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.
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.
Lead Dental Assistant
Originally from Chicago, Lexi has been with our team since September of 2019. She has been a Dental Assistant since 2015 and is working towards receiving her Dental Hygiene A.S Degree. Lexi loves working with patients and seeing them happy. In her free time outside of the office, she enjoys going out shopping, going to the gym, and traveling with her boyfriend.
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.
Sarah was born and raised in Connecticut. She and her fiance moved to Florida in April 2022 to get away from the cold winters. Sarah has been a dental hygienist for four years and loves meeting new people and getting to know her patients. Some of Sarahs favorite things include running, yoga, cooking, writing, watching football and laughing. She is also a big animal enthusiast.
Ana recently moved from Massachusetts to Florida and she loves the warm weather and sunsets! Ana graduated from Middlesex Community College in May of 2021 and has been enjoying her profession ever since. Ana loves working together with patients to make sure they have the best healthiest smile possible! When not at work Ana loves spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors with her dog Benny.