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Meet the Team

Lakeside Daytona Dentist is truly like a family. Dr. Silva and his team will help you every step of the way, from your initial phone call to the minute you walk into our warm and welcoming dental office. Our team of experts are advocates for the utmost quality of care for our patients. Our outstanding team members are passionate about delivering the best customer care for the local Daytona community. We look forward to getting to know you and your family. Please read below to learn more about each special team member.

Omar, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Omar

Omar got his start at our dental office (and in the dental field as a whole) two years ago. He attended the Hester School of Dental Assisting, as well as Daytona State College. He is certified in CPR and radiology and has his EFDA certificate. He gets to meet people from all over the world through his job!

Omar hails from Pierson, and his family is very caring, funny, and supportive. Outside of work, he enjoys photography, trying new foods, going to movies, and enjoying all types of music (except country).

Something interesting about Omar: He is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. He is also currently pursuing a degree as a computer programmer.

Alexis, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Alexis

Alexis completed her education at the AAA Dental School in Sanford and became an EFDA in 2018. She is certified in CPR, first aid, and radiology. She loves learning new things every day at the dental office, as well as being able to care for others and help them feel comfortable as the team addresses their needs and concerns.

Alexis was born and raised in Orange City. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her two dogs, cooking, and decorating her home.

Lilian, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Lilian

Lilian’s career in dentistry spans nearly 15 years, with around half of that time spent practicing as a dentist in Cuba. She is an EFDA with certifications in CPR and radiology. Our patients love her fun attitude – she always makes sure they leave with a big smile!

Outside of work, Lilian loves spending time with her supportive family, eating Cuban food, and enjoying all kinds of music and dancing. She is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish.

Laura, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Laura

Laura attended AAA Dental School in Sanford and has been working in dentistry over eight years now. She has her EFDA certification, as well as certifications in CPR and radiology. What she enjoys most about her role at Dr. Silva’s dental office is getting to make a positive difference for each patient’s smile!

Laura is originally from California, moving to Florida when she was only four years old. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. She has two sons named Andres (a Marine Vet) and Adan, who is a straight “A” student and football player at University High School. Her family is a big football family, regularly cheering for the Gators, the Cowboys, and the University Titans. Her other interests include dancing, cooking, camping, horses, fishing, and mermaids.

Something interesting about Laura: She is a passionate party decorator/planner!

Emillie, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Emillie

Emillie got her start in the dental field in 2013 working in her hometown Preston, Idaho. Since then she has been able to pick up several skills along the way, as she made her way to Florida in 2019. Emillie takes a lot of pride in making each visit comfortable for a patient and helping the doctor provide a high standard of care. Emillie is currently taking classes at Daytona State College pursuing a degree in dental hygiene.

Ayla, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Ayla

Ayla completed her education at the Dental School in Brazil in 2019. She is certified in CPR and first Aid. She loves learning new things at the dental office every day and meeting people from all over the world. Ayla loves caring for and helping others feel comfortable in the chair of the dental office. Bringing the best feelings during their attendance.

She is bilingual, speaking Portuguese and English. While learning Spanish also.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Instagram Photography, walking outside, going to church and knowing new places (her dream is to do all 50 states).

Sindy, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Sindy

Sindy started in dentistry as a dental technician in 2015. It was soon after that Sindy began dental assisting full-time and has loved it ever since. During this time, she has founded very rewarding to see both sides; from the laboratory to the dentist.

When Sindy is not working, she enjoys going to the beach, to restaurants, being outdoors, and spent time with her family and friends.

Jennifer, Dental Hygienist - In Loving Memory 1964 - 2022

Dental hygienist Laura

Jennifer will be remembered for her contagious smile. She never met a stranger, was always happy, and full of life. We will miss her conversations and stories about her beloved Jeep and Harley Davidson motorcycle. Anyone who knew Jennifer knew how much of a free spirit she was, but not many had the opportunity to see how much of a hard worker she was; she will be greatly missed by our entire dental team and her loyal patients. Rest in peace, Jennifer.

Amber, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Amber

Amber is actually a native of Ormond Beach, which is something that you don't come by too often! She completed her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Daytona State College in 2021 where she graduated at the top of her class and even earned the Colgate STAR award for her graduating class. She follows a commitment to provide the utmost care for her patients and strives to help them feel as comfortable as possible.

In her free time she enjoys hanging out at the beach, riding her Super 73 electric bikes, and spending time with her fur babies and her fiance Zach! Amber is looking forward to growing into her career and is very excited for the future!