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 and 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!
Maritza Ortiz, Dental Assistant
Maritza is a Tampa, Florida native and pursued the dental field due to her experience dealing with braces. She was always in the orthodontist office and 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 and 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.
Tracy Schmidlin, Dental Assistant
Tracy, a Williamstown, New Jersey native is more than happy to be back in the dental field! Tracy was interested in a dental career ever since she was little and soon came to realize it was something she wanted to do every day of her adult life. Since working with Weninger Dentistry, she has stated that it has been the ‘missing piece’ to her puzzle and now it is complete. We are so glad she feels that way. Tracy enjoys meeting patients and working with her fabulous co-workers. She hopes to continue to grow with the practice and to help Weninger Dentistry remain ‘the best’ dental practice in Tampa.
Tracy believes that your teeth and smile are the first things that people notice about you. She is confident that the team at Weninger Dentistry will be able to help patients from the moment they walk in until the time they leave develop a beautiful smile.
Nicole Pugliese, Receptionist and Treatment Plan Coordinator
Nicole was born in St. Petersburg, FL and 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 and voices you will see and talk to when contacting Weninger Dentistry. Nicole enjoys greeting patients, discussing dental visits and procedures over the phone, as well as scheduling appointments.
Weninger Dentistry is like a second family to Nicole and we feel the same way about her too. She loves how the team is friendly and easy to get along with!
Chelsea Mathews, Insurance Coordinator
Chelsea is a New York native that could not be more excited about her career in the dental field. Chelsea remembers when her sister, who is also in the dental field, would come home from school and work raving about her job. Though that didn’t necessarily interest Chelsea at the time, she went on to realize that dentistry was her passion too! Chelsea keeps us organized and the office running as smoothly as possible. She keeps accounts up to date and truly enjoys working with patients.
Chelsea loves the amazing and caring staff at Weninger Dentistry! She is especially enamored with how much she is learning and looks so forward to expanding her career! We’re glad to have her!