Hello. My name is Dr. Joymarie Saavedra. Or you can call me Dr. 'S'.
Growing up, I was very involved with arts and crafts. My mother really wanted me to pursue a career in art. However, after starting braces at age 7, and orthodontic visits all through high school, I changed my aspirations and pursued dentistry instead. Now, as a busy mom myself, I don’t get to do artwork, but I do I enjoy salsa dancing with my husband once in a while - in fact, that’s how we met! And, even though my art skills are definitely better than my cooking skills, I enjoy cooking a few things for my family... I’m told I make a delicious flan. On my spare time, I enjoy going for a run and just sitting out at the back porch during a pleasant evening.
I also grew up bilingual (Spanish and English), and I'm glad to be able to use Spanish to connect with more of my patients and ensure their needs are understood and met. To this day, I am very thankful to have chosen a rewarding career in dentistry, in which I can make a positive difference helping my patients. Dentistry has allowed me to combine my love for art and science, as I work to help my patients achieve both health and a beautiful smile.
❝ Don't stop when you are tired, stop when you are done.❞
Go Gators! I take dentistry seriously, but not myself. You will find me telling corny jokes and laughing with my patients all day. And because I can be a great multi-tasker, I provide high-quality dental care while at it!
I believe in using my skills to help those, especially in need. I have traveled internationally to provide dental care to those without basic access to healthcare. I have also volunteered at the Florida Mission of Mercy, Florida Special Olympics, and community dental clinics. I love hiking, exploring the food scene and reading a good book in my hammock. If I had to pick another job outside of dentistry, I’d be a travel writer (...but maybe minus the writing part).
❝ What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.❞
I am a Christian, Dad, Servant, Motivator, and Dentist in that order. I love my wife’s cooking more than any restaurant. My 4 kids keep me active and crazy at the same time. On weekends I’m always with my family. I love fishing (mostly offshore), surfing, working out, and trying new experiences! My favorite place in the world is in the Florida Keys. I like country, reggae, techno, pop, and praise music. I am a chameleon, I look Asian (don’t speak Korean but I speak Spanish), but deep inside I am multicultural. I’m Horrible at basketball.
My favorite story is of a scared child that did so well at the office. I approached his mom after and gave her a few dollars to get ice cream at Chick fil a. I shared this same story with one of my favorite patients “Patty.” Patty told me, “Dr. Yoon do you know what you need to do? You need to give people ice cream at the office”. That day, I bought an ice cream freezer and started giving my patients ice cream after procedures to make them feel better. On the front of the ice cream chest, it reads, “PATTY’s ICE CREAM.”
❝ Do the most with what you’ve got. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.❞
Hey Fam! It’s me, Sheila. Born and raised in Florida. I’m one of very few that can say I’m a true Floridian with some spices and herbs from Puerto Rico. You don’t seem to find them very often but, here I am. Moved to Central Florida in 2000 and have been here since.
I have three beautiful children and an awesome spouse that drive me crazy in a great way and keep me on point. From "Mom can we play Fortnite?" to "Mom have you tried the latest makeup trends?" and "Hey babe can we buy JDM car parts?". You just gotta love them!! They’re my all.
I love to cook, watch movies and listen to all genres of music. My favorite I must say is Bachata and I love me all the Twilight Saga movies. I can literally put them on repeat.
Oh, and did I tell you that I truly love eating everything and anything? Love trying new foods but most of all Indian food is on the top of my list.
Sometimes quiet and shy but, I always keep a smile because it will brighten up someone’s day. A smile can go a long way and we all know this world needs more smiles.
❝ So keep on smiling and I'll see you around.❞
Hey hey ...To let you in on the life of Kim. I'm blessed with 2 children a beautiful daughter Reynalis who is full of joy just fun in her early teenage years and a son Rico that I call my beast he keeps me on the go. I also have a four-legged child named Lola. I've had a love for dentistry since I was a kid. I started my career in the dental field 2002 in Groton, Ct. Then in 2013, I took a big leap in faith an move to Deland, Fl. I work a little over a year where I had no room to grow in the dental field. Then at the end of 2014, God closed a door an opened up another early 2015 that has blessed me with bigger goals in my career dental family I had back home.
Just a small town girl who values her family very much. I always try to focus on the golden rule in life and live by 'Treat people the way you would like to be treated'. I love to be outdoors, kayaking, fishing, going to the beach, hiking, and snorkeling in my spare time.
❝ Courage is not the absence of fear but learning to overcome it.❞
From the time I was a child, I always said someday I will live where it does not snow! Being from a family of 6 there were plenty of coats, boot, and mittens to go round so as soon as yowarmed upup you were sent back out in the cold and snow.
Now I go out in my yard with my straw hand and work gloves to tend to my plants. My neighbors admire that I can get any plant to grow. I even take small plants I see growing in my lawn and place them in the soil to see what they might become. I cannot toss out any plant it still has a life to live!
I live in a home built in 1955 so my kitchen has no modern conveniences itis original to that time. But that's ok doing dishes by hand instead of loading a dishwasher gives me time to talk with my husband about the day.
My quote I told my kids and now tell my 10-year-old grandson:❝ you can do anything if you put your mind to it and with that, you’ll have anything in life you seek to achieve.❞
I am Grannie Jill to 7 cute and smart grandkids who live in the Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, and Maine. So my vacation time is spending time with them, which is far more exciting than going on a cruise!
I'm a vintage Hippie flower child who loves classic rock, has Detroit Lions Honolulu Blue blood running through my veins and Michigan Wolverines` war-cry to rival none. I'm authentic, honest to a fault and loyal to my friends and family, which mean everything to me. Simply stated, I love life and all it has to offer.
❝ One of the deep secrets in life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.❞
I was born in Saginaw, Michigan and we moved to Florida when I was 1 year old. I married my wonderful husband in 2003 and we have 2 amazing children, Jase and Katelyn. We enjoy doing things as a family, going to the movies and taking care of our many animals.
❝ Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.❞
Hi, I am Donna. I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, daughter, a sister, and a dental hygienist. I was raised here in central Florida and have practiced dental hygiene in Orange, Seminole and now Volusia Counties. I have been a dental hygienist since I was 22 years old. It has been a long and rewarding career. I guess you just gotta love it.
My kids are grown and my husband and I are building a house in Osteen. We are looking forward to settling in and starting the rest of our lives. I love getting involved in community events, crafts, reading and travel. We are looking forward to all that and more!
Hi, Y'all!!! My name is Jill and I am the one who you think makes your gums bleed, also known as a certified registered dental hygienist. I am a Florida native who did a snow-filled 4-year prison time at The Ohio State University, graduating in 2010 with a bachelors degree in economics and international business. After graduating, I attended Daytona State College where I perfected my cutting edge dental hygiene and patient education skills. My hobbies include watching and occasionally playing futbol (soccer) and spending time with my family. I’ma huge fan of Barcelona FC, Orlando SC and obviously The Buckeyes. I enjoy eating tacos de Asada with cilantro, onion, 2 limes and salsa verde on a daily basis.
❝ If you ain’t first, you’re last.❞ -Ricky Bobby, Talladega Nights
Hey, guys, my name is Dorothy. I am originally from Chicago. Although I do miss their falls and winters, I now prefer a two-week vacation and coming back to warm up. Some of my favorite ways to spend my time are playing fetch with my coonhound-beagle mix, being with family, traveling, cooking new recipes, outdoor activities, and taking long drives in my Subaru. That's just a little bit about myself, feel free to share a little bit about you at your next dental hygiene visit with me.
Favorite quote: ❝ A walk in nature walks the soul back home.❞
Hi, I’m Barbara! An accomplished day for me resumes to the satisfaction to help my patients regain confidence in their smile and to love it. I also cherish the fact that I work with such a hardworking and caring team. In my time off, I enjoy playing soccer with my family and friends, sewing and drawing portraits.
My name is Michelle, my friends call me Michii. I was named after my mom’s best friend & nicknamed by a manager I once had. I don't really have any hobbies, yet I stay busy with my 3 beautiful children(& Still no grey hairs haha) I was born in Berrien Springs, Michigan, I lived there a whole 2 weeks before I left to become a Floridian. I lived down south most of my childhood, & 16 years now in the Sanford/Deltona area. I use tattoos, piercings, fun hair colors to express my adventurous side. 11:11 is my favorite time because I believe in making wishes. My favorite quote and/or life motto is ❝ One step at a time,❞ hence the tattoo on my foot.
I’m really good at eating chocolate & I love to try new things (especially food) I’m a busy Baseball/Karate mom and my sons biggest fan! I'm a rule follower and an over-thinker. I run on coffee, Jesus & my paper planner. I love to make others laugh (my all time favorite is a belly laugh) I enjoy all things girly and glittery. I have always loved marine life; next on my bucket list is to swim with dolphins!!
❝ The Journey is never-ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.❞
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