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 24 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 Dental Assistant: Emma
Emma was raised in Avon Park, Florida. She started her dental career as a Pediatric Dental Assistant and joined our team in June of 2020.
Emma is a true believer that smiling on a bad day can turn your day around and strives to make sure patients leave with a smile that makes them feel confident. With her past pediatric dental experience she strives to make our youngest patients experience as friendly and welcoming as possible. She knows that the foundation of good dental health is dental knowledge! She strives to help the patients understand their treatment plans and educating them on on daily dental hygiene.
Our Hygienist: Katlyn
Katlyn is a born and raised Tampa, Florida native. She is very passionate about the field of hygiene and has known that she wanted to pursue a career in the dental field since she was a young girl. She loves to educate and motivate patients about their dental health. She prides herself in being able to give patients relatable examples about their oral health so that they can have a better and more simplistic understanding of how complex the human body can be.
Katlyn Graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2017 with her A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene. She is currently studying to continue her hygiene education by completing her Bachelor’s degree in May 2019 and is considering a Master’s degree shortly after.
In her spare time Katlyn enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Oscar. Her daughter is a competitive softball player that travels the state of Florida for several weekend tournaments per year. Katlyn is excited about the future of dental hygiene and looks forward to the many possibilities and doors her career may open in the future.
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.