Vianca Glen, Office Manager
Vianca was born in Queens, New York. When she was young, her mom decided that she hated those cold New York winters and moved to Florida where it is forever summer. Growing up, her mother was in the dental field. She went to a bring your child to work day with her when she was 12 and since then she knew she wanted to do the same. She loved the feeling of being able to help people feel confident in their smile. In college, she was at the top of her class and got her dental assisting degree in 2015 and has been in the field ever since. She pours her heart and soul into everything she does, whether it is throwing office birthday parties or helping patients navigate insurance policies and payment plans. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her beautiful family, shop, and travel. Vianca is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish which is helpful for our wonderful Latin patient base.
Tiffany Velez, Patient Care Coordinator
Hi everyone! My name is Tiffany and I am a Sebastian Florida native! I know, we are very rare to come by! I did my fare share or traveling, however, decided to settle back home close to the family. I am happily married for 6 years and have an adorable, hilarious little toddler. I was brought into the dental family by our hygienist Lauren who is also my best friend since high school. I am a very organized person with too much OCD so being patient care coordinator is the perfect job for me! When I am not working, I love going to the gym then hopping on the boat to enjoy the beautiful sunshine. People say all the time I have such a beautiful smile, and I have our team to thank for that!
Lauren Lynch, Dental Hygienist
Lauren was born in Sebastian Florida into a dental family. Her mother is a dental hygienist and her father a dental lab tech. She also has a brother in dental school.
She loves to be domestic but has that inner wild child that loves to travel. She has been to Times Square to see the ball drop, traveled to the Caribbean Islands, and loves the serenity of the Carolina Mountains. But the beaches of her Florida home always call her back. She also loves spending time with her beautiful son Kroy.
She moved back to Sebastian from South Florida where she attended Broward College and earned her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2015. Prior to that she was a dental assistant and worked for Dr. Brooks who happens to be her Uncle and came back to join the family office where she is currently lead hygienist. Her soft and caring nature attracts even the most timid and anxious patients. She also sees most of the office’s child population in her bright and cheerful beach themed room. She looks forward to maintaining the oral health of all of sebastians citizens.
Yovana Hernandez, Dental Hygienist
Yovana was born in California but moved to Florida when she was four and has lived in Indian River county ever since. She attended Indian River State College where she earned her degree in Dental hygiene in 2016. She is passionate about educating and encouraging patients on their dental health. She loves getting to know her patients and building long term relationships. She is also our bilingual hygienist who speaks Spanish. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling the world, and shopping!
Norma Howerton, Dental Hygienist
Norma was born in Tokyo Japan into an Air Force family where her father worked as a dentist. She was bounced around the world after that living in Madison Wisconsin, Rome NY, Ankara Turkey, Concord Massachusetts, and finally landing in Satellite Beach Florida.
After finishing high school in Satellite Beach, she attended college in Pensacola Florida graduating with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She brings to the practice many years of dental hygiene experience and a positive attitude on life. She truly believes laughter is the best medicine! Norma is married to her husband Ed, a native Floridian, and they have two children, Lauren who is also a Dental Hygienist working at Sebastian Dental Spa and Scott who is currently studying at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry.
Norma likes to spend her time with family especially since the new addition of a grandson! She also enjoys sitting on the beach, going out on a boat, or swimming in a pool.
Fatima Cockrell, Dental Assistant
Fatima was born in Newport, Bahamas and raised in Merritt island Florida! She graduated high school in 2015 at Merritt Island high school where she participated in many activities, from cheerleading to dancing, you name it she did it! She then went on to graduate with her expanded functions dental assisting license in 2016 from Everest university college and has been in the dental assisting world ever since. She is very outgoing and willing to always help others. She takes pride in being the one that always going that EXTRA mile to make people smile! Fatima has dreams to go back to school to be able to use her people skills and hand skills to become a dentist one day.
Lizett Hernandez, Dental Assistant
Lizett was born in Blythe, California and grew up in Indian River county where she graduated from Sebastian River High School. She then attended Indian River state collage where she received her A.S degree in dental assisting. She’d never thought she’d be in the dental field until her sister became a hygienist who also happens to work here. She enjoys going to the beach, watching the sunset and spending time with family and friends. Lizett is passionate about building trusting relationships with her patients, and providing a positive dental experience.
Edward Howerton, Lab Technician
Ed is a native Floridian. He was born and raised in Vero Beach. He is married to Norma, a dental hygienist here at Sebastian Dental Spa, and has two children, Lauren and Scott. Ed loves everything Florida has to offer. In his spare time he goes fishing and boating. His lifelong dream was to go to the Hawaiian Islands in pursuit of the infamous 1000 pound Marlin. He and his dad embarked on the trip only to find that the experience itself was truly the dream.
His love for dentistry came after marrying into a dental family where the only dinner conversations were about teeth. He was given the rare opportunity to be trained by Dr. Brooks and joined the practice to work in the dental lab. He loves working for Sebastian Dental Spa and hopes to help patients with their partial and denture needs. Along with these skills he also makes CAD/CAM ceramic crowns, orthodontic appliances, night guards, and bleaching trays. The in-office lab allows for the best lab to patient experience there can be!