Our Team

Lakeshore Dental - Local dental practice

Meet the Team

at Lakeshore Dental Care

At Lakeshore Dental Care, our team is more than just a group of professionals; we’re a family dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate dental care. Meet our team of experts, each committed to your oral health and well-being. With a passion for dentistry and a commitment to excellence, our skilled professionals aim to create a comfortable and welcoming environment. Each member of our team brings unique expertise and a compassionate approach to ensure that you receive quality and effective care. Trust our local dental practice for all your dental needs and experience the difference that our team can make in your smile.

Dr. Michael Layton, DMD

Dr. Layton was born in Alabama and grew up in Orlando. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and his DMD degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 1987. He opened Lakeshore Dental Care in 1989.

He loves the art and science involved in dentistry and regularly improves his skills and knowledge through continuing education.

Dr. Layton enjoys spending time with his family and pets, likes landscaping and participates in High Performance Driving events on road courses in the Southeast.

Dr. Mike Perna

Dr. Perna recently moved to Florida with his wife as she completes her medical residency (and to get away from snowy winters!) He brought his fluffy Samoyed puppy, who is aspiring to become a dental office therapy dog.

Dr. Perna grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, and wanted to become a medical professional at a young age. He comes from a dental family and followed in his father’s
footsteps as a dentist.

Serena, RDH

Raised in Key West, FL, Serena completed her dental hygiene training at Daytona State College. She establishes an environment of genuine care and trust with all of our patients. She is recognized by patients for her caring attitude, attention to detail, and gentle touch.

When she isn’t at work Serena enjoys traveling with her family.

Tammy, EFDA

Tammy is originally from Michigan. She completed her dental training in Orlando in 1991. She enjoys getting to know her patients as individuals and provides comforting care during their treatment. In her free time, she enjoys creating fused glass art and spending time with her family.


Shannon is originally from Alabama and started her dental career in 1994 and also completed her certification at the University of Florida. Shannon has an outstanding chairside manner and is full of knowledge. In her free time, she goes to concerts and hangs out with her husband and their two beautiful toy poodles.


A native Floridian, Ginger has more than 30 years of experience in the dental field. Her clinical experience as a dental assistant and administrative skills keep our busy office personalized to meet the individual needs of our patients. Ginger enjoys gardening, her chickens, and loving her grandchildren.


Originally joining the office as a high school intern, Heather is now a seasoned veteran. Heather’s friendly personality helps patients feel welcomed and accommodated. Heather keeps close tabs on the office to make sure everything is running smoothly. Patients love her friendly personality, and Heather loves interacting with them.

Heather stays busy in her free time with her husband, two children, 50 chickens, and her position on the Miss Rodeo Florida and Silver Spurs pageant committees.

Zobida (Zo)

A native of Trinidad, Zo has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She works extremely hard on our patients’ behalf in regards to finances, insurance, and scheduling. She is passionate about helping patients get the care that they need. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and visiting her family in Trinidad.


Alfie (“Silkspun’s What’s It All About Alfie”) is an English distinction Golden Retriever. He makes it his mission to ensure that our patients are welcomed with affection and comforted if anxious. Alfie brightens everyone’s day!

In his spare time, he spends time with the family, enthusiastically retrieves tennis balls on land and water, and enjoys daily napping.

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