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Meet Your Altamonte Springs Dental Team

When it comes to our team, you get both quality and quantity. Each member has been hand-selected by our dentists based on their experience, training, and friendly personality. They’ll make sure you have everything you need for your appointments and that no question goes unanswered. If you ever need anything while you’re with us, they’ll always be there will a smile and a helping hand. Read on below to say “hello!” to our fantastic dental team.

Dental Hygienists

Lisa dental hygienist


My name is Lisa Evans Pickelsimer. I have been a hygienist with this dental office since June 1991 and have been in dentistry since 1985. My husband and I have a beautiful daughter and grandson. At any event with our dental office, you can bet that I’ll have a camera as I love photography. On the weekends, you can always find us boating, scalloping, ATV riding, or doing anything outdoors!

Elizabeth dental hygienist


My name is Elizabeth Steffens, and I have been a dental hygienist with our dental office since 2000. I truly enjoy catching up with each patient when they are in our dental office, as I feel that many have become close friends. My husband and I have two amazing children, Evan and Ethan, who love to play soccer. I was born and raised in Gainesville, thus my love for the Gators. On the weekends, when we are not carting the kids around to games, I love to jog, go to the beach, and spend time with family and friends here in town!

Donna dental hygienist


Hi, my name is Donna Adkins. In 1989 I became a dental hygienist and have enjoyed educating and encouraging patients through their dental journey. I love getting to know my patients and building long-term relationships. I grew up locally and still reside in Lake Mary with my husband and two children. I enjoy a good cup of coffee, running, and hanging with family, friends and my dog, Daisy.

Celi dental team member


My name is Araceli Bornacelli, but everyone calls me Celi! I have been with the dental office since 2005 and have found a second family! I was raised in Chicago, and I love visiting there to see family and friends. I am also fluent in Spanish. My husband Larry and I have two young daughters, Lily and Adeline, who, needless to say, keep us very busy! One of my passions outside of family and work is my love of music of all kinds. I look forward to seeing you here in the dental office!

Sarah dental hygienist


My name is Sarah Folan, and I have been with this dental office since 1997, serving in several capacities. I had the fortune of serving as Dr. Nofsinger’s chairside assistant for 14 years. I then decided to go back to school for my dental hygiene degree. Upon graduation, I found myself back here at my second “home” as a hygienist, and I have been doing so ever since. A graduate of Lyman High School, my husband Tim and I have a son, Jacob, and enjoy boating and fishing.

Carrie dental team member


Hi! My name is Carrie Padgett. I feel so blessed to have been with this dental office since January of 1998, and I truly consider my coworkers and many of my patients to be family. These people are the reason you will always see a huge smile on my face! I’ve absolutely loved watching the dental office grow will still keeping that true small-town “family” feel. I was raised here in Orlando and graduated from Mars Hill College in Asheville, NC. My husband Mark and I have two beautiful daughters named Emma and Anna – they keep us very busy! My greatest joy in life is spending quality time with them. GO GATORS!

Laurie dental team member


Hi! My name is Laurie McMillan. I was born and raised in Minnesota and moved to Florida in 1992. I have been working in dentistry since 1985, and I found my new home away from home here at Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland on August 1st, 2018. It is such a pleasure to be a part of an amazing team like this one. I’ve met so many wonderful patients and I look forward to seeing you and your family soon too! My husband and I have two children named Michael and Katelyn. Outside of work, I love spending quality time with family and friends, traveling, and simply enjoying life. As always, GO NOLES!

Michelle Campbell dental team member


My name is Michelle Campbell, and I have been a dental hygienist here at our dental office since 2017. I’m so proud to be part of such an amazing team! On a personal note, I’m an Orlando native, growing up in Longwood and attending Lake Brantley High School. I also lived for many years in New Orleans, teaching part-time at the LSU School of Dentistry. In my free time, I enjoy running and cheering on the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers! 

Dental Assistants

Michelle Ramirez dental team member


Hello!! My name is Michelle Ramirez Colchado. I've been a dental assistant since 2013. I was born in New York and lived most of my adult life in Connecticut. I love animals, I am a parent to 2 dogs, Lucca and Leo and a sweet cat named Girl. What I enjoy doing the most is anything skin care related, fashion and interior design. I also love gardening and have tons of indoor plants. I'm very p assionate about my job; the staff at our dental office make it so much fun to work here!


Tiffany dental assistant


My name is Tiffany Bradley. I started with the dental office as a dental assisting intern in 2000, and upon graduation from Orlando Tech, I was hired in January of 2001. I drive every day from Volusia County and pass many other dental offices before I reach ours. I really love this dental office, the doctors, my fellow staff members, and especially our awesome patients! I have a passion for dentistry and teaching. In 2010 I received my undergraduate degree in Technical Education and Industry Training from UCF. My husband Scot and I have two wonderful boys ages five and seven.

Vanessa dental assistant


Hi, my name is Vanessa Cieszynski, and I’ve been a dental assistant with this dental office since 2013. I love dentistry and our wonderful family of patients! I’m a Florida native and grew up in Central Florida. My husband Josh and I have a beautiful daughter, Kara Jo, and a lovable dog named Tank. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, working on projects and spending time with family and friends.

Anna-Maria dental team member


I’m Anna-Maria, and I’ve been working as a dental assistant for well over 30 years so far! I moved to Orlando in 1982 from Berlin, Germany and completed my EDDA certification at Southern College. I love being able to help people through my job and give them new reasons to smile. At home, my husband Michael and I have three “fur kids,” also known as dogs. In my free time, I like to read, stay fit, and go to nearby theme parks.

Lisette dental team member


My name is Lissette, and I’ve been working in the dental field for almost 20 years so far. I studied at Pasadena City College and am certified in CPR, OSHA, and nitrous sedation. I’m also fluent in Spanish! I became an assistant to overcome my own fear of the dentist’s office and to help others finally overcome theirs as well! Today, I love being able to turn a patient’s frown into a smile again. I’m originally from Los Angeles, and my husband Adrian and I have two fat cats and one love bird at home. In my free time, I always love going to the beach, visiting museums, watching movies, and reading.

Administrative Staff

Kelli dental hygiene coordinator


I’m Kelli, your hygiene coordinator. I’ve had the pleasure of calling this dental office home since 2005. When I’m not here welcoming new or returning patients, I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband and daughter as well as my family and friends. I enjoy playing sports, staying fit and healthy, and traveling all while having fun! Being a part of our team has given me the opportunity to foster relationships with many of our patients and our phenomenal team. Getting to meet our new patients or catching up with old ones makes my workday FUN. I look forward to welcoming you to our dental office!

Becky scheduling coordinator


My name is Becky Meyer, and I have been a scheduling coordinator for over 30 years. I moved to Central Florida five years ago and have found a special place here since 2012. My husband and I have one amazing daughter, and on the weekends, I enjoy bird watching, hiking, going to the beach, and just spending time with my family.

Sandy financial coordinator


My name is Sandy Hay, and I am the financial coordinator. I have been in the dental field for 30 years. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, playing outdoor sports, and spending time with family and friends. I am very fortunate to call this dental office not only my workplace, but my second home. It is a pleasure to work with so many professional, talented, and caring people.

Cindy dental team member


Hello, I’m Cindy! I’ve been the financial coordinator at Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland for a few years now. I studied at UCF for my undergraduate degree and then attended graduate school at the Loyola University of Chicago. Today, what I enjoy most about my job is the wonderful coworkers and patients! I’m originally from Jacksonville, and my dad was even stationed at the NAS JAX Base. I’m married with two children at home. My favorite hobbies include practicing yoga, running, spending quality time with loved ones, and keeping up with UCF football. GO KNIGHTS!

Andrea dental team member


Bio coming soon!

Our Dental Laboratory

Doug dental team member


I’m Douglas Jackson, and my career in the dental field spans over 45 years so far, with many of them spent right here at Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland. I attended Valencia Community College and have also studied at world-renowned dental institutions like the Dawson Center and the Pankey Institute. I love working in a team-oriented environment and going above and beyond to exceed each patient’s expectations. My patient nature makes me a great fit for laboratory work! I’m an Orlando native and have a blended family with three grown sons. My wife worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Roger Nofsinger in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Outside of the dental office, my interests include reading and trivia.

Kevin dental team member


I’m Kevin, and I’m originally from Sand Springs, OK. I’ve been working in dentistry for over 25 years and first joined Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland a little over five years ago. I’m retired from the US Air Force and actually completed my AAS degree in dental laboratory technology at the Community College of The Air Force. I’ve also certified in crown & bridge and advanced porcelain techniques. What I enjoy most about my work is interacting with patients and being part of a team that changes so many smiles for the better. My wife Michelle and I have three children named Kyle, Madison, and Meghan. Outside of the dental office, you can usually find me smoking brisket.