Meet Our Team
Introducing Our Team at Sumter Value Dental in Bushnell, Florida
Dr. Haya Demetree (Dentist)
Haya Demetree, DMD- General Dentist (FL License # DN24132)
Member- American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association
Born in Damascus, Syria, Dr. Demetree immigrated with her family to Jacksonville, FL when she was 8 years old. She is bilingually fluent in both Arabic and English. Dr. Demetree earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from University of Florida. Upon graduation, she decided to stay in Gainesville and become a double Gator! She attended University of Florida College of Dentistry and graduated with the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).
After graduating, she moved back to her hometown of Jacksonville, FL where she worked in a fast-paced family dental practice. She got married to her soul-mate and best friend in December of 2019 and they moved to the greater Orlando area in August of 2020.
Dr. Demetree is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association. She has completed special training and is a certified Invisalign provider and Botox certified. She is very excited to be providing these and other dental services.
In 2017 and 2018, Dr. Demetree traveled to Guatemala for a Christian Dental Society Service Trip where she provided dental care for the gracious Guatemalans of Palin. She is very passionate about volunteering her dental care for the underserved population. Dr. Demetree loves to combine both her backgrounds in nutritional and dental sciences in order to provide patients with the best oral health education.
Dr. Demetree and her husband reside in Clermont. When not working, they enjoy going to Orange Theory Fitness Gym, traveling, visiting family and the beach back in Jacksonville, and trying new recipes.
Dr. Demetree is excited to join the Sumter Value Dental team and is eager to provide you and your family the best dental care in a warm environment!
Jeanie (Office Manager)
Jeanie is one of the smiling faces that you will find at our front desk. She performs many tasks including scheduling appointments. Our patient's love Jeanie's warmth and caring nature. Jeanie started her career in medicine and has certifications as a Health Unit Coordinator, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Medical Assistant Specialist, and a Phlebotomist.
Jeanie and her family live in Sumter County. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family.
Brittany (Administrative Assistant)
Brittany is one of the smiling faces you will meet when you walk in or
call Sumter Value Dental. Besides working with our office, she is
also currently attending Lake Sumter State College.
Brittany was born and raised in Pasco County, but moved to Webster, FL
in 2018, and intends to raise her family there. She is married and
the mother of 3 boys. When Brittany is not in school or at work, she
loves event planning and spending her evenings at the baseball field
with her boys.
Laurie (Insurance Benefits Coordinator)
Laurie verifies insurance benefits for our patients. She has been in the dental field for over 25 years including experience as an expanded functions dental assistant.
Laurie lives in Brooksville with her husband and son. She enjoys reading, going to concerts and spending time with her family and grand child.
Lauren (Certified Registered Dental Hygienist (CRDH))
Lauren earned her Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Santa Fe Community College. She also holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology from the College of Central Florida.
Lauren was born and raised in Ocala and still resides there with her husband and two step sons. Lauren's favorite activities include baking, crafts, home decorating and travel.
Starlit (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant)
Starlit earned her expanded functions dental assisting certification from Central Florida Institute.
Starlit was born in Citrus County, but raised in Sumter County. She has a beautiful daughter, Lyla and a dog named Opi.
When she is not working, Starlit enjoys shopping, spending weekends at her family's farm in Centerhill, and riding four wheelers with her fiance.
Alisha (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant)
Certifications : Radiology, CPR, Phlebotomy
Alisha resides in Sumter County where she is originally from. She has
recently moved back from Alabama where she lived the past 7 years.
Prior to working for Dr Novak's team, she was a dental assistant in
Alabama for 4 years! Her favorite thing about dentistry is helping our
patients feel better about their smile.
Alisha loves spending time with her dog Sage and her family and friends.
She loves any outdoor activities. Some of her favorites are riding
horses, hunting, fishing and soaking up the sun at the beach! Carpentry
is one of her special talents! Alisha enjoys live music and loves
dancing, so don't mind her if you see her dancing or singing in the