Meet The Team
Juanita has been in the dental field for 36 years. For the first 12 years she worked as a dental lab technician making partial and full dentures. She then moved to Florida where she continued her excellent work as lab technician, as well as a certified dental assistant and eventually as office manager. She enjoys being able to help our patients and help provide the care that they need. For the past two years Juanita has been an instructor at the Greater Orlando Dental Assisting School. She loves to show the new students what a great career it is to work in the dental field. When Juanita is not busy with work or school, she enjoys spending quality time with her grandchildren Danica and Parker.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Lisa has been a dental hygienist for 14 years. She graduated from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Fl. She loves working with patients to make them feel comfortable in the dental chair and to insure they receive the best treatment according to their needs. She looks forward to many more years as a hygienist. When away from the office she loves spending time with family and friends.
Penny is one of our front office receptionists. She began her dental career as a dental assistant approximately 30 years ago and found that she had a talent and love for working in the front office. Her compassion and love for people in general shows. She adores her husband, children and grandchildren and loves to craft. She attends Idlewild Baptist Church and is proud to be a born again Christian.
Charlotte Beth Forrester
Beth has been working with Magnolia Dental as one of our front office receptionists and enjoys the many stories our patients have to share with her. She graduated from Central Florida Community College and began her career in Dentistry 41 years ago. After moving to Lake Weir, Florida she now enjoys her semi-retirement working with Dr. Blanco Sanchez at Magnolia Dental.
Her time off is spent with family and friends and loves living on Lake Weir. Beth and her Husband are members of both the Save Lake Weir Association and Lake Weir Yacht Club which strive to improve and maintain the beautiful environment the Lake provides. She is also very proud of her Daughter who just began her nursing career and she also loves spending time with her two Corgi granddogs.
Front Desk & Dental Assistant
Cassandra is a dental assistant as well as receptionist at Magnolia dental. She attended and graduated the greater Orlando assisting program which our office manager, Juanita, is a current professor at. Cassandra is proud of how much she has learned in the year that she has been working, she states that she has been able to gain a very extensive amount of knowledge from taking her EFDA classes as well as on the job. She also thanks her Dr. Blanco for how much he has taught her and for his caring and family like atmosphere. Cassandra spends her free time with her family or watching football on the weekends.
Lead Dental Assistant
Lauren is our lead assistant at Magnolia Dental with a couple years of experience. After graduating from Santa Fe College in Gainesville with her Associate’s Degree in Biological Sciences, she pursued a career in dentistry. A year later, she graduated from Greater Orlando Dental Assisting School with her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting and Radiology certificates. Dentistry has always been a large part of her life since she grew up in a dental office environment with her mom practicing as a dental assistant for over 20 years. Lauren’s favorite part of her career is making her patients smile and feel comfortable during their dental office visit. Her passion is riding horses, but she spends most of her time relaxing with family.
Certified dental assistant
Sharon attended HTI dental assisting program and graduated in 1975 .She greatly enjoys dental assisting and is delighted to work at Magnolia dental with Dr Blanco. She lives in the Villages and in her extra time enjoys golfing.