Meet Our Team

About Dr. Mai

As he began his journey to becoming a premier dentist at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Dr. Mai committed himself to the highest level of excellence possible. For 19 years, Dr. Mai’s base of experience has grown with the industry’s state-of-the-art treatment strategies and allows him to offer you customized and comfortable care in prevention, restoration and cosmetic dentistry, including, as needed, the use of various forms of conscious sedation. As a result, Dr. Mai’s personal care has earned him some of the very best dental reviews in the area.

In his personal time, Dr. Mai loves spending time with his son, exploring the wonders of the USA and the world at large, and dedicating time to his own personal fitness.

About Dr. Jason Spears, DMD

A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Spears has built a foundation of extensive knowledge and experience in Dentistry. He also completed a postdoctoral residency for an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) with Lutheran Medical Center based in Brooklyn, NY. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

Dr. Spears appreciates the opportunity he’s had to give back to the world by participating in community health events around Florida and on mission trips to several countries.

Dr. Spears was born in California and raised in Maryland from the age of four. Following his education, he moved to Florida and has been practicing in the Sunshine State ever since. He is one of five children and when he is not practicing dentistry, he is traveling the world, hiking, playing sports, scuba diving, or spending time with his family and dog.

Carey DiMonda

Regional Manager

Meet Carey: Your Dental Care Champion 🦷

Since 2014, Carey has been an integral part of our practice, driven by her passion for dentistry and helping patients conquer their fears.

Starting as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Carey has seamlessly transitioned from clinical roles to leadership. Today, as our Regional Manager, she ensures the smooth operation of our practice. Off-duty, Carey enjoys quality time with her husband, Jordan, and their beloved pets. They support Jordan’s home inspection business and indulge in boating, concerts, and cozy movie nights. Her dedication to your dental well-being and bright smiles shines through every aspect of her work. With Carey by your side, expect a comfortable and exceptional dental experience.

Kristina Haywood

Remote Operations Coordinator

Meet Kristina, a Mai Dentistry team member since 2013, remotely orchestrating behind-the-scenes magic from Oregon. With a dental journey starting in 2002, Kristina, a proud mom of two, brings her love for water, boating, camping, and adventure to the forefront. Despite the distance, she ensures a quarterly in-person connection, embodying unity in our dental community. Karaoke enthusiast and dedicated professional, Kristina adds a unique melody to the Mai Dentistry experience.

Kristy Redmon

Office Manager

Bio coming soon!

Christine Glenn

Assistant Manager

Originally from New Jersey, Christine moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1975. Her career began in banking, but she shifted her focus to dentistry and has been with Mai Dentistry since 2013’s opening of the Hudson office. She finds working with her patients, Dr. Mai and the team at Mai Dentistry to be deeply enjoyable. Her personal interests include spending time with family and friends, learning as much as she can about health and dental care, and pursuing adventures traveling and kayaking.

Jennifer Knudsen

Lead Dental Assistant

Introducing Jennifer Knudsen, our Lead Dental Assistant extraordinaire, serving diligently across all three of our locations. With a deep-rooted love for dentistry, Jennifer’s favorite part of the job is crafting temporaries, showcasing her impeccable skill and dedication. She’s been perfecting her craft since 2004, and since joining us in 2016, her passion has been an invaluable asset to our team.

Beyond the dental world, Jennifer finds solace in beach vacations, sharing quality moments with her family. Her significant other, Christopher, and two wonderful kids, Kaila and Jacob, are her heart’s delight. Jennifer’s commitment to dental excellence and her nurturing spirit extend from our practices to her cherished family moments. We’re privileged to have her as an integral part of our team, ensuring your dental experience is not just professional but also marked by genuine care.

Becky Tesar

Insurance Coordinator

Meet Becky, a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the dental field. Originally from Wisconsin, she relocated to Florida while maintaining strong ties with her family back in the Midwest.

Beyond her expertise in dentistry, Becky’s heart resonates with her love for dogs, football, and the warmth of family life. Her wealth of experience in insurance and genuine passion for both her work and personal interests make Becky an invaluable member of our team.

Marcela Cali

Registered Dental Hygienist

Marcela graduated from UMDNJ, School of Health Related Professions, and earned her license in Dental Hygiene in 1999. She later completed the Comprehensive Dental Hygiene Program at Las Vegas Institute. Bilingual (Spanish), she prides herself on her compassion and ability to put patients at ease to ensure a positive experience. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Running and dancing round out her leisure activities.

Jason Ferreira

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jason was born in North Dakota and moved to Florida at a young age. He graduated with his degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Pasco Hernando State College, then achieved a license in anesthesia, and has five years’ experience as a hygienist. An avid landscaper, car enthusiast, and book collector, Jason also loves doing mixed martial arts and teaching it as well.

Bacil Istanbuly

Registered Dental Hygienist

Having earned an extensive university education in health sciences internationally, and through military training abroad and in the U.S., Bacil found his calling from a young age and followed his dream of healing patients through dental care. Even while pursuing continuing education, he began his dental health career first as a dental assistant and then as a registered dental hygienist, always focusing on providing the best care possible. He deeply enjoys seeing his patients’ smiles and loves to spend time helping them learn better habits toward dental health.

Bacil has an M.S. in Health Sciences, is a licensed nurse practitioner and registered dental hygienist, and has also served proudly as an officer in the U.S. Navy. With over twenty years’ experience in the industry, he takes pride in his ability to continually grow his dental health skills while practicing, but still finds time each year to visit his family in Jordan – and even volunteer in various local clinics on each trip.

Akikko

Registered Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon!

Tara Evert

Dental Assistant

Introducing Tara, our experienced dental assistant with over two decades of expertise. With a genuine passion for helping people, Tara thrives on making patients smile and laugh. Her infectious laughter mirrors her big heart, creating a welcoming atmosphere in our practice.

Outside the dental realm, Tara is a devoted mom who finds solace and joy spending her days off at the beach. Tara’s dedication to brightening smiles extends beyond the dental office, making her an integral part of creating a positive and caring environment at Mai Dentistry.

Monica Proctor

Dental Assistant

Monica has over of 20 years dental assistant experience and loves to see the smiles on patients’ faces as they leave the office. Her personal interests include health and exercise, dancing, going to the beach and spending time with her children and her granddaughter.

Wendy Trujillo Gonzalez

Dental Assistant

Meet Wendy, a valued bilingual member of our dental assistant team at Mai Dentistry. With a journey in dentistry since 2018, Wendy’s passion lies in bringing smiles to people’s faces. Beyond the clinical side, she finds joy in beach days and spending quality time with friends and family.

As a dental assistant, Wendy not only contributes to the excellence of our practice but also radiates positivity, creating a welcoming atmosphere for our patients. Wendy’s commitment to both professional excellence and personal well-being is a testament to the vibrant spirit at Mai Dentistry.

Amanda Frazier

Front Desk

Bio coming soon!

Abigail P.

Front Desk

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Jessie R.

Front Desk

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Hailey H.

Front Desk

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Vicki B.

Dental Assistant

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Kristen G.

Dental Assistant

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