Meet Our Dedicated Team

Amy Vespa D.D.S. • General Dentist

Dr. Amy Vespa graduated from The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2008. She joined Gentle Dental of the Ozarks in Branson, MO as the third generation of dentist in her family, following in the footsteps of her uncle and grandfather. Dr Amy has acquired many hours of continuing education in areas including cosmetics, soft tissue laser, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry.

She is a member of the ADA, FDA, and West Coast District Dental association, MDA, KDA, Academy of General Dentistry and American Association of Women Dentists. She also enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community and has been part of the Kansas City Oral Health Day, Give Kids a smile and [will attend or has attended] Dental Outreach Mission trip to Honduras.

She is married to Donald Vespa. Together they enjoy boating, fishing, cycling, jogging and spending time with their families and their Sheltie puppy, Mickey.

“Our mission at Pinellas Family Dental is to provide the highest quality care to our patients in a comfortable family friendly atmosphere creating beautiful healthy smiles.”

Donald Vespa D.D.S. • General Dentist
Dr. Donald Vespa Selected to Author New Book on Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Don Vespa earned his DDS degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1984 and spent the next 30 years practicing in Missouri. He and his wife, Dr. Amy Vespa, recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of living in Florida when they moved to Florida from Branson, Missouri. Their Gentle Dental Center in West Branson was known for its comprehensive approach to optimal oral health and use of the latest technology.

In keeping with the goal of providing the best oral health care, Dr. Don Vespa has dedicated his career to developing his diagnostic and therapeutic skills in all aspects of dentistry, including clear orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, and the doctor-patient relationship.

He has been an Invisalign preferred provider for 14 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, University of Missouri Alumni Association, Florida Dental Association, American Straight Wire Orthodontic Association, American Orthodontic Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Midwest Sedation Dentistry.

Drs. Don and Amy Vespa have a son and daughter in college and a Sheltie puppy. Dr. Don Vespa enjoys boating, scuba diving, golf, running and relaxing on the beach. He is delighted to now call Florida his home.

Fanny Rovira D.D.S. • General Dentist

Dr. Fanny Rovira graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has been practicing in Florida for the past 22 years. She is originally from Puerto Rico and speak fluent Spanish.

“I love sports, the outdoors, bicycling and playing with my dogs. I know our patients deserve the best treatment and we strive to create an environment of trust and care.”

Dennis Logue D.D.S. • General Dentist

Dennis Logue earned his dental degree from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1975 and was in private practice in the Pittsburgh area prior to moving to Florida in 1994. He is a member of American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association.

Anita Flammia R.D.H.

Anita Flammia has over 30 years of experience as a dental hygienist and is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, Florida Dental Hygienist Association, and the Pinellas County Dental Hygienist Association.

“I was born and raised in the small town of Vernon in Northwest Florida, and received my degree in Dental Hygiene at Pensacola Junior College. I also attended Troy State University for 2 years. I share my home in Dunedin with my husband Pat, our Corgi dog and 3 cats. I enjoy walking, bike riding, taking yoga classes, reading, socializing with friends, baking, and visiting my family. I strive to remain abreast of the current science behind periodontal treatments and to be gentle as well as thorough.”

Merlina Office Administrator

Merlina was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii where she started her dental career working for her father in law's private practice in 1983. She holds nearly 34 years of experience in the dental & medical industry. She relocated to Missouri in 1994 where she met Dr. Donald Vespa and worked at his private practice. She has lived in Florida since 2011 and in 2014 reunited with Dr. Donald Vespa and joined Pinellas Family Dental.

Customer service is very important to Merlina and she strives to impact people's lives daily to make a positive difference.

During her spare time Merlina enjoys staying fit and healthy and works out at the gym often, going to the beach, thrift store shopping, and spending time with her husband.

Lindsay Stanton Financial Coordinator

Lindsay was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, where she studied massage therapy and worked as a professional photographer for over 8 years. She made the big move in 2011 and now calls Florida her home.

In 2013, she chose to take her knowledge of customer service and apply it to the amazing field of dentistry. Lindsay's passion for helping others feel better about their smile and down to earth way of explaining dentistry help to take the worry out of dentistry.

In her free time she loves to explore all the secret charm that Florida has to offer with her husband, Joe, and their son.

Heidi Hygienist

Heidi was born and raised in Largo, Florida. She graduated from Osceola High School in 1995 and continued with her education at St. Petersburg College, where she graduated in 2009 with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been working in our dental office for four years.

Heidi enjoys the opportunity to help make a difference in each patient’s oral health through oral hygiene education and encouragement. She loves spending time with her husband and two children. She is active in Cub Scouts and Brownies, and in her spare time, she likes to camp, ride bikes, and go to the beach.

Kathy Dental Assistant

Kathy has been a dental assistant for 28 years. She has a college degree and an expanded duties certificate. She enjoys helping patients understand in layman terms any concerns they have about their treatment. Her favorite dental procedure is crown and bridge. She is a fan of the Tampa Bay Rays and loves spending time with her chocolate lab.

Alyssa Foti Dental Assistant

Alyssa has lived most of her life in Florida. She attended Ultimate Medical Academy and completed a program in Expanded Functions Dental Assisting and fell in love with the fact that she can help people feel better about their smile. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys, photography, making scrapbooks, and playing with her two cats.

Individualized Care Focused on You

We are committed to providing our neighbors in Largo, Clearwater, Belleair, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Redington Beach and Seminole with the very best comprehensive family and cosmetic dentistry. We pledge excellence in all we do and promise to make you feel right at home.

Visiting this dental practice may be unlike any other experience you have had before. Our entire care team is gentle, compassionate, and focused on not only quality but also your personal experience. With the goal of helping all patients improve their oral health, function and appearance, we are thorough and will take the time to get to know you and your full oral health circumstance. While we do this, we will be attentive to your concerns and desires. We encourage our patients to talk to us and ask questions.

Comprehensive Services Because You Deserve the Best

In addition to general preventive and restorative procedures, we also perform root canals, tooth extractions, orthodontics including Invisalign, periodontal therapy, and cosmetic procedures such as whitening and porcelain veneers. We are up to date on the latest procedures and use the highest quality materials. Dr. Amy Vespa enjoys working with children and teens of all ages. Because we provide a very large range of dental services in-house, we rarely need to refer a patient to a specialist at another location. You’ll be able to stay in your comfort zone with the team that knows you and cares about you.

Ask us about our warranty

Drs. Amy and Don Vespa want you to be satisfied with your restorations. If you are dissatisfied with the results of your crown, bridge or filling within the first year, we will resolve the problem free of charge.

We love what we do, and with many years of experience in advanced dentistry, we can take care of your needs and help you achieve all of your oral health objectives for years to come, whether you need a simple checkup and cleaning, a filling, crown, teeth whitening or more extensive treatment—even a complete smile makeover.

We invite you to give us a call!