Meet the Staff

The Family Dental Boutique, P.A. – St. Petersburg FL


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Rachel — Office Manager / Insurance Coordinator

A native of the Philippines, Rachel moved to America to pursue her dream of going to college. After going to Hyles-Anderson College in Chicago, Rachel mastered post graduate studies in Business Administration at St. Petersburg College. Rachel funded her education by working in a dental office, and her passion for dentistry continues to grow stronger every day. With her extensive education and ten years of dental experience, Rachel now enjoys her career with The Family Dental Boutique as our Office manager.  She says, “This is what she’s meant to do.” Rachel is always up to date on the latest office technologies, and stays current with the ever – changing dental insurance regulations. Rachel will accommodate your busy schedule and make your appointment as pleasant and convenient as possible. Her behind the scenes work allows the rest of the staff to work efficiently. She creates the happy environment that you can feel throughout our office.

Rachel’s time away from the office is filled with her other passions. She is a culinary genius that has worked in a number of Downtown St. Petersburg restaurants. She travels, plays the piano and guitar. Most of all Rachel enjoys spending time with her fiancé and new baby girl. She truly brings peace and joy to everyone who knows her.


Terri — Patient Care Coordinator

Terri was born in McComb, MS and raised in several other states. She decided to settle in sunny St. Petersburg, FL in 1976 where she met her husband and raised her 3 beautiful children. She has been in the dental field since 2005 from Orthodontics to Oral surgery but she says General Dentistry is where belongs. She considers the patients at The Family Dental Boutique to be her “family” and she says “I have the best job in the world”. She loves getting to know our patients and everything about their insurance. Terri really is the best in finding the perfect appointment time for our patients to accommodate their schedule.

She enjoys reading and spending time with her granddaughter who is 4th generation St. Petersburg native.


Marie — Dental Assistant

Marie was born in France to a military family. She attended Tampa Bay Vocational Technical School in Tampa where she acquired her Dental Assisting Certificate in 1976. In 1979, she attended University of Gainesville where she received her Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary Certificate. As a dental assistant with over 41 years of experience, she loves helping with the patient’s needs and making their experience at The Family Dental Boutique feel like a visit with family and friends.

Marie spends her spare time working out, riding her bicycle, and lots of other aerobic activities. She loves spending time with her daughter and family.


Kayla — Dental Hygienist

Kayla was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida where she went to high school and college. She attended dental hygiene school in 2014 at the State College of Florida, and moved to St. Petersburg with her husband shortly thereafter.

She loves making a difference in our wonderful patient’s lives, and takes care in being empathetic, compassionate, and especially meticulous. When away from the office, Kayla enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her husband and three-year-old son doing the many fun family activities available in St. Pete.


Patty — Dental Hygienist

Patty was born into a Navy family. She has lived from Maine to Key West and several places in between. She lived Satellite Beach, Florida while in high school and was influenced by her family’s dental hygienist to pursue a career in dental hygiene. This led her to Saint Petersburg College and an appreciation of the beautiful Tampa Bay area. She loves working with our wonderful patients and is passionate about helping them achieve optimal health, both oral and systemic. Patty enjoys golf, gardening, yoga and animal rescue.

Favorite dental quote: “Everyone smiles in the same language.”


Brandy — Dental Hygienist

Brandy was born and raised in Ohio. There she attended high school and college. Shortly after graduating from Bowling Green State University with her Bachelor’s degree, she realized her passion was in the dental field. She then attended Lakeland Community College for dental hygiene. After graduating Brandy worked as a hygienist in Ohio and recently moved to St. Petersburg. Here she has started a career at The Family Dental Boutique, where she loves helping people feel more confident and comfortable in the dental setting.

Outside of the office, Brandy loves exploring new places and restaurants in St. Pete with her boyfriend. When she is not traveling to new places, she loves enjoying the beautiful sunshine Florida has to offer!


Dr. Nathalia Jeffrey-Fort, DDS has had a love of dentistry since childhood and loves to see her patients smile. Call her Today!
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