Meet our Doctor and Team:
Dr. David Tarnowski, DMD
A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. David Tarnowski, has completed several continuing education courses including implant placement, veneers, Invisalign, laser tissue management, same day crowns, and anxiolysis. Dr. Tarnowski uses the latest materials, equipment and techniques in order to reduce patient anxiety, produce quality restorations, and shorten appointment times.
To produce the best individually tailored dental treatment, Dr. Tarnowski believes communication, education and understanding between the doctor and patient is essential. In a place where many people fear, Dr. Tarnowski and his team constantly strive to create a warm and friendly environment.
Dr. Tarnowski has dedicated his professional career to providing honest, high quality and straight forward dentistry. He and his wife have lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1998 and enjoy the company of great friends and the many activities Florida has to offer.
Erika Lopez, BA
Erika grew up in the Southside of Chicago. She earned her B.A. from Northern Illinois University. She also has an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant degree and worked as an assistant for 5 years with an overall of 10 years of dental experience. She is dedicated to educating our patients learn about oral health and whether with insurance or without she will work hard to help patient’s achieve their dental goals and needs. She is married with three daughters. Fun Fact: She is a HUGE Tampa Bay Rays fan.
Binh Nguyen, RDH
Born in Vietnam, and fluent in English and Vietnamese, Binh graduated from St Petersburg College with his Dental Hygiene A.S Degree. Binh is notoriously known for his soft touch yet extremely thorough dental teeth cleanings. He enjoys fishing and kayaking with his wife. Fun Fact: Binh has his own garden.
Beonka graduated from UMA where she earned her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant degree. She has been assisting for over 5 years and loves everything about dentistry. Her free time is spent with her beloved 3 year old daughter and family. Fun Fact: Beonka plays pool and enjoys poetry.
Chris was born in Sacramento, California and moved to Florida as a child locally attending Pinellas County schools. He graduated from Osceola High School and proudly served in the US Navy from 2003 to 2010. He then decided to attend Dental Assisting School in 2012. He loves every minute of his career. Chris also loves water and enjoys Florida’s beaches. Fun Fact: At 6’6 Chris naturally plays basketball.
Sandy is a native, born and raised in Florida. She is married with 2 beautiful daughters. Sandy has mastered the craft of customer service having over 24 years of experience. She became a Sandbay team member in June of 2020 and has enjoyed learning about our patients. Patient’s love Sandy’s warm welcome and she truly looks forward to meeting new patients daily. Sandy is also fluent in Vietnamese. Fun Fact: She can sing her heart out.
Tia is new to Florida and our newest team member. She drove herself from Virginia and feels that moving to Florida has been one of her best decisions. She is a proud mom of three boys and they have been loving the beaches and scenery. Tia is very grateful for her new role at Sandbay Dental. Fun Fact: She loves to travel.