Meet the Team
Dr. Ana Maria Bush
Dr. Bush was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. She chose her profession at the age of 8. One of her earliest memories was playing Dentist with her siblings. Dr. Bush considers herself very lucky to be able to live out her dream.
After completing high school she went on to study Dentistry at La Pontificia Universidad Javeriana graduating with honors in 1987. In December of 1993 Dr. Bush relocated to the Tampa Bay area to continue her dental education at the University of Florida, graduating in 1998.
She opened her own practice in 2005 and has been an active member of the community ever since. She is happily married to her prince charming for the last 21 years and has two beautiful children who she enjoys spending time with.
Dr. Ruben Mesia
Dr. Ruben Mesia specializes in Periodontics, and provides specialty care to patients who require advanced treatment to maintain their teeth, gums and bone, or to those who wish replacement of missing teeth.
Prior his periodontal training, Dr. Mesia completed two years of residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Connecticut Health Center and received his Dental Degree at the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University. Dr. Mesia is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. He received a Master in Dental Science and Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Florida College of Dentistry.
In his free time he enjoys biking, running, and spending time with his wife, two sons, daughter, and his Chihuahua
Our Manager: Sacha
Sacha began her dental career in 1994. Originally from Miami, she later moved to Land O Lakes in 2008 with her family to try and stray away from “city life."
She is the first of the many smiling faces that you will see when you enter our practice. With her years of experience, she is always ready and willing to help you maximize your time, finances, and overall knowledge of dental insurance. Sacha strives to stay informed with any new advances in Dental Office Management by attending administrative continuing education courses a few times a year.
On her time off, she enjoys spending time with her family either at the beach or just watching a good movie together!
Our Assistant: Joanne
Joanne Gonzalez is our Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. She received her certification at Concorde Career Institute in 2014. Joanne is new to dentistry and is learning new techniques every day! She is a Colorado native and has lived in Tampa since 1982. She is married and is a proud mother to two beautiful children. In her spare time she loves making memories with her family and friends.
Our Receptionist & Marketing Coordinator: Sarah
Sarah Bush was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. She attended the local Land O Lakes High School and now attends the University of South Florida in pursuit of her Biomedical Sciences Degree in order to attend medical school. She is also not only a friendly face but also a familiar face - she is the daughter of Dr. Ana Maria Bush.
She had been a part of the staff unofficially by working the reception seasonally as well as labeling and mailing postcards for the office throughout her high school years. However, now that she is a college student, she is able to integrate into the office staff permanently. Sarah now not only does postcards but manages marketing for Perfect Smile Dental Studio.
In her free time, Sarah does homework and exercises in order to get her mind off of that homework!
Our Hygienist: Megan
Megan is a Clearwater, Florida born native. She had served in the United States Army for seven years as a Dental Assistant. Receiving an honorable discharge from the military in 2012, Megan began her pursuits towards furthering her dental knowledge and skill by practicing to become a Dental Hygienist.
Megan graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2016 and is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene to attain more knowledge and broaden her scope on oral health and prevention.
Her passion lies within genuinely connecting with patients by making them feel comfortable and cared for. Her main objective is to prevent Periodontal Disease which is so common within her field of practice, and to recommend necessary treatment methods to help prevent and maintain the overall health of oral tissues.
On her free time, Megan enjoys hunting in the winter with her dad, as well as fishing and just being a tomboy. She enjoys traveling near the ocean or deep in the mountains, trying new places to eat, visiting with friends, and spending time with her sisters and nieces. Family and freedom are what’s most important to her.
Our Hygienist: Denise
Originally from Michigan but last from and professionally educated in Connecticut, Denise joined the Perfect Smile Dental staff in 2014 with an expansive resume and 30+ years of experience as a dental hygienist.
Having a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Master of Science in Bio-Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Denise's career has included work not only in traditional general and periodontal practices, but also portable service to skilled nursing and long term care residents. Her advanced degrees afforded her positions teaching in a career school, state college dental hygiene program, and in service staff lectures. She has represented at service and major brand product trade shows, and was the marketing/event planner and emcee for a local dental specialist in professional and community arenas.
Denise's genuine enjoyment of people and concern for their well-being is evident in her spirit and care for them, as she subscribes to the philosophy that "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him a life time." And so it is with her patient education!
She resides with her musician husband, their two daughters and two dogs in New Port Richey where they all enjoy the outdoors including biking, travel, the water, and the blessed wonders of each day.
Our Hygienist: Jessica
Jessica Raymond has been Certified Registered Dental Hygienist for three years. Her career in the dental industry began when she was 16 years old. Throughout high school and college she worked in a dental lab providing customer service and assisting in various departments within the lab. This is where her love of dentistry began. In 2011, she decided she wanted to pursue a career in dental hygiene at St. Petersburg College. She graduated in 2013 with her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene and in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.
Jessica has served on the 2015-2016 Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board. This opportunity allows her to provide her patients with the latest information and research on new technology and products from Colgate. She has a passion for educating and improving the oral health of every one of her patient’s based on evidence base care and individual need. She is also the current Vice-President of the Pasco-Hernando Dental Hygiene Association. This position has enabled her to share her knowledge with others and network with other hygienists and vendors in Pasco-Hernando counties.