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.
About Dr. Francesca Maurici, DMD
Meet Dr. Maurici! She is a Tampa native and a true Gator fan, having attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies, dental education, and her AEGD residency program. Dr. Maurici received extensive advanced training in her residency program in the art of enhancing her patient’s smiles, confidence, and overall systemic health. A positive and individualized experience is what she strives to attain with all of her patients.
In her free time, Dr. Maurici enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, cooking healthy meals, and going to the gym.
Meet Carey: Your Dental Care Champion 🦷
Since 2014, Carey has been an integral part of our practice, driven by her passion for dentistry and helping patients conquer their fears.
Starting as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Carey has seamlessly transitioned from clinical roles to leadership. Today, as our Regional Manager, she ensures the smooth operation of our practice. Off-duty, Carey enjoys quality time with her husband, Jordan, and their beloved pets. They support Jordan’s home inspection business and indulge in boating, concerts, and cozy movie nights. Her dedication to your dental well-being and bright smiles shines through every aspect of her work. With Carey by your side, expect a comfortable and exceptional dental experience.
Remote Operations Coordinator
Meet Kristina Haywood, our Remote Operations Coordinator, with nearly two decades of invaluable dentistry experience since 2002. Although Kristina has relocated to the picturesque state of Oregon, she remains the steadfast backbone of our Mai Dentistry team, offering her extensive expertise behind the scenes. Her advanced knowledge in patient treatment planning and insurance ensures the seamless operation of our practice.
Beyond her professional life, Kristina finds joy in the great outdoors, often camping amidst Oregon’s natural beauty. She’s not just a dental wizard but also a karaoke star, a fishing enthusiast, and a master of pranks when spending quality time with friends and family. Oregon may be her new home, but her commitment to Mai Dentistry and our patients continues to shine from afar, making Kristina an indispensable part of our team.
Lead Dental Assistant
Introducing Jennifer Knudsen, our Lead Dental Assistant extraordinaire, serving diligently across all three of our locations. With a deep-rooted love for dentistry, Jennifer’s favorite part of the job is crafting temporaries, showcasing her impeccable skill and dedication. She’s been perfecting her craft since 2004, and since joining us in 2016, her passion has been an invaluable asset to our team.
Beyond the dental world, Jennifer finds solace in beach vacations, sharing quality moments with her family. Her significant other, Christopher, and two wonderful kids, Kaila and Jacob, are her heart’s delight. Jennifer’s commitment to dental excellence and her nurturing spirit extend from our practices to her cherished family moments. We’re privileged to have her as an integral part of our team, ensuring your dental experience is not just professional but also marked by genuine care.
Wendy Trujillo Gonzalez
Meet Wendy, our bilingual Dental Assistant. She’s a dedicated student on weekends and nights, always eager to learn and grow. Wendy’s passion for helping others extends to her work with patients, and in her free time, she enjoys quality moments with friends and family. Wendy brings a warm, caring touch to our team and your dental experience.
Meet Tara, our seasoned Dental Assistant with over 17 years of experience in the field. Her passion for dentistry shines through her commitment to providing top-notch care to our patients.
Beyond the dental chair, Tara finds joy in life’s simple pleasures. She’s a water enthusiast, whether it’s spending a day by the beach or boating with her family. Tara is also an avid shopper, always on the hunt for the perfect find. Her heart truly belongs to her family, and you’ll often find her enjoying quality time with loved ones. Tara’s infectious laughter and knack for bringing smiles to people’s faces make her an invaluable part of our team.