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Meet Our Medical Staff

Eustis Lakeside Dental

Kaitlyn Johnson

R.D.H., Dental Hygienist

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Susie Mendez

Dental Assistant

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Maritza Guerrero

Dental Assistant

Eustis Lakeside Dental

Alyssa Bennis

Dental Assistant

Meet Our Office Staff

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Donna Schwarz

Office Administrator

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Becky Hughes

Scheduling Coordinator

Our Doctors

Wade G. Winker

D.D.S

Dr. Winker has been practicing dentistry in Eustis since 1993.  He was a dentist in the U.S. Navy for four years following graduation from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1987 where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  He was born and raised in College Park, Maryland where he attended the University of Maryland and studied music performance and biochemistry.  Dr. Winker enjoys treating patients from all walks of life and treats them all with a caring, personal touch.

Dr. Winker and his wife, Lynne, enjoy physical fitness, music, travel, theater, and mostly spoiling their grandchildren, Jacob and Lacie.

Summer B. Young

D.M.D.

Dr. Young is a Florida Native from the Tampa and Sarasota bay areas. She is a Graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. Dr. Young is committed to serving others; prior to completing her doctorate in dentistry, she worked as a dental assistant and practice manager for 14 years. She believes strongly in a comprehensive approach to dental care with an emphasis on patient education and building doctor-patient relationships.

Dr. Young enjoys spending her free time gardening, boating, biking, and fishing with her husband and 8-year-old daughter as well as volunteering at various local health initiatives.

Our Medical Staff

Tina R. Perry

R.D.H.

Tina has been providing outstanding dental hygiene care in our practice for the past 19 years. She takes pride working in this practice because of our effective teamwork and she enjoys following Dr. Winker as an ethical leader. Tina is a licensed Registered Dental Hygienist and received her degree from Valencia Community College and recently her Bachelor of Arts from St. Petersburg College.

Tina has one 34-year-old son and one 15-year-old English Springer Spaniel. She enjoys stained glass, quilting, gardening, and being a foster mom for English Springer Rescue.

Susie Mendez

Dental Assistant

Susie joined the practice in January 2014 and has quickly become a staff and patient favorite. She is bilingual (English and Spanish) and is continuing her studies taking classes at Valencia State College. Suzie and her family moved to Lake County in 1992. She is a 2009 graduate of Eustis High School.

Susie completed a 1-year dental assisting program at Concord Career Institute in Orlando while still in high school. She enjoys improving herself and learning and also enjoys helping to educate our patients. Susie recently completed her expanded function dental assistant training and is now a certified E.F.D.A. She enjoys the outdoors and, when not in the office, takes advantage of every outdoor activity she can find.

Mary Brooker

R.D.H.

Mary joined the practice in August 2019. She is a registered dental hygienist who has been practicing for 12 years since she graduated from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, FL in 2007. She loves her career and really enjoys providing the best possible care and having jovial interaction with patients.

Mary is a Lake County native who was raised in Tavares. She and her husband are the very proud parents of twin redhead boys. Mary enjoys in her spare time being outdoors, hiking, fishing and hunting, or just spending time her the family.

Carrie Bennett

R.D.H.

After relocating from Illinois, Carrie grew up on the east coast of Florida with three brothers. She graduated from Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange in 1988. After earning her Associate of Arts, Carrie decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene. She graduated from Daytona State’s dental hygiene program in 2000. In 2012, she earned my Bachelor of Science degree from St. Petersburg College.

Carrie joined Dr. Winker’s office in January 2020. She enjoys being a part of such a professional and caring team. 

At home, she has a 19-year-old daughter attending college locally, two dogs and a sugar glider. Carrie enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach, playing tennis, home projects, and reading.

Kaitlyn Johnson

R.D.H., Dental Hygienist

Kaitlyn joined the Eustis Lakeside dental in January 2021. A graduate of Valencia College, she is a registered dental hygienist and has been practicing for 5 years. Kaitlyn was raised in Lake County and grew up in Tavares. She and her husband have a little girl and just recently welcomed a new baby boy into the world in November 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Alyssa Bennis

Dental Assistant

Alyssa was born in Middletown NY and relocated to the west coast of Florida (Spring Hill) in 1995 with her parents and younger brother. After a 15-year career in the service industry, she went back to school and completed a 1-year dental assistant program at ATA Career Education in Spring Hill, FL. She has been working as a dental assistant for 5 years and she and her daughter recently moved to Lake County in February 2020. 

She enjoys spending time with family, traveling and doing anything outdoors. She also enjoys educating and helping others.

Maritza Guerrero

Dental Assistant

Maritza is a native Floridian born and raised in Lake County. She graduated from Tavares High School in 2012, and shortly after attended Lake Sumter State College. Maritza earned her Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification from the Greater Orlando Dental Assisting School in 2015. She began her career in dentistry that same year and joined Dr. Winker’s staff in July 2016 and have enjoys every bit of it!

In her spare time, she enjoys family time, going shopping, and doing anything crafty.

Our Office Staff

Donna Schwarz

Office Administrator

Donna has worked at Dr. Winker’s office for 16 years as the office administrator and enjoys her job, as every day presents a unique experience assisting our patients and welcoming new patients to our practice. She is the proud mother of a son who served in the U. S. Army. and is now an Army Veteran. Donna also enjoys spoiling her young granddaughter. She is an avid Tampa Bay Lightning hockey fan and cheers for the Lightning to bring the Stanley Cup back to Florida!!

Donna enjoys the Florida sunshine and spending her free time biking, walking and swimming. She is an active Christian and embraces her relationship with the Lord.

Becky Hughes

Scheduling Coordinator

Becky joined Dr. Winker’s team shortly after she relocated here in 2018 from Arizona. She remains and Indiana “Hoosier” at heart. Becky started in dentistry in 1993 as a chairside assistant and later moved into the administrative arena. She relates that she knew she wanted to work in dentistry from a very young age and feels blessed that she still enjoys her job after all these years.

A proud mother of two children and 3 “grand” daughters and one “grand” son, Becky shares that of all her titles, “Grandma” is her favorite.

Becky and her husband, John, enjoy getting out on their motorcycle and taking in all the sights in the area as well as going to concerts, flea markets and auctions. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting, crafting, and spoiling her 4-legged children. That’s 2 spoiled cats (Alec and Cy), and 2 spoiled rotten dogs (Benny, a Border Terrier mix and Kooper, a little wiener dog).

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