Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


Dental Assistant

Kathy has been a dental assistant for over 30 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!


Dental Assistant

Teress is a Pinellas County local who attended college in Tallahassee, Florida at Florida A&M University. She received her expanded functions certificate in Dental Assisting from Academy of Dental Assisting in St. Petersburg, Florida.  During her free time she enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters and family. 


Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Jean has been a Expanded Function Dental Assistant since 1995, when she graduated from The Academy For Dental Assistants. She has utilitized her skills exclusively in Pinellas County for over 22 years. Jean and her husband raised their son here locally in Largo, Florida where they plan to retire. They like to travel, garden, cook, go boating, and fishing. Jean’s work ethic is to always treat the patient like she would treat her own mom or dad, with respect & care.


Dental Assistant



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. 

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.




Office Administrator

Lindsay was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, where she studied massage therapy and business while working as a professional photographer. 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, their son, and their black lab.


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.

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