Get to Know Us
We are a group of passionate, skilled, and empathic dental professionals who care about what’s important to you - a healthy smile. Not all dental care is created equal, so our team promises to answer all your questions and help you fully understand your treatment options. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. We strive to develop long-term relationships with all of our patients and confident we will gain your trust to handle all of your dental needs.
By combining the best new dental technology and a warm friendly staff, our patients experience a visit where we focus on you. Every time.
MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Tristan Hensley
Dr. Tristan Hensley was born in raised in Melbourne, FL and is a second generation, native Floridian. He went on to attend the University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and also received a minor in Bassoon Music Performance. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Hensley became a double Gator and graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine.
Dr. Hensley enjoys teaching dentistry and is a part time clinical faculty member at the Lake Erie College Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine. He remains active in the Seattle Dental Study Club, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Karen is a rare Florida native, born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She has been in the dental field for 30 years and has a great passion for dentistry. She is dedicated to helping patients with every step of their dental needs including explaining dental treatment, scheduling appointments, processing dental claims, and also helping with financial options for treatment. Because of her passion and extensive knowledge of dentistry, she is able to help patients feel comfortable with their decisions regarding dental treatment, and she is always happy to answer any questions.
Karen is happily married for 18 years. She has a son, stepson, and stepdaughter. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys Florida’s beautiful beaches, traveling, and exercising.
Deborah “Deb” Malec
Deborah is a native Floridian, and has lived in the Pasco County area her entire life. She graduated with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Pasco Hernando State College and she has over 30 years of experience in the dental field. She started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant prior to returning to school to become a Dental Hygienist.
She is dedicated to her patients and her profession and enjoys taking continuing education courses to make sure that she is providing the best care possible to all of her patients. She is very blessed and grateful to be working with such amazing patients.
She is married with 2 awesome sons, one wonderful daughter-in-law and a very special grandson. Deb enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling. She is also best known for her love of napping.
Denise has been in the dental field for over 37 years. She has been working in this office with this incredible team for almost 21 years! She has developed strong relationships with her patients and her goal with each patient is to make them feel at ease by building trust and confidence in the care that she is providing. She strives each day to make sure each patient feels 100% informed and comfortable.
In her spare time she enjoys movies, reading, and especially staying in shape with CrossFit training. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Michelle has been in the dental field for over eight years. She is very passionate about dentistry. She takes the time to get to know her patients and make them feel comfortable. Her goal is to have each and every patient walk out smiling!
Michelle was born and raised in Pasco County, Florida. Michelle grew up playing competitive softball and had a full ride scholarship to Hillsborough State College and her first homerun in college was a grand slam! Michelle has been married to her husband for over 13 years, they have a wonderful son named Wesley as well as two cats. When not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, quilting, crafting with her Cruicut, hiking, and traveling to the mountains. But her favorite thing to do is to hang out on the boat fishing with her husband and son.
PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Judi joined our team with over 20 years’ experience in business administration and customer service. She has worked in the dental field for six years and is dedicated to helping patients with every step of their dental visit. Judi’s favorite thing about working in this industry is the interaction with patients and ensuring their dental needs not only meets, but exceeds their expectations. Outside of work, Judi is baking customized small cakes for the special occasions in ordinary life!
Kelly has been in the dental field as an EFDA (Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions) for 10 years. Her top priority is making sure patients feel comfortable and assisting the doctor. She loves not only getting to know her patients but making sure they walk out with a smile. Kelly and her husband, Ricky, have two boys and a dog. She is Puerto Rican and speaks fluent Spanish. Outside of the dental field, she enjoys spending time with her family, going on food ventures, and traveling.