Meet The Team

Sabrina

Front Office Coordinator/ Dental Assistant

Sabrina is a Certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant at Yasrebi Smiles. She has been a Pediatric Dental Assistant for 7 years and has been with Dr. Yasrebi for 5 years. Sabrina works front office along with chair side assisting. She is very passionate about helping Dr. Yasrebi in creating beautiful smiles for a lifetime. Outside of her time in the office, Sabrina enjoys spending time with her 2 children, family and friends and let's not forget her 2 cats Cheeto and Josie.

Stacey

Dental Health Educator/ Dental Assistant

Stacey is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and Dental Health Educator at Yasrebi Smiles. Stacey began her dental career with Dr. Yasrebi in 1994. She then traveled to Australia for a year. Stacey returned to the United States and worked in general dentistry for 16 years. In 2012 she decided to come back to pediatric dentistry with Dr. Yasrebi. Stacey loves working with and teaching children about dental health. In her free time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters and also does personal training.

Rhonda

Certified Dental Assistant

Rhonda is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant here at Yasrebi Smiles. She has worked in dentistry for 37 years and has been with Dr. Yasrebi for 25 of those years. Rhonda has assisted chair side as well as the front office. She enjoys working with children and helping to build their smiles. Throughout the years at Dr. Yasrebi's office, Rhonda has seen our patients grow and has been able to see 2nd generation patients. How incredible is that?!

Andrea

Certified Dental Assistant

Andrea is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant at Yasrebi Smiles. Andrea started her career as a Dental Assistant in October of 2018. We are so happy to have her on our team. Andrea enjoys being able to work with children and help them with their dental care needs. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her friends at the beach and making new memories.

Kelsey

Certified Dental Assistant

Kelsey is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant at Yasrebi Smiles and has been in pediatric dentistry for 6 years. Kelsey loves working with children and helping to make their experience at the dentist a fantastic one! In her spare time Kelsey enjoys spending time with her 3 children, 2 being twins. They definitely keep her busy! She also loves going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Anesthesiologists

Dr. Hector Vila Jr., MD

Dr. Hector Vila received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1989 and completed a 3-year residency in Anesthesia at the University of South Florida, where he received 12 months of advanced training in Pediatric Anesthesia. At graduation, he was the recipient of the Dripps Award for outstanding resident. He was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1994.

Dr. Hector Vila is nationally renowned for his work to improve the quality of care in ambulatory and office-based anesthesia. He served as chair of the South Carolina Medical Association Taskforce for Office Surgery Guidelines. He was lead author of the study, “A Comparative Outcomes Analysis of Procedures Performed in Physician Offices and Ambulatory Surgery Centers”. Abstracts of this study received international awards and attracted national media attention. He was quoted in US News and World Report, CNN, Good Morning America, and numerous other media. He is considered an expert in the area of patient safety. Dr. Vila has been voted to the Best Doctors in America list every year since 2005.

Dr. Michael Garcia, MD

Dr. Garcia’s medical degree was completed at the University of Rochester, in New York. Anesthesia training was completed over three years at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and included advanced pediatric training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. He has spent over twenty years providing sedation and anesthesia for infants and children, including serving as Chief, Division of Anesthesia at All Children’s Hospital, a branch of Johns Hopkins Medicine. His goal: treat everyone’s child the way he would want his children treated.

Dr. George Alvarez, MD

Dr. Alvarez received his medical degree from the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine and completed residencies in Pediatric Medicine and Anesthesiology at Naval Regional Medical Center in Virginia and Pediatric Anesthesiology at the Children‘s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington DC. Dr. Alvarez served as Chief of Anesthesiology and Clinical Practice Director at All Children’s Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine facility in Saint Petersburg before joining Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates.

Dr. Linda Jo Rice, MD

Dr. Linda Jo Rice received her primary Board Certification in Anesthesiology in 1980 and most recently earned the newly created Board Certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology in 2014. She received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed her anesthesiology residency at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia and her Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center. She has been a professor at three universities and is an internationally recognized lecturer in pediatric anesthesia. Dr. Rice has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1993, when she was first nominated. She recently completed 25 years as an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. Prior to joining Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates, Dr. Rice practiced pediatric anesthesiology at All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg, Florida for 20 years.

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