Meet Our Team

Our team is committed to making going to the dentist a good experience for all children.

Our friendly, welcoming pediatric dental office in Tampa, Florida is committed to helping our young patients get excited about going to the dentist. Each member of our team is incredibly accommodating and will happily work with your child to ensure that going to the dentist is a good experience. Our dentist – Dr. Ashley Tate – has years of experience working with pediatric patients and will help your child establish a lifetime of good oral health. Contact us at Smile Cove Pediatric Dental today to learn more about our great team or to schedule your child’s next appointment.

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AshleyAshley Tate, DMD

Dr. Ashley grew up in Palm Harbor, Florida, and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. She received her DMD and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Florida. She received the 2015 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Certificate of Merit and went on two mission trips during dental school to treat underserved areas of the Dominican Republic and Honduras. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association®, Florida Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. Dr. Tate is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys baking, traveling, and attending concerts and musicals. Her favorite sports teams are the UCF Knights, Florida Gators and Tampa Bay Lightning. Her favorite food is tacos! She describes herself as patient, sincere, enthusiastic, caring and empathetic.

Meet Our Team

We are a friendly and welcoming pediatric dental office in Tampa, Florida. Committed to our young patients, our team makes every effort to make dental care a fun and happy experience. Our team is very accommodating and will gladly work with you and your child to ensure your child’s comfort and security. Our dentist, Dr. Ashley Tate, and our team have years of experience helping children establish a lifetime of good oral health. Smile Cove Pediatric Dental also offers bilingual dentistry with services available in English and Spanish. If you have any questions or would like an appointment, call 813-880-0100 to speak with a member of our team.

KayKay Lynn — Dental Assistant

Kay Lynn, who also goes by Kayla, works at the front desk in our Tampa location. She will be your first of many warm greetings when you come for your visit! Kayla assists our patients with scheduling appointments, updating dental insurance, answering phones, and preparing your child’s chart for their appointments! Kayla has 10 years of customer service and her goal is to make sure all of our patients have a comfortable and positive experience. Kayla is married with a daughter, 2 sons, and also has 5 dogs! When she is not at work, she loves going to the beach, spending time with her family, and trying new recipes.

MadelineMadeline — Appointment Coordinator

Madeline is based in our Tampa office and is located at our “check out” station! Madeline has over 16 years of experience in customer service and helps with scheduling your child’s appointment and reviewing treatment plans. She is originally from Brooklyn, NY but has been in the Tampa area for 2 years. Madeline has 4 kids and 4 grandkids! When she is not at work, she enjoys renovating homes and designing rooms, and also loves to plan parties and events! She loves crafting, cooking, and reading books. She loves helping people and bringing a smile to everyone’s face!


Regina — Dental Assistant

Regina has been a dental assistant for over 25 years but is our newest addition to Smile Cove Pediatric Dental! She lives in the Tampa area with her husband, two boys and three dogs. She loves to work out, go to the movies and cheer for the Rays. Her favorite foods are sushi and chicken wings. She describes herself as friendly, fun, silly and outgoing. She loves making kids smile!


Melina — Dental Assistant

Melina, also known in the office as Meli, received her certification at Hillsborough Community College. She is a native to the Tampa Bay area. She loves spending time with family, going to the beach and traveling with her boyfriend. Meli is a big soccer fan and loves to cheer on Columbia! She has three dogs, and her favorite food is pizza! Melina’s favorite part about being a dental assistant is cleaning kids’ teeth and making them feel comfortable about coming to the dentist.


Keona — Dental Assistant

Keona brings over 5 years’ experience as a dental assistant and completed her training at the Ultimate Medical Academy. She is born and raised in Tampa, Florida! Keona has 4 kids, all girls! She also has one dog named Koko! Keona enjoys shopping, especially Sephora, because she loves makeup! She is definitely a foodie and loves trying new restaurants. Her favorite cuisine is Italian! One her favorite vacation memories was a trip to New Orleans but one day would love to visit Hawaii! Keona’s goal at Smile Cove Pediatric Dental is making kids comfortable and helping them take pride in their smile!