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

The Team

Meet our St. Petersburg Dental Team

Mila Tuchakova, Office Manager

Born in Moldova, Mila and her family moved to the United States in 2002. Mila has lived in California and Georgia and now enjoys being in beautiful Florida, living on Treasure Island, within walking distance from the beach. She enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends, and last but not least: sweets! After working in a customer experience oriented environment for over 5 years, Mila went to school in St. Petersburg and loves being in the dental field. As a Dental Assistant she is passionate about presenting treatment information and providing outstanding patient care.


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.


Shannon O’Connor, Dental Hygienist

Shannon is a graduate of dental hygiene school in Buffalo, NY, since 2010. After working in Buffalo for several years, Shannon moved to beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida. As a hygienist, Shannon is passionate about helping people achieve and maintain a healthy smile. She enjoys going to the beach, camping, and exploring the great outdoors with her family.


Victoria Marcu, Business Assistant

Originally from Moldova, Victoria has been a resident of sunny Florida since 2016. She is a graduate of Ion Creangă State University in Moldova. As our business assistant, Victoria is the smiley face who first greets our patients and answers any questions or concerns. In her leisure time she enjoys traveling, paddle boarding, and tennis.


Zhenya Beloshapkina, Dental Hygienist

From Barnaul, a city in Siberia, Zhenya is now enjoying warm Florida. Nevertheless, she still enjoys winter sports, one of her favorites being skiing. Zhenya loves traveling, dancing and has many other hobbies. When she has free time, she spends it with her husband and adorable daughter. She has been in the dental field for 20 years, serving as a hygienist since 2006. With all her experience and knowledge, her main priority is making her patients happy and doing everything she can to benefit their oral health.


Chelsea Austin, Dental Assistant

Born in Georgia, but raised in Ocala, Florida, Chelsea is a nature lover at heart. She enjoys being outdoors, visiting Florida parks and reading. One of her passions is animals, so volunteering along with her family, they run an animal rescue in Dade City. She is inspired to create a positive impact in our community, and she does the same in our office. As a dental assistant, Chelsea is here to care for our patients and assist Dr. Gutu in creating a memorable experience and lasting smile for all.

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