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Team Members


MissyMissy –Office Manager

Missy started with SPE in 2017 and moved into the role of Office Manager in early 2018. Originally from St. Louis, MO she brings to the table many years of administrative experience. Missy keeps the SPE team on track and ready to provide our patients the exemplary care they expect from our practice. In her free time she likes to run, volunteer and spend as much time as she can at the beach.

Likes: good conversations, dogs, the beach, laughing, good wine

Dislikes: palmetto bugs, mean people, craft beer





HeatherHeather – Communications Manager

Our Communications Manager Heather has been with SPE for over 14 years. She was born and raised here in St. Petersburg and lives here currently with her husband of 8 years along with their daughter and son. Along with overseeing the day to day flow of our practice she is also certified in Expanded Functions and is cross trained as a Dental Assistant. Heather likes to spend her free time with her family boating and fishing.

Likes: Mexican food, coffee, beer, the beach, animals

Dislikes: snakes, bugs, oblivious people





KarenKaren – Lead Dental Assistant

Karen has been working in the dental field for over 35 years and is our Lead Dental Assistant. She loves being around water and sailed to the Tampa Bay Area from her hometown of San Diego in 1986 and decided to stay! Karen carries many dental certifications including; Nitrous Sedation, Expanded Functions and Dental Radiography. She likes to spend her free time with friends and family and her toy fox terrier, Foxy.

Likes: the ocean, her dog, people with positive energy, being outdoors

Dislikes: dishonesty, negative people, shopping



MichelleMichelle – Patient Coordinator

Our Patient Coordinator Michelle is responsible for making sure that your appointment here at SPE goes as smoothly as possible. She started working in the dental field 2 years ago and resides here in St. Petersburg with her husband and adorable baby girl. Her free time is spent going to the beach, checking out movies and spending quality time with family and friends.

Likes: Starbucks, penguins, beach days, staying busy

Dislikes: laundry, onions, rude people




TaylorTaylor – Dental Assistant

Taylor is originally from Western Kentucky and started with SPE in 2017. She quickly became an asset to our practice as a Dental Assistant and holds certifications as both an Assistant and in Radiology. In her free time Taylor enjoys knitting, cooking, and spending time with her husband and two fluffy cats.

Likes: sleeping, listening to music, crafting, her team members

Dislikes: rude people, getting up early, whipped cream





ShelbyShelby – Greeter / Front Desk

Shelby recently moved here from the North Georgia Mountains and is having a great time exploring all the amazing places that the Tampa Bay area has to offer. She is excited to be working in the dental field and is the first friendly face you will see when coming into our practice. Shelby spends her free time hiking, swimming and "petting as many dogs" as she can!

Likes: wine, steak, her razor scooter, nature, wildlife, cooking (specifically southern dishes)

Dislikes: black olives, doing loads of laundry, rude people, being hungry/hangry




RosaelRosael – Dental Assistant

Originally from New York, our dental assistant Rosael brings to SPE over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She is CDA, LVI and Radiation Certified and is committed to providing the best possible care to each of her patients. On the weekends Rosael likes to spend time with her husband and family having barbeques and hanging out at the pool or beach. She is a mother to her three handsome boys and one fur baby Chico.

Likes: music, dancing, travel, exploring, cooking, swimming

Dislikes: liver, drama, fakeness





ChristenChristen – Marketing Director

Christen started with SPE in 2018 and brings to the practice over twenty years of marketing and communications experience. She worked previously with a dental consulting firm and is excited for the opportunity to spread the word about the excellent services SPE provides our patients. Christen lives in Safety Harbor with her husband, two sons, a cat and a crazy dog named Rocket! Her hobbies include yoga, kayaking, and traveling.

Likes: tacos, snow skiing, pumpkin spice ANYTHING, rollercoasters

Dislikes: negativity, black liquorish, heights, bad coffee




Our Team

Our team comprises some of the most talented and skilled dental assistants in the practice of endodontics. It is our goal to make you feel valued and taken care of when you are in our office. Thank you for choosing St. Petersburg Endodontics.

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“Dr. Hedrick is supported by his dedicated team and they combine to provide a warm and caring environment for endodontic dentistry. In his dental chair you know you are in good hands.”

-Sarah M., patient



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