Our Team

Dr. Mounika Falemban

Dr. Mounika Falemban has an extensive clinical training; she practiced General Dentistry for over ten years. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine and Surgery degree from the Dental School in King Abdulaziz University in KSA, affiliated with the School of Dental Medicine in Tufts University. She then went on to obtain her Specialty and Master's degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston University.  


Prior  to her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Falemban dedicated a year of her time as a dental volunteer for the American Red Cross in Hawaii and has traveled internationally for training in the  United Kingdom of Great Britain. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the College of Diplomats in Pediatric Dentistry. 

She resides in Tampa and in her spare time she enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey team.  

Dr. Gabby Slement

Dr. Gaby Slement grew up in  the country of South Africa and moved to the United States in 1997. She  lived in Minnesota and Chicago before moving to Florida. In 2005, she  attended the University of Florida where she received a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology. She stayed on at the University of Florida to receive her Dentistry degree there as well.


Dr. Gaby is a General Dentist but her greatest passion is Pediatric Dentistry. She loves  helping people, especially kids and teenagers, and prides herself on delivering pain free dentistry. She makes sure that the children patients in her office leave smiling happy and that they know how to take great care of their teeth. Her practice philosophy is centered on the values of ethics, professionalism, and integrity. 


In her free time, Dr. Gaby loves to travel, cook, do yoga, and go scuba diving.

Ms. Fran Duesler

Ms. Fran, our Manager and a very important staff member of our team.  She is one of the practice's pillars.


Ms. Fran has been working in pediatrics for over 30 years. Her love of children is what has kept her working in this field; talking with them, seeing their smiles,  and hearing their laughter is invigorating.  Originally from Ohio she moved to Florida 5 years ago with her husband.  She has three sons and 2 grandsons. 


When Ms Fran is not working, she enjoys golfing, going to the beach, and playing with her dogs and birds.

Ms. Maria E. Mertely, CDA/CRDH

Ms. Maria has 20 years of experience in the dental field.  She worked as a dental assistant for 10 years before deciding to advance her career by pursuing an education in dental hygiene.  She began working as a dental hygienist in 2007 and is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Hillsborough Dental Hygiene Association.  After seeing the positive impact of her accomplishments on the oral hygiene and general health of her patients,  her passion for dentistry has only intensified.


On her time off, Maria enjoys her family and friends, finds new restaurants around town, travels, and spends time with her husband.  She is an active member of  her community and volunteers for St. Vincent De Paul on Fridays, providing food and resources to those in need.  

Ms. Renee Grisham

Ms. Renee, our lead assistant and another important staff member of our team.  Originally from Southern Illinois, moved to Florida 5 years ago, with her husband and their 2 children.


Ms. Renee has an Associates in Child Care and Guidance and Bachelors in Business Management.  After moving to Florida she went back and got her CDA and EFDA in dental assistance.  She has been working with children of all ages for over 20 years. 


In her spare time she enjoys gardening and doing all types of crafts.