Our Office

Dental Care With You In Mind

Dr. Pan’s philosophy is based on honesty, compassion, and excellence in dentistry. We put a focus on listening to our patients and giving them options, so they are in control of their own dental health. At Pine Avenue Smiles, our whole team is committed to providing service that is warm, caring, and patient-centered. Come see what it’s like to be a part of our dental family!

Meet Dr. Pan

Dr. Ricky Pan is a lifelong Floridian. As the oldest son of an immigrant family, he always knew he would go into a career of medicine, engineering, or law. After exploring the field of dentistry, he fell in love and never looked back. What hooked him about dentistry was the immediate ability to help people, the satisfaction of relieving pain, and the renewed confidence that comes with a transformed smile. 

Dr. Pan went to Florida State University for his undergraduate degree before heading to Nova Southeastern University for his doctorate. After residency in Boston for Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Tufts, he moved back to Florida to be closer with his loved ones. He gives back to his community by donating his time and skills to the Florida Mission of Mercy. Dr. Pan also served as the president of the West Pasco Dental Association. When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Pan enjoys spending time with his beloved fiancee, going to the gym, and traveling.

our team

Assistants

Linda Denoy

Assistant

Linda Graduated from Hillsborough Community College as a Chairside Dental Assistant in August of 2013. She was born in Haiti, but was raised in Delray Beach, Florida. Linda has been with our office for six years, where her love, passion, and drive have made an unforgettable experience for patients. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son, husband, and the rest of her family. She also enjoys creating jewelry pieces with polymer clay.

Luisa Carvalho

Assistant

Originally from Brazil, Luisa came to the U.S. in 2000. First in Massachusetts and now in Florida, since 2015. She graduated from Pasco-Hernando State College in 2019 and has been working with us ever since. She is very caring about our patients, and very passionate in always making sure they have the best dental experience. She also Volunteers at the veteran’s event “Stars, Stripes, & Smiles” at her school. She is currently continuing her education to become a dental hygienist. When she is not at work, Luisa enjoys going to our area’s great beaches and spending time with her husband and three children.

Hygienists

Kathy Troche

Hygienists

Kathy is originally from New York and has lived in Florida for thirty-two years. Her career in dentistry began nineteen years ago as an assistant. She has been practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist since graduating from St. Petersburg College in 2005. Her goal as a dental professional is to understand the needs of each individual patient and provide a quality experience that is comfortable, thorough, and informative. She most values the relationships that are built and nurtured while working in a family practice. Kathy is a busy mom who enjoys family time, yoga, live music events, and relaxing on Florida’s beautiful beaches.

Ayet Rapatalo

Hygienists

Ayet has a dental degree from the Philippines and is now an experienced and knowledgeable licensed dental hygienist in Florida. She is caring and thorough with her patients and she is happy to see them achieve their healthy smiles. Ayet works closely with the dental team to provide their patients their optimal oral health. She enjoys working at this dental office because they care about their employees as much as they care about their patients.

Administration

Melissa Baker

Receptionist

Melissa is a native Floridian, originally from the east coast. She has fifteen years of experience in the dental industry, handling insurance matters and providing excellent customer service at the front desk. Melissa enjoys making patients feel welcome and appreciated when visiting our office. In her spare time, she loves biking in the Tampa area with her husband and daughter.

Michelle Uson

Office Manager

Michelle was born and raised in central Florida in the small town of Leesburg. Originally a nurse, she loves working with patients and being an advocate on their behalf so that they may get the best treatment possible. Nothing makes her happier than tackling issues for her patients, and seeing them happy, healthy, and content with their care. She moved to the Tampa Bay area to be with the love of her life and fiancée, Dr. Ricky Pan, and eventually to become the manager of his office. Michelle enjoys eating at different brunch spots and visiting Disney in her free time.

Giving Back: Our Family, Our Friends, Our Community

Dr. Pan got into dentistry to help others in need. That is why he volunteers at the Florida Dental Association’s annual Mission of Mercy event, in which thousands of people are able to receive free dental care. This is an opportunity to relieve pain and restore confidence for countless underprivileged individuals within the community, extending Dr. Pan’s dental family tree to even greater lengths.

Our Office

Spacious Operatories

Knowledgeable Staff

sterilized, hygienic office

Convenient Location

Warm Atmosphere

Financing Options

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What To Expect

When you walk through our doors, you will be greeted by the smiles of our warm and inviting team. It is our joy to give you a comfortable and informative dental experience. With Dr. Pan’s combination of knowledge, experience and compassion, you can rest easy knowing that you are receiving incredible dental care. Our team is standing by at (813) 855-1007 to answer any questions you may have about your first visit. Come visit Pan on Pine today!

Why We Love Dr. Pan

$99 New Patient Special

If you're planning your first visit to our office, be sure to take advantage of our new patient special and save on the preventive care you need to get started on your path to dental wellness. Our new patient special includes:

Cleaning
Exam
X-rays
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