Front Desk

Margie is a native Floridian who is married with three children. She has been a most devoted employee of Dr. Forrest since 1990. She enjoys camping, boating and swimming with her family. 

Irene was born in Brooklyn, New York, and is married with six grandchildren. She graduated from Julliard with a Master's Degree in Music Education, and was a professional singer for 10 years in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Florida. She entered the field of dentistry in 1990, and has worked as an Office Manager for over 15 years.

Her hobbies include music, and cooking.


Tara is native Floridian and a proud graduate of Miami-Dade College, where she received her 'Associates in Science' degree in Dental Hygiene. Tara's philosophy is to provide comprehensive dental hygiene to patients with the highest degree of clinical excellence, care and comfort. Tara's hobbies are shopping, traveling and interior decorating. She also loves to take continuing education classes in subjects related to her profession to be able to provide updated information to both her patients and peers.

Ximena (pronounced: He-Mena) was born in Lima, Peru but moved to the United States at a very young age. She resides in the Fort Lauderdale area where she has lived her whole life. Ximena has been working in the dental field for more than five years, and says that she couldn't have picked a better career. When not at work, her hobbies include water sports and traveling.

Chairside Assistants

Our Head Dental Assistant Ilisa was born and raised in Atlanta. She moved to Florida so that her husband could practice law. Ilisa's hobbies include scuba diving and running on the beach with her dog. She is a great asset to our dental team.

Janine is a native Floridian with three children. She has worked in the area of periodontal and oral surgery for 20 years as a surgical dental assistant. She enjoys educating patients and sharing her experience and knowledge of dentistry.
Janine loves spending time with her family and friends, and volunteers throughout the community helping women and children at the 'Susan B. Anthony Center'. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, and exercising.


Aiza was born in Colombia, South America. In the early 80's she moved to England to study English. Then in 1987 Aiza moved to the US, and had lived in New York, Connecticut, Maine, and now in South Florida. Aiza's passion is boating. Until 2012 she traveled along the east coast and the Caribbean in her boat. At the start of each day, Aiza enjoys walking four miles along the Fort Lauderdale River. She loves traveling, shopping, jazz music, and family gatherings.

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