Riverview Dentistry Tampa
A Great Dentist

Meet the Team at Riverview Dentistry

At Riverview Dentistry, we put your needs first. Our experienced team understands that seeking dental care is a challenge for some people, so we want you to know that our first priority is your comfort. We work together to bring you a dental experience that is pleasant and stress-free so that you can feel comfortable turning to us whenever you have a question or problem.

We hope that you will call us to arrange a time for you to stop by and visit our state-of-the-art dental practice. Until then, please take a moment to get to know the team who will make your comfort and well-being a priority.

Dr. Brina Patel

Born in Kenya, Africa, Dr. Patel moved to Tampa at the age of 11. After completing her early education here, she attended the University of Florida where she earned her degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. It was at this stage she realized the importance of oral health on systemic health. Dr. Patel furthered her knowledge by completing an intensive one year Masters’ Degree in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University before attending Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA for her doctorate. After graduating, Dr. Patel decided she wanted to move back to sunny Florida and has been practicing in Tampa ever since. 

Dr. Patel stays up to date with the latest in dental research, technology, and materials. She strives to deliver painless and efficient treatment in a comforting, stress-free environment. She actively participates in continuing education to expand on her clinical expertise and knowledge. She is affiliated with the American Dental Association and its constituents and the Academy of General Dentistry. 

Dr. Patel believes that your smile is your greatest asset. She realizes that each patient is unique and will take the time to listen to your needs to achieve your individual dental goals. Whether it’s time to undergo that smile makeover you have always wanted or simply fix that throbbing tooth, she has the clinical experience and expertise to produce a beautiful and healthy result.

When out of the office, you can find Dr. Patel dining all over the bay area as she considers herself to be a “Foodie.” To work off those calories, Dr. Patel enjoys running outside, doing barre, and traveling with her favorite travel partner, her husband.

Cassandra

Office Manager

Our amazing office manager, Cassandra, is a Tampa native and knows all the ins and outs of the Tampa Bay area. She began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant but soon realized her potential as office manager. Cassandra loves going to concerts, traveling and spending her free time with her three year old son, Kane, who keeps her very busy.

 

Elsye

Front Desk Receptionist

Elsye is originally from Nicaragua and grew up in Miami, FL from the time she was 7 years old. She is happily married and her husband served in the Air Force for 21 years. She has two adult children and has lived in Riverview since 2012. Her family loves to go to concerts and she loves decorating. Elsye has worked in dentistry since 2017 and loves helping patients and being there for them to help navigate their oral health.

 

Danielle

Dental Assistant

Danielle was born in Long Island, NY, but is a military brat who has lived only in the outer states of the U.S, including South Carolina, Texas, California, and Florida. She has been residing in the Brandon/Riverview area since 2004.  She has been a dental assistant for over seven years, and really enjoys the artsy detail of dentistry. Danielle is a homebody and enjoys spending her time at home with her husband and three kids, vlogging, cooking and buying all the candles that she can.

 

Mativa

Dental Assistant

Mativa is from Los Angeles, CA but grew up in Destin, FL. She has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 2012 and has been in dentistry since 2015. She likes going to the beach and hiking with her boyfriend and two little ones. She really loves interacting with patients and working with Dr. Patel. 

Judy

Dental Assistant

Judy is a highly trained Expanded Functions dental assistant that was born and raised in Nicaragua. Judy has been in the dental field for over 16 years. She started as a dental assistant in 2004 where she quickly became passionate about dentistry. Patients appreciate her gentle and compassionate chairside manner. Judy is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust, and friendship with each patient. Her beautiful smile and understanding nature makes it easy for patients to feel comfortable in the dental chair. She is extremely devoted to educating patients on their individual needs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and going to the beach to watch the sunset.

 

Linda

Dental Hygienist

Linda was born in Northeast Pennsylvania. She and her family always dreamed of living in tropical Florida, so in 2013 she moved to the Riverview area. She has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over 15 years now. Linda is very active and enjoys going to the gym, rollerblading, biking and swimming with her two sons. 

Maureen

Dental Hygienist

Originally from Maryland, Maureen was a Dental Assistant for four years before becoming a hygienist. She has two cats and a dog and has been happily married for four years. When not with patients, she loves to go to the beach. In Hygiene School she won the Colgate Star Award for giving back to the community due to her ability to get to know her patients and create a realistic, non-judgmental plan for their oral health. 

 

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