Meet Our Team

About Dr. Mai

As he began his journey to becoming a premier dentist at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Dr. Mai committed himself to the highest level of excellence possible. For 19 years, Dr. Mai’s base of experience has grown with the industry’s state-of-the-art treatment strategies and allows him to offer you customized and comfortable care in prevention, restoration and cosmetic dentistry, including, as needed, the use of various forms of conscious sedation. As a result, Dr. Mai’s personal care has earned him some of the very best dental reviews in the area.

In his personal time, Dr. Mai loves spending time with his son, exploring the wonders of the USA and the world at large, and dedicating time to his own personal fitness.

Carey New

Regional Manager

Originally from Indiana, Carey moved to sunny Florida in 2012, joining Mai Dentistry in 2014. Through five fulfilling years with Dr. Mai as a dental assistant, patient care specialist, insurance coordinator and now as office manager, Carey has truly enjoyed connecting with her patients and team members. She is passionate about providing the best care for patients and finds her reward in their happy smiles. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, caring for their animals at home, pursuing adventures on the water and traveling to new places.

Kristina Haywood

Treatment Plan Coordinator

With over 17 years experience in the dental field, the last six with Dr. Mai, Kristina has handled front and back office responsibilities to make her patients’ treatment as pleasant as possible. In her role, she is responsible for explaining treatment options, recommendations and processes to patients, then assisting the doctors with their treatments by making sure everything goes smoothly. In her free time, she enjoys her two children, singing karaoke, being on the water and relaxing with friends.

Davone Smith

Treatment Plan Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Jennifer Knudsen

Lead Dental Assistant

Jennifer was born in New York and moved to Florida at a young age. Working with Dr. Mai since 2015 and with over 16+ years dental assistant experience, she has a true passion for making temporary crowns and bridges that change her patients’ lives. Outside of the office, Jennifer considers herself a homebody because she loves to spend time with her two kids and family; their favorite activities are beach vacations and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Alan Kadlu

Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Maria Martin

Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon!


New patients are always welcome. Call us today to schedule your first evaluation and consultation – provided at no charge as our introductory gift to you.