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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 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

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Omar got his start at our practice (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

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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 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

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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

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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 practice 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

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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

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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 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 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

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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

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Jennifer is a native of Stamford, CT and has resided in Stratford for the past three decades. Now, having moved to Palm Coast, she loves life in Florida! She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the Fones School of Dental Hygiene and is a Sigma Phi Alfa Alumni. She started out in the dental field as an assistant when she was just 16 and is very passionate about her work as a hygienist today. She makes every effort to help patients adopt a preventive, proactive mindset and to educate them one smile at a time.

Jennifer has two grown sons named Miguel and Vincent, as well as a cat named Grey. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle, lounging at the beach, spending quality time in the tranquil atmosphere of her home, reading, and swimming in her saltwater pool.

Amber, Dental Hygienist

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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!