We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Magda is Dr. Alicea’s wife and handles all office business, as well as the financial and operational matters. She has assumed a leadership role in motivating office team members and proactively seeking ways to improve the dental practice. Magda makes sure the office runs smoothly and ensures that we work in a wonderful environment.
She attended the University of Puerto Rico where she attained a doctor’s degree in Pharmacy. She is especially talented with her communication skills and her contagious enthusiasm is sure to leave a positive impression on anyone she meets. Magda was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She spends a lot of her “spare time” being the busy mom of three young kids, Ariana, Alex and Andres (twin boys!).
Jackie has been with Your Desired Smile since May 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Jackie is the quintessential “Nuyorican” spending her childhood in New York amongst her Puerto Rican family. Jackie has worked in several dental offices across the country, including in El Paso, TX, New York City, NY, Colorado Springs, Co and even Stuttgart, Germany. Her roles have included Dental Assistant and Office Manager for close to 30 years. Jackie currently lives in the Tampa Bay area with her son Zachary.
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Lourdes joined our team in February of 2017. Lourdes was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida in 2008. She graduated as DAEF in 2012, and has been working in several dental offices in the Tampa Bay area ever since.
Lourdes loves taking care of her patients, and is always looking to make a positive impact on people’s lives. She is always smiling and looking to cheer up everyone around her. Lourdes has two kids, Hector and Julian.
Basty joined our team in January of 2017. Born in Manzanillo, Cuba, she graduated as a Dentist in 1994 and has been in Florida since 2003 practicing as an RDH ever since. Basty loves to help the community and share her knowledge and experience with her patients, knowing that dental hygieneis paramount to the overall health of your body. Basty currently lives in Tampa with her husband Randy, and has two baseball-loving sons, Randy Jr. and Israel.
Ajla joined Your Desired Smile in 2018 as the Marketing Manager. She handles all forms of marketing including digital and traditional.
Born in Bosnia and raised in Tampa Bay, Ajla holds a master’s degree in Global Strategic Communication from Florida International University, and a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of South Florida.
Ajla loves working behind the screen and staying up-to-date with the latest industry marketing trends. When she’s not working, you can find Ajla at the beach or catching a flight to her next travel destination.
Born in Guatemala but raised in Chicago, Maria relocated to Florida in 2018 and joined the Your Desired Smile team. Maria’s love for dentistry springs from her mother who was a dentist in Guatemala and hygienist in Illinois.
Maria has been working in dental offices since the age of 16. She loves helping patients and finds making our patients feel at ease even when they express fear or anxiety of the dentist very rewarding. When she’s not working, you can find Maria spending time with her friends and family.