Dr. Valentine and his wife Beverly have two children and five grandchildren. Dr. Valentine has been in practice in Lakeland for 30 years and is very active in the community.
He has earned a fellowship awarded by Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), and is a member of the Florida Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society, and Academy of Operative Dentistry.
Dr. Valentine has been published as well as an expert lecturer for many dental association meetings.
Dr. Phillips grew up in the Tampa Bay Area, attending Tampa Prep High school before moving to Virginia to complete her undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee University, where she played four years of collegiate volleyball. She earned her DDS from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA.
She returned to Florida to complete her residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry through the University of Florida in St. Petersburg, specializing in implant dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics, and advanced prosthodontics.
After being away in Virginia for 8 years, she is thankful to be back home in the state of Florida near family and friends, and is excited to serve the Lakeland community with her advanced training in general and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Saimon Ramos was born in Brazil and moved to the Greater Boston Area as a teenager. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts – Boston. He then moved to Gainesville to attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Moving to Gainesville ended up being the best thing in his life. He become a gator and met his lovely wife Lauren.
After graduating from dental school he completed a two-year residency program in general dentistry (Advanced Education in General Dentistry). His residency was at the University of Florida Dental Clinic, a satellite clinic located in Seminole. While in residency he was able complete a Dental Implant Continuum with Implant Educators and the Core Curriculum at the prestigious Dawson Academy.
Dr. Ramos he loves to travel, read and spend quality time with his wife. Dr. Ramos looks forward to serving Lakeland for many years. Go Gators!
A graduate of St. Petersburg College, Aimee has been practicing Dental Hygiene for 25 years. She brings her love of taking care of patients and her dental expertise to our office.
Aimee is a proud mom of two college-aged sons. Spending time with her family is her favorite pastime. She is involved in her church, works out regularly at Gold’s Gym, likes to travel, relax at the beach, and shoot skeet.
A Lakeland native, Alice knew when she was 17 years old that she wanted to pursue a career in the dental field. After working as a dental hygienist for over 32 years, she is certain she made to right choice! She loves sharing with patients how to obtain optimal dental health and teaching what tools and techniques are needed to maintain a healthy mouth. Alice joined Dr. Valentine in 2009 and looks forward to getting to know her patients better in the years ahead.
Happily married for 27 years, she loves spending time with her husband, 2 daughters and one granddaughter. Alice is an active member of Lake Gibson Church of the Nazarene and volunteers with at risk youth. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, kayaking, bicycling, traveling, and the beach.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Chelsea moved to Florida with her family and has been working in dentistry since 2005. She believes the best things about Dr. Valentine’s practice are the relationships established between co-workers and patients and the focus on creating a family friendly environment.
Chelsea and her two daughters love their trips to Disney, their two dogs, playing at the beach, bowling and attending church.
Born in Lakeland and a graduate of Lake Gibson H.S., Danielle realized her dream of becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist after receiving her A.S. from Hillsborough Community College in 2011. Danielle always strives to make her patients feel as comfortable as possible during their visits while providing quality care.
She and her husband live in Lakeland and enjoy working out in the gym, being outdoors, and spending as much time as possible with her family.
Recently moved to Lakeland from New Jersey with her husband, Lisa enjoys outside activities and the beautiful Florida weather. She has three children and three grandsons.
A Mulberry High and Concorde Career Institute graduate with a C.R.D.A, Marty has been an assistant with Dr. Valentine since 1997.
She is a Lakeland native, happily married with 2 girls and loves the beach, Rays baseball games, and shopping. Marty says, "Not a day goes by that I don’t love seeing our patients and making them happy. After all, everyone deserves a great smile."
Our Patient Treatment Coordinator, Tara was born in Alaska. She received her A.A. in business from Polk State College. Working with dental patients for 8 years now and at our office since 2009, Tara enjoys building relationships with patients and assisting them with dental treatment plans.
Tara loves music, movies, and spending time at the beach.
Our practice's Office Financial Coordinator, Cindy is a C.R.D.A. graduate of Concorde Career Institute. Raised in Lakeland and with Dr. Valentine since 1996, she is married with 2 children and enjoys spending time with her family. She is active in her church and loves relaxing at the beach. One of her greatest joys at Dr. Valentine's office is working with a great team and getting to know the wonderful patients.