Meet Our Team
At Tampa Bay Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to exceeding your expectations. From your first visit through to the completion of your treatment you will be cared for by our highly skilled and compassionate staff of dedicated professionals. Their goal is to ensure that each patient's surgical and administrative needs are met as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
Our intent is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. We are here to listen to your questions and concerns and to help provide solutions leading to your better health. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your care.
Sherry Tucker has been a Practice Administrator with Dr. Wilson since 2009. In this role, she is primarily responsible for scheduling and verifying appointments, outlining treatment plans, coordinating referrals from area dentists, providing correspondence for the office and seeing to the follow-up and well-being of all our very special patients.
Sherry was born and raised in upstate New York, specifically Buffalo. After completion of an associate degree of study at the University of Buffalo and a desire to seek warmer weather, Sherry embarked upon a career in the dental field which took her to a number of places further south. Sherry possesses over twenty-five years of dental practice experience, seventeen of which were on the clinical side as an assistant. Along the way, Sherry has also worked as a substitute teacher, credentialing director and in the dental insurance field. Most recently, Sherry has used her background and experience in fulfilling a number of executive and administrative roles within the dental field.
Sherry has lived in the Tampa area since 1993. She is married with four grown children and four grandchildren. When not devoting time to family, Sherry enjoys the cinema, reading, outdoor activities and traveling. Besides a passion for her patients, Sherry is an avid Florida State Seminole and Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan.
Patricia Branas has been a Clinical Administrator for Dr Wilson since 2003. Her extensive knowledge in periodontics and implant dentistry is based years of experiences working with periodontists in the Tampa area. In 1986, Trish was among the first group of dental professionals in the country to be trained in tooth replacement with dental implants. Her experiences in periodontal and dental implant therapy make Trish an invaluable resource for our patients and referring dental offices. As Clinical Administrators, Trish and Nicole form a team that works closely with Dr Wilson to provide extraordinary care and service to our valued patients and the dental offices that trust our expertise.
Trish’s love for dentistry and helping others began in 1984 in the fields of periodontics and oral surgery. She met Dr Wilson early in his career and respected his philosophy of caring for his patients. She excels at making patients feel comfortable and enjoys our entire staff’s approach of creating a pleasant and fun atmosphere.
Trish is a third generation Floridian, born and raised in Dade City. She enjoys a large family that shares a passion for fishing, hiking, and generally just spending time outdoors. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending relaxing time with friends and family at her fishing cabin.
Nicole Woods has been a Clinical Administrator for Dr. Wilson since 2015. She is a native of New Jersey and moved to Florida to escape the cold and enjoy our sunny weather.
Rita Fernandez has been a Dental Hygienist with Dr. Wilson since 2004. In this role, she is primarily responsible for providing active periodontal therapy via scaling and root planing procedures and maintenance therapy following periodontal or implant treatment. Rita possesses over thirty years of dental practice experience in the Tampa Bay region. Her varied background in dentistry includes experiences in geriatric, cosmetic and general dental practices; however the majority of her career has been spent as a hygienist in periodontal practices. Her background and understanding of the periodontal disease process provide Dr. Wilson and her patients with an expert in the area of non-surgical periodontal disease management.
Rita is second generation American of Spanish heritage. She is fluent in English and Spanish. A native Floridian, she studied health related professions at the University of Florida before realizing her calling in the dental hygiene field. She graduating with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College.
Rita shares the same patient care and dental health philosophy as Dr. Wilson. Her commitment to the industry carries over into her social life where she is a past President and Vice-President of the Hillsborough County Dental Hygienist Association, a member of the Las Damas de Centro Austuriano, the Tampa Museum of Art and a community radio supporter of WMNF and WUSF.
She enjoys the company of her family, especially her daughter, with frequent trips to Anna Maria Island. An avid traveler, Rita also enjoys diving, jazz music, Spanish heritage awareness, the Florida Gators, Tampa Bay Rays, and a commitment to a green planet.
Jennifer Wilson Carlstedt is our Outside Marketing Coordinator. Jen joined our team in 2006 but has known Dr. Wilson her whole life, as she is his younger sister. Jen’s primary responsibilities include maintaining key relationships with all of our referral offices and providing feedback to enhance our patient care.
Jen grew up in Gainesville and attended the University of Florida where she earned her Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees. During her time at the University of Florida, Jen held numerous leadership roles including President of the prestigious Florida Blue Key. She moved to Tampa in 1995 with her husband, Ed. They have three sons, Wilson, Nicholas and Bryan. Prior to staying home with her boys, Jen worked in Marketing and as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative. Jen enjoys baking, cheering on the Gators and volunteering and is a past-president of The Junior League of Tampa.