Meet the Team

 We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Our Dental Assistants

Wanda Gerry

Wanda Gerry is originally from Sylacauga, Alabama, but has spent the last 34 years working with us in our office. For the past couple of years, she has worked as one of our front-desk receptionists, but recently left that position to assist Dr. Dave in the back. She has extensive experience as a dental assistant and brings a wide range of skills to the workplace. Her professionalism and friendly manner help to make the office setting more relaxing and enjoyable for all.

A few of her interests include fishing in Fort Pierce and Captiva, as well as taking care of her dog, Maggie.

Laurie Kilgore

Laurie Kilgore was born and raised on St. Simons Island, Georgia. She earned her dental assisting certificate at Southern Technical College in Orlando. Laurie has been a part of our dental team for more than nine years. Her positive approach to life and endearing smile make her a joy to have in our office.

Her true passion is spending time with her adult daughter, Lauren. Laurie loves outdoor activities and especially enjoys the game of golf. Though a dedicated Georgia Bulldog fan, she has had to support the Florida Gators ever since her daughter graduated from UF!

Our Dental Hygienists

Brenda Davidson

Brenda Davidson, RDH earned her AS in dental hygiene from Armstrong State University in Savannah. She has been practicing in our office for more than 21 years. Brenda’s gentle, thorough touch and welcoming smile will put even the most anxious patient at ease. Her enthusiastic approach to dentistry and attention to detail make her a real asset to our practice.

Brenda and her husband Ron have been married for more than 25 years and live in Lake Mary. She devotes most of her time to church ministries, but also enjoys gardening and taking long walks

Brynn Krider

Brynn Krider, RDH has been working as a dental hygienist for more than 25 years, after earning her AS in dental hygiene from Valencia College in Orlando.

Brynn was born and raised near Flemington, New Jersey. She and her husband have been married for more than 20 years and they have three children who keep them very busy. Her hobbies revolve around the various sports and activities that her children are involved in. Spending time with her family is what makes her especially happy. Brynn has an enthusiasm for life that is contagious for those who meet her.

Sheri Whitaker

Sheri Whitaker, RDH has been practicing as a dental hygienist since 1980. She graduated from Valencia College with an AS in dental hygiene.

Sheri was born and raised in Maitland, where she lives happily with her husband Joe. She stays extremely busy outside of the office! When she is not training for triathlons in her free time, you can find Sheri teaching various classes at the YMCA. She is a strength trainer, aerobics instructor, and indoor cycling instructor, and has completed two Ironman Triathlons.

Amanda Darnall

Amanda Darnall, RDH earned her AS in dental hygiene from Valencia Community College and is the newest hygienist to join our dental team. She was born and raised in Orlando and continues to appreciate the benefits of living in this community.

Amanda’s hobbies include spending time with her family and enjoying time at the beach. She has an adorable cocker spaniel named Winston that is definitely a major part of her family.

 

Kelly Tran   

Kelly Tran, RDH earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UCF and then went on to graduate from Valencia College’s Dental Hygiene Program.  She was born and raised in Orlando.  She is the newest "Harden" to the team...her dad is Dr. Dave. 

Kelly is married to a wonderful husband who works in the medical IT field. They enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family.  She looks forward to many great years ahead building relationships with the patients.

                                                                                

Our Receptionists

Trisha Badman

Trisha Badman was born in upstate New York and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She was brought to Orlando by her love of sunshine and the beach. In 1999, she started her career as a dental assistant, as well as a receptionist.

She is also a licensed massage therapist and spends her weekends doing promotions, working out, and enjoying time with her cat, Cuddles. Trisha participates in various animal charities around Orlando.

Cheryl Rainer

Cheryl Rainer is the hygiene and insurance coordinator for Harden Family Dentistry. She started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant, but in the last few years has moved to a front-office position. She is the newest member of our team, but is extremely qualified and experienced at what she does.

Cheryl grew up in Orlando and graduated from Maynard Evans High School. She married her high-school sweetheart and they have been married for more than 30 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Cori and Erin, and a grand-dog, Mila and a grand-cat, Bella. Cheryl also enjoys time at the beach and snow skiing. Still, spending time with her husband and two daughters is what makes her happiest.

Tracy Ponce

Tracy Ponce was born and raised in Orlando. She is the sister of Dr. Dave and Dr. Kelly. Tracy performs many front-office duties as a receptionist as well as behind the scenes to help the daily operations of our dental practice run more smoothly.

She is married and living in the south side of Orlando. In her free time, Tracy enjoys traveling and hiking with her husband. She is very active in her church and loves spending time with her family.

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