Sarah Day, DDS
Dr. Sarah Day graduated in 1999 from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois. She started with Sweetwater Dental a few years later in 2002 and has owned the practice since 2004. Her artistic and creative abilities, combined with a love of technology in dentistry, has allowed her practice to thrive. Her top priority is to create an atmosphere where patients are confident that they are receiving a high level of care, and that they feel comfortable in the environment at Sweetwater Dental Wellness. Creating beautiful and confident smiles with cosmetic dentistry is her favorite part of being a dentist. She has been consistently nominated by her peers in the 'Top Dentist' Orlando Magazine edition, and will be featured in the 'Hall of Fame' for Orlando professionals by the magazine this summer.
Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Dr. Day has a deep love for the outdoors and physical fitness. She enjoys mountain biking, trail running, road cycling, and triathlon. She has finished dozens of Ironman triathlon events, and is even world ranked in her age category. This has lead to opportunities to compete in events internationally, and she is also qualified to compete in the World Championship Ironman in Kona, Hawaii this October.
CELICA MERCADOFINANCIAL COORDINATOR
Celica has worked in the dental field for over 10+ years; and has worked with Dr. Day for the last 8 years as her financial coordinator. Her favorite part about working here is getting to know the patients and their amazing families! She’s married with one child in his senior year at Lyman High – Go Greyhounds!
EMILIA BUTLERDENTAL HYGIENIST
Emilia (known to her family, friends, coworkers, and patients as Lia) was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. She and her husband, who is a native to Orlando, have 4 children and 2 Labrador retrievers. Lia graduated from Valencia College as a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist and has been working at Sweetwater Dental since 2019. Her heart is in her work and her patients are so thankful for her dedication. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, as well as being active with a music ministry group at her church.
JULISSA THOMPSONDENTAL HYGIENIST
Julissa was first a dental assistant for 6 years and has been a dental hygiene clinician for the last 16 years. She enjoys teaching her patients about preventive oral care using simple teaching methodologies. In addition to her clinical work, Julissa enjoys reading, healthy eating, exercising and traveling with her husband.
MARIA MITROGOGOSDENTAL HYGIENIST
Maria is our newest team member. She was born in Orlando and raised in Volos, Greece. She’s a graduate of Valencia College’s Dental Hygiene program. Maria feels gratitude in connecting with our patients while educating and helping them overcome any dental fears. She’s married and has a one-year-old daughter; in her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with family.