In order to provide the highest level of care and service possible, Dr. Tindal has assembled a team of true dental all-stars around him. Whether you’re scheduling an appointment, have questions about a treatment, or need help with insurance, our staff members will be there with a smile ready to provide what you need in the quickest and most effective way possible. Their mission is simple, which is to make sure you’re always comfortable and never have to wait while you’re in our office. To learn more about our fantastic team, read on below.
Katie has been a registered dental hygienist since 1986. She graduated from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois where she lived for 30 years before moving to Florida in 1998. Earlier this year, Katie received the title of Certified Registered Dental Hygienist. This allows her to provide dental anesthesia to her patients as needed. She is passionate about dental hygiene and is always striving to provide high-quality patient care. She is dedicated to learning and using the latest techniques in dentistry and dental hygiene so she can offer each patient an individualized plan. Her expertise in dental hygiene and local anesthesia, aptitude for learning, and team-based approach make her an extremely valuable member of our team.
Katie is married to her high school sweetheart, Allen, and they have three wonderful daughters and three pugs. When she’s not at the office, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, going on weekend getaways, running, and doing hot yoga.
Brittany graduated from Manatee Technical Institute in 2011 where she earned her certification in dental assisting, radiology, and expanded functions. As one of Dr. Tindal’s chairside assistants, Brittany focuses on patient needs in order to provide them with a superior experience in our office. You may also notice her lending a hand at the front desk and greeting you as you arrive. Her kind and welcoming personality is a big asset to the Tindal Prosthodontics staff.
Brittany was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. She enjoys her free time by fishing, going to the beach, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Alev has her Associates in English Literature from DePaul University, and she will soon be working towards a career as a lab technologist. What she enjoys most about her position as our receptionist is being able see patients leave the office with new smiles that stretch from ear to ear!
Outside of working hours, Alev’s favorite hobbies include collecting music in cassette and vinyl form, studying marine biology, doing graffiti, and writing. She is currently working on a sci-fi novel. She’s also ambidextrous and quad-lingual!
As a Sarasota native, Maria attended Pine View School before making the trek to Gainesville for college. At the University of Florida, she earned a Bachelor degree in Health Education & Behavior with a minor in Criminology. Following her undergraduate studies, she went on to earn her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies. For two years, Maria practiced as a PA in otolaryngology where she encountered many complex oral cancer cases, which was followed by a five year career in dermatology. She joined Tindal Prosthodontics as our office manager in 2016. Now, we rely on Maria to keep the office running efficiently every day! She enjoys getting to know our patients one-on-one during their consultation appointments and making sure they have everything they need.
When not at the office, Maria likes to spend her time staying fit, crafting, and chasing after her 2 boys and 2 stepdaughters.
Maria is from Miami and attended the Smile Smart Dental Assisting School for her education. She loves working with such amazing people at Tindal Prosthodontics, as well as being able to help others every day through her position!
Maria’s family is a little crazy, but they are always there for her when she needs them most. IN her free time, she enjoys going on walks with her dog and hanging out with friends. An interesting fact about her: she actually lived in Columbia for four years.