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Meet the Team

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Cindy Karava

I have been with Dr. Castro from the beginning. I was his dental assistant when he opened his doors in 2003. Now I am the Office Manager and am usually the voice on the other end of the phone when you call to schedule an appointment. I wear many hats in the office, but what I enjoy most is greeting patients when they arrive and seeing them leave the office satisfied.

We have a wonderful team here at Paradise Dental and enjoy working together to provide our patients with the best service possible. We love to help our patients change their lives by improving their dental health and enhancing their smiles. After spending many years beside a dental chair, I understand the anxiety patients may feel and if you need some reassurance through a difficult procedure… I am always ready to hold a hand. I am very much a family person, so in my spare time, you will find me with my husband and son doing one of our favorite things - fishing!

 

Aura Leahu

 

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I have been practicing Dental Hygiene since 2014 and obtained my degree from State College of Florida. I have a passion for helping others improve their oral health & hygiene.

In my free time, I enjoy gardening, working out and spending time with my family/pet birds...

 

 

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Lisa Chin

I have been working as a dental assistant and with Dr. Castro since 2004. I am usually in the treatment rooms working with Dr. Castro, but I can also be found up at the front desk doing anything I can to help.

I enjoy reading, watching movies and sometimes just staying at home with my four cats.

 

 

 

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Trisha Marsh

I have been working in the dental profession since 1988. I joined Dr. Castro’s team as a dental assistant almost 3 years ago. I have lived in the Palmetto/Ellenton area for over 20 years.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and reading.

 

 

 

 

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Staci Hollett

I have been a dental hygienist since 2002. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry with my Bachelor's Degree.  I always wanted to be in the medical field and dental hygiene fit me perfectly.  I always try to be thorough, but gentle as well.  I love helping patients and hopefully making them smile!

 

 

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Nancy Castro

My role at Paradise Dental is multi-faceted. I handle the bookkeeping, insurance claim filing, referral program, and marketing, but you won’t often see me in the office when you come for a visit as I do most of my work at home where I can fit it in between my other job as Dr. Castro’s wife and mother to our two children.

I graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and have two Masters Degrees in Business from Troy State University and George Washington University. After serving as an officer in the Air Force for 13 years, I am enjoying setting down roots, raising a family, and building a successful practice with my husband. My free time is usually filled with activities at church, scrapbooking, reading, and whatever new creative project I have decided to take on. I am currently the Presdient of the athletic booster club at my children's school and  also utilize my Air Force disaster preparedness background by serving as a member of the Lakewood Ranch CERT.

 

 

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Catalina Castro

I am 17 years old now and attend the Out-of-Door Academy. My job at Paradise Dental since I was 9 years old is to help my Dad pick out the toys for the treasure box for all of his patients who are girls.

In my spare time I enjoy playing volleyball, both at my school and with Venetian Bay Volleyball Club and I like running sprints on the track team.  I also love hanging out with my neighborhood friends and my youth group friends at Harvest UMC. 

 

 

 

 

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Colin Castro

I am 16 years old and attend the Out-of-Door Academy. My job at Paradise Dental since I was 8 years old has been to help my Dad pick out the toys for the treasure box for all of his patients who are boys. Now that I'm older, I help my Dad with computer updates and any heavy lifting.

I enjoy playing soccer, football, and lacrosse for my high school and at home I am a master video game player.

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