Debbie Martinez, Dental Hygienist
For 34 years, Debbie has been in the dental field…she almost can’t believe it herself! Debbie is a Tampa, FL native and truly enjoys her career. When she began thinking about her career path, Debbie first started out wanting to pursue a career in elementary education. However, she adored going to her dentist and orthodontist and thought it would be a great way to care for others. Plus she “loves smiles”. Debbie focuses on goals to improve and maintain oral health and help Weninger Dentistry’s patients as much as she can!
Debbie loves the staff at Weninger Dentistry and the variety of dental options available to patients. We’re happy she chose the dental path!
Rachel Blanco, Dental Hygienist
Rachel is a Tampa, FL native and has been in the dental field for over 21 years! Rachel adores helping people and wants patients to feel good about their smile and overall oral health. Rachel knows that a great patient is an educated one. It’s important to her to teach patients the best way to keep their teeth and gums clean and live a long & happy life.
Rachel enjoys the husband and wife team at Weninger Dentistry and how the whole team strives for the best dental care for their patients. Rachel is a great asset to this team!
Katye Gomez, Dental Assistant
Katye was born in Tampa, Florida and has wanted to be a dentist since she was 12 years old! Katye has had many friends who inspired her to get more involved in the dental field and we are so glad that she did. She loves talking to new people & learning more about them. Katye especially excels at making nervous patients feel comfortable during their visit.
Katye’s favorite thing about Weninger Dentistry is her fellow co-workers & patients. She was so inspired by one patient who stated that they drive 3 hours to come to Weninger Dentistry just because the doctors are so gentle!
Maritza Ortiz, Dental Assistant
Maritza is a Tampa, Florida native & pursued the dental field due to her experience dealing with braces. She was always in the orthodontist office & was so inspired by the women in the office who were assisting the orthodontist. Maritza pursued becoming a dental assistant and has loved it ever since! Maritza enjoys helping others feel & look better. She loves to be part of a team that strives to make the best out of patient’s dental visits.
Maritza’s favorite thing about Weninger Dentistry is how the team is able to change people’s perspective of what a dental office is like. She feels confident that Weninger Dentistry does an awesome job in making patients feel happy and calm.
Nicole Pugliese, Receptionist & Treatment Plan Coordinator
Nicole was born in St. Petersburg, FL & first became interested in dentistry when she had her wisdom teeth extracted! But even before that, she has always had a passion and love of teeth. Nicole is one of the first faces & voices you will see and talk to when contacting Weninger Dentistry. Nicole enjoys greeting patients, discussing dental visits & procedures over the phone, as well as scheduling appointments.
Weninger Dentistry is like a second family to Nicole & we feel the same way about her too. She loves how the team is friendly & easy to get along with!