Meet the Staff

Team Photo 2020

South Venice Dental Care Staff (L to R): Laurie Forbes, Chelsea Weinmann, Barbara Aghajanian, Dr. Kosek, Brenda Salmeron-Ramirez, Kayla Threet, Kayla Jones, Kristi Browning, Tina Aponte


    Kristi was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, and realized her interest in dental hygiene while working in another dental office at that time. She subsequently began pursuing her goal of becoming a hygienist, and attended St. Petersburg College to earn her Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Kristi graduated in 2001, and shortly thereafter came to work at South Venice Dental Care. She has been here for over 13 years, and has developed a tremendous relationship with her patients! She is happy to have found her calling, and absolutely loves providing for her patients. Kristi married her high school sweetheart, and is the mother to two wonderful children. They also have 3 pet dogs (Mia, Zoey, and Tyson). When away from the office, Kristi loves spending time with her family, and attending her children’s sporting events.


    Tina is one of our super star hygienists!  A Cleveland native, she has lived in Florida for 11 years, and earned her Associates of Science degree from Gulf Coast State College. Tina takes pride in helping patients to lead healthier lives, primarily through educating them regarding the importance of oral health.  When not in the office, Tina enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, boating, working out at Orange Theory Fitness, traveling, and playing with her dog, Buster.  


    Kayla is one of our fabulous assistants!  She joined South Venice Dental Care in March 2019, and loves meeting and interacting with our wonderful patients.  She is a kind, caring, and compassionate dental assistant who strives to make the patient as comfortable as possible while at the office.  Kayla is a Florida native, born and raised in Sarasota.  She married her high school sweetheart, Tryston, and is an avid dog lover.  They have two fur babies, Beau and Cali, who are both black mouth currs.  


    Brenda is one of our fabulous hygienists!  She graduated from State College of Florida in 2015 with an Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene; and was awarded the 'Patient Education Award' by her peers.  Brenda exhibits her dedication to her patients every day by informing and educating them regarding their current condition, and best oral health care practices.  Outside of work, Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog, and her family.  She also likes to spend time at the beach, trying out new recipes, and traveling.  

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