About Smile Builders

Dr. Robyn Lesser - Pediatric Dentist serving Tampa, Odessa and Palm HarborRobyn Lesser, DMD

Dr. Robyn is a native of Clearwater, Florida and earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her D.M.D. from the University of Florida with honors in research. She also completed her pediatric residency at the University of Florida. Dr. Lesser is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has been recognized by Tampa Bay Magazine as a Top Pediatric Dentist in Tampa Bay. Dr. Lesser is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Hillsborough County Dental Association. She is also a member of Florida Blue Key and is currently president of Pedo Gators, the pediatric dental alumni association for the University of Florida.

Dr. Lesser enjoys volunteering in the schools to help educate children on good oral health. She has been in private practice in Tampa since 2002. When she is not working, she is busy with her husband Gene and 2 daughters, Sasha and Mila.

Dr. Donna Nichols - Pediatric Dentist serving Tampa, Odessa and Palm HarborDonna Nichols, DMD

Dr. Donna is a pediatric dentist with over 25 years experience working with pediatric patients. She grew up in Somerset, Kentucky and attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She continued on for her pediatric residency at the University of Florida. She also completed a teaching fellowship in 1994.

She lives in the Tampa Bay area with her husband Edson and three children, Nathanael, Rebekah, and Aaron. She enjoys crafting of all kinds, baking, and reading. Her favorite food is anything chocolate! She describes herself as patient, caring, comforting, dependable, and kind.

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The Team

Shana - Practice Administrator at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry serving Tampa, Odessa and Palm Harbor

Shana

Practice Administrator

Shana has worked with Dr. Lesser since the opening of Smile Builders. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida and a Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is originally from Toledo, Ohio and but moved to Florida at age 9 so pretty much considers herself a Floridian! When not at work, she enjoys time with her husband and son, going to movies, shopping, swimming, traveling, and cheering on the New York Giants and Florida Gators. She also loves going to Orlando to visit the parks. Her favorite food is sushi! She enjoys helping provide a warm, positive experience for children and families when they come to the dentist.

Cindy - Dental assistant at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry serving Tampa, Odessa and Palm Harbor

Cindy

Dental Assistant

Cindy is a native of Tampa, Florida and grew up in the Tampa Bay area. She has been a dental assistant for 4 years at Smile Builders. She enjoys going to the movies, amusement parks, arcades, shopping, and spending time with her two children and husband. She loves pizza, sushi, and sweets, especially chocolate chip cookies! She describes herself as energetic, patient, caring, and bubbly. Cindy is also bilingual and helps assist our Spanish speaking families. She loves making children comfortable and giving them the best experience possible at the dentist.

Sabrina - Dental Assistant at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry serving Tampa, Odessa and Palm Harbor

Sabrina

Dental Assistant

Sabrina attended UMA (Ultimate Medical Academy) for her training and has been at Smile Builders for 3 years. She grew up in Tampa, Florida and currently resides in the Tampa area. She describes herself as outgoing, and loves working out, running, roller blading, tubing, and hanging out with her son. Her favorite foods are sushi and boiled peanuts! Her favorite thing to do at work is take x-rays.

Brittany - Dental Assistant at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry serving Tampa, Odessa and Palm Harbor

Brittany

Dental Assistant

Brittany attended UMA (Ultimate Medical Academy) for her training and has been with Smile Builders for 1 year. She resides in Tampa and enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, reading, and going to church. Her favorite food is pizza! She loves taking x-rays and making her patients smile.

Christina - Dental Assistant at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry serving Tampa, Odessa and Palm HarborL

Christina

Dental Assistant

Christina, who most people call Tina, attended the Erwin Technical Center for her training. She has been with Smile Builders for 1 year but has 3 ½ years experience in her field. She is native to the Tampa area and just welcomed a baby girl into her life. She loves shopping, spending time with family, and going to Orlando and Downtown Disney. Her favorite foods are soup and macaroni and cheese. Her favorite thing to do at work is clean kids’ teeth and make them sparkle!

Brooke - Dental Assistant at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry serving Tampa, Odessa and Palm Harbor

Brooke

Dental Assistant/Insurance and Appointment Coordinator

Brooke is a dental assistant and also assists at the front desk in an administrative capacity. She grew up in New York and now currently resides in Tampa. She has 25 years experience in the dental field. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, going to the beach, and watching football. Her favorite food is sushi!

Gaby - Dental Assistant at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry serving Tampa, Odessa and Palm Harbor

Gaby

Dental Assistant

Gaby received her certification from St. Petersburg College and has been a dental assistant for four years. She is originally from El Salvador but currently resides in the Tampa area. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her family, volunteering at her church, and watching soccer. Her favorite thing about being a dental assistant is making children comfortable and making them feel like they are coming somewhere fun! Gaby describes herself as respectful, responsible, kind, and sweet.

Raven - Dental Assistant at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry serving Tampa, Odessa and Palm Harbor

Raven

Dental Assistant

Raven comes to our office with five years’ experience as a pediatric dental assistant. She is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida but now enjoys living in the Tampa Bay area. She has a two year old daughter that keeps her on her feet! She enjoys traveling to visit family and has traveled as far as Africa! Raven describes herself as bubbly and loving. She loves working with children and has experience working with children with special needs. She says the best part about working with children is the smile she gets to put on their faces!

Genesis - Dental Assistant at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry serving Tampa, Odessa and Palm Harbor

Genesis

Appointment Coordinator

Genesis is our smiling face at the front desk to greet you each day! She is originally from Puerto Rico but loves living here in the Tampa area. She is bilingual so is extremely helpful in assisting our Spanish speaking patients and families. Genesis loves adventure and outdoor activities such as biking and roller bladding. She has no favorite food and will eat anything but vegetables! She loves going to FSU and Bucs football games. Her favorite part of her job is talking to parents to explain about our office and make them feel at ease about bringing their children to their dental appointments. Genesis describes herself as happy, considerate, and outgoing.