2226 Druid Road E. Clearwater, FL 33764


Meet Our Team


Your dental health is why we come to the office each and every day, some of us for over 20 years! We stay up-to-date on the newest dental technology by attending seminars, training, and continuing education classes – we love our jobs and our patients!

  • Brooke Nichols

    Brooke Nichols

    Practice Administrator
    I am a native Floridian and a graduate of Clearwater High School, St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida. I have been a hygienist for 24 years and I have worked at CDA for over 20 years. I have been so fortunate to spend my career working with such fantastic dentists. They truly care about their patients their dentistry is top notch!

    Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I enjoy travelling, working out at the gym and watching my children’s band and dance performances.

  • Kim Areias

    Kim Areias

    Business Office Manager
    I began my career at CDA 23 years ago as a dental assistant and I have been the business office manager since 2006. I am blessed to have a job that I love and to work with people that truly care about our patients.

    I enjoy spending “girl time” with my beautiful daughter Amy, trying new adventures with friends and travelling with family to the Georgia Mountains.

  • Natalie Hochberg

    Natalie Hochberg

    Sterilization Tech
    I have been working at CDA for 15 years. When I’m not in our sterilization area you can find me chair-side with one of our wonderful dentists.

    I am a Chicago native but I have lived in Florida since 1982. My husband and I are dog lovers and we are the proud parents of one Scottish Terrier fur baby with a new addition coming in December. When the work day is over I like to spend my time at the gym, reading fiction, doing arts & crafts and listening to music. However, no matter what I’m doing you will always find a bag of skittles in my hand.

  • Kristen Kaminski

    Kristen Kaminski

    Front Desk
    I was born and raised in St. Petersburg. I started working for an orthodontist part time when I was 15 years old, and I have continued to work in the dental field ever since. I have worked at CDA for just over a year and I have been warmly welcomed as one of the newest members of the CDA family. Working with Dr. Hayslett has been a joy; he is a very giving and humble person.

    When I am not at work I spend most of my free time with my finance Mark and our two beautiful children, Adriana and Caleb. We love to take them to the park and local museums.

  • Courtney Woodruff

    Courtney Woodruff

    Front Desk
    I am a 4th generation Florida native and a graduate of Clearwater High School. I have grown up at CDA; my mom, Lisa has been a dental assistant at the office since 1978. I have been an official employee for several years now and I feel honored and privileged to be a part of a great team!

    When I’m not at work I love fishing, boating and traveling!

  • Donna Williams

    Donna Williams

    Dr.Hayslett’s Assistant
    I have been Dr. Hayslett’s assistant for 15 years and I have worked in dentistry for 30 years. I am a long time resident of this area and a graduate of Largo High School. I love working with Dr. Hayslett. One of the most rewarding aspects of my career is being able to assist Dr. Hayslett when he volunteers at the Community Dental Clinic; the patients he treats there are so thankful for the care he gives them.

    Outside of work I enjoy decorating my townhouse, relaxing at the beach and spending time with my family.

  • Janice Musacchia

    Janice Musacchia

    Registered Dental Hygienist
    Caring for our patients at CDA is a privilege and a blessing to me. As a graduate of The Ohio State University my goal is to educate and encourage our patients to achieve and maintain excellent oral health for a lifetime.

    I enjoy biking, bible studies, boating, our cats and dogs and spending time with family; especially our first grandson!

    I am looking forward to seeing you on your next visit!

  • Shadi Abadani

    Shadi Abadani

    Registered Dental Hygienist
    I have been a hygienist for 14 years. I graduated from St. Petersburg College and I have worked at CDA since 2001. In my spare time I enjoy working out at the gym. I also enjoy travelling with my friends and spending time with my family.

  • Terri Davis

    Terri Davis

    Registered Dental Hygienist
    I have been a hygienist for 30 years. I am a graduate of Clearwater High School and St. Petersburg College. I have worked at CDA for 28 years!! I have two grown children and I love my crazy house with 2 dogs, 2 cats, a lovebird and a grand-dog that visits frequently. When I’m not at work I enjoy going to the beach, working out at the gym, bike riding and watching football.

  • Thelma Joseph

    Thelma Joseph

    Registered Dental Hygienist
    I am originally from Brazil. I met my husband in Boston and we moved to Florida in 2005. I have been at CDA since 2006. I am proud to be a part of the staff of CDA; patient satisfaction is extremely important to all of us. Our team strives to create a pleasant work environment and excellent patient care is our main goal.

    In our free time my husband and I enjoy outdoor activities like bike riding and hiking. Our favorite sport is Karate; we love it! We also like to read really good books!

  • Terra Alderman

    Terra Alderman

    Dr. Burton’s Assistant
    I am a native of Ohio, The Buckeye state. I have lived in Florida for 3 years. I used to be terrified of the dentist but in my 20’s I became really interested in pursuing a career in the dental field. The best part of my job is helping our patients have a positive dental experience. Many of our patients love “visiting” us! I really enjoy working at CDA because it’s more like seeing friends, rather than just fast paced dental appointments.

    Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three children. We enjoy experiencing Florida every weekend; I still can’t get enough of the beaches!

  • Roxy Aaronson

    Roxy Aaronson

    Dr. Burton’s Assistant
    I have lived in Florida for most of my life and I am a graduate of Hollywood Hills High School in south Florida. I have been a dental assistant for 13 years and I have worked at CDA for 8 years.

    When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two daughters. I enjoy art, listening to music, watching movies and travelling.

  • Barry Case

    Barry Case

    Patient Coordinator
    I am originally from New York but I have lived in Florida since 1978. I started out as a patient at CDA but then in 2008 I began working here at the front desk for Dr. Allen.

    Outside of work I really enjoy travelling, going to the beach, going hiking, music and movies. I am enjoying fulfilling my “bucket list” which is to visit all of the National Parks and Monuments in the United States.

  • Vicky McCloud

    Vicky McCloud

    Dr. Allen’s Assistant
    I have been working at CDA for over 30 years! I am proud to be working alongside a team of dedicated and caring individuals who take great pride in providing expert dental services.

    I love going to the beach and water parks with my daughters and grandsons. I enjoy photography, watching movies and seeing the beautiful sunsets at the beach.

  • Lisa Woodruff

    Lisa Woodruff

    Dr. Hayslett’s Assistant
    I have been a dental assistant since 1973 and I have worked at CDA since 1978. I started as a dental assistant for Dr. Allen and in 1985 I began working for Dr. Hayslett. I love working for Dr. Hayslett and I have established many great relationships with our patients.

    When I am not at work I am out enjoying the Florida lifestyle. I am an avid boater and I love to fish. I go on international fishing trips in pursuit of the sailfish world record!

  • Linda Franck

    Linda Franck

    Dr. Allen’s Assistant
    I have been working for Dr. Allen since 1993. I cherish the friendships I have made while working for Dr. Allen both with patients and my co-workers. We have watched our children grow into adults and shared many memorable moments together. It is important to me to do the most we can for our patients and knowing we’ve done our best for someone puts a smile on my face at the end of the day!

    When I’m not at work I enjoy being outside and going for long walks on Duneding Causeway; it’s a great way to end the day!

  • Ellen Butler

    Ellen Butler

    Registered Dental Hygienist
    I am a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist with over 30 years of dental experience. As a health care professional I believe in lifelong learning, and I decided to broaden my knowledge within the health field and I earned a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2012.

    I am a native of Long Island, New York; I graduated from high school as a Certified Dental Assistant then continued my education at Onondaga Community College earning my Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. To fulfill my passion for teaching, I continued my education at the University of St. Francis and earned a baccalaureate degree. Since 2005 I have been an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Hillsborough Community College.

    In my free time I enjoy boating with my family and friends. I also enjoy biking, taking spin classes, doing yoga and quiet time reading a good novel!

  • Ruthanne Suttlehan

    Ruthanne Suttlehan

    I have been a dental assistant for more than 38 years. I began my dental career during my time in the U.S. Navy. My tenure as a dental assistant has given me a great perspective on how to interact with patients and how to ensure that you have a fantastic experience while in the patient chair!

    In fact, my favorite part of working at our office is being able to help fearful or worried patients feel at ease. Your smile is my greatest reward!

  • Gail Decker

    Gail Decker

    Hygiene Coordinator
    My experience in the dental field is just beginning, and I’m so glad to begin this new experience here at Clearwater Dental Associates! My job is to make sure that you are getting the routine care you need! I can help you schedule your appointments and help you get in to see Dr. Burton quicker than ever before. I try to bring a warm, cheery attitude with me each day so that I can make your experience the best it can possibly be.

    I can’t wait to get to know you and your family at your next appointment, so be sure to say hello!