Dr. David W. Edwards
Dr. Edwards is a Sanford Native. He graduated from Seminole High School. Dr. Edwards received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and his Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the University of Florida.
Growing up in his father’s dental practice, Dr. Edwards has always appreciated and understood the importance of Holistic Dentistry.
Dr. Edwards is accredited with the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology) and is currently serving as President of the Board.
He and his wife, Kelly, live here in Sanford. They are blessed with 7 year old twins (Luke and Kate) and a 4 year old daughter (Ella).
Ja’ (pronounced “Jay”) was born in Cambridge, Maryland. She and her husband, Robert, moved to Florida in 1998.
She started in dentistry in 1987 as a Certified Dental Assistant in Orthodontics and has expanded her knowledge of dentistry over the past 35 years. Ja’ has been with Dr. Edwards’ office since 2007.
Ja’ has 2 beautiful daughters, Monique and Jessi. She loves spending time with them, along with their husbands and 4 grandchildren.
She has a house full of fur (dogs & cats), feather (parakeets) and scale (fish) babies that require most of her free time! Not to mention all of the ducks that fly & waddle in each evening for their dinner.
Ja’ couldn’t be happier or more proud of having her daughter, Jessi, working alongside her here at Dr. Edwards’ office.
Assistant Office Manager
Jessi was born and raised in Cambridge, MD and moved to Florida in 1998.
She graduated from Winter Park High School and Valencia College.
Jessi is happily married to her husband, DJ. They have three beautiful children together: Trinity, Chloe, and Samuel. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading. Jessi is an amateur baker and is constantly spoiling her family with yummy desserts. She loves flowers, rainy days, and everything Christmas.
Fun fact: Jessi is Ja’s daughter!
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Marian was born and raised in Venezuela. There, she earned her degree in General Dentistry. After a year of practicing dentistry in her own practice, Marian decided to move to Florida.
Upon moving to Florida, Marian worked as a Dental Assistant. After continuing her dental education, she became a Registered Dental Hygienist.
Marian enjoys continuing her education to utilize the most current research and information in the care of our patients. Her goal is to help patients have a healthy smile and understand the relationship between good oral health and their total wellness.
Soon, Marian will be going to Dental School to become a Dentist in the USA. Our plan is for her to come back as a Dentist with our Holistic Dental Health Practice.
Marian and her husband enjoy working out, watching a good Netflix series, shopping, and travel.
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
After a 4 year leave, we’re so excited to announce that Terra came back to our practice in 2022. Terra was a hygienist with Holistic Dental Health for 10 years, from 2008-2018.
Terra is a Florida native, born in Apopka. After graduating from Lake Brantley High School in 1993, she started working as a Dental Assistant where she quickly became passionate about dentistry. That enthusiasm inspired her to further her education. Terra earned her Associate in Science and Registered Dental Hygienist degrees at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida.
She is passionate about dental health and the connection with overall health. Terra enjoys spending time with her patients educating them on how to maintain good periodontal health. She loves getting to know her patients and building long term relationships.
Her interests are in health and wellness. In Terra’s spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and outdoor activities.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) Treatment Coordinator
Kristie moved to Florida in March 2022 from Tennessee.
She graduated from Kaplan Career Institute as a Dental Assistant in 2011.
Kristie lives in Orlando with her husband, Eric and two daughters, Kyleigh and Addison.
Outside of work, Kristie and her family enjoy camping, the beach, and Universal Studios.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Cierra was born and raised in Florida.
She has been a Dental Assistant since 2012.
Cierra has one daughter, Cerenity, born in 2022. She is also a crazy animal lover.
She loves spending time with her family outdoors, especially in the cold weather.