Meet The Team
Dr. Stevy Raju
Dr. Stevy Raju received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He went on to the University of Florida where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree – GO GATORS! He not only excelled in a rigorous dental school curriculum, but added to his education with elective courses in implant, pediatric, and hospital dentistry. His passion for dentistry and caring for others assures his patients and their families receive the care and beautiful smiles they deserve. Dr. Stevy is proud to be back in the Lakeland area practicing his profession and taking care of his neighbors.
In his free time, you will find Dr. Stevy at home with his beautiful wife, Dayana, and their adventurous two-year-old son, Izaiah. He enjoys traveling, photography, and taking Izaiah to Chuck E. Cheese!
Dr. Mopelola Adewunmi
Dr. Mopelola “Lola” Adewunmi graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2003. Before this, she obtained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from OAU College of Dentistry. After her general practice residency at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Adewunmi moved to England and pursued a Primary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland which she received in 1997.
Dr Adewunmi worked in private practice before joining the Florida Department of Health in 2007 as Dental Director starting the first dental clinic in one of Florida’s counties. She then moved with her family to Central Florida and continued to work with the Department of Health as Senior Dentist and Clinical Supervisor serving the community for several years. She completed an Executive Masters in Public Health from University of South Florida in 2009. Dr. Adewunmi has a passion for her profession and especially loves working with children. She has organized and participated in several dental outreaches and screenings for children over the years.
Dr. Adewunmi is married with three children, two boys and a girl. She coaches her church’s middle school Bible quiz team and she enjoys swimming, cooking, and interior decorating. She also loves travelling with her family, meeting people, and learning new cultures.
Dr. Zunith Martinez
Dr. Zunith Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba. She comes from a family of doctors and she developed a passion to help others from a very young age. Dr. Martinez’s mother is a pediatrician and her father is an internal medicine specialist. She initiated her studies in dentistry in Cuba where she distinctively graduated in 2000 from University of Havana Dental School. She then moved to the United States.
She decided to go back to school to validate her dental degree in the United States and received her doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2015. Dr. Martinez enjoys all branches of dentistry. However, her real passion is working with children. She attends several continuing education courses during the year focusing primarily on dentistry for children.
Dr. Martinez loves to spend her free time with her husband and her two-year-old daughter. She also enjoys traveling and going to the beach.
Denise Brown has been the office manager here since January 2018. In addition to managing our Lakeland location, she is also the regional manager overseeing Yasrebi Smiles Pediatric Dentistry which is also located in Lakeland, the Edgewood Drive Sedation Center, and the Children & Teen Dental – Winter Haven office. Prior to coming onboard with Children & Teen Dental Group, she was an administrator in the medical field.
Denise has a granddaughter who is almost two years old and is the most beautiful child ever born! When she is not working at one of the four offices, Denise loves spending time with her, and also enjoys traveling, golf, watching the Detroit Lions play, and hanging out with her family.