About Our Team

Our highly trained, dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal – your utmost comfort! All of our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals with many hours of training. They have high standards of quality, integrity and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients. We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communications.

Sanford N. Schwartz, D.D.S.

Diplomate, American Board of
Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry

Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Master, Academy of General Dentistry
Associate Fellow, World Clinical Laser Institute

Former Instructor, New York University College of Dentistry

Personal: Date of Birth: March 12, 1954
Married, three children

Professional Goal:
To provide general dental care of the highest quality, improving quality of life and length of life for my patients.

Education:
Dr. Sanford N. Schwartz received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1979 after earning his B.A. from State University of New York at Albany. He completed a general practice residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital, where he also served as assistant instructor in the Department of Surgery.

While practicing in New York, Dr. Schwartz was an instructor at New York University College of Dentistry, and served on staff at Maimonides and Southside Hospitals.

Dr. Schwartz’s ongoing continuing education includes a number of surgical and prosthetic training programs on osseo integrated implants, among them a 330 hour maxi course provided by the Medical College of Georgia and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Extensively trained and experienced in esthetic dentistry, Dr. Schwartz has been veneering teeth since 1979.

Dr. Schwartz has also completed 600 hours in the University of Florida Comprehensive Dentistry Advanced Cirriculum.

Community:
Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year 1997, member since 1986
Congregation Beth Shalom, member
Kiwanis Club, former member
Sponsor of Brandon soccer and baseball since 1986
Brandon Regional Hospital, Department of Surgery, 1986-2006

Member:
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
West Coast District Dental Association
Hillsborough County Dental Association
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Academy of General Dentistry

Past President:
Brandon Dental Study Club
Tampa Implant Study Club

Carolee “Lee” Schwartz

Executive Director
Lee has worked with Dr. Schwartz since 1982, assisting chairside, served as receptionist, office manager, insurance claims coordinator, payroll and business manager. Having worked at virtually every job in our office, Lee is uniquely qualified to oversee our entire operation. She has created our office décor to make every patient feel completely comfortable and like family. Lee is a strong support to her husband and their three children: Jake, Tara and Susan.

Diane Lyons

R.D.H., B.A.S.D.H.
Diane, a registered dental hygienist with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene, has been part of our practice since 1997. She enjoys hygiene and is a life-long learner with special interests in nutritional science and the oral-systemic disease connection. Diane has a relaxing style, with a meticulous technique and is a great asset to our office; her patients love her and trust her. In her leisure, she enjoys being with friends and family, going to art festivals, snorkeling, boating, traveling, reading and trying new restaurants.

Elena Rogers

R.D.H.
Elena, a registered dental hygienist, has recently joined our practice. She graduated from Tunxis Community Technical College in Farmington, Connecticut, and moved to Florida in 2007. Elena’s clinical experience and high standards of patient care make her a great asset to our practice.

Elena is originally from Russia. She graduated with Masters Degree in Linguistics and International Communications from Tver State University in Russia. Even though hygiene is Elena’s passion, she greatly enjoys foreign languages. In her free time, Elena loves spending time with her family and friends, gardening, exercising and visiting her native Russia.

Brenda Shaw

E.F.D.A., Invisalign Coordinator
Brenda, a dental assistant with expanded functions, joined our staff August of 2004. She came to our office with twenty-one years of dental experience, has a great personality and very calming energy with a great sense of humor that patients find very comforting. Brenda’s wealth of knowledge and training fits well with our team. She loves singing and dancing.

Sally Jordan

Receptionist, Accounts Payable
Sally joined our staff October of 2006 to assist Dr. Schwartz with accounts payable. She is originally from Georgia where she assisted her husband in a retail business. We soon discovered that her warm, caring personality was what we were looking for to greet our patients. She is married, has three children, two granddaughters, and one grandson whom she loves dearly.

Adrienne Tyler

E.F.D.A., Scheduling Coordinator
Adrienne graduated from Sanford-Brown Institute as dental assistant with expanded-functions in 2007. During this time, she spent the length of her externship with us. Because of her exuberant energy, excitement and interest in dentistry, we couldn’t see our team working without her. She works closely with scheduling for the hygienists and confirming appointments, which she especially enjoys. Adrienne spends her free time with her husband and daughter, visiting theme parks and being outdoors. greatly enjoys foreign languages. In her free time, Elena loves spending time with her family and friends, gardening, exercising and visiting her native Russia.

Nick Espinosa

R.D.A
We welcomed Nick to our practice February of 2007. He is a dental assistant with expanded functions, hygiene assistant and sterilization technician. You will find he is always eager to learn more about the dental field. Nick also has a degree in bible theology and is a talented musician. He is married with three beautiful children. He enjoys spending quality time with family and his brothers and sisters from church.

Alfredo Loayza

Master Ceramist
After having worked together for over 12 years, Dr. Schwartz is excited to be able to have this extremely talented master ceramist as a part of our team. Alfredo is amongst the best in his field. Having previous worked in practices with renowned, highly skilled dentists, Alfredo moved from another part of Tampa Bay to the Brandon area to work directly with Dr. Schwartz.

Susie Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz is delighted to welcome his daughter, Susie, to our team. She is currently attending college with an interest in Communications, Broadcast Journalism and Marketing. She serves on the leadership team of Unleashed, ministry dedicated to serving a lost generation of young adults. She exercises avidly, despite abandoning an NCAA Division I soccer scholarship in order to dedicate herself to the Unleashed ministry.
Elena is originally from Russia. She graduated with Masters Degree in Linguistics and International Communications from Tver State University in Russia. Even though hygiene is Elena’s passion, she greatly enjoys foreign languages. In her free time, Elena loves spending time with her family and friends, gardening, exercising and visiting her native Russia.

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