Our Bonita Springs Dental Team
Dana - Office Manager
Dana was born and raised in Oaklyn, New Jersey. While on vacation in 2000 she met her future husband in Rimini, Italy and they have been happily married for more than 18 years. Dana, Marco and their three beautiful children Luca, Nicolo' and Mia relocated to sunny Naples Florida in 2011.
After graduating high school, Dana attended Camden County College for veterinary medicine. She soon realized that her true passion was in the dental field. Dana continued on to become board certified in dental radiology and obtained her license in the state of New Jersey.
She particularly loves technology and so focused her passion in the CAD/CAM field, creating digital restorations. Through her years in dentistry, she has worked in several areas from dental assisting, administrative, laboratory, leadership, to management positions. Dana is ever growing her knowledge within dentistry. She has attended many continuing education courses so that she is up to date in all areas of dentistry. She thoroughly enjoys interacting with patients and it is her goal to make sure all patients feel confident and comfortable by assisting them however needed.
In her free time, Dana enjoys spending time with her family, reading a good book, traveling or relaxing on the wonderful beaches of Naples.
Irma - CRDH, Certified Registered Dental Hygienist
Irma has a true and unique passion for her profession. She wakes up every morning delighted to do what she loves and when you meet her it shines through! Irma was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She currently lives in East Naples but her hometown is Bonita Springs, Florida.
Irma graduated in 2008 from Florida SouthWestern (FSW) University with an Associate's degree in Arts as well as an Associate's in Science in Dental Hygiene. In 2011 Irma expanded her expertise and obtained her license to administer Local Anesthesia.
Irma genuinely loves helping patients reach their optimal oral health and she provides every patient with the gold standard of care. She thoroughly enjoys educating every one of her patients on how to maintain their oral health.
Outside of work, Irma loves traveling, cooking, boating, relaxing on our beautiful beaches, and spending time with family and friends. Irma says, “The most important treasure in her life is my Family.”
Sofia - EFCDA, Expanded Functions Certified Dental Assistant
Sofia is from Costa Rica, moved to Florida with her family at a young age.
Sofia was trained on the job and then obtained her Dental Radiology and Expanded Functions certifications at Dental Assisting Institute in Pinellas Park, FL. She has been working as a dental assistant with Dr. Samanta Andisco since 2012.
Out of the office, Sofia sings with the Spanish Choir at St. Agnes Catholic Church and is very involved in the other ministries. Sofia enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and traveling. Her favorite thing to do is to spend time with her husband Robert, and their fur baby Rocco.
Mireya - CDA Certified Dental Assistant
Mireya was born and raised in Blackfoot, ID and moved to sunny Naples, FL 19 years ago. She enjoys spending quality time with her 3 beautiful children Luis, Valerie, and Alexis. When she is not working, you will always see her with her children enjoying outdoor activities or planning their next adventure.
Mireya graduated from Lorenzo Walker Institute Tech in 2004. Her passion for dentistry has now given her the opportunity to work in all fields of dentistry from Endodontic, Oral Surgery to General dentistry. Mireya really loves to inform and educate her patients on their options so they can make the most ideal decision for themselves.
When she is not discussing dental or with her children, Mireya is coming up with things to do out in the community or physically since she is so full of energy. Mireya has been blessed with being part of S.M.I.L.E. Dental now since 03/2018. Mireya had the opportunity to work with Dr. Andisco at a prior office where she saw the quality care provided. S.M.I.L.E. Dental philosophy is something that is lived by all staff members and Mireya is proud to be a part of.
Aimara - Laboratory Technician/ CDA, Certified Dental Assistant
Aimara is an “almost Florida native”, born in San Antonio, TX to Cuban immigrants. She moved to Miami when she was less than one year old where she learned Spanish as her first language and English in kindergarten.
Growing up, Aimara always felt that she wanted to do something impactful that had to do with caring for people and helping them in some aspect of their lives. After graduating from high school in Naples, FL she moved to northern Florida, where she began her new adventure in the dental field. She joined a family practice fulfilling the role as a receptionist/dental insurance specialist.
Less than a year later she expanded her role by helping to pour models in the lab and shadowing dental assistants. Aimara was offered a position to become an expanded duty dental assistant at the University of Florida in Gainesville which she accepted right away.
After being an assistant/lab assistant for 7 years she decided to dive into the CAD/CAM design technology. She finally found her true passion. She not only loves to assist but also to provide patients with porcelain restorations and smile makeovers, fabricating them by hand with precision and expertise. Through her years in the dental field, Aimara has also served as lead assistant, has led up to 12 other assistants in another practice and worked cases for up to five dentists.
Aimara plans to continue broadening her CAD/CAM knowledge and skills. She is proud that she has already mastered several different systems such as E4D, Cerec and most recently 3 Shape. Aimara is also proud to have followed her doctor to their third office together, SMILE Dental, her forever dental home. SMILE Dental has an amazing philosophy; we care for patients and strive to produce the most life-changing results daily. When Aimara is not at work, she enjoys her family, her friends, her multitude of pets, and assisting in God’s ministry. Aimara also enjoys fishing, traveling, and watching movies (Marvel especially)!