Meet the Staff
Melody, Maria, Judy, Dr. Nguyen, Cherie, and Ariel
Dental Care at Dr. Phillips was opened in the early 1990s and acquired by Dr. Nguyen in March 2018. She feels lucky that many of the practice’s original staff and patients have stayed with her through these changes.
Cherie is our practice manager and has been caring for this practice for over 25 years. She feels the patients she’s met are not only part of a very large family but many have become personal friends. Cherie started her career as a Certified Dental Assistant many years ago and has never looked back. She is proud of her staff and their dedication to our patients and the community and feels that it would be difficult to find another office with a team as caring and considerate as this one. In her spare time, Cherie enjoys training her dogs and competing in canine agility sports. She and her husband enjoy spending time at their cabin in North Carolina when time permits. Her other hobbies include reading, quilting, hiking and knitting for the prayer shawl ministry at her church.
Judy is our dental hygienist and has been with us since 2010. She attended hygiene school in New Jersey and served our country in the U.S. Army. Judy is dedicated to providing patients with dental care helping them to maintain good oral hygiene. She is a team player and believes a positive attitude has helped her in her career. Outside of the office, Judy enjoys zip lining, theme parks, concerts, growing orchids and spending time with her rescue dog. Judy has previously lived in Colorado and New Jersey.
Maria is our insurance coordinator. She has previously worked as a dental assistant and has been with our practice for 18 years. Her dedication to attaining the best insurance benefits for our patients is evident. Maria has lived in Florida for over 36 years and considers our office her family. She has two grown children and her daughter has provided her with 6 grandchildren. Her favorite grandchild is her daughters 170lb Great Dane! Maria has a love for animals and has two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys catch and release fresh water fishing, watching Nascar and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Ariel has been with us since graduating from Orlando Technical College in 2016 with her CDA and EFDA certifications. Ariel loves being able to educate patients and help them to make decisions which will make them confident with their smile. She has a caring personality and immediately fit into our office. Recently married, she enjoys spending time with her family. She likes to explore and enjoy the outdoors with her little girl and her dog Snoopy.
Melody joined our office in 2017 after completing her CDA & EFDA certifications at Orlando Technical College. Recently engaged she has a young son and a new puppy named Lucky. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. Melody has a delightful caring and sincere personality and you immediately feel at ease when you meet her. Melody is bilingual which is greatly appreciated in our diverse community.
Located at 7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Suite 10, in Orlando, we have plenty of parking and are close to some of the areas best restaurants and shops.
We are 20 minutes from Disneyworld, five minutes from Universal Studios, and we happily see emergency patients traveling through the area.