Dental Staff

All professionals at AV Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dr. Myrna Rodriguez

I earned my Science Degree from the University of Puerto Rico – University College of Humacao and then transferred to the Medical Sciences Campus from the University of Puerto Rico where I earned my Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry in 1983. Upon graduation, I worked fifteen years in my original home town Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. I moved to Orlando, Florida in 1999 and started practicing at AV DENTAL in September 2000.

I am committed to providing the highest level of care to my patients, and I believe the only way to achieve this is to stay current with the latest materials, techniques, technology, and equipment.  I frequently participate in continuing education classes, technical and practical training courses, conferences, seminars, and symposiums, as well as subscribe to dental publications to stay current.

I am licensed to practice dentistry in the State of Florida and in Puerto Rico, and I am a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and The College of Dental Surgeons of Puerto Rico.

Outside the office I enjoy spending time with my family, doing internal tourism and playing with my beautiful Maltese, Frosty.


David Velazquez - Manager

David obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Business from the University of Turabo in Puerto Rico. He has worked at AV Dental since 2008 as the General Manager. He is the first friendly face you meet when you walk through the door. He loves interacting with patients and the "small town" atmosphere at our office. He is here to answer any of your questions regarding your dental needs and insurance benefits. Outside of the office, he enjoys walking, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.


Maria Inez Crespo (Registered Certified Dental Hygienist) - Hygienist

She obtained her degree in dentistry in 2001 at Central University in Venezuela (UCV), with 14 years of experience moved to Orlando in 2014 and get her dental hygienist license in 2016.

With all those years in the dental field, of course, her passion and goal is always a beautiful and healthy smile. This passion is combined with many more, like taking care of my family and loved ones, that’s why you are always going to feel like family here at av dental.


Vanessa Sananez - Dental Assistant

Vanessa obtained her degree in dentistry in 2016 at the University of Santa Maria, I moved to Orlando, Florida on 2017 since then I have been working as a dental assistant. My purpose is to help patients and make them feel comfortable throughout the procedure as well as providing quality treatments. She loves spending time with her family and pet cat and going out with family and friends. Her dreams is to make the world a better place!


Bernardette Vasquez - Dental Assistant

Bernardette obtained her degree in dentistry in 2016 at the University of Carabobo in Venezuela, after graduating she practice her profession for approximately 1 year. She moved to Orlando and since 2018 she works as a dental assistant. When she like most is to be able to provide as much help as possible to patients who feel happy with the care and always leave with a smile.

She loves to travel and meet new places, share with her family and friends and loves to play with her makeup.