(727) 954-4431  |  5500 1st Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710

The Team

Meet our St. Petersburg Dental Team


April is Dr. Gutu's business & dental assistant, as the first member of the St. Pete Modern Dentistry team, she wears many hats in the office. April has been in dentistry for around 11 years. She originally started in orthodontics then found her way to general dentistry. April is originally from Georgia, she and her family relocated to the beautiful sunshine state of Florida about a year ago. She has a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. Her favorite hobbies are exploring, traveling, and photographing all the beauty that surrounds and inspires her. April is looking forward to meeting you and making your experience at St. Pete Modern Dentistry warm, inviting and positive. She hopes to inspire you and build a lasting friendship with each patient. One of her favorite quotes is: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

  • First member of St. Pete Modern Dentistry
  • 11 Years in Dentistry
  • Business & Dental Assistant

Maria Hough, Dental Hygienist

Originally from Russia, Maria came to the United States and graduated from St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has worked in dentistry since 2001. As a hygienist, Maria prides herself on great patient relationships and the resulting smiles she is able to produce on a daily basis. Maria enjoys kayaking, yoga, and running.

Natalia Moukhov, Dental Assistant

A native of Russia, Natalia moved to the United States with her husband and twin daughters in 1998. She has worked in the dental field in St Petersburg, Florida since 2000. As a dental assistant, she loves making a positive difference in our patients' lives. Her goal is to assist the doctor in creating beautiful and healthy smiles in a comfortable and trustworthy setting. Natalia fills her time away from the office with family and friends. She enjoys the beautiful Sunshine State through biking, crafting, photography, kayaking and spending time at the beach.

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