Bright Smiles of Winter Haven

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Meet Our Team


Practice Administrator

Sharon joined Bright Smiles of Winter Haven in November 2005 she became our Business Coordinator in November 2013, and in 2020 was promoted to Practice Administrator. Sharon enjoys working with children and is more than helpful in every department of our office. In her personal time, she loves...


Office Manager

Brenda joined Bright Smiles in 2018 as a part-time employee, while she studied at Polk State College to receive her Associates in Science Degree from their Radiography Program. She graduated in 2020, joined the team full-time and become the Business Manager in March of 2021...


Financial Coordinator

Elvia is our skilled Financial Coordinator from Winter Haven, FL. A sports enthusiast, she enjoys both watching and coaching, finding relaxation through sleep, and has a special love for tacos. Elvia’s life is enriched by her large family, including two brothers, two sisters, six nephews, and six nieces. 


Registered Dental Hygienist

Hailing from our very own Winter Haven, Krystal joins us as our newest Dental Hygienist at Bright Smiles!

She enjoys going to the beach, reading, and spending time with her loved ones, including her husband, twin boys, and dog. She loves a...


Clinical Coordinator

Leah is a former Bright Smiles patient. She joined the Bright Smiles team in 1997, and received her dental education and training in 1998, at the University of Florida.

She was married in 2000 and has three beautiful children, two girls...


Expanded Function
Dental Assistant

Hailing from Ft. Lauderdale, Analicia loves to scrapbook, visit Disney, spend time with her family, shop, and play with her dog.

She loves pasta and the color pink. Analicia lives by the motto, “treat others how you want...


Registered Dental Assistant

One of our valued dental assistants and a Florida native, Jessica loves to fish, eat seafood, dance, and spend time with her family.

Her colors of choice are pink, red, and black. Her favorite piece of advice is as follows: “Life isn’t...


Dental Assistant

Sydney has been with Bright Smiles of Winter Haven since July 2018. She absolutely loves children and being in the dental field.

Originally from Auburndale, Sydney enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and three children, sewing...


Dental Assistant

Kendy joins our practice as a sterilization technician and dental assistant. He grew up in Haiti and moved to Polk as a teenager. Kendy stresses the importance of kindness in our practice, and outside of work, he loves to spend time with his family, fish, swim, play sports, and attend...


Expanded Function
Dental Assistant

Perla is an essential part of our dental team, bringing vibrancy and dedication to her role. More details about her background and interests will be shared soon, giving you a glimpse into what makes Perla a special part of our community.

Dr. Karen Slack

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Dr. Karen Slack is a graduate of Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, where she received her Medical Degree in 1984. Her internship was with the Pediatric Department at Michael Reese Hospital, her Anesthesia Residency at Cook County Hospital, and her Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at Children‘s Memorial Hospital...

Dr. Michael Garcia

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Dr. Garcia’s medical degree was completed at the University of Rochester, in New York. Anesthesia training was completed over three years at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and included advanced pediatric training at Children’s National Medical Center...

Dr. George Alvarez

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Dr. Alvarez received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed residencies in Pediatric Medicine and Anesthesiology at Naval Regional Medical Center in Virginia and Pediatric Anesthesiology at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center...