We strive to have a friendly, knowledgeable staff that will handle your treatment with kindness and compassion. We keep up to date with the advances in orthodontic treatment and enhanced patient relationships by attending continuing education seminars in addition to ongoing training by Dr. Toro. Each staff member achieves an orthodontic assisting certification.

When visiting our office, we want you to feel fully informed and completely confident. Please feel free to ask us questions. There is no question about your treatment that will not be answered and your concerns will always be addressed.


Ileana Ramirez

Human Resources Office Manager

Ileana is responsible for the human resources/ management needs for the office. She completed a Masters Degree in Personnel Administration. She is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is bilingual. Ileana enjoys traveling and spending time with her family in her free time.



Michele Toney

Treatment Coordinator

Michele is here to guide you through the process of starting your orthodontic treatment. She will be happy to answer all of your questions regarding treatment options, scheduling, and insurance. She will also assist in making financial arrangements and options. Michele has 20 years of experience in the dental field. Michele and her husband Steve moved to Tampa 3 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities in the beautiful sunshine!



Shawna Bray

Insurance/Billing Coordinator

Shawna has 20 years of orthodontic experience. She has been with Toro Orthodontics for 3 years. She is a native Californian, she relocated to Florida 27 years ago. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and her dog Jasper. She is a grandmother of 6 and also loves sports and gardening.



Anabel Sosa

Front Office Representative

Anabel is cross-trained for the front and the back of the office. Anabel is bilingual. She is also a college student, working towards a degree in Health Service Administration. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach and outdoor activities.



Luz Tatiana Vera

Front Office Representative

Luz has been with the office for 4 years. She is bilingual and enjoys interacting with our patients. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her 2 teenage boys.
She is also involved in Cub Scouts as a Pack Leader.



Dianelys Morales

Lead Orthodontic Assistant

Dianelys has worked in the dental field for 14 years. Dianelys loves to help patients achieve beautiful smiles. She is originally from Cuba and is bilingual. She is the proud Mom of 2 boys. In her free time, she enjoys making jewelry, painting, and artwork projects.




Maria Carreno

Orthodontic Assistant

Maria is fluent in 3 languages English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Maria moved to Tampa from Cuba 5 years ago. She has been dental assistant for 3 years. Her goal is to assist patients in achieving the best smile possible. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog on walks and outside activities. She also loves to sing Karaoke!




Yisenya Garcia

Orthodontic Assistant

Our newest team member has been an orthodontic assistant for 8 years. She is bilingual and a native of Cuba. Her family moved to Tampa when she was 7 years old. In her free time she enjoys music and salsa dancing with her husband.



Yuliet Rivero

Orthodontic Assistant

Yuliet has 8 years of experience with dental assisting. Yuliet enjoys interacting and getting to know our patients. She is a native of Cuba and has lived in Tampa since 2003. She is bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym and working out. Yuliet also loves to travel.




Dorlisa Shores

Orhodontic Assistant

Dorlisa has been with the office for 2 1/2 years. She has been a dental assistant for more than 20 years. Dorlisa became a Floridian 2 years ago. In her free time, she loves movies, music and travel.