Meet Our Team

About Dr. Mai

From the very beginning at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Dr. Mai prepared himself to be a premier dental caregiver and provide the most effective, personalized and comfortable treatments possible for his patients. Over the past 17 years, Dr. Mai’s expertise has grown to include virtually all restorative, preventive and cosmetic dental procedures and, when needed, in combination with various forms of conscious sedation, including intravenous. As a result, Dr. Mai has earned some of the highest patient ratings in the region.

Outside of his practice, Dr. Mai deeply enjoys personal time with his son, traveling and working on personal fitness.

About Dr. Francesca Maurici, DMD

Meet Dr. Maurici! She is a Tampa native and a true Gator fan, having attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies, dental education, and her AEGD residency program. Dr. Maurici received extensive advanced training in her residency program in the art of enhancing her patient’s smiles, confidence, and overall systemic health. A positive and individualized experience is what she strives to attain with all of her patients.

In her free time, Dr. Maurici enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, cooking healthy meals, and going to the gym.

Carey DiMonda

Regional Manager

Meet Carey: Your Dental Care Champion 🦷

Since 2014, Carey has been an integral part of our practice, driven by her passion for dentistry and helping patients conquer their fears.

Starting as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Carey has seamlessly transitioned from clinical roles to leadership. Today, as our Regional Manager, she ensures the smooth operation of our practice. Off-duty, Carey enjoys quality time with her husband, Jordan, and their beloved pets. They support Jordan’s home inspection business and indulge in boating, concerts, and cozy movie nights. Her dedication to your dental well-being and bright smiles shines through every aspect of her work. With Carey by your side, expect a comfortable and exceptional dental experience.

Merileyka

Office Manager

Introducing Merileyka, our esteemed Office Manager at Mai Dentistry in St. Pete. With a solid foundation in the dental field since 2020, Merileyka is a Florida native who brings both expertise and passion to our team. A dedicated mother of two, she seamlessly blends her professional responsibilities with a commitment to family.

Merileyka’s love for dentistry goes beyond the administrative realm; it’s rooted in her genuine enjoyment of working with people. Her professional demeanor, combined with a warm and welcoming approach, makes her an invaluable asset to our practice.

Outside the office, Merileyka finds solace in outdoor activities and the world of books. Her well-rounded interests reflect a commitment to balance and continuous personal growth. With Merileyka at the helm, our St. Pete office is not just a dental practice but a place where professionalism meets genuine care.

Kristina Haywood

Remote Operations Coordinator

Meet Kristina, a Mai Dentistry team member since 2013, remotely orchestrating behind-the-scenes magic from Oregon. With a dental journey starting in 2002, Kristina, a proud mom of two, brings her love for water, boating, camping, and adventure to the forefront. Despite the distance, she ensures a quarterly in-person connection, embodying unity in our dental community. Karaoke enthusiast and dedicated professional, Kristina adds a unique melody to the Mai Dentistry experience.

Angelynn Taylor

Hygienist

Angelynn was raised in Honolulu, HI and moved to Florida at an early age. She has lived in FL for over 30 years. After several years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist, she joined Dr. Mai in his Hudson office and is now a member of the St. Pete team. In her free time she volunteers with foster kids, loves spending time with her husband, son and daughter, and enjoys traveling, diving, boating and photography.

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Priya

Hygienist

Bio coming soon!

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Rafael Martinez

Hygienist

Bio coming soon!

Jennifer Knudsen

Lead Dental Assistant

Introducing Jennifer Knudsen, our Lead Dental Assistant extraordinaire, serving diligently across all three of our locations. With a deep-rooted love for dentistry, Jennifer’s favorite part of the job is crafting temporaries, showcasing her impeccable skill and dedication. She’s been perfecting her craft since 2004, and since joining us in 2016, her passion has been an invaluable asset to our team.

Beyond the dental world, Jennifer finds solace in beach vacations, sharing quality moments with her family. Her significant other, Christopher, and two wonderful kids, Kaila and Jacob, are her heart’s delight. Jennifer’s commitment to dental excellence and her nurturing spirit extend from our practices to her cherished family moments. We’re privileged to have her as an integral part of our team, ensuring your dental experience is not just professional but also marked by genuine care.

Shay

Dental Assistant

Meet Shay, a seasoned professional in dentistry since 2011, driven by a genuine passion for helping others. As a single mom of three, she finds joy in the tight-knit fabric of her family life. Shay’s enthusiasm for the dental field is not just a career choice; it’s a heartfelt passion. Beyond the clinic, she wears multiple hats – from nurturing her kids and showcasing culinary skills to hitting the notes in a song and indulging in retail therapy during shopping sprees. Shay is more than a dental enthusiast; she’s a dedicated mom and a vibrant individual with a flair for both professional and personal pursuits.

Jaimie

Dental Assistant

Meet Jaimie, our skilled Dental Assistant at Mai Dentistry of St. Pete. With a rich background in dentistry since 2014, she’s a devoted wife and a proud mother of three. Jaimie’s passion for dentistry extends beyond assisting—she’s actively pursuing studies to become a dentist herself. Outside the dental realm, she finds solace in expressing her creativity through drawing and writing. Jaimie embodies the spirit of continuous learning and dedication, ensuring your dental experience is not just professional but personalized and compassionate.

Damaris

Front Desk

Meet Damaris, our dedicated Patient Care Coordinator at Mai Dentistry in St. Pete. With a journey in dentistry since 2016, she seamlessly blends her passion for the field with her pursuit of a Masters in Sports Management. Damaris has a unique fondness for dental insurance and numbers, showcasing her expertise in managing the financial aspects of patient care. Beyond her professional endeavors, she cherishes quality time with her family, especially her son, and indulges in her love for football. Damaris is not just a coordinator; she’s a key player in ensuring your dental experience is seamless and enjoyable.