“Warm.” “Welcoming.” “Caring.” That’s how our patients describe the staff at DuPont & Wilkerson Dentistry and we couldn’t be prouder! With us for over many years, they add to the familiar surroundings and contribute to making DuPont & Wilkerson Dentistry one of the top dental practices in the area.
We recognize that often, visiting a dentist is not on your top 10 list, so we make it a point to make you as comfortable and pain-free as possible during each visit. This includes assisting you with insurance paperwork and financing, too!
All of us welcome you to DuPont & Wilkerson!
– Clinical Assistant
My name is Cassie and I have spent most of my life in central Florida. After spending 10 years in the cosmetology field, I became a stay at home, homeschooling mom and began my dental career earlier this year. I enjoy providing our patients with compassion and care and am honored to work for Dr. DuPont alongside so many quality dental professionals. My 8 year old son Cale is the light of my life. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with him and our friends and going to the beach. I look forward to continuing to grow in this profession at this wonderful practice.
– Lab Tech
Lora has been in dentistry for over 20 years,
“ I enjoy helping patients envision their new smiles. I feel blessed to be able to work with such great mentors that are masters of the art and science industry.”
“ I have a daughter Alexis who is the love of my life and any time I have I enjoy spending it with her. I love the outdoors and the Florida climate so most of my days off you will find me doing something outside to enjoy the beautiful water and sun. I enjoy volunteering my time and dental skills to those in need.”
B.S. (D.M.D. Cuba)
– Clinical Assitant
My name is Aramelys Canales, and I was born and raised in Cuba. I graduated from the Superior Institute of Science and Medicine in Camaguey, Cuba in 1991 with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree. I practiced dentistry in Cuba for three years before coming to the United States in 1995. I began working with Dr. Wilkerson in 1998, and I love helping our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. I also enjoy working alongside of Dr. Wilkerson in doing complex cases and seeing the wonderful results! I married my husband, Victor Menendez in 1987, and we have one daughter, Laura. I enjoy visiting our family in Cuba, going to the beach, and doing anything that is related to children. I look forward to working with each of you!
– Clinical Assistant
My name is Kelly and I have been in the dental field since 1997. From the beginning I knew it was meant for me being able to give the level of compassion and quality care is so rewarding. Knowing that you have changed someone’s dental experience for the positive is really moving.”
“I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Fl and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, I enjoy our beaches and our downtown area . I stay active doing kickboxing, cycling, and competing in 5K runs. I am very passionate about supporting rescue pets. I currently have 5 dogs and 5 cats. They keep me very busy, but they are my fur kids.”
– Clinical Assistant
My name is Christine and I have been in the dental field for over 8 years. I have been a clinical assistant for 7 years. I knew the minute I started in this profession that I had found my calling. It’s is an amazing feeling when you can make someone’s dental visit a good experience.”
“I have a 15 year old son named Vinny who is the love of my life along with my 7 year old Goldendoodle Parker. In my spare time I enjoy crafting, running, and spending time with my family as much as possible. I was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, FL and could not imagine living elsewhere. I feel truly blessed to work for such an amazing practice.”
– Treatment Coordinator
My name is Kelly McMannis, and I have worked for Drs. DuPont and Wilkerson since 1999. I was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, but my family moved to St. Petersburg in 1984. I love to travel and have enjoyed going on various cruises and visiting places throughout the United States. I also enjoy all types of crafts and puzzles. My pets are my children! My newest (and most recent challenge) is my little boy, Louie, a miniature dachshund. I have lots of pictures of my pets, so do not hesitate to ask me to show them to you! The best parts of my job are the people I meet and the staff I work with !
Julie Manthei, R.D.H.
My name is Julie Manthei. I was born in Alaska and grew up in Florida. My dental hygiene career began in 1981 upon graduating from St. Petersburg Junior College. I have worked with Dr. DuPont and Dr. Wilkerson for 30 of my 32 years as a hygienist. Along with helping patients to achieve a healthy mouth, I love the relationship aspect of my career. My first mission’s trip was to Romania with Dr. Wilkerson and Serving HIM Ministries, providing dental care to those in need. It was a life changing experience! I am married to George, my wonderful husband of 32 years. We are blessed to have twin 20 year old daughters, Carly and Taylor. I also have two rescue English bulldogs. I enjoy spending time together with my family and friends. I love the outdoors, the Bucs, and the Rays, camping in the mountains, NASCAR racing, Hockey, and my new hobby of dirt bike and ATV riding!
A.S., E.D.A., C.D.T.
– Clinical Assitant
My name is Jennifer Jones, and I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. I graduated from Jacksonville Community College in 1996 with an AA degree in General Health and Sciences. My current plan is to complete my Bachelor’s degree at USF. I have been in the field of dentistry since 1991 when I began working as a Dental Assistant. While in Jacksonville, I taught Dental Assisting at Advanced Career Training for six years. I moved to St. Petersburg in 2009 and began working with Dr. DuPont in 2010. I love working with our patients and seeing the transformation of their smiles. I have a 2 year old dog, Poochy, who is the joy of my heart! I also love working with stained glass and being involved with my church where I do community outreach in helping to feed and care for the homeless. I am excited about working with and helping each of you!
– Administrative Team
Hi, my name is Pat Wilkerson. I am a native Floridian, born and raised in Panama City, Florida. I am a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Education, and a master’s degree in English and History. I have been married to Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson since 1980 and we have three children: Todd, Whitney and Ryan.
I work part-time at the dental practice and I absolutely love interacting with and helping our patients! I also teach our city/county-wide Bible Study Fellowship International, Women’s class which has been a great honor and joy.
Our family enjoys travel, water sports and outdoor activities. We have also had the opportunity to serve on Dental Mission trips to Africa, Romania and Nicaragua. I love being a wife and mom, and I count it a privilege to work with our staff and get to know each of our patients! I can’t wait to meet you!
– Administrative Team/Office Manager
I was born in St. Petersburg and raised in New Port Richey, Florida. I graduated from the University of Florida Physical Therapy program in 1975 and worked as a physical therapist for 35 years in St. Petersburg.
Glenn and I were married in 1975 and have been blessed with a wonderful family of four daughters, two sons-in-law and seven amazing grandchildren.
Upon retiring from Physical Therapy, I began working at the dental office in 2010 and have really loved being a part of the dental “family” as well as learning the new skills necessary to become the bookkeeper and office manager. I also work at the front desk on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and love getting the chance to meet so many of our great patients.
Glenn and I are very active in our church – St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. I enjoy reading, traveling, being outdoors and anything involving my grandchildren.
My name is Tiffany Schuyler, and I am a born and raised St. Pete girl. I enjoy spending time with my beloved family and friends, boating, reading, and all forms of entertainment. I married the love of my life in 2008, after four years of dating. My greatest joy in life is being a mom! In June of 2015, we welcomed Parker James in to our lives and our hearts. A true miracle and our greatest blessing, he filled a very large hole in our lives and made us a complete family! He is my dream come true, and I fall more in love with him every day! Deciding I wanted to be a dental hygienist at the age of 13, I have always had a love for dentistry and a compassion for helping individuals in any way I can. I joined the DuPont & Wilkerson family in 2010, and it has become home for me. I love the personal and professional relationships my career allows me to build with my patients, and I take great care in helping them achieve optimal oral health!