Our Doctors


Dr. Margaret Romeo

DMD, PA
Dr. Margaret “Meg” Romeo has been serving our community since 1999 and always strives to provide quality care to her patients while educating them and helping them maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. After graduating from Florida State University, Dr. Romeo went on to graduate from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1995. She continues her education regularly and is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is also a past President of the Jacksonville Dental Society.

Dr. Romeo is a life-long resident of Baker County. She graduated from Baker County High School and is proud to support the Baker County School System. She is a Gold Sponsor for the Baker County School Board. Dr. Romeo proudly sponsors many local charities and organizations within Baker County. Including, The BCHS Band, Football, Cheerleading, Baseball, Drama Club, The BCMS Football, Cheerleading, Dancing Paws, The Baker County Touchdown Club, The Wildcat Booster Club, and the Baker County Fair Association. Dr. Romeo is the former President of the Baker County Chamber of Commerce.

Outside of the office, Dr. Romeo is supported by her wonderful family, her two sons, Ryan and Collin Romeo, three step-children, Blake, Caleb and Michaela Cannon and three grandchildren, Hensley, Rayleigh and Hudson. In her free time, she loves being with her family, traveling and FSU football.



Dr. Alexandra Erbesti

DDS
Alexandra Erbesti attended Louisiana State University for her undergraduate studies and spent a year in France teaching English. She then attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After graduation, Dr. Erbesti elected to complete an Advanced Education in General Practice residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. There she received advanced training in complex and aesthetic dentistry, implants and sedation. She also worked closely with the oral oncology department and received advanced experience with medically complex patients.
Dr. Erbesti is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Erbesti is a dedicated attendee of continuing education courses enabling her to provide patients with the best in conservative and cutting edge dental care.
Dr. Erbesti and her husband, Camden, reside in the Riverside area with their two dogs. When she is not treating patients, she spends her time volunteering with the Junior League, trying new recipes, and traveling when she has the opportunity.



Curtis Moore

DMD
Dr. Curtis Moore is a native of the state of South Carolina. He grew up around the capital city of Columbia. He aspired to become a dentist early on during high school due to his personal experience with braces and how it gave him the confidence to embrace his smile. He attended his undergraduate education at Presbyterian College and graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010. Unfortunately, with the current events at that time, Dr. Moore chose to detour from dentistry and succeeded in his first career of 7 years as a Nuclear Chemist, where he trained and lead shift teams at a nuclear power facility outside of Columbia, SC.
Soon, the pursuit of becoming a dentist became more focused in his life with the support of his family. Dr. Moore was accepted and received his dental training at the Dental College of Georgia, located in Augusta, Georgia. Shortly after receiving his degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine, Dr. Moore moved to Jacksonville to provide comprehensive dental services for the area. To further enhance the oral health for patients, Dr. Moore has accumulated multiple hours of post-graduate continuing education to provide the most optimal treatments resulting from evidence-based research and state-of-the art technology.
Dr. Moore is a member of the Florida Dental Association and Northeast Florida Dental Association.
Dr. Moore seeks to apply his experiences in dentistry and life by providing for the surrounding communities, while enjoying all of the activities that the Sunshine State has to offer.





Administration


Michaela Mercer

Office Manager
Michaela grew up in Baker County and graduated from High School in 2013. She joined our team in 2020 as the insurance coordinator and became the office manager in 2021. Michaela and her husband Corey have 3 children: Hensley, Rayleigh, and Hudson. When not in the office Michaela enjoys spending time with family, taking vacations, and volunteering as the Cheerleading Director for our local Touchdown Club.


Front Desk


Ashlyn Williams

Lead Front Desk Specialist and Dental Assistant
Ashlyn graduated from Middleburgh High School in 2010 and FSCJ in 2011. She joined our team in 2018 and loves being part of making people smile and helping them feel confident about their smiles. She has worked as a dental assistant here at Dr. Romeo’s office and now works as our lead front desk specialist. Ashlyn also helps in planning events for the office, as well as helping run our social media accounts. Ashlyn and her husband, Jocham, have one son, Waylon. When not in the office, Ashlyn enjoys being outdoors, crafting and deer hunting.



Lauren Jackson

Front Desk Specialist and Dental Assistant
Lauren graduated from Baker County High School in 2013 and completed her expanded functions training at the University of Florida. She has been with our team since 2015. Lauren married her high school sweetheart, Reuben, and together, they have two daughters, Emerie and Maren, and a son, Baker. When not in the office, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and vacationing.



Emma Manasco

Front Desk Specialist
Emma graduated from Baker County Highschool in 2023. Her role provides respectful and knowledgeable face to face communication with our patients from the time of their check in and check out. Emma is a current college student at Keiser University, where she will complete a degree that has inspired her to continue working in the health care field. Emma enjoys watching Florida State football and softball. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, which includes fishing, boating and hanging out with friends. Her newest responsibility and love of her life is Brody Wayne, her Springer Spaniel who is just four months old.



Ashley Robinson

Front Desk Specialist
Ashley has lives in Baker County, where she was born and raised. She graduated from Baker County High School in 2013. Ashley then attended Florida Gateway College for 2 years. Ashley met her boyfriend, Austin, in 2013. They have two children: Paisley, and Houston, and are currently expecting baby Smith #3. In her free time Ashley likes to spend time with family and traveling.



Paula Boyd

Insurance and Billing Coordinator
Paula is from Baldwin and has lived there her whole life. There she met her husband, Roger, whom she’s been married to for almost 40 years. They have a daughter, Jessica, and a son, Ryan. Paula has 4 grandchildren. Bryce, Kylie, Rhett, and Reid. She has been in the dental field for 40+ years. Working as a front desk specialist and insurance coordinator. Outside of the office Paula loves to spend time with her kids and grands. In her downtime she likes to watch movies, and of course, Gator sports.





Dental Hygienist


Brandi Taylor

CRDH
Brandi graduated from Baker County High School in 2019 and from FGC with her AA in 2020. She attended Florida Institute for Dental Assisting in 2020, and attained her EFDA through her enrollment there, and was hired during her internship. Brandi was accepted into Dental Hygiene School at Santa Fe College while working as an assistant and continued to work throughout the program. She graduated as a hygienist in 2023 with Honors and achieved the Golden Scaler award. She thoroughly enjoys everything about dentistry and takes pride in forming good rapport with each patient and providing them the best care possible. She currently is enrolled in UF for her bachelors majoring in Health education and promotion, in hopes of potentially going to dental school. In Brandi’s free time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, and anything outdoors(including hunting/fishing).



Caitlin Bennett

CRDH
Caitlin grew up in Maitland Florida and moved to Jacksonville in 2003. Her interest in dentistry began while she was in braces during high school. Caitlin attended Florida State College at Jacksonville for both dental assisting and dental hygiene schooling. She has been in dentistry since 2010 and looks forwards to continuing her career in the dental field. Caitlin is married to her husband Lance and has a son Brycen and stepdaughter Taytum. When Caitlin is out of the office she and her family enjoys spending time together, camping, hunting, taking road trips, and trying new places to eat.



Abigail Hunter

CRDH
Abby grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and now lives in Folkston, Georgia. In May 2022, Abby received her Associates in Dental Hygiene Sciences with Honors from Florida State College at Jacksonville. Abby takes pride in her ability to provide outstanding patient care while also educating each patient on ways to improve their oral health. She enjoys making connections with each patient and interacting with the community. In her free time, Abby loves spending time with her family, camping, photography, traveling, and taking care of her animals!





Dental Assistants


Cindy Rhoden

EDA
Cindy graduated from the dental assisting school at the American Red Cross Naval Hospital in Bradford, South Carolina, in 2001, and in 2002, she became certified as a dental assistant in Florida. She has been with our team since 2001. Cindy is a Christian and a woman of God, and she loves interacting with her patients, whom she considers to be part of her family. Cindy and her husband, Billy, have one son, one daughter, two grandsons, and two granddaughters. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, going to church and thrift shopping.



Kimberly Wilkinson

EDA
Kim grew up in Baldwin Florida and graduated from Baldwin Middle-Senior High School in 1986. She then went to FSCJ to further her dental career and graduated with her Expanded Duties Assistant Certificate. She began working in the dental field in 1987. Kim started working for Dr. Romeo in 2003. She and her husband, Joel, have two children and four grandchildren. When not in the office, Kim enjoys going to the beach and cooking out with friends and family.



Kayli Bozeman

CDA, EFDA
I am originally from Baker County, but lived in the Savannah, GA area for most of my life. I graduated with my Bachelors in 2017, and then went back to school for dental assisting in 2019. Luckily, I have been able to complete both of my externships and entire dental career with Romeo Dentistry since becoming an EFDA in 2020. As of April 2024, I am now also CDA certified. I have always enjoyed going to the dentist and being able to help others enjoy their dental experience is the best part of what I do. My boyfriend and I have a wonderful little boy together and love getting to spend time with our families.



Jessica Parker

EFDA
Jessica was born and raised in Macclenny, Fl and graduated from Baker County High School. She currently still resides here with her husband, Chase, her daughter, Lilah, and her son, Luke. Jessica has been in dentistry for 3 years. She has worked as a front desk specialist, as well as an assistant. When not in the office, Jessica likes to spend time with her daughter and husband, go hunting, and cooking.



Maisie Thornton

EFDA
Maisie Grew up in Union County and graduated from Union County High School. She then went on to study at the Florida Institute of Dental Assisting in Jacksonville, Florida. She has been a dental assistant at Dr. Romeo’s office since 2022. Maisie is a mother of 1 daughter, and her hobbies include spending quality time with her family, shopping, and participating in anything outdoors.



Eva Nelson

EFDA
Eva grew up in Ponte Vedra Beach, then moved to Baker County. She graduated from Baker County High School and went on to college at Fortis for dental assisting. Eva Graduated from Fortis in 2020 and has been in the dental field working as a dental assistant since. Eva married her husband, Noah, in February of 2024. Out of the office Eva enjoys doing nails, spending time with family, and being anywhere are on the water.



Tayler Davis

EFDA
Tayler grew up in St. George, Georgia. She graduated from Baker County High School in 2011. She then went to FCC in 2022 for dental assisting. She joined the Romeo Dentistry team after graduating there. Tayler married her husband, Jason, in 2022. Together they have 5 kids: Breanna, Brayden, Rylen, Kenzie, and Karma. Outside of the office Tayler enjoys spending her time going to church, visiting new restaurants with her husband, and spending time with her family.



Mackenzie Smallwood

Dental Assistant
Mackenzie grew up here in Baker and currently resides here with her husband Hunter. They have been together for almost 10 years. She attended FSCJ and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Bio-Medical Science. She is aspiring to go into dental school to become a Dentist. Out of the office Mackenzie likes to spend time with her family.



Kristi Walker

EDA, Sterilization
Kristi was born and raised in Jacksonville, Fl and graduated from Englewood High School. She then went on to Albany Tech where she graduated from their Dental Assisting program. She worked as a dental assistant for 6 years before she took a break to raise her 3 children. She then went back into dentistry and started here at Doctor Romeo’s office in 2021. She has been in dentistry for almost 25 years. Outside of the office she likes cooking out while spending time with her family, shopping with her daughters, gardening, and playing with her beloved Dachshunds.



Sydney Johnson

Sterilization
I was born and raised in Baker County and graduated from Baker County High School in 2022. I am currently in school at UNF to get my Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences and plan to go to dental school and one day come back to be a dentist in my hometown. I work part-time at Dr. Romeo’s in sterilization and as an assistant. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends and family, go shopping, and go on vacation.