Meet Our Team

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Office Manager, Treatment Coordinator
Kim is not only passionate about dentistry but is also keen on providing outstanding and personalized care to her patients. At Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, she focuses on leading innovation and providing new directions to the practice. While being committed to excellence, Kim’s aim is to ensure that you achieve the smile that you have always dreamt of. With her unique talents, she is the secret behind several healthy and beautiful smiles that patients have received from Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry. Outside the dentist’s office, she works as a volunteer for several animal rescue and conservation initiatives. Kim also enjoys boating, biking, kayaking and spending time with friends. Having moved to Clearwater in 2006, she loves living by the beach with her husband and two furry feline children.

Why I Love Working at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry?

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Kimberly has been working with Dr. Lepore since day 1 and has seen Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry come a long way. She had previously worked in the dental industry and was not at all enthusiastic about her work in dentistry. At the insistence of a friend, she met with Dr. Lepore and realized his genuine interest and desire to help people. Kimberly feels his passion is infectious and his encouragement has taken both the team and practice to great heights.

I started working with Doctor Lepore literally on the day of his open house and I came to him in a kind of a different way – I have been in dentistry quite a long time and I was kind of getting bored with it and working only part time in dentistry when a mutual friend of ours called me. It was a representative for a dental supply company and he said oh hey Kim I have this dentist that is going to be looking for an office manager and I said I don’t know if I really want to do that anymore especially at that level I am kind of finished with that, he said oh no no he is a really nice guy –young dentist who just bought a practice. I said oh absolutely not. Absolutely not, and he said well tell you what as a personal favor would you please just call him and I said alright I will call him so I did. Called him – had an interesting conversation and so I came up and I met with him and it was really nice to see his passion his enthusiasm for dentistry at the time where he wanted to take the practice then and I thought maybe I could give this another shot so I said yes and it has been a very interesting journey – he is taking this practice to a different level. The oral system connection is really interesting, fascinating. His desire to help people overall is encouraging to me, I love being a part of that. I have gotten very excited about dentistry again and I like that he is a nice guy and the team is amazing and I am really in a good place and I like that about this place.

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Appointment Coordinator, Insurance Coordinator
With a newfound passion in dentistry, Katie has been in the field of dentistry for two years. With her friendly and cheerful personality, she is extremely popular with our patients at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry. Katie works behind the scenes to ensure smooth processing of our patients, especially matters related to dental insurance. She is a native of New Hampshire and recently moved to Florida. She loves reading, listening to music, outdoor activities and enjoys spending time with her Maine Coon cat.

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Hygienist, Lead Oral-Systemic Specialist
Jessica has been a valued member of Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry since 2017. She is a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist with a Certificate in the administration of local anesthesia. She has held several key positions in organizations such as the Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board and the Pasco-Hernando Dental Hygiene Association where she has been able to closely work with patients and other dental hygienists. Jessica spends a lot of time writing for the RDH Magazine which is a nationally published magazine for dental hygienists. She also enjoys mentoring upcoming dental hygienists. With a thorough knowledge of oral care products, oral health, systemic health and the correlation of disease between the mouth and the body, Jessica brings the best of knowledge, technique and experience to her patients. Jessica lives in Clearwater with her husband and loves her five dogs. She also enjoys fishing, kayaking and hiking with her dogs on nature trails.

Passionate Hygienists at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry

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Jessica is a hygienist at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry and has been in the field of dentistry since she was 16. The main thing she notices is the sense of purpose and belonging that she finds here at her job with Dr. Lepore. She stays true to her passion and wouldn’t trade this job for anything. The team is a family. They help each other out and Jessica loves the people she works with.

Being a hygienist, I’ve been in the dental field since I was 16, so a very long time. And one of the main things that I noticed before I started working here is, I started to just feel like I was on the treadmill, 8 – 5, cleaning teeth. And now that I’m here, I feel like I have a purpose. I feel like I have a belonging and it’s hard to find that purpose again in dentistry when you’ve been in it so long.

And the passion that I have for dentistry and the passion I have for the purpose and the vision that Dr. Lepore has is amazing. I wouldn’t trade this job for anything, and this isn’t just a job, this is my passion, this is what I do for a living. And when I go home at the end of the day, it doesn’t stop. I do research, I’m writing articles, I’m doing all kinds of things that will help not only better my career but will help better my patients’ health. So that way I’m up on things that they might not know or maybe something that they might bring to me. I want to be able to help educate them.

As our team that we have now, we have the best team we’ve ever had. I feel like we all work together, we all help each other out, and that is true. That is you can say you have teamwork in an office but this is, this is beyond real teamwork. This is our family, this is who we are. When we go home, sometimes we’ll send fun little text messages to each other. And it doesn’t necessarily end at 5’o clock when we go home at the end of the day and that’s the nice thing, that you have to love the people that you work with. And I think that we do.

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A native of Clearwater, Stephanie recently graduated from the St. Petersburg College with a Bachelors in Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene degree. Not only is she a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist but also possesses a certificate to administer local anesthesia. She is now pursuing her Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare Management as she loves keeping up to date with recent advancements in the field of dentistry and believes this is important to ensuring healthy and happy smiles. She enjoys volunteering her services and recently traveled to Jamaica to provide free dental work. With a strong academic background in dental hygiene, she has a thorough understanding of the oral-systemic link and enjoys educating patients on the importance of oral health. Stephanie strives to provide customized and empathetic care to her patients. She is also a new mother and loves spending time with family and friends and traveling, especially to Canada.

Claudia Hygienist in the Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry


Claudia is a true native of Dunedin, coincidentally she was born across the street from our office at Mease Dunedin Hospital. She is a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist with a certification to administer local anesthesia. She is now pursuing her bachelor's degree in Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene with hopes to one day become a clinical instructor at a dental hygiene school. She strives to provide a comfortable and positive experience for all of her patients. Claudia spends much of her time out of the office researching the newest products and treatment modalities for her patients. She enjoys devoting time to those in need as she recently traveled to Jamaica to provide free dental care. Claudia also enjoys spending time with her family and two dachshunds, Penny and Gumbo.

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Chairside Assistant
Andres, better known as Dre, has lived in Florida since he was 3 and enjoys continuing to work in the city where he grew up. Having worked for General Dentists and Endodontists, Dre boasts an experience of over ten years as a Dental Assistant. He has also received his ‘Expanded Functions’ Training/Certificate from the US Air Force. He is a proud father of Isaiah and Jayden. His favorite hobby is watching his boys play basketball and baseball.

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Chairside Assistant
As a native of Florida, Courtney enjoys her role at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry as a dental assistant. She is a certified dental assistant with expanded functions and is also a member of the Dental Assisting National Board. In addition to dentistry, she is passionate about music and loves playing her guitar and attending concerts. Courtney also spends much of her leisure time outdoors such as on the beach or on hiking trails with her adorable free-spirited son.

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Chairside Assistant
Although a native of Massachusetts, Florida has been Erin’s home for over two decades. In addition to being an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, she serves as a dedicated and persevering marketing coordinator at Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry. Outside her hours at the office, she enjoys riding her beach cruiser cycle, attending concerts, reading poetry books and spending time with her furry friend Chloe.

Review by Olivia E.

This is the best dentistry I’ve been to for multiple reasons. What makes it stand out to me though is not only the amazing work done by him and his assistants, but also how friendly everyone is. I always leave with a happy attitude and smile:D

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