Dr. Birchfield’s Staff

Dentistry is our profession, but people are our focus

Dr. John Birchfield

Endodontic Specialist

Dr. John Birchfield graduated from the Medical College of Virginia and went on to complete his specialty training in Endodontics at New York University. He then joined this practice with Dr. Richard L. Peck, who he had years of pleasure working with. He has provided exceptional service from this location for over thirty years.

He is rated one of the top dentists in the Tampa Bay area by Tampa Bay Magazine.

Laura Galarza

Insurance Coordinator

Laura comes to us from Cleveland Ohio, originally from Bridgeport Connecticut. She has 7 years dental assisting experience. She also has the front office experience necessary to fill the position as our new Insurance Coordinator. We are thankful to have acquired someone with such experience. She is an asset in both the front and back end of our practice. Laura is fluent in both English and Spanish. We welcome her to the Tampa Bay area.

Theresa Gerbase

Office Manager

Theresa has been with this practice for nearly 30 years. She comes to us from Brooklyn, NY. She is our go-to-girl. Theresa is more than happy to to assist our patients in any way she can. She’s easy to talk to and able to assist you with payment alternatives. Root canal treatment is fairly costly and Theresa will do her best to work out payment that is fitting. Root canal treatment is done as an alternative to tooth extraction, and we want to help you save your teeth. If you have questions about your treatment, or any other questions or complaints, Theresa will be more than happy to assist you.

Courtney Deamer

Dental Assistant

Courtney comes to us from Reno, Navada, originally from South Florida.  We’re glad she decided to come back to Florida. She is a welcome part of our team.  Courtney completed her dental certification in Ft. Myers.  Courtney has five years dental assistant experience. She & Dr.Birchfield work together well, creating a positive experience.