Tina Dental Hygienist
Tina graduated in 1995 from the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, where she received the Golden Scaler Award for top clinician achievement and the Carol Memeli Award for outstanding treatment for gerontology patients. Tina has been treating patients in private practice for the past 13 years and is certified in Administration of Local Anesthetic.
Tina's outside interests include kickboxing and yoga, rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and spending time with her son Justin.
Debia Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Debia and I have been assisting for over 30 years. Every day I love making people smile! My legendary laugh can be heard through the entire office. Dentistry is my passion and I always look forward to the opportunity to discover new procedures and to share my knowledge with all of my patients. When I am not at work I love spending time with my two beautiful daughters and my Jack Russell-Chihuahua named Hope. My hobbies include reading, completing Jigsaw puzzles and spending my summers at the beach! Always remember to live, laugh and love!
Lissette Dental Assistant
Hello, my name is Lissette. I have been working with Dr. Pizzino for over a year. In my spare time I enjoy cooking for my friends and family and I also love to travel with my husband and son. At Southport Family Dental I strive to offer my patients dental excellence by taking care of all of their needs and concerns. I look forward to seeing you in our office soon.
Paula Front Desk Manager
Hello, my name is Paula and I am the front desk manager here at Southport Family Dental. My favorite part of working here at Southport Family Dental is working with my patients as well as my teammates, who I now consider my family!
My goal is to continue being a part of the Southport Family Dental team and helping to take care of our great patients; keeping them healthy and helping them maintain and create their beautiful smiles.
In my free time I spend every minute with my 4 kids and family.
Brian Dental Hygienist
Brian received his dental hygiene degree from Ferris State University in Michigan, where he received the 2007 Outstanding Clinician Award. He appreciates working with the state-of-the-art equipment at Southport Family Dental and enjoys the patients and dental team. His interests include sports, old cars, and fishing.
Danielle Dental Hygienist
I graduated from the Fones School of Dental Hygiene. I have worked in the Dental field as a dental assistant for 11 years before returning to school to pursue a career in dental hygiene. I love working in the Dental field and my goal is to help create beautiful, healthy smiles. I enjoy cooking, boating, fishing and spending time with my son and husband.
Ashley Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Ashley and I am a dental assistant here at Southport Family Dental. I come into work every day excited to help people love their smile and enjoy their experience in our office! In my spare time I enjoy watching hockey, working out, and spending time with family.
Mercedes Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Mercedes and I work here at Southport Family Dental as a dental assistant. I take care of making sure that all of the instruments used here at Southport Family Dental are clean and sterilized! I was born in the Dominican Republic and love to take my 4 year old daughter Alyssa to the beach and the park! I am a former Red Cross volunteer at Camp Le Jeune in North Carolina. I have also volunteered at the New River Air Station dental clinic and the Little Creek Clinic in Le Jeune.
Laura Dental Assistant
My name is Laura and I am a dental assistant here at Southport Family Dental. I graduated from Sunny Willow School of Dental Assisting in Bridgeport. In my spare time I love being with family and friends.
Christina Front Desk
Christina has been here at Southport Family Dental since 2003, and loves the patients here! Christina is happily married to her Fairfield firefighter and has two girls. In her spare time Christina volunteers for the PTA and is a Girl Scout leader.
Vanessa Front Desk
Vanessa is the newest team member here at Southport Family Dental, coordinating treatment options for our patients.