About Your Dentist
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." – Mother Teresa
"To treat all patients with the care and quality they deserve. To do our best to work as a team and provide a comforting dental environment free of fear and anxiety. To continue to learn and expand my dental knowledge in order to improve my skills and help me provide the highest standard of care utilizing the most up-to-date dental treatments, technology, and techniques available."
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine – Cleveland, OHDoctorate of Dental Medicine (2012)
Cleveland State University – Cleveland, OHBachelor of Science in Chemistry (2008)
Dr. Ilia is an Invisalign Certified Provider. She is committed to continuing education in order to remain current with the most innovative state-of-the-art technology, procedures, and materials in dentistry.
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Ilia and her husband recently welcomed a baby girl, Ivana Faith Ilia, on April 5, 2018. Dr. Ilia loves all of the exciting challenges and rewards of being a mom. When she isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Ilia enjoys photography and completing large scale jigsaw puzzles.
"Let your smile change the world. Don't let the world change your smile."
"To provide the world-class quality, comfortable, and reliable dental care that our patients deserve. I want to provide an enjoyable experience that transforms the way patients have traditionally thought about a visit to the dentist. I am dedicated to treating each patient with the same empathy and compassion I would give to a member of my own family. Our entire team is united in our commitment to continuing education so we can deliver individualized, patient-centered dental care that meets all of your needs and exceeds your expectations.”
General Practice Residency
NYC Health + Hospitals Queens Hospital Center – Queens, NY
Doctorate of Dental Medicine
LECOM – Bradenton, FL
Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Biomedical Sciences
LECOM – Erie, PA
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences
University of South Florida – Tampa, FL
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Reid is a fourth-generation native of Tampa, Florida and a third-generation general dentist. This background helped him find his calling in dentistry and served as a foundation for his commitment to serving his community’s oral health care needs. Having grown up on the Tampa Bay, he was always on the water and in the sun. Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is always a good way to spend the day! On land, he enjoys golfing, racquetball, and cooking. Dr. Reid has a passion for food and this was one of the primary reasons for relocating to New York City for his residency. When he’s not at the office, Dr. Reid enjoys spending quality time with his wife and family.
"Smile, it lets your teeth breathe.”
“To provide comprehensive dental care in a relaxed and comfortable environment. I aim to build lasting connections with each of my patients while helping them achieve and maintain good oral health. I take pride in my work and strive to provide quality, esthetic, and long-lasting dental treatment. Our wonderful team will do everything we can to ensure you have a positive experience every time you walk through our doors.”
Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Florida College of Dentistry- Gainesville, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology
Florida State University- Tallahassee, Florida
Dr. Merritt is an Invisalign® certified provider.
Dr. Merritt is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Northwest District Dental Association, the EscaRose Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Merritt was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, where he grew up playing basketball and baseball. He attended Florida State University for undergrad, where he met his wife, Laura, during their freshman year. The couple then spent four years in Gainesville while Dr. Merritt attended dental school at University of Florida.
The Merritt’s were married in May of 2020 and have been living in Pensacola ever since. In their free time, Dr. Merritt and his wife enjoy spending time with friends and family. Dr. Merritt also enjoys fishing, hiking, and almost anything sports related. He is an avid FSU fan, and you can often find him glued to the TV during football season.