Meet the Team


Lori Sagardia – CDA

Lori SagardiaLori has been a dental assistant since 1978, and has been a member of the Alafaya Family Dentistry team since 1990. She was born in Reno, Nevada and grew up in northern California. In her spare time she works as a Jazzercise instructor.


Shelby Jentsch - CDA



Nelly Konvalina, CDA and Laboratory Technician

Nelly KonvalinaNelly is originally from Prague, Czech Republic, where she studied at a College of Dental Technology to become a dental technician, and later added dental assisting to her repertoire. She married her husband in Canada, and their kids were born in Kingston, Ontario. Since her graduation, Nelly took many continuing education courses in Canada and the United States from well known dentists such as Peter Dawson. Nelly and her husband moved to Oviedo 6 years ago and they all absolutely love it! Her daughter Alex and son Lucas are both attending Hagerty High School. Nelly is one of our newest team members. She has been a patient of Alafaya Family Dentistry for the last 6 years because she believes that the highest quality of dentistry and patient care is provided here. She loves spending time with her family and cheering her kids on in multiple sports. Her other hobbies are travel, home improvements, and driving her kids crazy!

Deborah Lenczyk – CRDH

Deborah LenczykDebbie has been a hygienist at Alafaya Family Dentistry for over 20 years. She enjoys getting to know her patients and teaching them how to keep their mouths healthy. She has been happily married to her husband David for over 30 years. They have two grown children, a daughter and son. Their daughter Jillian, and son in law Ryan, live in Chuluota with their two daughters -Ava and Mia. They are Debbies pride and joy! Their son Jamison lives in Sanford. He and his long time girlfriend Jamie have two fur babies…Cali and Ophelia. They too are Debbies pride and joy! In Debbies spare time she enjoys biking, yoga, crafting and cooking.

Jessica Ross

Jessica RossJessica grew up in the Oviedo Community and attended Oviedo High School. She has a biology degree from University of Central Florida and received her dental hygiene degree from Sanford Brown College in Jacksonville in 2016. She has her anesthesia license from The University of Florida and has taken numerous courses on patient care and communication. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her dog Baxter (the office therapy dog), running, and spending time with her family.

Laurie Wich – Accounting

Laurie WichLaurie has been in dentistry for over 30 years. She moved to Florida from New York and has resided in Central Florida for the last 30 years. She has been part of the Alafaya Family Dentistry Team since 2010. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include music and classic car shows. She owns a 1966 convertible Chevelle and a 1991 Firebird, and enjoys taking her cars to car shows on the weekends.


Doreen Turnas – Financial Coordinator

Doreen TurnasDoreen has been in dentistry since 1989 with past experience in assisting, front desk duties, and office management. Born and raised in Connecticut, she moved to Oviedo, Florida in 1993 with her husband and two children. Her children are now grown and married and have given her four grandchildren. Doreen loves to spend time with her family, garden, read novels, and travel. “Time with my family is the most important thing to me. We call it family bonding!”

Brinnae Smith - Office Manager

Brinnae grew up in Oviedo and attended Oviedo High School. She then moved to Tallahassee to go to Florida State University (Go Noles!) where she earned an undergraduate in Business Management with a Minor is Hospitality. She then went on to achieve her MBA in Health Service Administration. She moved with her husband back to the Orlando area to be closer to family and raise her two beautiful children. She loves spending time with family, boating on the lake, theme parks and football.

Aleisha Barolet - Hygiene Coordinator

Aleisha joined our team in 2019 and has been in dentistry for over 11 years. She and her husband are Florida natives and are high school sweethearts. They share two wonderful children, Austin and Aubrey. In her spare time she loves to spend time with family and vacation at their cabin in North Carolina. You can always find her smiling at the front desk. Aleisha looks forward to accommodating you for your hygiene appointments.

Waben William - CRDH

Waben has been a dental hygienist since 2018 and has been a member at Alafaya Family Dentistry team since January 2020. She enjoys educating patients on how to keep their mouths healthy. She comes from a large family and enjoys spending her free time with them.


Yariely Gonzalez

Yariely GonzalezYariely, or “Jotti” as she’s known in the office, is one of the newest members to join our Alafaya Family Dentistry team in 2018. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she attended Pennsylvania State University (Go Nittany Lions!) earning her bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice. She has a daughter named Aiyana, and in 2013 they moved to Sanford, FL. Yariely loves to spend her time with family, dancing, and creating DIY decorations.


Jennifer Echegaray

The office of Alafaya Family Dentistry

Alafaya Family Dentistry

The team at Alafaya Family Dentistry strives to provide you and your family with personalized dental care focused on excellence and integrity. Our dentists are members of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American College of Oral Implantology
  • Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Central District Dental Association
  • Dental Society of Greater Orlando 
  • Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry

To schedule a consultation at our dental office serving Oviedo and Orlando, FL, contact us online or call (407) 365-6200.

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