Meet Our Team

Dr. Elizabeth Staves

Dr. Staves’ passion is pediatric dentistry, she has practiced in St. Petersburg for 20 years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and her dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dental Surgery. She completed her specialty training residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and is board certified. Dr. Staves is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Staves is a member and attends meetings with the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Florida Dental Association and Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Staves is an attending and a consultant for All Children’s Hospital Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team. She has been a speaker at the Suncoast Pediatric Conference and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Annual Session.

We love our patients, their families and our team and offering the very best in Pediatric Dental care. Dr. Staves gives back to the community by participating with Habitat for Humanity, and the ASPCA. In her leisure time, she enjoys time with her family and 2 puppies: hiking, cycling, kayaking, and traveling.

Niki – Front Office Manager

I have been in pediatric dentistry since 2000. I have always enjoyed working with children and watching them grow from youngsters to young adults. I have worked chairside with the patients, as well as all aspects of the front desk. I love our office and team here because it is important to make every visit to the office as fun as possible, and we do our best together to achieve this.  I am the mother of 4 children, 2 dogs and a pet pig. When not at work I can be found on the waterways, either by boat or kayak!

Chaz – Dental Assistant

I have been in dentistry since 2001 and feel passionate about pediatric dentistry. After working for the public health dept and private offices, what I enjoy most is outreach in our community and being able to make a difference with the families that need us most. In my spare time, I love to travel and take on new adventures. I love working with Dr. Staves and watching our patients grow.

Ashley – Dental Assistant and Dental Health Educator

I have worked in the dental field since 2008, and spent most of my time in Pediatrics. I love working with children. I find it rewarding to hear them say they LOVE OUR OFFICE and are excited to come back for their next visit. I enjoy being the dental health educator, going to schools to teach kids how to care for their teeth. I am the mother of two amazing children and enjoy the warm weather in Florida at the beach or pool.

Tana – Dental Assistant

I have worked as a dental assistant since 1995. Because of my love of kids, I have primarily worked in pediatrics and orthodontics. I enjoy being with my work family at Dr. Staves office. It is always a joy to watch the kids grow and change and see their smiling faces. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters and a yellow lab. As a family, we enjoy the beach and relaxing.