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. 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!
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.
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.
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.