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Melanie Phillips
Practice Manager

Melanie has been a mainstay at Children’s Dentistry since 1987 (before Dr. Greg owned the practice). She loves seeing the children have a positive experience at the dentist - especially Dr. Greg. It comes as no surprise that this beauty was once a model in her hey day. These days, Melanie spends her free time with her children, two grandchildren and volunteering at church.  

Shannon Boykins Carithers

Shannon been here from the beginning in 1991 and shares, “I love kids so working here is not like a job.” Some fun facts about the Tampa native are that she’s ambidextrous and has 9 brothers and sisters! She is fond of drawing, baking and spending time with family and friends. 

Brenda Cromwell

Brenda has been with Children’s Dentistry since 1992. She enjoys children and working with her hands. Hailing from Dover, Florida, Brenda knows sign language, plays the guitar and is an avid gardener. She is fond of fishing, the Tampa Bay Rays, relaxing at home and walks at the park.

Erica Resendez

Erica Resendez has been with Children’s Dentistry since 1997. In her former life, The Wahiawa, Hawaii native was a lei greeter for tourists welcoming them to paradise. Now she gets to work with kids daily - which she loves - and she’s also found a family in the staff. When she’s not scrap-booking, Erica and her family are out enjoying Florida’s beaches, theme parks, and delicious restaurants. 

Melanie Lyn Johnson

Melanie hails from Plant City, Florida and has been with Children’s Dentistry since 2011. This self-proclaimed country girl loves living in the country and adores her miniature donkey named Jack. She also gets joy out of working with children. In her spare time, you can find Melanie with her family, boating, gardening, reading and cheering for the Gators!


Becky Price

Hailing from the great state of Washington -- Pasco to be specific -- Becky loves her Seattle Seahawks and Ohio State Buckeyes! At Children’s Dentistry, she loves working with the kids, the staff, the clean & organized office and she thinks Dr. Greg is competent and kind. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, Broadway musicals, catching all the latest movies, shopping at International Mall and eating out -- Bonefish Grill’s Bang Bang shrimp are her fave.

Maria Alonso

A native of beautiful Cuba, Maria love love LOVES the children that she interacts with at Children’s Dentistry. Her hobbies include going to the beach, watching movies and relaxing at the pool. When she’s not cheering on the Bucs, you can spy her shopping it up at the mall, cracking people up with her humor and cutting a rug with her superb dance moves.


Below are Pre-dental students from USF who Dr. Stepanski advises and exposes to the inner workings of the office. These students observe the staff and doctors and perform tasks like sterilization and low dose x-rays.

Regina Javier

Born and bred in Tampa, Regina is chock full of talent including drawing, painting, crafting and graphic design. However, her most unique talent is doing handstands (yes handstands!) at iconic landmarks to capture awesome memories. In addition to being surrounded by the nice and friendly team at Children’s Dentistry, she enjoys seeing the kids excitement as they run around the office having fun. When this Florida Gators fan is not at the gym or loving on her puppy Roxy, you can catch her satisfying her sweet took by trying out delectable desserts and traveling with a selfie stick -- sometimes at the same time.