Penny, our amazing Dental Hygienist is here to help our patients maintain great, healthy smiles with the most comfortable and latest cutting edge techniques in gum and teeth care. Having had a long standing passion for Dentistry, she trained at Sante Fe in Gainesville and graduated in 2005 from their prestigious dental hygiene program. Penny says the most rewarding part of the profession is how she can make such an impact on keeping her patients healthy by her gentle touch, compassion and her amazing skill. Educating patients in the Mouth-Body connection is her highest priority. She continually learns new ideas and treatments from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental studies about Evolutionary hygiene systems and how biofilm in the mouth (microbacteria and infections) affects one’s systemic health and is proficient in the latest use of microsonics, airflow polishers, piezo, oral DNA, and other technology. She prides herself to give her patients the best and loves being part of a knowledgeable team in creating beautiful, healthy smiles. In addition to LVI, Penny keeps up with continuing education for cosmetic, laser, restorative, and physiological dentistry, Hygiene updates, Practice Management courses and the Florida Dental Association. She is working on her Anesthetic certification, which will be a great addition for our patients comfort.
Having grown up in Ocala since age 7, she loves spending time with her beautiful family, 2 kids and 2 stepdaughters, outdoor life, and staying fit and healthy at the Gym!
Julia, one of our friendly Dental Assistants, joined the Chandra Smile Team in 2012. She adds a wealth of knowledge in General Dentistry with her usage of advanced technology. Her passion for dentistry started in 2003 as a Certified Dental Assistant. She is very skilled in the latest and is our expert in CADCAM same day crowns (Plan Scan), Six Month Smiles Orthodontics and TMJ technology. Julia loves helping our patients achieve their goals in health and function contributing her skill, knowledge and friendly nature. Offering the best services, Julia and our Dental Team will completely exceed your expectations about coming to the Dentist. She proudly keeps up with continuing education for cosmetic, orthodontics, and TMJ physiological dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute, Fotona Laser Dentistry, Dental Sleep Academy, and the Florida Dental Association. She loves spending time with her family, her 2 young daughters, the outdoors and volunteering in school.
Cynthia worked for Dr. Tina Chandra for over 3 years as her chairside Dental Assistant. She took a break and came back after a coupe of years. Taking time off to raise her baby in South Florida. She is happily back to help, educate and to offer the best services to our patients. She loves helping our patients be comfortable and transforming their smiles. Cynthia says there is no bigger reward than to see someone happy, smiling and pain free. She has been a Dental Assistant since 2010, and keeps up with continuing education for cosmetic, restorative, laser and physiologic dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute, Dental Sleep Academy, Fotona Laser Dentistry, Implant Seminars and the Florida Dental Association. She loves spending time with her husband and daughter, her extended family, the outdoors and teaching her daughter Spanish.
Samantha, our dynamic friendly greeter and receptionist will definitely put a smile on your face! Growing up as a patient of Dr. Chandra’s, inspired by Dentistry, Samantha decided to follow her passion and study Dental Assisting at Central Florida College and a local Assisting program. After she pursued more ambitions in cosmetology, she decided to stay with Chandra Smile Designs. Sam loves being part of such a great team, and helping coordinate our patients’ appointments and financial options. She continually keeps abreast of the latest in practice management, cosmetics, TMD and Dental Sleep Medicine attending Las Vegas Institute and Flordia Dental Association. Samantha loves spending time with her husband and family, attending UF Gator games, the outdoors and great food!
Renee worked for Dr. Tina Chandra for over 12 years as her chairside Dental Assistant. They were an amazing Team! She took a break and challenged herself with other opportunities. However, she and Dr. Chandra had a long history of trust and respect of each other and she couldn’t stay away. Renee returned in 2016 as Dr. Chandra’s Office Administrator. She helps keep the practice running smoothly so the patients can have the best experience by Dr. Chandra and her clinical team. In the early days, Renee personally helped create beautiful, healthy smiles and has always wanted the very best for our patients. She continues to be a friendly face to greet you and make the visits a happier one. Renee never stops learning and keeps up with continuing education for cosmetic, restorative and physiological dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute, Dental Sleep Academy, Nierman Practice Management and the Florida Dental Association. She loves spending time with her beautiful granddaughter, her sisters who are her best friends, gardening and taking long drives in her Jeep.