Meet The Team

Claudia, CRDH

Dental Hygienist

Claudia joined our team in 2022. She holds a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from La Universidad Iberoamericana in the Dominican Republic so was well-equipped to earn her Dental Hygiene license. Claudia plans to continue her dream of becoming a Dentist by continuing her studies here in the US.

Claudia is passionate about helping others. She takes great pride in providing preventive care that leaves patients feeling happy and satisfied. With her kind and patient nature, she creates a comforting environment for her patients. Patients often remark on her gentle, but thorough cleanings. Claudia excels at patient education and is especially good at explaining procedures in terms patients can easily understand.

In her free time, Claudia enjoys spending time with her husband doing outdoor activities. Born in Cuba, she initially lived in Miami before moving to the Fort Myers area.  She is fluent in Spanish and English.


office manager

Paola had been in dentistry for five years when she joined our team in 2022 as a Patient Care Coordinator. It was not long before her exceptional administrative talents and leadership qualities led to her promotion to Office Manager. Prior to joining Estero Bay Dental, she was a Patient Care Coordinator at our sister practice, Lee Dental Care.  

With her unfailingly positive attitude, Paola sets the tone of welcoming comfort for patients from the moment they step through our door.  Paola’s well-organized, efficient approach and champion multi-tasking ability keeps our office running smoothly.  No matter how hectic it gets, Paola maintains her usual smiling, calm demeanor.

Paola hails from New Jersey but has lived in Florida since 2001. She enjoys working out, going to the beach, canoeing, and spoiling her beloved cat. Paola speaks English and Spanish.


patient care coordinator

Yennipher started her career in dentistry here at Estero Bay Dental in 2022. Fascinated by the world of dentistry, she sought to expand her knowledge and contribute to the field. Yennipher has an innate ability to connect with patients, effortlessly engaging them in friendly conversations and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the office.

Her compassionate and sympathetic nature ensures that each patient has a positive and comfortable experience. Yennipher takes great pride in knowing that her work helps make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Originally from the Bronx and North Jersey, Yennipher said goodbye to the cold weather when she relocated to Florida in 2008. Outside of the office, Yennipher enjoys spending time with her husband. She is exceptionally talented at refurbishing and refinishing furniture, so much so that she resells the furniture and decorative pieces she transforms.  Yennipher is fluent in English and Spanish.

Asihary, EFDA

lead Dental Assistant

Ary started her career as a Dental Assistant in 2019 and joined the Estero Bay Dental Team in 2022. She holds an Associate Degree and is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. It is the opportunity to help patients restore their smiles, and along with that their confidence, that drew Ary to dentistry. 

As an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Ary is skilled at making temporaries so patients can feel good about their smile immediately after restorative work is completed.  She appreciates that her work gives her the chance to see patients’ happiness with the results of cosmetic procedures and provide relief to patients who are in pain.

Ary recognizes that dental visits are nerve-wracking for many people. She brings a gentle, compassionate approach to help calm patients’ nerves and allay their fears. She excels at patient education, explaining procedures in detail so patients know what is being done and what to expect. 

Because Ary excels in her role as Dental Assistant, she was the natural choice to be Lead DA at our office. In this role Ary mentors and guides her fellow Dental Assitants to ensure a superior experience for every patient.

Born in New Jersey, Ary has lived in Florida most of her life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, especially her baby nephew  and her dog, Oreo. Ary speaks English and Spanish.

Dental Assistant in Estero, Florida

Faith, EFDA

Dental Assistant

After graduating from the Dental Assisting Training School of Florida (DATS), Faith began her career here at Estero Bay Dental in 2022. Faith chose dentistry because of her positive experiences with the dentist growing up. She is dedicated to fostering a favorable view of the dentist office in all her patients.  Faith’s enthusiasm about her work is contagious and she has quickly become a fan favorite of patients and team members alike.

Faith is known for her unflagging good humor and willingness to do whatever is needed to help her team and patients.  Her mission is to give every patient a great experience. Faith approaches her patients with compassion and a genuine interest in connecting with each one as an individual. This enables her to set even the most anxious patients at ease. A quick learner, Faith is dedicated to building upon her knowledge to enhance her service to patients and her contribution to the practice.

A native of Southwest Florida, Faith lived in Orlando before joining the Estero community. Her favorite leisure activity is taking her dog Stella to the beach or on walks to play with her dog friends.