Our Team

Craig Valentine, D.M.D.

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.

Rachael Phillips Yopp, D.D.S.

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.

Yasodhara (Yash) Vadlamudi, D.D.S.

Originally from Hyderabad, India, Dr. Yasodhara Vadlamudi (Dr. Yash) earned her BDS at Rajeev Gandhi University. After moving to the United States she completed her US dental degree at the Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Yash and her husband are excited to be living in the Lakeland area where they plan to raise their family. In her spare time she loves traveling and cooking. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the Polk County Dental Association.

Aimee Dental Hygienist

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.

Alice Dental Hygienist

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.

Chelsea Dental Assistant

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.

Danielle Dental Hygienist

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.

Lisa Scheduling Coordinator

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.

Marty Dental Assistant

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."

Tara Treatment Coordinator

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.

Cindy Office Financial Coordinator

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.

Whether you are looking for preventive or restorative care or a beautiful new smile, we would like to thank you for choosing our practice for your dental care.