Meet the Team
Allison (Ally), Dental Hygienist
With six years of dental experience, Ally is new to our team, but with her welcoming, gentle care, knowledge, and expertise, she has already become a favorite amongst our patients. Ally is dedicated to education and studied at Indian River State College and the University of South Florida. She obtained her dental hygiene degree at Santa Fe College. She continues to seek out education to provide patients advanced care including expanded functions like periodontics, pediatric care, and CPR certification. She also has experience working with the families at Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs (ACORN) providing dental care for at-risk families.
Outside of the office, Ally is happily married. Her husband is a PhD candidate doing research in neuroscience. She spent a year in Cambridge, England with him while he studied at the University of Cambridge. At home, Ally and her husband have one dog, and she enjoys skiing, scuba diving, dancing, hiking, camping, and wakeboarding.
Patricia, Registered Dental Hygienist
Since 2009, Patricia has offered patients dedicated care for all of their oral health care needs. She is dedicated to helping patients learn and grow by establishing lasting relationships built upon trust and respect. Patricia studied dental hygiene at Southern New Hampshire University in Mississippi.
At home, Patricia is married with two beautiful daughter. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and watching movies. Having spent nearly a decade in the military, Patricia has travelled the world, and still enjoys the opportunity to see new places.
Hugo, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hugo comes to Lansdowne Family Dental with more than 11 years of experience in the dental profession. He actually graduated high school thinking he wanted to study mechanical engineering because he likes cars. However, after having the opportunity to work in the dental field, he discovered that he loved dentistry.
Originally from Lima, Peru, Hugo attended T.C. Williams High School and Northern Virginia Community College. A newlywed, Hugo enjoys working out at the gym, playing football and studying nutritional science.
Miriam, Dental Assistant
With a decade of dentistry experience under her belt, Miriam joined our team in 2015. She loves getting to know her patients, and helping them achieve their oral health goals. Miriam attended the Allied health Career Training (ACT) College, and holds certifications in dental assisting, radiography, and CPR.
Happily married with two wonderful children, Miriam enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Nita, Front Desk Specialist
Patients love visiting us, and one reason for that is Nita. She has worked in the dental field since 2013 and joined our practice in 2015. Her kindness and compassion have already made her a patient favorite. She’s always ready with a smile for our patients, and makes even the most anxious patients feel right at home. Nita is a native of Manassas, VA and a graduate of Northern Virginia Community College.
Outside the office, Nita has family around the world, and enjoys traveling and exploring different places and cultures while spending time with family and friends. A true adventurer, Nita never shies away from a new experience.