Dr. Collins was born and raised in a small town in Arkansas and graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans in 1998. He served as a Dental Officer in U.S. Navy for four years and completed a one- year Advanced Program in General Dentistry. Dr. Collins moved to Orlando in 2002 and began Collins Dental in early 2003.
Dr. Collins is a Certified Invisalign® Specialist—Premier Dentist, a Certified Lumineers® Dentist, and a Certified Snap-On Smile® Dentist. His professional affiliations include:
Dr. Collins and his wife, Krista, have one daughter, Hannah. Away from the office he enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, cooking, fishing, tending to his chickens, biking, kayaking and college football – especially the LSU Tigers!
Dr. Ross Reiter was born and raised in East Grand Rapids, MI. He received his undergraduate education in Biomedical Sciences at Western Michigan University. In 2005, Dr. Reiter moved from Michigan to Fort Lauderdale. He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University. He moved to Orlando in August 2009. Dr. Reiter is a Certified Invisalign Specialist—Premier Dentist and a member of the Central Florida Implant Study Group. His professional affiliations include:
In his free time, Dr. Reiter enjoys spending time with family, golfing, playing racquetball, and traveling.
Dr. Monica Azer was born in Alexandria, Egypt and moved to Oviedo, Florida when she was only 5 years old. Dr. Azer attended the Seminole High School International Baccalaureate Magnet Program. She was then admitted to the prestigious 3+4 year accelerated dental program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine. After dental school, Dr. Azer completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where she received the John C. Kois Award for Clinical Excellence. After completing her residency, she moved back to her hometown to serve the community that has molded her so much over the years. Dr. Azer is a certified Invisalign® Specialist—Premier Dentist. Her professional affiliations include:
When she’s not in the office, Dr. Azer is an active member of her church and enjoys outdoor activities including hiking at the national parks and relaxing at the beach. Dr. Azer also enjoys visiting local restaurants and exploring everything Central Florida has to offer!
“I can truly say that before I came to Dr. Collins I was afraid of the dentist. I was very nervous my first visit and the team members were so gentle and understanding of my fears. They were very thorough and helped me to understand what was happening with my dental health. I would highly recommend anyone to see Dr. Collins and his team.”
– CAROLINE S.
Catherine grew up in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Florida, and graduated from UCF with a Bachelor of Science in Business. Catherine and her husband Jeff have been married for 22 years and have a son, Jordan, who attends Seminole State and daughter, Sarah, who attends Oviedo High School. They lived in Arizona for 15 years where Catherine spent several years working in the Healthcare and Technology Industries as a product manager. When her children were little, she worked as a substitute teacher. She has been the Director of Business Operations for Collins Dental for 5 years and a team member for 8 years. Catherine and her family enjoy spending time on the weekends with their extended family, at sports events, trying Mexican restaurants, traveling and supporting their church through ministry, service, and outreach.
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I’m most proud when… I hear our patients pay us an unsolicited compliment! That is why we are here — to love and serve our patients!
Lizbeth was born and raised in Chicago, IL, but traded in the snow for sand in 2013. She spends most of her free time doing home improvement, chasing her two sons, exploring new beaches with her husband, and lounging by the pool. Her favorite part about being in dentistry is seeing the boost of confidence and joy when a patient completes a cleaning or treatment.
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Haley is a true Florida girl as she was born and raised in the Longwood/Lake Mary area. She graduated from Lake Mary High School in 2008 and went on to study Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree from UCF, Haley attended dental hygiene school at Valencia College and graduated in May 2015. One day, she plans to gain a Master’s degree in non-profit management and start her own non-profit in the Central Florida community. She has been working for Collins Dental since 2015 and plans for many more years to come. When she is not at work, she enjoys exercising, baking, going to the beach, watching sports (especially the Steelers and UCF Knights), going to concerts, and spending time with family, friends, her husband Erik, and her cat Steel.
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Stephanie was born and raised in Orlando, FL. She spends most of her free time cheering on her children in their extracurricular activities. When she isn’t sitting at the dance or karate studio, she enjoys going to the beach. Her favorite part of dentistry is being able to help patients achieve a smile they deserve and can be proud of.
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Devin was born and raised here in Winter Springs, Florida. Growing up in a family of chiropractors, Devin knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. Upon high school graduation, she actively pursued a career in Dental Hygiene. Devin attended Daytona State College, where she served as Class President.
After several years of commuting to school, she is excited to plant herself back in her hometown and serve the Winter Springs community. Currently, Devin’s free time is going towards planning her wedding this upcoming fall. She enjoys attending group fitness classes with her fiancé and friends.
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Tasha is a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist who has been providing patients with beautiful, healthy smiles for more than sixteen years. Her passion for the dental field began right out of high school when she was hired as a front desk receptionist in a dental practice. From there, she trained as a dental assistant, and after nearly nine years as a lead dental assistant, she chose to further her career in the dental field. She attended Valencia College’s Dental Hygiene Program, where she graduated top clinician and first in her class with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree. Additionally, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Petersburg College with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree. When she is not treating patients at Collins Dental, Tasha extends her experience and knowledge to dental hygiene students as a dental hygiene instructor. In her free time, you can find her somewhere outdoors with her two daughters, Kaylee and Alyssa. They spend a lot of time at the softball field and the cheer gym but take trips to the beach any chance they get.
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Wendi was born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana, but when her fiancé accepted a job offer here in Florida, she decided to throw out the winter boots for permanent warm weather. She graduated from Indiana University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene with a Minor in Science. Wendi chose dentistry because she loves meeting new people and making a difference in their smiles.
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Sarah was born in Detroit, MI, and received her Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida and her National Board Certified Dental Assistant through DANB. Sarah grew up in Central Florida working for her father’s dental office in a variety of roles. Sarah has worked within many dental specialties, including orthodontics, pedodontics, oral surgery, and general dentistry.
Tabitha grew up in Long Island, NY. She moved to Florida 30 years ago and considers herself a native. Tabitha went into dentistry because she enjoys caring for and helping people. In her spare time, she likes to take local Florida adventures with her husband and son, going to the beach, reading, and playing with her dogs, Jazy and Baxter.
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Theresa has spent almost all of her life in Florida. She graduated from DSC with a degree in Dental Assisting. She chose to be a dental assistant because she wanted to change people’s lives and help them to smile. Theresa’s hero is her mother, as she showed her what a strong woman could be and do. Theresa enjoys exercising (running, swimming, biking, and lifting weights) and spending time with her family. Her family includes her two daughters (Ashlyn and Brittany) three dogs (Eddie, Rosco, Sadie) and her husband (Steve) whom she met in high school. Theresa is most proud when she sees her daughters achieve goals, showing that they, too, are becoming strong women.
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Mary grew up in Central Florida with her brother and sisters. She joined the Army in 2006 as a communications specialist. Mary was working in retail and met a dental assistant who loved his job and encouraged her to go to school for dental assisting. Mary enjoys caring for her patients and making them happy when they see their smile. In her spare time, Mary likes to spend time with her daughter Sophia, doing crafts, watching movies, eating dinner out, and “mommy-daughter” days.
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Malorie grew up in Yakima, WA, and moved to Florida in 2008. Malorie graduated from University High School in 2014 and very quickly started her college education at Valencia Community College. After obtaining her AA, Malorie decided to pursue her passion for dental assisting at AAA School of Dental Assisting in Sanford, FL. When Malorie is not at work she enjoys renovating her new home and spending time with her family which includes her newly born son, Kenneth, and fur baby, Chesney. Malorie loves working at Collins Dental because she has the opportunity to help others and make them feel comfortable to be in a dental office.
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Nina is originally from Coral Springs, Florida, and moved to Orlando in 2011 to attend Valencia College. A short while after receiving her AA and EMT certification, she realized she wanted to explore a new field of dental healthcare and plans on attending Dental Hygiene school soon! Besides hanging out with her family, she loves playing with her 3 cats: Franklin, Eleanor, and Harley. Nina enjoys kayaking, cooking new recipes, and traveling. Nina also loves to welcome our new patients and familiar friends to our office.
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Jennifer has been in the dentistry field since the year 2000. She has been with Collins Dental since 2006. She was a Certified Dental Assistant for 8 years before moving up front as a Patient Care Coordinator and Financial Coordinator. She has 3 little girls (Kendall, Karrigan, and Kaylen) who are very active in Cheerleading and Gymnastics. Jennifer is a native Floridian. When she’s not at work, she enjoys scuba diving, boating, and riding horses.
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Cindy spent her younger years in Colorado before moving to Florida in 2002. On the weekends Cindy enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading her favorite author Philippa Gregory, and most of all planning her next vacation somewhere in Europe.
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Debi is an RN with an associate degree from Valencia College. She has over thirty years of experience in healthcare, including prior experience working as an Administrative Assistant in a dental office while living in Georgia. A native of State College Pennsylvania, she is a huge Penn State football fan! When she is not at work Debi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as reading, binge-watching shows on Netflix and gardening.
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Dear Friends, we hope you and your families are healthy and doing well.
We hope this finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.