with my family is the most important thing to me. We call it family bonding!”
Yariely, or “Jotti” as she’s known in the office, is one of the newest members to join our Alafaya Family Dentistry team in 2018. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she attended Pennsylvania State University (Go Nittany Lions!) earning her bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice. She has a daughter named Aiyana, and in 2013 they moved to Sanford, FL. Yariely loves to spend her time with family, dancing, and creating DIY decorations.
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