Our patients are the reason we come to work every day. We believe in providing a dental experience that exceeds your expectations. We know going to the dentist can trigger emotions, we anticipate that, and understand how hard it can be for some people to make an appointment.
We strive to be a place of reassurance, comfort, and warmth. From our front desk to the hygiene rooms, we do our best to make your time with us as customized, comfortable, and worry-free as possible. We promise to listen to you and your needs with compassion and professionalism. It’s the job of every team member here at Florida Smile Design to provide the confidence you need to reach your oral health goals.
It's the job of every team member here at Florida Smile Design to provide the confidence you need to reach your oral health goals.
Dr. Schnur was always interested in science and medicine and chose to pursue dentistry because there was more opportunity to provide patient-centered private-practice care without as much influence from large hospitals or insurance corporations. He and his team have worked hard to have systems in place that allow Florida Smile Design to consistently and predictably help patients achieve their dental treatment goals. He feels his team is “The Best Team in All of Dentistry”.
Dr. Schnur earned his DMD at the University of Florida and completed a General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Gainesville. He also holds a State of Florida Sedation certificate. In his spare time, Dr. Schnur loves spending time with his wife, Dr. Patricia Schnur of Parrish Children’s Dentistry, and their three children, Benjamin, Sarah, and Daniel. He also loves any kind of surfing.
Ayla completed undergraduate work at St. Joseph’s College of Maine, earning a Biology/Pre-Dental Studies degree with a Chemistry minor. She received her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification and State of Florida Radiography Licensure from the Academy of Dental Assistants in St. Petersburg in 2017. Ayla is currently pursuing an Associates degree in dental hygiene at the State College of Florida.
Ayla’s favorite part of her job is helping all different kinds of people achieve their overall oral health goals with Dr. Schnur and the wonderful Florida Smile Design team. She says, “The patients are so kind and appreciative of what we do. Whether it is a full smile makeover or getting a patient out of pain from a toothache, this career field is very rewarding as you can see the immediate effects of your hard work right away.”
Ayla grew up in Standish, Maine, in a family of five that included sisters Kyaunna and Gia; the family relocated to Florida in 2016 after she completed her undergraduate degree. Ayla and her fiance’, Andrew, currently reside in Ellenton. In their spare time, they enjoy playing music together and spending time with their cat Baxter and dog Bailey.
Originally from Massachusetts, Debbie moved to Florida in 2006 but remains a loyal Patriots and Red Sox fan. She has thirty years of dental office experience, including Spear continuing education training. Debbie’s favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients and building lasting relationships with them. She takes pride in knowing patients will be greeted with a friendly smile each time they come to the office and enjoys helping coordinate their follow-up appointments.
Debbie is married with two grown daughters and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, crocheting, cross stitching and spending time with her family.
Eileen grew up in Seminole and moved to Parrish in 1998, graduating from Manatee Technical Institute with her Dental Assistant credentials. Her favorite part of her job is being chairside to make patients feel special, which she feels is very rewarding; she loves the variety of each day, every patient, and every case.
Eileen has been married to her husband, Spencer, since 2001, and their family includes three daughters and a son. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and working out at the gym.
Erin was born and raised in Palmetto in Manatee County. She graduated from St. Petersburg College with an Associates degree in Dental Hygiene. Erin enjoys getting to know all of her patients and educating them on keeping their mouths as healthy as possible.
Erin has a “bonus” daughter who is 9 and a two-year-old daughter with husband Steven, whom she married in 2015. The family enjoys spending time together outdoors looking for new adventures and taking advantage of their annual Disney passes. Erin’s family also includes two dogs, a Boston terrier and a pit bull.
Jacy is a native of Sarasota. She graduated from Manatee Technical Institute with certifications in Dental Assisting and Radiology. Jacy is also pursuing continuing studies through Spear Education, annual OSHA training, and stays current on CPR and first aid training. Jacy’s favorite part of her job is building patient relationships–getting to know each patient and their stories and helping them with their dental care needs and any obstacles they face, from fear and anxiety to financial concerns. Jacy says: “It’s very rewarding to see their smiles and know they trust you and that you made a difference in their life.”
Jacy has two amazing grown sons in their 20s, Steven and Colton. She enjoys outdoor activities like kayaking, camping, scuba diving, and relaxing at the beach with a good book.
Lacey is from Sarasota, Florida. She was homeschooled growing up, but graduated from Dental Assisting Training School in 2018, is OSHA- and Red Cross Adult CPR-certified and has completed radiology training at the dental assistant level. Lacey’s favorite part of her job is helping people.
In her spare time, Lacey enjoys boating, riding four wheelers, and playing with her dogs.