ST PETERSBURG ENDODONTICS 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.
Dr. Randall (Randy) Hedrick has first hand experience as a general dentist. He understands the anatomy of the tooth and its function within the occlusion. Dr. Hedrick was a general dentist in St. Petersburg from 1983-1991. With a dedication to making root canal therapy easier for the patient and the general dentists who referred to him, he returned for specialized training in endodontics from 1991-1993.
Dr. Hedrick attended the prestigious program at the University of Texas in San Antonio. He then returned to St. Petersburg to share his knowledge of endodontics with the dentists who encouraged him as a general dentist. Dr. Hedrick attained Diplomate status with the American Board of Endodontics in 1999, the first Endodontist to achieve this accomplishment in Pinellas County. Today, Dr. Hedrick is one of only four Board Certified Endodontists practicing in Pinellas County. He has been active with many dental associations and was president of the Pinellas County Dental Association in 1998-1999. In 1997 he received a Special Recognition Award from the Florida Dental Association for his work on the Direct Assignment dental plan.
Dr. Randall Hedrick has served the community for many years. For 18 years he was a Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor at the Dental Clinic of the University of Florida in Seminole.
Board Certified Endodontist (American Board of Endodontics)
Florida Board of Dentistry
University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio
Memberships & Affiliations
American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
West Coast Association
Pinellas County Dental Association
American Association of Endodontists
College of Diplomates American Board of Endodontists
Florida Association of Endodontists
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. She recently got married in 2022 and enjoys spending free time traveling with her husband, spending time at the beach, and exploring St. Pete.
Likes: good conversations, dogs, the beach, laughing, good wine
Dislikes: palmetto bugs, mean people, craft beer
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 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
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
Our Patient Coordinator Michelle is responsible for making sure that your appointment here at SPE goes as smoothly as possible. She has been in the dental field for over 5 years and resides here in St. Petersburg with her husband and adorable daughter. 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
Eileen is from Chicago, IL. She has worked in the dental field since 1985 and is a Certified Dental Assistant with ADA compliance. Eileen is happily married with a daughter, a granddaughter, and too many German Shepherds. She loves to cook, bake and watch murder shows.
Likes: Coffee, coffee, coffee, dog kisses, chocolate
Malachi is originally from Madison, FL. He has two fur babies - Murray and Danni. He loves to square dance, cook, and read.
Likes: dogs, nice people, gentle rain, beach, good food
Dislikes: rude people, muggy heat, traffic jams, bad food, getting old
Ashia is from North Ridge, CA. She has a cat named Gwinavere. Her hobbies are playing the cello, painting her nails, she loves rowing and doing yoga. Ashia graduated from USF in December 2022 with a bachelor's degree in Psych Pre-Med.
Likes: PB & cookies ice cream, oatmeal and cranberry cookies, going to university, wine, her boyfriend
Dislikes: Ketchup, procrastinating, going to university, smudged nail polish, "Karens" (although thankfully we have the nicest one)
Naiyla moved to St. Petersburg in 2017 from Puerto Rico and after school she started out in pediatric dentistry before moving to St. Petersburg Endodontics. She loves the field of dentistry because she can help patients feel confident in their smile again. She resides in St. Petersburg with her fiancé and 2 dogs.
Likes: Walks on the beach, sunbathing, taking her dog to the park/on walks, coloring and painting. I must say I'm a little fashionista too!
Dislikes: Tuesday, mean people, driving and vegetables.