About Smile Builders
Robyn 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.
Donna 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.
Ashley Tate, DMD
Dr. Ashley grew up in Palm Harbor, Florida and earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. She received her D.M.D. and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Florida. She received the 2015 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Certificate of Merit and went on two mission trips during dental school to treat underserved areas of the Dominican Republic and Honduras. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Association, and Hillsborough County Dental Association.
Dr. Tate lives in St. Petersburg with her fiancé and 2 cats. She is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys baking, traveling, and attending concerts and musicals. Her favorite sports teams are the UCF Knights, Florida Gators, and Tampa Bay Lightning. Her favorite food is tacos! She describes herself as patient, sincere, enthusiastic, caring, and empathetic.Back to Top
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 is a native of Tampa, Florida and grew up in the Tampa Bay area. She has been a dental assistant for 7 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 attended UMA (Ultimate Medical Academy) for her training and has been at Smile Builders for 6 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 attended UMA (Ultimate Medical Academy) for her training and has been with Smile Builders for 4 years. 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, who most people call Tina, attended the Erwin Technical Center for her training. She has been with Smile Builders for 4 years and has 5+ 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!
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 with 10 of those years at Smile Builders. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, going to the beach, and watching football. Her favorite food is sushi!
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.
Regina has been a dental assistant for over 25 years but is our newest addition to Smile Builders! She lives in the Tampa area with her husband, 2 boys, and 3 dogs. She loves to work out, go to the movies, and cheer for the Rays. Her favorite foods are sushi and chicken wings. She describes herself as friendly, fun, silly, and outgoing. She loves making kids smile!
Genesis is our smiling face at the front desk to greet you each day! She has been with Smile Builders for 6 years. 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.