Riverview Dentistry Tampa
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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.

Dr. Gabrielle Westerman

Dr. Westerman grew up in Anna Maria, Florida before moving to Bamberg, Germany to complete High School. She returned to Florida to attend Florida State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Dr. Westerman spent several years as a dental lab technician and assistant prior to earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where she was recognized for her excellence in periodontics, prosthodontics and dedication to public health dentistry.

Dr. Westerman has returned home to the Sunshine State once again and looks forward to serving the dental needs of the Tampa Bay area. She emphasizes patient comfort and education in her everyday practices and is dedicated to providing individualized care to each of her patients. Outside of the office, Dr. Westerman enjoys cooking, gardening, spending time with family and friends (dog “Bucky” included) and supporting the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Yami

Office Manager

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Yami moved to Connecticut and lived there for most of her life. Yami joined Riverview Dentistry in June of 2021, however she has been in the dental field since 2011. When not in the office, she loves traveling with kids and dog, relaxing at home, and of course you will also catch her spending too much money online shopping!

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.

 

Lexi

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

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. 

Carleigh

Dental Hygienist

Carleigh was born in Dallas, TX and grew up with a love and passion for teeth. Carleigh attended Sanford Brown College in Fort Lauderdale, FL for her hygiene education and has been working as a dental hygienist for over 6 years now. She is married to an Army veteran and has a 13 year old fur baby. Carleigh is very passionate about oral hygiene and aims to educate each patient on their current dental condition and needs.

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