About Your Team
I'm a native Floridian (born and raised in St. Cloud) and I consider myself truly fortunate to have found my place as a Dental Hygienist here at Lake Nona. Prior to my work in dental health, I was a competitive gymnast and coach for ten years. I now have over six years of experience as a hygienist and I am dedicated to continuing my education in order to update, expand, and refine my expertise in dental patient care.
Outside of my work in dental health, I delight in traveling to new places, spending time with my family, and most importantly, taking the time to spoil Luna, my Labrador retriever (who is as sweet as she is lazy).
I'm Pamela and I have been a Dental Hygienist since 2012. I was welcomed into the Lake Nona family in 2016 and I feel particularly privileged to be working with such a dedicated and talented dental team. I enjoy welcoming new patients and helping them to obtain a beautiful, healthy smile.
I'm a Florida girl with Puerto Rican roots and I enjoy spending time with my family in the great outdoors. This past June, my husband Lester and I welcomed the arrival of our baby girl, Nora. She is the light of our lives and the newest addition to our family, which also includes Ozzy, our 12-year-old Australian shepherd.
I'm Hend and I am originally from Egypt, where I was born and raised. I attended dental school there until my graduation in 2008. I practiced as a dentist for three years and relocated to Australia, where I worked as a community volunteer while continuing my studies and dental training. Eventually, I came here to Florida with my husband and two beautiful kids.
Now, we are residents of Orlando, where I obtained my license as a Dental Hygienist and joined the outstanding dental team here at Lake Nona Family Dentistry. When the work week is done, my family loves spending time together and exploring theme parks.
My name is Diana Hurtado and I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. I graduated from dental school in 1995, and relocated to the United States in 2000. In 2005, I became a registered Dental Hygienist and found my way here to Lake Nona Family Dentistry! I am blessed to be a part of such a collaborative and mutually supportive dental care team. Working together, we deliver world-class care and I am continually delighted to play an important role in helping our patients achieve outstanding oral health.
During my free time, I enjoy reading, running, and playing games with my husband, children, and friends. Whether at work or at home, God is my center and my guide.
My name is Yariliz, but my dental family here at Lake Nona just calls me Yari. I am originally from Puerto Rico and joined the Lake Nona team in 2017 as a Dental Assistant. The best part of my job is helping our patients enjoy the health and aesthetic benefits of their sparkling, new smiles.
When not at the office, I like to spend time with my family.
This is our smart, lovely and sweet Manager. She is originally from Colombia 🇨🇴!! She’s the one that fixes everyones problems, the best at multitasking, and a great leader in the office. You can always count on her for encouraging words. Her calm demeanor comes in handy in chaotic moments. When she’s not at work, she’s spending time with her family and adorable daughter.
Neshmarie better known as Nesh is originally from Puerto Rico but has called Orlando, FL home for over 20 years. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant for nearly 7 years and truly enjoys being one. Here at Lake Nona Family Dentistry, she aspires to continue to grow her career and expand her knowledge also continuing to provide world class patient care.
During her free time, Nesh loves to put makeup on herself or clients but most importantly, spending time with her husband, her high school sweetheart, and their two beautiful girls.
Amanda F., Dental Assistant
My name is Amanda and I’m Dr. A. Ahmed’s Lead Dental Assistant. I’m originally from Pennsylvania and I’ve been a part of the office since 2015. This office and our patients are like my family. I love helping our patients and want to give them the best experience possible.
Outside of the office, I enjoy mentoring other dental assistants. I love spending time with my husband, exploring new restaurants and enjoying the outdoors.
Nahima C., Dental Assistant
My name is Nahima! I have been a Dental Assistant for two years. I love to be able to help patients transform their smiles to make them comfortable.
I am from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico and I moved to Florida in 2016. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family riding four wheelers.