Meet the Team



Office Manager

Barbara is usually the first person you see when you enter the office. She is a native of Apopka, Florida. She graduated from Apopka Memorial High School where she was a cheerleader and the school mascot "Dewey Darter." She received her degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. She worked in the telecommunications industry for 20 years. Barbara has worked with Dr. Summerlin since 2002. Her favorite thing about her job is having the opportunity to make lasting friendships with so many people. You may not know that Barbara's mother was the second dental hygienist in Orlando, Florida. Barbara enjoys spending time with her family, in her butterfly garden, and bird watching.



Dental Assistant

Tara is a certified dental assistant with expanded functions. She is a native Floridian and a graduate of Bishop Moore High School. Tara graduated from Orlando Vocational School in the dental assisting program in 1985. She has worked with Dr. Summerlin since 1987. Her favorite thing about her work is helping people and assisting Dr. Summerlin in transforming patients' smiles. Tara has been married to her husband, Michael, since 1986 and has two sons, Tucker and Garrett, and two dogs. She enjoys jazzercise, biking, and spending time with her family and friends.



Dental Hygienist

Winnie, our registered dental hygienist, is a native Floridian who was raised in Apopka. She graduated from Apopka High School in 1977 and continued her education at Valencia Community College where she received an Associate of Arts degree. Winnie also graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1981. Her first employment as a dental hygienist was with Dr. Summerlin, working with him from 1981 to 1988. Winnie returned to Dr. Summerlin's office in 2002. She has been married since 1982 and has two grown daughters. Some of her favorite pastimes are reading, enjoying time with family, and traveling throughout the southeast.