My name is Theresa. I am one of the dental hygienists here at Delatorre Dentistry. I truly enjoy the relationships built with my patients. I always say that every day I hope to learn something new and make someone smile. Being a dental hygienist allows me that and much more. I also get the opportunity to be part of an amazing dental family. They are a friendly, fun and welcoming group. Dr. Delatorre is truly a remarkable dentist and friend. My interests are hot yoga, travel (I seem to travel more thru others) and the great outdoors. But my favorite place of all is being with my husband and beautiful daughter. We look forward to meeting you.
My name is Stephanie and I’m happy to be joining Dr. de la Torre’s office. I’m bringing 9 years of dental hygiene experience to this wonderful team. I grew up in Texas and moved to Florida in 2017. I’m excited to be here to explore all that Florida has to offer. I attended Angelo State University and received my B.S. in Biology in 2003, then attended Texas Woman’s University to receive my B.S. in dental hygiene in 2008. The best part of my career as a dental hygienist is meeting new people daily and learning new things from them. I also love the rewarding feeling I get from making an impact on my patients’ health. I take pride in being thorough and making patients feel comfortable. I take the time to educate my patients and answer any questions they may have. In my free time, I keep busy with my 9 year old son and my boyfriend. I like to stay active, travel and try new things.
My name is Leigh, and I am one of Dr. de la Torres dental assistants. I started my career in 1985. Prior to working with Dr. de la Torre I worked for the previous owner of this practice for over 20 years! I have always enjoyed getting to know our patients and I have developed relationships with them throughout the years. I enjoy helping patients with their dental needs and guiding them through their dental process. Our whole team is dedicated to our patients, and we all work very well together. When I am not working with my dental family at Delatorre Dentistry I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
My name is Alicia, I am one of the dental assistants here at Delatorre Dentistry. I joined this amazing team over two years ago and I am extremely grateful. I feel so fortunate to have found such a wonderful dental family. I enjoy talking with patients and making them feel at ease while they are here. I had an extreme dental phobia as a child, which helps me sympathize how patients feel and want to help them overcome their fears. I was born in Arkansas ( that started my country accent). My parents, my two older brothers and myself moved to Florida when I was 4 years old. We lived outside of Gainesville and that started my love for the Florida Gators. When I was 19, I moved to North carolina and lived there for 25 years. The weather was beautiful in NC but FL has always been home to me. My husband is a flight chief in the Air Force and when we got the news he was getting transferred to MacDill Air Force Base, I was thrilled! He was getting me back to my home, I am so happy to be back in sunny FL. I love being two hours away from my family that live outside of Gainesville. I go visit them quite often. I have an 18 year old daughter Savannah that attends UCF in Orlando and 13 year old son Kody that loves soccer. I love seeing all our patients leave with a smile and say, “this wasn’t bad at all!”
I have worked in dentistry for 24 years and I love the field. It is so rewarding to be able to establish long term relationships with families and help them achieve their “smile” goals. My philosophy is to always treat patients how I would want to be treated. I have been Dr. de la Torre’s office Manager since 2011. I was born and raised right here in Tampa (you don’t meet many of us) and graduated from University of Florida. I have a wonderful daughter at Sickles High School and am married to my soul mate (how lucky am I?!). I am passionate about traveling; especially outside the U.S. Experiencing other cultures enriches my life in countless ways. I also love to watch movies (superheros-rock!), listen to vinyl with my husband and read books of all types. Please feel free to call me anytime, I am here to help you.
If you reside near Tampa, Fla., instead of avoiding the dentist, let Dr. Alina de la Torre and her staff perform your dental procedures while you are comfortably sedated. To learn more, contact Delatorre Dentistry at 813.792.9400 today.