MEET OUR TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM

DR. GEORGE G. COLLINS III D.M.D.

George G. Collins III, D.M.D., known as Geoff to his friends and patients, is a native of Vero Beach. His undergraduate education was completed at Vanderbilt University in 1991. Dental school followed at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville. Dr. Collins has been practicing general dentistry in Vero Beach since 1995.

He resides in Vero Beach with his wife and 3 sons and enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.

Dr. Collins is a member of:

  •  American Dental Association
  •  Florida Dental Association
  •  Atlantic Coast Dental Association
  •  Past President of the Treasure Coast Dental Society
  •  Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  •  Academy of General Dentistry

Florida Dental Association Involvement

  • FL House of Delegates Meeting – January 2020 Tampa, FL
    -Voting membership of the FDA that guides the association in rule making and future
    goals
  • Dr. Collins will be attending the next FL House of Delegates Meeting in June
    Continuing Education – February 21 st -23 rd – St. Petersburg, Tradewinds Resort
    “Occlusion and Parafunctional Control” – attended course presented by Drs. Barry Glassman and Jim Boyd on TMJ & Bruxism, which is learning how to deal with clenching and grinding.

H. TARA • DENTAL HYGIENIST

As a Florida native, Tara was raised in Vero Beach. She has been practicing dental hygiene since 2000 and has been with Dr. Collins’ office since 2009. Tara graduated from Indian River State College in 2000 with a Certificate of Dental Hygiene and a certificate of Dental Assisting. Since 2017 she has sat on The State of Florida Dental Hygiene Board. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, being outdoors, boating, the gym and just enjoying time with her family, friends and her two Chinese Shar-peis and a parrot she’s had since she was a child.

DEIDRA • DENTAL HYGIENIST

Deidra was born and raised in east Tennessee.  Later she moved to Miami to attend high school and then attended Miami Dade College where she attained her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2000. She has had a passion for the dental field since she was a child.  Through positive experiences and influences from her own childhood dentist and dental hygienist she gained an interest in helping others better their overall health through dental hygiene. After college she married her high school sweetheart and enjoys spending time with him and their two children. When not at work, she enjoys boating, doing yoga and playing with their many pets.

MEGHAN • DENTAL HYGIENIST

Meghan began her dental career as a dental assistant in 2004. Intrigued by the role of the dental hygienist, she decided to further her education by becoming a dental hygienist. She attended the dental hygiene program at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida. Meghan lives in Indialantic, FL, and enjoys traveling with her husband and their one-year-old daughter.

DULCE • DENTAL ASSISTANT

Dulce was born in Mexico and is bilingual. She became an Expanded Function Dental Assistant in October 2015. Dulce loves to help people feel great about their smiles. Away from the office, Dulce enjoys traveling, crafting, fishing, and spending time with her husband and 3 beautiful children.

BILLIE • DENTAL ASSISTANT

Billie was born and raised on the Treasure Coast of Florida.  She became an office-trained dental assistant in 2006, and earned an AAS in Dental Assisting Technologies and Management with DANB Certification in 2009 from Indian River State College.  She spent her first 10 years specializing in pediatric and orthodontic dental assisting, with a focus on patients with special needs.  Billie joined Dr. Collins’ team in the Fall of 2019, and has been a fantastic addition.  Billie spends her free time with her loving husband, two handsome sons, and two beautiful daughters. 

SARAH McBRIDE• DENTAL ASSISTANT

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Sarah moved to the sunshine state in 2014 where she worked as a preschool teacher. Her love for children as well as teaching others guided her into the world of Pediatric Dentistry. Sarah graduated from The Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches in 2018 with her Expanded Functions Dental Certificate and worked as a Pediatric Dental Assistant in Vero Beach for the last 6 years. Expanding her skills in the field of dentistry, Sarah joined Dr. Collins practice as a front desk receptionist in March of 2024. 

Outside of her professional life Sarah is an animal lover at heart and a proud Cat Mom of 2 black cats named Cocoa Bean and Leila who are the lights of her life. She also enjoys creative outlets such as painting, crocheting, and making jewelry as well as spending time with her family.

NINA TORRES• DENTAL ASSISTANT

Nina embarked on her professional journey after attending Indian River State College, where she honed her skills in Phlebotomy and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certifications. Her fascination with numbers blossomed during a health management class, leading her into the realm of billing, where she thrives. Beyond her career, Nina finds joy in culinary adventures, exploring new destinations, and harbors a soft spot for cows, appreciating their gentle demeanor and pastoral charm.

BENNETT • DENTAL ASSISTANT

Bennett was born in Vero Beach, Florida and is an aspiring dentist attending the University of Florida. He is a junior majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Business Administration. Bennett has worked with his father three years during the summer and is attaining his Dental Assisting Certification. When he is not learning clinical procedures from Geoff, Bennett can be found fishing, exploring, and enjoying the Indian River Lagoon on his boat. He loves spending time with his two brothers appreciating the outdoors!

DR. GEORGE G. COLLINS III D.M.D.

George G. Collins III, D.M.D., known as Geoff to his friends and patients, is a native of Vero Beach. His undergraduate education was completed at Vanderbilt University in 1991. Dental school followed at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville. Dr. Collins has been practicing general dentistry in Vero Beach since 1995.

He resides in Vero Beach with his wife and 3 sons and enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.

Dr. Collins is a member of:

  •  American Dental Association
  •  Florida Dental Association
  •  Atlantic Coast Dental Association
  •  Past President of the Treasure Coast Dental Society
  •  Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  •  Academy of General Dentistry

Florida Dental Association Involvement

  • FL House of Delegates Meeting – January 2020 Tampa, FL
    -Voting membership of the FDA that guides the association in rule making and future
    goals
  • Dr. Collins will be attending the next FL House of Delegates Meeting in June
    Continuing Education – February 21 st -23 rd – St. Petersburg, Tradewinds Resort
    “Occlusion and Parafunctional Control” – attended course presented by Drs. Barry Glassman and Jim Boyd on TMJ & Bruxism, which is learning how to deal with clenching and grinding.

H. TARA • DENTAL HYGIENIST

As a Florida native, Tara was raised in Vero Beach. She has been practicing dental hygiene since 2000 and has been with Dr. Collins’ office since 2009. Tara graduated from Indian River State College in 2000 with a Certificate of Dental Hygiene and a certificate of Dental Assisting. Since 2017 she has sat on The State of Florida Dental Hygiene Board. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, being outdoors, boating, the gym and just enjoying time with her family, friends and her two Chinese Shar-peis and a parrot she’s had since she was a child.

DEIDRA • DENTAL HYGIENIST

Deidra was born and raised in east Tennessee.  Later she moved to Miami to attend high school and then attended Miami Dade College where she attained her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2000. She has had a passion for the dental field since she was a child.  Through positive experiences and influences from her own childhood dentist and dental hygienist she gained an interest in helping others better their overall health through dental hygiene. After college she married her high school sweetheart and enjoys spending time with him and their two children. When not at work, she enjoys boating, doing yoga and playing with their many pets.

MEGHAN • DENTAL HYGIENIST

Meghan began her dental career as a dental assistant in 2004. Intrigued by the role of the dental hygienist she decided to further her education by becoming a dental hygienist. She attended the dental hygiene program at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida. Meghan lives in Indialantic, FL, and enjoys traveling with her husband and their one-year-old daughter.

DULCE • DENTAL ASSISTANT

Dulce was born in Mexico and is bilingual. She became an Expanded Function Dental Assistant in October 2015. Dulce loves to help people feel great about their smiles. Away from the office, Dulce enjoys traveling, crafting, fishing, and spending time with her husband and 3 beautiful children.

BILLIE • DENTAL ASSISTANT

Billie was born and raised on the Treasure Coast of Florida.  She became an office trained dental assistant in 2006, and earned an AAS in Dental Assisting Technologies and Management with DANB Certification in 2009 from Indian River State College.  She spent her first 10 years specializing in pediatric and orthodontic dental assisting, with a focus on patients with special needs.  Billie joined Dr. Collins’ team in the Fall of 2019, and has been a fantastic addition.  Billie spends her free time with her loving husband, two handsome sons and two beautiful daughters. 

BENNETT • DENTAL ASSISTANT

Bennett was born in Vero Beach, Florida and is an aspiring dentist attending the University of Florida. He is a junior majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Business Administration. Bennett has worked with his father three years during the summer and is attaining his Dental Assisting Certification. When he is not learning clinical procedures from Geoff, Bennett can be found fishing, exploring, and enjoying the Indian River Lagoon on his boat. He loves spending time with his two brothers appreciating the outdoors!