Meet Our Team

About-Us

Every staff member at Smiles by Shields is committed to dental health as a part of overall wellness. We want your dental experience to be relaxed, comfortable, and stress free. Our team is happy to meet you and honored to make you smile!

Hygiene Staff

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Lisa has been a member of this wonderful practice for 22 years. She graduated from Armstrong State College in Savanna Georgia in 1991, where she earned her Dental Hygiene Degree. She is a hard worker and is thorough in everything that she does. She treasures all her patients and the special friendships that have been formed over her many years with this practice.

Lisa has been married for 19 years and is the mother to a beautiful son who is 11. She is very active in her church and frequently hosts bible study in her home.

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Hollie earned her Dental Hygiene Degree at FSCJ. She has always had a strong interest in dentistry and especially in helping people obtain a beautiful healthy smile, aided by today’s modern technologies. Her genuine concern and care for our patients has helped to keep so many calm and comfortable.

Hollie is a Jacksonville native that is married and has a blended family of six children and two grandchildren. In her free time she loves to travel, spend time with her family, and being out on their boat.

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Vicki has been a part of this practice for all of her 13 years as a Dental Hygienist and is a member of the River City Hygiene club. She loves that she has been seeing some of her patients for those 13 years establishing and adding to those relationships. She loves being able to help people and make a difference with their overall health. Vicki’s favorite part of her job is meeting a new patient who is apprehensive and making them feel comfortable and actually enjoy themselves by the end of the visit.

In her spare time, Vicki enjoys reading, gardening, fishing, baking, and just spending time outside on the water with her family.

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Robin has been a practicing Dental Hygienist for over 36 years. She loves her job. It allows her to meet many interesting people and gives her the opportunity to help them not only with their oral health but their overall health.

Robin grew up in Orange Park and still resides in Clay County. She’s a happy person and loves to spend time with her friends and family.
 

Assistant Staff

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Linda has over 30 years’ experience in Dentistry as a chairside assistant. She has worked in Orthodontics and General practices throughout the years. Linda has been at this practice since March 1998. She is a Jacksonville native and comes from a large family. She has a son whom she is very proud of as he has begun a career of his own as one of Florida’s finest Florida Highway Patrol.

In her spare time Linda plays softball and often asks herself what she wants to do when she grows up! There is no doubt that God has placed Linda in this office. She loves her job and has thoroughly enjoyed all the wonderful patients, coworkers and employers along the way.

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Rosa has been a chairside Dental assistant for over 30 years. Her experience reflects her compassion and care she gives to her patients. She enjoys making her patients dental experience a fun and positive experience.

Rosa has been married to her husband Dave for 28 years and they are proud parents of 3 adult children who are all University of Florida Graduates. GO GATORS!
 

Front Staff

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Patricia is our office manager who is a Jacksonville native that loves the St. Johns River. She is committed to assure that your dental needs are met in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere and that patients have a pleasant dental experience. She has a passion for “wellness” dentistry and has learned through the years of experience and education how truly connected the teeth are to your overall health. She owes her love for “wellness” dentistry to her mentor, Dr. Stephen Hwang, who also mentored Dr. Shields.

“It is an honor and privilege to be part of a practice where you are able to do what you love while loving what you do”. Other than work, she enjoys boating and walking beaches where shells and/or sharks teeth are plentiful.

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Leslie is a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, with a family heritage dating back to the early 1700’s in the Jacksonville/St. Augustine area. She graduated from Englewood High School and attended Florida State College at Jacksonville, formerly FCCJ. She began her career in dentistry in 1979 and loves the relationships that have built over the last 16 years with patients.

Leslie has been married to her husband Fred for 22 years and they have 2 grown children Andrew and Peter. When she is not working at the office, Leslie enjoys reading fishing and kayaking/white water rafting, and hiking the outdoor trails.

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Don is a Florida native and Veteran of the United States Army. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida and loves working in a dental practice that prides itself on building relationships with patients and cares about their overall health.

Don has a beautiful wife “who happens to be Dr. Tiffany Shields” and is happily married with two amazing children. He loves spending time with his family and is an avid car enthusiast. His favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”