Meet Our Team
Introducing Our Team at Sumter Value Dental in Bushnell, Florida
Dr. Nicolas Nieto (Dentist)
Dr. Nieto completed his dental education at The Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia Dental School in 1989 with a DDS degree and The University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine in 2005 with a DMD degree. He has achieved the U of PENN National Board Achievement Award and Pharmacology and Therapeutics Award.
He frequently attends post-graduate courses and continuing education seminars to maintain his skills according to current dental advancements.
He is a member of The Florida Dental Association, The American Dental Association.
Dr. Nieto and his wife Angelica welcomed their first child, a little girl, October 2010.
Dr. Kasey Cowser (Dentist)
Dr. Cowser is originally from Steubenville, OH. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Notre Dame College of Ohio. She graduated in 2017 from Howard University
Dr. Cowser has participated in many volunteer organizations including Give Kids a Smile and the Christian Dental Society mission trip to Jamaica. She looks forward to continuing her active participation in serving the community and improving the oral health of her patients.
Dr. Cowser is a member of the American Dental Association and is working toward her Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship. In her spare time, Dr. Cowser enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, skiing, going to the beach and traveling.
Lauren (Registered Dental Hygienist)
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.
Jeanie (Administrative Lead)
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.
Jan (Insurance Benefits Coordinator)
Jan obtains and verifies insurance benefit information for our patients. She has over 30 years of experience in the dental field including experience as a dental office manager.
Jan loves spending time with her family and grandchildren.
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.
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.
Gina (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant)
Gina is one of our Bilingual dental assistants. She obtained her expanded functions dental assisting certification from the Dental Assisting Institute in Pinellas Park, FL. Gina also has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology.
Gina was born and raised in Barranquilla, Columbia and now resides in Wildwood, FL. Gina enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and live music.
Paige (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant)
Paige earned her expanded functions dental assisting certification from the Greater Orlando Dental Assisting School in Orlando, Florida. Along with being an expanded functions dental assistant she is also a certified mortician.
Paige enjoys spending time outside hunting and fishing along with indoor activities like painting and going to art museums.
Burgundy (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant)
Burgundy graduated from Daytona Beach Community College in 1998 with her certification in dental assisting.
In addition to providing excellent care for our patients, Burgundy also works as an instructor at a school for students aspiring to be dental assistants.
Burgundy is the proud mother of two boys and enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys hunting and fishing.